Tuesday 29 April 2014

Twins 50th Birthday Cards

Good evening to all my friends and  lovely followers and apologies for taking so long since my last post. Firstly I would like to welcome my new follower Elizabeth Thank you for following my blog and I hope you continue to enjoy my posts.

My cards today are a commission I have made for a friend. They are for her twin nieces who are 50 soon. I was asked for the design of the pink card I made a while ago and  she wanted them the same but in different colours. She suggested yellow and  blue but my pearlescent paper was very gold looking not yellow at all so I decide to use lavender instead.

These are the two cards and  matching boxes.



The Matching Boxes



 Card Recipe

A4 Regency embossing folder came with my Ebosser
Pearlescent paper Anita's
White card from stash
Heartfelt Creations Aster Die
Happy birthday die cut from ebay
Butterflies Martha Stewart punch Michaels USA
Pearl trim from Whitby Crafts
Pearls from Stash
 Sewing Machine and  White topstitch thread
8x8 cards Craftwork cards
8x8 boxes Stella Crafts
I have got some cards made but unfortunately cannot post them yet and also I'm doing stuff on the wedding invites at  the same time. spent a while sourcing all the products things change when you want craft stuff in large quantities. I'm getting there and I 've got some stuff on order . I had a great day on Sunday went to Ross Papercraft Show at Sunderland. with my friend Barbara I think it was the best Ross show I've been to lots of demos Phil from Create and Craft was there and of course got some great bargains. I picked up some nice card and lots of lovely embellishments.
Hope that you are all doing Ok and having a good week with lots of crafting. I hope to get some done tomorrow. fingers crossed.
Thanks for all your great comments on my recent post I really have appreciated them Love Carole x


Wednesday 23 April 2014

Austin Mini Cooper Man Card my 100th post

 Good afternoon to all my lovely friends and followers and a special welcome to my new follower on Google + Emma. I've finally gotten round to doing this post the weekend seems to have passed me by and I did do a lot of crafting but some of it was commissions that I cannot post at present. The card I'm posting today is a man card yes a man card. I made it a few weeks ago not decided on a recipient yet but have a few male birthdays coming up. The stamp is a one I've used before but it does make a good man card especially if they like cars or have ever owned an old style mini.


Card Recipe

8x8 Card Craftwork Cards
Papers from my stash think the checked was from a magazine
Red card and Kraft card from Ross paper craft show
Mini stamps Papermania painted with distress inks the small mini covered in glossy accents
Silver embossing powder around the image
Red mesh trim Live and  Love Crafts
La La Land Banner die
Card Candi Craftwork Cards
Charm and twine from my stash
Silver peel off letters on banner from craft shop in Whitby ages ago.
I hope that you enjoy this card as I know we all really love making men cards !!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend doing what you enjoy and so sorry for those of you back at work I used to hate the first day back after holidays awful.
I hope to get something else done to post later in the week . Thank you all for the lovely comments you have left on my last couple of cards it means a lot to me.  Finally just to say to Debra hope you are going along Ok and that you feeling better very soon I miss your lovely cards.
Enjoy the rest of the week I'm doing appeals all day tomorrow but hope to go card hunting on Friday to get the right colour for the wedding invites I am doing.
I've just realised as posted that this is my 100th post on my blog. Wow that's a milestone .


Thursday 17 April 2014

Happy Easter

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers and a special welcome to my three new followers Sharon, Carole and Julie. Welcome to my Blog and I hope you enjoy my posts and  being a part of The Things I Love. I've had quite a busy week doing some prep work for the Wedding Invitations so have not had much time to do my crafting. My post today is a bit different its a stitched card I did when we were away in the Peak District in March. Its a gorgeous pattern from Stitching Cards . I've mounted it onto a card and added some simple embellishments Well for me they are !!!


Card Recipe

8x6 Deckle edge cream card Hobby Craft
Pattern Stitching Cards http://www.stitchingcards.com/
Thread Anchor Marlitt Gold, Bronze and  Green
Border bronze peel offs
Green card Bazzil
Spellbinder die
Computer generated sentiment
Daffodil flowers from my local store Boyes
Pearls Kanban
I hope that you all have a great Easter weekend I've not got a lot planned except a bit of gardening and a hairdressers appointment on Saturday. I don't like the Bank Holidays much as everywhere is always so busy. I also need a hat for a Wedding in May so may try and get an appointment at the hire place I've used before. I'm also trying to get all my commissions done so I can get them out of the way before I need to start the Wedding invitations.
I'm out with my girlfriends tonight so that should be lovely its the first time this year we've all managed to get together. So lots of chat and glasses of wine I think.
This post has taken ages Blogger was really having an off day with my photos !!
Enjoy the weekend and  all that lovely chocolate and  goodies on Easter Sunday.
I'm entering this in Crafting by Designs Anything goes Challenge http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge-continues.html


Thursday 10 April 2014

Golden Wedding Card and Box

Good morning everyone I hope that all my lovely friends and followers are doing well.Sending Special Get Well wishes to my follower Debra who is not too good at the moment hope you are getting a little better every day.
I've had quite a busy week at the weekend my cousins son and his fiancée asked if I would do the wedding invites for their December wedding Its going to be on the 22nd December which just happens to be my birthday isn't that lovely. So most of the week I've been sourcing products to make the samples of the design they like its going OK no doubt in time they will appear on my blog.
The card today is a Golden Wedding card and is a commission. I used some lovely Ruby Rock It paper called Arcadia for the backing and used a computer sentiment. I want to thank my follower Pam for the inspiration for the beaded flowers and the sentiment design.

The paper is a very pale gold but not shown up that well in the photo although the other elements have. Strange how some things don't like the camera.

Card Recipe

8x8 card Craftwork Cards
Ruby Rock It Paper Strikes Garden Centre Stokesley
Gold Mirra card my stash
Spellbinders Floral Oval die
Marianne die
Lace Dainty Crafts Washington
Flowers Wild Orchid Craft and the Hobby House
Organza flowers my local store Boyes
Gold beads from my stash
Viva Pearl Pen Gold
8x8 Box Stella Crafts
I'm doing some more work on the wedding invite samples later and also have a few more commissions to finish so after my Thai Chi class this afternoon I'll be crafting.
Enjoy the rest of the week and special thank you for all the lovely comments you have all left recently they do make my crafting so worth while. Love Carole x



Saturday 5 April 2014

Christmas Paper Piecing in April

Good morning everyone I feel so much better today the sun is actually shining here first time this week!! I hope that all my lovely friends and followers are well. Today I'm posting a couple of cards  that I made on Thursday at my Craft Group . We did paper piecing something I've not done before and made these two gorgeous backgrounds I added them to the Kraft Card and decorated them in a CAS style.

They are very different to my normal style of cards but I thought they looked good. .

Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft Card from Craftwork Cards
Papers Kaiser craft from the Craft Group
Cream card from the Craft Group
Burgundy card from my stash
Cream Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Round sentiment Whimsy Stamps
Small round sentiment LOTV
Berries, Leaves, Twine and Charm from my stash
I hope you enjoy this post its nice to do different sometimes you can see I was a Change Manager in a previous life !! Hope you all have a great weekend I'm meeting up with my two cousins this evening for a meal so looking forward to that as one of my cousins is moving to Inverness to be closer to his sons.
I'm entering this in Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Vintage/Shabby Chic http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ and Crafting by Designs Anything Goes http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html


Wednesday 2 April 2014

Amazing Asters Birthday Card

Good morning to all my lovely friend and  followers. Today my post is one of my commission cards its for a 75th Birthday. I've used the  Delicate Aster die I bought not long ago and  its in a fairly classic style. I hope you like it.



This is the matching box

Card Recipe

Blank 8x8 scalloped card Craftwork Cards ( I won't be using these for much longer as they've now stopped selling this size such a pity)
Anita's Pearlescent paper and Tim Holtz card
Embossed background using a Craftwell Regency A4 folder came with my ebosser machine.
Happy Birthday die from ebay
Delicate Aster die Heartfelt Creations
Pearl Ribbon Trim Whitby Crafts
Butterfly Punch Martha Stewart from Michaels USA
Small oval pearls from my stash
75 die loaned very kindly by my friend from Craft Group Veronica
8x8 box from Stella Crafts
Sewing Machine and white topstitch thread
This is a similar design to the  one I made for my Birthday Blog post back in February but I got some lovely comments so decide to do something similar again I choose this shell pink it looks so pretty. Those Asters just look so stunning. Unfortunately as its such a dark day here today my photo is not a bright as I would have liked.
I'm going to Whitby this afternoon for my Gluten Free fish and  chip fix thought I'd go before the  school Easter hols start next week.
Thank you all for the  lovely comments you have left recently they are always so encouraging. Enjoy the rest of the week and make time to craft as I love your great posts.
I'm entering this into The Shabby Tearoom Challenge Pretty in Pink http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.co.uk/