Thursday, 12 July 2012

Poorly Hubby

My darling hubby is in hospital. Which is the best place for him, as he's been suffering so badly. Finally we know why! He needs his gall-bladder out but it's so inflammed right now, they have to stabilize his inflammation and treat the pain, so it's four days without his wonderful sense of humour keeping us all smiling. I haven't even been able to visit him yesterday, because my small dude is running a high fever! So grateful to one of my lovely pals who will be coming over tonight to babysit, so I can pop in and give my hubby a little visit to lift his spirits. Georgie has been busy colouring up a sweet digi from Sliekjes blog to give to her papa. He doesn't have a broken leg, but we thought it still fitted the occasion perfectly. Will update with pic, when she's finished.

Off to start packing for our house shift this weekend. Wondering if there's anything else the Universe would like to throw at me right now?!!! Thanks for popping in. Wends x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Gorgeous Girl

I have a quick post this morning. My hubby is in hospital, so my day will be very full. But I so needed some 'destress' time last night, so threw together a really quick card for the Sugar Bowl challenge, with a really lovely 'Gorjuss Girl' stamp I have called Foxy.

Here she is...

Rushing out door now. Have an awesome day xxx

I'm back on 4 June 2013 with a little update on this card, the inside of the card I never posted previously. But I was searching through some photos for my latest post and found the inside pic, so thought I'd add this today. So here it is ...


I also never posted the details of the card, so thought I'd update those too. The paper I used is a yummy First Edition paper from the Desert Blooms pad and the gingham paper is from a forever friends paper pad, but I don't have those details to hand. The image is available here. The beautiful lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. Okay, that's all, just wanted to update the missing details. Hope you're having a fabby day xxxx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

San Diego Sweethearts

I love this Tiddly Inks image and have used it a couple of times just recently to celebrate weddings and anniversaries. This one however, was to celebrate my baby sister's first wedding anniversary. She is 'Scandanavian Blonde', our Swedish genes came out in her beautifully! So I did my best to do her gorgeous blonde hair justice in this image and her hubby is of Persian descent, so I also tried to do his gorgeous tanned skin tone justice. It's not perfect, but when they get the card, there'll be no denying who the couple is meant to represent! So I'm chuffed with the overall effect.

I thought the yellow papers looked great to set off the lovely blonde hair and found some papers that toned perfectly in my stash. I'm not sure where the papers are from. The background paper is relatively new, which came I think from my Scrapbooking magazine as a giveaway. The other papers I'm not sure, I'll have to rummage through again and try to pin down their sources. Will update when I know.

The stunning guipure lace is Wild Orchid Crafts and the sweet heart and decorative corner is from Whimsy. I edged all the layers with tea dye Ranger Distress Ink as the Walnut ink I tend to favour was too dark against the yellow. The amber pearls are from Mei Flower and the doily and sentiment are from stash.

Thanks for looking today. I hope you like what you see. Thanks for visiting my little corner of the blogasphere. Hugs, Wends x

Update: The papers were a magazine cover gift, but I believe they are from Pink Petticoat.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Lavender Sky

I have a sweet card using a Saturated Canary image today - Ava. This is a lovely 'freebie' from Krista Smith, which just captured my attention immediately. The look of innocence and all the sweet frilly layers on her dress, I just love it! I'm planning to give this to a friends daughter for her birthday and went for a lovely 'sunny blonde' as her daughter has the most stunning sunny blonde hair. I added a little glitter to the highlight areas for fun and just to see how it would turn out and I'm quite pleased with my experiment. I glittered the balloon first and am not so sure it's not a little OTT, but overall, I'm pretty pleased with this lil' cutie. I masked the image to create the lavender sky behind. I haven't tried this technique before and I'm so happy with how it came out. I really wanted to keep the sky in the same colours as I'd chosen for the main image, so it almost has a 'dusk' feel about it.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Getting in the groove

Wow, weeks have passed and I just haven't had time to update my blog. Have loved going for visits to all the lovely card blogs out there though. We are shifting house in this next week, and it's likely I'm going to have to pack up my craft stuff until I'm back in New Zealand. Can't wait now, so excited to be going home! Now I just have to get into the groove of ruthless decluttering. I feel a clear out of my crafty stash coming on! I will try and get some of my images up in the next day or so, but this is a little hello from me until then. Thanks for visiting, Wends xxx
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