Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Beautiful Blooms

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

A few weeks ago I made a very simple card using a floral image from one of those fabulous coloured art pads from Lili Of The Valley.....my mum saw it and asked me to make half a dozen similar birthday cards to put in her card box for her friends birthdays.....and here they are.....




 All the images are from Art Pad 27 ~ Beautiful Blooms and Art Pad 3 ~ Wild Flowers. The papers are also from Lili Of The Valley....and they match perfectly....it makes it so easy when you are making quick cards and don't have much time to spare. All the embellishments ~ pearls, lace, pearls strings....etc are from my stash and the sentiments were printed on my computer.

I have tried to keep them all very simple as I didn't want to distract attention from these gorgeous images.


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just Because...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have the fourth and last of my cards to share that was published in the July issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.




All the items used to make this card were from The Hobby House except for the papers which are from Lili Of The Valley. The image is a pre~coloured topper which is great when you don't have a lot of time for colouring. 

I have to say I really enjoyed working with these toppers, papers and embellishments but I really need to get back to colouring some images up myself......I'm so out of practice....I just need more hours in the day. 

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Have a lovely evening.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Fairy Wishes

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are well on this Bank Holiday Monday.

It's wet here but I don't have plans other than to potter and maybe a bit of crafting....we were at a 50's themed party last night so we're a bit tired.....Thank goodness we don't have to go to work today....we're too old for late nights....not match fit so to speak!!!.....

Today I have a card to share.....




A while a go I treated myself to some new Stamping Bella stamps and this is Faith The Fairy. I coloured with my Copic markers....oooohh I am so out of practice..... The papers are from Lili Of The Valley. The pearls and flower button are from The Hobby House. The lace ribbon is slightly stretchy and worked well as a triple bow. I added some Stickles to the frill on her dress and finished off with Liquid Pearl dots around the stamped image and a sentiment from Lili Of The Valley.


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

Crafting For The Weekend ~ # 4 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar  ~ Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 84 ~ Monochromatic
Inky Impressions ~ # 173 ~ Anything Goes
Inky Chicks ~ # 36 ~ Fairies And/Or Angels
Divas By Design ~ Pretty Pearls


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Have a lovely day. 
 



Saturday, 23 August 2014

Little Sailor Boy

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I've decided to have a quiet Bank Holiday weekend....and the weather is being kind at the moment, although the early mornings and evenings are becoming decidedly chillier.

Today I have a card to share, this time for a little boy.

Again I have used a topper from The Hobby House but I promise I have started to colour some images again.....I'm so out of practise.




I have used some of my favourite spotty papers from Craft Creations Ltd.....ooohhh I just love these spotty papers. The image is a pre coloured topper from a set called Sailor Crew from The Hobby House. I used dark blue card and Kraft to mount the image, die cut the little banner and added some cork alphabet tiles, some pearls and a computer generated sentiment to finish off.....quick and simple.....but I like it!!!


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

Brown Sugar ~ # 108 ~ Let's Get Krafty
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Let's Get Masculine
Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 84 ~ Monochromatic
Divas By Design ~ Pretty Pearls
Love To Create ~ # 129 # Polka Dots & Pearls


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Have a lovely evening. 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Little Friends

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

There's definitely been a change in the weather...an early morning chill creeping in and darker mornings....but I can't complain the weather has been kind this summer....

And I'm quite pleased re my Table Top/Craft Fair efforts on Sunday....although, sadly there wasn't a great turn out....I managed to do reasonably well and sold quite a bit of my old bits and bobs....all proceeds being added to the laptop fund.....Brogan needs a new one for when she goes to University....I may just try another Table Top in October....

Anyway today I have another card to share....




This lovely topper is from The Hobby House and is part of a set of six called ~ Little Friends. The papers are from Lili Of The Valley. I have used a Nestie die to mount the image and a border punch from Martha Stewart. The flowers are from Prima I think.....I've had these for ages and don't use them as often as I should. The pearls are also from The Hobby House and I've just added some dots of Liquid Pearls around the image and finished off with a computer generated sentiment.


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

Crafting From The Heart ~ # 32 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar ~ # 107 ~ Anything Goes


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Have a lovely day. 


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Feeding Teddy...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I've been awake for hours....his 'Lordship' was up early for his usual Sunday morning bike ride with his uncle and friends but this usually means 'One Up....All Up!!!....and I'm doing a Table Top/Craft Fair later this afternoon so I hope I can stay awake and motivated.....he does insist that at least I get a cup of tea in bed and I will get a cooked breakfast when he gets back so I suppose that's a bonus....Right?.....

Today I have a card to share....yes I know I'm sorry it is another topper but I am managing to get some colouring done now.....

Front View


Open 



The papers are from my stash and I have to admit to struggling a bit trying to match up papers with this topper but I think it worked in the end....can't imagine why I struggled so much really!!!

The topper is from a set called Strawberry Tea from The Hobby House. I used some Kraft as my base card and co~ordinating blue card as a mount. I tried to keep the design fairly simple and just added ribbon, a bow and pearls and a computer generated sentiment. I also used my all time favourite border punch for the opening edge for the image mount....all in all I have to say I'm quite pleased with the result.....

Right now.....I'm going to try and organize myself for the Table Top/Craft Fair this afternoon.

I have added lots of stamps and craft items to my pile of things to....shall we say....Recycle....I've even added some unused Lili Of The Valley stamps which somehow I seem to have doubled up on.....not sure how that happened and about 30 handmade cards that are in need of a new home.

So if you are in the area do pop in...


Table Top/Craft Fair


Scout Hall
Caister Road
LACEBY

Near GRIMSBY

Sunday 17th August 2014
1pm ~ 4pm


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Have a lovely day. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Very Proud Mum....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This is just a very quick and non crafty post from a very proud mum... I'm sorry to do this but I just had to do a post !!!!!

My beautiful daughter, Brogan received her 'A' level results this morning  and is on her way to Lincoln University in September.

Needless to say we are all very proud of her.....

Brogan


The Sensible Pose

And this is what happens when you say 'Smile'.....




And Lets Try Again Shall We...



Well Done Brogan we are all very proud of you.

L Y A T W T T M A B


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Have a lovely day. 

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