Sunday, 25 March 2012

Hurrah Crafting Day and Beautiful Weather Too!

Well everyone haven't been on here since Feb gosh where does the time fly too. I am now back at work fully and am finding it hard to fit in crafting as have been on some courses and they have been really long days and have quite frankly been knackered after going back to work after 8 weeks off. Never mind I like my job so am glad to be back.

The weather here today has been gorgeous and I have been busy since I got up at 10am which is rather a late morning for me but I blame the clocks going forward hehe.  I have cleaned my car inside and out and washed it. Then done lots of housework and finally had my lunch. I joined Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago and had my first weigh in this week and lost 5lbs first week so was thrilled to bits. One of my bestest friends from work goes and she asked me if I would like to go along with her and her future daughter in law. So it was nice to go with someone I knew and not feel like a complete bleb when you go on your own- I have done that before and no one spoke to me in the two months I stayed with the slimming group.

Well here it is my first card for this blog entry and its for two challenges House Mouse and the theme was Sugar and Spice and Cupcake Challenge which was too use a round card. So these items are actually gifts I received from my elder daughter fro Mothers Day along with other items. But the cards she sent me and also these cute House Mouse Stick on images from Joanna Sheen's site I think aren't they adorable. I have kept it quite simple but I love the greens and peach colours on the paper added a sentiment and a little bow to match.

Here is my next card today and it is for three challenges Lili of the Valley which was the sketch, Papertake which is bingo theme where you pick a row to use items on your card and also Promarker challenge which was to use three papers on your card, colours used blush, sandstone, caramel, orchid, carmine, lime and tulip yellow. So I have used a cream coloured paper as my base and then a flowered one and again just some plain pink paper to add for my image to sit on. I have used this cute LOTV image of a cat with his posy of flowers and added him to die cut, added a sentiment and gems around the border and to finish some Prima flowers which I also got for Mothers Day. 
My next card is a fun one made with an digi image from Bugaboo site and they have some real funny images and sentiment's  to pick from. This is for Sketch Saturday challenge and it s my take on it. The sentiment reads "If I was meant to pop up out of bed in a morning, I'd live in a toaster!" Hope you like it.

This is my next card and there are two photographs as you can see the front of the card and the inside and this card is for two challenges Saturday Challenge which was to use doilies and Allsorts which was to include a recipe in your theme. So here I have used an image from Joanna Sheen's digi image DVD of a little girl baking and I have used mainly browns and greens here for my theme. Then I have stuck the image onto two doilies underneath - below you can see the inside of my card which contains a recipe for a lovely chocolate cake which my family are quite partial too.

Well that's it for my challenges so far this week but I am busy at the moment doing a couple of others and will post them later in the week. But just before I dash off and have my bath before the final of Dancing on Ice I thought I would just share some little sweet Easter Cards I have been making also this week. For these I have just kept them really simple- made tiny little easel cards and the image is a little bunny from yeah you guessed House Mouse which I also got for Mothers Day of eldest daughter, you can tell she  is craft mad too!

There you go folks that's all from me just now hope you have all had a great weekend be back soon I hope. Hugs and Kisses Arlinex


Delphine said...

Fantastic cards! I love your House Mouse image, too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Jo Channon said...

Hello Arline,
Fabulous card and I am so pleased to see a design using the fabulous Daisy and Friends CD rom. I have really enjoyed demonstrating this on C and C lately. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good Luck! Jo x

Tracey Brossart said...

You have been a busy busy bee! Great cards all of them! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Elaine said...

What a lovely cards I love them .I am just catching up on some blog viewing , your creations lately are FAB
Hugs Elaine

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

OMG, can't believe how busy you have been. If I had had to make that lot I would have had to lie down in a dark room for a week!! Fabulous creations, keep up the hard work. Thanks for joining us over at I ♥ ProMarkers this week, good luck and hope to see you again real soon,
Hugs 'n Stuff

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous cards you have been busy, fabulous images especially the HM ones lol x and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection of cards, love them.

Chris x said...

What a pretty card!
Thanks for playing with Lili's Little Fairies this week.
Hugs Chris x

Jill said...

wow stunning cards love the images and your colouring is fab thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Mummylade said...

What a yummy creation! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous collection of cards - really beautiful! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great cards love the recipe for the microwave cake might have to try that one

Thanks for baking (playing lol!) at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sketch saturday this week.
Hugs, Bente

Arline said...

Aww such gorgeous creations!! Love the recipe one and the cute little Easter cards!xx