Thursday 4 April 2013


Hi everyone, hope you all had a good Easter break and didn't over indulge:) Although it was cold it was bright and Tuesday was up to 8 deg! Today we have snow, what is going on? Anyway it was nice to get back to my craft room after a very bust weekend. Keir, Lara and Charlie came on Thursday evening and my sister, Karen, and her husband came on Saturday and we had an open house buffet lunch for 14! We had lunch out on Monday which was nice not to have to cook anything:)
I threatened you all with photos of Charlie but I was so busy playing with him that I forgot!
So back to the reason I started this post and that is this week's  LIM challenge which is SCALLOPS. My first thought was shellfish and then realised it was a shape that Chrissie and Jen were looking for:) 
So come and see what I came up with:

Waltzing Mouse stamps
SU inks, Marina Mist and Soft Suede
Hobbycraft sentiment
Candy made by me
Scallop scissors used to cut around stamped images.

I also had a New Home card to make for my best friend who moved yesterday. We have lived next door to each other for 35 years and our children grew up together, definitely the end of an era. She has only moved about 3 miles away to a retirement flat and we will still see each other as we go to Rock Choir together and socialise regularly:) Our houses are part of a small terraced block of 8 Victorian Town houses and I took a photo of her house and created a paint and pen effect in Craft Artist.

I embossed core'dinations paper with a Tim Holtz brick EF and sanded it back. I added ribbon and some branches and a bird from the SU punch. The text was added in Craft Artist.

Thanks for taking the time to visit I love to read your feedback:)


Christine said...

Hello Valerie!
What was that a busy weekend for you! But your cards are very beautiful, great ideas!

Jen Nelson said...

just stunning val... love it

Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Sasha said...

Lovely interpretation for your LIM challenge card, Val. And what a super card for your friend and long time neighbour. I'm sure she will cherish it.
Pleased to hear that you had a good, if rather hectic Easter xx

Rosemary said...

oh your LIM card is just gorgeous, val!! love all the doilies! the card for your friend is absolutely amazing... she is going to cherish it!!

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Val... I'm really looking forward to seeing you again next weekend at Ally Pally.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Unknown said...

Lovely, delicate scallop card Val - so pretty. Jean and Jim are going to love their card.

Karen x

Elaine said...

Love your card - such delicate colours! Your house page looks good too - a great memory for your friend!

Viv said...

Great LIM card Val ( great stamping and LO) and I love the card you made for your friend. How clever to use an image of her house on it ( great effects too).I know what you mean about bad backs when lifing our grandbabies.I ache for days after their visits sometimes....but they are worth it of course.I can't stop lifting them up for a cuddle lol, Charlie is walking gets away more easily! :) Viv xx

Bev said...

I love your CAS scallop card Val, with such delicate tones.

What a shame your friend is moving, but I'm sure she will love the stunning card you've made for're very clever!

Bev x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful CAS card. I love the effect you got on the photo of your other card.
Yvonne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Val your scallop card is gorgeous and what a great new home card


Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Both of your projects are just wonderful!
I like your interpretation of the scallops-challenge... I wondered if I could participate, too, but had no idea for it :-(
Your "good bye" card is so beautiful, too! I love the artistic approach and the perfectly matching brick background! Great!
Have a nice weekend,Val!
Weather is crazy here, too. On Wednesday we had snowfall ...

Ji Hye said...

What a great card! So simple.
Ji Hye

Jenny said...

Lol ... you could have put scalloped scallops on your card!!! Love the rosettes though, you've layered them beautifully, love the composition :0)
Very arty card for your friend, I like the paint effect.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Two great cards Valerie! Love your LIM card and what a fab idea for the second one!

Anonymous said...

Two fab cards Valerie and I love your scallops although I would have loved to see scallops of the other variety especially with a little chili and lime. The second card is pure genius and I love the affect you achieved.



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