Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Lady Captain's card

Here's the card that I made for our Lady Captain, Mary.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Captain's Day

Saturday was Captain's Day at the Waterfront, and Lady Captain asked me to make a card
for the Club Captain - here it is!!

The stamp is an old one from a set of funny sporting stamps,
 I can't remember where I got it from, but I just love this one.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dylan's Birthday

Today my great nephew Dylan is three years old and here's the card I have made for him.

I can't take any credit for the design as I have cased this (with permission) from
Gill Arnold's Blog HERE
do pop by and say hello to her too.

Have a lovely day Dylan!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Thanks so much Michelle and Andy

Well today we leave Alicante and our friend Andy and Michelle until the next time.
Here's the card that I have made for them, just to thank them for their hospitality and putting up with Barry and myself.  We have had a great time and look forward to our next visit!!

Colour combination Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz with a touch of Berry Burst.
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits.
Daisy Punch, White embossing powder with versamark, heat embossed.
Daisy Delight and Thankful Thoughts stamp sets and the 1/2" circle punch.
Softly falling and Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impression embossing folders.

Thanks again Andy and Michelle!!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Delightful Daisy

A really quick card using the Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp set and the matching punch

Really simple but so pretty - don't you think??

Monday, 12 June 2017

This little piggy

Another of the little piggy cards that Charlotte demonstrated and I have cased!!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Colourful Seasons

Here's a card that Chris and I made the other week at her house.

This uses the Colourful Seasons stamp set, the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies
and the Colour Theory matching DSP

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Happy as a pig.........

... in muck!
Thats a good old Yorkshire saying, conveyed perfectly here!
But I'm not sure who I will send this card to!

Linda and I won this Prize Patrol stamp set "This little Piggy" at Onstage in Amsterdam.
Just love it.
Charlotte demonstrated this card and I have unashamedly cased it!!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Window Shopping

Here's a fabulous card that I found on the internet , on u tube
designed by Mitosu Crafts - another Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
Just had to have a go with this!!

Card open

Card closed for posting

This uses the Window Box Thinlits dies and the Window Shopping stamp set.

Isn't this really clever.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

June Blog Hop - So happy this is in the new catalogue!

Hi folks, it's that time of the month again - time for the monthly Jems Blog Hop
and the theme this time is
So happy this is in the new catalogue!
My first selection was the fabulous Delightful Daisy Suite.
Here are three cards that I have made using the Daisy Delight stamp Set,
the  matching punch and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Have you noticed the sentiments on these cards?
I was really impressed with the variety that are in the 
Soft Sayings Card kit.
Below you can see all the sentiment stamps that you get in this kit.
I think they are fabulous!

Another firm favourite that has been carried over to the new catalogue
- the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies - have been used to mount the daisies 
and one of the sentiments on, I think these are so versatile.

To co-ordinate with the selected shapes I have used the Layering Ovals,
Circles and Squares Framelits, to finish these off.

I am so pleased with the simple, but elegant look of the these three cards.

I could go on forever with my selection of the great number of items
 that I am so happy to see in the new catalogue, but will save more for future posts!!

So.... moving on.....

Next on the hop is Karen's blog, which I am sure you'll love.

Or maybe you want to go back and see what great stuff Gill has posted  
and look at the previous posts too.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Thank you Manchester

This Wednesday, myself and a number of fellow team members from Julie's Jems,
 posted just short of 1,000 thank you cards to the unsung heros of the day from hospitals,
 support staff, ambulance, paramedics, emergency services, etc, who tended
 to the people affected by the tragic events of last week in Manchester.
It was the brainchild of my good friend and Silver Elite twin (whom you will have
 heard me refer to previously), Julie Wade.  Julie investigated where these support workers
 were based and organised our Team as to which hospital/organisation 
we should send our "thank you" cards to.
The intention of this was to let these people know how grateful we all were
 for their part in dealing with the aftermath of the Manchester incident.

I posted 36 cards in total, below are the assortment of designs
 that I sent to three of the hospitals.

This morning myself and other team members received a lovely acknowledgement
 from the Chief Executive from Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, 
where some of our cards were sent to.
So kind of her to take the time to acknowledge.