Monday, 23 August 2010

Monday {ippity} hop

Welcome to my corner of the hop!
I recieved a gorgeous parcel of {ippity} from Nora, on Saturday. She is having a sale of older sets - so i got some lovely bargains! She also included a little free gift of beautiful papers and ribbon. It really made my day!! I was so excited to open it, and manged to find an hour -ish in the evening to create this easel card :)

Next it's the talented Jessica - hop on over!
Thanks for visiting

Elisabeth x

Friday, 13 August 2010

Home sweet home

I was so excited to get my new Unity July KOM in the post yesterday, and decided to ink up one of my lovely new stamps for the playdate cafe. Its a sweet little house with "home is where the heart is" and "there's no place like home" cleverly worked into the design.


The colours are dark brown, beige and green. I added a teeny accent of orange with one of my buttons to finish off. I have some friends who have been building a house for 7 years would you believe!!! and have just recently moved in, so this is going to them.
Off to have lunch with a friend now......Monday looms closer, and i will be back at work.....trying not to think about it
Have a great Friday ;)

Elisabeth x

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Waltzing Mouse Challenge 9

I made a little card for this challenge yesterday. I used the Free Spirit set from Waltzing Mouse to create the zig-zaggy centre line, it reminded me a little of high rise flats/apartments.
I put the little stars above, and echoed it on the lable below. The sentiment is from {ippity} - the same one as i used in my lemon and lime summer card. Not sure where the paper is from, as it was a gift :) and I popped a little button on to complete the look.


It's a little different to my usual style, but I thought it would make a good "Bon Voyage" card for someone. What do you think?
Have a good day,
Elisabeth x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Summertime colours

I have chosen to make this card for two challenges, Crafts for Eternity "lemon and lime" and {ippity} challenge "Dog days of Summer".
This card says Summer to me because the fresh citrus colours remind me of cool summertime drinks, lemonade, cocktails on holiday and the flower in the middle is like a warm sunshine. I chose the {ippity} sentiment "sweet thoughts of you" from the spring set as i have many happy memories of this summer, meeting up with old friends who are precious to me, and also getting to know new friends on the craft forums. It is a little bittersweet for me too, as i know that when i go back to work very shortly, i will not be able to spend time creating and posting on here as i have been. Here is my card:

and here is a close up of the sentiment:

I also stamped lemon background paper using a "postcard" stamp - one of my little gems I bought on holiday this summer.

Enjoy the last days of the summer, my friends, as the song says - they could be the best days of your life - I have had such a wonderful summer, that I could believe that's true for me.

Elisabeth x

Monday, 9 August 2010

Playdate Cafe

***** Don't forget ********
you still have time to enter the Unity Addicts"mood" challenge and win this fabby set: It's Your Day
Winner to be announced Wednesday by Maria x

Have made a little card for the Playdate Cafe Challenge this week - colours from Positano, Italy!


The sentiment and music image is {ippity}, papers from Papermania and Craftwork cards, also I rollagraphed brown ink onto cream card and tore the edges for a distressed look. The little humming bird stamp has been in my collection forever! and I have no idea where it is from!
Hope you like :)
Bye for now x

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Color Cue Challenge 6

Just discovered this inspiring colour challenge and might just have made it deadline!!!

Using colour combo cream/coral/kraft/brown I made this:

Hope you like it :)
They have some fabby new stamps about to be released over in their blog there too - go have a looksee

elisabeth x

Friday, 6 August 2010

FWF Friday :)

It's Friday and its Friends with Flair today!!

Recently, I have been enjoying making these cute little bookmarks!
I will probably use them as Christmas stocking fillers, or i may even sell them!
I have a friend who sells gorgeous knitted creations - bags, scarves, toys - you name it- at craft fairs, and we were talking about sharing a stall near Christmas time. I have never sold any of my cards before, but i might just do it! We will see.........anyways.....enough are the bookmarks:

I chose the Tolkien quote as it reminded me how you can lose your place in a book, also how you can enjoy getting "lost" in a book ;)  It is from {ippity} "Delightful Little Things". The other quote just makes me smile everytime I see it; i can think of so many people I want give that to :) it is also {ippity} "Where You Should Be"

O and just in case you were wondering ;) here is what the bookmarks look like at the back:

Hope you like them.

There is a great tutorial here on how to make them - watch out - these can become addictive ;)

Next on FWF is ........Jennie......go on over now, you will not be disappointed!
Enjoy the rest of the hop,  then go let your hair down and celebrate cos's the WEEKEND!!!!!! Yay!!!!

luv n hugs
Elisabeth x

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Starting school

***Scroll down for Wednesday's post on "Unity Addict Mood Challenge" Great prize to be won!!*******

My little niece will start school in a couple of weeks time, so I thought I'd make her a little card. I have worked my colours round the PlayDateCafe Challenge for this week, which are black and white with a bit of green :)

I searched through my jolees to find a blackboard embellishment - but in I made one myself from black paper and lolly sticks. Cute eh?

I am chuckling at the "a" for apple on the card, as she is already reading and counting! LOL! Hope she won't be bored :O. Hope you love school Holly, I already know you love to learn x

My next little concoction for you, my lovely readers, is a Christmas card!!! Yes really!! O I know its August, but a girl has to think ahead - you know what I'm saying? This card is for the {ippity} challenge over at Splitcoast. I hope you likeeeee ;) I punched "Christmas" along the top, Paper is from Papermania, and stamps from {ippity} Season of Joy x


And last..but not least, is a wedding card which I made today - a week or so belated, but i don't think they'll it is .....

Stamps and paper used here are Papermania.
That's it for today, thanks for reading and supporting my blog. I also want to say thank you for your lovely comments on my previous "mood" post about my Dad - I was touched, your thoughts meant a lot xxx
Have a good day ((((hugs))))

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Unity Addict Challenge

Mood Challenge Card
Just arrived back from holiday yesterday. We had a wonderful time in the sun, meeting up with friends and generally kicking back and enjoying ourselves :) As we were in the USA, I got some great crafting supplies too - just could not resist!!
Today I am hosting the Unity Addict's Challenge 12! Today it is a Mood Challenge :)You have to make a card that reflects the mood you are in - sad, happy, crazy, excited - anything at all! Please join in - you will  find the details over at Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to make a "subdued" mood card. Here it is:

My card was made when I was in a kind of serious, subdued mood and I started by choosing some blue paper which really suited my mood. As I was cutting it out, I began to remember my Dad, who passed away almost two years ago, and everything fell into place as the card became a little memento of him. I knew it would be an unfussy card – he liked things plain and simple; and yet classy (he appreciated good quality).

He was old fashioned in many of his views, yet kept a youthful and optitimistic outlook on life, even when he was 90! This is him just before he blows out the large flame on his birthday cake candle! :)
I embossed a frame in light blue, as it reminded me of how traditional he was. The {ippity} sentiment is from “Just Wanted to Say” and I stamped it on top of “A bit of burlap” - which reminds me how he loved the country and spent his boyhood days on his grandparents' farm.
I knew I just had to add gold into my card, expressing how valuable and precious my Dad was to me, and how he was always there for me, no matter what.

I embossed leaves from “You are right where you should be” in two different shades of gold, and added a beautiful gold ribbon (my best for the best Dad ever x) and the little gold brads to finish.

I hope you like it, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with – every single one will be unique – no two moods the same! Get the deets over here now! (Unity Addict's Challenge 12)

Blessings and hugs,

Elisabeth x