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


  1. I like the pretty image you've used on the polka dot card. And, I love the card with the old aeroplane....such a great idea. (may have to pinch it) xx

  2. Gorgeous Vanessa...thanks for joining in the DigiStamp Boutique competition...Sally-Ann :o)