Tuesday, 15 April 2008

a few cards to show...

Hello peeps, wow what a busy day. I was asked to help out at my daughters school this morning, we went on a trip to the forest. Trekking all morning looking a trees.....hhhhmmmmm!!!! lol. To be honest I did enjoy myself. The best part was we got to do mud paintings yippeee!!! I was the biggest kid there. We all had sheets of material, bowls of mud, then we had to find things within the forest to make a painting with... it was brill.... I was using moss, twigs, leaves, stones for stamping materials. But the best part of today was when I got home......mys new stamps from sir stampalot arrived. Been trying for ages to get certain Magnolia stamps, placed my order on Friday and they were waiting on the doormat when I arrived home. So I did make one card, but will leave that to show another time.

The cards below I made last week but with my 'bling' challenge I decided to leave them until now to show. The Lola stamp is another recent addition to my ever increasing addiction to stamps.

Papers are Dovecraft Retro Flowers
Cuttlebug distressed stripes embossing folder
Derwent watercoloured pencils & Copic markers

The card above I made using Basic Grey 'gypsy' paper pad, took me a very long time before I was able to use this, as I can't bare to part with my lovely papers...boo hoo!!! ( I also needed to lie down afterwards to recover....lol!!!)

This card was for the Do Crafts monthly friendship swap.

The papers are K & Co.

Well that's all for now folks. Will have a bit more time tomorrow (hopefully) to catch up with everyone. Love & best wishes to you all, take care xx vicki xx


Julie said...

Hi Vicki..sounds like you had a great day in the forest and you even got to craft there lol..
I love your new cards especially the friendship swap one. It looks so detailed and such lovely colours. jools x

Sharon said...

I recognise that folder LOL!! Glad you enjoyed your day & found some time or blogging. Love the colouring (I hink I'm going to treat myself to some Derwent pencils tomorrow).
Thanks again for the images
Sharon :-) x

Sharon said...

That will teach me to check my spelling before I press send!!
I'm trying to type in the dark as DH snores beside me LOL.
:-) :-) xx

kerry said...

Beautiful cards Vicki! I hope your lie down did the trick & as for using stones as stamping materials, well sure signs of an addicted crafter!!.....lol!
Kerry xxx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki, love the layouts you've used.

Of course you can join in with my birthday blog candy giveaway! I'd be really offended if my new blog buddy didn't enter! :)

Jenn said...

Hey Vicki...I love all your cards!!! You used such pretty color combos and just the right embellishments!!! Love it!!! :D

NattyK said...

Lovely selection of cards Vicki, great papers and layouts and gorgeous images. x

Julie said...

Your cards are lovely Vicki, I especially like the bright colours of the middle one but they're all great. Thanks for the vote of confidence with the craft club thing too.

Laurel said...

Those cards are cute, I really like the one with the little tags hanging down, I'm going to have to try that, I have a stamp set with a bunch of small images and I don't use it enough.