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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fuchsia card and a few others

Hi friends, just popping by to show you my
last card for 'LIM' this week. I think I prefer
this one to all of the others.
 
 
 
The theme is 'This makes me happy', 
watercolouring, flowers and pink
(again)....they all make me happy ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
White Linen card
Penny Black Fuchsia die
Paper Smooches sentiment die
TH Distress inks
Neat & Tangled sequins
Glamour dust
 
 
 
Here are a few more cards I
have made for friends and family.
 
 
Made for my SIL
Made for a crafty friend
Made for my niece
Very sad to make this...for an old friend who lost his young teenage son.



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Blue butterfly card

Hi again, I hope all is well with you all.
Here is another simple card I made the other
 day. 
 
 
I added more to it later as it looked a bit plain.
Still not sure about it though, anyway here it is !
 
 
 
ps. Our grandson Alexander had a great 3rd
birthday. A party for his little friends the day
 before.
 
A trip to the zoo  then so many presents
 to open, he was in  birthday heaven lol.
 
 
I have never seen him smile/laugh so much or
 give us  so many hugs. He was still smiling/
laughing when we  put him to bed in the
evening. See new pic ;)
 
 
He loved my magic tricks too I am pleased
 to say ;)
 
 
Right...here is my card...the two versions of it!
 
 
 
 
LIM, CAS,butterfly, distress inking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Challenges
 
Less is More    'This makes me happy'
( said on last post how much I love butterflies) 
 
 
Kraft card
TH Distress inks
Memory Box butterfly die
Spellbinders die (bit behind butterfly)
Spellbinders dies (below butterfly, from another set)
Gems from stash
Fine silver thread
 
 
 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Just for you card with butterfly

Good morning friends! just a quick post to show
 you another 'Less is More' card I have made.
The theme is.....
 
 
 'This makes me happy'
 
 
I went with butterflies this time. I love to see 
them flitting about the garden in Summer.
I could watch them for ages. 
 
 
 
I wasn't happy with my colouring and infact I
 had three attempts at making butterflies.
I also added some distress ink and 'splattering'
later as I still wasn't happy. You decide 
which is best ;)
 
 
 
My mojo was missing yesterday sadly, and
 yet the other day I just made card after
 card. Why is that??
 
 
 
I did go on to make two more cards later on
which I was happier with. Lots of family/friends
ones to do also. I will show you those in another
 post.
 
 
 
 
Enjoy your week whatever you have planned.
We are off to celebrate our grandsons 3rd 
birthday today.He is going to the zoo first so 
hoping for some nice photo's.
 
 
 
 I have been practising some magic tricks to
 astound him with later ( no laughing please).......
well that's the plan lol !
 
 
 
 
ps.Happy Birthday to my lovely friend Jackie
 today too mwah xx ;)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White Linen card
Memory Box stitched squares dies
Clearly Besotted butterfly stamp
Clearly Besotted sentiment
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Promarkers
TH Distress ink (on last one)
 Gems from stash
3d pads
 
 
 
Challenges
Less is More   #213  'This makes me happy'
Fashionable Stamping  #92 'Colour between the lines'
Sentimental Sundays  #248  'Anything goes'



Saturday, 28 February 2015

Twinkle twinkle card

Hi friends, it's Saturday again so time to
 show you another 'Less is More' card.
 This week the theme is......
 
 
 
"This makes me happy!
 It could be a colour, a technique, a design, a
 subject that pleases you... whatever! 
However, we would like you to TELL US
 what the thing is that pleases you!"



 What a lovely challenge ! Well I think most
 of you know already about my love of PINK
lol.


My main loves are of course my family,esp.
my gorgeous grandchildren. My other loves
are crafting, making cards, jewellery, 
photography, walking, music etc. etc.



But pink and babies do feature quite often
with me. As my lovely DIL's will tell you
lol.

 I always pinch the babies for a kiss & cuddle
as soon as they arrive at our house. Often
before they have even got out of the car.
My DIL's find this sooo amusing!!!!




So my card features pink and is a  baby 
card. The sentiment is exactly how I
 feel about all my 'little stars' .....
or grandbabies ;)




See side pics to see just how adoreable 
they are! ....ahem well yes I am a
tad biased !



Anyway here is my card, come and have
 a closer peek.
Btw. I am experimenting using the
'manual' option now with my new fancy 
camera. So  pics may vary...but I hope to
 improve as I go.



ps. A big welcome to my latest follower too.
Thank you for choosing me and welcome
 aboard.



Have a lovely week everyone whatever
you have planned. We will be celebrating
Alexander's 3rd birthday on Monday ;)





Twinkle, LIM, CAS, Star, Pink, baby




Easier to see the die cut here!



White Linen card
Cuttlebug E/F
Clearly Besotted Die Bracket Edges
My Favourite Things stamp Beautiful Baby ( sentiment)
TH Distress ink Picked Raspberry
Star gem from stash
3d pads



Sunday, 22 February 2015

Celebrate your Day card

Hi friends, just popping by to show you a
card I made yesterday.
 
 
Raining here now grrrr, enjoy what's
left of your Sunday whatever you have
 planned ;)
 
 
 
celebrate, cat, CAS
 
 
White Linen card
VersaMagic ink Aquatic Splash
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside border die
Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp ( the stripes)
Clearly Besotted Stamps 'It's Your Birthday'
( Sentiment and hat)
Clearly Besotted stamps 'In Print'
( Cat and fingerprint)
Silver sequins from stash
3d pads
 
 
Challenges
CAS on Sunday  #52  Chevrons
CASology  Week 134  Monochrome
QKR Stampede challenge  #127  Critters
Simply Create Too  #79  Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  #93  Anything goes
 
 
 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Butterfly card

Hi friends, the sun is shining here today 
yeeeaaahhh ! Hope Spring is just around
the corner now. 
 
 
I keep looking at some daffodills I bought
recently to remind me it's coming very soon.
 
 
 
Anyway I made another card, come and have a
 closer look.....
 
 
 
Butterfly,CAS, Distress inks
I think the edge is clearer to see here.


 
Raspberry pink card ( Papermill shop)
White Watercolour card ( TH? ebay)
TH Distress inks
Elizabeth craft designs E/F
Wild Rose Studio Butterfly die ....note this is NBUS ;)
Paper Smooches stitch die ( it just embosses but I cut mine too)
Sequins from stash
 
 
 
Challenges
Less is More  #212  'Wings'
4 Crafty Chicks  #234 'Things with Wings'
As you Like it Challenge  'Fav CAS or Fussy & Why'
( I just love less on cards for some reason, so 
CAS seems to be my main style.)
 
 
 
 
ps. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
We enjoyed our family celebrations yesterday,
so much food though....yikes! I hope you
like the new pics of the grandchldren too ;)
 
 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

With Love card

Hi there!, very Spring like weather here today,
( well sunny but still a tad chilly yet),
................I hope you all have sun too.
 
 
Here is another 'Less is More' card I made
yesterday. Trying a bit of stencilling for a 
change. 
 
 
 
 It has to be a 'one layer card' and the theme is...
 
 
 
LOVE 
 
 
My OH made some Gesso recently so I
pinched a bit and mixed some pearlescent
 pink paint with it. Here is the result ;)
 
 
 
I die cut the sentiment, used some M/E
Blush ink and stuck it back in the card.
The colour does match the Rose, not
 here though grrr.
 
 
 
Anyway come and have a closer look...........
 
 
 
 
Love,Rose,Pink,CAS
 
 
White Linen card
Imagination Crafts Stencil 'Rose Duo'
Home-made Gesso
Pink pearlescent paint
Mama Elephant ink 'Blush'
Waffle flower sentiment die
Gem from stash
 
 
 
ps. Chinese New Year tomorrow, it's the year of the
Goat/Sheep. We will be celebrating with our 
Taiwanese DIL (and son and daughter) and a
 Chinese take-away ;)
 
 
 

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