Saturday, 8 December 2012

Dies dies and more dies

Not used dies in a while but I received a couple I ordered this morning and as luck would have it, I had an order for two 21st Birthday cards.
The edge dies are so nice for a special card, weddings, anniversaries and special birthdays, I was able to put it to use straight away.
All in all, I think I used 6 dies on one card, and two dies on the other. My bug was working hard this morning!!


Thursday, 6 December 2012

A couple of fun cards

One for my Hairdresser and one for the local Police Station ( Hubby used to work for the force)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

I've been designing Christmas cards to make for NEXT year

I've decided to make my Christmas cards in batches next year so have been looking at something simple to do.
I've designed these, all A6 so I can print 4 toppers on an A4 sheet of card.
Once the template is done..........that is what takes the time...........they are so easy to do.
ALL done with fonts
The image is a font too called SL Christmas Silhouettes

Now this week at Less is More it is
Red and Green
So I decided to make some in those colours..........Not too happy with the outcome. The green glitter
is far too heavy, and because I took the photo before it was dry the gold doesn't look too good either.
BUT I DO like how the NOEL has turned out. Again, mostly fonts except for the holly sprigs. I have coloured the berries with a glace pen just to make them stand out a bit.

And the original one in gold!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Glamour and Glitz at LIM

Hi everyone
this week at Less is More
I had a long hard think about this, as I like to make cards I will eventually use. Also looking at everyone's photos, most were finding them very difficult to photograph. Then I remembered I had some glitter card so designed a fairly simple card with an ornamental brad  I bought a while ago.
Added two photos, as the first one came out two different colours on the glitter card, and as you can see on the is the same....and photographed much better

Leaves and background flower die cut with Marianne creatables LR0156
Sentiment computer generated with font fabulous 50's

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Less is More Mk 2

Ha ha, I'm back into the swing of things now!
I've just been through all my stash looking for a particular ribbon (I still can't find it)
BUT I did find these metal butterflies, and a sentiment with a metal card for the Less is More challenge, seeing as this week is to use some sort of hardware. I wasn't particularly happy with the first one anyway, and like this one better!


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Less is more card

Well it's a long awaited hello from me. If you've missed me, it's because I've been in hospital for five and a half months. I won't bore you with the details here, but it is one hell of a HORROR story!!  If you'd like to know the details you can read them HERE
The consultant now thinks it will be at least April until it is all sorted. And I will be left with a big dent in my btm!

Anyway back to the job in hand..............Less is More...........I've missed you.
I've been home from hospital for about five weeks now and thought I had better get back into the swing of things.
The task this week is to add hardware..........and the only metal I have are charms......The quote was said to my husband yesterday, by an elderly man walking his dog. I thought it would make a good card, so I was glad when I could use it!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A few Christmas cards from the new La Pashe CD

So so easy to do....just print and cut. I made them 6 x 6 but they could be made a lot bigger.
I like them, not very often do I make square Christmas Cards

Friday, 9 November 2012

Thought I would try this too

Having made one similar to this, see previous post......... I thought I would try with butterflies.. I think I like this better. Sentiment in pink as I am having a problem with my black ink cartridge at the moment as it is printing with a shadow!!
Butterflies inked with pink on the edges.

Ooooops!! They were told I was a girl!!

This is going to seem strange to me, as being in hospital for so long I didn't see Emma pregnant. Now she has had a baby boy, but were told it was going to be a girl. I've heard about a mistake the other way round, but never this way...............They have done the nursery in pink too. ooooops!!
It took a while to sort a name out I think...they probably had loads of girls names chosen. I love his name and it goes well with their surname which is Goff


Thursday, 8 November 2012

One I have had in my head for a while

You know how it is, you get an idea, and have to put it into practice.
The hearts are a free download from Cuddly Buddly.......A digital image..........I took it into a graphics program and took all the background out so I could print it onto patterned BP. I also took the middle out of one, so I could add Birthday wishes.


A few made recently

Two for a little girl who is half Indian, and is coming up one. Aarya, what a lovely name. I wanted to darken the skin just slightly on the images, as I didn't feel European colouring was right. I hope I did right, they seemed to like them.

Next were just a couple of orders, two birthdays and a get well card. The girl with the flowers is a favourite of mine at the moment.

Al these cards are downloads from The Clipart Fairy mixed with different images and frames, and maybe the colours have been tweaked a bit too lol


Saturday, 27 October 2012

To help stock a shop

A friend is opening a cake accessory shop local to us. This has been ongoing for a while but she has had problems, not sure what!
She asked me at the very beginning if I would make some cards for the shop, which I did do!
But as I have spent so much time in hospital, my husband had sold most of them to customers wanting cards!

She got in touch with me again yesterday and told me it is finally opening, so I had to go through everything I had and sort something out.
I managed to sort out 41.....remarkably....
Hopefully there is a broad selection, but I'm sure she will be in touch should anyone want anything in particular!

Just a few to make up the numbers.

And a recommendation, which is lovely.........ordered from someone who has received one of my cards

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Been a tad busy

Four made in two days..........I think I could be getting back into the swing of things.

The first two are family cards, One for my grandson's 18th and the other for my DIL

The next two are for the same person and were needed ASAP. He hadn't realised I was back making them and needed them before they were off to Morocco tomorrow.
Lucky things to get a holiday..........I've missed summer this year having spent the last five and half months in hospital.

The ribbon rose I saw made on C&C yesterday morning and easily made providing you have ruffle edged ribbon............I don't think ordinary would look as good.
Take a length of 15" ruffle edge ribbon, and attach DST all along the bottom edge. Start by rolling the ribbon to make the centre. Now keep going but with little tucks or pleats. They are quite large when made, but perfect for a single rose on a large card!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

I spent my 65th Birthday in hospital

After spending five and a half months in hospital (See previous posts) It was inevitable  I would spend one or two important days there. In fact I spent both my hubby's and mine 65th birthdays while there.
His was in July and mine was in September.
He had birthday cakes made for both occasions. but his fell on a Monday and mine happened to fall on a Sunday, which was far better for celebrating.

He arrived at the hospital at midday, with wine, and he then wheeled me to the hospital restaurant, where we had a lovely roast for lunch.............with the wine..........just one glass!!
He then gave me all the cards that had arrived!!!!

I am an admin staff member of Craftersreunited forum, and Lynn there had contacted all the members to see how many would be prepared to send me a card for my birthday.
Well!!!! You haven't seen anything like it.............altogether there were took more than an hour to open them all, and they were all absolutely fantastic. And I mustn't forget the lovely watch that was made by Trace from the rest of the admin staff. All that really helped make my day.......Thank you so much ladies.

I got back to my bedspace, and caught one of the nurses flying out, They had decorated my space while I was out of the way, bless them.

Almost time for visitors now. And my son, his partner and my granddaughter Katie arrived. We had a chat for a while and then all the nurses and even a porter came in with my cake and sang Happy Birthday. They were marvellous........all of them......I couldn't fault the care and attention I had while in there. In fact I've made good friends with a couple of them, and they have called round for tea and a chat since I've been home. I think it helped that my friend Kim is Ward Clerk there.


The cake was made by another friend of ours, and Tony left the theme to her as she knows me pretty well. She chose Bingo, as both me and Tony organise a monthly bingo at our local social club.
All in all a very memorial day..........Thanks to all!!