Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Oh Baby... take three @ LCI


I could really get into the swing of using one set of images for an entire month, I don't know about you but the more I colour a certain image the happier I am :-D

Anyway this is week three of the current LCI challenge which is Oh Baby! in honour of head ladybug Kerry about to be a Nanny!  I say about as at the time of writing her daughter is too-ing and fro-ing from the hospital, so by the time you read this there may be a mini-ladybug in the world!

I'm not sure if I mentioned it last week, but commenter's were eligible to win my image (you can get it here)... sneaky huh?   My kids (seemed appropriate, given the theme!) argued between themselves then picked my winners this week... cost to me, two kinder eggs, cost to them three bruises (although one might have been from a playground incident!)

Anyway, they loved the comments from 

Congratulations ladies :-)  Please leave me a comment with how to mail you your image and I'll get it to you as soon as I can... I hope you enjoy playing with it as much as I have

Now the cat is out of the bag, if you want to win a prize too, why not comment on this post and keep looking to see if you are a winner next week!

Which brings me on nicely to this weeks card!

After using this image for a one-of-each twins card, and a girl-twin card, it seems appropriate to make a boy-twin card, well you've got to cover all eventualities don't you!

I used some MME papers, and some of the new dies I've got recently, today's card uses the new to me cloud die from Memory Box (yes I know every crafter and his/her dog has been popping clouds on their cards like forever, but it's new to me!).  I'm still not happy with my twine and how it hangs, so decided to take a leaf out of fellow LCI teamie Julie's look and leave it a bit long and drape it artfully... hmmm, need more practise at this methinks!  It seems a tad angular :-(

Here's a close up of the image, I added a touch of glamour dust to their hearts, bless...

Another couple of Memory Box dies, some luscious Berrisford's ribbon and some pearls finished this card off.  As and when someone I know has twin boys (lord help them, it's bad enough having two boys, let alone two the same age!!) I'll print a personalised sentiment and add it, but the inside is done and ready to go

Hope you like this weeks card - I do, not too much (boy's - even baby ones don't appreciate that!) but still cute never-the-less

More soon

Sue xx

Please may I enter my card into these challenges

LEJ Designs - Die Cuts / Punches
Created with Love - Ribbon and Lace
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet - Celebrations (not too sure I'd count having twins as a celebration though!)
The Crazy Challenge - Baby
Crafty Bloggers Network - Tic-Tac-Toe (Ribbon-Stamps-Gems)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Going Dotty @ Southern Girls


Can you believe it, three cards in a week!  Can I make it four?  You'll have to keep checking to see :-D

This fortnights challenge at Southern Girls is 

I went all simple for a change for my card, and I really struggle not to throw the kitchen sink at it!  I used an old sketch that I found lurking in a file on my PC as a starting point.  If I'm totally honest, I'm itching to add some more bits and bobs, but as they say less is more...

I used one of this fortnights sponsors images this one is called Lollyrot.

I really like the combination of all the dots from the paper and embossing powder with the curvy die cut and the stripes of the cardstock and ribbon.

Please may I enter my card into these challenges
Kind regards

Sue xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New Arrivals @ LCI... take 2


Lightening quick post from me today... two posts in one week, can you believe it!

This months challenge at LCI is to share Baby cards and projects, as head ladybug Kerry is going to be a grandma soon, and there is a brand new range of digi's over at the LCI store.  

There are lots of prizes to be won during the month, so why not join us?

I've used the adorable Twins! image again, but this time made it girly... can you guess what next week's card might be :-D

Please may I enter my card into these challenges

Thanks for looking

Sue xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

(A bit late) New Arrival @ LCI


Gosh it's been a little while!  Work nightmare continue, but I have been making the time to craft, not least because I have been going to my friend Karen's crafty evenings :-D  I've really been enjoying seeing old friends again, although as always there's often more coffee drunk, cake eaten and catching up than crafting!

The result is that I've actually got stuff to share - well I did until my internet died a death last week, just as I was about to post this card.  Anyway, shiny new router (or whatever it is called, although it would have been far more helpful if the delivery guy hadn't just left it round the back of the garage, but, I dunno, actually tried to see if we were home (we were!).  Just as well it was wrapped in plastic and the rain hadn't got through... Tusk... well at least I'm back on now, even if it's taken an extra day :-D

There I go again with the blah blah blah...

So on Tuesday the new release of Baby Billie images from LCI are released, and as always they are fabby and perfect, and the image I've used is spot on for when there's more than one new arrival, but more on that in a minute!

You can check out all the DT's cards by visiting their links on the main LCI Challenge Blog, and there are oodles of prizes on offer, so why not have a peek!

OK, so I'm going to fess up and admit to loving my fellow DT Lauries white and kraft card (here) that she posted a while back, so I took inspiration from her colour scheme, and took away and added bits and bobs here and there (Laurie... are we still friends, or do I need to grovel and/or send cash?). 

I was going to heat emboss the back bit of kraft, but for the life of me I can't find my heat gun, I'm going to search the garage next as I suspect HB has nicked it to put heat shrink wrap round some cables on the mini!

So here's my card

And a close up of the sweet Twins! image... the greeting on the front reads Congratulations!, but only because I didn't have a "Commiserations" stamp... LOL!  I did this one as a boy/girl twins card, but the image would look equally as cute coloured up for twin girls or boys

I used some of my new dies for this card - I've been hankering after this fence die for ages and this card seemed perfect for it's first outing, and when I saw this image the baby clothes die just happened to fall in my basket too... no idea how that happened!

Hope you like it

Please may I enter these challenges
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Die/Punch (I love this card, it's quite fussy, but not too cluttered, and love the neutral colours too)

Sue xx