Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bakers Twine OR Gardeners String ??

Well one of the latest trends in card making is bakers twine - but i haven't got any of that. So imagine my delight when in the garden centre to see a packet of 7 rolls of string that were almost perfect matches to some of the stamping up colours. So on today's cards I am showcasing my string , the newsprint DSP and simply soft. It all fits in perfectly with my activites over the last few days as I have been beavering away at the allotment to make the most of the fantastic weather. Later in the year I will be able to use the rest of the string to tie up all my beans - and hopefully have the prettiest allotment there.    

Hope you like the cards
colour combos are so saffron/pumpkin pie  and concord crush/wisteria wonder

Thursday, 22 March 2012


Here's my husband's birthday card - rustled up this morning while crafting with a friend - nice and simple - lots of balloons from crazy for cupcakes stamped on glossy paper and coloured in using stampin write markers. The sentiment is from one of the FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets. It's getting close to your last chance now to get your freebies with an order of £45. So please get in touch if you want to know more. I have been trying to add the Stampin up idea book and mini catalogues and have decided I need some IT help !

So mid afternoon I was in the middle of making the cake when another friend dropped in , then Mike came home much earlier than possible so we have no birthday cake - but I have had a marvellous day of chatting !

 You will see over time that I pretty much always deliver on time but do often cut it rather fine - it all adds to the excitement of life.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Today's card was made for the 50th wedding anniversary of my husband's aunt and uncle. I hope they had a wonderful day and that there are many more happy years to come.

I got the idea from a similar card on stampin connection and have used the "i heart heart" stamp set, baroque border wheel and lots of cherry cobbler and gold embossing powder.  I am a bit short on sentiments and numbers so had to rumage through a lot of very old and unused peel offs to find the figures to use here for the 50.

Somehow I have managed to "misplace" the scallop border punch that I was using - now I wouldn't say that I am untidy but...... anyway I have cleared my table and it isn't there - now I need to start on the shelves !
I also need a bit of a frantic craft room clear up as a friend is coming to craft on Thursday and it really is beyond the pale at the moment.

We had originally planned to go to the craft show at the NEC but have decided to save our pennies and have a relaxing morning making things.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Here is the card I've sent for my mum, She's a very lucky lady this year and won't have opened the card yet as her and dad are currently cruising back from Los Angeles via the Panama Canal and New York on the Queen Victoria.
This card uses the 2011-2013 In Colours and I have used the emboss resist technique with the Love Blossoms wheel from the Spring Mini catalogue. My big shot has been out for the scallop circle and precious butterflies die. It's finished off with lucky limeade ruffled ribbon. Tying bows has always been a bit of a challenge for me - I only ever learnt the bunny rabbit ears way as a child !
Hope you like the card.
So this is my first blog post and it's certainly all new to me - I need to quickly learn how to add side bar and options so I can keep you all up to date, make this a more interactive experience and hopefully provide some crafting inspiration.