Monday, 31 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 33

Hi Folks,

I'm so late posting this so please accept my apologies. I've had lots of work and family issues to contend with including some very bad news.

However I won't go into that just now, so without further ado, here's my design team card for the Truly Scrumptious challenge this time.


It's based on our sketch which has been supplied by the very talented Mina.  I've used one of the Gorjuss Girls images along with a couple of Stampin' Up! images and some faux doodled stitching.

I'm doing hand stitching on my cards just lately.  I love needlework anyway.  I have since I was a child so I thought I'd incorporate a little more into my papercraft.   I added a little glitter for some sparkle to lift it.

Sorry it's such a short post.  I have such a lot to do on my one day off.

Why not pop along to the Truly Scrumptious blog and take a look at what you could win if you play along.

Take care,

Debbie xx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Adopted Husky

Hi all

No cards today, but just thought I'd show a photo of Kia, my adopted husky. She's a seven year old who my brother had from a puppy. He found himself in circumstances where he could no longer keep her. Initially I was looking for a home for her, but couldn't find one in time, and didn't want her to go to a rescue centre.

So I told my brother to bring her over to me from where he was living in Wales with the intention that I would continue to search for a home for her.  I already have a Shih Tzu and three cats, and didn't think they would settle with her. 

But lo and behold things went much better than expected and within a week I already decided she was going to stay.  That was back in March.  Things just keep getting better and better between the animals, and the two dogs can even be found sleeping together from time to time. 



She's a beautiful dog and gets admiring looks wherever we go.  She's such a people magnet.  The staff in the local pet shop adore her, and always make a fuss of her.  So I thought I'd just share this photo I took of her yesterday.  Hope you like it.  If you have a pet you're proud of leave me a comment or link to a photo, and I will pop over and take a look. 

Take care, and thank you for visiting me today.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 32

Hi everyone.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your crafty moments.

It's time for another challenge from Truly Scrumptious. A fantastic circle themed sketch this time.

Here's my design team card using a gorgeous Magnolia Stamp.


I'm actually very pleased with this card.  I love making easel cards, and decided not to use any design paper, but let the stamping do all the work.  I used Stampin' Up! white Craft Ink on the Old Olive cardstock.  It's great for darker coloured card. 

 

I defined the edge of the circle by stitching in crochet cotton.  The sentiment stamp is also from Stampin' Up!  I finished up with some paper flowers, buttons, gems and punched butterflies.

Why not have a go at the challenge yourself, you never know, you may win a fantastic prize.
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Monday, 10 May 2010

May Garden

Hi everyone

Well no cards to show today, but I do have a photo collage of some of the plants in my garden at this time of year. It's been such a cold winter that the plants have been a little delayed this year. However, now they are saying hello to the warmer weather by showing their faces to the sun.  There's a lot more to come yet, but for now this is what I've got.

How are your gardens doing?

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