Thursday, 8 October 2015

Twenty First Birthday..... #2


This is my last post for a while....I'm off on a break for a few days with my friend.
Naughty to say this but it will be good to have a break from my elderly and very demanding neighbour.

This is the second card for Grandson's partner, to be from his Mum and Dad.
Shame about the rubbish pic....I blame it on poor really is brighter IRL

MB vine leaf die
QuicKuts butterfly die sparkled with glitter
Computer generated greeting
and loads of bling!!!

I'd like to enter
CYP #282 - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - S is for sprinkles
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Dream Valley - recipe - gems, ribbon, die cut
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Thank you for stopping by today and appreciate any comments you have time to leave :)
Cheers me dears

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Twenty One - In the Pink


This is for my dear Grandson's lovely partner.

Pretty rose patterned DP
SW Ursa die cut
Greeting circle made in Publisher
  matted with foam tape on to a larger
   iced snow glittered circle
A very scruffy seam binding bow with pearl button
Flat back pearls

I'd like to enter

In the Pink #79 ..........1 -2-3 (1 = die cut, 2 = circles, 3 = flat back pearls)
Seize the Birthday - border punches or dies *challenge winner.....yippee!
Everybody Art #338 - circles
Hiding in my Craft Room #219 - monochromatic

Thank you for stopping by today
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Twenty First Birthday


My neighbours daughter has gone back to Uni today and celebrated her birthday on Saturday.

Distress ink and gold splodged doily
Grape vine die - memory box
Handmade greeting
MS punch

I'd like to enter
Cardabilities - sketch
 Aud Sentiments #140 - anything with sentiment
Thank you for stopping by today.
Cheers me dears 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Dinosaur Shutter Card


My first attempt with my new Tattered Lace Shutter Die.

This is for the grandson of my neighbours across the street. He is the sweetest little chappie you could meet. We always meet him and Nanny and Granddad on Mondays when I have coffee with my friend  in the shopping centre and he calls us his 'ladies'

I'd like to enter
A Gem of a Challenge - #153 - boys, boys, boys
Paper Shelter - #219 - many folds
Thank you for stopping by today
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Happy Birthday Brother


'Commission' from my daughter

I liked how this turned out :)

Various DP's
Mix of die cut and punched stars

I'd like to enter
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Sept - #2
Craft Your Passion - #279 - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - anything goes - #2

Thank you for stopping by today
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Happy Birthday dear Friend


Hello friends.
My word!! I've been missing for so long.  Naughty blogger :(

Dies - Memory box grape vine
           Sue Wilson petite arched adornment
Forgotten DP but most probably Far Far Hill
Simple handmade envelope - Martha Stewart punched edge
Greeting made in publisher cut round with fancy scissors
Prima? flower
Organza ribbon


I'd like to enter.........
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Sept
Cuttlebug Mania - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by,
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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
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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 :)
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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