What shall I make today has a £30 gift voucher to give away.

Claire at What shall I make today?  Has a £30 CNN gift voucher to give away.  Please look here for details.


A lovely blog award

I had a wonderful surprise this morning. I have been passed this lovely blog award by the lovely Angie (aka Pointofnoreturn).  Thankyou so much. xxx

I would like, in turn, to pass it to Flying FresianSusan, Kelly, Gemma and finally Louisa.


All the best card

I seem to have made a card for every occasion lately - Good luck, Sympathy, Birthday, Christmas and Grandparents Day.  The things I do to keep my bloggees from getting bored! :o)

Here is a different card again.  It's sentiment (although you can't see it very clearly) reads 'All the best'. It has been made for a friend going into hospital for a few days.  She's not 'ill' as such therefore a get well soon wouldn't be appropriate.

She is a young at heart person, likes fowers but nothing overly flowery, and is girly but not a pink girly girl. Therefore, I thought this image and choice of colours were perfect for her.

Thanks for taking time to look - I really appreciate it xxx


Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards, I've found, are not my forte - I mean, where do you start?

Having asked the lovely ladies of MSE for inspiration for images. Trisha (AKA Crafty Granny) sent me images of Calla Lillies (thanks so much), which I had intended to use, until Louisa (AKA DawnTeabag) pointed to a card she had made on her blog here. This gave me just the inspiration I needed (thankyou too xxx).

I have simply used two cuttlebug embossing folders, and placed ribbon to hide the mark the edge of the folders left. This is complemented by the scalloped oval nestie onto which the sentiment is mounted.  It's a very simple and understated card - but hopefully it is suitable.

The cardstock, paper, and sentiment are from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for looking - Have a great day xxx


Grandparents Day 2010 card.

Sweet as Strawberries.

This adorable image is by Mo Manning and can be bought at Mo's Digital Pencil.

I downloaded this image especially today, as 1. it looks like my two girls when they were that age, and 2. I bought the My Minds Eye DP's only yesterday, as I liked it. It came as a 12 x 12inch cardstock with the dark pink edging, which I trimmed off to make the frame. The image has been coloured with my Promarkers. It was printed onto white card but it looked too crisp and fresh next to the yellow of the papers, so I coloured the white ivory to soften it a little. The pink flower had a pink glittered centre so I applied glossy accents to cover it and sprinkled over with red glitter.  The sentiment was printed on the computer and coloured over in ivory again, to co-ordinate. The outline was glittered to match the inside of the flower, and lace, a couple of pins and pearls finish off the look.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
SewManyChallenges  Anything goes,
Catch The Bug - Anything goes,
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate

Thanks for looking. Take care xxx