Saturday, 28 September 2013

Acetate Christmas Card

Good morning everyone hope you are looking forward to the weekend as the weather looks as if it will be Ok for late September. I mentioned in my last post that I had a second acetate card to photo that I made for my craft group friends to make in October. I have to say this is one of those cards that was simple to make yet I think has come out really well I do like the colours and the cute image.

The second photo is showing the card open I was trying to show what was on the acetate and what was inside very difficult to photo with the acetate but  hope you can see the things on the acetate.

Card Recipe

White card and  acetate from my stash
Snowflake embossing folder
Images from a Christmas die cut sheet from Ross Papercraft Show
Snowflake die Marianne from The Art of Craft
Sentiment (an old design)and Candi from Craft work Cards
Finished with some Glamour Dust
Twine from my stash
I am going shortly for an afternoon to Northallerton its a lovely little market town in North Yorkshire not far from our house.They have a very nice traditional market and a good craft shop I might even get treated to tea at Bettys who knows.
I want to send get well wishes to our friend Eric who we visited yesterday. He is not so good at present so we are thinking about him. Also I made a big mistake this week I forgot a 50th birthday for our friends Daughter in Law I had a card  made but got in my head it was October. I feel really bad so will be sending the card with lots of apologies. Must be my age !!
Enjoy the weekend what ever you have planned

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Acetate Christmas Card

Good morning everyone and  firstly thank you to all of you who have commented on my last couple of posts. I really do appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog and leave those great comments. I love all of the comments I receive.
Now for my post this is a sample card I have made for our Craft Group Ladies and Gent to make on the 10th October, Its quite a simple card as we have members of all abilities. This is the first of two samples I have done. I will post the second one when I get it photographed.

The second photo is not so good very difficult photographing acetate as I'm not a professional this was the best I could get but it gives a good idea of what's on the acetate and the back of the card
Card Recipe
Blank 6x6 white card Craftwork Cards (See link in my sidebar)
Blue card Ross Papercraft Show
Backing paper from my stash
Ribbon from my local craft store Boyes
Charm from stash might be WOC
Trees Marianne die embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder and
finished with a glue pen and Glamour Dust . Die from Crafts U Love (See link in sidebar)
Sentiment Lili of the Valley (See sidebar for link )
Hope you all have a great week we seem to have lost the warm sunshine again its miserable here fog and drizzle. I'm catching up and finishing off some craft projects at present and looking forward to finishing them soon to start on my Christmas Cards. I've bought a few new stamps and dies so want to start playing with them.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Retirement Card and Prize

Good evening everyone. First I need to tell you all that I was a lucky girl this week and the winner of  the Lili of the Valley Theme Thursday Prize Draw . I could choose from five stamps and decided on the Cake Glorious Cake stamp. I will try to make a card shortly to put on my blog. How lucky was I. If you want to view the stamp the link to Lili of the Valley and its on my sidebar.
Now for my post. My husbands ex work colleague and  football buddie Graeme retired on Friday and this is the retirement card I made for him


Card Recipe

6x6 blank card Craftwork Cards (See my sidebar for link)
Stamps Tim Holtz Michaels craft  store USA
Sentiment and Post card Stamp Lili of the Valley (See my sidebar for link) 
Mesh  from JD cards Harrogate Craft Show
Twine Wild Orchid Crafts (See my sidebar for link)
Papers from Craftwork Cards
Card Tim Holtz
Candy Craftwork Cards
Charm Michaels USA
Brad Papermania capsule collection
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend looks like the weather is improving. I hope so as I hate the cold weather. Seems ages since my holiday and all that warm California sunshine even though its only two weeks ago ! I really feel its back to reality now.



Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Birthday Card

This is a card I have made for my friend Barbara's 65th Birthday. I really hope she likes it . The image is painted with watercolour inks and  thought it appropriate because I know she loves her garden.

This is the insert and the box that I made to  match the card.


Card Recipe

Blank Card Craftwork Cards
Purple card core donations
Martha Stewart Punch
Marianne die Anja corner and  frame
Spellbinders floral oval die
Pearl string Hobby Craft
Stamp Lili of the Valley Lilacs
Distress Inks Tim Holtz
Viva pearl pen Cream
Flowers local craft shop Boyes and Wild orchid Craft
Sentiment Stamps Lili of the Valley
Cameo from my stash 
Hope you are all having a good week I'm still sorting out my sleep patterns since my holidays and  have had a busy week lots of appointments. I am back crafting though and finished a card last night.
Enjoy the rest of the week and enjoy what ever you are doing. Happy 65th Birthday Barbara .
Also a big thank you to Karen who has become my latest follower hope you enjoy my blog posts.
I am also entering this card in the Lili of the Valley monthly challenge.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Back from Holiday and Brandon's Birthday Card

Good morning everyone just got back yesterday from holiday three weeks in California, Arizona and Nevada. We had a great time but its freezing in England now it was so nice and warm when we left three weeks ago.
The card I'm posting today was one I made before my holiday for my cousin's grandson Brandon he was 16 and is a huge Newcastle United fan so  I designed this football card especially for him his birthday was while I was away. He also got his GCSE results just before we left and did really well . Well done Brandon.



Card Recipe

8x8 blank card Craftwork Cards
Images and papers from the internet
Black mirror card Samuel Taylor Harrogate GNPE
Ribbon and die cuts from my stash
Mesh from Harrogate show GNPE
Sentiment computer generated
Metal stars from The Range
I hope you  are all well I am way behind on commenting on all my followers cards and on my  Docrafts buddies cards. I am sure I will get caught up during the next few weeks.
I will try and post a couple of photos I took on holiday later in the week. Now I need to go out and buy some food. I'm very jet lagged the 8 hour time difference is huge so I had planned to go to my craft group this morning but didn't wake up in time . Still look forward to  getting there next week to  catch up with my friends.