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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.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

One for the Boys

It was my brother in law's birthday yesterday, this is his card I made using a topper from Kanban's Gentleman's Journal.  I used a background paper called Travel the World from Create with TLC and Paulette kindly featured it on her blog.  Please pop over and follow her blog as she has some amazing images on her site and the very best place to find the right sentiment for your creations.

I love this devil-may-care attitude of this toff.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Cyber Monday Sale!!!

There's a fabulous sale on over at StitchyBear Digital Stamps that's on until 5am GMT. head on over and select some of the gorgeous images available, lots and lots of Christmas designs and at half price too. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A Note to Say 'Thank You'

I made the tag on this card along with another one a while ago and used it on this vintage style card for my beautiful sis-in-law, Helen. She is so tenderly taking care of my mother-in-law who is pretty poorly at the moment.  It was just to say 'thank you' to a very special person. 

Thank you, Hels, we love you.

I've just added a couple of corner flourishes to the card by Memory Box.  The main image is from Clarity Stamps and coloured with Promarkers.  The background is from a gorgeous large Stamp from Just Rite called Vintage Travel Map and the note is from a really useful set of vintage style stamps from Hunkydory.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #6 Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #6 ~ It's a Vintage Thing
Penny Black and More:November Challenge~Any Die Will Do 
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #195 ~ Anything Goes
ATC's and Cards With Attitude - Challenge 26 Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes  
Flonzcraft Challenge No.2 - Colour -Red/Green/Blue/Purple

So sorry but it appears Blogger is going multicoloured!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Queenie's Birthday

It was the birthday of our dear Queen Red Mel back in August. Mel heads up our Red Hat Chapter.  I took a picture of her card and forgot all about posting it on the blog.  Whoops! It's the Tower for me!

The stamped image has been designed by Yvette Jordan called Burlesque for Kanban Crafts.  I decided to emboss the image with UTEE  to make it touchy/feely. I've kept the whole card monotone with just some silver highlights. I've added some fluffy maribou feathers to keep the burlesque theme. The lovely swirls are die cuts from Memory Box and there's a little sentiment from Craftwork Cards at the bottom.

I would like to enter the following:-

ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes ~ Challenge 26 

Card Making Mamas  - Anything Goes,  You Say

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays #83 ~ Anything goes  

Raise the Bar #118 ~ Anything Goes 

The Stamp Man November Challenge ~ Emboss It 

Crafty Us Crazy - Challenge #29 ~ Party This Way 

Guylou's Inimitability Blog ~Tickle Me Fancy