Saturday, 31 May 2014

Cute Baby Christening

Good afternoon!
I bet you didn't expect to see me back so quickly. Well I thought that I'd better come back a bit more 'card happy'!
So here is my more happy card:

I think that this is a bit more my style and yes you might even say that I'm happy with it - Yay!!
I used:
DigiStamp Boutique 'Cute Baby Christening' image and sentiment
Gel pen
Docrafts 'New Arrival' paper
SU word punches
MS border punch
Doodlebug 'Paper Frills' which I bought ages ago and seem to last forever!

So that is finally it from me today - I will moan no more!!
Eve x
DigiStamp Boutique blog customer competition  ( 2 hours left )
Sketch Saturday  'any sketch from 215-311'  mine is # 249   ( 6 days left )
Simon Says Stamp blog challenge  'anything goes'  (3 days left)

To bin or not to bin - that is the question!!

Good morning lovely blog people!
I am not sure whether today's card is worthy of showing - I will let you be the judge.
The reasons being:
 I have cased it from the super talented Jennifer McGuire and it went a bit wrong! Here is a link to her card and video
As you can see the fold is not write and mine looks a bit rubbish!!
The second reason is that someone who has entered the same challenge at Clearly Besotted had the same idea and also cased Jennifer's card and hers looks amazing :(

Here is the card in question!

I used the Clearly Besotted stamp set and dies. (Bravely cutting the sentiment in two!)

There seems to be a problem with my 'card happiness' at the moment - hopefully things will improve soon!
Thanks for visiting my blog today and putting up with my moaning!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Eve x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Happy Man Birthday!

Hi there!
I have not made many male birthday cards so I made this:

Let's play spot the mistake on today's card -
I smudged the white gel pen on the right hand side so I covered it with some gems but you can still see a bit if you look closely. Ah well!

For this card I used:
Nitwits LOTV 'Candles & Cake' paper
Die Versions Happy Birthday die

Isn't it just so frustrating when you get to the end of your card and muck it up?!
I think that I might have to put something over the top.

Thank you for stopping by today and hopefully I'll be back soon with a card that I am happy with!

Less Is More  'use a die cut'  1 day left 
Simon Says stamp blog challenge  'anything goes'  5 days left

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Beach Cottages

Hello everyone.

I'm back with another card here although I do feel a bit bad about neglecting my other Stampin Up! blog - will have to rectify that shortly.

For this card I used:
Pink Petticoat papers and image 'Beach Cottage'
Wink of Stella pen (a little too heavy handed!!) I'm thinking of renaming my blog 'Cards & Criticism'!!

Well my house martins seem to have 'moved on' as they weren't back this morning. I can't say that I am disappointed - mean I know!! Let's just hope that they have found another 'happy home'!!

Well thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope that you have a great rest of the week.
Eve x

Sketch and Stash challenge   'follow the sketch and state which new or neglected item used' my new items are the image and papers - I bought them a while ago but have only just got around to using them so I suppose you could say that they are also neglected!!  (19 days left)
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Monday, 26 May 2014

Pot of Rosies

Hello everyone.

I hope that the weather has been kind to you today.

I had a little craft time this afternoon after the dreaded housework was done. Here's what I made:

Items used:
Dilly Beans image 'Pot of Rosies'
Pink Petticoat papers and sentiment
Glamour dust
Glossy Accents
SU word punches
Button and cocktail stick from stash!

Isn't it so nice to have an extra day to the weekend although I was woken VERY early this morning by house martins nesting just outside our bedroom window :(
The thing is they are very noisy and make lots of mess, well apparently they only nest in happy homes!

 Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to be back soon!
Eve x
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Dilly Beans challenge blog  'Based on a song' Mine is 'Kiss from a Rose' by Seal  (3 days left)
Sketch Saturday 'follow the sketch'  (4 days left)
My Mums Craft Shop blog challenge-17- 'lots-of-layers'  (5 days left)
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Less Is More 'Die Cut'

Good evening all!

I hope that you are having a lovely bank holiday weekend. Shame about the weather here - very heavy showers :(

Still perfect crafting weather and here is my card for today:

I used:
LOTV Nitwits 'Candles & Cake' paper
Britannia Dies for the Happy Birthday
Die- Namics 'Blueprints 8' (stitched square)
Gems from stash

This was a little fiddly to get the Happy Birthday back into the die cut!

I probably should have chosen a darker paper to make it pop more but I wanted some paper which had Happy Birthday wording on.

So that's my card and criticism for today!!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a lovely rest of the long weekend.
Less Is More 'use a die cut'

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge

Good afternoon all.

Well just after my post yesterday the rain came :( so next time it is forecast and doesn't arrive I will keep quiet!!

I did manage to dodge the showers in the afternoon and plant up some pot's which adds a nice bit of colour to the garden. I had a bit of a shock at the garden centre at the cost of plants nowadays - is it me or have they shot up in price?

When I dig in the garden I get 'help' from my oldest chicken who is eager to find worms but I have to watch where I put my trowel to avoid her toes!!
There is one thing that we don't need - slug pellets!

On to today's card:

I have made it to enter into Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge 'butterfly + doily'.
Everything on the card apart from the doily and twine were free from a magazine so no stamping required!  (oh yes and I did use some liquid pearls and an eyelet)

So that's me for today - hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
Eve x

Monday, 19 May 2014

Penny Black Whispers AGAIN!!

Good morning blog world!!
What a beautiful morning it is too. Not like the rain that I think was forecast :)

I have had a lovely weekend - gardening, reading and a bit of crafting squeezed in, perfect!
Hubby and eldest had a football match on Saturday and Sunday and youngest is revising for his exams.

Here is today's card:
Yes it's my Penny Black Whispers again - well I figured that I'd better get my money's worth!

I also used:
Papermania Capsule Collection 'Parisienne Blue'
Stampin Up! Teeny Tiny sentiments
Gel pen and ribbon from stash.

Well I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are and hope that you have a fab week.
Thanks for stopping by.
Eve x
Less Is More  'Flowers'  (4 days left)
Penny Black Saturday challenge  'Your favourite PB stamp' (second entry)  18 days left
Penny Black and More  'Anything Goes' I think that this is also my second entry (9 days left)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

New Home Card

Good evening all.

Glorious weather here today and it looks like the weekend is going to be the same - Woo Hoo!

Here is today's card:

Items used:
Pink Petticoat image
LOTV Bear Necessities papers and sentiment tag
SB scalloped oval die
XCut oval die
Twine, eyelet and buttons from stash

Sketch and Stash challenge (10 days left)  My neglected items are the image as it has never been used and my LOTV sentiment tags
ABC challenge  (13 days left)   'L for lots of layers'
Papertake Weekly  (4 days left)  'Pretty Pastels'
Simon Says Stamp blog  'Die Crazy' - hope my ovals count! (5 days left)
I think that this is my first new home card - hope you likey!
Thanks for stopping by and TTFN.
Eve x

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Penny Black 'Buzz in the Air!'

Hello there lovely blog people!

Just a quick post as it is getting late so straight on with the card:

Items used:
Penny Black 'Buzz in the Air!' 2615H
Tonic papers
Fiskars flower punch
Pink Petticoat sentiment

Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge  'Spring Flowers' (also showcasing the lovely Penny Black stamps)  14 hours left
Papertake Weekly  'Pretty Pastles'  (6 days left)

So that's me for today short and sweet - well I am short but I don't know if you would say sweet!!
Thanks for stopping by - TTFN
Eve x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Penny Black 'Whispers'

Hello all.
Hope you are well and having a great day.
Much of my time is still spent 'chicken watching' as I explained in this post from my other blog (Eve Marie Makes).
They have settled down a bit but now the new ones just fly up to the top of the coop which is about 5 foot high and stay there until I let the others out in the garden and they know that it is safe to come down!!

On to today's card:

Items used:
Penny Black stamp 3377K Whispers
Stampin Up 'Mocha Morning' papers download (I think that they are my favourite papers)
Stampin Up 1 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/2 circle punches
Stampin Up 1 3/4 scalloped circle punch
Josy Rose nail heads
Gel pen
Rubber Stamp Tapestry sentiment
Button and ribbon from stash

I have combined a few challenges with this card and would like to enter:
Sketch and Stash challenge (5 days left) My neglected items are my nail heads which I should use more often!!
Pixie's-snippets-playground 'use snippets'(3 days left)
Papertake Weekly  'Anything goes'  (5 days left)
Penny Black Saturday challenge 'Your favourite Penny Black stamp' - SERIOUSLY!!! How the heck can anyone chose their favourite!! LOL!  Well I chose this one as it was the MOST difficult to get hold of - as in 'AUSTRALIA' !! But I just had to have it and I'm glad that I have.

So that's all folks as Bugs Bunny would say!!
Thanks for stopping by my little old blog today - TTFN

Eve x
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