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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Mother's Day

I've been so lucky in having a brilliant mother-in-law having lost my own mum many many years ago.  She told me a little while ago that if I ever bought her a shop card instead of making her one she would never speak to me again. I believed her!  So, here's her card already to go into a box and post.

The paper is by SU as is the Baja Breeze blue card, all purchased from Mrs Fab aka Monica here.  The focal image is called Verity from Sugar Nellie, flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from the Dollar Store in Canada, ribbon from the US by Sharon of Stamp Simply and the gorgeous sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  Pay her a visit as she has several beautiful sentiments on her blog. Thank you for sharing, Netty.

















I'd like to enter this card into the following:


Cupcake Craft Challenges  135 ~ Flowers for Mum
Wild Orchid Challenge 20 ~ A Sketch 
Papertake Weekly Challenge: It's a Mom Thing 
Delightful Challenges ~ Pastels & Ribbon 
The Shabby Tea Room Week #55  Flower Palette
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #15 Mums the Word 
OSAAT Challenge 55 Mothers Day 

Friday, 25 March 2011

MSE Animalistic Challenge

The fortnightly challenge on MSE was to create a card with animals in mind.  This topper is from a wonderful kit by Hunkydory and has some brilliant stamps to go with it.  I love the paw print stamp I used and it reminds me very much of my floor when my Ben comes in from the rain and you can't catch him to wipe his feet.  This beautiful raspberry colour card is from SU as is the spotty ribbon.  I'm sending this to my sis-in-law as she's coming to stay with me in June for a girly week of crafting, strawberry picking, jam making, shopping and crafting. Yippee!

Afternoon Tea!

The head of our Red Hat Society chapter, Queen Mel, is away this weekend and, as I am the Vice Queen, I have arranged for a get together.  This month we are taking Afternoon Tea at the Waterside Tea Rooms in Maldon in Essex. The Tea Rooms are owned by my neighbour Sue and this is a little 'thank you' I made for her.

The box lid has been smeared with utterly gorgeous SU's Rich Razzlebery ink bought from Mrs Fab aka Monica of My Many Many Passions along with the ribbon of the same colour. Designer papers by SU as well and flowers from Wild Orchid.  I used a Grand Nestabilities label to cut the card and smaller label dies for the greeting.  I hope she likes it.








I'd like to enter this card into the following :

Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Challenge 2 Use Die Cuts

Paper Cupcakes - There's Magic in the Air Challenge ~ Vintage Card or Tag

Truly Scrumptious  Challenge ~53 Tag It

Delicious Doodles Challenge ~ Challenge #18 Floral Fantasy

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Bubbles

One of my Red Hat friends is called Bubbles, well, that describes her exactly, she is one bundle of fun.  It's her birthday and this is the card I'm sending her.  The paper is from CraftWork Cards, as is the sentiment.  The image is from a digital Sugar Nellie stamp that I love and many thanks to Margaret on MSE for showing me these gorgeous designs.  I know I am going to have them all very soon.

The brown card came with the paper which was in a Craftwork Cards goody bag.  I've set the image under a Spellbinders Labels 17 frame.  The apple blossoms sit in front of a mulbery paper bloom to give it some definition and I tied a loopy bow with the Bowdabra from Crafty Ribbons.  A couple of Marianne Designs flourishes and some pearls and pin  finished it off.

Many thanks to Sarah for telling me about the challenges, so with no further ado, I would like to enter Bubbles card into the following:

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #85  For Mum or Special Friend

Craft Your Days Away Challenge 16- for Special Lady 

Monday, 14 March 2011

A Belated Birthday Card

Claire from the MSE forum shares the same birthday as me and this is the card I made for her, albeit a little late.  Sorry Claire!

I cut the card using one of the Grand Nestabilities and  also used a Sugar Nellie digital image called Verity.  I love this range of images.  I put the digital image through the sepia tint effect on Picasa which has toned in with the card colours.

St Patricks Day US Card Swap

Our theme for March was St Patricks Day or the Luck of a Red Hatter.  Easy Peasy for me as we don't really celebrate St. Patricks Day so I enjoyed making these green cards.

Another Grandaughter's Birthday

It was my 4th grandaughter Lacey's birthday a couple of weeks ago and her theme for her birthday party was Jessie from Toy Story.  I made some cupcake wraps featuring Jessie's hat while her Mum (my daughter) made and decorated her little cakes and made a fabulous birthday cake as well.  I printed and decoupaged Jessie into a card for her too.