Thursday, 22 July 2010


Hi All ...... I'm here again with another card that i made for my grand-son Drew's 3rd birthday .  Where does time to ?? !!! ..It just seems like yesterday that he was born !  As you get older you may slow down but time speeds up at a terrific rate , it feels as if all i've done is blink my eyes and 50 yrs have shot past !! I find it frightening ... but we cant stop the hands of 'old father time ' can we ??!!

I used a white card for the base , and then layered it first with navy card and then pale blue .  Around the pale blue layered i added a dark blue ribbon .  I then edged the card in silver zig zag peel offs .

 I used another digital stamp , this time i used one from 'Mo's Digital Pencil Shop ' called 'Taking a Break' .... there are some beautiful stamps on here and i shall be going back for more !   I picked this as Drew's mum , my daughter Ruth , bought a Great Dane around this time last year ... he's called Milo and is as draft and a brush !! ..Well Drew and Milo are like best buddies , they follow each other around , Drew will quite often fall asleep on Milo ...... so when i saw this i just had to use it ...   I used 'Cosmic Shimmer Paints ' again and added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Glue in places ....added some flowers , not to much as he is a boy so u cant go to OTT with a boy's card .  Down in the corner i used some other peel-offs ..the outline of box's of presents i coloured these in with Glitter Pens ...added some peel off stars and a couple of other things and Bobs your Uncle all done ... This is the first time i've done a Easel Card so i am very pleased with the result .

This is Milo  ....
What a big boy he his !!! ...My son is 6 ft 4 in so you can see the height !!                  

Well thats all from me today ... hope life is treating you kind ...take care and hugs to you all xxxxxx

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Good morning .... Its been a busy couple of weeks .  Had x-rays done on both my knees to try and find out if the pain i get in legs could be something to do with my knee joints and not all down to my ' Fibromyalgia ' .  Should get the results in around a weeks time .  Also my mum hasn't been too good .  She had a scan done on her kidney's .  She has had problems with those over the last few years , but they showed more or less what they expected . But the scan has shown a mass above her kidney's , so they want her to have a CT scan now to see more fully what is going on .  So it has been a worrying stressful time here . ........................................ However i have managed to finish a couple of cards .  It was my Grand-daughter's Laurens 10th Birthday last Tuesday so i'm going to put this one up first .   It is my first time using DIGI stamps , but i've seen such beautiful cards that have been made using them that i thought i would give it go .  I found a lovely site called ' Whoopsi Daisy Design's ' ... beautiful imagies and very reasonable prices , there is also a challenge blog ' Whoopsi Daisy Challenge ' .  Take a look you wont be disappointed !

I used white card as a base , then layered with a pale pink one .  The patterned paper i used is from Papermania's Rose Garden .  The image as already stated is from the Whoopsi Daisy Design's ' , i sized this using 'Open Office ' , i picked the drawing one . I coloured the image using ' Cosmic Shimmer Paints ' and H20's , after it was dry i picked some of the image out with Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles Aqua .  I ran the image through my 'Cuttlebug ' using 'Spellbinders Nestabilities Lables 10 ' and i also run  some glitter paper through the 'Cuttlebug ' using the same nestabilities but the size up .  I then layered the coloured  image on top of the pink glitter paper and then layered this on top of the flowered paper .  I added some ribbon , which i bought from our local cake making shop !! Added some flowers and roses , which i added the ' Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles ' to around the edges .  The Happy Birthday sentiment was layered in the same card and paper .  On each of the corners i also added some brads .  Hope you like it .  As i said it is the first time i have used Digi Stamps and also the first time i think that i have used pattered paper .  

Well thats all from me now , i will add the other card in the next few days but i should be off doing the shopping lol !! .... Bye for now .......Love and hugs Melita xxx