Sunday, 18 August 2013

Diamond Anniversary

Commission for niece's  in law's parents.

Dies - vines of passion painted with iridescent medium
        - radiant rectangles plain oval
Seam binding ribbon
Woc rose
Handmade flowers
Handmade monogram
Crystal gems

The BG paper is the same as used on the Wedding Card posted  two weeks ago with the lovely 'photo invisible' pattern..

A WOC rose and two handmade - seam binding bow and glitzy heart button

I made these little flowers on the RHS to represent the flowers in the bride's hair which I think are stephanotis. I used a star punch on some plain paper painted with iridescent medium.

I'd like to enter these challenges
Polkadoodles #33 - have a heart
It's all About the Vintage #50 - summer flowers
DoCrafts - congratulations
Papertake - occasion-ally
Crafty Ribbons #57 - use 3 - die cuts, flowers, gems
Pennys - lace or ribbon or both

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


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Happy Birthday dear Son-in-Law


This is the first of four cards for SIL's birthday. I only just managed to get them finished in time.  My main printer ran out of all four ink carts and the standby is giving me gaps and streaks

This follows a design in my craft mag and looks simple enough but I did have a  challenge getting the banners straight.
The main BP was a bit left over from one of the other cards and the green and orange freebies from craft mag.
The CB embossing folder, I think, is called textile - anyway it is one of my favourites and most used.
I didn't want to use ribbon so I've some stringy twine as a simple embellishment.

Computer generated sentiment fixed with foam pads on a die cut label also fixed with foam pads

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Cuttlebug Mania - embossing
Top Tip Tuesday #107 - embossing
TTCRD - anything goes
CYP #175 - don't get your twine in a tangle

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


Saturday, 10 August 2013

90th Birthday


What a special birthday and this lady is a marvel........she was a devoted fan of the local football team (Rushden and Diamonds) from their humble start to when they went into liquidation.  She was interviewed on TV one time and pulled no punches giving her opinion.
She still helps to serve dinners to the 'old folk' at the community centre...the majority of them much younger than she is, lol. She walks to the local club every evening for a drink...really only one....and then walks back home!!
She is sharp as a tack and bright as a button.....a real legend :)

Torn corrugated card painted with iridescent medium
TH die cut #90
Sentiment computer generated and die cut with plain ovel from Radiant Rectangles
Flowers and leaf branch - Marianne Creatables

Finished off with organza bow, pearl button and flatback pearls in the corners

Cuttlebug Mania - anything goes - girlie theme
Crafty Ribbons #56- anything goes + ribbon
My Craft Creations - ribbon and bows
Pan Pastel - floral - flower
The Ribbon Girl - august challenge
Crafty Calendar - anything goes

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


Sunday, 4 August 2013



The happy couple were married in Cyprus and are having another celebration this weekend for friends and family who were not able to attend the actual ceremony.

I have used two of my recent purchases....the first is the lovely Spellbinders Vines of Passion die which  I found difficult to cut from card even with a wax paper layer. The base layer is gold mirri card.
The second die is the plain oval from Radiant Rectangles and the sentiment is computer generated.

The BG paper has a subtle floral pattern on subtle that you can't see it here!!

The gorgeous silky ribbon bow is topped with a glitzy glass button with a pearl to disguise the holes.  Some beautiful lace and extra bling in the top corners and that is it.....elegantly CAS don't you think :)

Crafts 4 Eternity #135 - here comes the bride
4 Crafty Chicks #153 - bling
Cuttlebug Mania - clean and simple
Crafts and Me #139 - anything goes
Cardabilities #80 - sketch
PCJ - punches and/or die cuts
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
Natalie and Amy - celebrate something

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears