Sunday 26 May 2013

Sibling Limelight!

Hello! What a beautiful sunny Saturday it was in Ireland :D

This week is the Purple Design Team's week over at Eclectic Ellapu. This weeks challenge is self made (anhydrous) flowers. This is the design team project I crocheted - a hairband and a bag. I am working on a pattern for both items, but like everything, it is a matter of time ;-)

This headband is modeled by my cute (I am biased of course!) youngest daughter, Hannah. While getting my eldest daughter's (the intended model) shoes on, Hannah grabbed the bag and made off outside with it. I didn't realise she had it, until I went outside, camera in hand, and heard "eeese" (baby talk for cheese) Hannah was in the garden, posing with the bag! I'm still laughing at her audacity, stealing her sister's limelight!
This is Hannah's "eeese" look!
Have a great day :D

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Elephant fun

Hello everyone, hope you had a great Wednesday. Today I am showing you a card I made recently for a little boys 1st birthday.

When I saw the elephant paper, I thought it was perfect for the card. I cut out the digit one from some adhesive blue felt. Then used some gems to highlight the number, and used a silver pen to outline the whole number.

I used circle dies with blue card to create the layered effect, and again using the silver pen outlined the bigger circle in faux stitches and drew "today"

I embossed half the red card, this particular embossing folder allows for embossing any direction which is fantastic. I stuck some outline stickers with the sentiment "happy birthday" to a blue strip.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day :)

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Sisterly love!

Hello everyone from a beautiful and sunny east Ireland :) hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

In the past two months I have been lucky enough to catch up with my two older sisters. Both live far away, but we still managed to get more than a few snippets of conversations in while they were "home"! It is truly wonderful to reconnect and catch up with sisters after some time of being away.

My sister Emily's birthday was the end of April but I didn't get to see her until the weekend. This is the card I made for her.

I used vellum paper, beautiful glittery cupcake paper, pink embossed board, buttons, washi tape, Tim Holtz Bigz label die, flowers, outline stickers.

I only had a white oval shape, but needed it to fit in with the cream or colours. I used a blue ink pad to ink it up, to match in with the rest of the card. I LOVE the effect and colour!

I LOVE all the summer, fresh colours :D  I have looked at these papers (the printed vellum and the glittery cupcake paper) for months, and never got around to using them! I was so glad to combine all the different papers and boards to complement each other.

I hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment! :)

I am going to enter these challenges-
Lots of Layers Cutie Pie Challenge
Colour challenge Stamp and Create blog
For a special lady Whoopsie Daisy Challenge
Anything Goes, 2 patterned papers Clear it Out challenge
Summer is Coming LEJ designs challenge
Mothers Day or Pink Shopping our Stash


Design Team Member :D

Hello, hope you are recovering from a lovely sunny bank holiday!!

This is just a quick post to let you all know, that I have joined the Eclectic Ellapu Design Team! I am delighted and can't wait to get creative. :-)   Check out the latest challenge, Anything Goes.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.