Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Happy 75th Birthday


A friend that hubby and I met in the Algarve many years ago is celebrating her 75th birthday.

Dies - New York Collection
Seam binding ribbon
Hand made stick pins

I was admiring the jewellery a lady named Sandie was making in her shop and she very kindly gave me some antique looking findings which I have used for the stick pins. She even put them in a storage box for me - how kind is that :)

Tomorrow I'm off for a little break for 9 days. Take care everyone, I'll catch up with you all when I get back.
 Allsorts #312  -  happy birthday
Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter


Memory Box die
Painted recycled flower

Instead of dying the flower with DI  like in my last post, I painted this one with some cheapo gold paint and applied a smidgen of gilding wax....

  ....adding some gold glittery flakes to centre.
I'd like to enter
Crafting Musketeers #25 - use a die cut
Crafts Galore - anything goes for May
Everybody Art  #323 - happy birthday
Thank you for stopping by today :)
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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Blue Birthday


For a lady who likes blue :)

She is known as Gerry hence the large gold stamped initial.
The flower was salvaged from a silk Christmas table decoration and I think it is a  Christmas Rose (hellebore) - it was white but think now that has been dyed it could pass for a blue poppy. The leaf came from some other silk flower arrangement.

Freebie paper
Sue Wilson die

I tried to lighten the twine with white paint, It didn't turn out like I expected but I quite like the result.

I'd like to enter
Cardabilities #122 - sketch
4 Crafty Chicks #244 - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons   #118 - anything goes with ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Friday, 1 May 2015

40th Wedding Anniversay


  QuickKuts - butterfly
  Memory Box -  branch
  Spellbinder - fleur de lis

I'd like to enter.....
CAS on Sunday #57 - white
Crafting When We Can #93 - for a couple
Dies R Us  # 25 - anniversary

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mothers Day


For my lovely aunty

Inspired by Sue Wilson video tut - same dies, pretty paper instead of embossing folder !!

Pretty  flowery paper
Sue Wilson dies - Madison Sq, Herald Sq
Seam binding ribbon bow
Prima flower with flat back pearl
Other 'pearls' handmade with CS pva glue

I'd like to enter..
My Time to Craft - #283 - for a special lady
Country View - March challenge and 2nd blogaversary - anything goes
Crafting Musketeers #23 - ribbons and pearls

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Saturday, 24 January 2015

21st Birthday #2


From me to dear grandson.
Another 8x8" card and this took me all day to make like the last one.  This is totally different to what I had in mind but I like it better than the project I had planned
I recently acquired some flimsy gold paper and glued it to a piece of card to make the numbers

Hand cut big gold numbers embossed with CB folder
Computer generated greeting scroll
Corners - SB lattice accents
Star punch
DP unknown/forgotten, had it printed off for a while

I'd like to enter...
Alphabet CB  - Y for years
Cut it Up   #63 - emboss
Cardz 4 Guyz #54 - anything goes
Dies R Us #18 - embossing folder
Dream it Up -  birthday wishes - January challenge
Tuesday Throwdown   #228 - embossing
 Crafts 4 Eternity    #210 - numbers
Country View - something new to you - gold paper!

Thank you for stopping by today and for all the much appreciated comments on my last post :)
Cheers me dears


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

21st Birthday

This is for my dear Grandson from his Mum and Dad

Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - quilted flowers
Dies  - Memory Box - Tessatina
         - Sue Wilson - San Fransisco
         - Spellbinders - Majestic Elements
Gem brad
Computer generated sentiment

I am pleased how this turned out, though I must confess that it took all day. I had to make the black border by hand cos I don't have plain square nesting dies.

I'd like to enter
Cardz 4 Guyz #54 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - for a man
Ruby's Rainbow #96 - masculine birthday
Cut it Up #62 - black and white
Dies R Us #18 - use an embossing folder
Mojo Monday #381 - sketch - rotated so don't know if this qualifies

Thank you for stopping by today
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

My First Canvas


 I have been 'off' crafting for most of the year but decided I really must make an effort to get crafty again having got myself a new laptop and printer - at last - and struggling with both of them.

My  DD and SIL recently moved to a new home, fortunately only about 5 miles from me.

I have made this small canvas for them....8" sq

I used ....
modelling paste
brick stencil
corrugated card
various dies
iridescent medium
lots of gilding wax

I would like to enter
A Creative Romance - anything goes - last challenge
Sentimental Sundays   #237 - anything goes
All Crafts - anything but a card
Dies R Us  #16 - anything goes      

* Crikey, it has been soooo long since I blogged you wouldn't believe what a struggle it was to link these challenges LOL

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears


Friday, 4 July 2014

21st Anniversary


 Good morning and Happy 4th of July America

I'm off to EMA later today and flying early hours Sat for a short break in sunny Spain until Tues with DD and SIL. Grandson texts me yesterday morning and asks for a card for his Mum and Dad's anniversary which is on Thursday!
Sooo, instead of packing I spent the afternoon making this.

I'd like to enter...
C.R.A.F.T challenge #266 - anniversary/wedding
Crafty Ribbons #96 -  anything goes with ribbon
Crafting by Designs - month long anything goes
Divas - ribbons and flowers
Papertake - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today and the lovely comments on previous post :)
Cheers me dears


Saturday, 21 June 2014

White Wedding


Oh dear! I've been neglecting my blog and have had to tend to the garden instead but have managed to enjoy the sunshine when possible. I have been making cards but haven't had the time to post them here.
I also decided I had to do some crafty tidying and managed to loose/mislay? 4 dies and a lovely A5 size background stamp :(

I'm hoping to go to the evening reception of a lovely couple, the groom I've known for years.

Spanish Collection background
Californian Collection San Fransisco
Greeting computer generated and cut with unknown die

All layers are popped up with foam tape with a sparkly layer (iced snow) underneath the BG die

 You can just about see a bit of the sparkle. It does look better IRL :)

I'd like to enter...
The Crafting Cafe - love & marriage
Dies R Us #4 - wedding
Sketch N' Dies #9 - anything goes
Diva's - 3 or more layers (4 layers inc the sparkly layer)

Thank you for stopping by today and thanks again if you have time to leave a comment :)
Cheers me dears


Friday, 30 May 2014

65th Birthday


For my friend and neighbour over the road.

Memory box - tessatina
Sue Wilson - faux quilled blooms
Spellbinders - floral ovals
Other stuff
Nancy Watt DP - craft mag freebie
Bakers twine

I'd like to enter
The Crafters Cafe  #65 - use 3 flowers
The Crazy Challenge #172 - bingo - pearls, flower, die cut
TTT - monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks #196 - anything goes
Allsorts - happy birthday
Crafty Catz #233 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today and the much appreciated comments on previous posts :)
Cheers me dears


Monday, 5 May 2014

50th Birthday


I am off for a little break with DD and SIL very early tomorrow and will be closing everything down later you again in 8 days.
Take care everyone xxx

Commission for neighbour's mother for her other daughter's 50th.

Memory Box lavish branch die
Circle punch
Distress ink
Tattered muslin
Gold thread

Two flowers made from muslin, two with crinoline and one from a die. Big leaf coloured with DI and crackled and three die cuts covered with modelling paste and glittered.

I'd like to enter...
It's All About the Vintage #67 - flower power
Creative Knockouts #35 - flowers galore
Country View #15 - nature's glories
Simply Create Too #60 - stack em up
Sentimental Sundays #205 - shabby chic or use lace/doily
Crafting by Designs - May - anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room #217  - pretty prints
Love to Create #114 - say it with flowers

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears


Saturday, 3 May 2014

Mothers Day


I will be off for a little break with my DD and SIL next week. I am slightly apprehensive as this is the first time without hubby and it is the same hotel we had our last holiday together last year :( 
I have many good memories of this place and will be meeting up with old friends and hopefully  will come back with new happy memories.

The butterfly is made from parchment and the 3 embossed panels matted on gold mirri card.

I'd like to enter...
Charisma Cardz  # 10  - mothers day
HIMCR #147 - mothers day

Thank you for stopping by today
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Monday, 21 April 2014

A Sparkly Birthday


Using new aquisitions
Sue Wilson's quilted flower EF - letterpress'd with DI - San Francisco die and sparkly embellie bought at Colemans demo
Lovely crinkly ribbon
Gold coloured gauze
Gold leaves from a birthday pressie
Iced snow glitter jewels

Challenges I'd like to enter

Crafty Girls #15 - anything goes
Simply Create Too #59 - no stamped images
Crafty Ribbons #85 anything goes....with ribbon
4 Crafty Chicks #190 - sentiment only
The ABC challenge-   J for just as you like
Crafty Catz #227 - B is for...bling, bow, blue
CAS on Sunday #31 -  a birthday to DIE for - use a die cut

Thank you for stopping by today :) and for all your much appreciated comments
Cheers me dears


Sunday, 13 April 2014

New Home


My grandson, his lovely partner and my GGDaughter are moving into their first new home.
They, and DD and SIL, have worked very hard for the last week painting, cleaning....lots n lots of cleaning....and generally turning a manky house into a lovely new home.

Just a square and a triangle to make the house shape
The three hearts are different textures.
The large size, coloured, sparkled and crackled.
The middle size - corrugated card, painted and sprayed with iridescent medium
The small size - a punched shape - coloured and glittered
Sounds like the story of the three bears LOL

This one is the last of my 'coffee filter paper' flowers. I'll have to get in gear and make some more...h/work and gardening permitting.

Country View #14 - new beginnings
 Simply Create Too #59 - no stamped images
 Crafty Girls #15 - anything goes - 2nd entry
 Crafty Hands #12 anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Thursday, 3 April 2014

16th Birthday


A quick post - my computer is poorly and Blogger doesn't like me :(

I've had this lovely image for a while and this is the first time I've used it and the first 'colouring in' I've done for ages.

Memory Box lavish branch
Seam binding bow
Pearly button
Colouring medium - copics

A Day for Daisies #92 - pretty pastels
4 Crafty Chicks #188 - colour an image
Divas - anything goes & birthday blog hop
Crafty Girls #15 - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #83 - anything with ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Great Granddaughter's First Mothers Day Card


This a recent photo of my precious little Great Granddaughter who is 6 months old and nothing could be nicer for her mummy's first Mothers Day.

Computer generated sentiments cut with spellbinders vines of passion. The picture frame is made with spellbinders gold labels 4.
Rosie patterned DP topped with frayed muslin, a handmade glittery button tops an organza bow and a coffee fliter paper flower. Appli glue again to make the pearly dots - I'm getting better at these :)

Isn't she gorgeous....but then I am very biased, LOL

Crafty Cardmakers #113 - you've been framed
Dream Valley #78 - mothering sunday
Glitter n Sparkle - #78 - mothers day
Allsorts #252 - use those dies
Alphabet - D for die cuts

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears


Sunday, 30 March 2014



For a lovely couple's 46th anniversary who share the same date as me and my hubby so this was rather sad to make :( 

 The design is based on a card by Sue Wilson using the Spanish Collection background die.
The flowers are made from coffee filters and TH tattered flower garland dies, Coloured with watercolour paint.

I made loads of mistakes with this but I hope Audrey & Mick won't notice, LOL.

I am very pleased how the flowers turned out  :)

Alphabet CB - D for diecuts 
Allsorts #252 - use those dies
Creative Fingers #29 - anything goes
Charisma #7 - CAS
Crafty Girls #14 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Mothers Day


For my dear, lovely, special Aunty, my Mum's sister and a second mum to me since I was a baby and even more since my dear mum passed away 27 yrs ago.

Memory box dies - tessatina border, lavish branch, pipi butterfly
Frame - Spellbinders curved rectangles
New 'Happy' die from Joanna Sheen 
The pearls are dots of appli glue. I've had this for yonks and am just about getting the hang of making reasonable looking 'pearls' since I watered it down. I still need practice though, LOL.

Challenges I'd like to enter
My Time to Craft #240 - special lady/mothers day
CYP #206  - mothers day/for the ladies
A Gem of a Challenge #115- special lady/mothers day
The Crafters Cafe #55 - make a square card

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears


Friday, 7 March 2014

70th Birthday


Neighbour Mick celebrated his big seven ohhh on Monday. The image is an MG like the one he has in his garage and takes out for a spin a couple of times a year....on a fine day, lol.

The BP is LOTV's Beach Bliss, rather nice for male cards. I made a faux silk panel and sponged with a matching colour ink and dabbed gold on the edges. For the frame I used nestie curved rectangles also dabbed with gold. I couldn't decide (this happens a lot these days) how to finish it off and therefore opted for circles and some hessian.

A closer view - I've added this just to fill the space :)

Challenges I'd like to enter
PCJ - manly/boyish
Crafty Creations #258- happy birthday
Diva's - let's hear it for the boys
The Paper Shelter #148 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears

Gotta show you this! One of my birthday presents from my DD :)