Monday 29 July 2013

Male Card

Good morning everyone hope you have all had a great weekend weather not so good but still warm. The card I'm posting today is a male card. I don't make that many but  I got this stamp free in a  Do craft magazine ages ago and decided to experiment with it. I 've used some heat embossing on the image and I think it has worked well.


Card Recipe
Paper and Blank Kraft card Craftwork cards
Card from Ross paper crafts show
Hessian trim from Hobby Lobby USA
Stamp free in Do crafts magazine
Gold embossing powder
Metal cogs Michaels USA
Sentiment ticket stamp from my stash embossed with gold embossing powder
Twine and shield charm from my stash
I hope that you all enjoy a great week after several busy weeks I have some free time this week so  plan to catch up on some crafting I have a couple of cards I need to do for later this month.
I hope you enjoy this card I still always find men cards difficult but I do  like the way this turned out.

Friday 26 July 2013

Decoupage Card

HI everyone This morning I'm posting a card I made at my craft group last Thursday. I didn't quite get it finished at class and have finished it at home. Decoupage is not my favourite thing but this has turned our really well. I added some embellishments and some glossy accents to the flowers to give an enamelled look.



Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Decoupage sheet  from my Craft Group class
Lace Ribbon Hobbycraft
Button craft shop in Whitby
Twine Docrafts
Sentiment Lili of the Valley (See sidebar for link)
Metal butterflies from my stash
Glossy accents Tim Holtz
Card and paper from my craft group

 I hope you have all had a good week I have been very busy this week but took time out yesterday to enjoy afternoon tea at Wynyard Hall with some friends must rate this one of the best afternoon teas around and the setting is stunning. Enjoyed bubbly sitting on the terrace before tea in the glorious sunshine just perfect.
Hope you enjoy this card and have a great weekend.



Friday 19 July 2013

Anniversary Card

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made to  give to my lovely husband Michael. It was a bit different for me as I only used a couple of colours and it's also the first time I've used Frantage . I used it around the stamped image and to highlight the corners. I like the way its come out and will certainly use it  again as it gives a very different effect. We had a great day ending with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants Café Lilli in Norton High Street great food and champagne .

This is a picture of the inside you may not be able to  read it but the verse on the left was identical to  one on the Anniversary card we got from our friends. It was quite weird that they were the same when mine was handmade and the other shop made. I had spotted the verse on the internet a few weeks ago and had saved it to use on the Anniversary card. I'd not mentioned it to anyone. So uncanny how my friend and I have such similar tastes we seem to know how each others mind ticks. 

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Stamp "Close Your Eyes" by LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Copic pens (See my sidebar for link)
Stampendous Frantage embossing powder Shabby White from Live and Love Crafts (See link in my sidebar ) 
Postcard stamp also from Lili of the Valley
Love charm from craft shop at Grassington Christmas Market
Metal Corner from Ross Papercraft show Dawn to Dusk Crafts
Twine from Wild Orchid Crafts (See sidebar for link)
Heart sentiment made on the computer and punched with heart punch.
Heart button from Craft shop in Whitby
Paper and card from my stash edges topstitched with white topstitch thread from my local craft store Boyes
Paper edges distressed with Tim Holtz distressing tool bought in Michaels USA
Sewing Machine 
I hope you enjoyed looking at this card I know my husband just loved it .
 I also wanted to mention my afternoon today. I'm a school governor and went to my schools leavers concert. It was a production of the Wizard of Oz such talented children they were amazing well done every one of you.
Hope you  all enjoy a good weekend in the sunshine.

I have entered this card in the Wild Orchid Craft Challenge the theme is blues/purples or both. This is my second entry in a challenge so  interested in  the result.


Tuesday 16 July 2013

Glorious Weather

Just thought I'd put this photo on my Blog. We went to Knaresborough  in North Yorkshire yesterday to make the most of the glorious weather .This is a photo of the riverside it was perfect. We sat by the river and enjoyed glasses of Pimms it was a perfect spot and day.

Hope you enjoy the photo England is just the perfect place to be when we get this kind of weather. Long may it continue. Have a great day.

Sunday 14 July 2013

Wedding Anniversary Card

This is a card I made some time ago for  my beat friends Wedding Anniversary just looking through my photos I realised I have not posted it onto my  Blog. The stamp is Love Grows from Lili of the Valley. Its a favourite of mine for Anniversary's.


I've remembered now the reason I did not post this earlier is this is not the best of pictures I think I took it on my phone I now use my iPad much better.  Anyway its a lovely card and you can get the idea. I know our friend' s loved it.

Card Recipe

Blank Stepper card Craftwork cards
Fence die Crafty Sentiments
Image LOTV (See my sidebar for link)
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft
Leaves Marianne Die
Sentiment LOTV
Hearts hobby Craft
Ivy die Marianne
Lace my local Craft Store Boyes
Image coloured with Promarkers and Copic pens.
Heart punch.

Hope you have all had a good weekend enjoying the sunshine hope the weather continues for the whole Summer I wish!!

Monday 8 July 2013

First Christmas Post

Good morning everyone hope you have had a great weekend brilliant weather and stunning tennis. Fantastic a Brit has won Wimbledon after 77years lets hope we don't have to wait that long again.
Now for my card. This is a card I made last year that was finished too late to post. Also I liked it so much I was reluctant to send it. I liked looking at it on my desk as it so reminds me what Christmas is all about.


 Card Recipe

Blank Card Craft work cards
Poinsettia flowers Wild Orchid Craft (See link in my sidebar)
Small green flowers Dainty Crafts Washington
Leaves and berries from my stash
Ribbon from Boyes my local craft store
Sentiment Hobby Craft
Charm from Wild Orchid Craft
The papers are a 12x12 sheet of Kaiser craft paper Turtle Dove Collection from Strikes Nursery Stokesley
Glitter Diamond Glamour dust
I hope the weather lasts for a few more days I still have a few things to do in the garden. I might also go with hubby on one of our pensioner days out later in the week. Might go to Whitby for fish and chips before it gets really crowded in the school holidays. Enjoy the rest of the week and happy crafting.



Tuesday 2 July 2013

Classic Car

This is a card I was asked to make for my friend it was for a 65th birthday and you guessed the person is mad on Classic Cars. I managed to find a set of classic car stamps and choose the Austin Mini Cooper from the sixties.

I researched the history of the Austin Mini Cooper and the Cooper S and put together a short history that I have put on the insert of the card I also stamped the small version of the stamp inside. The facing page has a normal birthday greeting. As it was a special card I also made a matching box.



Card Recipe

Blank Card Craftwork Cards
Black and Orange card from Samuel Taylor and my stash
Stamps Docrafts Papermania Classic Cars The Range
Car charm from stash
Twine Wild Orchid crafts(see side bar for link)
Sentiment a freebie from Netty's Cards (See link in side bar)
Mesh trim coloured orange with Promarkers from The Paperlane Craft Shop Northallerton
Metal Cogs from Michaels Craft Store USA
Small stamped image coloured in Promarkers and covered in Glossy Accents by Ranger
Dream ticket Tim Holtz covered in silver ink
Edge of main  image created with silver embossing powder.

I hope you enjoy looking at this card I do not do many masculine cards so quite enjoyed doing something with no girlies, ribbon or flowers. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week, I'm busy with Appeals again tomorrow . I'm not sure I'll get a lot more crafting in this week but you never know what time I can make. I will be at my craft group for a short time on Thursday and its Christmas Decoupage so this will be my first Christmas Card !!