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 :)


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Butterfly 50th


Apologies if anyone thinks this is inappropriate but I've had news from Macmillan Cancer Support that I'd like to share.
When I arranged hubby's funeral in December, I asked for donations to the Macmillan nurses instead of flowers - had just one large floral tribute from me and the kids. Even though it was too late for  hubby to benefit from their care I know they would have been a great support.
Well, the news is that £510 was donated........isn't that great :)

Oh, and Happy Birthday to me!!! 


This is made for DIL for her colleague at work.and also to join in  Brenda's 5th blogerversary celebration Well done Brenda :) and thanks for  sharing all your lovely creations with us.

I had something quite different in mind involving gold embossing when I started this card. Well!! that failed so I went and played safe with some pretty paper and butterflies - again - this die is a big favourite of mine :)

Edges inked with vintage photo DI, a little handmade flower and some string

Challenges I'd like to enter
Crafty Catz #220 - anything goes
Papertake - anything goes + optional handmade flower

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears