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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.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Creative Craft World GDT

The fab Choccy asked me if I would like to be a guest design teamie this week over on Creative Craft World's Challenge Blog.  After I'd patched her up having bitten her hand off, I said that I'd love to. (sorry Choccy, hope it's better!!) She sent me off giving me the chance to have anything Christmassy from Robyns Fetish Digi Stamps.  I love vintage style cards and chose this one called Sarah's Christmas. The image has been lightly painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, mat and layered with Spellbinders Oval plain and scalloped Nesties and placed on to an acetate wrap.  The card layer, SU's Christmas paper from a couple of years ago and the Acetate were all die cut together through the Calibur Machine so that all the layers were perfect.  A touch of Christmas gold ribbon and Voila!

Huge hugs to my sis-in-law for all the inspiration

Saturday, 4 June 2011

June Birthdays - Part 2

It's my daughter-in-law's birthday and we love her dearly.  She's married to our no: 2 son and the family now live in Canada.  But they are coming over for a couple of weeks very soon.  The card was cut and embossed on the Calibur.  The papers are from the First Edition Up, Up & Away pad and I am continueing my obsession with LOTV images.
It's difficult to see but the fairy's wings have been glittered and, as usual flowers from Wild Orchid.  I decorated the inside again but after packing it safely for posting I realised that I hadn't taken a picture. Doh!

June Birthdays - part 1

There's a few birthdays to celebrate this month so here's the first card I made for my  niece.  A couple of really lovely internet friends Sarah and Karen decorate the inside of their cards, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I've fallen in love with the First Edition papers and I've used two from the Desert Blooms pad with a LOTV image. I cut an extra large card on the Calibur machine and embossed the edges and added a few Wild Orchid flowers and some guiper lace leaves.   

She loved it!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-
Divas by Design New challenge - Florals

Officially a Teenager!

My fabulous one and only grandson, Joe, who lives in Canada, offically becomes a teenager on Wednesday the 8th.  I can't recall ever making a card for this age group.  The five girls are easy as I can easily follow their latest interest ( in Canada it's all swoons for Justin Beiber) but for Joe, well.... pretty difficult.  I remember he went to a ice hockey game a while back so I picked the theme from there.

 The paper and topper came from a My Craft Studio CD and the name was cut on the Cricut.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

 Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #69 Show Us Your Colours

Red, white and blue.