Friday Sketchers

>> Friday, 25 February 2011

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a good week. This has been my first half term as a SAHM and its been hectic. We've had some lovely trips out and on Wedneday Thomas had his hearing test. His speech hasn't been progressing very well and they confirmed that there is some inflamation and fluid behind his ear drums. He has to have another test in 3 months time and if the fluid is still there they will refer us to EN&T and he will probably need grommets. Hopefully this is something we can get resolved as quickly as possible as I know he is getting frustrated because people don't always understand him.

Onto my card and I've used my favourite (and only) CC Designs image.

She is coloured with aqua pens and I love that you can used the pen directly on the paper to get a really good depth of colour, something I find difficult to do when using colour from the distress ink pads. I used some diamond stickles on her wings and some flower soft in her wheelbarrow. The papers are all NitWits. The sketch is from this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Next Wednesday we have a special Truly Scrumptious challenge when we celebrate our 2nd birthday so I hope you will visit again then!


Clean & Simple - FTL #128

>> Tuesday, 22 February 2011

It's been a very busy day and I'm exhausted! We took Thomas on the train to London to the Natural History Museum. He's really into dinosaurs at the moment so we said we would take him as a half term treat. Unfortunately we had to queue for about an hour to get in but once inside he had a fantastic time. He wasn't too sure about the moving T-Rex but he loved the mammal room and the best bit of his day was choosing a dinosaur head on a stick from the museum shop!

Tuesday night is normally 'card making night' but I'm too tired and enjoying Heston Blumenthal on the TV so I just finished off a card I started last night.

One of my crafty new year resolutions was to start to use more of the stash I've collected over the years. I bought these chipboard flower shapes AGES ago so thought it was about time to use them. The larger one is painted with crackle paint (something else I haven't used before). I gave it a really thick coating and left it to dry overnight and I really like the effect. I love this denim card which I bought years ago and this was my last piece, I just hope the craft shop I got it from still sells it. I'm entering the card in these challenges:

Clean & Simple - layout
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes

Tomorrow Thomas has a hearing test. We're a bit worried about his speech development so thought this would be a good place to start. We see the Speech Therapist in 2 weeks time.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Wild Rose Studio DT card

>> Friday, 18 February 2011

TGI Friday! It's been a busy old week and I'm starting to get square eyes from all the research I'm doing online for my new business venture. I'm learning a lot though and it's very exciting to be setting up my own business.

I picked up a copy of the latest Papercraft Essentials magazine today and guess who has a two page spread!!!! I submitted my work before Christmas so its been a long wait to see it in print but it's so exciting to see your work in a magazine. I'm on page 88/89 if you get a chance to look.

A lovely crafty package landed on my doormat a few days ago - it was the new collection of stamps and papers from Wild Rose Studio. So of course I had to have a play tonight and this is what I came up with.

Isn't Milton adorable? I've coloured him with aqua pens and added some glossy accents to the centre of the flower. The papers are from the new WRS polka dot pack and the sentiment is also from WRS.

I'm entering the card into the Sketch & Stash challenge - papers & stamp are all new.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. The weather forecast is terrible so I am sure a trip to the soft play centre will feature over the next two days!


Truly Scrumptious - Swirls & Pearls

>> Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Hello, thanks for stopping by today. I hope your week is going well so far. Mine didn't get off to the best of starts as I lost the diamond from my engagement ring yesterday :( I'm not holding out much hope of finding it and the insurance will cover the cost of a new one but it can't really be replaced for sentimental reasons.

It's time for a new Truly Scrumptious challenge and this time we have a theme - "Swirls & Pearls".

I think this is my favourite Sarah Kay image and she has been coloured with aqua pens and distress inks. The papers I used are Prima and Melissa Frances. The swirl is cut from some double sided sticky stuff and then sprinkled on some Angel Dust art glitter. It was incredibly fiddly but it made the swirl quite subtle which I like.

Hope you can join in our challenge this week.


Think Pink

>> Friday, 11 February 2011

Hello, I hope you have had a good week and are now looking forward to a relaxing weekend. The weather has been pretty horrible here for the last few days so a bit of sunshine would be very welcome.

I just loved Mina's sketch for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge and sure enough my card came together really easily. Isn't it funny how a good sketch can make that happen?

I've used my aqua pens to colour Tilda and added a couple of pink gems to her shoe buckles. The papers are from a Papermania collection and the flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts and some I bought from John Lewis. The only thing I'm not quite happy with on this card is the bow - I think the card might have looked better without it.

Have a lovely weekend.


New stash!

>> Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Hello, I hope you are having a good week so far. We have had a beautiful day here in Kent. It was a bit foggy to start but the sun broke through and we had a taste of Spring. And the evenings are gradually getting lighter - it was still daylight at 5pm today!!

I treated myself to some new stamps last week and I've been looking forward to inking up this gorgeous Sugar Nellie image. I used the sketch from the Sugar Bowl challenge and also used some new V&A paper that I bought in Bluewater last week.

I've added some stickles to her hem and bow; unfortunately the sparkle doesn't really show in the picture.

I'd love to know what you think!


Truly Scrumptious DT

>> Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Hello, thanks for popping by today. How is your week going so far? On Friday last week I was online ready and waiting at 9.30am to book Duran Duran tickets. I last saw them in concert back in 1987 at Wembley, this time it will be the eve of my 41st birthday at the O2! We also had a shopping trip at the weekend to buy Thomas some new shoes and a new curtain pole. One day soon I will get to go shopping for me!!

This week at Truly Scrumptious we have a sketch designed by me

I've used my gorgeous new Sugar Nellie stamp for this card. I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw him and I love the way he sits so nicely in the corner of this die cut.

The papers are DCWV and I've kept it very simple, just edging the papers with Walnut Stain and added a single button.

I'm booked onto a course this weekend; Muscle Testing and Postural Analysis. I'm really looking forward to it but I need to brush up on my anatomy knowledge before Sunday!


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