Friday, 29 August 2014

Just because

I have lots of cards which I have never blogged and have been procrastinating about blogging them for a bit so tonight is the night to start.

So this is a card I made a couple of months ago. It's a stepper card which I have decorated with Lili of the Valley papers and a Lili of the Valley image from one of the art pads.
Dies are a combination of Spellbinders and Memory box.
Ribbon is from the jar and all the card is from my stash.

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Card for mum-in-law

It's been a grey and wet bank holiday here in  Yorkshire, perfect crafting weather so I have spent a pleasant afternoon (after a 2 week drought on the paper crafting front) making my mother-in-laws card for her 92nd birthday next month.

I've used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

another great sketch, I didn't play last week because I was mojo-less.

Here is my card

I have used a Card Creations decoupage sheet Teacup, Flowers and Cake.
The papers are from the Shabby Shack block from Lili of the Valley and I think the roses came from their shop too.
The pink card is American Crafts and the pink circle was cut out  with the smallest Decorative Circles die Grand Nestabilities.
Sentiments are Craftwork Cards and the 4 pieces of ribbon and lace are from the jar.
Base card is 7 x 7 inch from Samuel Taylors

Here is the inside which I decorated to match but swapped the lace for a piece of white satin ribbon

The verse is from a CD rom which I had bought a couple of years ago.

Here is the card again with some of the sweet peas which I cut this morning, I love sweet peas

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

A new arrival

Yesterday we had a new addition to the family when my new great nephew Sebastian finally arrived, he was a couple of weeks late and is gorgeous.

So a new baby means a new baby card and here is what I made

I have followed the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday  for my card which is quite plain and simple. I spent forever matching up the papers which are a mixture of Lili of the Valley and Echo Park  because I coloured the image first and then struggled to find a blue paper that matched.
The main image is a stamp I have had for years and is by The Artful Stamper, the grasses are Stamps by Judith, sentiment is Woodware.
The flowers must be about 12 years old I think, ribbon is from the black and white jar.

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Lights out

Here's my entry for this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge which has a twist of polka dots this week.

It's not the best picture as it is pitch black here now.

I have used Lili of the Valley papers and a Card Creations decoupage sheet, I used the extra cricket balls on the sheet for the dots on the bottom right hand corner.
The sentiment is an old one from Craftwork Cards and the twine is American Crafts

Short post as I am doing it by candle light for the Lights Out for the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.