23 July 2014

Anything Goes at Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Hi there!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  We had a fine day today (not a common occurrence in Auckland in winter) and I was hoping to get lots of washing done, however my washing machine fizzled out on the second load... doh.  Thankfully my amazing husband fixed it this evening when he came home from work...  something to do with the drain pump I think.  I'm so relieved... the poor machine lives to wash another day!   I bet it just can't wait to wash the load of dirty nappies I have waiting for it!

Anyway, enough of my domestic lows and highs... I have another card to share today that I made for the current challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps which is Anything Goes.  I used Summer Monkey for my card today which is an oldie but a goodie from Barbara.  On a side note, have you seen how many amazing stamps there are in the LMM store now?  I was blown away when I had a look just now. Admittedly it has been a while since I looked, but there are just so many to choose from!

Here's my card:

Anyway, off to bed early for me... I feel so exhausted lately!  It could be because our little miss has suddenly started waking up really early, or it could be my pregnancy rhinitis keeping me awake at night or it could just be that general difficulty sleeping while pregnant thing... who knows?!  Hopefully a few early nights will cure it though.



22 July 2014

Things with wings and sticky markers...

Hello again!  Two posts in a week... I'm on a roll!

Lilian is about to wake up any minute, so I'll keep this one brief... Here's a card I made for the current Wings and things challenge on the Some Odd Girl Facebook page.  I can't find this gorgeous wee fairy in the shop at the moment, so I'm not sure if she has been retired or if I just had a boy look.  The bird is from a clear stamp set called Gwen in Bloom.

I had so much trouble with my skin colouring markers on this one... I totally ruined her arms and I'm so disappointed.  I just read on the Kit and Clowder Facebook group about some tips to stop that happening (eg wiping the sides of the brush nib before closing the cap), so I'm going to implement them in my colouring time tonight.  I also can't seem to find my copic opaque white anywhere, so no highlights on her eyes until I find it...

That's it from me... the munchkin is awake!



20 July 2014

A long absence...

Hello, it's been a looong time!  Lilian has been keeping me pretty busy and her bedroom is right next to my craft room so I have had very little time to make cards for the last couple of years.  I never realised how sacred nap times would be until I had a baby of my own and now another one on the way!  I finally decided I would have to just make little bits of time to do little bits of crafting... I do feel a bit like I've forgotten how to colour and make cards though, so bear with me.  Here's one of my first attempts using a Tiddly Inks image entitled Wryn and Mo - Love you Most for the current BFF challenge at Tiddly Inks.

Excuse the poor lighting... it is the middle of winter here and we have not had many sunny days at all.

And here are a couple of pics of me, the bump (21 weeks) and my munchkin...

Tiddly Inks Challenge #136 BFF

I hope everyone is well in blogland :)

Arabella Chickie in New Zealand