Sunday, 28 April 2013

L'il Robot

Good afternoon. Sunday again. Why????? Hubby was away over the weekend with "the lads" and came back earlier. Up to the point he arrived the boys and I had got on well, no major arguments - dad was home 2 minutes and there was an argument! Men, why do we bother eh?!

Anyway onto this little card - entering this into the Seize the Birthday sketch which is for a male this time. 

This little fella with the birthday cake is a Pollycraft image as is the sentiment. The papers are MME's "L'il Robot" and worked really well for this sketch. The cogs are also from MME and have been topped off with some card candi. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Snug as a Bug in a Rug

I like being all snuggled up I have to admit - but this little bear looks super snug! Entering this new baby card into  the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge. Ended up with a darker pink than I had planned but I think it worked out in the end!

The paper is from the Fairy Belle Prima pad and of course an adorable LOTV bear coloured with promarkers. There is a panel of print (have to admit this was smaller than I had intended) and I used flowers from the Hobby House - I love the colours of them! Used seam binding and some pearls to finish it off. 

Well off to make the last packed lunches for the week.

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Is it Ice Cream weather??

Probably not is the answer! When is the nice weather going to appear? Why do I also talk about the weather? It really is a British obsession I think!

Anyway, this card is for this week's great sketch over at Sketch Saturday which I haven't entered for a while.

This is Tilda's Big ice cream and it looks delicious doesn't it? The papers are Grace Taylor's "Bubblegum Girl" which if full of zingy, girly colours. The buttons and gems were lurking in the stash as always. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Monday, 22 April 2013

He shoots, he scores!

Football is a passion in this house - although not by me! If they aren't watching football their out playing football so this card was quite apt! Entering this card into 2 challenges this week - The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge and Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge whose theme this week is "One for the Boys".

Used the lovely Soccer Edwin and teamed him up with Echo Park's "A Boy's Life" paper. The football pitch background was bought from a little craft shop in Scarborough when I was on holiday there last summer and the sentiment is from, yes you've guessed it, Craftwork Cards. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Birthday Posie

Good evening - why is the weekend soooo quick??? It's been a mixture of sun and showers here today so there have been brief bursts of peace and quiet when the boys have gone out the play!

I followed this week's fab sketch over at Seize the Birthday which was looking for a feminine card - I hope this fits the bill!

The image is a pre-coloured square from LOTV which was cut into an oval with a spellbinder. The papers are from the Prima pad "Meadow Lark" which go with the coloured image well. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards (when isn't it???) and the flowers, butterfly, pins and gems are from my stash. A nice quick card to put together. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Clowning Around!

Another card today from me using another one of the Magnolia new releases - this one is Tilda Clown. Loved using this stamp as it lends itself to colour combos you wouldn't normally put together. Entering this card into a couple of challenges - over at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Anything Goes and I've used Carrie's sketch over at Sketch Saturday. Here's the result:

The patterned paper is from a DCWV pad "Grade School" that I acquired ages ago but hadn't used. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and everything else was lurking in my stash. The shapes are cut using spellbinder circle dies. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Orange and Green

Good morning. Bit duller here today but still dry so that's not bad for Scotland! Finally managed to get a bit of crafting done (before I go on another little road trip with the boys for a few days) and have gone with Ooh-La-La-Creations theme of Orange and Green - have to admit not normally a set of colours I would use but they do go well together:

I have treated myself (as if I need an excuse) to some of the new Magnolia releases and this is Sitting Tilda with Butterfly. The papers are from First Edition's "New Leaf" and had nice shades of greens and oranges. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the stickles, charm, twine and gems were in my stash. The border was created using a Martha Stewart border punch.

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Enjoying the Holidays

One of the great things about being a teacher is that I can share most of the holidays with the boys (occasionally they don't match like in October but usually they do). So the first week of the Easter Hols we were in the Lake District - a little place called Flookburgh near Grange-over-Sands to be exact. The skies remained blue although it was still pretty cold most days! The boys enjoyed the 24 hour company of their parents (not!) as we enjoyed theirs!! 

So it's back to normal, one more week of holidays to keep them entertained. Oh dear! Hopefully I will get some crafting in as well!

Sheena xx