Wednesday, 29 August 2012

quick card

very simple thank you card - i had one eye on the Paralympics as i was making it - Alex is one of the volunteers - he will be working mainly with the wheelchair basketball events.
I have used pan pastels to distress - a lot smoother than chalks.
Need to get my oomph back  - it would help if i tidied up all my crafty stuff - but that's an Olympian task in itself!!!
entering this in two challenges
sketchsaturday - sketch
hotshotcraft. - panpastels

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Don't make many of these!!!

A lovely lady called Irene at the Breast Cancer group I go to is celebrating her wedding Anniversary next week - her platinum - 70 years of marriage - how wonderful is that.

I had a lovely day with my friend Diane [get a blog] who helped me so much in making this card - feel a bit guilty getting any credit for it - she had made one the same as a Ruby Wedding Card and it was simply stunning!![get a blog, Diane]

The heart is an indigo blue stamp embossed in silver. Wild orchild flowers .

Not been into crafting much this week - had a week off and was so full of good intentions - but the lure of the settee and re-runs of Law &Order - SVU proved too much!!
I shall enter the card in the following challenges
disdigidesignschallenge - anniversary
marksfinestpapers.blogspot. - try a different fold

Okay thats it - hopefully I will get my cardmaking ooomph back but in the meantime GET A BLOG, DIANE!!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012


It was years since we went to a wedding and now we have three!! One last week which was our nephews - wonderful wonderful day. One this weekend up in Middlesborough - my best friends son, Oliver - the theme is red and silver. And one in 2 weeks here in Wolverhampton. I am getting my moneys worth out of my new dress.!!! Been really shattered this week and have not really done anything crafty but I have a week off work soon and I can't wait to have a bit of 'me' time . 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

focus on the ribbon

I love this freebie image from saturated canary - i decided to make it into a book for the raffle tonight - my breast cancer support group - if i say it myself everyone wanted to win it and i have promised to make more to sell for funds rather than make as raffle prizes......need to get that martha stewart heart punch [unless anyone can cut me a few out - hint hint!!]
i will enter it into the following challenge
toptiptuesday - focus on the ribbon
i think focus on the ribbon is a cool title for this as thats what people do focus on the breast cancer ribbon - but i also used  stampin up ruffle ribbon as well as loads on the spine.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Golden Saturday

Just watched Team GB get another Gold - I love watching Sport but those who know me so well - realise participation in anything that involves moving is a great bug no-no. Until they support custard cream slice eating as an olympic event i shall remain medal-less!!

Made this golden card - just because I love the image. I will enter it in the following challenge
mosdigitalchallenge - anything goes

Hope the weather keeps nice - I am off to a barbecue and then I have a night on my own as the men in my life are all out for a curry - so early jim-jams and crafting xxx

Friday, 3 August 2012

Fab at fifty

It seems ages since I have posted - I have been shattered this week - watching the Olympics sure takes it out of me - all that making tea and reaching for the remote.

Been really busy at work as well so crafting took a bit of a back burner - but found out its a colleagues birthday next week so wonderful Mo to the rescue and here is a quick card I made.I bought lots of DL card blanks when I started card making but did not use them all because I prefer the square but this image suits them best. I can even enter it in the following challenges

craftyribbonschallenge - spots and dots [spotty paper/bikini/ribbon]
ilovepromarkers - spots and stripes  [spotty ribbon/spotty bikini/stripy towel]
kaboodledoodles - birthday or any special day