Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Knock Knock....

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just want to say a huge 'Thank You' to the lovely lady's who left messages for me about the loss of my friend....I am truly touched and comforted by your kind and thoughtful words.....you are all wonderful.

I still don't have much enthusiasm for crafting but I do have a few things to share that I made a while ago.

Here is a door hanger that I made to go along with my cards that were published in July's copy of Papercraft Essentials magazine.




I actually left the door hanger as it was....I didn't feel that it needed any papers as I planned some fussy decorations and I quite like how it eventually turned out.

All the items I used on this project are from The Hobby House.


I would like to enter my door hanger into the following challenges:~

Crafting From The Heart ~ # 29 ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion ~ # 224 ~ Flower Power
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge ~ # 39 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz ~ # 241 ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Sorry!

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm sorry for my continued absence of late but so many things are happening at the moment and I seem to have less and less time to craft.

The truth is my heart has not been in it for a while....one of my closest and dearest friends who had been very ill has passed away and I just can't settle to crafting.....I know she would be saying 'come on, pull your finger out and get cracking' and I know I will but not just yet.

So here is another card.....although it seems an age since I made it.....that was published in last month's Papercraft Essentials magazine.




I know Libby would have been very proud of me.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Published ~ After A Crafting Drought!....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's been so long since I posted anything that I thought I'd forgotten what to do!

Things have been so busy that I just haven't had time to do any crafting or wanted to do anything to be honest and I can't see things changing any time in the immediate future so please bear with me for the time being.....I promise once things settle down again I'll be back annoying you on your blogs.

One thing I have done though is this.....

I've had some cards published in Papercraft Essentials this month and I was thrilled to bits when it was published.



And here is one of my cards



All the items used for this card are from The Hobby House except the papers which are from Lili Of The Valley. I will post the other three cards over the next week or so.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Friday, 13 June 2014

And Relax....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Nearly the weekend at last....and I have a week off work next week to boot which is even better!

I have lots of plans and lots to do and I just hope the sun keeps shining....

Today I have another card to share...

This is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day.




I've kept this card fairly simple again given that I have been making quite a few fussy vintage cards lately.

The image is of course from one of the Lili Of The Valley art pads and is just perfect as on Saturday dad will be very busy at the church 'Summer Fete' so he should be able to relax a little on Sunday....

The papers and the sentiment are also from Lili Of The Valley. I have combined the papers with some Kraft and finished off by adding my favourite embellishment....pearls from The Hobby House.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Vintage Rose

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's early yet but it looks as though it's going to be a beautiful warm and sunny day here.

I have another vintage style card to share today....I love making these cards, they just seem to evolve but I do have to stop myself from adding too many embellishments....although I think I may have gone a little overboard with the flowers on this one.




The image is from Pion and the papers are Hanoverian Linen from V&A. These papers are so pretty and I'm almost at the end of the paper pad so I'm trying to hang onto as many scraps as possible....I may just end up having a go at a patch work style card just to use up the off cuts as I can't bear to throw out the scraps.

The roses, pearl swirls, pearl flowers, decorative pins and self adhesive pearls are all from The Hobby House. The sentiment is from Lili Of The Valley.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Card Mania ~ # 48 ~ Flowers
A Creative Romance ~ Happy Birthday/Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend ~ Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  ~ # 32 ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Vroom Vroom...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I have just got time to share the Father's Day card that I have made for my partner's dad.




This is a very simple easel card and I used this fabulous pre coloured image from one of the Lili Of The Valley art pads...they are perfect for a quick card and my papers and sentiment are also from LOTV. I used my favourite nestie die to mount my image and finished off by adding my usual pearls from The Hobby House.

And there you go...job done!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely evening.



Saturday, 7 June 2014

Lace And Pearls

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

We started out with beautiful sunshine this morning but it very quickly deteriorated into thundery, wet downpours so it was off to the craft room for me today and this is what I have made.




This is a new style of card that I have been having a play with for a month or so and I'm really enjoying the finished results....not always as I envisaged my card at the start but I'm pleased with the end product.

The papers are V&A ~ Hanoverian Linen, they are such pretty papers and so lovely to work with. The image is from Pion and the roses, pearls, pearl strings and lace are all from The Hobby House. All the other items used are things I've found lurking away in my stash....amazing what you find when you tidy up!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Creative Moments ~ # 44 ~ Anything Goes/Monochromatic
Ladybug Crafts ~ Make It Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Monochromatic
Card Mania ~ # 48 ~ Flowers
Creative Inspirations ~ # 268 ~ Anything Goes + Option Of A Sketch
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge ~ # 32 ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely evening.


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