Friday, 21 November 2014

It's the run up to Christmas again!!

Hi Everyone

I haven't posted for some time but I haven't been idle.  After a fantastic holiday I had to crack on with the dreaded Christmas cards, however this year I've really enjoyed making them.  Below is a selection of my efforts and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Mum's birthday card

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This is my last post before a holiday which will see me miss my mum's 85 birthday!  My poor hubby hasn't had much luck choosing holiday dates this year as we missed our daughter's birthday on an earlier trip.  Still, I've finished a card for her which I think she will like and we'll celebrate on our return.  I used my favorite Marianne Creatable die set (LR0242) and some flowers from my box of odd bits and bobs!  Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Penny Black "Uplifting Occasion" stamp

Hi Everyone

I really love this stamp and this is the second card I have made with it.  At the last Craft Fair I went to I watched some beautiful flowers being made and, although I have had little success in the past at making my own flowers, I decided to have another go and use them with this image.  I hope you like the finished card and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A little experiment!!

Hi Everyone

I've had to make so many cards for family members and friends of late that I felt it was about time I played around with some new ideas.  The pinwheel technique came up when I was surfing the internet and so I have had a go.  I'm quite pleased with the effect.  If you want to take a look at it I have added the link .  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Get Well card

Hi Everyone!

Ir's a beautiful sunny morning and doesn't it make us all feel good?  Today I want to upload a photo of a card I've just finished for a good friend who has just had a hip operation to be closely followed by a knee operation (I certainly don't envy him!).  This card was made using a "Birds Cards" free digital image which I have coloured with Promarkers and partly decoupaged.  I thought the wording and image were so appropriate.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Commissioned New Job card

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This is a welcomed break for me from all the pressures of dealing with the produce from my husband's allotment.  As a family we all appreciate the wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables that we get each year, but why oh why does it all have to come at once and in such quantities!  Oh well, I've escaped to my craft room and completed this card for my daughter's friend.  I used the Happy Day set of clear stamps and lots of odds and ends from my own paper stash.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Another birthday card

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This is another card for my elder daughter's birthday coming up this month.  I thought the image would amuse her since she loves buying bras and also loves cats (even though she seems to be allergic to them!).  I bought the Penny Black stamp from the internet (I think it is actually discontinued now) and coloured it with Promarkers.  I used papers and gems from my stash for the rest.  Thanks for looking.