Sunday, 16 January 2011

Who stole the weekend?

Where have the last two days gone? I have managed to squeeze a couple of cards in, but I can't say I have much to show for the rest of it!
My first card has been on my craft table unfinished since before new year, so I thought it was really time I did something about it. The stamps and papers are all Elusive images/ Artylicious Essence of Nature cd. The main image was embossed with blonde moments fresh gold embossing powder, which is green with a lovely gold sheen.
My next card is for a young lady who has Cystic Fibrosis. Her little brother was one of my pupils a while ago. About 8 years ago she had a lung transplant at Great Ormond Street. She will be eighteen on Tuesday, a milestone we wouldn't have seen had it not been for the wonderful Team at GOSH.The mandala stamp is Creative Expressions and the paisley is Funstamps. As I used my brayer with B&J hydrangea ink I am entering this into the last Lots to do challenge for a while. I've only recently discovered Lots to do through Zoe, and I have really enjoyed their fabulous themes. I will miss seeing the fabulous DT creations.

My final card is a cute one- some Penny Black Hedgehogs. I coloured this image with promarkers ages ago, but couldn't decide what to do with it. When I saw the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the challenge is to use four things from the card Buffet, I thought I would give it a go. The papers are from Pink Petticoat, and I used patterned paper, purple twine three flowers and three gems.
You might have gathered that I found a few things on my craft table this weekend, and I was trying to make it tidier. I have to admit I failed miserably! It looks worse now than it did before I started! Ah well, there's always next weekend. Thanks for looking x


Von said...

Fantastic colours Sally bet she loves it :)
Von x

xGemmax said...

Beautiful selections of cards hunni :o)
hugs and xxx

lisa said...

The weekends fly by don't they, not to mention the weeks. Are we aready half way through January already.
I love your first card, that stamp matches the BP perfectly and I bet it has a lovely shimmer.
It sounds like your friend's 18th is going to be extra special. How lovely to hear a good news story. She'll adore her card I'm sure.
You certainly seem to have got a lot done with your weekend, Sally and as you say, tiding up can always wait for another day.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

June said...

Hi Sally these are all gorgeous, love the elegant top one and that paisley on the middle one is stunning
Oh i have a freebie today at my blog so please pop by and grab it before its gone. Have a lovely week my friend
hugs June xxx

Lynne K said...

All three very pretty cards. The first is my favourite, just because of the colours. Obviously it doesn't do to keep your desk too tidy - if you did you'd never come up with gems like these! xx

Sue said...

Three gorgeous cards Sally, I quite agree, the weekends go far too quickly x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards but then you don't know how make un-gorgeous ones LOL Great brayering love that card and how wonderful that your young friend will celebrate her 18th Birthday and enjoy this card. Thank you for sharing with us one last time at Lots to do. XOXO Zoe

kath said...

beautiful cards sally and I love the pretty papers with your hedgies......thank you for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

brenda said...

A lovely selection of cards Sally.

Re your question, the Grand Nesties 4 fit through the normal size machines.

B x

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards.

pinky said...

Three gorgeous cards Sally, very pretty colours in the first and what joy it is to make a card for that special 18th birthday. Love the last little cutie:) Now off you go and tidy that desk!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards Sally. Hope all is well with you
Much Love
x Michelle

Francesca said...

Hi Sally what great cards ,
you have won the oldie but a goodie challenge , please can you contact me


crafty creations said...

Stunning cards Sally and thanks for sharing with us at the LTD challenge x Hilda

Lesley said...

Hi Sally,
Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog. I've been awol for a while but I'm catching up with friends old and new. Have just spent a lovely time catching up with all your creations too.
Lesley x

magic boxes said...

Beautiful cards Sally.

My favourite has to be the first, the colours are gorgeous and the stamp works perfectly with your background paper.

I don't know where the time goes either, I'd hoped the new year would slow down a little, unfortunately it's just my computer that seems to have taken that on board!

Happy New Year and hope it's filled with everything you wish for.

Elaine x

craftimamma said...

These cards are all wonderful Sally. I think the first one has to be my favourite but only because I love that particular colour. I love the pretty punched border too.

The colours on the second card are really vibrant and perfect for the Asian feel of the stamped images. I bet you got particular pleasure making that card for a special 18 year old.

The colours on the third one are really pretty and I always love those PB hedgies although I don't own any of those stamps myself.

Lesley Xx