Friday, 29 May 2009

A card just for fun

I have been out the whole day today so haven't had a chance to do any crafting but I did make a card last night. It's not for any challenge or DT work, just for fun :)

I wanted to use my new Bo Bunny papers
but couldn't find any flowers or embelishments in my stash to go with them so I have had them sitting for a week or so just waiting to be used. Then Ian from Aries Crafts sent me some gorgeous big Prima flowers and I thought perfect.
I got the image from Carly when we did an image swap and I think she is soo cute, don't you?
Both the flowers I have used are Prima the huge one is from the Carribean collection and is called Antigua, they are really pretty and feel different than normal Prima's, they have a really nice feeling to them that I just can't describe and come in the most beautiful assortment of colours. The smaller flower is from the "bigger bag" and they are both available at
Aries Crafts.
If you have never visited their website, you really have to pay them a visit. They have a huge range of Prima's as well as loads of other stuff and they do free delivery on every order!!
The charm I used is also from their store. You can maybe see the writing on it if you click on the photo but it says celebrate life. I know it just looks plain silver here but it is green in the middle and goes perfect with my flower and paper :) This one is from the Dancing Queen pack.
Everything else is from my stash.

Now the card is done I can fill you in on my day.
I had to take Liam to the Optician this afternoon to get his eye checked as he had been playing out with his friends and got a stick fired into his eye! They were making their own bow and arrows with sticks and elastic and one of the kids shot it at Liam by mistake! His eye has some scratches on it but no real damage so he has to put drops in to prevent infection and go back for a check up in a weeks time.
We done some shopping since we were in town and I got the kids some new clothes which they were badly needing. Why do kids have to grow so quick?
After that we all headed to Barry's cousins house for a barbeque as it's been a very nice day here for a change. Then Barry, me and Liam headed home leaving the girls there with their Nana and Papa. They taking them home to their house and keeping them for the weekend. We will get them home on Sunday.
That means I can craft as much as I like the whole weekend!! Woohoo!
I love my kids more than anything but it's only once in a blue moon that Barry's parents take them for us and none of my family do, so it's nice to get a break when they do offer to take them.
I will probably be lost without them by tomorrow morning lol.
Liam and Barry are both asleep so I can do whatever I want, so I'm off to make the most of it!

Lora x


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

What a beautiful card and a fabulous day. It's always great when the grandparents take the kids. My mom died before Keith (my son) was 3 and my MIL would take him rarely. But when she took him, she took him! She took him to the Jersey shore, to South Dakota and all over the place. Which was nice. She's gone now too and Jade is his daughter. Boy how they grow!

Enjoy your solitude!


Holly said...

Love the colors Lora. Your coloring is great.

June said...

Hi Lora hunny you enjoy the peace while it lasts . love this card its ever so colourful. Have a lovely weekend huggies June x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Lora those colours are awesome and a favourite of so many. Cute image and those flowers are rather nice.

Lorraine x

Marjanne said...

Beautiful card Lora! Grandparents can be so nice for kids!!

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Lora, cute image

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Hey hun hope you are well. I'm just catching up this evening! Been sat in the sun knitting today with my mum so I'm a tad hot now!! Sweet card hun, the papers are lovely x