Monday, 16 April 2012

A Little Bit Of Humphrey

Hi there

Only one week into retirement and I am exhausted, so I decided to check out the meaning of 'retirement' and this is what I found:

1.   The action or fact of leaving one's job and ceasing to work!
2.  The period of one's life after leaving one's job and ceasing to work!

I am obviously a novice at this retirement malarkey since I feel more tired this week than when I was working!!  Still, I am prepared to give it more time and to continue purely for research purposes, you understand,  as I am secretly enjoying myself!!

Today's card was made for a close friend and it was created using the following items:

8" x 8" scalloped card From Crafts UK
Papers printed from Humphrey's Corner CD from Crafter's Companion
Marianne Creatables Die 
Martha Stewart Border Punch 
Magnolia Flower Die from Dies to Die For
Kanban Crystal Gems
Small piece of Mirri Card from my stash
Humphrey's Corner Rubber Stamp from Crafter's Companion
Image was coloured using Copic Pens 
White Organza Ribbon from my stash
Flower Brad from my stash

I loved colouring this image as it was very easy to shade and anyway I just love Humphrey!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I hope you like it, see you soon.


Friday, 13 April 2012

Back Again

Hello everyone

I haven't been around much recently due to lots of other commitments such as retiring, and subsequently looking after my beautiful grandchildren.  I have also made a start on a scrapbook which I am making for a very special occasion but I can't say too much as it is to be a surprise, but once finished I will post a few of the pages.  It is certainly a labour of love as I have already completed twelve pages and I am not even half way through yet.  As you can imagine this has taken up a lot of my time but now that I have officially joined the ranks of the 'ladies that lunch' I will hopefully have a lot more time for crafting!!

The card above was made a little while ago but I have not been able to post it until now.  The following items were used in its construction:

8" x 8" card blank from Crafts UK
Papers from Pink Petticoat
Ribbon roses from Creative Expressions (purchased from Purple Butterfly Crafts)
Lili of the Valley Image
Magnolia Floral Die
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

I am entering this card in the Papertake Weekly April Showers (or Water Water Everywhere)

I hope you like the card and I will see you soon.