Would love for you to be a follower of mine - just click the little blue button

Saturday, 19 April 2014

One For The Boys at The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Wow, the weeks seems to be flying by this year.  Already nearing the end of April.  My holiday to Turkey in June will be here before I know it lol.

Today I am here to share a little inspiration for our current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is
One For The Boys
We have two fab sponsors for this challenge:  Kenny K and Delicious Doodles.  Just pop by The Crafting Cafe blog for full details of the challenge and the prizes on offer.

I used a great image (Cool Trucker) from Kenny K for my inspiration project.


I coloured the image with promarkers before matting onto brown card.  I went around the edge of the image with some faux stitching.  The papers are from my scraps box so not sure who they are from.  The sentiment is from LOTV.  I added a wooden cog from Hobbycutz and some card candi as embellishments.

Thanks for popping by and hope you will join us at The Crafting Cafe.  You still have until the end of the month to join in the fun.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Without Words - Gentlemen only
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
As You Like It - Real or faux stitching (love faux stitching as I don't own a sewing machine)
OSAAT - Use a digi
Dragonfly Dreams - For the boys
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Use 2 papers
MAWTT - Use the word Happy
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - Birthday cards/projects
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftitude - Anything goes

Friday, 18 April 2014

Baby Boy

Hi Folks
I have had a lovely day today.  Went shopping with my two daughters this morning.  My youngest daughter is going to Magalluf next week to work during the summer before she starts her midwife training in September.  So we went to get her some last minutes bits that she needs to take with her.  It is going to be quiet without her for four months but I am sure she will enjoy herself.  I also managed to get into my crafty room this afternoon for a little play.

Today I would like to share a card that my sister asked me to make for a friend who is having a baby.


The images for this card came from a very old Making Cards Special Occasions magazine.  Think I must have had it for about three years.  The images were all matted onto light green card and then edged with stardust stickles.  The gingham background paper is from Wild Rose Studio.  I punched out some little flowers  and added a blue bow and pearl heart.

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good Easter break.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Feeling Crafty - Anything for a child
Unstampabelles - Animal or bird
Open Minded Crafting - Pastel colours
Corrosive - Pretty pastels
Dragonfly Dreams - For the boys
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Bundle of joy
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - B is for (boy, bow, blue, bear)
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftitude - Anything goes

What a Hoot Coming Soon

Hi Folks
Kraftyhands are launching a new CD on 5th May called What a Hoot.  The CD has lots of wonderful patchwork owl images and lovely bright colours.  The guys have also done a walkthrough on You Tube showing all the features and designs on the new CD  https://www.youtube.com/user/kraftyhandsuk.  


Why not subscribe to the Kraftyhands You Tube channel to ensure you don't miss out on future walkthroughs and tutorials.

Will be back soon with some samples made from the new CD.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Stash Raid Continues

Hi Folks
Don't know about you but I have felt a little cold today.  The sun decided to put in a short appearance this morning but this afternoon has been very overcast and grey.  Obviously getting ready for the Easter bank holiday weekend lol.

As I have mentioned before I am trying to use up some old stash in my crafty room.  Today's card was made using a Hunkydory free kit that came with a crafting magazine - possibly Cardmaking and Papercraft - many weeks and months ago.


I decided to go for an easel card design.  The decoupage image and papers are all from the kit.  I added my own sentiment, some pearl flourishes and 3d butterfly stickers.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I am now off work until Tuesday so hoping to get some crafting in.  I have been asked to do some wedding invitation samples for a possible order.  The customer concerned would like a square pocketfold invite.  Never done one of these before so need to do some research.  Wish me luck.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Paper Crafting Journey - For that special lady
Brown Sugar - Mothers Day
Catch the Bug - Springtime
Allsorts - Spring blossoms
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Open Minded Crafting - Pastel colours
Little Claires - Lots of layers
Corrosive - Pretty pastels
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
OLLCB - Spring/Easter
The Paper Shelter - Spring is here
Fab N Funky - Flower power
Crafty Girls - Anything goes

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Monochrome with Crafting Musketeers

Hi Folks
This is my second post for today.  I am here to bring you some inspiration for our current monthly challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is 
Monochrome
You can create anything you like as long as you follow the challenge theme.  Our sponsor for this month is Funky Hand and the winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend on their website.

I have used a set from Funky Hand called Steam Funk for my inspiration project.


Now I have seen these little pop up box cards popping up - ha ha - all over blogland so thought I would have a go.  I didn't follow any particular instructions.  I just grabbed a piece of A4 card and played around with some measurements until I was happy.  The papers and sentiment are all from the paper set from Funky Hand.  Once I had decorated the outstide of the box I attacked my flower stash and butterfly punch for the internal decorations.

Here is another view.


Thanks for popping by and don't forget to get your entries in for the Crafting Musketeers challenge.
Apologies for the quality of the photos.  Just couldn't seem to get a really good shot lol.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Monochrome/AG
Crafty Cardmakers - A floral profusion
TTCRD - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Flower power
Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers - Monochrome

Ice Cream Colours at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Well, Wednesday has come round again and today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Use Ice Cream Colours

We have two great sponsors joining us this week

Here is my inspiration project using an image from Stitchy Bears.


This is such a cute image and reminded me of best friends enjoying a day out together.  I coloured the image with promarkers and fussy cut out.  The background is an embossalicious embossing folder and I cut the grass on my Brother Scan and Cut.  The parasol is a Marianne die and the two sentiments were in my stash box.  I think you can guess that my ice cream colours were strawberry and mint.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for all the details.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment for a friend
Sister Act - Anything goes
Open Minded Crafting - Pastel colours
OSAAT - Use a digi
Corrosive - Pretty pastels
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Imagination Crafts Inspiration

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  After a busy weekend I managed to get in my crafty room yesterday and have a little play.  It's back to work today but a short week as our office is closed on Good Friday.  Do do love long weekends lol.

Today I would like to share a little inspiration and tutorial for our Anything Goes challenge over at Imagination Crafts.  

I love using stencils and sparkle medium so I am going to show you how you can create a lovely project with minimum effort.  The sparkle medium really does have the wow factor but is so easy to use.  


Are you ready?  Then I will begin.


1.  I used the Ivy Branch panel stencil and Golden Pine sparkle medium onto white card.  Set aside to dry.


2. On a piece of beige paper I used one of the small leaf stamps from the Clematis decoupage stamp set to stamp randomly around the edges.  I used bundled sage distress ink.


3.  The background was then matted onto black card and then onto a card blank.  I also stamped a sentiment using bundled sage distress ink and matted this onto black card.


4. Once the sparkle medium was dry I used bundled sage distress ink to soften the edges and then matted onto black card.


5.  The image was placed centrally onto the prepared background.


6.  I finished off by adding a bow, the sentiment, flowers and gems.

Thanks for popping by and hope this inspires you to have a go with stencils and sparkle medium.  It is so easy to do and creates a great effect.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts and check out all the fab products they have.  
Why not have a go and enter our challenge, you could win a £40 voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftyhands - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Sparkle
TTCRD - Anything goes

Monday, 14 April 2014

My new stash

Hi Folks
A bit of a late post for me but we have been over to my daughter's and her boyfriend's for dinner this evening.  We have had a lovely evening and she cooked us a lovely meal.  Obviously, I have taught her well lol.

As you know I went to Ally Pally on Saturday with my Mum.  I thought I would share a few piccies of my new crafty stash.


These are my basic items that I had to get.  Not very exciting but we all need ink, double sided tape and glue gel.

I got some new paper pads from Kraftyhands, stencils and silkies from Imagination Crafts and some embellishments and silicone moulds for use with my melt pot.


Finally, I bought quite a few MDF bits and pieces to have a go at.  My youngest daughter has already claimed the birdcage for her bedroom when it is done.  

Just got to find some time now to have a good play.  

Sunday, 13 April 2014

New Papers from Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I had a good time yesterday at Ally Pally.  It was lovely as I managed to meet Nicky (one of my fellow teamies on Imagination Crafts) and also met up with Marianne, one of my lovely blogging buddies.  Of course, I had to buy a few crafting goodies while I was there lol.  I will try and post some piccies tomorrow.

Today I have been having a play with some new 12 x 12 papers from Kraftyhands.  There are five new paper sets which will be available on the website tomorrow.  Each paper stack will be sold in packs of 12 for £12.50.  They are all printed on 190gsm cardstock and the quality and colours are simply stunning.  

I have used one of the paper sets called 'Man About Town' for my card.


I chose the paper that I wanted to use and added some gilding flakes around the edge for a more vintage feel.  This was then matted onto brown coredinations cardstock.  The topper is a die cut from the Man About Town range at Kraftyhands.  I added some squares of cordinations that I tore and then put through my ribbler.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut on my Scan N Cut machine.  For embellishments I added some wooden cogs from Hobbycutz and some card candi.

Here is a look at the Man About Town paper stack.  A great variety of papers that are just perfect for male and vintage creations.


Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Off now to do some commenting and catching up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftyhands - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Little Claires - Lots of layers
Dragonfly Dreams - For the boys
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

Friday, 11 April 2014

For a Special Lady

Hi Folks
Friday at last.  It has been a long week this week struggling with a cold and sore throat.  I am feeling much better now though and looking forward to my trip to Ally Pally tomorrow.  I have a little list of items to look for but I am sure a lot more will make their way into my shopping bag lol.

Today I want to share a card that I have made using Angelica and Friends papercraft collection from Crafters Companion.  I am also going to be entering this the Crafters Companion monthly challenge 'Floral' which is now over on Facebook.


The image and backing paper and little corners are from the papercraft collection.  I matted the image onto a doily and the backing paper onto silver mirror card.  The flowers have been made using a Die'sire quilling flower die 'Blissful flower'.  I have made them out of coloured vellum and have added a pearl centre.  They are quite delicate.  The sentiment was from my stash and has been matted onto silver card.  The final addition was some blue ribbon and a bow.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think  I do love reading all your comments.  Will hopefully be back on Sunday with a photo of my new crafty stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
OLLCB - For a child
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Feeling Crafty - For a child
Pile It On - Feminine
OSAAT - Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Lace or doily
Creative Moments - Anything goes/girly
Crafty Ribbons - Flower power
Paper Crafting Journey - For that special lady
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftyhands - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - No digi or stamped image

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Imagination Crafts News

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I am feeling a bit better today from my cold.  I still sound very croaky but had a better nights sleep.  Hopefully by the time Saturday comes I will be much better for my trip to Ally Pally.

I just wanted to pop by and share with you the news that Imagination Crafts will be on Create and Craft TV for a couple of shows.  Their first show will be this evening (Thursday 10th) at 9.00pm and their second show is tomorrow (Friday 11th) at 9.00am.  Looking forward to seeing the shows and I know Sue will be brilliant at demonstrating as always.  Hope some of you will be able to tune in or record it.  

Here is a card I made using products from Imagination Crafts.

I used the Alium stencil and sparkle medium onto black glossy card for this one.  The backing paper is from Papermania as is the little matching bow.  Some pearls in each corner and a sentiment completed the card.  
Very quick and easy to do but sparkle medium does have the wow factor and you don't need too much by way of embellishments.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
HIMCR - Black and white + 1
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Flower Power at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Half way through the working week and can't wait for the weekend to be here. I am suffering with a cold at the moment so feeling a bit sorry for myself.  I am looking forward to Saturday as I am going to Ally Pally for the day with my Mum.  Love this show and we go every year.  If any of my crafting buddies are going and want to meet up to say hi just let me know.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Flower Power
Our fabulous sponsor is Lacy Sunshine who are offering a prize of 3 digi images to the winner.

All of the team were generously given a digi to work with and I chose this stunner 'Gemma Gerbera'.


Apologies for the photo.  I just could not get the lighting right and the blues are so much better in real life.  I coloured the image in promarkers, added some faux stitiching and liquid pearls.  This was then matted onto kraft card.  The backing paper was from my rather large box of freebie papers that I have acquired over the years from magazines.  The border at the top is from Papermania and I added some die cut flowers.  A tag sentiment and some flowers and bling finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges to upload your entry.  My teamies have produced some stunning creations for you to have a look at.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash - Use sketch
Lacy Sunshine - Add flower(s)
Oldie but a Goodie - April showers bring May flowers (old item - papers)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Spots and dots
Pile It On - Feminine
OSAAT - Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Hobbycutz - Flora and fauna
TTCRD - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - So sentimental
Creative Moments - Anything goes/girly
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes

Monday, 7 April 2014

Guest Designer at Love To Create

Hi Folks
A little while ago I received a lovely email asking me if I would like to be a guest designer at the Love to Create Challenge blog.  Of course I was delighted to accept and I am here today to share my project for this weeks challenge.
The theme for the challenge this week is
Anything Goes For Kids

The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and I used this cute image 'Rock Star Boy' for my project.


I coloured the image with promarkers and cut out using a spellbinders die.  I inked through the die to give some soft shading around the image.  For the background I used some stripey paper for the bottom.  At the top I used 3 different shades of blue tone card and cut them out to create the starburst effect.  I then edged each piece with some faux stitching.  Some stripey ribbon was then added to cover the join in the papers across the middle.  The silver stars and twirly bits were die cut.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut on my Brother Scan and Cut.  The large lettering at the top was die cut and then glittered.

Thanks for popping by and hope that you will pop over to Love to Create and enter the challenge.  You can also check out the super creations from the design team.  
Thank you to Love to Create for inviting me to guest design.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
OLLCB - For a child
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - All boy
Feeling Crafty - Anything for a child
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Allsorts - No flowers
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes
Craftitude - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes

Sketch Time at Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and had a good weekend.  I am now battling through a cold and have now practically lost my voice.  I blame hubby for giving me his man flu lol.  But I have had a good weekend and plan on spending some time in my crafty room today before work tomorrow.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Kraftyhands Challenges.  Our theme for this month is 
Use the sketch provided

I have used the Kew Floral Collection CD available here from Kraftyhands for my inspiration project.


And here is the sketch you need to use


I used some lovely soft yellow card I had in my stash for the matting.  I cut out the topper using one of my dies.  Some ribbon, flowers, punched butterflies and gems finished the card.  

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.  Just pop over to Kraftyhands Challenges to upload your entry.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous projects from my talented teamies using the sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Spring flowers
Disdigidesigns - Welcome spring
Papertake - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Flower power
Bearly Mine - Spring
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and punches
Crafty Creations - Blue and yellow
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Springtime
Delicious Doodles - Seasons
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes
Craftitude - Anything goes
OSAAT - Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Spring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Hobbycutz - Flora and Fauna

Saturday, 5 April 2014

More Happy Mothers Day

Hi Folks
Had a lovely start to the weekend last night as we went round some friends  of ours for a meal and drinks.  A lovely night of food, wine and putting the world to rights.  Mind you, I think my hubby has now given me his man flu.  Woke up this morning feeling very lethargic and croaking like a bleeding frog.  Lemsip for me before an early night I think.

This is one of the multitude of Mothers Day cards that I made this year.


The images and papers for this card came from a free cardmaking kit in Creative Cardmaking.  I used some soft yellow card for all the matting.  The ribbon is from my stash and I have had it for about 12 months.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and then cut it out using my Scan and Cut.  Some punched butterflies and gems finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do enjoy reading all your comments and thank you so much for your continuing support.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge - Yellow and a butterfly
A Creative Romance - Spring flowers
Disdigidesigns - Welcome spring
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring is coming
Papertake - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Flower power
Oldie but a Goodie - April showers bring may flowers (ribbon old)
Bearly Mine - Spring
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Hip to be square
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Springtime
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Craftitude - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Spots and dots

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Create It Magazine from Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Hope you are all okay.  I have had a busy week at work so looking forward to the weekend.  

Today I thought I would share a project that I made using one of the card kits in the Create It magazine Issue 1 from Kraftyhands.  This is a great magazine that contains 10 card projects with sketches and finished card illustrations, step by step instructions, hints and tips.  It comes complete with a CD containing all the printable files for all the projects.  You can copy the cards exactly from the magazine or just use the elements and come up with your own design.  


I used the images and papers from the CD but went freestyle and created my own design.  I added some green backing card, green ribbon, pearls and resin flowers.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do enjoy reading all of your lovely comments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Recipe
OSAAT - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
Craft Room - Humour
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything goes


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Another week is flying by and today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Feathered Friends

We have two great sponsors joining us this week:
Bugaboo Stamps - prize of 7 digi imges to the winner
Stamping Dragon Designs - prize of 5 digi images to the winner

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps.


I went for something a bit different this time and made a little gift tag.  I started by cutting a tag shape out of kraft card.  The background on the tag was created by inking through a stencil with distress ink.  The image was coloured with promarkers and I added some stitching around the edges and some liquid pearls.  For embellishments some ribbon, a feather, a flower and some sparkly gems were added.  The Happy Birthday is a sticker that I have had in my stash for a number of months.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challanges to join in the fun.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Little Claires - Make a tag
OSAAT - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Add a doodle
Open Minded Crafting - Animal antics
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
ALBC - Birds and bees
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Anything Goes at Imagination Crafts

Hi Folks
Today sees the start of a new month and the start of a new challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenges.  Our theme for this month is
ANYTHING GOES
You can enter any project you like but if you do use Imagination Crafts products you could win a £40 voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.

Here is my inspiration project using stencils and sparkle medium.


I created the background first by inking through a trellis stencil with distress ink.  Now I didn't have a trellis stencil but I did have a die.  I therefore cut the trellis out of card and inked through that.  Green sparkle medium through the ivy stencil was used for the main image.  I punched some butterflies and added a little bow and stamped the wording. 

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts Challenges and check it out.  Don't forget to peek at the design team projects, they are awesome.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Stamping Boutique - Make your own background
Sister Act - Anything goes
HIMCR - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything but square
Papertake - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes

Monday, 31 March 2014

Butterfly and Blooms

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  My daughters treated me to lunch out today.  The weather was gorgeous and we sat out in the pub beer garden having a glass of wine and eating our lunch.  It was beautiful.  
But it's back to work tomorrow.  A couple of weeks ago I had a big decision to make at work.  They have offered voluntary severance to staff in my pay grade.  I have worked there for 30 years but have not been happy for the last five of those.  I have therefore made the decision to take the money and run lol.  It has not been an easy decision but I know I have made the right choice.  I don't actually leave work until June but am now looking for a little part time job.  Hubby has said that I can't craft all day every day lol.

Anyway, enough rambling and onto my card share for today, a little Mothers Day card.


The main scalloped circle shape and image is from Crafts U Print.  I got some free design sheets from them in a magazine many months ago and thought it was about time I used them.  I cut out the main scalloped circle shape and matted it onto some silver mirror card.  I cut out four corner shapes from silver mirror card using my Brother Scan and Cut.  For embellishments I added some lace and pearls.  The lettering is die cut and I added some glitter for added sparkle.  The sentiment has been done on my computer and simply matted onto mirror card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Glitter and lace
Dream Valley - Mothering Sunday
Sassy Studio - Pretty pastels
Cute Card Thursday - Floral delights
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Mothers Day
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Sister Act - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Spring flowers
HIMCR - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes
Pile It On - Floral fantasy
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Disdigidesigns - Welcome spring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring is coming
Whoopsi Daisy - Lace and pearls

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Hi Folks
Happy Mothers Day to all you lovely Mummy's in the UK.  Hope you have all had a good day.  My daughters got me some flowers and choccies and are taking me out for lunch tomorrow.  They are such good girls and I have had a lovely relaxing day.  

Today's card is one I made for my Mum for Mothers Day.  I have made several Mothers Day cards this year so prepare to see a few more over the next few days.


I recently treated myself to a Tonic Verso Delicate Lattice Ovals die and this is my first creation using it.  It cuts beautifully and created a lovely centrepiece for the card.  The flowers are from my Spellbinders delicate asters die.  I used pink card as a contrast to the white (although it looks more peach coloured in this photo lol).  The embossed background is an embossalicious folder.  The butterflies are a punch and I added a white ribbon bow and some pearls to the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do enjoy reading all your comments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
LEJ Designs - Favourite die cuts
Crafting for all Seasons - No designer papers
Dream Valley - Mothering Sunday
Love to Create - Bingo (pink, die cut, ribbon)
Crafty Sentiments - Mothers Day
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Jellypark - Mothers Day
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Sister Act - Anything goes
HIMCR -  Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Think pink
Allsorts - Use those dies
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Embossing