Thursday, 28 August 2014

Two cards One Die!!

I have this great Die from Poppystamps called Happy Birthday Background and I wanted to try both a male and female version of a card using it!!  For the top card I have die cut the actual card base and then added some Basicgrey paper behind the cut.  I then stamped and cut two Hero Arts butterflies and added to the card.

The second has been cut on a piece of black card and then adhered to the card blank, I then cut some of the letters with glitter cardstock and glued in place.  The name was cut using my Silhouette machine.

I am adding these cards to the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Simon Says this week.

Hope you are all having a great week.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New Home!

I had time to play again and made this new home card.  I am adding this to the Ombre challenge at A Blog Named Hero  Its a very simple card using distress pens and the Hero Arts Row of Houses stamp.  I cut the sentiment with my Silhouette machine.

I have only one week left of my summer holidays, I can't believe how quickly 6 weeks goes and we are back to school next week, the weather has taken a turn for the worse and it looks like rain all week!!  I was hoping to get in the garden before I go back :0(

Friday, 22 August 2014


I am back in the craft room at last,but my mojo decided to stay on holiday!! I wanted to make a couple of cards for the "Ombre" challenge over at A Blog Named Hero to try and kick start my creative side!!

This first is a very simple Thank You card using a Hero Arts stamp and a few pearls.

This second card is a masculine Birthday card, I am running short of mens cards in my stash and need to think of some more ideas.

Heres one more photograph of beautiful Lake Garda in Italy, I love all the gorgeous geraniums everywhere!

Its a long Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, lets hope the weather stays fine, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Italy was beautiful!!!

I am back from my holidays and the rest has been great, my back is still a little sore but hopefully I am on the mend.  ( Thanks for all the good wishes ladies!!)

Here are a few of my holiday snaps of beautiful Lake Garda!

This is a beautiful Villa set on the edges of the lake.

Stunning Bardolino, it was a little overcast when we visited but still very hot!

Picturesque Desinzano!

We relaxed in the heat with a glass of Aperol Spritz!!  Delicious!

Now I have to catch up with blogland and hopefully get card making again!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Going on Holiday !!!

I am not able to craft at the moment as I have been suffering from a really bad back and shoulder, sadly I can't sit at my desk or the computer for long, so its been a while since I posted :0(   

I thought I would just post a couple of photos of this Red Admiral butterfly that is a frequent visitor to my Buddleia plant, I am off to Italy tomorrow for a holiday and I am hoping the rest will do me good and I can get back to the card making when I return!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lots of fussy cutting!!!!!

Its the last day of term next week and my daughter wanted to give all her class a little present and card.  We have been busy cutting lots of class photographs to make fridge magnets for each of them and I have made cards for her.  I have fussy cut 30 Hero Arts Foxes in different colours to make these little cards.  It took ages and my fingers were sore but it was well worth it.  She loves them!

I cant wait for the summer holidays, I am just hoping the lovely weather will last!!

Have a great week

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Lavender Fields!

No Cards today as I have had a very busy weekend, yesterday the school where I work had its annual Summer Fair and Music Festival.  We were very lucky with the weather as it was a glorious day.  The crafty teachers at school had their own craft stalls and I sold lots of my cards.  I must get busy and replenish my stocks now ( any excuse to sit in my craft room ha ha!!)

Today was a bit overcast but my daughter and I still decided to go to the local Lavender Festival,  plenty of photo opportunities as the flowers were stunning!! 

Have a great week.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lets Be Clear!!

The latest Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says is called "Lets Be Clear"   The variety of choices for this include acetate, glossy accents, vellum etc.  I decided to use some clear embossing powder on my Hero Arts Poppy.  As the poppy is the star of my design I have left the rest of the card as simple as possible. 

The window has been cut using a Spellbinders wonky rectangle die.  

Have a great Friday!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Shake it 2

I am enjoying making Shaker cards at the moment, so here's another entry for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says!!  I used my Silhouette machine to cut the balloon window in some white cards stock.  I cut the image again and coloured the balloons with Copics then adhered them to the cut image.  The base card just has a piece of patterned paper attached for the background to the window.  I added loads of sequins as its quite a large window and I wanted lots of sparkle!! 
I am also linking this card to the Die Cut Challenge at Virginia's View.

The sentiment is cut from this new die from Poppy Stamps.

My DD went to Glastonbury last week and managed to bring home a nasty summer cold with her, unfortunately the whole family has now caught it and we are all suffering!!  Hopefully we will all be better for the weekend as we are hoping to go to a Lavender Festival held locally!

Enjoy your week.

Friday, 4 July 2014

"Shake it " !!

Although they are quite fiddly to make I quite enjoy making Shaker Cards, so when I saw the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge I had to have a go.   I wanted to try something a little different this time so decided to use an old flower die that I have had for ages.  I have made two pockets for the sequins so that they shake easily in both flowers.

I am also going to add this to Challenge#5 over at Virginia's View which this month is Die Cuts!

We have had a "Fun Day" at school which involves lots of different activities, I had  the pleasure of taking 20 boys to the local angling society for a day of fishing.  The weather was fabulous and we all had a great day although I am really tired now so Its going to be a relaxing evening watching the football.

Have a great weekend!!