Saturday, June 29, 2019

happy thoughts

I loved the strong colours in this months Altenew challenge -

I was a bit disappointed as my card dried  it was a bit paler than I would have liked. To keep it CAS I left the flowers centres white . I used one flower and two leaf stamps from the 'smile more ' set along with a sentiment and matching die.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Trial and error

I love this cute image from LOTV  - my first attempt the sentiment was a bit too high -  the second was much better and went off to my FIL with a cheeky message inside. not sure what I can do with the top one- it may have to go in the bin.

all about the papers

I've just bought a 6x6 pad of papers from Couture Creations - it's called Gentlemen's Emporium- the papers are vintage based and soft blue/grey - light browns - the paper above is a dark green .The clock face was cut out and raised on sticky dots.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Race Day Hats

embossing folder 'rambling rose' from sara davies -this is such a beautiful design - a pity I covered so much if it.

I love the wonky letters on this 'celebrate ' stamp - it looks as if I've had a couple of drinks already. 
Double D challenges - off to the races- inspired by the pic -

Monday, May 6, 2019

Your special day

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 147 - AG + option  motherly love - it's ages since I did any iris folding - I loved the colours in the paper so it was easy to put together.


Altenew  - May challenge inspired by the top pic - I used Altenew 'SMILE MORE ' set with matching dies. I have just bought this set and love it already - I can see lots of pretty cards in the making.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

just a bear

This little bear is so cute - coloured with promarkers - it's for my MIL - I hope she like it . After almost 20 years of crafting I have finally bought a machine to emboss and die cut - I have only bought a few things but I love being able to cut out this lovely nesting shape to add to my cards.The tiny butterflies are from a punch and the sentiment is a stamp.

My Time to Craft - challenge 393 - mothers day or female

Southern Girls - Someone Special - for my MIL

Double D challenge - gingham - this paper is so pretty with the tiny hearts

Crafty Animals - challenge 24 - anything goes with an animal

Friday, January 11, 2019

lots of paper

I haven't made a card this shape before but it's always good to try something different - not sure if I would make another one - I used 5 co-ordinating papers from a 6x6 pad- the chair image is from A Day For Daisies.
Southern Girls challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Not my finest work

I hope you all had a good and relaxing time over the holidays - we don't 'do' Christmas so when everybody was rushing around buying presents and organising mountains of food I thought I would chill out and make some cards UNTIL my husband said he would be working at home due to renovations at the office.
He took over my craft space and all I could was sit quietly and read - not a bad thing, I do love a good murder.I think all the noisy jobs have been done and so I can to desk again.
This was supposed to be a quick card to make but turned into a monster - I wanted pink paper for the chair - only pink would do and it had to have a small pattern - I only had white so out came the Aquamarkers in blue and red. I rarely sew on my cards and you see why -its all wonky - why didn't I draw pencil lines on the back of the paper - a blonde moment I guess.
The image is from A Day For Daisies
Passion for ProMarkers - week 474 - add a sentiment