Thursday, 14 March 2013

Mothers Day

I have had a busy and cold couple of days....I had my windows and doors replaced and had lots of men all over my house but blimey it was cold!! Thankfully its all done and looks lovely, I just have to get my darling husband to do some decorating now!!!!!

Thought I would show you the mothers day cards I made, one for my mum and one for my MIL.

 Obviously I have coloured this whole image in using a blender pen but wanted a different effect on the other card.
So this time, I stamped image twice, coloured in one and punched out the circle and matched it up.  Hope that makes some sense....
Same but different....I'm getting good at that. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated;
Card; Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Stamps; Summer Afternoon, Delightful Dozen
Inks; Chocolate Chip
Accessories; Ribbon, Pearls, Bitty Banners Die
Non SU; Letter Dies, Doilies

Monday, 11 March 2013


Well, thats another Monday nearly over with!!! Hope you've all had a good start to the week!

This post is going to be photo heavy as I got a bit carried away with these cards.  I made two the same (but different - you know what I mean!) for my Mum and my MIL for the boys to give them yesterday, Mothers Day and I liked them so much that I made two more for two birthdays coming up.

Here there are all together.  It is a fabulous way of using up scraps.  I have used ribbon and lace but strips of paper would work just as well. All I have done is splatter some diluted bleach across the cardstock and leave it to dry.  Looks really cool and its something we all have in a cupboard somewhere.  The only thing different on the birthday cards is the age added to the butterfly.

The spiral flower is simple to make also (I have a feeling you may see these fairly often) but I will admit I have just bought a die just because I am lazy!!!

Anyway, have a try with the bleach, the opportunities are endless.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated;
Card; Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
Stamps; Papillion Potpourri, Tea Shoppe, Create a Cupcake
Inks; Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo
Accessories; Butterfly Punch, Ribbon scraps, Bitty Banners Die
Non SU; Bleach, Spiral flower die, number die

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Open Sea

 Quick post tonight as I am off to bed - got a headache that has got steadily worse throughout the day....:-(

We made a card for those "dreaded" men at card club this month using the Open Sea set.  I love this set, it's perfect for the men in our lives.

 We used crumb cake and not quite navy card and ink and this was really quick to put together other than the fact that we used a crackle glaze on the compass and that takes a while to dry.

A close up of the crackle glaze.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies Used; all SU unless stated;
Card; Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Stamps; The Open Sea, Create a Cupcake
Inks; Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Accessories;  Bitty Banners Die, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Natural Trim Ribbon
Non SU; Crackle Glaze, Circle Die