Thursday, 11 August 2011

A Wet and Miserable Day Here Today

Good morning everyone and hope everyone is okay where ever you are this morning. Well after some awful scenes over the last couple of nights here in Britain it looks like things have settled down and  we don't see any more disgraceful behaviour on our streets. Yesterday it was a dreadful day here weather wise so I had a day crafting while younger daughter, who is home from University for the summer, spent most of the day in bed, well until 2.30pm at least! I do not know how she sleeps that long and then the amazing thing is about 8pm she says she is tired again, figure that one out?  I wonder how on earth she copes when she is away from home and gets to lectures etc. Although I have to add at this point, if she is meeting her friends in town she can be up and ready amazing that. Well that is my little rant for the day, hope everyone has a good day whatever they may be doing and that the weather is better where you are than here as its another wet and miserable day here today.
This is my first card for today and it is for two challenges Winter Wonderland challenge which was white on white and also Crafters Companion which this month is glitter and glitz, and this is my first ever card for the latter challenge. So a plain white card and I have added some sticky backed white glitter paper as my base. Then I have used a doily die cut and used a stamped image of the Snowman which my elder daughter had just purchased so she stamped me some images while she was here. Coloured him in and added a wintry sentiment, around the circle have added some very tiny plain gems and then added four bigger ones around the edge.
This is my second card today and its for two challenges  and they are Sketch Saturday which is the sketch and for Spoonful of Sugar which is birthdays. So I have used a Humphrey image which I had from my elder daughter, and earlier in the year we bought the CD and the stamps between us and I had the CD and she had the stamps, so have been dying to use the stamps  while she was here on holiday, as she brought them with her to play with. He is such a cute little elephant. So I have used blues and pinks as my main theme, which I got free on some craft magazine a while ago and they are rather pretty. In the middle of my card I have used some blue lace, which I have to thank my elder daughter for. She had gone to Stoke on Monday and picked me up a three bundles of lace and a huge bag of off cuts all for just over a pound bargain in her local haberdashery shop and  sent them to me via post and I received them yesterday, just before I started crafting. I have added a sentiment and some candi dots to finish it off.
This card I have made as a Get Well card and this is my card for challenge I Love Pro-markers, which this week was the sketch layout I have used.My image is from Penny Black and I have used colours baby pink, rose pink, pear green, moss, tan and caramel. So I have used some lovely delicate pink spotted papers my main base colour and another pink paper with tiny flowers on it as the other paper. Then I have added some very pale pink lace out of my bag from my daughter, some pink flowers and sentiment. I am sure this card would cheer any one up who was sick, what do you think?
My next card is for two challenges again, Pollycraft Challenge this week was recycle and Cupcake Challenge and that was stitching either real or faux. My recycling is netting from my fruit box and have used it as a backdrop for my card who is the little boy sitting fishing. I have coloured Edwin in this time using my Copic pens. Then I have taken some craft wire and cut out some little fishes in card and added them to the wire and attached to the netting and finished it off with a sentiment. My stitching part is faux around the image.
Well this is my final card today and its for Lollipop Challenge and its theme this week is Monochromatic, so this is my take on this theme using my fave colour purple and another Christmas card. So my image is a digi stamp image from Whoops a Daisy and she has some cute images for sale. So I have used various purple papers which I have been given by my younger daughter out of her stash and coloured her in with Pro-markers, added some purple flowers, candi dots and of course a sentiment in purple, which hasn't picked up very well on the photograph. So this is my lot for today and thanks for taking the time to drop by, thank you. Arlinex


Lorraine said...

That's a really sweet card. Your image is so cute. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Paula said...

Hiya Arline,

Fabulous cards!!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Companion

PS It may be easier to do 1 post per card and then link up just that post to the challenges as it can get a bit confusing if theres lots of cards in the one post - You'll probably get more comments as some people may not bother to take the time to find the card they're after! Only thinking of you hun, not moaning!!!

hugs Paula DT.x

Arline said...

Lovely cards Mum! You have been busy! Really like the Edwin one where you have recycled the netting and glad to see the lace is being used!xx

misteejay said...

You have been busy - lovely collection of cards.

Toni xx

juelmarie said...

Great job - love the monochromatic look! Girl - you've been busy - now get some rest! Wow!! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts and Good luck!

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

downrightcrafty said...

another stunning creation and wow you have been busy too, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Kate xx

Jo said...

WOW! you HAVE been busy!
and such a lovely selection of cards too :)
Thank you for joining in with us at Sketch Saturday this week
Jo xx

Dora said...

Awww your cards are simply gorgeous.. all of them... And wow you've been so busy xxx

louise said...

You have been busy and made some wonderful cards,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for participating in the I ♥ Promarkers challenge with it.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous cards,love all the images and great colours.Thanks for leaving me a lovely coment.
Wendy xx

Brodders said...

A wonderful selection of cards :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck. Jane x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards!!

Great take on our sketch too.
Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



sari said...

Oh my goodness! So many beautiful cards!! Love the colors and pretty details on them all! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Karen said...

Fab cards Arline, love your PB image, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Sweet Fairy said...

Cute cards. So lovely designs. I have worked for the plastic business cards and these designs inspire me so much. I like these all.

zeeshan malik said...

Captivating word to praise this...can you share designs about Plastic business cards with us..