Friday 29 April 2011

Very Proud to be British Today....

I am watching the Royal Wedding .... When we Brits 'do' a 'DO' we get it RIGHT....Yeah! ...... I am having a grizzle and I don't care !

E x

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Easter Break.... Stash in the 'Van!

Lovely and sunny

Hello, We had the most fantastic Easter break and enjoyed ourselves enormously. I hope you did too!

The weather was great, our friends were super company and the 'girls'! went on adventures everyday!
Not going anywhere without my COPICS!
I made four cards so I will post one each day for the next few days.

However, I am posting twice today... 'Cos I would like to show you some of the stash I  took away with me!

Please be aware that the cupboards over the top and around the bed are also FULL of stuff! 

Colouring work station!
We were only away for five days so I will be REALLY loading the 'van up' when we go for our holidays proper!!

The cupboards here contain 'goodies to eat and drink.


Thanks for popping by and I will post the first of the cards I managed to make, in an hour or two, so please come back and have a look .... many thanks
Eileen xx

No time to cook!

The loo and shower are at the back, behind the door you can just see.
The cupboards are also loaded with stash!

Just a 'few bits' here!!

Saturday 23 April 2011

Nestabilities Stars and a Digital image From Kenny 'K'

Hi everyone, from a very warm and sunny Romney Marsh in Kent. Ken and I along with 'the girls' and friends, Ian and Karen, are spending a few happy days down here over the Easter break.

We are staying on a small and very quiet campsite in our Caravans that are 'stuffed' with card making stash and all sorts of 'goodies to eat and drink!

I have taken some pictures to show you but as the site  has NO Internet connection I am using my 'dongle' to upload to my blog and because of the time it is taking and the all the 'crashes' as it shows off and disconnects! I am losing the will to live with it, so I will upload more pictures when we get back home.

I cannot send emails either but I can RX them, so Anne, if you are reading this the Die Set you are after is a Marianne Creatables (leaves and a flower) and I purchased it from Crafts u Love.... sorry  I cannot remember the correct name of it .... I will reply to your smashing comments when I return to the land of proper Internet coupling!
This card is for my grandson Matthew and I have used my Nestabilities Stars and A Kenny 'K' digi Image called 'Teen idol' Matt isn't a teenager yet but has THAT attitude if you know what I mean!

I have coloured it with Copic markers and used Polychromous Pencils to highlight the shaded areas. The sentiment is a 'freebie' from Ikki at her wonderful Cuttlebug Cupboard.  
My 'trusty' Quickutz Dies have been employed again to cut some corners, I find these are great for more masculine cards and I have also used a Martha Stewart punch in the 'mix'!

 I am spending today with my crafty mate Karen as our hubbies are clearing off to photograph some wildlife and we will be..... Mmmmmmmmm.... what shall we do?  I know! make some cards and enjoy the sunshine! 

I hope you are having a lovely time during Easter, take care, enjoy and thanks for popping by my blog.

Eileen xx

Saturday 2 April 2011

A Crealies Template and New Marianne Creatables English Rose Die = A Royal Wedding Card!

Hello, just a quick post today to show you how I got on with my 'Royal Wedding Card' lol!
This is how I did it .....!

I dusted off my Cricut Expressions Machine and cut some circles to use with my Crealies Template.
( Link is here for Crealies  Go to the 'Simple Shortcuts' page and it's called template no1.)

The circle sizes are..... 2  x Five and three quarter inches in white card stock for the base, 1 x Five and a half inches in red, 1 x Five inches in white and finally 1 x Four and half inches in pale blue.

You will also need to cut more circles to decorate the inside of your card if you wish.
There is a hinge included on the template to cut out, so you can join your base white card stock together.

Its all pretty straight forward. I used my Going Places Cartridge in my Cricut.

Hinge your white base card circles together at the top and stick the red circle to the white base.

Lay the smaller white circle and the pale blue circle onto your Template, (white onto 'A' and Blue onto 'B' and draw the straight lines ONLY making sure your circles are central on the template!  (using the natural curve of the circles avoids any freehand circle cutting!)

I hope that all makes sense!  I then used my guillotine to cut out the shapes on the straight lines.... Phew!Still with me?

I layered them onto the card (see my pictures) and plonked on a few paper roses!

My new English Rose Die from Marianne Creatables is so easy to use and I love the effect.  Available from Craftsulove 

There are two dies one small and one large, the small rose fits inside the larger rose.
A few brads and before you can say 'Westminster Abbey' job done!

I know Wills and Kate will adore this so I expect a piece of wedding cake will come winging my way to say thank you. lol!

This card is a very quick one once you have cut the circles out and the Crealies Template is so versatile, I use it a lot.

Thanks for looking today and I hope to see you again soon ....BTW I am thrilled to see some new followers from the USA ..... Hello and welcome, thanks for following me, all my followers are 'stars'!
I will be blog hopping over the rest of my weekend so no 'Shout Out' today but two next time, I promise.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Eileen xx