Friday, 25 May 2012

Happy Anniversary

Just wanted to post a picture of the card I made my husband for our 10th Wedding Anniversary which is today!  Can't quite believe that we have been married for that long but it has been a great 10 years :)

The image is from Tiddly inks which you can find here.  I always struggle with anniversary cards but this image really appealed to me.  I have coloured it with promarkers, which I am determined to get the hang of. I recently joined 2 fab groups on Facebook called Digi galore and Promaker Paradise and have been in awe of the fantastic colouring so this is the result of studying the fab 'YouTube' demo's and with some fab advice from the lovely peeps on the above groups.

Hope you like it - I must admit that I was pleased with this one :)

Well I am off to get ready for a nice meal out with the family - thanks for popping by - Vanessa xx

Patriotic papercrafting

Good morning.  Just a quick post from me at the moment as I have people coming today to view the house (keeping fingers crossed that they are interested).

Right on to the DT sample for this weeks Diamond Jubilee theme over at The Glitter Geeks.  My card was inspired by a card made by Marianne Fisher which I spotted on a Facebook page called Promarker Paradise.  This is not a patch on her creation but here was my attempt :D

The image was downloaded free from Saturated Canary and coloured using promarkers.  The flag was downloaded from google images.  I have finished the card off with some Navy grossgrain ribbon, red brads and navy card candy.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by - Vanessa xx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

New houses, wings and dots!!

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of bloggage :(  We are currently in the process of purchasing a new house and I have been finding it all very stressful and have not been able to concentrate on anything other than getting tidy and all the things that need to be organised for the new house, but I am please to tell you that we have now picked a house and now its just all the boring legal stuff to go through and hopefully we will get a date to move in soon :)

Well on to my DT cards this weeks challenge over at the Glitter Geeks is polka dots!  Here is my entry

I am not sure where the image came from as it was included in a pack of goodies that I had bought from someone on facebook.  I lovingly coloured it with promarkers to match the polkadot backing paper which is from Dovecraft.  I was quite pleased with the shading on this image - I think I might just be starting to get a hang of it :).  The buttons came from the Works.

Last weeks theme was teddy bear's picnic and we had a mahoosive number of entries - so thank you to all of you who entered and also big apologies for not commenting on all of the delicious entries.  I hope to do better this week as I should be past some of the stresses of home buying :-/  here was my DT entry:

I have not yet added any sentiments to my cards because I like to leave that until I know who they are going to, so that I can match the sentiment to the recipient.

Thanks for stopping by - hope to be back soon with some more crafty creations for you.

Vanessa xx

OOPS can you tell that my head is elsewhere!!  I have posted about the Teddy Bear's Picnic instead of last weeks Glitter Geeks challenge which was Wings and Things.  I really worry myself sometimes :-/ and its made even worse by the fact that this lovely teddy is featured in the post below!  Someone please hand me the white jacket please! lol

So here I am to try and get it right this time :D.  Here is my DT entry for the wings and things challenge:

As you can see I avoided the fairies and birds option!  This stamps used on this card are from Stampin' Up.  The birthday banner was made using the word art on Microsoft word and just cut out and inked around the edges.  The background to the plane was made by making cloud shaped masks and then I have inked around the clouds with blue ink to make it look like the sky.  Then there is just a bit of matt and layer.

Well I think I am sorted now!  So I can now go and have a strong cuppa and get my head sorted too :D

Hope you have a good day.

Vanessa xx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Well its friday again (yippee).  This weeks challenge over at The Glitter Geeks is all about Teddy Bears.  Here is my DT inspiration

I have had the papers in my stash for ages and I can't remember where they are from :( sorry!  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I have coloured the image using promarkers and have added dimension by decoupaging the balloon and the bear :)

I was hoping to post pictures of two more cards that I made this morning for my mum.  She is going to an 80th Birthday party tomorrow and asked me to make a card.  In true ditsy style, I forgot to take photo's!!  They were the most fantastic cards ever - honest :D

Going to head off now as hubby and I are mulling over some new houses which we are going to view tomorrow.  We have a tape measure at the ready, trying to work out if  our furniture will fit!!  Very stressful, so I might just have to have a wee drink to calm me down!! 

Thanks for popping by - would be great to see your entries over on the Glitter Geeks blog.