Sunday 8 March 2009

Created by hand: Believe!

Two or three years ago I got a lot of pictures of flower fairies - not sure why, because I don't really go for them usually, so I still have quite a few of them.

This is a very quick and easy ard for this week's challenge on Created by hand: 'believe!' - just the addition of the chipboard 'believe' and a couple of epoxy stickers (and I don't know why I bought those either!):

Forever Friends: St David's Day

The challenge on Forever Friends this week was to take inspiration from St David's day. Unfortunately, I had no bear with daffodils, so in the end I cut out one of the bears from With Love paper pad and used some background paper that I had left over from some recent Easter decoupage cards. It's a terrible photo, but here's the card:

Happy Birthday Son

It's one of my stepson's birthday during this coming week and I needed to make a card from us and a card from mum. He is very keen of going to the gym, so I've based the cards around that theme.

I don't think he visits my blog, but if by any chance you happen to find your way here, Paul, then please look away!

For the card from mum I used this week's Sketch by Tamara 85:

The four different background papers were Guy's Life Earthtones:

For our card I used Imaginisce Go for Baroque paper for the main background and a few other bits and pieces, including the wide strip of K & Co Brooklyn. This is the first time for a long while that I've made a card without using a sketch to base it on or doing it for a challenge:

365 day 8 super sketchy Sunday

The challenge for day 8 on 365 cards is this sketch by Kazan Clark:

I couldn't resist making a card for this - and it's another man's card to fill one of the gaps. The paper is AMM serenity stripe, a free CD and a couple of other bits:

Difficult to get a photo because of the flash reflection on the CD.

The boring bits

I've just spent some time putting inserts into cards I've made recently - about 50 of them. They now need to be labelled and bagged.

I need to get this done before I make anything else, but I'm tempted now to put them aside in favour of making something.

I need to do some notebooks and post-it note folders before next Saturday - also want to put together some little gift boxes and bags, but, as usual, I could stray and make a few cards in between - need to check where my gaps are.

So, nothing to show you today (yet, anyway). I could also do with feeling better - my back is so painful it feels as if I haven't taken any painkillers.