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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Going on a bus ride

I rarely use buses.   Living in a little village, they are very infrequent and I have little patience for queuing and hoping it will arrive on time!  I do remember using the buses regularly with my school friends as a kid though. It was the only way I was getting to school so I had little choice.  Of course we always sat at the back (we were the cool kids, unbelievably I know) and there was always the one or two of us scribbling our homework frantically on the 15 minute ride!  Those were the days.  Now I frantically type on my laptop on the train into work most mornings.  Nice to know some things just don't change.

But anyhoo, enough of my reminiscing.  Making this card brought back all of those memories...



We didn't have special school buses though, just the regular red bus and a journey cost less than 10p. I have no idea how much it costs today but a whole lot more I should imagine!

Sorry, there I go reminiscing again.  Back to the card.  I used the really sweet bus from the SugarPea Designs Teacher's Pet set and the sentiment is from the Hat's Off to You set.  I also used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and the papers are by Doodlebug (yellow) and Simple Stories (blue clouds).  I'm giving this to a friend who loves to use the buses now they have their free bus pass as a recent retiree!  And he always says he must remember his glasses so he can watch the world go by!

I've enjoyed writing this post.  I don't usually go on about personal stuff - I mean, who's interested, right?!! - so I hope I haven't bored you too much!

I'm off now - lunch with the parents, a dog walk and then an early night for another manic week at work.  See you next week!


Saturday, 18 October 2014

All shapes and sizes

I'm very late with this DT post - work just doesn't seem to be slowing down and then an emergency hit - WHAM!  All crafting out of the window this week.  But, better late than never and I joined in with the All Shapes and Sizes theme over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week.




I decided to recycle a couple of lollipop holders and I used La-La Land Crafts Tombstones and Eerie Bats dies.  I really love the LLLC dies - I'm always inspired to create with just them and no stamps - gasp!!

Check out the rest of the shapely DT inspiration over at the blog here.  I will be back soon with my SugarPea Designs DT post - see you then!



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Best witches! And a new Whimsie Doodle challenge!

It's time a for new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles and this month the theme is GETTING KINDA SPOOKY!  Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I totally love making cards for it!  Here is my Doodlelicious Diva make using the super gorgeous Lizzie Standing Witch...



She's so beautiful and I love her little outfit with her stripy socks!  I also used La-La Land Crafts bats and fence dies and the star embossing is Craft Concepts.  The orange striped paper is a bit of scrap so can't remember who that's by - sorry!

Check out the rest of the Doodlelicious Diva spooky inspiration and get all the deets on how to win prizes over at the blog here!  I'll be back on Friday with my La-La Land Crafts DT post - see you then!


Friday, 10 October 2014

Let's fiesta!

(Please scroll down for my La-La Land Crafts DT post!)





It's time for the SugarPea Designs October Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop where we showcase our newest release! It's the usual rules - hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe!


Here is my make using the fantastic Let's Fiesta stamp set...



Isn't he so much fun?!  I matched him up with fun My Minds Eye papers and added some embossed white cardstock in the background for some interest.

Here's the list of designers if you want to join us on our hop!





I'll be back later on with my La-La Land Crafts DT post - see you then!

Hidden extra

It's time for some Hidden Extra inspiration over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week and there's already been some amazing projects this week!  I must say that I didn't have a clue what to do for it and then I saw how upset one of work friends at the moment so I decided to make her this card to encourage her to make those changes in her life that she keeps talking about but never seems able to take forward...



I'm pretty pleased with how this came out and I really hope it cheers my friend up.  I used lots of lovely LLLC dies - Beautiful Day Sentiments SetLotus DieStitched Scallops Border Die and Open Leaf Flourish Die.  I used papers from the Lili of the Valley Country Meadow pad.

Okay, well that is it from me today but I'll be back this weekend with my Doodlelicious Diva make - ttfn!


Sunday, 5 October 2014

More penguin love!

Hi all, hope you've a good weekend.  I feel rather virtuous - I've done some gardening (the worst activity I can think of) and spent some time decorating one of the bedrooms.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time for crafting but I did manage to make a birthday card this evening using one of my all time favourite stamp sets called Rice Rice Baby by SugarPea Designs...





I just love love love this little fella!  And I love all of the sentiments in this set too - makes it so versatile!  For my card I used Carta Bella's It's a Celebration papers and a La-La Land Crafts Stitched Nested Circle die.

I'm off now to do something less virtuous - drink alcohol!  And wind down ready for another busy  busy work week!  Thanks for visiting and see you next week!


Friday, 3 October 2014

To doodle or not to doodle?

This week's inspiration over at La-La Land Crafts is "oodles of doodles" - I rarely doodle as I like symmetry and neatness too much!  Still, I had a go and ended up with this...



Yeah, I know I didn't get my dashes evenly sized nor in perfectly lines!  It's driving me nuts looking at it, lol!!  But I love the stamp which is the very sweet Christmas Bell Marci.  I also used the Snowflake Banner die (I used DCWV glitter cardstock with it)Christmas Hill Border die die and the fishtail banner die from the Stitched Elements die set.  The papers are by DoCrafts (I totally love these papers!).


Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: C03, C05, C09
Outfit: R00, R02, R05, R08, C03, C05, C09
Bell: Y21, YR23, YR27, B000, B01, B02



You can see the rest of the gorgeous design team inspiration over at the blog here.  I'll be back this weekend with my SugarPea Designs and Lili of the Valley DT posts.  TTFN!


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