Friday, 31 August 2018

Lucas's Get well card.

I got a phone call from Kerry late Sunday afternoon to let us know that Lucas
had been admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis.
He had the operation in the early hours of Monday morning.
and was allowed home early Monday evening.
Apparently here is a 2 week recovery period and he has to rest,
and not do anything strenuous - this means no golf!!
Lucas will struggle with the rest bit - he is just never still,
so he will find it hard!
Anyhow - here's the card I made for him.

Very clean and simple just a layer of DSP, two mats of Basic Gray,
 two mats of Pool Party and two mats of  White.
Then the Get Well Siin stamped on White and layered first on Pool Party, 
then onto Basic Gray.

After I had photographed this, I decided to stick some Black
Rhinestone Jewels top left and bottom right -
forgot to take another photo, but I am sure you can visualise!!
Apparently he is being very good and resting, watching TV in bed.
He has to take things easy for 2 weeks , so wont be going back to school on the 5th!!!!


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Elizabeth's Birthday card

Yesterday was my old school friend Elizabeth's birthday,
we go back more years than I care to admit, and I am ashamed to say it
but I was really getting panicky about not getting her card done in time.
Chris came to the rescue yesterday when I said that I had to make a get well card
for grandson Lucas as well as Elizabeth's card.  Bless her -
she invited me to take one of her stash of cards, rather than
spoil a card b rushing.
Here's the one that I chose.

Its from the "Lots of Happy" kit, but Chris, like me, has improvised
the design using the bits and pieces in the kits, so that each one is different.
Chris has added stampin on to the base card
I have this kit so I will be copying this card myself later and
and probably making  another card for Chris - as a thank you!

PS- Barry hand delivered this card to Elizabeth for me when I got home from Chris's!!
Alls well that ends well!!

PPS I'll show you the card I made for Lucas tomorrow.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

118 days to Christmas

118 days to Christmas and counting!!

Talking about how many days to Christmas reminded me
 of a project I made some years ago with Lexie,
its a decorated tin with numbers that have magnets on the back -
so you can count down to Christmas!
This is my tin that I made at a monthly training event, 
or it may have been a quarterly training.
Anyhow when Lexie saw it, she wanted to make her own, which she did.
Precious moments!!

On the next photo you can see it is an actual tin.

I am going to stick to my aim of making a card a day and putting them in the tin!!
Wonder how long I can last?

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dashing Deer Bundle

Did you know there are only 119 days to Christmas?
Just thought that I would share that - I could have all my cards made if I 
only make one card a day from now til Christmas - now that is a thought!!
Here's a sneak peek of another Dashing Deer stamp set card,
using the Detailed Deer Thinlits as well.
Also featuring the Blizzard Thinlits dies - used to emboss the background
by using with the Big Shot Embossing mats - page 221 of the Anual catalogue.
Hope you can see the detail.

Have used Real Red and White cardstock, Red Foil card and Red Glimmer card.

I do love this set - will make real good use of it!!


Monday, 27 August 2018

3 sneak peeks!!

Yes, thats right - todays post has no less than 3 sneak peeks
of items featured in the soon to be launched Autumn Winter Catalogue!!
Not long to go now!!
The launch is on the 5th September!!

Here's a card cased from Pinterest- I have tried to find the designer, 
but havent managed to find them yet! If you know whose design this is.
please let me know so that I can give credit and link back to their blog.

Here's the card

The new items are:
1) Buffalo Check stamp -inked with the ever faithful Old Olive ink
Used to stamp and then cut the Stitched Seasons Framelits die cut shape
that forms the feature on this card.
The Stitched Seasons framelits are also used for the leaves and flourishes
 (NB -The Blended Seasons Bundle is only available until the end of August - or while stocks last!)

2) The Dashing Deer Bundle - Detailed Deer Thinlits  used for
the leaping deer that is diecut using Gold Glimmer Paper

3) Dashing Deer Bundle - Dashing Deer Stamp set used for sentiment 

The Old Olive mat is embossed with the 
Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
which is in the Annual catalogue!

Think that I have covered everything!!

I love this card - thanks to who ever designed the original

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Carol's New Baby Girl card!!

You may recall that I did a  new baby boy card for my golfing teacher 
Danny and his wife, I said that I would like to do one for a newborn girl.
One of my monthly Saturday ladies, Carol started her card last month, 
and finished it yesterday.
She is very happy to share this with us - here it is!!

Various views of the card




Folded flat for posting

View from above

Hasn't she made a splendid job of this card -
great project Carol!!

PS once again, if you would like the instructions to make this card

Bronwyn's Blog - Tutorials for sale HERE

Saturday, 25 August 2018

With Sympathy - and a sneak peek

When I went to the Hairdressers yesterday, Katy (the hairdresser) was really distressed.,
and told me that her Grandfather had died in the early hours of the morning.
She insisted on staying at work and doing her morning appointments, but was going home later.
When I got home I made this card for her, and Barry hand delivered this card too!

I used two of the new colours cardstock, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel.
I embossed the Balmy Blue card with the "Tufted" Dynamic
 Textured Impression Embossing Folder and matted this onto 
 a piece of Blueberry Bushel . 
I cut the centre plate with the a Stitched Labels Framelit die,
 punched the white card for the centre panel, stamped the sentiment and flowers.
I added the die cut filigree corners from the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies -
arent these beautiful - you will be able to buy this set of dies
when the Aurumn/Winter Catalogue launches on the 5th September.

I think I will use this design again , but for a happier event,
naybe a birthday or anniversary.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Sue's Birthday

Today is the birthday of an ex work colleague, Sue.
Didn't realise that it was roday til I checked my diary this afternoon, 
So I went to my box of unfinished cards and various ephemera,
and found this base card with the DSP on it.
I added a Stitched Label framelit die cut, then glued 
the punched shape in the centre and stamped Happy Birthday on it.
Barry then hand- delivered it so she got it today!

I love the soft muted colours of this DSP, which I know dates back awhile, 
but I think it comes together nicely - what do you think??

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Congrats from Julie

On yesterdays post I said that it was my Stampin' Up! Mummy
Julie's congratulations card that gave me the inspiration 
for the card that I made for Pat to give to her friend.
I also said that I would post one today to show you 
just what I meant - and here's the one I received from
Julie for being 2nd in Sales in June.

See what I mean!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

A special birthday card for Janine

My friend Pat (from LWL) wanted a special card making 
to celebrate her friend Janine's special birthday,
Here's what I came up with.

I was inspired by the cards that my Stampin Up mummy Julie sends out 
each month for the top 5 sales - I'll post one tomorow and you will see what I mean!!
Once again I used the fabulous Petal Promenade DSP,
simply cut out the number 50, remembering to keep the middle of the zero!
Matted and layered this first onto Very Vanilla, then onto Fresh Fig cardstock.
The Birthday greeting square and sentiment was computer generated
directly onto an A4 Very Vanilla card front.
I am really pleased with this and will use this design for special cards.

Hope that Janine liked it!!

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Kathrine's Grandaughter!!

Had some lovely news at the weekend, one of the ladies that I play golf with regularly,
 on Tuesdays sent me a message that she had a new baby grand-daughter.
I texted back for details, then set about making a card for her.

Here it is with all the details on it.

Front view

View from above.
The photos really dont do it justice, but I was really pleased with it
and Kathrine was thrilled to bits with it.
Saw piccies of Evelyn Joyce after we had golfed today -
she is absolutely gorgeous!!


Monday, 20 August 2018

Blended Seasons Diarama card.

The other week, Chris and I went to training and used the Blended Seasons stamp set
 and the  Stitched Seasons Framelits dies which form the bundle.
Here's the card we made

Front view

View from above showing the mechanics
We used the Stampin' Blends to colour the image.
Its a long time since I made a diarama card so I enjoyed making this one.  
Dont know whether you can see the detail, but the front aperture
 cut with the Stitches Seasons framelits cuts the outside edge of the aperture 
as well as the inside edge of the cut out piece - brilliant!!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Another Frosted Floral Suite card

Here's another of the Frosted Floral cards that Chris and I made last week.

I think that you can see the pearl effect of the beautiful DSP on this picture!
And what about that die cut for the embellishment - isn't it just so neat - I love this too!!
In fact I don t think thre nis one thing that I dont love!!
What do you think??

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Frosted Floral Suite - sneaky peek!!

Here's your first sneaky peek at the beautiful Frosted Floral Suite
It was love at first sight!
The Frosted Floral Speciality DSP is gorgeous - double sided
with both sides having a frosted, pearlised finish!!
Any how without further ado, here's one of three cards
 that Chris and I made on Wednesday!!

Because the papers are pearlised it's difficult to photograph 
the DSP  effectively, but I think you can appreciate it's beauty.
The flowers and some of the leaves are stamped using the First Frost stamp set
 and these are die cut  with the other leaves and the Baby's Breath 
using the Frosted Bouquet Framelits dies.
I havent put a greeting on this as I am going to save it
for a special occasion and add a sentiment then.

I think we cased this card from Amy Koenders , but I have searched her blog and cant find it!!

Friday, 17 August 2018

A card for Jackie

My friend Jackie is now home from hospital (again!) and hopefully
she will stay at home now, she has had a pacemaker fitted, so keeping
fingers crossed and hope that this does the trick!!

Here's a special card that  I have made to take to her this morning.

This gives you a sneaky peek of a new Stampset and Die Bundle
Beautiful Blizzard!!
I am in love with this set and have made three cards already!!
You will get to see them soon.


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tara's birthday today

Today is another one of my golfing friend's birthdays - its Tara's today!!
Not seen her for a while, so I wanted something special for her.

She tells me that she's been feeling a little down, so when I looked through
 my birthday card box, I thought this might cheer her up a little.

Happy Birthday Tara,
have a great day and hope to see you real soon!!


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sneak Peek - Dashing Deer Bundle

Yesterday my friend and Stampin' Up! downline Cheryl
came over to spend some time playing with a couple of my
Autumn/Winter  Catalogue pre-order items.

The first one we made was using the Dashing Deer Bundle.

Colour Combo is Shaded Spruce, Real Red and White.
The papers are a sneak peek of the special Host offer for September,
Dashing Along.
See the embossed corners top right and bottom right - 
these were done using the Big Shot Embossing mats
with the corner dies from this bundle!!

Really happy with this card, hopefully the first of many!!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Anita's card

As promised here is the card I made for Anita for her birthday yesterday.

As you can see it was a special birthday, so I hope she doesn't mind
me sharing this card with you!!
Once again I used the Blended Seasons stamp set, 
I am getting my monies worth out of this set!!

Hope you had a great day yesterday Anita!!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Two Birthdays today

Today its the birthdays of  Catherine, my Stampin' Up! downline, 
and Anita, Chris's Stampin' Up! downline
So I will post Catherine's card today and Anita's tomorrow.
They should both have received ther cards in the post, so it wont spoil the surprise!
Here's Catherine's  card

This is a card that we made at Wednesday's training using the Blended Seasons stamp set
(which is only available until the end of August, or whilst stocks last!)
We stamped onto watercolour card, then coloured in using Aquapainters and inks, 
I like the  contrast between this card with its subtle colouring and the one I made earlier last week.

Happy Birthday Catherine

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Hubby's birthday today.

Couldn't send Barry a shop bought card, more than my life's worth,
that said, he only gives the cards a cursary glance
 and then puts them on the mantelpiece!
Here it is.....

Card stood open for display

Card folded flat (for posting if needed!)
A reasonably simple card, the measurements took a little bit
of working out as I wanted to make sure I could get all the words and numbers
to show on this.
The base card is Pacific Point,
Pale Blue Glitter paper.
DSP is Birthday Memories (retired) but just the right blue for a contrast
and the pattern is not too fussy to detract from the words
Dies used - Large Numbers, Large Letters,Little Letters, 
Swirly Scribbles and Happy Birthday.
Tiny Star punch.

You may have spotted that its a special birthday, we are going to have
a low key celebration , with golf in the afternoon - weather permitting!
Drinks with all our golfing friends either after or instead of
the round of golf - a Champagne toast and the obligatory Birthday cake.
Then in the evening we are out to dinner with Maggie and Ger -
Sis and Brother-in-law.
So... rain or shine we intend to celebrate the event in style!!
Happy Birthday Barry!!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Amy's birthday

The beginning of August is quite a busy time with birthdays
as you may have noticed - and ther are still more to come!!
Today is the biirthday of my Great-Nephew, Ethan's Mum - Amy.
Here's the card I have sent her.

The Happy Birthday and AMY were die cut in Blushing Bride cardstock and
these were glued onto this Sweet Soiree Memories and More card,
then stuck onto a mat of Blushing Bride, all this was then glued
onto a 7" x 5" card base.
A really quick and simple card, but really effective dont you think??
Happy Birthday Amy!!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Lucas's Birthday today!!

Today it is our Grandson Lucas's birthday,
here's the card I made for him.

A very clean and simple card,
the Happy Birthday die is cut from Pacific Point card stock
as is his name, using the retired Little Letters dies,
but I find these so useful I wont part with them!
The background is some silver gray textured paper
which was a wall paper sample from a well known store
which I won't mention, but it has proved really useful for interesting backgrounds!!
This was layered onto a mat of Pacific Point cardstock too, then onto a
White 7" x 5" card base.
Lucas is not into crafting or cards, but will enjoy the golfing gear which
he is having for his birthday from us!!

Have a great day Lucas!!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Blended Seasons

I have been playing with this beautiful bundle - Blended Seasons
Here's one of my first cards.

I have used only the flowers stamps on this card , but as the name implies there are
stamps and dies suitable for all seasons in this.
I have others which I will show you later.
Not sure who will get this card, I think it have to be someone special!.

This stampset and Die Bundle however  is a  limited-time offer 
and products will be available while supplies last until 31 August 2018. 
(This means products will only be available until 31 August or while supplies last, 
whichever comes first.)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Carol's Birthday card

Well August starts off very busy with birthdays as you might have guessed,
and today is my crafting friend Carol's birthday.

Here's the card I have sent to her

It features the large floral spray from Touches of Texture,
Petal Garden DSP (retired)
small flower sprays from Label Me Pretty
and Petal Pair Textured Impressions embossing folder,
This was a card that I have cased from an original by
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sue Prather
and you can see her version by clicking on the link
which will take you straight to her post.

So Carol, I hope you like your card as much as I have emjoyed making it
and a very Happy Birthday,  have a great day!!


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Sympathy card

I used my last sympathy card the other week, and I like to always have one to hand
as it is upsetting to have to make one when you need one.
So yesterday I made a couple of sympathy cards for my box, here's one of them.

A very CAS card, but quite appropriate I thought.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Mary's Birthday

Today it is yet another golfing friend's birthday, Mary.
Here's my card for her.

This uses the fabulous Petal Promenade DSP, which you may get tired of seeing
 as I am using it a lot!!  I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits die , cutting it out
three times and glueing them together to make it stand out on the Fresh Fig Cardstock.
A few  Share What You Love Artisan pearls just finishes it off nicely.

Hope you have a lovely day Mary!!
Happy Birthday!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Janet's Birthday

Today is an ex work colleage of mine, Janet's birthday,
here's the card that I made for her.

Janet loves animals and has a horse and a dog, this little doggy from
Bella and Friends reminded me of her dog Maisie.
She hasn't got a tortoise - just thought I'd mention that!!

Happy Birthday Janet
Have a great day!!

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Howards Birthday was on Thursday too!

As well as it being our golfing friend Gail's birthday on Thursday,
 it was also our golfing friend, Howards birthday.
Here's the card we sent him.

CAS a masculine background, Black die cut greeting and name and Black glimmer paper stars.
I think this fits the bill nicely - Howard would not like fussy!!
Hope you had a great birthday!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Sam's birthday

Today is  fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator Sam's birthday,
here's the card I sent her.

I have used the Bokeh Dots stampset for thr background 
and Love what you do for the flowers
and sentiment from Petal Palette.
Colour Combo is Lemon Lime Twist ,

I love these colours together - just hope that Sam does too!!
Happy Birthday Sam!!


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Happy Birthday Gail

Today it's one of my golfing friends, Gail's birthday -
here's the card I made for her

I have used the beautiful Petal Promenade DSP for this one,
 diecut her name with Pumpkin Pie card stock 
and stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie.

I love these papers!!
Happy Birthday Gail,
hope you've had a lovely day!!


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

For You

Here's a card that can be used for many occasions
 that can be pre-empted by the phrase
for you.........

This was a card which I needed quickly, to get in the post today,
for the lady to get tomorrow!
Inside I wrote ... to brighten your day -
hope that it cheered her up!!