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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

New Home Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am off to help at a wet felting workshop today. I am hoping to make a purse. I did try once before and it wasn't successful but I am up for another try.

I think I said a while back that I needed to make another new home card. Well last week I actually got round to making the one I needed.


I found a scrap of the backing paper in my stash and it just fitted the card blank. I cut an aperture with one of the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. 


The house die came free with an issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft. I love adding a red door and it opens. I cut thin strips of patterned paper to make the curtains and put yellow behind to look like lights. The hearts come with the house die. The column of smoke came from another die. I made the background paper with ink on shiny paper. The grass is a strip of pixie powder coloured paper. 


Word dies are so useful. 


The people I made this card for have already moved so I will be giving it to them soon. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Sent with Love

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready to face the week ahead. This one will be a bit of a busy one for me. I will be helping with two Felting Workshops. Hopefully I will be making a purse at one of them. We visited the Royal Berkshire County Show at the Newbury Showground on Saturday. It was a good day the weather helped and there was so much to see and do. We even started our Christmas shopping. On Sunday we visited my parents who a constant source of worry. 

Last week I made a wedding card using these flowers and these colours. I had a lot of flowers  left over so I decided to made another card using them.  


As you know I have been struggling to craft. With John Next Door's Gerbera flower die you can make so many flowers so quickly in six different sizes. On the wedding card I used the smaller flowers. When the wedding is past I will share that card with you. The colours I used here are the colours of the wedding. I do think they go together very well. The background was created with one of the 3D embossing folders from Crafter's Companion. To bring out the detail I used Distress Oxide. 


This sentiment comes with the Small Butterfly die set from John Next Door. I think it is a lovely sentiment and I will be using it a lot. 


Here you can see the detail of the flowers I shaped them and added a pearl to each of the centres. The leaves were cut with the Star Flower Leaves die set from John Next Door. 


I think the butterflies made with these dies are really pretty. 


I was very pleased with how this card came out. I am not quite sure who I am going to send it to yet. I don't think it will stay in my stash for long. 

Have a great week. 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog - Use ribbon on your Project

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have been keeping myself busy and I have been able to do a bit of crafting. It has been good to get back to making things.

The new challenge starts today on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog and the theme is to Use some Ribbon on your Project. We are very lucky to  have a sponsor this time, Crafty Ribbons.


Can you believe it has been over a year since our lovely daughter and son-in-law got married. Of course I had to make a special card for their anniversary. I used a Tattered Lace Oval Shutter Card die set to make the card base and cut all the mats and layers. 


We are very lucky to have been sponsored by Crafty Ribbons this time. There will be a prize. If you click on the logo you will be taken to the store. 


The topper was left over from the invitations and features the Lovebirds stamp from Clarity stamps. They were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The ribbon was leftover from the wedding too. 


I made a box to hold the card. On the card and the box I used the Cape Daisy die set and the Faux Quilled leaves from Creative Expressions to decorate the box. . 


I know they liked their card. The anniversary was back in July in fact the day my dad was taken into hospital. 

Happy Craftng

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - September Challenge

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I got a bit confused and I didn't expect to be back so soon. The new challenge starts today  on the Not Just Cards Challenge blog and the theme is as always Anything Goes.

A few people we know have moved house recently and the free gift that came with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine a few months ago was has been very useful.


I used a stencil and Distress Oxides to create the background. 

Why not join our challenge? They are always Anything Goes. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 



The aperture and frame were cut with the Double Pierced circle dies by Creative Expressions. I used Pebeo gilding wax to add some interest to the frame. The house was cut with the dies that came free with the magazine. The background in the circle is one I created with ink and surgical spirit on shiny card. 


I added gilding wax to the sentiment. 


This was the first new home card that was sent out. In fact I should really make another one soon. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Monday, 10 September 2018

Winter Scene Christmas Card


Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors 

How have you all been? We had a lovely holiday in Sorrento in Italy. We have been before and we managed to do some things we didn't do last time like visit Vesuvius and the Almafi Coast. We also revisited some favourites like Pompeii and Herculaneum. When I have sorted my photos I will add some to one of my blog posts. When we got back there was a brief crisis with my parents threatening to stop their care but for the time being that is over. With so much going on I am easing myself back into blogging gently. 

I am sharing  Christmas card I made with  selection of festive dies from Creative Expressions. It is quite a while since I have bought any craft supplies I am trying to use what I have. When I checked I have had these dies for two years. 


I do like how this card turned out and I might make a few more like this one. I am very behind with my Christmas card making. I have been finding it very hard to craft lately. 


I enjoy  creating these cards with Santa flying across the sky. 



I also love using white glitter card for snow. I used some ribbon to add the sentiment. 


Thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I will try to get into the swing of visiting and commenting again. I am very appreciative of all the patience you have shown me. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Floral Congratulations Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Ours is going to get a whole lot better tomorrow we are off to Sorrento in Italy. We are hoping to visit Vesuvius and Pompeii.  It will be so good to be away for a short time and not at the other end of the constant phone calls. The care package for my parents  is in place and seems to be working. This seems like a good time to go.

I found I had a free afternoon this week so I decided to make a card. It took a while to come up with an idea. Here is what I made.


I think I might have need of a congratulations card soon so I thought I would make a pretty one. In the background I used the lattice die from the Sandwich Box set by John Next Door.  


The flowers were cut with the Gerbera die set from John Next Door. I do love how you can cut so many flowers at the same time. I only used the smaller flowers on this card I still have the larger flowers to use on another project. The leaves were cut with the Star Flower leaves I wanted something more delicate than the Gerbera leaves. 


This is a Tattered lace die one that I got when I was on their design team. It has been the die I have used the most of all of the ones I was sent. 


There is it just waiting to be sent to someone. I will catch up with everything and everyone when I get back. 

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Forever Friends Christmas card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? Did you have a good weekend? It was certainly good having the extra day. It is a shame it rained so much on Sunday. A quick update on my parents there has been no further talk of stopping the carers going in. This is a huge relief I am sure there will be more hurdles to overcome. My parents can no longer cope on their own they really do need the help. I don't want to find my dad like he was back in the summer.

I would like to say thank you for the messages of support that I have received about my parents. I know so many of you understand.

I have been looking through my files for cards to share. As you know I stepped down from a few design teams and I am having a break from two others. I am struggling to make anything at the moment. I hope things will be a bit more settled when we get back from a short break.


Before everything happened with my parents I was getting on well with making my Christmas cards. I found the image in my stash I have had it for ages. I added trees cut with the Winter Tree dies from Creative Expressions. 


I do like the Forever Friends bears they are very cute. 


This is a Creative Expressions Santa die it comes with two reindeer. I just cut extra and add them. 


I found the sentiment in my stash too. Some of my stash I have had for ages. At the moment while I am not really crafting I am trying not to buy any new crafty bits.  


Here is the finished card. The papers I used were in my stash too. One of these days I will have a proper tidy up. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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