Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Inspiring Provence

Today, as the rain pours down here from the heavens, I'm going continental,  inspired by the Playdate Cafe! I love these warm colours of the terracotta pottery that is used in Provence, reminds me of crops of olives and grapes and the hot sun shining all day long. I stamped and paper pieced a flower from {ippity} Now and Always, and the sentiment is from the set Delightful Little Things (also from {ippity}) The yellow background cardstock is also stamped with A Bit Of Burlap {ippity}

I then trimmed my card with some country gingham ribbon with garden twine tied around at pleasing intervals!

I love, love love my ippity do dah, ippity day, evrythin special going my way :) Yes, I am completely bonkers! Gotta get away from all this rain, no blog for a wee while as I'm off on my holidays, Yay!! Sun, sun, sun, here I come :)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Hippity Hop

Welcome to my corner of the hop, if you haven't started at the beginning, you can find the full list of blogs here. I had some time at the weekend to craft with my friend Lucy, it was so much fun, we were on a mission to make easel cards, and we made a jolly good stab at them, even if I do say so myself.
This card will be sent to another friend who is going through a bit of a hard time just now, so I hope she finds some encouragement from it.

 I used {ippity} Devoted set and the paper is from Papermania's Rose Garden. Candy brads from Craftwork Cards. I thought I would enter this into two challenges; one is the Playdate Cafe, who are taking their inspiration from red, pink and white colours this week, the other is Unity Addicts Challenge, Let's Get Sentimental! the task being to make the sentiment the focal point of the card. You can find their challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
That's all from me today, time for you to hop over to the next blog, its another Elisabeth! Enjoy!
Elisabeth x

Friday, 2 July 2010

Craftwork Card Sketch 3

This is for the new Craftwork card sketch - its a thank you card for my lovely mum who gave us a wee gift for our wedding anniversary yesterday:

The paper is all from their new range and the wee flower is made from their scalloped circles which I sprayed with water and then scrunched up. The ribbon and tag is SU.
...and would you like to see the card i made for darling hubby yesterday? Love the paper on this, its from a great little collection by Papermania. (can't remember the name :o )

thats all :)

Love Susan Branch!

Don't you just love Susan Branch? I just visited her website again for the first time in ages, and I love her style of journalling. One of these days i am going to start a journal and maybe imitate a little bit of her style. If you don't know what i'm talking about, check her out here. I haven't seen any new stamps from her in a while, some of her sentiments are so wonderful. Go enjoy yourself for an hour - it is like being immersed in a warm bath of comfort and scented candles and bubbles, o Susan, you have inspired i go burbling on.........................:)
I downloaded this wallpaper for my laptop from her - isn't it d-r-e-a-m-y.

Ahhh Summertime . Love it.

Hugs to you today
Elisabeth x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Lucky lucky lucky me :D

I just found out that i won a prize in the Make the Day Special blog hop!! Make the Day Special is where I get most of my ippity stamps from.
So lucky! It is a set of four gorgeous Christmas cards made by the extremely talented Jo at Here I go Again. Just look at this:

Isn't it fabulous! They are so delic, i want to put them on my own mantlepiece - now!
I am so happy to be picked. Thank you, thank you, thank you :D

Today is my wedding anniversary and I have to go make a card for dh who will be home soon ;)
Thanks for popping in.

Enjoy your day x