Sunday 5 August 2012

Two for the price of one.

Good morning crafters - hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Wow what a fabulous day yesterday for British sport, with a rush for gold medals at the Olympics - go Team GB!! Amazingly proud of Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford + our rowing and cycling stars - what an achievement! 

I managed to make a couple of cards yesterday in-between being glued to the TV, so I'm posting them now before settling down this afternoon to cheer on Andy Murray in the tennis finals - keeping everything crossed!!

My first card today is a birthday card using what I have decided is my all-time favourite LotV stamp. 

This bunny is just so fluffy looking and has such an innocent and wondrous facial expression as it reaches out to the gorgeous butterfly - it's perfect!! So can you imagine my agitation and distress when I went to my stamp box to retrieve it and it wasn't there !!??!! I must have turned the house upside down as I ruffled through various cupboards and drawers with increasing agitation, crying feebly "I've lost my bunny!!" to the bemusement of my husband! I was almost in tears of relief when I found it, hiding along with a few other uninked LotV teddies at the back of a cupboard.

Stamps: LotV "Patchwork Butterfly"; sentiment by Dimension Fourth;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Dovecraft "Spring Drop";
Supplies: flowers mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts (one small lilac/white bloom form Crafts4U2Do); pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: large, small and lacy circle nestabilities; Magnolia Doohickey "lovely fence" and "swirly butterfly" dies (both available from Dies To Die For); Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Wild Orchid Challenge #55 - Round in Circles

My second card today is for the Less Is More challenge - Blue + Green. Interesting colour combo this as for me it very much around nature; but at the same time green stemmed flowers don't necessarily look right with blue flower heads  lol!. However I'm hoping that they do in some cases, cos this is what I made.

Stamps: Lavinia "Dandelions"; Penny Black "letter background" (1999L); Penny Black sentiment "flourish birthday" (4071F);
Media: fluid chalk inks;
Supplies: sparkly gems from The Hobby House; small wooden dragonfly form my stash.

Less Is More #79 - Blue & Green
Sweet Stampin' - Books and Text
Our Creative Corner - Nature & Bling
Cute Card Thursday #228 - Clean and Simple
Challenge Up Your Life #75 - Everything Goes

Off now to tackle some ironing before sitting down to an afternoon of tennis :-)


Chrissie said...

What a pretty LIM card Pauline, I love those blossom stamps.
Super creation.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Claire said...

Two gorgeous cards hun. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Minckler said...

Hello Pauline,
Both of your cards are just sensational. I'm certainly pleased to hear that you didn't have to recruit the services of the search and rescue team for your little bunny stamp. ;)
As for your nature card, I just have to say that I love this color combination of dandelions. If all of mine looked like this, I wouldn't have the heart to mow them down like I do now!
The elements of your dragon fly, background and flowers are just wonderful and the little bit of bling is perfect for our challenge.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
Lisa xx

heidy said...

Theyre both gorgeous,thanks for joing CCT this week,hope to see next time!!
Hugs Heidy

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards, especially love the bunny one! :D And such lovely pretty colours too :)

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous cards; love the text background and the soft blues in your second card. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Ellibelle said...

Stunning cards Pauline. I especially love that cute little bunny!
So glad you shared with us at penny black and more!

brenda said...

Good morning Pauline,

The Olympics certainly are giving us all something to cheer about, it's totally addictive viewing and our athletes really have done us proud.

Another really lovely card,thanks you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline, especially love the LOTV one its so cute but the LIM is beautiful too.

Sharon said...

Great take on the LIM challenge. Love it.
Sharon x

Kathyk said...

Two FABULOUS cards and both so very different


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty LIM card and a fantastic bunny card, fantastic colouring and arrangement of the flowers.

Warm hugs

Linby said...

What a lovely LIM card.
thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black & More - I love that spray of flowers and beautifully coloured too.
Lynn x

Unknown said...

Wow Pauline, two fabulous cards, both so beautiful in their own way.. mmm I should come here more often :) and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Kim said...

Both are fabulous! Great text use, glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Jennifer said...

Love your blue and green card, Pauline - it is very artistically done.

I can see why the little bunny is your favourite! That is the cutest little guy, and your whole card is so beautiful - everything about it is stunning!

Jennifer. x

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous Pauline, the first one is sooo sweet anad adorable and the second one is so elegant :)

Tags xx

Sandra said...

Very nice cards!!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

HelenR said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'! Helen x

Mandi said...

Lovely card Pauline
Thanks very much
"LEss is More"

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is amazing,thank you for joining us at Die-ing for a challenge this time hugs Pops x x x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, love the delicate colours and the pretty stamp.
Thank you for joining in the Whiskers and/or wings challenge over at Penny Black and More at Allorts and good luck x Susan x

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline...though the first one is my favourite - soooo pretty...and it looks fabulous on my mantlepiece! ;0)
Thanks so much!
Helen x

Tracy said...

A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Another set of stunners Pauline love them both! hugs me xx