Sunday, January 13, 2013

Shop 'til you drop ...

Hi there,

Hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend!  I'm back with this sweet Greeting Farm image - taking the opportunity to use my mojo to build up my birthday card supplies!

The image is coloured with copics and I had this fab 'shopping bag' paper in my stash.  I scanned through the challenges and found this sketch challenge over on The Sweet Stop and thought it would work with what I had in mind for my card.  The dotty paper and sentiment are both from SU!  Ribbon is from stash and I used a MS border punch for the scallop edge.

I'm entering this card into a few challenges that I've found:-

Winter Wonderland - Shopping
The Sweet Stop - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Spotty
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping in and saying hi - always lovely to see you here!  Have a great week everyone!

Danielle x

Monday, January 7, 2013

Beep beep!!

Hello again!

I'm back again with another card.  I wish my crafty mojo would stay like this but I guess we should just enjoy it while it lasts!

I'm getting ahead on some upcoming birthdays and this is for my friends' twin boys who are turning 5 next month.  Love this car EP paper and I remembered I had this cute car stamp in my collection.  It is coloured with copic markers.  The layout is super simple but I'm finding I'm reverting back to clean and simple styles to build up my card supply!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping in and saying hi.  Hope you're all having a wonderful day and are getting some crafting done!

Danielle x

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Woof woof!!

Hi there,

Hope you are all keeping well!  Thanks for the lovely words of support and it is good to be back blogging - or at least trying to!!

I was asked by a friend this past week to make a card and frame for someone who just lost their beloved pet dog.  I don't own any pets but I know what a strong bond of love they form with the family in the home and how devastating their loss can be.  

So I made this sweet and simple card.  I found this paper in the clearance rack at Michaels for 29c a sheet!  I don't have any 'sorry for the loss of your pet' stamps so I used this SU! sentiment instead which I think works well.  The frame is covered with the same paper and I used some red ribbon to add some detail and edge the frame.  I have made a lot of these frames recently, both to sell at Christmas time and as gifts.  They were a HUGE hit!

Well, we have a very snowy day here today so I plan on doing a little more crafting before the kids head back to school tomorrow after the holidays!

Here are a couple of challenges I've found to join in with:-

Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes - with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in - I always appreciate your visits very much and for any comments you may leave.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A very Happy New Year!

Hello there friends!

Well, I would firstly like to wish you all A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope that 2013 brings you all much love, happiness and prosperity and that you're filled with gratitude for everything in your life.  I also hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday and have shared many wonderful memories this season.

My 2012 crafting year was very sporadic due to time constraints, family and work commitments.  I cannot promise that this year will be any different but I do hope to give some priority to my creative time.  And what better day to start than on New Years Day!!!

So, I begin the new year with a new January calendar page for 2013.  We are in the throes of winter here in Ottawa and there's nothing more seasonal than snow-covered trees and ice skating together!  The colouring of these images took a while but I have so badly neglected my copics of late that I decided to sit down and just colour, colour, colour!  The fence is cut out and Tilda and Edwin are on dimensionals to add a 3D effect to the page.

Looking forward to doing a spot of blog-hopping later and catch up on my many blogging friends whom I have so badly neglected as of late.  I am back to work tomorrow but have thoroughly enjoyed a run of time off to relax and chill with my family.

Thanks for stopping in and saying hi - your visit is hugely appreciated and I would just like to say I am very thankful for the many blogging friends I have and the friendships I have found here.

Danielle x


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