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Saturday 28 September 2019

A new blog from me

Hello there.
As I've been having lots of problems with my laptop and also passwords I've decided to stop using this blog and set up another one. I have a new laptop now and it seems to be the best way forward for me.
My new blog is..designsfromtheloft.blogspot.com

Please check it out and follow me, I'd love to keep up with all you blog friends.
Thank you for being with me on my journey so far X

Sunday 1 September 2019

Simply Less is More #403

Hello there,

It's Lucky Dip week over at Simply Less is More and this time it's Metallics.

As I'm in full Christmas mode atm I thought I'd have a go with one of the designs I have in mind for some of my cards.

I've used a dark card for my base. It's a beautiful slate grey with a shimmer finish that I've had for years. In fact I've had it so long I can't remember where I bought it. I think it's from a card & paper mill in Hull but I'm not sure. They do some gorgeous card in unusual colours but they're quite expensive which is probably why I've held onto it for so long.

I started by cutting out a rectangle from apiece of scrap card to use as a mask. Then I used a Memory Box stencil with clear EI and silver EP for my background.
 The trees are a set from Amazon, cut from snippets of white card and triple embossed in silver.
The sentiment is Sentimental Christmas from Winnie & Walter also embossed in silver.

I'm pleased with this card and if I can bare to use more of this card I think I'll make a batch

Thanks for popping in X

Sunday 18 August 2019

Less is More # 402

Hello there,

Time for another challenge at Simply Less is More and it's the dreaded one layer challenge this time.

Although I no longer dread the one layer challenge I always think my cards are a bit too simple and would like to add to them. I suppose the beauty of these is that once they've been entered into the challenge, you can add bits and bobs. I think I might add some small gems or sequins at a later date.

Stencil is by Alexandra Renke.
Versa Color ink in Canary, Lime, Mint, Cyan, Heliotrope and Pink.
Sentiment by Flourishes stamped in Versamark Onyx.

Thanks for popping in X

Saturday 3 August 2019

Simply Less is More # 401

Hello there,

The weeks seem to be flying by this summer and it's time for another challenge at Less is More,
and it's a colour challenge this time.

I love a colour challenge and with this one having Tangerine as one of the colours I was in my element. Teamed with Aqua was a bonus too.

I'd found some Christmas card idea's on Pinterest using a stamp similar to the circle one so already had them out to give it a try. Now I've practised on this one I'm all ready to go .

The circle stamp is by Inkadinkado Stamped in Versa color Orange
 The butterfly is from a freebie set, stamped in clear ink and embossed with Sky Blue EP onto a scrap of parchment.
I simply fussy cut the butterfly and used a slither of foam pad to adhere to the card.
Sentiment is by There She Goes

I do like to send thank you cards, I think it means more than just a spoken thanks. So if I don't have an occasion to make a CaS card but still want to join in with the challenge, I tend to make them thank you cards so I always have  a stock of them to go to.

Thank you for popping in x

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Ruby's 11th birthday

hello there,

Today is my grand daughter Ruby's 11th birthday. She's going up to high school in September, where does the time go?
She is now well over a year cancer free and doing extremely well apart from some health issues due to the after effects of treatment but nothing too serious.
 We also had some amazing news ealier in the month.  Ruby got very good results in her SAT's and the highest result recorded at the school for spelling and grammar. Not bad for a kid that missed roughly 3 years of schooling due to ill health and hospital stays.
To say we are very proud is an understatement, this child never ceases to amaze us. She truly is a super hero.

I knew I wanted a pretty, vibrant card for her but not too over the top as she isn't really a girlie girl. So I've tried to keep the flowers to a minimum, quite difficult for me sometimes lol.

Papers are by The Shabby Princess.
 Flowers fromWild Orchid crafts.
Doily die by Marianne designs.
Sentiment is PC generated.

thanks for popping in x

Saturday 27 July 2019

A place to start July 2019

Hello there,

I'm just sneaking in before the end of the July challenge at A place to start.
This month it's Anything Goes so I thought I'd share some knitting with you.

I always knitted for my children when they were young and even knit myself a couple of jumpers  but then once the kids grew up and I went back to work full time I just stopped. I started again when my eldest grand daughter was expecting the twins 3 years ago.  Our 6th grandbaby Emilia was born in May and the twins mum is expecting a girl in November so I'm getting plenty of practice in.

It's not the best pic as it's actually Lemon but looks off white.  I'm knitting larger sizes for Emilia as it's far too warm at the moment for cardigans but gives me plenty of time to build a collection for the winter months.

Thanks for popping in x

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Simply Less is More # 400

Hello there,

I hope the weather where ever you are is being kind to you. It's a bit too hot for me here this week,30 degrees and rising so nothing very energetic getting done by me. I did however find a slightly cooler spot in the craft room for the latest challenge from Simply Less is More.
This time we have been asked to use our smaller images, less than 2 inches.

After a bit of oohing and aahing I decided on this cute little image from Penny Black

I coloured the flower in a hot pink with a Spectrum Noir pen to give it a pop of colour.
The rest is coloured with Promarkers and the image is cut out with a Spellbinders circle nestie.
The leaf stems are by Simply Graphic.
The sentiment is by Papertrey stamped in Versafine Onyx.

Thanks for popping in X