Friday, 31 March 2017

Always and Forever

Good afternoon visitors and what a glorious afternoon it is too (let's hope it continues).

I love days like this where I can quickly throw a salad together for the evening meal, leaving me more time for crafting!

So here is todays card.

The supplies used here are 

* Crafts-Too embossing folder 
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Heraldic square 
* Marianne design oval frame LR0293
* Spellbinders fancy tags two 
* Spellbinders frame two 
* Spellbinders classic ovals 
* Crafters companion sentimentals vintage floral greetings stamp
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Filigree 3D bow
* Pearls from my stash 

I kind of had 'wedding' in mind when creating this card however I think it would also be suitable for an engagement or anniversary? 

I hope you like todays card and thank you for visiting today.

Please pop back again soon x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mum #3

Good morning visitors. 

Another early post from me today. The old back still isn't right but it is getting better! Sadly not good enough to be able to get any gardening done at the weekend and what a glorious weekend it was too.

I hope all you Mums were wonderfully spoilt on Sunday. Maybe you even received a handmade card or gift?

Well todays card is my final Mother's Day card. 
I can share this one with you now as it was made for my own wonderful Mum.

The supplies used here are 

* Spellbinders blooming collection corners
* Sizzix thinlits Ornate oval frame 
* Marianne design oval frame LR0293
* Spellbinders fancy tags two 
* Cheery Lynn rose dies 
* Sheena Douglas Fanciful fuchsia stamens and leaves
*  Crochet cotton
* Papermania relations stamps 
*  Distress inks picked raspberry/spun sugar/bundled sage/peeled paint/shabby shutters
* Pearls from my stash  

I really wanted to use the Sheena Fanciful fuchsia on this card but found they were a little on the large side. I therefore resorted to adapting the Cheery Lynn roses and using just the stamens and leaves from the fanciful fuchsia set.

I used crochet cotton from my crochet stash to make the stems. I soaked the cotton in pva glue and stretched it round a frame to dry. This made it nice and stiff but still pliable and it worked out rather well.

I hope you like todays card as much as my Mum did.

Thank you for viewing my blog. Feel free to leave a comment and please stop by again soon x

Friday, 24 March 2017

Mother's Day #3

Good morning visitors.

I'm posting rather early for me today. I'm really suffering with back and leg pain right now (which is making things really awkward crafting-wise!) so whilst I wait for my painkillers to kick in I thought I would post my latest card. (It's about all I can do just now). 

In true 'Blue Peter' style, todays card is 'one I made earlier' ☺

The supplies used for todays card

* Make & create Sweet garden roses design pad 
* Spellbinders 5x7 matting basics A 
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Gemini dies Pavo 
* Cheery Lynn tea rose medium 
* Sue Wilson / Creative Expressions stitched flags 
* Crafters companion Beatrix Potter sentiments stamp 
* Distress inks Worn lipstick/spun sugar/crushed olive
* Headpin/beads/ribbon and embelishment from my stash

Todays card is another Family card. This will be going to my Mother-in-law. I always try to fit my personal cards in first, buy usually post them last here, just so I know they won't be seen by the recipient before the event. 

I think the style of this card would suit quite a few occasions and I can see me using it again, possibly a Wedding card?

Well that's me done for today folks. I'm going to hobble around the house now, try to loosen things up enough to get some crafting done!

I hope you like my offering for today. Thank you for visiting and please stop by again soon x 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Good morning visitors. 

Today's card is a family card, made especially for my Mum. The embellishments are personally significant. 

With this being a 'white on white' card, I've enlarged a couple of todays photographs to try to show the detail better.

The supplies used here are 

* white metallic linen effect cardstock 
* Spellbinders grand squares 
* Presscut nesting squares 
* Spellbinders blooming collection 
* Yvonne creations rectangle frame
* Spellbinders classic large circles 
* Spellbinders decorative swallowtail tags 
* My Favorite Things Lily
* Justrite large fancy sentiment stamp 
* Promarkers 
* CreaEasy chalks 
* Pearls/headpin/feather from my stash

I hope you like todays card, all comments are most welcome.

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop back again soon x 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Hello again visitors.

It's another Mother's Day card for you today. 

The supplies used here are 

* Make & create Sweet garden roses design pad 
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions stitched flags 
* Spellbinders labels 20
* Justrite Kindness stamp set
* Spellbinders frame two 
* Woodware sentiment stamp 
* Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish left
* Sue Wilson Perfect Peonies full and open petals
* Cuttlebug embossing folder 
* Pearls from my stash 

Once again I've used the Sweet garden roses design pad (I just can't help myself!). I have also used the Perfect peonies again but wanted a totally different look. This also gave me the opportunity to use the Perfect peony open petals which I'd bought in error, thinking they were the full petals.

I'm quite pleased with the outcome, what do you think?

Well folks, that's todays card. I will be back to post another card on my usual day of Tuesday next week, something a little different.

Please stop by again and have a great weekend x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Have a Wonderful Day

Good afternoon visitors. 

Todays card I will be entering into a design challenge.
Dies R Us challenge #69 Borders and/or edges
Pop along and check it out if you have the time. There are always some beautiful designs to drool over.

So, without further ado, here is todays card.

The supplies used here are 
* First Edition Rose Garden paper pad
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Gemini dies Pavo
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Maggie die
* Spellbinders Tear Drop circles 
* Spellbinders frame two 
* Joy Crafts/Noor Design Vintage flourishes 6003/0026
* Sue Wilson Perfect Peonies 
* Unlabeled stamp from my stash
* Distress inks tattered rose/victorian velvet/bundled sage 
* Pearls and ribbon from my stash 

I think this is a card suitable for many occasion.

I hope you like todays offering.
Please stop by again soon and thank you for visiting today x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Mothers Day Wishes

Hello there visitors.

Todays card is a simple design and quick to put together, however, I happen to really like it. I hope you do too.

The supplies used here are 

* Make & create Sweet garden roses design pad 
* Papermania premium textured cardstock
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions noble double pierced squares 
* Marianne design creatables Anjas vintage frame 
* Cheery Lynn tea rose medium and small 
* Woodware sentiment stamp 
* Distress inks victorian velvet/spun sugar/picket fence/bundled sage
* Ribbon from my stash 

I totally love the papers from this design pack so I ordered a few to keep me going! 

For my regular visitors my next blog post will be Wednesday, rather than my usual Tuesday, next week. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and please stop by again soon x 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Mum #2

Good morning visitors.

It's another lovely, bright, sunny day here today. Makes you feel a little bit more cheery I think, than drab and grey!

Without further ado, here is todays card.

The supplies used here are 
* Papermania premium textured card stock
* Make & Create Sweet garden roses design pad 
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions Gemini dies Ursa
* Spellbinders radiant rectangles 
* Spellbinders mega ovals 
* My Favorite Things/Die-namics leafy greenery 
* Sue Wilson Perfect Peonies 
* Creative Expressions stamps to die for Shaded Peony
* Papermania relations stamps 
* Distress inks 
* Pearls and ribbon from my stash 

Well that's another card done for 'Mum', I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please visit again soon x