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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Mum in law's 93rd birthday

Hello there,

So last Sunday (8th) was Alan's mum's 93rd birthday. Alan and I and his 3 sisters and their husbands took Elsie for a meal at a lovely little restaurant in a small village near the east coast. We had a smashing day, lots of laughs and memories and good food.
Sadly Elsie is showing her age with some worrying symptoms at the moment so we all making the most of it while we still have her with us.

I made her a pretty but simple card
BG papers are from The lovely Studio
Dies are from Marianne Designs and The Works
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts


Thank you for popping in X

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Less is More # 375

Hello there,

I'm so chuffed and honoured to have been chosen as the May winner for Less is More and along with that, the Guest Designer for the colour challenge. The colours this time are


which just happen to be my two favourite colours.


I've been trawling the internet and mainly Pinterest for ideas for background techniques and then remembered that Loll of Stamping with Loll has some fabulous tutorials on her blog.
I made this card using the water colour tissue paper technique. Check out Lolls blog for info as it's so easy to do but so very effective and there are lots of to chose from.




I used TH Distress ink in Spiced Marmalade for the background.
I made a window in the card panel with a square die from Spellbinders and the frame was made using two Stitched Square dies from Die-namics.
I used the colour chart from The Lovely Studio to get the right shade for Olive and made it by sponging TH Shabby shutters distress ink and Memento New Sprout onto a scrap piece of card, gave it a quick squirt of gold shimmer mist before cutting the leaf with Memory Box Flutter Vine die.
The 'Smile' is cut from the same piece of card using a die from Penny Black.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today X


Friday, 6 July 2018

We love colour

Hello there,

It's our grand daughter Aminata's ( Ami)  6th birthday today. She's a very bright and vibrant little girl who loves colour, the brighter the better. She is a diva but she's gorgeous and bubbly and full of confidence and we love her to bits.



Ofcourse her card had to be just as colourful and sparkly.



The papers are from The Shabby Princess.
I used glitter card from various places to cut out the stars (Sizzix) and the letters ( forgotten which brand ).
Happy Birthday stamp is by Anita's, mounted onto some purple mirri card.



We took the card and her presents last evening and she was very impressed that the card had her name on.

Thank you for visiting  X


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Engagement card.

Hello,

My eldest grand daughter and her boyfriend are celebrating their engagement today.

Her favourite colour is purple and she's already decided on a purple colour scheme for the wedding so I went along with that.
I used an old Pink Petticoat paper in lilac for the background. The corner dies are by Cottage Cutz and I've added some tiny purple gems.
A big blousy bow to finish it off.


A close up of the corner die

When I first started making cards I always used big bows and lots of ribbon because you couldn't buy anything like it in the shops, As I found new designs and different styles the ribbons got a bit neglected so I quite enjoyed getting blousy again with this one.

Thank you for visiting x

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Simply Less is More #374

Hello there,

I'm here today to share my entry in the latest challenge over at Less is More

I'm sure we all have a 'bit box', I have 2. An old biscuit tin full of die cuts because I always intend to make more of a certain design and then go off the idea, and a drawer full of background card that I make and then don't know quite what to do with.

 I made lots of panels by painting Lumin/Arti cosmic shimmer paints in Kiwi, Dark Green and little bit of Ruby onto a ceramic tile and 'Smooshing' my piece of card into it. Once it was dry I gave it a quick spray of Gold Shimmer spray to give it a bit more sheen.
For this card I simply cut a rectangle with a die and placed it using foam tape.
The sprig of holly is cut from a the larger Snowflake Sprig die from gold mirri card. I've added a few red gems as berries to give it some grounding.
The sentiment is by Dovecraft.

A close up of the shimmer.

For this card I've 3 circles from another piece of card made the same way as the first.


On this one I've used the full Snowflake Sprig die, again in gold.
Sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.






My final card is using one larger circle die.
 The die cut is Freemont Pine Outline in gold.
Sentiment again is Winnie & Walter.

Rectangle and circle dies are Spellbinders.
Freemont Pine is by Poppy stamps
Snowflake Sprig is Memory Box

I have a few of these sheets left and also some in shades of blue so I think I have this years Christmas card designs all wrapped up.

Thank you for popping in x





Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hi there,

I'm nipping in quickly to share the card I made for my Dad for fathers day. He's 85 now and a bit poorly at the moment so I treasure every celebration I can share with him.

 All the papers are from Pink Petticoat
Sentiment is by Layer of Color
I've used  sage green glitter card for the dad



Thank you for visiting X




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Pink, yellow and blue

Hello there

It's my sister in laws birthday tomorrow (thursday) so I'm popping in to share the card I made for her.

I'm back to layers and flowers this time, elegant chic I prefer to call it



I've used papers from The Lovely Studio, Brocade and Ticking, again my 'go to' papers.
Frame is made using 2 square dies from Die- namics
Flowers are, as usual, from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Leaf dies are from The Works and Amazon
Sentiment is computer generated.
I've finished off with a few small clear gemstones

Thank you for looking today X