Friday, August 08, 2008


4 days until I can see my babies again
6 days until the regime ends (don't feel like I have lost much padding as yet though)
12 days until the hols... and GCSE results.

Mostly filled with trying to get to the bottom of my "to do" pile, getting ready for holidays, not eating sweets or having ANY alcohol, pining for my kids (this may come as a shock to those whose little ones are still really little, but you still pine when they are big smelly teenagers, and I suspect when they are old enough to have babies of their own!) Some tidying of the house (not as much as should be done) and a smidgeon of crafting. The nice thing about the summer is less evening meetings which means I have a little more time.
However I still didn't load my Daring card for this week until a minute past the deadline!
All things foodie - feature a food you associate with summer and sunny days (just to remind us of those summer feelings)

It was a lovely dare. I misread it - as ever - and thought I had to use a summer fruit not food (doh!) but that helped me to really try and use my little grey cells
So I went for a cherry. I tried hard not to put it on a cupcake as that seems to be my easy option du jour, but it sulked until I relented.
The papers are all from old Self Addressed kits - all but the stripy one coming from the same kit. Is the paper Fancy Pants? possibly. the stripe one is Collage Press. Lots of hand cutting, inking and doodling as ever with a few brads and foam pad layers. I'm going to send it to someone who has a special birthday coming up who doesn't want it mentioned. So I'll put some BIG numbers inside!
Here is a close up of the layeringThe second card I did for a Just Bex challenge. I can't remember when I did the last one as I find just keeping up with the two challenge blogs I am on takes my crafting time up!

It was a template challenge and I came up with this
The tanda stamp belongs to Sue Hyde and I coloured it with prisma pencils. The card centre was cut out with a nestability die. Of course I forgot the thing about american cards being slightly smaller so managed to smoosh the side a bit. Hopefully you can't tell! Lots more nestie circles and inking and Basic Grey Boxer pad papers were used. Its a bit busy!
The basket behind is more in focus than the card but here you can see how it is layered!

Right must get back to that desk. DO you know I think it might be made of wood. I'd forgotten!


Hazel said...

The cherry on the cake is perfect - love the selection of papers you've used. Great idea for the circle on the JB card - I've got that tanda stamp and have used it quite a lot.

Kathy said...

These cards are both fabby, Lythan. I love your cupcake card (though I don't actually LIKE cherries....)
The stamped card is so stylish - but all this stamping, you're not going over to the dark side are you?

Sue said...

ooo I see what yo mean re CUT OUT!!! I couldn't work out what you meant on JB - I love it even more now so clever

Carol Ann said...

that cake with the cherry looks scrumdudlyumtious! x

asia wu said...

Your cupcake is fab, but I'm in love in your "Boxer" cards - great designes, composition and embellishments!

Jozza said...

I absolutely adore both your cards Lythan :o)

I could eat the cupcake right now hehe

There's an award for you on my blog

manuela said...

Deine Cupcake-Karte ist total schön! Kompliment!