Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Home sweet home

Was the Little Extra Dare on the daring cardmakers site this week and as I have had two weeks off I thought I had better have a go!

The first card is a Self Addressed card blank from April 2006, but it is completely covered in various Stella Ruby Basic Grey papers from a 6x6 pad. Just shapes cut out and inked. This is based on a card that Netty from Self Addressed did. The SA forum and gallery got wiped last year and I did the card from memory. But I have just found that I saved her original!
so I might have to do some more cos I love her shapes better than mine! The stamps are Purple Onion but I got them with an SA kit. How cool is the kit. Stamps, ribbons and the most gorgeous papers. check out this months kit. it is a drool fest!

My other card was a simple one. A bit more Stella Ruby (I think), ribbon, a few sequins, printed sentiment, Auntie Sarah's bloomer and a wonderful button I bought at Ally Pally on Sunday.

Yes I have broken my craft fast!
Saturday I went to Imagine That and bought some paper and card stock. I was very excited 9becasue I am sad that way) to discover that Emma stocks the Bazzill kraft paper - it is called Paper Bag and I can't wait to use it. I also bought some rather lovely Piggy Tales chipboard and paper.
Then Sunday I went with my friend Sue to the stamp and Scrap show. we had free tickets due to the failure of the scrap classes event to happen. I'm glad we did because I wouldn't have wanted to pay. I suppose I was expecting something on the scale of the knitting and stitch show with exhibitions as well as shopping. This was just shopping. I didn't let my disappointment get in the way of my wallet though and picked up a fair few bits and bobs. Paper (no surprise there then), daubers, UTEE, stamps and some doodle genies. And these wooden buttons. oooh so many to choose from. And you can see the whole range here

And before I forget I had a fabby parcel from the uber talented Tracie Hudson today. Loads of gorgeous chipboard which I can't wait to cover in my new paints and powders. Cheers me dear!


Sarah said...

Lovely selection of cards Lythan.
The new SA kit is just fab, got mine a few days ago and have just started using it today.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow Lythan - a wonderful selection of cards! Inspiring.

Paula J Atkinson said...

So love these sweet house cards & my fav has to be the mice in the window!!!
Always reminds me of the song about Windmills with Mice in Amsterdam.I saw a mouse, where there on the stairs a little mouse with clogs on... i loved this as a child. Honest i haven't lost the plot!!!

Gillian said...

Lythan I love both of your house cards, your take on the original card is Gorgeous!!!, it's almost like a quilt..love them both.

Kathy said...

Fab cards Lythan
I love both of yours and Netty's too - they look so different from each other even though you used the same basic idea

Rhi said...

Fab cards Lythan, youre definately back to crafting and craft shopping with a bang! I especially love the wonkly little house on the first one, its just so cute :)

Rhi x

Esther said...

Wow you have been on a roll! Lovely cards, and yes you can use my idea if you want, i adapted it from an idea I saw, but the frog spawn is my idea. thanks for your interest. Oo your not on my bloggers list, can I add you!

Sheila said...

Oh my gawd my house is almost exactly the same shape as the one on your card.......I honestly didn't copy it as I am very good and don't look at anyone's cards before doing mine.
Gorgeous cards.

Scripture by Design said...

Love these cards yum yum yum!