Sunday, 3 December 2017

Anniversary Card & Moving House.....

......not me but my son and girlfriend (well fiancee now :-) ). On Friday 1st December they received the keys to their first house and after just over 2 years of living with us they moved into their new house. It was also very special as my son proposed to his girlfriend before they entered the house & she said yes!! Very happy mummy!!

I do have a card to show you. This is one I made for my friend's anniversary. Made using an image from Hunkydory's Little books Smudge & Mitten. Just used patterned and plain card to matt and layer. Some ribbon and the image is from LOTV.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Catch Up

My my what a busy month I have had since I last blogged. Firstly we took my oldest grandson across to the Isle of Wight for a few days. This would be the last time would take him on his own as next year we will take the little one also. The week consisted mainly of soft play. That's all he likes to do. :-)  Here are a couple of pictures of him

We got back on the Friday and then on the Sunday hubby and I went on our first long cruise. We sailed on P&O's Ventura. Beautiful ship and a fantastic time we had. We sailed from Southampton and called at Lisbon, Tenerife, Grand Canaria, La Palma and Madeira. All beautiful places. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another for next September on the Britannia this time down to the Med.
Here is one of the professional photographs that we had taken on one of the formal nights on board. Don't scrub up too bad do we?

Obviously with all these holidays I haven't had much time to craft but I have been to a couple of workshops. This is the box that we made at the last Saltdean workshop with Clair and Sharni. Was made using tonic dies. A lot of die cutting but looks really good made up. More dies for my wish list :-) 

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Son & Daughter in Law's Anniversary Card

Yesterday was my son & daughter in law's wedding anniversary and here is the card that I made them (another one of the many I have made for this month :-) )

The card is a 7 x 7 card. The topper is from Hunkydory's little book of Special Moments. The colour is black and grey.

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Workshop 19th October 2017

Had a lovely morning at Clair & Sharni's workshop yesterday. We made a couple of beautiful cards  using Altenew stamps. Both sets we used are on my wish list together with their inks. :-) 

This is Sharni's card
We used the following: -
Altenew Stamps - Beautiful day
Altenew dies - Beautiful Day and Bloomin Bouquet
Little B's Circles
MFT Circle Grid stencil
Distress Ink Oxide - Spiced Marmalade
Altenew Inks - Warm & Cosy - Green Fields

Clair's Card 
For this card we used:-
Altenew Build-a-Flower Rose Stamps & Dies
Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes Stamps
MFT - Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Creative Expressions - Berry Sprig
Altenew Inks - Cherry Blossom & Warm & Cosy

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Anniversary Cards

October is a month for anniversaries - I have 4 including my own. :-) I have 2 lots of friends celebrating their anniversaries as well as my eldest son and his wife. I have already shown you the card I made for my hubby. 

Today I am showing you the card I made for some very good friends of mine who celebrated their anniversary on Monday. I have used an image from the Hunkydory Little Book of Wrinklies. I love these images. I love the little books but my only complaint is I wish that Hunkydory would do square ones :-) 

Paul the hubby of the couple asked if I would make his wife a card from him and here is what I did. Again I used the Wrinklies little book but this time I die cut it using circle and scalloped circle dies. The greeting was made up of several stamps that I had which I put together. 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Happy Birthday to Me

So 2nd October was my birthday and as usual I received some lovely cards from my crafty friends. This year I forgot to post them earlier but here they are. They are all lovely don't you agree.? :-)

The little hand written card was from my 9 year old niece in France. The stickers are smelly ones that smell of lollies and chips!! :-) 

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Happy Anniversary

Been a bit quiet recently but that's cause I have been quite busy and haven't got anything new to show you. I have had a birthday and I had some lovely handmade cards which I will show you once I get round to photographing them. 

I did go on a Crafting Day on Saturday with Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards which was a lot of fun. Again I have a couple to finish but once I have I will photograph them and blog them.

However I do have my hubby' anniversary card I made him to show you which I nearly forgot to do!!

For his card I used an image of James the Bear from Lily of the Valley. The Happy Anniversary was cut from a die, can't remember who made it though. Was really pleased with how this turned out.

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