Thursday 22 August 2013

Christmas Card

Good morning everyone today I am posting my second Christmas card make for 2013 just a few more to go !! This is a stamp from last years Lili of the Valley Christmas release but  I just love it its so cute and only got time last year to  use it a couple of times. I have also used some berries from Wild Orchid Craft glad I got them early as I 've noticed that the two colours I got are now sold out.

Card Recipe

Blank Scalloped 6x6 card Craftwork Cards
Papers and stamp LOTV coloured with Pro markers (See link in sidebar)
Snowflake charm and berries Wild Orchid Craft (See link in sidebar)
Blue flowers from my local craft store Boyes
Snowflake wreath die cuts bought on ebay
Spellbinders scalloped circles die
Sentiment stamp from Whimsy stamps(See link in sidebar)
Ribbon from my stash
Glamour dust and snow pen to decorate
I've just realised that this is my second Christmas card this year and they are both blue must stop myself going for the blue papers next time !!
Hope you  are all enjoying your week and have time to craft. I've had so many e-mails recently for lots of new craft products its hard to  decide as its all fabulous.
Lili of the Valley have a Blog hop today start at the Ideas to Inspire blog its for all 20 of the new release Christmas stamps so if you fancy entering the link to start is in my Blog List . Good Luck if you  enter its a fab prize.

Friday 16 August 2013

First Wedding Anniversary

Good evening everyone tonight  I am posting the card I have made for my Son and Daughter in Law for their First Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. I cannot  believe a year has passed this time last year we were all enjoying a meal with all of our family and friends.  It was a very Special Wedding Day and weekend for Fiona and Martin.

I also thought for those of you who didn't see their wedding photos I've put a photo of them looking absolutely fabulous and so happy on the big day at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

I hope you  enjoy this card the image was a photo my husband took of them in our kitchen on Christmas Day.

Card Recipe

Blank 8x8 card from Craftwork Cards
Spellbinders floral oval die
Butterfly die free in magazine
Tattered Rose corners from e-bay
Card Tim Holtz coredination edges distressed and
stitched  with white topstitch thread on sewing machine
Stampendous Frantage in shabby white and white distressed seam binding 
from Live and Love crafts (See link in sidebar)
Tag Magnolia Do hickey from Crafts u Love (See link in sidebar)
Sentiment stamp from LOTV (See sidebar for  link)
Net from Craft shop in Whitby
Forever wooden heart small card shop in Didsbury
Pearl trims and ribbon from Hobby Craft and my local craft store Boyes
Anniversary Sentiment computer generated.
Hope everyone has a great weekend especially our dear friends Val and Ed who have managed to get away on a much needed break. Hope that they can relax and have a super time the hotel looks fab!


Monday 12 August 2013

Stitched Christmas Card

Good Morning everyone and apologies for not posting sooner. I was away last week for a few days seeing our friends in London and went  last Thursday with my friend Val to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham . We had a great day but the festival was a little disappointing lots of stalls and displays but everything was very similar so it  was easy to get sick of looking. Still we both enjoyed it and managed to find some nice goodies. Now its just us finding the time to  play with them!! We also joined a class showing you how to applique a 30'sstyle butterfly. My first photo is of  the quilt the lady brought  we attempted one of the butterfly panels. It was a lovely quilt I'm unfortunately light years away from this standard but you have to start somewhere.

Now for my post this is a Christmas card I made last year it was stitched at my craft group. I did intend to send it to someone but  I loved it so much I kept it. I may send it this year who knows
It is very traditional colours and the stitched poinsettia is a lovely Christmas Design.


Card Recipe 

Blank card 8x8 elegant design Craftwork Cards
Stitched pattern fro my Craft Group
Poinsettia flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (see link in sidebar)
Stitched with Marlitt thread by Anchor from Hobby craft
Ribbon from Craft shop in Litchfield
Paper and Mirra card from my stash
Sentiment Lili of the Valley (see sidebar for link)
Berries,leaves and beads from my stash
Swirl is a Magnolia Do Hickey die
Before I go just a couple of pieces of interesting information. Wild Orchid Crafts have just launched a new web site and have some great new products you can get the link in my sidebar. Also Live and Love Crafts Blogspot have a candy give away for some WOC products the Candy Button link with a picture of the prize is on my sidebar . Good  luck if you  enter the draw.
I hope you have a great week and find time to do lots of  Happy Crafting.



Friday 2 August 2013

Christmas Card

Good morning everyone today I'm posting my first Christmas card make of 2013. I made it last Thursday when I had people round to my house from my craft group as the group is now closed for summer until the 5th September. This is a very simple card but  includes one of my new Christmas dies.

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Paper from my stash Card Ross Paper craft show
Christmas Trees Memory Box die Snowflake Tree from Crafts U Love (see my sidebar for link)
Ribbon from Hobby Craft
Charm from stash
Christmas sentiment stamp from LOTV (see my sidebar for link)
Blue ink Tim Holtz 
I hope you like this card I just love this die and no doubt it will appear on more of my cards this Christmas. Have a great weekend and hope the weather stays nice whatever you have planned.
I have some of my cousins for lunch tomorrow so really looking forward to seeing them.
 I also want to thank Gail one of my followers for her tip to photograph my cards on top of white paper it does work thanks Gail

Thursday 1 August 2013

The Chartwell Set at Wynyard Hall

Hi everyone this is a quick post. You will remember I mentioned last week that I had enjoyed a lovely afternoon with friends at Wynyard Hall for drinks and afternoon tea. I've just received this great photo from my friend Lorna taken by our waiter its a great photo and a lovely reminder of the afternoon. We called ourselves The Chartwell Set when Greg booked our first get together and this is us.

There are normally five of us but unfortunately our friend Linda was poorly and could not join us.
 Hope you enjoy looking at our afternoon tea venue you can see how fabulous the terrace is at Wynyard pity I cannot go every day!!
Now back to reality I will be posting a card tomorrow enjoy your evening .


Pretty in Pink LOTV Challenge

I am entering this card in the LOTV challenge. The theme is Pretty in Pink hope it fits the criteria as the picture I put on the LOTV web page did not show very well. This is a sticky and will stay at the top of my blog till after the challenge closing date Just scroll down for latest posts


This is the first challenge that  I have ever entered so hope they like my card as the standard looks amazing but you have to  start somewhere.

 Card Recipe

 Blank stepper card Craftwork cards
Stamp Lili of the Valley Pom Pom
Coloured with Pro markers Flex markers and Copic pens
Lace from my local craft store Boyes
Pearl trim Hobby Craft
Summer border Memory box die
Spellbinders floral oval die
Large pink flower Prima from Hobby Lobby USA
Other flowers Wild Orchid craft and my stash.
Card Tim Holtz and Bazzil
Pearls done by hand with Viva Pearl pen white