Saturday, 14 April 2012

What a day I have had!

Hi, I hope you are all having a good day today.  I have had one problem after another since I woke up today.  First I needed to take some photos for todays cards and I couldn't get the camera to come out of set up mode for some strange reason and then every photo I took had a shadow in it that I wasn't spotting while shooting and to top it all off, I found out that I had messed up all but one of my email links on my posts (I just hope that I have corrected each and every one properly now!)  Well I managed to sort the camera eventually, but then I crashed my blogger account as I was trying to upload my photos.  Yep, you got it I am not the best at this photography lark, in more ways than one.  I blaim everything on my meds;  my memory has gone to pot since starting them....... What do you mean you don't believe me........!  Oh, come on give me a bit of understanding here, you don't want me to come across as being totally dumb do you?! lol
Well you get the idea, I am learning everything and it is very slow.  So I ask for your patience and help, if you think I can be helped......oh bless me! :(
Well at last I 'think' I have a card for you, so here goes

My Recipe:-  Base Deepest brown 280gsm card,  Papermania Kraft card,  Spellbinders Labels 11 (S4-246) and Foliage (S4-328),   'Time & Travel' 6x6 paper pad (sorry forgotten manufacturer),  LOTV Lazy Afternoon stamp,  Papermania Greeting Stamp,   Distress ink in Walnut stain, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint & Bundled sage.  Mottled card and ribbon from my stash.

This card was created while having a 'teaching' session with a young friend Ellie, the daughter of my friend/neighbour (yea, I know what you're thinking, me teaching, I can't even control my camera! Well I am quite good at some things, they just all tend to be either crafting, housekeeping or DIY related).
Anyway, we were practicing basic matting and layering, stamping and colouring with distress inks and the theme was Vintage and/or Memories.
This is my version of the card but unfortunately, Ellie gave hers to her grandad for his birthday and I was unable to get a photo to show you.
I am sorry, again, about my photography and editing skills (ok,ok so I have none, we have established that...LOL!) but I hope you get the idea and like something about it. 
Joking aside, this is the weakest side of my crafting;  I am not very good at colouring.   I am, however, trying to follow the tips and tutorials that several of you very talented bloggers are providing and practicing when I have an hour to myself.
Well that's it for today, I have taken so long to do this that I daren't waste anymore time chatting on or it will be posted tomorrow instead.  So I hope today has found you well, see you soon.
Hugs and biggest thanks to you all for not only your continued support but also for your helpful tips.
Linda x


  1. sweet card, I hope you have a better evening than you have had day! I was getting some sewing tips from a friend today, so many ideas; not enough time!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Gorgeous card! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  3. Hi Linda
    Glad everything panned out in the end. Lovely card and isn't that little one gorgeous, where did you get that stamp from? Anne x

    1. Oh my goodness Anne, another blunder today..I forgot the 'My recipe' section didn't I? am so sorry, I will edit the post immediately. Boy I am having a day of it today!!
      The stamp is from Lily of the Valley and he is one of my all time favourite stamps.
      Best wishes Linda x

    2. Hi! really lovely card Linda,great image and love too the nestabilities shape/foliage.
      Hope you have a lovely Sunday,hugs Lou.xx

    3. I think you are doing more than just fine. Anne x

  4. Well Linda I think you are doing amazing soooo much better than I could do and soooo much braver too for doing a blog I wouldn't be brave enough or have the time but most of all am lacking in tatent. I love seeing and learning and I think us crafters are good at sharing hints and tip with each other. I too found your blog from Sue she is very talented and inspiration just like you. Keep up the good work and love your cards and pins, hugs Fiona P xxxx

  5. Hi Linda
    Really lovely card-really like that stamp!
    Eileen x

  6. Like the card great for men and boys

    Sorry you had a bad day, me I had a lovely day, I went to Ally Pally and met up with Sue and Leonie - love both their work - both are true crafters!!

    Hope your Sunday is better

    Keep up your blog


  7. Hi Linda

    I know what you mean we all gets days like that. Lovely card - love the image, such a fab design and it looks great with those colours too.

    Be back to see you soon.

    Toodle pip.

    Hazel x

  8. Hi sweetie this is just fabulous, hugs Pops x

  9. This is a gorgeous card Linda, I love this image and you've coloured it beautifully. Hugs Teresa xx


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