Tuesday 1 June 2010

me again

I seem to be running out of time again! But I do have time on Monday mornings as I drop DH off at the station before 6 am which means I am up early and have time before I head out to work (or Uni as it is Tuesday, he was here an extra night as it was a Bank Holiday yesterday!)
The last crafty thing I made was this card

it was for the card swop over on Crafty Place and the theme was sunshine. I went really bright, which is somewhat out of my comfort zone and I even handmade the felt flower!
I need to look at my June card list and get making as I am always leaving things til the last minute which is so annoying! I know my mum's birthday is at the end of the month and I have a couple of ideas for a mini scrappy project for her so hopefully I will get that done in time!
I just had 100 photos printed from photobox so I have no excuse not to make some Layouts as it has been weeks since the last couple I made. They were both for challenges from the fabulous 'something from (almost) nothing' class with Shimelle. I highly recommend it and would definitely do a class with her again.
This was for a monochrome challenge and I went with pink which it totally not me.

The blue layout was for a challenge about borders and as you can see I managed to use up a few!

Finally, can any of you help me???? I really want to try out some Distressed Inks as I have seen them on a few cards and love the effect. I don't have the opportunity to see them in 'real' life so I am not sure which colours to buy online. Can you recommend your favourites?? I have an idea of a couple of colours I like as I like the greens and browns but I am not sure if these are the best to work together. Any ideas? Many thanks xxx


  1. great card and layouts, its always a shame when life gets in the way of crafting! x

  2. Beautiful card and layouts furry x

    Sorry can't help with the Distress Inks, I don't have any :-(

  3. Lovely card and lovely blog...
    ....I love brushed coudroy (brown) and peeled paint (greeney) are lovely.

    Have fun playing when you get them.


  4. Great card and fab layouts - can't help with distress inks as don't have any and don;t want any LOL!

  5. Lovely layouts and sunny card. Sorry, I don't do distressing either. x

  6. Ooh glad to see you creating again ive missed seeing your things xx

    I only have 1 distress ink which is vintage photo but ive yet to use it.

    Fluffy can i ask how you have made your felt flower on your card, can i add it into my make a flower challenge over on MSE ?

  7. Yay, great to see you blogging again, though my dashboard doesnt want to show that you have :-o how rude of it!

  8. p.s, theres a blogger award for you on my blog http://kscraftycorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/lovely-carmen-over-at-whoopidoo.html

  9. Hey babe, finally catching up :-) Love the card and the layouts! xx

  10. Sorry can't help with the ditressed inks as I have none myself, but have fun with them when you get them. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) the Animals are cut out of the everyday and dress up dolls Cricut carts. cute aren't they :)

  11. Hi there, great layouts love the water one, and the card is really striking. I like brushed cordoroy for distressing, I have a lot of colours and have tried colouring with them a la Kim Piggott, but you never saw such a sorry mess in your life, so I am no expert,
    big hugs
    En xx