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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Mum in laws 94th birthday

Hello there,

It was Alan's mum's 94th birthday last Monday. She has kidney failure which causes audio hallucinations that are causing some problems, mainly for the rest of the family. But apart from that she's doing really well for an old bird. We normally all take her for a meal to celebrate her birthday but she doesn't seem to want to leave the house much so we all popped in to see her over the weekend. Great to have a catch up with the in laws.

I got a bit carried away with the flowers on this one but she's worth it. I think it would also make a good wedding card.

Backing paper from Pink Petticoat ( now the Lovely Studio) but sadly now retired.
Frame is Spellbinders.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Monday, 8 July 2019

A snippets birthday card

Hello there,

It was my grand daughter Ami's 7th birthday on Saturday. She started dance classes a few months ago and last week had her first exams. She proudly showed off two certificates for Highly Commended when we went to see her for her birthday and luckily I already had dancing in mind when I made her card.
As this one is made up of mainly offcuts and snippets I'm entering it into this weeks challenge at Pixie's snippets playground

The backing papers are both from Pink Petticoat/ The Lovely studio. The hearts are left over from Emilia's card and the Roses are an offcut that I've been hanging onto for ages as this design is now discontinued and I stupidly forgot to save it to disc DOH!
The banner is made from the leftover piece that you get when you make an A4 sheet of card into a 15cm x 15cm square card with a little piece of the hearts behind.
The butterflies are cut from a piece of pink glitter card that has more cut outs than card left.
I found the image on Google images. It's really difficult trying to find a dancer of colour for some reason but as soon as I saw this one I loved it, it's Ami to a tee.
The sentiments are computer generated.
The number 7 is from a sheet from The Works
The gems are from my stash.

This is Ami with her new baby sister Emilia
I'm so lucky, I get lots & lots of cuddles

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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Less is more #399

Hello there,

It's time for the latest challenge at Simply Less is More and this time it's,

We've had quite a busy weekend so I've made a really quick and simple card.


I used a piece of smooshed card from my stash, cut into diamond shapes with a Spellbinders nested set.
 The Celebrate die is cut from silver glitter card using a Britannia die.
Finished off with a few tiny gems.

Since I made this card I've had another idea that, time allowing , I'll do during the week.

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

80th Birthday card...and a day with Emilia.

Helllo there,

It was my friend and neighbours 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago so I had to make her a card didn't I? 





I've kept is soft and pretty with pastel flowers from Wild Orchid crafts
The papers are from the Lovely studio in Willow green..
The leaves are from dies by the Works and Simply Graphic.
The doily is by Marianne Designs.

Yesterday my daughter in Law went to see Pink at Wembly and my son and hubby were building a fence in their garden so I had Emilia all to myself for the day.

Considering it's been quite a time since I had a baby for so long  (11 years since my last grand baby) we got along just fine. 3 feeds, 3 nappy changes and lots of wind and a few smiles and grins that I swear weren't wind. She was a little angel once we'd decided that she needed to sleep now and again and I loved every minute. I also slept like a log last night and had a lay in this morning.






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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Less is More # 398

Hello There,

Time for another new challenge at Simply Less is More. 

The now not so dreaded one layer challenge has come around again and it's a fun one, Spots.
I like spots, well on my cards anyway.I was going to use a patterned stamp with spots but then I found this one that I'd almost forgotten I had.


 I've been to my son & daughter in laws this morning for cuddles with my new grand daughter Emilia so I must have had babies on my mind. I've made this one a little boy though as he looks quite boyish to me perched on his little duck.

Stamp is by Lily of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.
Sentiment is part of the set.

I enjoyed playing  with this one,I really should do more stamping.

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Another new stencil

Hello there,

I'm still feeding my obsession with stencils and texture paste and treat myself to 2 new ones from Alexandra Renke this week. I couldn't wait to start playing and, luckily, it's my sister in laws birthday tomorrow so I had the perfect excuse.
 For this card I've used the oval stencil,



I coloured the texture paste with a tiny bit of Cerulean Blue acrylic paint and after removing the stencil I gave it a liberal sprinkling of Glamour Dust.
 The sentiment is PC generated and I managed to find some gems in the same shade of blue to give it a little pop of bling.

I'm having lots of fun with these and no doubt I'll be back with more. There are just so many colours to try lol.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Simply Less is More #397

Hello there,

It's a colour challenge at Less is More this time, with the colours being,


I normally love the colour challenges but I've struggled a bit with this one. They are not colours I would normally put together but then, that is the beauty of a challenge. So I've made a card but I'm not 100% happy with it.


I'm still a little bit obsessed with stencils and texture paste so I used a little for this one
The stencil is by Studio 75 and I've coloured the paste with a tiny bit of cerulean blue acrylic paint.
The dragonfly is a die from Amazon and I used a scrap of plum coloured card.
I then swiped all over with a clear embossing pad and covered it with Moon Glow two tone embossing powder in Plum/Gold.
After heating it to melting point I sprinkled more EP on and heated that.
I sprinkled a little Glamour Dust on the wings to finish.
The sentiment is PC generated.


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