Monday, 26 January 2009

Just One Of Those Weekends...

Where everything went how it was supposed to go: inspiration came and stayed over at the weekend and we had fuuun! I used up some long forgotten but beautiful paper from my stash, dusted off some old stamps and inked up some new ones and everything I wanted to make got made! All in all: YAY!

This first card I made for the challenge over at The Sugarbowl blog. The challenge was to use three scrap papers, three different types of embellishments (mine were flowers, decorative pearls and ribbon) and, for an extra entry into the draw, three Sugar Nellie stamps :D.

Then I made this one for the Basic Grey challenge, which was to use two scrap papers, three brads, one ribbon plus bow and a button :D. I love these "recipe" challenges, you don't realise how much paper and stuff you pile onto a card until you can use only a certain amount of stuff!

Next I made these cards for my second cousins, twins who are having their birthday next Sunday. I usually make them the same card with the same image, but mirrored. Forgot to mirror it so used different images, and why not, the girls don't look anything alike anyway ;o)

This is Honest Abeline, a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve! Abeline will never tell a fib and always speaks her mind. That does create some awkward situations, like when her mother asked her what Abeline thought of her new hairdo, or when her dad "suprised" her with the new Take That CD, adding that he thought she'd like it because it was her favourite band...luckily people generally appreciate her honesty, and all her little friends know exactly what to expect from Abeline!

And this is Fanny Fib, who can tell fibs till she's blue in the face! Whether to get her sister Abeline out of trouble (when Abeline told the police officer that they had crossed the street against the lights), to get herself out of a pickle ("but miss, my dad was painting the stairs and when he was done, I couldn't go upstairs anymore to fetch my homework!") or because she doesn't want to run errands for her mum ("I have such a sore head mummy"), Fanny always has a little white lie to hand ;o)

Materials used:
Sugar Nellie stamps, Whiff of Joy sentiments, Heidi Grace paper, Joy! Crafts pearls, Prima flowers, ribbon

Penny Black stamp, Elzybells sentiment, Basic Grey paper and brads, button, Papertrey Ink ribbon

Magnolia stamps, CC Designs sentiment, Heidi Grace paper, Prima flowers, Papertrey Ink ribbon, brads

That's it from me for now, no news on the bug yet, have to have a bloodtest first. Thank you all for your kind messages, see you next week!



Anonymous said...

Hi Erica,
Amazing en gorgeous creations on your blog again!!
Love your project for the Sugar bowl.. just stunning and the PB stamp is awesome, got it coming my way too and can't wait to ink it up!
Fabulous works hun,
Hugs, Marlene x

Sonia said...

Erica so glad you are feeling a little better, your mojo certainly has been on over drive. The cards are truely amazing.
Hugs Sonia x

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Erica!! You did have an inspiring week-end huh!! Love all your creations and best yet your stories!! Makes the Tilda's come alive :)kathy

Gvendalen said...

Hi Erica!
Your cards are magnificent! I like a combination of colors and to a detail. It is very beautiful!

Riet said...

wat een schitterende kaarten heb je weer gemaakt Erica.

liefs Riet.

Jackie said...

Just found your blog thanks to Caz, wow your cards are lovely, you are definately going on my list of favourites.

Michele said...

WOW gorgeous cards. Your colouring is so soft and beautiful. Love the images and gorgeous papers also. Michele x

Gayle said...

Hi Erica
What a delicious creation!
Great use of the three stamps..
Thanks so much for joining the second challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
You really are too sweet!
Sugar Mama x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Amazing cards Erica! Just stunning use of the 3 stamps and I love love that stamp you have used on your middle card!

Just love the cards for the twins. Perfect!
Love your style!
Judy x

Tiets said...

een geweldige kreatie voor de sugar bowl Erica!

Alison said...

They are all such gorgeous cards!! You are right about the BG recipe's amazing just how much we use. Yours looks great!!
Peace & love
Alison xx

Linniepink said...

OH WOW!!!!!! your cards are just stunning

anitaknutselnietje said...

Erica,ik heb vandaag een award gegeven en wil hem graag doorgeven aan jou...Vind je kaartjes altijd heel mooi nl.Je kunt hem ophalen bij mijn blog

Groetjes Anita

ARIANNE said...

Wauw, wat een geweldige Sugar Nellie-kaart!

Ik wou ook nog meedoen, maar dat heeft geen zin meer..... ;0))

Lia said...

schitterende creatie voor de sugar bowl en ook de andere kaartjes zijn geweldig

Diane.W. said...

Hi Erica,
This is the first time I have visited your blog & your cards are soooo beautiful :o)x

Annie said...

what a fabulous creation you made with those adorable Sweet Ebony stamps - I love it. and love the twins cards too, and your little stories! hugs, annie x

Sharon said...

Oh wow Erica, these are all so beautiful.

Lilian said...

Erica, your cards are amazing. Love your Sugar Nellie card best - great use of the 3 images and I am amazed at all the details. Your coloring is superb! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!
PS: I think your stories are cute!

Marjoleine said...

Hey Eer,
Wat een gave kaarten heb je weer gemaakt zeg!! Helemaal super gewoon!!!

Op mijn blog staat een leuke weer eens heel andere Challenge voor je!!


Zoe said...

What a fantastic set of cards! I think my favourites have to be the twins cards and your first card! How beautiful!

Rica said...

WOW - what a gorgeous set of cards Erica - stunning. I love the image on your Basic Grey card and the button on the hat is inspirational.
Beautiful colours and layout.
Thanks for playing with us at BG this week.
hugs Heathe xx

Heather Bradley said...

Beautiful cards Erica, love them all, they are amazing :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Moon said...

ik heb iets op mijn blog voor jouw ha ha
Liefs Moon

Chris said...

Such beautiful cards Erica and your colouring is perfection! Great designs and papers. Chris x

Betina said...

helemaal gaaf Erica :D!


cats whiskers said...

Oh Erica what fantastic creations these all are, everyone is special and stunning your work is beautiful, and such an inspiration
Hugs jacqui x