Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summer is nearly over!

Well for Ross anyways. I have to admit I can't wait to get on that aeroplane next Saturday to go and get him. I've missed him so much!

This week I've been really busy most evenings so all I've managed are a couple of cards for the August challenges over at Simply Scrapping. I've done challenge 1 & 3 so far as the colour combination for challenge 2 this month has my head in a spin! (If I'm struggling with a card I don't think there is any way I would manage a whole LO!.... I have dona a LO for one of this months challenges but I'm not happy with the journaling, so still need to "fiddle" a bit more!

As this was our last weekend on our own Greg and I did something we love, a visit to Paris, and montmartre. The Church is beautiful and it always seems magical to have Paris spread out at your feet. We were really lucky as it was hot, but not at all hazy, which is very unusual.

I can't share photos yet as they are loaded onto my other PC! How daft am I!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another cuttlebug Challenge

Another challenge using my bug, this time for the Cuttlebug Spot.

Create a card using a fav folder.... well this time it had to be the swiss dots and the argyl, both soooooo good for masculine cards when you don't want to go for the flowery!
Just in case it's too hard to see the argyl pattern is on the white rectangle that teddy is sitting on.

Brown cardstock, a VERY old K&Co teddy sticker and Happy Birthday so old I don't even remember where or when I came by them! Paper is from Papermania boutique stack and ribbon from my bargain purchase of the day.....yey.... 5 reals of satin ribbon for 1euro!! (needless to say I bought several packets, oh and the same in organza too!).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Finally a bit of creativity

Cuttlebug challenge 42...... a Gatefold card using a fav bug folder.

I love how the bug embosses this holographic card. It's not so flashy IRL but the flash certainly did make it "pop".... even if it did washout the rest of the card. (Blue cardstock & holographic from the Paper Mill, patterned paper inside papermania, stickles and the pearls are tiny nail gems).