Monday, 28 November 2016

Hi everyone. 

A quick morning post of a card I made last thing yesterday. I'm hoping that my new sentiment stamps arrive today so I may get a little carried away later.

Very difficult to photograph the true colour, but this is pretty close. 

I used some burgandy and white metallic, textured card stock plus a sheet of iridescent glitter paper.
My favourite Joy Crafts border, Spelldinders heirloom reflections dies and the banner from Spellbinders decorative swallowtail tags set.
All finished with a few gems from my stash!

I hope you like it, now I really must go and stalk the postman. 

Thank you for stopping by x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Good afternoon one and all.

A very quick share of my weekend makes. A couple of cards with a 'his and her' theme.

Using Spellbinders heirloom ornaments and lattice dies, Spellbinders grand large labels, a 'freebie' embossing folder and a little Creative Expressions gilding wax.

A similar card with a difference. Here I used the Sue Wilson pierced squares and again the Spellbinders heirloom ornaments and lattice dies.

I hope you like todays offerings.

Hope you come back soon x

Friday, 25 November 2016

Good evening all.

Today I had the tiresome chore of taking my car to the garage. Along the way I picked up a couple of magazines (crafty ones, of course) to keep me occupied whilst I waited. 
Now these magazines came with some freebies, which ordinarily get thrown in a drawer and mostly forgotten.
Today I decided to actually give them a whirl and with the addition of a few other bits from my stash, this is the result.

I used an embossing folder, 2 stamps and 3 dies from my 'freebies'.

It has a beautiful shine to it when it catches the light.

I'm quite happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

Well I'm heading off to bed now.

Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Hello there.

This cold/flu/bug I seem to have picked up is well and truly lingering much longer than I would like and so today is just a quick share of my 2 latest cards.

A simple Christmas card in navy and gold. I used spellbinder and Sue Wilson dies for this, a Marianne design embossing folder and a few pearls


I liked the white and gold version of this card so much I made another, very similar, but not exactly the same.

Well that's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Hello again.

Today has well and truly been one of those 'should have stayed in bed' days. You know the ones I mean, where what can go wrong, will go wrong?
This post could well make matters worse, as today I am attempting to write my blog using my phone rather than my sons laptop. So fingers crossed!

Yesterday was a busy day for me with little time for card making. In the evening my intention was to have a play with my new Sue Wilson orange blossom dies and little else. However, the flowers inspired a card and I managed to get one finished before bed! 

A one colour card with just a hint of distress ink on the flowers. I also used the Spellbinders decorative swallowtail tags and a tag from fancy tags one. The background is a dot embossing folder.

Of course I had to add a few pearls from my stash. I hope you like it.

Well, I think I'm going to call it a night now folks, I'm positive tomorrow is going to be a good day (mostly because I know I have some crafty goodness waiting at the post office for me!)

Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Good evening my lovely followers. Just a quick post today as I'm feeling a little under the weather. On the plus side I did manage to fit in a bit of crafting so all is good.

I'd like to share with you another of my cards that has gone off for sale at Beautiful by Design.

A very simple card in white and gold using a Sue Wilson die for the sentiment.

I also used my Spellbinders Grand squares, a Joy Crafts border die, Marianne Design snowflakes embossing folder and a few gems from my stash.

Very simple but, I have to say, I'm really pleased with this one.

I hope you like it and please pop by again to view more of my creations.

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Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Well hello and welcome to my 4 lovely followers (lol), and to anyone else who may have accidentally stumbled across my fledgling blog today.

I thought I ought to tell you a little about how this humble blog of mine came about.
During the summer, for various reasons, my crafting mojo took a little holiday. When it returned it was fully charged and ready to go and led me into somewhat of a card making frenzy!
So I crafted away making several cards, with no thought of who they were being made for, they just wanted to be made. I was really quite happy with what I was producing and took some photos and posted them on good old Facebook, where they were seen by a lovely local business woman, who asked if she could buy them to sell in her shop!
To say I was over the moon was an understatement to say the least.
Anyway, I'd had some really lovely comments and advice on some card making groups and one kind soul suggested I start a blog to showcase my cards. So here I am, trying to find my feet in blog land (and work out how to use my sons laptop he so kindly lent me).

Today I'd like to share with you a couple of the cards that have now found there way to

This one was made using kraft card and papers from my stash. I used a large stamp for the background and a Justrite stamp with clear embossing powder on the spellbinders label 20.
I used one of the spellbinders floral oval dies on gold foil card and a Joy crafts label and tag.
The flowers were Cheery Lynn rose strip dies with some added stamens from The Works and the leaves are also Cheery Lynn.
The sentiment is from Crafters Companion sentimentals range.
I also used my trusty distress inks and ribbon from my stash.

Apologies for the photo quality on this one. it really doesn't show the colours at their best, but here's what I used.
The card was from my stash and the paper was from First Edition paper pack, Falling Leaves.
Joy Crafts fancy oval die, Spellbinders floral oval die and labels 20. The labels 20 is once again stamped using a Justrite stamp from the Kindness set and the sentiment is from the Fleur de lis labels 20 set.
The flowers are the Cheery Lynn rose strip dies and the flourishes are Marianne vintage swirls.
Ribbon and gems are from my stash.

So there we have it. These lovelies are now amongst the ones that are available to buy from Beautiful by Design. I hope I have successfully managed to add a link the Facebook page!

Did I mention that the postman called today with some lovely new dies that I just can't wait to play with? (shhh, don't tell the Hubster).

Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 18 November 2016

My first post!

Hello and welcome to my first ever Pretty Paper Pearls post! 
Today I'm sharing a card made for an upcoming birthday. It's okay for me to post it as I know it won't be seen by the recipient.

I've used card from Papermania capsule collection, oyster blush.
Spellbinders framed petite labels embossing folder, twisted metal tags, petite labels, fancy framed tags one.
Justrite heirloom flourish two die.
Marianne creatables rolled flowers.
Anna Griffin sentiment stamp.
Finished with pearls from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by x