Sunday 26 May 2013


Here we are again, a quick visit to say Thank You to my blogging pals for their kind comments and so pleased you liked what I did with my bridge. A special Thank You to Wilma   for being such a great pal. A big welcome to Hazel on her arrival in blogland, look forward to you joining us for more after your holidays, please be totally relaxed about being here.
This was one of these cards which I fiddled with too much, still I did also enjoy having a play. I inked the coordination card, put it through the embossing folder and then sanded it and quite like the effect I got. 
I will also be putting a couple of new photos of our build up, as you can see we are a bit like that famous company but we really are getting there, lol.
I should say sorry for hogging the good piece of weather the country is having but believe me we do need it. Hopefully I will get around to a bit of wandering and commenting later but I do have a couple of errands to run today and the sunshine is beckoning. 
Paper and card - card blank is a C5 made from Papermill card 
lilac and flowery backing card from the scrap box, 
 Dies used :- Darice Grass embossing folder
Cheery Lynn  Birdcage,
Magnolia Doohickeys Sprawling fern,
Spellbinders Celtic Motifs and
IO birds from the Birdbath die.

Saturday 11 May 2013

New Season

Hello to my wonderful crafty pals, Thank You all for your lovely comments and I hope you are all well. I have no idea which season of the year it is, I am totally confused so I think my card shows it, lol. When I saw this bridge die it was one of those must have, living so close to the city which admires Brunel so much. So I had a wee play with colours and bits of scraps and had great fun. I was also very naughty and added  Grand Decorative Ovals 1 and the Grand Decorative labels 1 to my die collection, well a lass shouldn't get left behind should she, I must say I am impressed with them. The weather has slowed our building work down but come rain or shine we must get on with it. 

Paper and card - card blank is a 6" square 
dark backing card from my old photographic stash, 
 Dies used :- Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One, 
Memory Box  Marvelous Bridge, Orchard Tree Frame
and Lamp Post Frame .

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Butterfly and bits

Hello to my wonderful blogging pals and thank you for all your lovely comments and kindness. My desk is a mess and not because I have been busy crafting but it is a convenient place to dump things, a bag of buttons, a camera, torch, helpful notes etc etc. I did make a card from some bits and pieces that were lying around from pure playing, so apologies if I get where they came from confused.  
Last week I was posting two cards and one of them was a belated card and I was heading out the door with them and realised I had sealed it in it's envelope and not written my message. I think that says it all - I like my card making to be totally relaxed and at the moment I have a zillion (slight exxageration) things buzzing around in my poor wee brain. 
I have been lurking in the background and enjoying your blog posts so please all know that you are creating wonderful things. My keyboard is refusing to spell the things I would love to type about your works, I think it has to do with numb fingers from chipping render of a stone wall - see what an exciting life I lead. On the brightest of notes we have had the most wonderful weather and it does me so much good being outside. Anyway hope you are all well and enjoying life and hugs to all who need a bit of a lift.

Paper and card - card blank is a C5 made from Papermill card 
dark backing card from the Papermill, 
 Dies used :- Spellbinders 3D basket weave embossing 
highlighted with pink & Resplendant Rectangles die
Memory Box  Lace circle, Chloe & Tristan Butterfly and
Die-namics layered rose.