Monday, 15 October 2018

Quick update

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you all know that I am now home after two weeks in. Benalmadena Costa Del Sol as I am sure you must have been wondering why I haven’t been
visiting you for that time.
I am suffering with a horrid cold so haven’t done much at all, but hope to get back to normal
as soon as possible, looking forward to catching up with you all soon !
xx

Friday, 12 October 2018

Yetr another Joyous Noel!!

By now this infamous DSP needs no introduction -
I am sure you would have recognised it immediately!


So beautiful  - I rest my case!!
xx

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Upcycled Tag

This tag has been upcycled into a Thank you card for causes.
I think it started life off as a Training swap, but not sure from whom. 
But...  I am sure they will be pleased to know that its been
given a new lease of life!!





Wednesday, 10 October 2018

More Joyous Noel

You will very soon see that the Joyous Noel Speciality DSP
has become a firm favourite for featuring on this years Christmas cards.
Here's another card using these beautiful papers!


You can really see the copper foil catching the light on this one!!
I also used the Sprig Punch with White card and Copper Glimmer paper
on here, plus a couple of strips of Copper foil card.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Petal Promenade yet again!

If you think that this card looks familiar,
you have seen this design before -
Maggi and Ger's Anniversary card  was just the same.
What I did was use my Stamparatus to produce 4 cards 
with the same floral stamping on, then just changed the sentiment.



4 cards made in a fraction of the time!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Another Thank You card for causes

Here's yet another of the cards for causes that have been sent off 
to the Contact the Elderly Charity at the end of last month.


This is an upcycled Team swap
I cut the front of the card off
and  glued it onto a 7" x 5" card blank.
I then stamped  the From the Heart sentiment at the bottom.
Love the colours on this one!

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

My special day!!

Today is my special day and I wont be crafting today -
because its my birthday!!




Heres one of the cards I have received .
Will post more later - too busy today!!

Happy Birthday to me!!

xxxx

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Joyous Noel

Today, a really clean and simple card that features the
Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Paper


Really simple but so effective dont you think!!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bit Box Birthday

Heres another Bit Box Birthday card to go into my little box 
for emergency cards at the last minute!!



Should eliminate belated birthday wishes!!

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Its another Ann's birthday today!!

As the title says,  today is Ann's birthday.
Ann is a crafting friend of mine who comes to my
Saturday morning workshops -
so I have to make her a card that she hasn't seen!!

Here it is!!

Card open for display

Card closed flat for posting

Angled view showing mechanics
Hope you are having a lovely day Ann!!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Leo's birthday card

Today is the birthday of my Great Nephew - Leo.
He is my Sister-in-in-law - Chris's Grandson.
You will all have heard me talk of Chris
my crafting partner in crime and my very special friend.

Anyhow .....
here's the card I made for him.


Happy Birthday Leo!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Maggie and Ger's Wedding Anniversary

Had to make a really special card for my Sister Maggie
and Husband Gerald's Wedding Anniversary, as we usually go out
 and have a meal with them to celebrate the occasion!
This year is no different!!

Here's the card


Have a wonderful Wedding Anniversary!!

xxxx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Signs of Santa for Hayden

Here's another version of the Signs of Santa card  
this one is for - would you believe - Hayden.
He is the son of my Neice who is also my God-daughter, Emma.
Thought he would enjoy this little cutie.
Different colour again - no two will be the same!!


Am doing really well with my Christmas cards, should have them
all done in good time if I keep this up!

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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Ann's Birthday

Today is the birthday of another of my golfing friends
from my old Golf Club at Sadhill - this time its Ann's.



Here's the special card for this special lady.
I used to call her my Fairy Golf-mother, because she always 
looked after me when I was learning to play - and she continued to
to look after me once I had got the hang of this complicated game, 
always on hand to help and guide me.
 A truly lovely lady !

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Jackie's Birthday today

You may recall that my good friend and ex work colleague Jackie,
spent a good part of the last six months in and out of hospital.
I sent her a couple of card bombs whilst she was in, and a few 
more cards in between!!
Its great to send her a card that celebrates her birthday,
rather than one wishing her a speedy recovery!
She really is making excellent progress and we are back to 
our monthly visits, with me going to her house as she is not currently driving.

Here's her birthday card.


Jackie loves White and Lavender, so I thought that this foyyed the bill
and whilst being very simnple it was elegant!
Happy Birthday Jackie!!


Friday, 28 September 2018

Signs of Santa for Eva

I am trying to get ahead with my Christmas  cards, so I am doing variations on themes, 
rather than trying to do loads of different cards - here's Eva's card.
(My Great -neice and Chris's Grand-daughter)
You saw the basic card that I made at Training published earlier.
Here's the updated one with the personalisation!



I have just realised that I havent glittered it!!
There's still time before it gets posted!!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Another Thank You card for causes

I have made quite a few thank you cards  - to send to the charity
Contact the Elderly.

Here's another one of the design where I cut various elements of a card,
 then mix and match them back together again,
In have done several of these. its amazing how different they can look.



I have tried not to make these too girly as quite a few of the volunteers  are male.
I am, for once using beautiful DSP instead of just admiring and stroking it!!

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Janet's birthday

Today is the birthday of one of my Tuesday Class Ladies - Janet,
she has been coming to my weekly classes since September 2009!!

Here's the card I have made for her.



Yet another card featuring the Beautiful Petal Promenade DSP.
You dont need to add much at all to this as it is fine all on its own!!
I cut the square of DSP , matted it onto another square of Fesh Fig cardstock,
and stuck these onto a 14.8 cm square card cut from Pink  A4 card stock.
Then I simply stamped the flowers at both sides using the floral splash
from the Wood Words stamp set - inked in Fresh Fig,
then added the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Love these papers!!
Happy Birthday Janet!!
Have a super day!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

91 Days to Christmas

Inspired by another card that was made by Julie (my Stampin' Up! Mummy)
I cased the card she had made and personalised it.

Can you guess who this is for?


Its for my great-nephew Dylan - he's my baby Sister Anne-Marie's Grandson
I think that he will love this!!
(I do !)

By the way........ today its.......


thought you might like to panic with me!!

Monday, 24 September 2018

Jeans Tower card

A long time ago Chris and I made a "Tower card" and one of my
Tuesday class ladies expressed an interest in making one.
 I loaned her my card, and she very kindly wrote out 
the cutting measurements to make one of them, so that 
anyone else who wanyed to make it didnt have to do all that measuring.
One of my Wednesday class ladies, Jean wanted to make a Christmas version,
so I sorted out some retired Christmas papers for her to make a prototype
for herself.  This is the card she made.


Card stood up for display

View from above showing construction
Hasn't she done a fabulous job!  Well done Jean.
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