Friday, 29 October 2010

Not so Beary Scary

Hi Everyone

How adorable is this stamp Not Beary Scary from Designed 2 Delight. It was given to us this week as our free digital stamp for participating in last week’s Delightful Inspiration challenge. After seeing the collection Faith created I had to have them all. I was able to purchase them all using the discount code Faith included with the free image a double reason to have participated. Thank you Faith.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Beautiful Blessings

Hi Everyone

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I have decided to make a pink feeings book out of the beautiful image from Designed2Delight digital stamps. The image is called 'Beautiful Blessing' and was a gift for playing along in last weeks challenge. If you didn't play along last week, you can buy it here and join in the fun this week.

Breast Cancer awareness is a cause very close to my heart. I am one of the lucky ones. I only had to live with the fear of having breast cancer for a couple of weeks while all the test were being performed. My lump turned out to be just that. A lump, nothing life threatning but the fear it caused for those 2 weeks well I think you can guess. I had 2 small children and just seperated from my partner and my fear was what will happen to them if it is Cancer. I can not even imagine what I would have done if the tests had brought us a different result.

To those brave women and men who have to live with this terrible desease everyday and to all the families who have to be brave along with you I send out my thoughts and prayers and hope that all will be well in the end.

We can all hope, dream and beleive that one day this desease will be a thing of the past a bad memory in the history of man. Support Breast cancer awareness and donate what we can in hope that the doctors will find the cure and no one need suffer or live in fear again of not only breast cancer but other forms of cancer as well.

Hugs to all

Saturday, 16 October 2010

A card of thanks

Well this is a card that my youngest daughter inspired me to make. She has not been very well recently and will never get better just learn to cope with her problem. We have good days and we have bad ones and on occasion really really bad ones.

For a good few months she was unable to leaves the house as her anxieties got the better of her but eventually we managed to get out and go into our local town. We managed to even get down to our busy market which ended up being a blessing. Whilst being unable to go into town a new business had opened called Enchanted Way which sells all kinds of wonderful things all on the theme of dragons and fairies as well as a few Wicca goods and such like. The young man who runs the stall has been great and really helped my daughter get back out into the world.

I decided to make a card for him as a good luck on his new adventure for his business and also as a thank you for his kindness towards my daughter. Seeing how he sells dragons and fairies I wanted to make something on that theme and seeing how I don't think he would appreciate a fairy for himself I chose to make him a card using a dragon. I hand drew this dragon using an image from a design book for inspiration and coloured it using pro makers. The background was made using big a juicy ink pads to give it a distressed look. At the moment I have not given him the card so I can not report his reaction I just hope it will be a good one.

Thanks for popping by see you again soon and happy crafting

Friday, 15 October 2010

I've been Spotlighted

Hi Everyone

wow I awoke this morning to a lovely surprise, Priscilla from CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center) has spotlighted one of my cards that I created for the colour challenge over there.I feel really really honoured about this. It has really put a smile on my face.

This was a card I wanted to have a play with. In England we don't usually send cards for Halloween not yet anyway, but I loved the image so much I just had to have a play. Plus the little witch isn't a nasty one so no spiders or bugs for her I just couldn't do it. I did have some bat rings that came in a bag full of goodies from the pound shop. I decided to use those.

The card itself is just a simple easel card in the shape of an unside down triangle and matted and layered using some free backing paper that I got from a magazine ages ago. (I am on a drive to use up some of the freebies before I buy anything else and see what I can make with them.)
The rings from the goddie bags I had to chop of the ring part and add it to some acetate so they looked like they were just flying next to the card and not attached to it. Added glitter around the moon and around the matt of the image which I cut out using my nesties. Then really just had fun putting it all together and hoping that it all worked out.

Thankfully it did work out now have have this wonderful honour and a great start to a day I thought was going to be stressing. Now not letting anything get to me nope smile on my face now no matter what the day tries to throw at me.

Willow whimsy challenge

Hi everyone

I know it has been a while since I last put anything on here once again time has just got away from me. I really need days to be 48 hours long and then I might just about catch up on things lol. No who am I kidding I would still be behind but maybe not as far.

The challenge digi this week from Designed2Delight Digital Stamps is just gorgeous! I just couldn't stop myself from buying the whole set.

I just loved the whole concept of the full set and could not imagine making a card without putting all the elements together.