Sunday, 17 May 2009

Catch up time

My pc decided to close itself down on me Friday lunchtime, and I we were at a birthday party yesterday so didn't even switch my pc on. So it's time for a quick card catch up.

First up is my card for Just Christmas and Birthdays as you can see I went for the christmas option, there is a lovely sketch to follow. I adore this snowman image and used him a lot for my cards last year but left him black and white, so I decided to jazzy him up with a bit of colour!! My papers are from my new Papermania Naughty and Nice Christmas pad that I picked up in the sale, the gems are from Poundland and the sticky ribbon from my stash. This card also qualifies for the Secret Crafter challenge 'Glitter' as he sparkles nicely as I have highlighted the snow with glitter glue!This card is again covering 2 challenges well 3 really as I have used the Sketch and Stash sketch, my card has a horse on it for the Papertake Weekly 'Animalia' theme and as my card is suitable for a child this is also going to be my entry for My Time to Craft.and finally, I have once more used the Sketch and Stash sketch (this is so versatile!) and this is my card for the Whiff of Joy 'friendship' challenge. This card is amongst one of my favourites, I think it is so pretty, and the flowers which I originally rejected absolutely make the card so nice. (Hubby brought them home from work for me along with some others which someone had thrown away, the others are rather big and I thought these were too little, that was until I looked at them properly and now wish he'd found more!!!!)Well that's it for crafty makes until I make some more lol!!

As I mentioned yesterday we went to my friends as her youngest son was having his birthday party. It was a carnival feel with games such as hook a duck, knock the cans down, guess how many marbles in the jar, lucky dip, face painting, it was really good. All my friends hubby's idea, he is so good with the children, Lillie and Hollie thoroughly enjoyed themselves and won a couple of prizes.
Today has been a lazy day, well apart from cleaning out the animals which is a task in itself. but Hollie has been in her element giving all the piggies individual cuddles! Here she is with Treacle our oldest piggy who just loves a good cuddle.


Zoe said...

Hello Joanne, I love all 3 of your cards. I love the images and the layout.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow you have been busy Joanne and three gorgeous cards, I love the sparkly snowman on your first card and those flower are beautiful on your last. Sounds like you all had a great time yesterday and sure sounded like a fun party. Love the picture of Holly and Treacle. Holly is adorable, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tracy said...

Oh what can I say , I just love all three cards. What a funky snowman card, nice to see something a bit different. I have the WOJ stamp and its so great and the colour are fab. What a find those flowers are, just beautiful Joanne.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Roxy said...

Wow!you have been busy! love them all but esp the snowman i love xmas tho!
cute photo too I can't wait till I'm showing off wedding ones!

take care

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards they all brilliant especially love the flowers on the last one.

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Rach said...

fabulous cards sweetie, great piccie of your little one. thank you for joining us at whiff of joy.x

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Joanne, and great glitter!
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

crafting diva said...

Morning Joanne wonderful selection of cards thanks so much for joining in with the sketch and stash challenge you done a great job I have just sent you an e-mail if you wanted to check it out have a good day.

Lesley said...

Great cards as always! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Becky said...

Wow Joanne!! Gorgeous cards, you do love the sketch don't you!! And your daughter looks very proud with her Guinea Pig, so sweet!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash again!
Love Becky xx

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Joanne, you've been busy, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx