Monday, April 30, 2012

with much thanks

Hello lovelies!  as you may have read on an earlier posting I am in NZ (instead of cycling around half of Australia!) with my Dad who has had a heart attack / heart bypass operation .. well here is the last of the thankyou cards that I have made for the wonderful staff at the 2 hospitals he was in ...

I have used the fabulous sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps challenge blog.  I would also like to submit it to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge 'april showers bring may flowers' and Party Time Tuesdays - anything and kraft.
materials - white cardstock, kraft cardstock, AC cranberry cardstock; AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' stamps; Staz On jet black, Versa Colour old rose and magenta inks; Ranger white opal liquid pearls; 3mm white pearls; Colouring pencils.
thanks for looking and enjoy your week.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

with grapeful thanks!

and here is another thankyou card for one of the fabulous hospitals that took care of my father ... I followed the sketch challenge from CAS-ual Fridays and for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge ...

and a close up
I love the simplicity of this sketch and I really enjoyed making it!  I loved creating a title with a 'pun' word!
materials - white cardstock, Core 'dinations tranquil blue cardstock; Paper Smooches 'fruitastic' stamps, MFT alphabet set; Staz On jet black, Versa Color olive ink; Colouring pencils; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking.

berry special thanks

Hello there bloggers ... I have been a bit absent lately ... in fact our original plans of cycling around half of Australia after easter until the end of the year had to be tabled until next year!  Unfortunately my father had a heart attack and was hospitalised for a couple of weeks and then had a heart bypass so I decided to pop over here to NZ to look after him and mum in his recovery ... he is doing well and to look at him you would never guess that he has had heart surgery!
So now I am in the process of doing some thank you cards for the 2 hospitals he was in, the Intensive Care Unit and to a particular senior nurse that took time out to explain to my family the heart bypass process and the rehabilitation involved ... so here is the first ...

I am submitting it for the sketch from Card Patterns #162 (I rotated it on its side), Paper Sundaes 'let's get cute' and the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge which is from the following picture ...

materials - white cardstock, AC cranberry cardstock; Basic Grey 'hello luscious' papers; Paper Smooches 'fruitastic' stamps, MFT alphabet set; Staz On jet black, Versa Color scarlet; Spellbinders standard circles large; 1/8" eyelet; 7mm split ring; Ranger ruby red liquid pearls; Ranger glossy accents; 16mm satin trim
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone out there in blog land.  Today I made a little tag for an easter goodie bag!  I primarily followed the April Spots from this months challenge over at the Stamp Spot - their spots for April are oval, brown and stitching ... now I can't sew so I cheated and did a little 'faux stitching' on my basket handle so I hope that is okay!  I am also entering it for the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesdays - easter and Creative Card Crew - spring.

and here is the tag on the little goodie bag ...
I created a little basket tag and have used the large oval tag from Sizzix oval tag dies and used the medium tag as a template to cut away the inside to create a basket handle.  Then I wove some strips of brown cardstock and attached it to the base and trimmed off the excess to the shape of the tag.  Popped 3 little eggs in the viola!
I loved making this little tag - it is so easy to make.  Now I do have a little TIP for Top Tip Tuesdays challenge blog - to create little eyes use small pearls and mark the pupils with a permanent black marker and seal with a dollop of glossy accents so that the black pupil doesn't rub off as it is handled.
materials - AC chestnut and coffee cardstock, Core 'dinations wheat cardstock; Jillibean apple cheddar papers; Jillibean Soup 'eggcellent' stamps; StazOn timber brown ink; Signo white gel pen; Ranger baby blue liquid pearls; Aleenes shrink plastic; 7mm split ring; green 1/8" eyelet; 10mm light blue gingham; mullberry flowers.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

welcome precious little one

Hello there bloggers.  It has been a little quiet around this blog lately!  But I did manage to create this baby card following the sketch from Mojo Mondays #235.  I am also submitting it for the challenge over at Cupcake Crafts 'in my sewing box' where I have used buttons as the wheels on my pram.  And the challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - anything but a rectangle so I made the card square.  And also Southern Girls 'got something to say' - include a quote.

I love the little pram that I made out of Spellbinders standard circle large and petite scalloped circles large nestabilities dies.

materials used - American Crafts pomegranate cardboard; Basic Grey 'hello luscious' papers; Verve 'to the moon' stamps; StazOn timber brown ink; buttons; 20mm white organza; Ranger buttercup liquid pearls; 7mm split ring; 1/8" yellow eyelet; MFT little open scalloped edge; Sizzix small oval tag; Spellbinders standard circle large nesties and petite scalloped circles large nesties.
Thanks for looking and have a great Easter everyone!