Sunday, 30 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 60 - Make your own flowers/embellishments


I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :-)

It's time for another challenge from Dream Valley.... and I love this one!

Make your own flowers/embellishments

It has reminded me what fun it is to make my own scrunchy flowers :-) If you haven't seen them before, they're really quite simple to make.... You just use die cut scalloped circles of co-ordinating papers, spray them with a little water, scrunch, layer and allow to dry - simple! On this card I have fixed them together with little brads.....

A close-up so you can see them a bit better....

The rest of the DT have made some beautiful embellishments so please pop over and have a look and join in the fun!

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 59 - Father's Day


Hope you are all well! I've been having a bit of a rough time with my dodgy hip just lately and I've been finding I can't sit in one place for any length of time so I've combined this challenge from Dream Valley with my own personal challenge - complete a card before it gets too painful to sit in my craft room!

The actual challenge is:


although we're quite happy for you to enter any card for a man..... I always need to make several Father's Day cards as I have my own Dad, my father-in-law and my step-dad to make for so this year they all have variations on the same card which was quick and simple to make....

My son, George really wanted to join in too so he coloured the image on this one for me...... :-)

It was a great opportunity to use some nice brightly coloured papers that I don't often use :-) I hope you like them! Please pop over to Dream Valley to see what the rest of the team have created.

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 58 - Sports!

Hi there!

Wow! Have you been enjoying the beautiful weather??? We've had a lovely few days. Yesterday we went to Chester zoo - absolutely fantastic! The place is huge! I ache all over and my dodgy-old-lady hip (as I call it!) isn't thanking me today cos I'm not as fit and active as my lovely hubby..... He's a runner..... He did the London marathon a few years back and regularly takes part in local runs. Not something I could ever do - partly cos of my dodgy-old-lady hip, but partly cos I couldn't deal with being hot and sweaty in public :-)

Anyway, so that's the background to this card..... It's my hubby's birthday next week and I've made this card for our boys to give him. It's just the ticket for our latest challenge at Dream Valley:


A close-up of the image.... He's called Race Tom from Digistamp Boutique....

Right, now I've got lots to do today. The garden has been neglected while we've been away, the kids need to finish their homework before school starts again tomorrow and George has got a birthday party to go to this afternoon. Busy, busy, busy!

Don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley if you need some sporty inspiration!

Love 'n' hugs,