Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just a last minute quickie

I needed to make a quick card to say thankyou to a very kind couple who invited us to the theatre on sunday and as I was reminded, proper edicate is that a thankyou should be sent within 48 hours of the event, so I really didnt have alot of time to make something special, or so I thought.......

I just love how easy it is to make a quick but stylish card with my cameo, I downloaded the template from the store and hey presto my card was cut in about a minute, the hardest part was folding it in half.

I added some thick paper for the insert and placed a square of the gorgeous hey girl paper my friend Wendy sent me in the spring swap to add some interest. I even had time to make an envelope with my crafters companion I bought at christmas and hadn't had time to play with.

I'm so super happy that my spring swap card made top 3 in the digi galore challenge

The play we saw was 'Cant forget about you and it was hilarious, very Belfast and if you ever get a chance to see it you definitely should (prepare to cringe though) x


Thanks for popping by

Kathy x

Miss Maggies 1st Birthday in pictures x

Happy Birthday Miss Maggie 

Im a little late in posting as Maggie was a year old on the 15th May but I just wanted to share some of the fun photos I took.  (and poor Daddy was away on business and missed it all)

1st we went to the playing fields for a run around with the other dogs so she wasn't too hyper for when she saw Grandad who now isn't so great on his feet.

notice how photo bribery with choco buttons isn't working terribly well (dont worry its doggy choco)

And when it does she has her grumpy 'stop taking my photo' ears on (if only she knew what was to come hee hee)

We then collected Grandad and went for lunch at the beach (so lucky with the weather it was glorious)

'your not fooling me again - your too close to the sea and I'm NOT going near it!!'

Being good for Grandad

'You don't mind if I have a nap while you eat your lunch, do you?'

After collecting her birthday balloon from my auntie Janet (who owns a balloon printing company) and dropping Grandad home we visited Granny and her Budgie Smokie

'Im not sure what to make of this feathery critter but it sure looks tasty'

After all that fun it was time to have a birthday party, just mummy and me.

'Right if you must, hurry up and get the picture'

Birthday kibbles

'I thought you'd at least get me a cake, this is my normal kibbles with a candle in it!!'

Thats what I think of your stupid hat

First birthdays are exhausting work

Using her bone as a pillow
Hope you enjoyed looking at her photos, we had so much fun and I just cant believe shes a year already. I never thought I'd love her so much but she has enriched our lives so much and now I cant imagine her not being in our lives 

Love Kathy and Maggie x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

My Spring swap card for Wendy

This is the card I made for Wendy, I love this image that Betty gave us for the swap. 

I accidently bought the wrong card to use with my promarkers and ended up with a mottled effect, although I liked it on the dress as it added texture. 

I used the trace function on my cameo to print and cut the digi which took some time to work out but I love that I don't have to hand-cut the images because I'm rubbish at cutting around images and have ruined so many after colouring them. I also cut the card out with the cameo, its so nice have so many different options for card bases now at the touch of a button (even if it drives me nuts sometimes and I end up wasting paper because I'm still learning). I can't believe Wendy and I made the same card base, especially as I'd never made one like this before, great minds hee hee. 

I added some punched flowers to her basket with liquid pearl centres and the paper roses were a gift from a friend who had them left over from her wedding stationary. I kept it quite simple as I wanted the image to stand out, I'm really happy with how she turned out in the end. 

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges 

The digi reminded me of a lovely day we went cycling in March last year, it was such a difference from this year when it snowed!!