Saturday, 31 March 2012

Busy times!

Wow, what a busy few weeks I have had - had a fundraising event for my children's primary school and have been bust making jewellery for that.  I have also had lots of family birthday's and card order too.  I have been so rushed off my feet that I did not have time to blog, but now its all over I am back.  Here are a few of my makes over the last couple of weeks:

All of the above were made for customer orders.  I love the Monster digi stamps on the top card.  I bought these from the Digi Stamp Boutique and you can buy them here .

The middle and bottom card were made using lots of products from Stampin Up - I must admit that I am a Stampin Up addict.  I love their products and find it very hard to resist them, much to my husband's dismay - he knows when that catalogue comes out or the postie knocks at the door that it's more than likely more SU stashcoming my way :D

I have been busy making my DT entries for the Glitter Geeks too - there have been 3 challanges since I last blogged and here are my entries which hopefully inspired our followes to join in :)

This was for the Mother's Day Challange and the image comes from Jelly Park - I really loved this image and reminded me of dressing up in my mum's clothes when I was younger.  I remember her chasing me down the street as I had on one of her good pairs of high heels :D

This was made for the Disney Challange and also fitted in nicely to a customer order too.  I had a message from the customer saying that it was well received and now has pride of place in a frame.  I was really pleased to hear how much it was liked - its so nice to get feedback on my crafty makes.

And the last one for today

This is for the current Glitter Geeks April Fools Challenge which you can join here . The aim is to make a card which is humerous and fun.  I found it difficult chosing an image for this entry, but then what better than House Mouse.  House Mouse images make me smile every time I see them and there is a mischevious element to them.

Well that's it from me for now - I will be back during the week to tell you all about my trip to Harrogate to the GNPE.  Hope I have not bored you with my ramblings and you have enjoyed looking at my cards.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)  Vx

Friday, 9 March 2012

Spring Time over at the Glitter Geeks

Well its spring time over at the Glitter Geeks Blog as this is the inspiration for this weeks blog challange.  It was so difficult to judge last weeks entries as they were all so fantastic and so many of them too :) its great to see all the different takes on the theme 'Song Titles' and I was truly inspired by the cards that our members entered into the competition :)

This is my DT card for this weeks challange:

I really love these images from Bugaboo Stamps and you can buy them Here   The papers I have used on this card are from DCWV and HOTP.  They have been sitting around in my craft stash for ages and I thought that they fitted so well with the theme of spring for this challenge. 

The layout for this card with inspired by a stetch challange which is taking place over on The Craft Cupboard - if I am every stuck for ideas or Ms Mojo has gone on her holidays I always find that a sketch will give me the kick start I need.

Well I better get back to the crafting.  Between birthday cards for friends and family and commissions I have over 20 cards to make so I better get busy making.

Thanks for popping by :) 

Vanessa x

Friday, 2 March 2012

Glitter Geeks Challenge - Song Titles

Well the day has arrived - today is my first time ever of providing a card as part of a Design Team.  Excited......erm just a LOT :)  This weeks theme is a card which is inspired by a song title.  I had loads of ideas and found it hard to whittle it down to one, but eventually I went for Madness - I like Driving In My Car!  This is what I came up with:

The image is a digi download from Scrapbook sisters and the backing paper I made using images from the highway code.  I coloured the car digi using promarkers.

Why not pop on over to the and see what the other DT members have come up with and then have a go.  It would be great to see your creations.  Now I really must work out how to turn this photo!!  Thanks for popping by x