Strong enough today to add another card to my blog. All these ideas have been running around in my head whilst I was immobile. This digi is from. Bugaboo and is called 'house'    I fussy cut three of them but I only coloured one to emphasise the new house I coloured this with Promarkers?.The red mirri borders were cut using a Tonic DL die . To complete the card I added a tartan bow and key charm. The sentiment is computer generated .

I  would like  to  enter  this card into  the  following  challenge(s)  ------------

left hand  column  Die  cut==== bugaboo  image=====Ribbon 

A  second  card in  the  offing  now  . It is  taking me  a much longer  time  than usual  to  complete  but  I  am glad  to  be  crafting  again  at  last  . It is  worth  the  pain  to produce  a  card  again  . I  am  thankful  that I  am able  to  do  this  as the  result of  the  fall could have been  so much  worse  and  I  might never have  been  able  to  do it  again .
For  this  card  I used images  from Penny  Black  'a bunch '  stamp  set  . I  coloured  the  stamps  with  Promarkers  and  fussy  cut  them to  make  a suitable  arrangement of  spring  flowers  . I  die  cut  a  circle in  white  and  mirri  card  using  tonic  nesting  circle dies . The background  paper is  from  my  stash  and  I  added  recycled  ribbon  paper(from  a  bunch  of  flowers  that  I  was  given).

Well you might  have   noticed that I haven't added a card to my blog since well before Easter. This certainly wasn't out  of choice. I managed to fall down a flight of stairs breaking 8 ribs ,my collar bone and puncturing my lung. This entailed a stay in a trauma hospital and an op to fix three of the ribs.. Back home I could not get to my craft room even if I had been able to craft which was very painful  and frustrating. My husband bought me a mag with this stamp as a freebie so I had to make do with fussy cutting and colouring. This week I have progressed a little and managed a card. So I am getting there. When I came round after the Op I told the nurse that I was in a lovely craft shop.such is my addiction !!!! I added glossy accents to the wellies and raindrops and papers from my stash .The  sentiment is  computer  generated  .
So pleased  to be  crafting in  a  small way  again  !!

This  stamp is  an  old  favourite  from Lili of  the  Valley  . It is  called 'Cosy  Pram 'and  doesn't it  look  cosy ? I coloured it  with  Promarkers  and  added  stickles  and  panpastels  before die  cutting it  with  a  nesting  circle die  and  cutting  a border in  the same  way  . The  gingham  background papers  are  from  Little  Claire 's  papers. I  dry  embossed  the gingham with  a  daisy  folder and  die  cut  a  circle into  the base  card   .
The  embellishments  that  I  added  are  gingham ribbon  and bow  , Pram  trimming  from  a local  haberdashery  shop  and  a baby  sentiment  from L.O.T.V.

I  would like  to  enter  this  card into  the  following challenge  __________
For  this  card  I used  one of  the  more  recent  3d  embossing  folders  from  Crafters  companion
which  give  really  clear  embossing  . This  folder is  called  Ornate  and Lace  Country  garden  .
The  base  card is  black  and  I  added  gold  gold  gilding polish  to  the design  .I  die  cut  a  Marianne Pine  Branch  die  cut in  green  and  added  glitter  to it  .The  bauble is  a  freebie  die  and  after  colouring it  I  added  glitter    .
A bow  chain  and  sticker sentiment  completes  the  card  .
I  would like  to  enter this  card into  the following  challenge  __________

e is  for  embossing  

This cute little  girl ideal  for  a  childs  birthday  card  is  a  digi  from Bugaboo  . It is  called  BB  Sitter  Balloon  . I fussy  cut her  and coloured her with  Promarkers  and  stickles  glitter  . I  added  gems to her  dress  and bow shoes  and  balloon
 The  background  papers  are  from  Lozzy  at  a bit more  time  to  craft  'fun'  papers  .
I  added  two  types  of  gingham washi  tape  ,balloons  and  a  sticker  sentiment  to  complete  the  card  .

I  would like  to  enter  this  card into  the  following  challenges __________

Using  Topline =====   Gem  Washi tape  and  Bugaboo Image

This  image is  from  Pink  Gem  and is  called Chloe  with  lambs  , I  sesigned  the  foreground  and  used paper  from my  stash  for the background  .
I  fussy  cut  Chloe,coloured  her  with  Promarkers  and  added  stickle sto her  and the flowers   .
To  complete  the card  I  added a  lamb  button, felt  egg  and  bow. It  cartainly  doesn't  feel  Springlike today  as  we  have had  another  fall of  snow  overnight  !!!

I  would like  to  enter  this card into  the following  challenges  ________