Sunday, 30 June 2013

Birthday Tag


For a friend.

The BP is a digital mix from Fathers and Fedoras by Summer Driggs.

I started off with a plain manila tag,  I painted a base coat of cheapo gold paint .....stamped the Penny Black music with Vintage Photo on to a strip of micropore tape, stuck it down one side.....the greeting on the other side was printed on to Safmat.....very handy when you want to personalise or don't have an appropriate stamp.
 I used Vintage Photo DI around the edges and then decided to top this with some Crackle Accents...hmmm....this didn't really work....after drying overnight the bottom corner was peeling off but saved it by sticking it back down with glossy accents. My guess is that it was rejected by the gold paint.
The monogram, from a very old set bought years ago is stamped with pigment ink and heat embossed with clear's got a nice shine IRL.
I can't remember where the little calendar came from :( it is fixed with foam tape

Tag fixed with a double layer of foam pads at the top and glossy accents (love this stuff) at the bottom

I'd like to enter....
A.R.T. #3 - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #81 - birthdays
Crafts and Me #138 - anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #73 - tags
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by :)
Cheers me dears


Sunday, 23 June 2013

Wedding Anniversary


This is the first play with my lovely new Radiant Rectangles nestie dies from Country View Crafts. I can see I'm going to get plenty of mileage out of this set :)

The pretty rose BP is a freebie from Far Far Hill.  I love this, it is such a delicate pattern.
Apart from the bottom one, all layers are affixed with foam tape/pads, creating excellent dimension.
Pearls from stash

There is rather a lot of depth so I've made a box - well, it is for a special anniversary after all.

Pretty homemade flowers, coloured with diluted DI's  - I am so proud of these...and the leaves have a coating of Crackle Accents.

A parchment butterfly quickly made this morning as my b/fly punch was too small and die too big .

A closer look at the focal die cuts

Country View Crafts #4 - die cuts
4 Crafty Chicks #147 - sentiment only........* chosen as one of top 3 :)
Bearly-Mine #91 - flowers galore
Crafty Ribbons #49 - flowers galore
Pan Pastels #25 - lots of layers
That Craft Place - flowers

Thank you for stopping by :)
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Thursday, 20 June 2013



 Well I guess I'd better join the Bloglovin here goes, fingers crossed :)


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Wedding 2


Hello lovely people :)

Many of my DD's customers have become friends over the years and she likes to send them cards for the special moments in their lives. Jon....lovely one.

He got married to his long-time girlfriend Sandy at the hospice he has been in for the past few weeks.

As you can see,  I kept it simple and all white.
Both die cuts are fixed with foam tape/pads and once again the Stickled heart on the organza ribbon appears to be pink

Crafty Ribbons #48 - anything goes with ribbon
Challenges 4 Everybody #22 - anything goes
Country View Crafts #4 - die cuts
Everybody Art Challenge #241 - wedding
HIMCR #102 - die cuts - 2nd entry

Thank you for stopping by :)
Cheers me dears


Sunday, 16 June 2013



Hello lovely friends :)
These must be the worst photo's I've ever taken of a card and unfortunately I can't try again as it was collected on Friday for the wedding on Saturday.
This must also be a record  for the time it has taken to do this blog  post.....this computer is ancient and is driving be bonkers !!

The brief for this card was cream, silver, a touch of purple with a birdcage theme so out came this super die cut from the lovely Sarah at Craft all Day.   I used a silver dabber on it which gave it a nice rustic look.

The main BP has a pretty flowery, slightly embossed design on it.  I made the flowers from this too.
The torn panel is embossed with an M-Bossabilities folder.
The bird and cage, topped with a cream seam binding double bow and heart shaped button are layered  on to muslin

It took three goes to make the envelope, lol.  
I didn't want more ribbon as a pull for the message so I 'sparkled up' a heart and added a small gem instead. I used stickles Diamond  and it shows pink here :/

The flower 'arrangements' are a mix of Marianne Creatables dies and flowers from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter.....
Delightful Challenge - wedding and anniversary
Heck of a Challenge - bingo - ribbon. die cut, bird
HIMCR #102 - die cuts
Country View Crafts #9 - die cuts

Thank you for stopping by :)
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

A 70th Birthday Card....


....for a friend.

Hello friends - long time no see, lol, and after my sojourn I am finding it hard to get back in card making mode - happens every time!!

I got back from my hols last Sunday and what lovely weather to come back to.
I got two loads of washing out on the line AND dried by teatime, good one  - it is all still waiting to be ironed, not so good :(

Main BP from Far Far Hill
Spotty paper made by ME!!
Lace from local market
Flower made up from bits and bobs with diecut flower in the centre
Handcut greeting and sentiment

I'd like to enter this into following challenges
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #130 - birthdays
Papertake - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - O is for Open

Thank you for stopping by :)
Cheers me dears