Thursday, 19 August 2010

Life of Riley!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing OK. I've been feeling a bit down this week- I bet you're thinking, does this girl ever cheer up?!!! My Mum's oncology appointment got cancelled because they said there was no point in discussing the chemo until her infection has cleared up. She had a scan on Monday which showed that she didn't have any "collections" which is good news so they basically think because she's been so ill, her body can't fight the infection and heal itself. So we just have to wait and hope it clears up. So that was a bit of a downer and I've just been missing my Dad alot this week, no reason for it, sometimes it just hits you.

Anyhow, I actually managed to make 3 cards this week!! I have to say this is because I'm slightly panicking over how many cards I've got to make over the next few months and I wanted to be well into my Christmas cards by now as I always leave them to the last minute and then end up getting sick of them by the end. So because I was feeling a bit low and needed some inspiration, I decided to treat myself to a load of new Christmasy crafting stash. Oh dear! I think I bought too much really but I'll post a photo of what I bought (yet to arrive!) next time!

So onto my first card. It's mine and hubbie's 5 year anniversary next week. Can't believe we've been married that long!! So I used 3 stamps from the cute Elzybells Smooches set. Image is coloured with copics and cut out with nesties. Papers are from a free My Mind's Eye pad I picked up with one of the crafty mags. My hubbie is a big old softie so I thought he'd like this though I added the black touches to make it a bit more masculine!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Elzybells); Copics; Nesties; Paper (My Mind's Eye); Assorted cardstock; Gems (Lakeland); Punches (Martha Stewart & Woodware)

Yay! Now on to my new Riley stamps which I've been itching to use! This card is for one of our friends. Riley is coloured with copics. I added Liquid Pearls for the froth on the beer and glossy accents on the beer glass. Papers are by Basic Grey and sentiment is from the Hero Arts cupcake set. Both ribbons are recycled.

I'm going to enter this for:

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Riley & Hero Arts); Copics; Papers (Basic Grey); Nesties; Ribbons & Button (recycled)

And finally a second Riley card. My Mum asked me to make a card for her brother. Riley stamp again coloured with copics and more Basic Grey papers here. The wavy bit is a BG sticker. Buttons are made using a Sizzix die threaded with twine.

I'm going to enter this for:

ABC Challenge- blue

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Riley); Copics; Papers (Basic Grey); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Black fine liner; Wavy sticker (Basic Grey); Sizzix die; Twine (recycled); Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)

Hope you enjoyed dropping by today x


mckinkle said...

Hi Steph,

How lovely to see some of your little beauties on show today! I REALLY love the BG papers youve used, especially the really funky one on the bottom card for your Uncle!

Try not to be too hard on yourself, youre dealing amazingly well considering everything that is going on right now. You wouldnt be human if you didnt get stressed under the circumstances. You vent off and get it off your chest if thats what you want to do, Im sure all of your followers will completely understand.

I cant wait to see your new festive stash Steph, be sure to get a photo!

Have a FAB anniversary next week!

Keryn x

E.T said...

these are adorable cards!!

Vintage Milly said...

Hi there Steph, thank you for joining in with us over at SS&S. I love your card, the image is so cute. Thank goodness I am not the only one who is crafting for Christmas already. I am sorry to hear about your sad times at the moment, I do hope things get better for your family. Best wishes and good luck,


These are lovely x You keep your chin up hun x Leigh x