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Monday, 14 January 2019

Happy news

Hello there,

A much more uplifting post than my previous two.
My niece Lucy gave birth to her second daughter, Millie Rose at 12:01 on New Years day. Although it's not confirmed, we think she was the first baby to be born in the country this year. Millie had a traumatic entry into the world when it was discovered that the chord was wrapped around her neck three times and mum Lucy had internal bleeding. An emergency Ceasarian was performed and Millie was born with no problems at all, thank goodness. We were really pleased, and very impressed, when Lucy managed to get to mum's funeral a week later and brought Millie with her. It really did lift everyone's spirits on the day.

Ofcourse I made a card.
I used a gorgeous paper from Lemoncraft, Tiny Miracles
The backing paper is pink with stars and I used a second paper with dots for the letters and daisies.
The tags are made with unnamed dies and the daisies are punched.
The letters are dies from Yvonne Creations.
Finished off with some very slim ribbon that started out as hangers on a blouse.

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Thank you card

Hello there,

I made a thank you card for the staff at the care home where mum lived for the last 11 years. They treated her with kindness and dignity throughout and I cannot fault the care she received.

I've kept it clean & simple with just a bit of colour.

I made the panel by smooshing Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Spun sugar DI onto a piece of A5 card.
Once dry I gave it a quick spray of white spritzing ink.
When that was dry I ran it through a Spellbinders floral EF.
I used a rectangle die to cut the correct size and mounted it with foam tape.
The flowers are dies from Simply Graphic cut from white card.
The sentiment is from a set called Summer Blossom by Flourishes.

I'm really pleased with the panel irl it has the look of Mother of Pearl and, although the embossing is a bit fussy, overall the card still has a CaS look.

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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Less is More # 386

Hello there

I've quite a long post today but I'll leave the reading bit till after I show my card for the latest Less is More challenge # 386 Water

I was a bit flummoxed by this one but after looking through some of the other entries I've come up with a card. Not sure whether I've pulled it off or not,

 I used distress inks with a little water to smooch some card hoping to get a rippled water effect. It's not quite how I wanted but I'm fairly pleased with the result.
I added the Bullrushes to enhance the water. Unfortunately the stamp doesn't have a makers name

A closer look at the 'water' effect.

Sadly we lost my mum on 22nd December.
Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 1999 so she's been suffering this dreadful disease for almost 20 years. Mum had been in a care home for the last 11 years and they rang to tell us that the end was imminent but it still hits you hard even though you're prepared.
Christmas was a bit emotional as you'd expect but we took my dad to my son's house for Christmas day and, I think we were all better for it. There's nothing like an over excited 6 year old to take your mind off things
Mum was 66 when she was diagnosed and I can't help but think of all things her and dad have missed out on over the years but she was so poorly towards the end it was a blessing really.  I miss her terribly but wouldn't want to see her suffering any more.

Thanks for popping in and I'm sorry if my post has made you sad X

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

More Christmas cards

I make slightly less fussy cards for other family members, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles and batch make these too.
The problem is I usually make too many and then can't remember who I've sent what to from one Christmas to the next. I really must get more organised.

Panels made using Cuttlebug EF.
Poinsettia dies from Spellbinders.
Snowflake dies from The Works
Branches punch.
Sentiments by Dovecrafts

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Monday, 17 December 2018

The twins birthday

It was our twin great grandson's 2nd birthday on Sunday. I can't believe how quick the time has gone and how much they've grown up. They make me smile every time I see them.

The photo is pretty rubbish, sorry about that.
I've tried to make them as colourful and cheerful as possible so I've used Dovecraft Christmas papers.
The stamp is Lilly of the Valley coloured with Promarkers.
Computer generated sentiments and glitter card numbers to finish

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Card for Tracy

We have lots of birthdays in December so I've been quite busy lately. First up it's my daughter's partner Tracy.

She loves warm colours so I've gone with coral and cream for the flowers from Wild Orchid.
Background paper is Swiss dots from The Lovely Studio in air force blue.
Doily die is Marianne designs and leaves are The Works.
Butterfly is a die from Memory Box cut from a scrap from the bit box.

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Some of this years Christmas cards

I always make batches of Christmas cards, I find it easier and I'm less likely to run out of inspiration and good ideas.
These are the cards I've made for close family members ( parents, in laws and kids).

In green

Dark blue.

Light blue

Papers are from a CD by Elusive Images ( now Chocolate Baroque) called Artilicious Christmas Greetings.
Dies are
Holly Stems...Marianne Designs
Fir tree branches...Joanna Sheen
Snow Flakes...The Works.
Small branches are a punch.
 Sentiment stamp is by Creative Expressions

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