Well I have had a busy weekend-taking youngest daughter back to Uni in Lincoln I think my poor little car breathed a sigh of relief when we unloaded at her end, to say it was much lighter coming back is a understatement, it glided home up the A1. Although we had to say goodbye for another long stint as at Easter she is off to Salu in Spain with the Uni football team of which she is a team member, and doubt if she will be home over those holidays. Just having got over Christmas and today is my birthday hurrah! agh! Don't know why I am celebrating it will be a very quiet day, past the age of caring now as my elder son says its only a number, it may be only a number to him but his number is twenty years younger than mine, so he can be flip and say that! Well back to business and I have sat today and made some cards for a few challenges so here's my first card and its for two challenges Papertake Challenge which is to use a die cut on your card and Promarkers Challenge which was to use a cuddly image on your card, so as you can see I have used the cutest bear in the world Winnie the Pooh and to colour him I have used Poppy, Ruby, Gold and Tulip Yellow.
Winter Wonderland and that was to feature shopping, shopping bags or a shop, so this is my take on it, the stamp I bought in a set one year at the NEC so have no idea whose make they are, but she looks a bit like nan out doing her Christmas shopping!
Saturday Challenge and this was titled Eat Cake, so I have used a Lili of the Valley image of a little girl dressed up with her mums shoes on too, and she is having afternoon tea with cupcakes yum!
Joanna Sheen Challenge and it is Celebrate something and this card is a new baby card and I have used this cute baby image and used Promarkers to colour it. This stamp was on one of the first sets I ever received and they were Joanna Sheen's baby images, so cute I have not used them for ages- I have used lemon colours so the card can be used for either sex and added some buttons shaped like hands but kept it quite simple really.
Cupcake Challenge and Lollipop Challenge which were New and use any new items received at Christmas. My card is for a New Home and I have made the picture into a lookalike picture frame. The new items I have used are the coloured base card which is from a 6x6 pack I received and the sentiment which was also new at Christmas. Hope you like my take on this theme.
House Mouse Challenge which was again New Goodies, Hobby, Baby etc. So I have used a new stamp from House Mouse(which I bought at the NEC) and I have used my new card pack and my new flowers which I received at Christmas,and this is my first attempt at shading the House Mice. I have been reluctant to buy them but as I said in an earlier blog post due to the colouring of them but once I had watched the preview of how to colour them I have become addicted and can't stop stamping them and colouring them! I am also entering this card as a second entry to Joanna Sheen's Challenge for Celebrations, it is a dear friends birthday next week and she has had a rough year also, having to put her son into psychiatric care full time, so I hope this will cheer her up and help her have a as nice a day as she can have.
Well that is all for now- gosh I am worn out! Making all those cards after such a long break and putting them onto my blog. I hope you enjoyed looking and reading my rantings, take care and happy crafting. Love and Hugs Arlinexx
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