Friday, 21 August 2009

DCM - the anniversary waltz

The dare this week is set by the lovely Keryn...

"As I'm completely involved in the planning and preparation for my 2nd Anniversary, Hostess Appreciation party as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator the dare that came to mind was Anniversaries. Wedding Anniversaries are what automatically comes to mind but you could make cards to celebrate any special occassion in your life or someone else's life"

This is a very appropriate dare for me as it is my wedding anniversary next month so I've made my card for my hubby early! That's got to be a good thing lol! I've used my DCWV green stack again 'cos I just love it. I wish I could find the chipboard shapes to go with it.

Friday, 14 August 2009

DCM - Lacy days of summer

I can hardly believe it but I have made a card this week! I decided it was time to get back into the swing of things with the DCM DT so I've joined in with the new dare which is set by the lovely Kathy :o)

I'd just like you to interpret Lace in your card-making this week in whatever way you like, you could use the actual word, stamp or cut a lacy design or maybe use one of these dictionary definitions to inspire you: 1. a net-like ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine. 2. a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges. 3. ornamental cord or braid, esp. of gold or silver, used to decorate uniforms, hats, etc. 4. a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance added to food or drink.

I've totally wimped out and just used lace on my card. I was tempted back into crafting by these lush papers from DCWV. They are from the green stack which is 70% recycled paper :o)
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Lace from stash
Happy birthday tile - magazine freebie
Everything else DCWV the green stack

Sunday, 9 August 2009

I'm alive!

It's true! I've had a mega long break from crafting. Mojo buzzed off but I am starting to feel a little bit of an urge to craft so I hope to be back with something to share in the very near future.

Whilst I've been absent from blog land, my baby turned 4!
I don't know where the years have gone - it doesn't seem 2 minutes ago that she was a tiny baby. She had a party with lots of her friends from nursery and of course I made her a cake!
The birthday girl!
The cake!
The card! (yes I had to break my crafting drought to make a card for my girl!).

I also went to see Take That in Manchester on the 26th June. Oh my good Lord! They were fantabulous!!!!

We've also been on holiday! We're just back from a week in Scotland. We stayed just outside a village called Fintry which is fairly near Loch Lomond. We had an absolutely fabulous time. Scotland is soooo beautiful! I'll do a separate post with my pretty holiday pics xx