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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.

Saturday 30 October 2010

At long last, I'm back in blog land

After a very frustrating three weeks with a sickly computer I'm back in blogland.  Huge thank you's go out to my fab SIL who has fixed it for me and I've learnt a hard lesson in not backing up files.  Anyway with the help of a trusty external hard drive I'm saving everything now.

 I still haven't reloaded my camera editing software so this was done in Google's Picasa Picnik software.  I seemed to have lost some of the colour from the photo as it is a very pretty duck egg blue paper from Pink Petticoat that I've printed onto Centura Pearl cardstock, I've added a Spellbinders Lotus Pendant die cut and the side one is also a Spellbinders die.  This is for a Red Hat friend whose birthday we are celebrating with lunch on the River Crouch today.   We'll be Ladies Wot Lunch!

I would like to enter the following:

Digistamps4joy challenge #5 you spin me right round

Sunday 10 October 2010

Something different for another granddaughter

It's my second eldest grand-daughter's birthday and I thought I'd try something different again.  It's with a Sweet Pea image as before but I've cut some acetate as a wrap over a piece of beautiful and very pretty pink pearlised card I bought a couple of years ago. Coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers and I cut the the white pearlised card with a Spellbinders Lacey Squares die.  Ellie will be as beautiful as this when she grows up, she has the blond hair and blue eyes already.

Pearls and ribbon from my stash

Creepy Crawly - Halloween

Our theme for the month of October for my monthly card swap with other Red Hatters in the US was either Autumn Harvest or Halloween.  I've made harvest cards for the last couple of years so I decided to have a crack at producing the 19 cards as simply as possible.  The postage is horrendous so they have to be as light as possible. I used a Halloween paper from Pink Petticoat and cut the extra spiders out with a new Nestie set called Lacey Squares.  The best bit about this card run was getting inky fingers using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I really love these little ink pads.

The various ribbons are from my overstuffed ribbon stash box.  Its never fails to amuse me how I start out with an idea and change it when I get bored with the same thing.

Wednesday 6 October 2010

A Grown-up Grand-daughter

Our eldest grand-daughter celebrated her birthday this month and it's amazing how quickly time has just flown by.  She is such a young lady now (ears pierced and beautiful highlights in her hair) that a more grown up card seemed fitting. 
This is my very first attempt at using a Sweet Pea stamp and sadly the light during the evening is not very good and casts shadows.

The lace was given to me and the flowers I've coloured with a Copic pen. The flourish was cut on the Cricut and I used a Martha Stewart punch on the purple edge.  The glitter on the moons and her wings and dress are looking a little subdued with the light that was available

A big THANKS! to Melissa for updating her challenge lists, it's so helpful.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Incy Wincy Designs  Challenge 62 - Sparkly Glitter