Friday, 24 February 2012

guilt free cake

Wouldn't it be great if all cake could be this guilt free? LOL I made this card for a friend who can't eat gluten so has to have special cakes. Not only gluten free but also calorie free........sigh I can dream lol

Papers: Dovecraft

Decoupaged image: Dovecraft

fluffy ribbon: Crafty Ribbons

Sentiment: PC


Crafty Boots ~ Food Glorious Food

Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Fluffy pink cupcakes

My Time to Craft ~ Bring on the cake

Daring Card makers ~ Marie Antoinette - Let them eat cake

This card is for one of my hubby's grand daughters who will be 10 on Sunday. I didn't want to make it too babyish so I thought this would fit the bill.

Image: Sugar Nellie coloured with PMS

Papers: Echo Park (I think lol)

Charm: from stash

Also used: brown wrapping paper


Papertake Weekly ~ Getting Krafty

Sugar Bowl ~ sketch and to use Kraft

Back in a couple of days when it's my turn to host the Get Funky Challenge :o)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

one of those elusive male cards lol

Firstly apologies for the awful photo!!! I quickly took it with my phone yesterday morning to show the girl who I made it for and then after I delivered it today I realised I hadn't taken a proper one!! Ah well lol

Image: Funky Hand ~ Happy Happy Birthday cd

Papers: Dovecraft

Chipboard bits and brad: Dovecraft

Sentiment: used pc

The football and cricket ball and the wee border of footballs at the bottom are all chipboard and came in a set with the papers and brads. Sometimes I forget I have that set!!


Polkadoodles ~ 1 image/2 papers/3 embellies

Creative Card Crew ~ Masculine Card

Willow Sketchie ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers ~ 1 image/ 2 papers/ 3 embellies

Friday, 17 February 2012

A cute card for a cute girl!!

One of Alfie's wee pals from Mother and Toddlers is 1 today so Alfie is going to his first birthday party!! How cute is that lol

I made this card for her. She is a real wee cutie so I thought I had to use a cute wee image for her, this has always been one of my faves :o)

I used the sketch from the Sugar Bowl challenge and I am also entering it into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations ~ Warm and snuggle teddy bear

Simon Says ~ Tag it

Crafty Ribbons ~ Paws for thought (bears have paws right lol)

Will come back later and post some photos of Alfie at the party, its been ages since I posted any pics of him and Lily :o)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I Heart U download

Anice at Funky Hand has made the most gorgeous Valentine's inspired download, its called I heart U Not your usual red and black, it has lovely pastel colours with a couple of deep colours to blend with them. Scrumptious!! And there are some images and sentiments too. All gorgeous as always lol

My first card is all pastels and the fabby image from the download. I love the swirls in the background on the image. The lilac paper at the back and the paper with the hearst are both from the download, all I added was the bit of lilac cardstock and the card candi :o)


Joanna Sheen ~ Love is in the Air

Paper Play ~ Love letters

Crafty Creations ~ Swirly Whirly

Fussy and Fancy ~ With all my heart

Sketch and Stash ~ sketch 74(the download is brand new lol)

My second card uses the deep burgandy paper with the burgandy hearts on top, the image is also from the download. The ribbon and slider were from my stash :o) Such a simple card. I am keeping it for my hubby for his Valentine's card........shhhh don't tell him lol

Crafty boots ~ valentines
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes and Love
Creative Inspirations ~ Lots of Love
Fab n Funky ~ Love is in the Air
Simon Says ~ Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious ~ Love and Hearts
Allsorts ~ free n easy

Wow thats a lot of challenges lol I am lucky that so many are similar themes this week :o)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

scruumy blog candy

I am currently hiding in the back office at work on my lunch break having a wee lookie round blogland and have come accross some scrummy yummy blog candy over at Creative Treasures. Some gorgeous ribbon on offer and seeing as how we all LOVE our ribbons I am sharing the link :o)

good luck!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Get Funky and January Blues

Aarrgghhhh where has January gone? C'mon which one of you naughty crafters has half inched it?? How can it be February already?

This month over at Get Funky the fabulous Lou has set this months challenge of "January Blues" I have to say that for once January hasn't been blue for me :o) Not only have we not had the huuuge snowfalls we were used to in the Highlands but I also started work in the 2nd week so this months has been nice and busy and full of fun times getting to know colleagues and the job. I am missing my Alfie time but on the other hand I am also enjoying my Amanda time, where I am just me and not just a mum!

Anyway now I have rambled on and sent you to sleep........back to the challenge lol The freebie for this month is available here and it is another lovely paper from Anice, perfect for any occassion.

For my card I had a bit of a play around with the Papercraft Factory cds. Part of what I love about the Funky Hand cds that are Papercraft Factory is the ability to mix and match between them. For my easel cards I used the paper, writer and image from the Birthday Boy collection on Happy Happy Birthday and the template from the 12 Crafters Crafting cd. I printed the paper out as a full page on one side then the template on the other side, this way when you fold over the easel part the paper is double sided and as you can see from my picture the stripes match up!

Hope to see you over at Get Funky :o)


Dutch Dare Card Challenges ~ buttons galore

Crafty Boots ~ song title inspiration (Paranoid Androind by Radiohead)

My time to craft ~ A is for adorable (I think this wee bot is pretty darned adorable lol)