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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Autumn Birthday Card

Hello there

It was my daughters birthday last thursday so I'm sharing the card I made for her. She is so not a girly girl and really does NOT do pink and frilly so when she told me she loved the green card I smooshed I knew I had to use it.  And what better for a September birthday than autumn colours.

Green background paper smooshed with TH Shabby Shutters and Mowed lawn Distress Inks with a touch of Inca Gold
Leaves are smooshed with TH Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and a quick squirt of gold shimmer spray.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Mum's birthday card

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It's my mum's 85th birthday today so we've to the home to see her and give her the card I made for her.

I've gone with my go to Pink Petticoat ( The Lovely Studio) Brocade paper in Willow which is a very pale green.
The frame was made using 2 wavy nested dies from Caroles crafts.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The leaves are a mix of dies from Memory Box and the Works.
Sentiment is by Rubbadubbado, stamped in Versamark Black Onyx.
I've added a scattering of tiny clear gems.

Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 1999 and had to go into a home 2007 so here we are 19 years and she's still with us. Dementia is a cruel disease that I wouldn't wish on anyone but she's being well looked after and cared for.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Less is More #380

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A nice easy one this time over at Simply Less is More

Even though it's the dreaded one layer we have florals to play with. It's a very dreary, miserable day here today so I've grabbed half an hour to play with some sunshiney Sunflowers.

I've used the aptly named Sunflowers set from Flourishes stamps coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir markers.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Apologies for the rotten photo but it's a very drab day, please can we have our sunshine back?

I'm supposed to be painting skirting boards so I'd better at least look willing and do a bit.
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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Simply Less is More # 379

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It's the beginning of a new month which means it's a colour challenge at Less is More and this time it's...

For my card I've gone with gold for the plus colour.Party because I love gold and black together and partly because September is Childhood Cancer awareness month and we are all " Going Gold".

I mentioned last time that I had my eye on some fabulous long stemmed flowers and leaf dies that I was hoping to get for Christmas. Well I decided I couldn't wait that long and raided the piggy bank for these gorgeous things. They are from Simply Graphic which is a French company. I ordered them last friday evening and they arrived this thursday and they cut beautifully. I'm in love with them and will definitely be buying more

I used my Kaisercrafts Stains stamps for the background inked in Versamark Onyx Black.
The dies are cut from gold foil card and gold glitter card.
The sentiment is by Personal Impressions

 Thank you for visiting today X