Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Colour combo at Ladybug Crafts Ink


Hmmm, another week and I've been lacking in posts again... apologies.  I've no excuse, just had my lazy head on :-D  Actually I've been spring cleaning the house and washing all those things that you just can't get dry until the weather warms up.  Anyone know how curtains get quite so grubby when they are just haning there... nope me neither!  Anyway, enough waffle

Today's LCI challenge is a colour combo, as it is St George's Day in England today, the colours are red and white.  Not that St. George's Day is particularly celebrated by many people, and certainly not to the scale or enthusiasm of St. Patrick's Day!  But hey, we all like colour challenges and red and white is a great colour scheme, so any excuse!

Here's my card

I used some more of my new Memory Box dies, the heart dies work really well with this cutie of an image - the adorable Sleeping Baby Baby.  I kept the rest of the card fairly simple, well apart from a blooming big bow!

I'm hoping to put my card to good use soon, as my SIL is expecting a baby in early May, so anytime in the next 4 weeks I guess!  Maybe though if she has a boy I'll be making another as perhaps this one is a bit girly!

Anyway, hope you like it
Sue xx

Friday, 19 April 2013

Button Up at Southern Girls


Sorry it's been a while since I last posted something... naughty naughty... work getting in the way of crafting yet again .... grrrr!!

Anyway, I'm back now :-D

Today's post is my card for the Southern Girls Challenge which is to use buttons, or badges or show some flair!

I was lucky enough to be able to use the striking Fan-tasia image from Delicious Doodles to make my card... but OMG the ink in my printer decided to give up just as I pressed print... I'm blaming my eldest son who was fiddling about with a quiz sheet for cubs the night before... a vigorous shake and I just about got it printed.  Note to self, make sure you have one cartidge in the printer, one spare!  That said, I'm umming and ahhing if I should get another printer, mines kinda OK, but sometimes the ink needs 24 hours to set before I can colour, and franky I just don't have the time (or the patience if I'm honest!!)... if anyone has a recommendation I'd love to hear it!

Enough of my usual waffle, here's my card

I was a bit bothered that this paper was a bit busy for my image, but I think it all works OK, although I'd have preferred to have used a gold pen for the fan and her hair adornment, but it appears to have vanished from my pen box... I'm gussing it's lurking in my eldest's bedroom (yes he's getting the blame again!), and I'm not daring to go rumaging in an 11 year olds bedroom to find it!

Buttons - from my stash
Ribbon - Berrisfords
Paper - MME So Sophie "Anything for You"
Die cut - Memory Box Corner Bow
Card blank - Woodware
Cardstock - Bazzill
Pin - from my blogging buddy Lee

That's it from me today

Sue xx