Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Welcome Baby Mallory!

Well, I think spring has finally decided to arrive in my little corner of the world! The weather has been just plain nasty for the past couple of weeks. It rained so much this weekend that our boat nearly sank! (seriously!!) Today we had nothing but sunshine & warmth so I finally got the rest of my garden planted. There better not be any more frost or I will be really ticked!  The card I am sharing with  you today is  one I made to welcome my cousins first grandchild Mallory into the world. I absolutely love this image but unfortunately I have no clue who it is by. If anyone knows please speak up! I colored it with prismacolor pencils & added the little flowers on the baby's onsie with a gel pen. The die cuts are Spellbinders & cricut (Home Accents); pearls are Recollections & the flowers & papers are from my stash. Thanks for having a look....have an awesome week!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's.....anything goes
Make It Monday
Divas By Design.....anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.....anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters.....anything goes
Stampavie & more.....for a girl
Truly Scrumptious.....pretty in pink
Whimsy Inspirations.....Bingo.....pearls, image, flowers

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Missing in action

Sorry I'm sort of missing in action these days! My Mum has needed lots of my attention lately. Her Alzhiemers & kidney disease are taking their toll on her. She is not eating but is convinced that she is having 3 meals a day & that she is cooking them for herself! She gets very indignant if you try to tell her she hasn't eaten. (she hasn't cooked for herself for over 3 yrs. now) So, I'm off to the city to spend a few days with her. We are going to go to "Ducky's" her favorite fish & chip shop for supper, take in her great granddaughter's Irish dance recital & go to a baby shower where she will see lots of people she hasn't seen for a long time. Hopefully she has a good time & it isn't all too much for her. I'm going to take some time to have coffee with a great friend that I haven't seen for far too long! I have some cards to post when I get back next week. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It's sunny here in Manitoba but it is a chilly 6 degrees C. The heat MUST be coming soon!!!!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Eat Pizza

Today I was able to sit outside on the deck & have my coffee in the glorious sunshine! I think we have finally left the rotten weather behind us. There were a few visitors at my bird feeders that confirm that spring has definitely arrived. Yesterday I had a rose breasted grosbeak & today a beautiful baltimore oriole & a tiny hummingbird. I simply love watching these beauties flit around my yard!
The card I am sharing today is one I made for my wonderful son- in- law Stuart's birthday. Stuart LOVES pizza so this Dustin Pike image was perfect for him & his gift was a Boston Pizza gift card! As always, I used prismacolor pencils to color "Luigi", the DP is Anthology, the buttons are from My Little Yellow Bicycle & the thread is Prism. I really wish I could get better pictures...this just doesn't do the card justice!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow.....sketch
Allsorts Challenge.....for a man
Lollipop Crafts.....for him
Simon Says Stamp & Show.....anything goes
Sentimental Sundays.....birthday (buttons)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day

The weather here remains miserable so it was into the craftroom to play this morning. I had a very special project to create for my Mum. My Mum has been such a guiding influence in my life & has helped shape me into the woman I am today. She always comforted me when I hurt, encouraged me in my endeavors & loved me when I wasn't very lovable at times! Now, the tables are beautiful Mum is fighting a battle with Alzheimer's disease. I find myself being the one doing the comforting, encouraging her to remember special moments in her life & lovingly reminding her to do the simple everyday tasks most of us take for granted. So, here is the card that was made with all my love packed into it!
The image is from "Lili of the Valley". As we originated in N. Ireland the "Mum" is perfect here!

I want to enter my card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop.....letter "B" (bear & buttons)
Crafty Catz.....May flowers
Dream Valley.....for a special lady
Addicted to Stamps.....Mother's Day
Patti's Creations.....Mother's Day
Sentimental Sundays.....special woman
The Squirrel & the for the girls
Through the Craftroom Door.....Mother's Day
Crafty & cute

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Spring has sprung

The daffodils & tulips blooming in my garden tell me that spring has sprung but the cold miserable weather is saying otherwise! It is dreary & wet here in my corner of the world. So, perfect weather to try to organize the mountain of paper I have accumulated in my craftroom! Don't tell my Hubby, but even I think I have too much paper! I know, I know, that is against the law to say if you are a scrapper/cardmaker....but I'm getting over run here. How do you organize your color, by maker or what? How do you store your stash?
Getting to my card. Making this made me feel that spring really was in the air. The adorable image is from Anji's Antics & I colored it with my prismacolor pencils. The DP is Quite Contrary by My Mind's Eye, buttons, ribbon & flower are from my STASH (another mountain to conquer!) Hope you like it! I am entering in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & cards.....recipe
Crafts 4 Eternity.....ribbon
Crafty Catz....April showers bring May flowers
Emergency Crafters....bold & bright
Lily Pad Cards.....Rainy Day
Poodles Parlour.....anything goes
Di's Digi Designs....spring