Friday, 14 February 2014

A Bit of Monster Love!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're all alright?

Quick post today for the latest challenges over at Bugaboo Stamps and Papertake Weekly. As it's Valentine's Day the Bugaboo challenge is 'Love' and Papertake Weekly's is 'With a Heart' where you have to have a heart somewhere on your project.
Now, I don't do Valentine's Day, not because I'm single or think it's a conspiracy between sweet companies to get you to buy chocolate but because I don't think you should show someone how much you love them on the same day of the year that everyone else is doing it. It should be little things you do throughout the rest of the year that show them.

But anywho, enough of my skeptical-ness on to today's card! And here's what I've made:


I used Bugaboo's 'Love Monsters' which is new this week and they are just so adorable! It was a bit interesting colouring them in because I ended up printing the image 5cm wide so it would fit in the aperture and the aperture would fit on the card.


I used Berry Red, Burgundy, Crimson, Hot Pink, Ivory, Lipstick Red, Poppy and Red Promarkers to colour them. They are all different shades of Red but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well.
The aperture was cut with Spellbinders Standard Circles Small.


The little embellishments are from Lili of the Valley's 'Set 22 Love Sentiments' which I stamped in Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Inks and used the third impression to get a slightly faded look to them. The stitched border was stamped in the same way using one of the stamps from Visible Image's 'The Sewing Room' set.

Hope you like it!

Erica

=)

P.S. As you can see from the sidebar, I won the August colour challenge over at Bugaboo but I didn't actually realise that until the beginning of this year! I e-mailed and the lovely Tammy said I could still claim the prize which was so lovely! I bought quite a few Chrimble digis but one of the ones I bought, I used on this card here =)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Hello!

Hope everyone's alright? We're having some horrible weather here in the UK at the moment, it hasn't been too bad here up North but there's been lots of flooding in the South although it does look like it's coming this way! I went into town after work today and it was only raining a little bit when I left but it was chucking it down and so windy when I got into town that I was nearly blown into traffic! I was very glad to get home and get into my nice warm pyjamas!

We had a bit of an exhausting weekend as myself and my sister were helping my Mum pack up everything in her house because she's moving at the beginning of March. She moving into a bungalow just down the street and myself and my sister obviously don't live there any more and she doesn't need a three bedroom house to herself.
I got a bit upset when we took apart my old bed because we'd lived there for about 15 years so it was quite sad that I didn't have a proper bed at Mum's anymore! =( I don't know what I'll be like on moving day, I just be in tears the entire time probably!

In other news! We (LOTV) were on Create and Craft TV on Monday with lots of lovely new Art and Paper pads and they were so popular C&C had to cancel the afternoon show because there wasn't enough stock left!
I'd sent my little topiary to Dawny to take on the show as a sample because it used two of the new pads and she said lots of people at C&C were commenting on it and I've had some lovely comments from customers too which is really nice! =D My Mum recorded the show and keeps showing the bit with my tree to everyone who goes round!

It was also Mum's birthday yesterday (21 again!) so I thought I'd show you the card I made her from myself and my sister.


I used Tiddly Inks' 'Anna Belle Birthday Wishes' digi stamp, the papers are 'Perfect Pair' and 'Promises' from LOTV, the sentiment is also LOTV 'Simply Sophisticated' the butterflies are Cheery Lynn 'Exotic Butterflies Small', the banner is La La Land 'Folding Banners' and the oval behind the image is Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals'


I always have the urge to colour TI images with red hair and I don't know why but this time it worked our great as my Mum has red hair! I coloured her using Apricot, Aubergine, Blush, Bright Green, Ginger, Leaf Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Maroon, Oatmeal, Pear Green, Plum and Yellow Promarkers.

Right, I'm off to make myself another cup of tea and either cuddle up in bed with Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' or do some Distress Ink colouring.

Hope you like the card!

Erica

=)