Tuesday, 9 March 2010

A few cards this week...

It's all about cards at the moment, whether it is birthdays or Mothers Day, but that's what I have been up to this week.

This card was for a little pal of Tom's, whose party was last week :) I used an old Sugar Nellie stamp, and stamped the balloon 8 times seeing as he was 8 :) I coloured him in with my trusty watercolour pencils.
This was my first attempt at an easel card, and I really like them.
This next card is for the next door neighbour of Mark's parents, who will be 90 very soon. Unfortunately she is not in good health, and it is probable that she will be leaving her house to go into a nursing home :(
I used a topper thing that I got from Craftwork Cards yonks ago, I found them when I was having a clear out!!

This next card is the Mothers Day card for my MIL. I tried my hand at a shutter card, and after much cursing and swearing I finally came up with this. I don't know why I had so much trouble.... Thanks to my Norty friend Anne, for the inspiration xx
I used my Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp on this card, and the papers are basic Grey. Again I used watercolour pencils for colouring in the image :)

This is the card for my Mum. Again I used the Daisy stamp from Sugar Nellie, and Basic Grey papers, and I cardlifted this one from one of the Sugar Nellie DT, but can't remember who - but it'll be either Marlene or Tiets as I love their work... The sentiment stamp is from Elzybells.

As well as making cards, I have been busy in the kitchen. I am on holiday from work for a few weeks now, and have a nice long list of recipes I want to try before I go back to work. Yesterday I tried my hand at Hot Cross Buns, and they turned out OK, but not very pretty looking - I need a new piping bag me thinks - and definitely not photogenic. Mind you, they must have tasted OK, as there were only a couple left this morning LOL. Today has been biscotti day, as I tried a lovely chocolate and hazelnut recipe from Feb's Good Food Magazine. They are quite tangy, as there is also orange zest in them. Might need a stop watch to time how long they last when the gannets get in....
I think there's just enough time before the school run to flick through my new CK magazine that dropped on my mat this morning... and maybe just one more biscotti...


Anne C said...

Sarah I love the cards and your colouring is fabulous:)

** Paula ** said...

The cards are fantastic! love the colouring in technique - lovely!

Beth said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to get those stamps! Lovely techniques Iflorist.co.uk

Erika said...

Hi Sarah
Found you loving all your cards. I sat and had a go at the easel card and really enjoyed it. You were missed today but glad you've had a great afternoon out with the family.