Saturday, 3 May 2014

41 crafty projects!

Phew.  Thank goodness it's Saturday ... and a whole week off for me.  Yippee :)
I've lots planned for my week off - I want to get my driveway power hosed and weeded (it's turned into a bit of a jungle!), paint my fence (weather permitting), a big flower show to go to, and the Giro d'Italia passes the end of my road on Saturday so I'm looking forward to that too!  The whole country has gone pink in honour of it (I've never seen so many pink bicycles in shop windows!!) - I'll hopefully share some pics after the big event.

I had a busy week crafting this week. My boss asked me on Tuesday for 40 birthday invites which she needed by the end of the week.  So Tuesday night was spent making a couple of samples and then Wed and Thurs evenings to make them.  I kept them reasonably simple - just a DL size card with the party info printed on the back, clouds chalked on, grass border punch and an old Sizzix balloon die that I don't think I've ever actually used.  Ah well, thank goodness they're done now.  Never again!  I'd like to add these in to the Top Tip Tuesday challenge - numbers

Today's card uses this cute image from Whipper Snapper - coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss added to the wee mouse's nose.
I liked the layout from Sketch Saturday as it gave me a chance to show off this beautiful DP.  Memory Box corner die; woodware corner punch.

Sketch Saturday #308
Crazy for Challenges #234 - flowers
Cutie Pie #68 - April showers bring May flowers
Let's Craft and Create #91 - punches and dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Creative Inspirations #263 - spring flowers
A Little Bit Crafty May challenge - flower power
My Mum's Craft Shop #17 - lots of layers


  1. Hi Lynne!

    this is adorable, what a sweet image!

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  2. Oh wow, that was a big ask and they are lovely, well done for completing them is such a short time!
    Very pretty floral card :o)
    OMG I would be there with my camera to take lots of pics of the cyclists.
    Jackie xx

  3. Amazing birthday card. The colors are so bright and pretty. Love the flower background. You colored that cute image beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

  4. Very cute love the image thanks for entering into the cutie pie challenge. Gem dt x

  5. How busy???? Love that cute card Lynne. Have a great week off, sounds like you have loads of fun things planned, Jo x

  6. Oh my gosh, 40 invites! You have been a busy girl, I'm sure. I know, for certain, you are happy to be through. They're great and so is your super card. That is really pretty paper and an adorable image.

    So, you have a week off? You can start searching online and filling your cart some more. LOL It certainly sounds like a fun week with the sporting even (I looked that up, Giro d'Italia), and your flower show. Have a great time!!!

  7. What an adorable design Lynne.

    Hugs diane

  8. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Oh my word! 40 cards in a couple of days - you are awesome!!! I love your colourful spring card, too!

    How exciting to have the Giro d'Italia passing by!!

    Have a great week!

    love Mags B x

  10. Oh Lynne this is another gorgeous card I really like that background as well as the image super, super work.
    lorraine x

  11. fabulous card Lynne, thank you for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  12. Super cute I love the image, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

  13. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie: DT member

  14. Absolutely gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us this month at A Little Bit Crafty & our 'Flower Power' challenge. Very good luck
    Love Jane x

  15. Your background paper works so well with the image. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck!

  16. What a cute card... fantastic how you used the same colours for the image like in the background. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  17. Such fab idea with thse balloon invites. Thanks for playing at
    Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  18. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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