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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.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

A Little Late

Where has this week gone, I've seemed to have been driving here there and everywhere this week and forgot all about my little place here.  I am a very lucky person in having a fab mother-in-law who loves the cards I make and this is the one I sent her.


The image I found on a brilliant site here called The Sum of All Crafts and you can find some amazing vintage style pictures that can be downloaded for free. I framed it very simply in a dull gold die cut. The background paper is from Kanban called Apricot Dreams and it's gorgeous apricot and grey designs.  The flower is a Rose Creation by Spellbinders with several coats of Glossy Accents.  The seam binding was coloured with a Promarker pen and I've used a self generated greeting mounted on a Spellbinders die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

One Stop Craft Challenge #175 ~ Clean and Simple.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #178 Shabby Chic/Vintage

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Girly

Our theme this week over on the One Stitch at a Time Challenge blog here is 'Girly'.

I'm sure we all love making girly cards and my teamies this week are no exception, pop over to the blog and enter this beautiful challenge No:105 that Choccy has set.  Please leave us a comment, if you have time, it is always appreciated by everyone.

To win our fab sponsor's Bunny Zoe's Crafts wonderful prize of a £10 gift voucher you must use one of the gorgeous images that you can find at Stitchy Bears Stamps on-line shop.  It's so very easy to purchase and you will be spoilt for choice from the hundreds of images.

All other entries that do not use an image from the Stitchy Bear Stamps will be entered into a draw to win $3 to spend at the online store.  There are freebies available and a fantastic variety of images at  lovely prices and these change every month. You'll soon build up a library of images that you will use time and time again.

For my card I've used Angel Wing by Digi Blessings and it can be found right here.  I know I'm going to use this image again, it's so lovely.


The background paper is from Ella Blue (an all-time favourite) and with the image I've used Nestabilities Labels One. I've coloured the angels with a mixture of Promarkers and Copics.   The insertion lace across the middle is by Wild Orchid Crafts and I've topped it with some beautiful flower ribbon that my lovely friend Karen sent me.  Please pop over and have a look at her blog, she makes amazingly beautiful cards. I've used a Marianne swirl die and let the touching sentiment speak for itself.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Wedding in Australia.

My daughter and her family are all off to Australia to celebrate the marriage of her best friend.  My three granddaughters are to be bridesmaids and my daughter is matron of honour.  I think my son in law will be handsomely dressed in his kilt and will , I'm sure, be swishing it about to see if anyone can guess if he's dressed (!) or not.

I made this bridal keepsake for the girls to give to Fiona on her special day.  Her colours are black & ivory with leopard skin accessories.  As it was evening when I'd finished I took photos in the available light on my craft desk but the flowers are black roses and cherry blossoms, both from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The hearts, circles, scallop circles and flourishes were all cut on the Calibur with Spellbinders dies.


I would like to enter this into the following:

Whimsy Stamps Challenge #29 - No Sentiment
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Scrapalicious USA - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #29 - Pearls & Swirls
Always Crafting: Creative Mondays Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #3 - Monochromatic
Make It Mondays - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #44 - Get Into Shape




Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Not well again!

One of my beautiful Red Hat friends is poorly again this year and I've sent her a little card.  The House Mouse stamp 'Monica with Blankey' always seems to fit, it has to be one of those stamps you always seem to reach for.  When we are feeling low I'm sure we would all like to snuggle up with our favourite blankey.


The background paper is my favourite of the moment, Isabel from First Edition and I've used the Lotus flower pendant die from Spellbinders to mount the image.  Some lovely Ballet Blue ribbon from SU, tulips and blossom flowers from Wild Orchid and some stash pearls to finish.

I'd like to enter the following:

Julie @ MSE Spring

Make My Monday - Week 39 Spring Flowers
Stamps and Fun = Creativity Challenge 89 - One Bow
The Pink Elephant TPE138 - Lets See those Layers
PanPastel Uk Challenge Blog #8 Use a Stamped Image
The Paper Players Challenge #85 - Spring Has Sprung

Monday, 5 March 2012

OSAAT Challenge #103

The challenge this week over at the  OSAAT Challenge blog is to 'Recycle/Reuse'.  Our fab sponsor this week is Creative Craft World who are offering a brilliant prize of some Promarkers.


For my DT card I chose the gorgeous Teapot from Hope Jacare Doodles. The Teapot has been coloured with Copic Pens and simply matted up with plain white card coloured with the pink pen used on the main image.The sentiment is from a freebie set from Paper Garden Projects and the flower is made us from little satin padded hearts, coloured again with a pink Copic pen. These have been in my stash from when I first started scrapping and topped with a little flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The gorgeous lace was part of a lovely pressie from Karen, please check out her very beautiful cards here.  All of the different parts of the card sit on a lovely paper from the first Editions Isabel pad.

Please stop by the challenge blog here and see all the gorgeous creations from my teamies.




I would like to enter the following:-

Craft Your Passion Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 70 - Clean and Simple
Stamp with fun - Challenge #151 Pink and Green
So Artful Challenge #3 - Time for Tea