Monday, 30 July 2012

Poppies for a friend.

Just a quick post today, my DD has just moved back home again after completing her Teacher training course, so we have lots of unpacking to do!!  Also I am addicted to the Olympics at the moment and its so exciting that its at home,   unfortunately we were not lucky enough to get any tickets, but on Wednesday we are hoping to go to the mens cycling time trials. They take place not far from here and we would be able to stand at the side of the road to cheer the men on.

Just one quick card to show today, my best friend Gina who I have known for over forty years celebrates her birthday tomorrow so I had to make a special card.  Her favourite flowers are poppies so I know she will love this card.  I am adding this card to the Simon Says challenge which this week is "Anything Goes"

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

At Last Summer Has Arrived!!!

At last summer has arrived in the UK and we have had three glorious days of sunshine, so I have been able to get in the garden.  I did have time to make this card though inspired by the fabulous weather and using my new Picnic set from Hero Arts, thanks again Heather.  I shall be entering this into this months Hero Arts challenge.

Here are a few shots of part of my garden, although the weather has been terrible my pots have done really well and the geraniums are spectacular!

I will be making the most of the sun as it looks like its on the change again next week.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Another teachers thank you card.

I am so busy at school as its the last week of term, its been so tiring that as soon as I get in all I want to do is put my feet up in front of the TV.  Too tired even to craft so I am sharing a card I made to submit to a magazine, unfortunately it was rejected, so here we are another Teachers thank you.  The theme the magazine wanted us to use was "Use your sentiments in an unusual way"  I thought this fitted the bill perfectly but obviously it wasn't what they were after!!

 On Sunday we went to visit Francesca in Taunton, she has just passed her course and is now a qualified teacher.  I am one proud mum!!!  We took her out for a meal in Glastonbury and then decided to climb the famous Tor.  Here are a few photos...The view from the top is spectacular!  It wasn't a very bright day but at least it didn't rain.

I hope to make some cards next week, I can't wait for the holidays!!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Thank You Teacher!!

  Its nearly the last week of term in the UK and when I made this card for the flickr sketch challenge at "A Blog Named Hero" I thought it would make a great thank you card for a teacher!!
I have used some scraps that I had for this , I always feel good after using a few scraps...

I have also just got my first Die Namics dies and I love them, they cut the card so well and such intricate designs too!  I am having fun playing with them at the moment, watch this space.....

Monday, 9 July 2012

A special commission.

Just a quick post today with a commission I received from someone at work, she just wanted a white card and in the shape of the letter A.  I had fun with this.

This was quite hard to photograph the white just fooled the camera!!   I have stamped the card with the Hero Arts leaf and floral background and embossed in white then just added lots of vellum butterflies and pearls.

Here is a close up to show you the background.

Just a quick post today as I am so busy, its nearly the end of term just this week and next week to go and then I have a seven week holiday!!! can't wait, I just hope the weather cheers up so I can do all the things I have planned!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Water colour Hydrangea!

I have found a new challenge over at the Stampalot blog and decided to have a go this months, the title is "Your Crafty Passion" and my passion is I love to layer up my stamps and I also love distress inks and emboss resist.  Here is my card using four Hero Arts stamps.  The background is the Newspaper stamp I have then stamped the frame on top.  Next I stamped the Poetry background stamp on piece of paper and embossed in white. I distressed with Tea dye ink then inked the Hydrangea stamp with Rusty Hinge and Bundled sage, spritzed with water and stamped on the script.  I cut out the centre of the frame and adhered it to the frame image on my card.  Lastly I added the butterfly.  Definitely not a CAS card but I can't resist a busy card!!

Another wet day here, wish the summer would arrive...