Saturday, 8 September 2012

Back Again at last

Sorry I haven't been around to post recently, life has got in the way.

However I have at last found time to post a card I made today.  It is all made with white pearlescent card. The main card is embossed with a new folder that arrived this morning, it is from Couture Creations called Tied Together. the Swans Die Cut is a new one from Marianne Creatables which I found on the same website here,. I only ordered them yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning with free postage. How about that for service!
i also used a Spellbinders Heart Square and small Beaded Circle for the sentiment. Tiny stick on pearls at all the links on the design.

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Playing with new toys.

Last Sunday I went to a craft show at Bracknell and bought a few new toys. There were some Memory Box dies, a Marrianne die, some Touch Masks as well plenty of card, always cheaper to buy it in bulk at shows.

Here are a couple of cards I made with them.

This one is made with cream pearlescent card.  I made a Centre Stepper Card. The sides and bottom are decorated using a Tonic geared punch that I bought earlier in the year and have not used much, which I decorated with tiny pearls in the middle of each rosette.  The main part of the card I used a Nestabilties Heart Square and some poppies and tulips made with the Memory Box dies. The butterfly is also Memory Box. These dies are so delicate.

This one also uses the Poppy die but I coloured them with Promarkers and embossed the card with one of the Touch Masks that I bought.  I'm really pleased with the embossing quality considering that it is only a thin plastic sheet.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Birthday Card for my Son

This is the card I made for my younger son for his Birthday last week.  He loves fast cars and all sorts of Extreme Sports, the trouble is I am beginning to run out of ideas for something different.
The image is one of a set from Papermania last year, coloured with Promarkers. The birthday sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, I used a bit of ribbon to make it look like a rosette.  The banner tag is from one of the sets of Spellbinders that I bought while we were in the USA the other week.  They were so cheap over there compared with here in the UK.  The backing paper is one I found saved on my computer and I don't know where it came from but I thought it looked appropriate.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

My Son's Wedding

I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my son's wedding in the N W USA last week. He has married a wonderful American girl who he has had leave behind while she waits for her UK Visa to be issued, (hopefully about 4-5 weeks). We went over to the USA for two weeks and have just about recovered from the journey and time difference. Her parents really made us feel at home and we saw some beautiful countryside while we were there.
Incidently I made all 4 waistcoats in Lilac Silk Dupion and the Bride's Bolero in Ivory satin to match her dress.

The Bride and Groom 

                The Bride and Groom with th Best Man (Grooms Brother) and Bridesmaid (Brides best friend)

With both sets of Parents (Grooms father, Brides Mother, Bride and Groom, Brides father and Me)

This is the Parchment Craft card I made for them. It took many hours and 2 or 3 goes to get it right. It is an 8" square card so quite large. The pattern is one I found in a Parchment Craft Magazine and I mounted it on purple pearlescent card. The theme for the wedding was Butterflies and Dragonflies in purple and green.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Let's Shop

This image is from Whiff of Joy called Shopping Willow, I really love these Willow stamps. She is coloured with Promarkers and the carrier bags are paper pieced with papers from "My Mind Eye" that I got free with a magazine quite a while back. I used the same papers for mounting but the main paper is a larger design. The sentiment is from the Papermania Born to Shop range and was free with a Creativity Magazine over a year ago. I just think it is appropriate for this image.

I used the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge and turned it upside down. so I will be entering her for that.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Thank You

This is one of the Thank You cards I made for my son and future wife.  Again using the Purple and Green and Butterfly and Dragonfly theme as in the invitations.

The punches are from Hobbycraft and I used the Nestabilties scalloped square.

I have also made a Parchment card for the Bride and Groom but I can't post it at the moment as my son sometimes looks on here, but I will show it after the wedding.

Only 2 weeks now until we fly out to the USA for the wedding, getting quite excited.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012


I made this card for my friends Grandson who is a real Ginger Knob so thought the hair colour was appropriate.
The stamp is from Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers,  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and Summer Driggs Designs. The sentiment was computer generated.

Now need to get back to the Wedding Thank You Cards.

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everybody, I thought it was time I put my head up again though I don't know how long it will be for. Life has been taking over recently with preparations for my son's wedding at the beginning of May.  I have been busy making the Wedding Stationary, 4 Waistcoats for the men and a Bolero for the Bride.  The waistcoats are made in Lilac Shot Silk Dupion and I must admit I'm quite pleased with them as I haven't done any dressmaking for years,  After the wedding I will post some photos so that you can see the final effect.

Here is a sample of the Invitations. The bride requested purple and green with Butterflies and Dragonflies and this was what she chose form the samples I made.  The purple ribbon is the same shade as the card although it doesn't look it on the picture.

I have also made Triangular Favour boxes and am now making Thank You cards. The boxes are still flat as we have to take everything to the USA for the wedding so will have to make them up when we get there.

Hopefully I will be back again soon with some cards I've made. I have a Craft Sale I'm attending on Saturday so trying to get everything up together for that.

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