Sunday 25 June 2017

Birthday Tag

Thank you to my followers for their continuing support I appreciate the time you take to leave a comment, especially in the beautiful weather when we all want to be outdoors.

The garden is progressing slowly, the fruit trees look as though we can expect a good crop and the raised vegetable beds are coming along nicely, there will be plenty of fruit and veg to pickle and make jams and chutneys in the autumn.

I have a few friends and family members with a big birthday coming up, I've made cards with matching cards for each of them, I'll show the card which this tag goes with at a later date.


Thursday 22 June 2017

Christmas Houses

I bought a few Hunkydory Little book selections on Ebay at the end of last year and decided that they mustn't lie in the drawer for ever, Teamed with papers that were free with the Die Cutting Essentials Christmas Special and some Spellbinder die cuts. Another card to add to the Christmas Box.

A pleasant day here now after a wet start, not too hot thankfully. We had quite a few birds nesting in the garden this year and have been putting nuts and fat balls out on a daily basis, we are now going through at least 8 fat balls a day and often see 30+ birds at the feeders.It's lovely to see them.

Challenges more than 1 house, tree,person

Monday 19 June 2017


 A bright colourful summertime card for this fortnights challenge at Ooh-la-la which was chosen by Jennifer. This card was inspired by the hotel we stayed at on our Florida trip last year and where my eldest son has a time share. It's theme as you can probably guess is Polynesian and it is stunning.

Pop over to the challenge and please join in with us, the winner will be able to choose 2 downloads from the shop as their prize, look forward to seeing your cards.


Sunday 18 June 2017

Sun, Sea and Sand

Back to one of my favourite Cd's for this week's challenge at CD Sunday, Wynn has chosen Sun or Sea or Sand this fortnight.

My decoupage image is from Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage Cd , papers from my scraps box, it never seems to go down though, and some shells to embellish.

Pop on over to the challenge see the teams cards and join in, remember you need to use something no matter how small and element from a CD and give the name of the CD you used, look forward to seeing your entries.


Wednesday 14 June 2017

Sparkling Birthday

This image is perfect for the intended recipient and it isn't a child, Apart from
the base card everything is from the Sparkling Birthday Topper and Decoupage Set from Paper Creator,I love the cheeky face the image has, and highlighted his dimples with a white gel pen.


Monday 5 June 2017


Pearls is Janice's choice for the challenge at Ooh=la-la this fortnight, This beautiful image is from Ooh-la-la's Yesterday's Memories Cd  teamed it with vintage papers lace pearls and flowers and am really pleased with the result, I think it is a pretty feminine card.

Do pop over to the challenge and join in, the winner will receive 2 downloads of their choice.


Sunday 4 June 2017

Shabby Chic 2

Today is my choice of challenge at CD Sunday and is Shabby Chic, a style I love at the moment, there are so many lovely images and papers suitable for this style of card, with the addition of lace /ribbon and pearls you're there.

My image is from Ooh-la-la Yesterday's Memories and the paper and embellishments fro Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.

Please join in with us for this challenge, you can see the design team's cards at CD Sunday and perhaps see a card that inspires you, remember you must use an element from a CD and give the name of the CD you used to be eligible for the top pick prize.


Saturday 3 June 2017


A totally different colour scheme today, bold bright and summery, the image and papers were free from Making Cards magazine last summer, the flowers were made with a Sue Wilson die and foamarin.
We had a beautiful morning then about 3pm thunder and lightening with torrential rain for almost an hour, the lightening was spectacular.
Thank you to all who continue to visit and leave comments I really appreciate the time you take.


Friday 2 June 2017

Christmas Carollers

My Christmas box has been sadly neglected, hence a Christmas card today, the image is from TLC, embossing folders from Crafter's Companion and my Spellbinder poinsettia die with foamarin for the blooms, this is the first time I have used the foam and it was really easy to achieve the dimension on the flowers.


With Love

A vintage style engagement card today, it's quite simple but reminds me of past times, miserable weather after last week's glorious sunshine, I plan to watch some DVD's the boys have given me.