Beardie Bows

Thursday 25 July 2013

Coop Party!

Hi everyone, 

Firstly a very warm welcome to my new followers ~ welcome on board!

How is everyone coping in this heatwave?  I love this weather, but it is a little restrictive with the dogs, no nice long walks ~ they start panting just going 'round the block'.  I have ordered a doggie paddling pool for them, so that is sure to end this current period of nice weather ~ lol.

July has been a busy month here, I have had two extra dogs Ella & Phoebe Beardies here for a week while their Mom & Dad went on holiday and at the same time my Dad and Stepmom came for an extended weekend visit.  The hot water system packed up for a second time, necessitating a visit from our Plumber to fix it and now the extractor fan in the bathroom has decided to go part time and only works 50% of the time you switch it on.  We have had so many things break down or need fixing this year (the worst by far being Sorrell's little incident ~ see THIS post for details) ~ I have a feeling we will be glad to toast a fond farewell to 2013 at the end of this year.

Enough of all that, on to todays share which is a Birthday card for someone who keeps chickens.

I love Penny Black stamps and have more than I care to mention ~ doesn't stop me buying more though!


Image: Penny Black ~ 'Coop Party!' 2609K coloured with Copics
Cardstock: From scraps box
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics ~ 'Happy Birthday' rub-on
Ribbon (which is pink not red): Fantasia Premium Ribbon & matching pack of Bows in Pink Fantasy (very handy)!
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges ~ #96 Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ #97 Anything Goes
Craft and Me Challenges ~ Challenge #139 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any of your lovely comments.


Thursday 4 July 2013

Sail Away....

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I would like to say welcome to my shiny new members ~ thank you for joining.  Also a very happy Independence Day to all of you over the pond in the USA.

Today I am sharing a card I made for my Step Brother who is 40 today, he lives by the sea and used to have a boat, so I thought this image was perfect. 

I had the idea of making it look like you are looking through a ships porthole, but it took me a while to work out how to do it (I know I can be a bit thick sometimes)!  I eventually ran the metallic card stock through my Grand Calibur a couple of times using my Nestabilities circles.  For the waves I played around with a circle punch, because do I have anything that will cut or punch wave shapes in my massive stash? ~ Of course not!

I was very pleased with the result and those glittered numbers I have used for the 40 are fabulous, they came as part of a free gift and I'm hooked, so I had to rush away and order every colour available ~ LOL!


Image: Papertrey Ink ~ 'Men of Life' stamp set
Backing Papers: Fancy Pants ~ 'Etcetera' (woodgrain), Blue Pearlescent from stash, Brown ~ Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection ~ 'Warm Sunshine' and the Sails on the boat were fussy cut out of The Scrapcake ~ 'Summer City'
Sentiment: Lakeland greeting banners (no longer available ~ sorry)
40: Dovecraft ~ Glitter Alphabets in Charcoal
Porthole: Silver metallic card from stash
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Standard Circles Small
Josy Rose Nail Heads
Ribbon from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Twisted Tuesday Challenges ~ 2TC53 ~ Sailing The Seven Seas
Imagination Crafts Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge #6 ~ Manly Men, Masculine & Dads
Craft And Me Challenges #138 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine ~ Challenge #93 ~ Anything Goes

Well that's me for today ~ thank you for stopping by and all your lovely comments ~ I get a little thrill every time I see another comment has been left ~ I know sad isn't it?