Thursday, 31 May 2012

Birthday Party

As I mentioned in my previous post I was also down in Kent to celebrate my crafty pal Trudy's birthday. All the usual suspects assembled for a lovely day of crafty presents, lunch and cake !!

Here is the card I made for Trudy

I used the Tim Holtz mannequin die and papers from the Alla-Prima collection. The stamps were from Paper Artsy and the embellishments from my stash.

As usual beautiful cards were made and to see the rest pop over to Trudy's Blog.

Have a lovely Jubilee weekend !


Monday, 28 May 2012

Hello all,

Had a busy time down in Kent last week with a visit to the Biggin Hill craft show. It was well attended and as it is the first show I have been to this year I treated myself to some new goodies.

I also went down to celebrate two birthdays.

My grandson was nine years old..(where does the time go ??) and we celebrated by having a day out at Legoland.

We had a really great time, I loved mini world and could have happily whiled away a few hours there.

Alas I was dragged away to get soaked on a watery ride. It is a great day out but sooo expensive !

Anyway as the lad is into Beyblades here is the card I made for him...

Lots of bright colours and made with materials from my stash.

The other birthday was my crafty pal Trudy and a meeting of the Swanley Scissor Sisters, more about that in my next post....


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Purple Birthday

Have been busy crafting lately but can't show you too much because they are cards for people whose birthdays are coming up soon, (you know who you are !! lol).

But I thought I would share this one with you.

This was inspired by Erika over at Snappycrafts. It looks so elegant and simple that I thought I would try a spin on it.

I used distress inks Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord and stamped on it with a Penny Black stamp called 'flying stars '. I edged and embellished with Glitz stickles in Tiara. The sentiment is from Polka Doodles.

I have recently dug out my trusty Cricut machine as although I love all the dies that are out I can never decide which set to buy. After some investigating I discovered the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge which gives me loads of shapes to cut out in different sizes. The one I used for this card was Stamp.

I did of course ink a little around the edges and finished off with some card candy.

I like how it turned out and will try some more with different images and colours.

Off now for a cuppa


Thursday, 10 May 2012

An Inky Day

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to go to a workshop with Hels Sheridan at Birds in the Barn. My sister joined me and we had a lovely day getting inky.
Hels was a very informative teacher and we picked up lots of useful hints and tips.

So many thanks Hels for a super day. Here are the fruits of my labour...

A lovely tag and envelope made with distress ink techniques and a handmade rose. Unfortunatley I didn't get a pic of my sisters to share :(

Thanks also to Denise for sharing her coffee cake with us !

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Babies in waiting

Hello all,

Hope you are all keeping well. Just looked out the window and GUESS WHAT ??? yep, it's raining again ! Have been quite creative this week DB asked for a baby card and as the said baby hadn't yet arrived and we don't know what sort it will be I made of each !

I used this LOTV image for both cards and coloured it with promarkers. The papers are all double sided so I spent a lot a time turning them back and forth for the best possible permutations. I have had them quite a while and was using up left overs so I dont know what range they are. I also used a new die I bought made by docrafts 'Ornate frame'.I then finished it off with some bunting and card candy.

The girly card was made in a similar fashion using craftwork cards Vintage Rose paper pack and a fleur de lis die from Spellbinders. Final embellishments were a doily, flower and more card candy.

Which one do you like best ?

PS Am I the only one struggling with paragraphs and spacing on this new blogger layout...? help...