Friday, 13 April 2018

Mothers Day cards


I am still going through the archives on my computer and catching up on cards made these last few weeks

Here are the Mothers Day cards I made

First up is my mums

I created a three layered front to the card

I used my new dies from China
Heart border punch is from Stampin' Up
Letter dies are Cuttlebug
Heart dies are Nellie Snellen

This second card was made for Neil's mum

I went for Spring colours on this one and decided to make a pretty 'Easter style' wreath as the focal point

The flowers are Prima

Dies and papers are from China

Ribbon and lace from my stash

Sentiments on both cards were computer generated and hand cut into banners

My own Mothers Day was lovely

My cards and gifts were thoughtful and perfect and Robbie also took us all out for dinner to the newly refurbished Pier House in Charlestown

We enjoyed a stunning meal, warm and friendly atmosphere and stunning views across the harbour 

Love and gratitude


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Robbie passed !

Very proud to say Robbie has passed his driving test

Well done Rob !!!

Sadly our budget could not stretch to the car on the front of this card but he does have wheels now and is loving the freedom

The car topper and patterned paper is from a magazine, several years ago ( hoarding does pay !)
Sentiment is Stampin' Up
Corner and banner dies are from my recent 'trip' to China

Love and losing 'L' plates


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Get well soon Mum

The first get well soon card I made

This one was for my mum, I made it over a month ago and no she is still not well

Mum is still in hospital

We are all hoping mum is all better and home very soon

Many thanks to everyone who has been sending well wishes and cards, dad and I pass them on and Mum appreciates them all so much

Also massive thanks to the nursing staff on C6, they have been so kind and are doing their very best to help mum as far as they can

Love you Mum


Monday, 9 April 2018

February birthdays

Aside from myself and the boys, there are a few other people I know who celebrate their birthdays in February

First up I am sharing the card I made for my niece Katie

And this second card was made for my dear friend Trish

I have been on a cardmaking frenzy for a few weeks now and with a selection of new dies (from my recent expedition to China !) I have really enjoyed rediscovering my mojo

I have also been commissioned by my cousin to create a scrapbook album as a wedding present for his best friend and his soon-to-be wife as a wedding gift

I must admit to really enjoying the process of working with photos again and feel determined to also rekindle my love for scrapbook pages. So far I have only created one layout since we moved home and that was over a year ago, so I will have plenty of photos to tackle - watch this space !

Love and good intentions


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy new year ( in April )

Please excuse the randomness of my next few posts

We have enjoyed a busy couple of months and I have lots of crafty makes to share - far too numerous to upload to one post, so I am intending to share them over the next few days until I am all caught up again

There is no rhyme or reason to their posting so please don't get confused by the lack of chronological order

It has been a stunningly sunny and beautiful day here in Cornwall

I took advantage of the agreeable weather and spent all morning mowing and tidying the garden, it looks much happier for a prune and spruce up

I  am now cream-crackered and fit for not much else, hence an hour or two faffing with photos and updating the old blog 

Here are some "happy new year " cards I made back in January. I don't usually make this type of card, but, with so many friends living at the other end of the country, I think it is a lovely way to keep in touch

I used the same stack of papers and ribbon for each card, in an attempt to cut down on procrastination ( and mess !)

And here they are, all close up and personal, so you can see the details and the foiling in the papers

Personally we have had a good start to the new year but unfortunately a few of my close friends and family have not been so lucky, many of them seem to be dogged by misfortune and /or ill-health, there will be several get well cards to share in the next few days

Neil and I have been to our first festival of the year, Winters End in Poole - Dorset

I also managed to sneak some time, a whole afternoon to spend with my lovely friend Pat who has recently moved to Bournemouth, it was like we had not been apart and we were chatting and giggling away, both enjoying the same naughty humour
- as always !

Robbie came with us and we camped in the campervan, in the middle of a forest - in february - yes we are a little bit bonkers

The festival was fantastic, some amazing talent, bands we were familiar with and some new ones too

The three days were an absolute blast and the weather, although cold, behaved itself and kept dry and sunny. Thankfully all the gigs were indoors, so no need for wellies and woolies.

See you tomorrow with another little update and some more crafty bits to share

Love and sunny kisses


Sunday, 25 February 2018

Happy 18th AJ

And today my 'baby' turns 18

18 !!!!!!!!!!

How on earth did that happen, where did those years disappear

How is my baby now 18 and 6ft 6in tall ?????

If you are a parent to a baby or toddler, cherish every single precious second, for in the blink of an eye, that tiny bundle of joy is all grown and you wonder how the hell it happened so fast

Happy birthday darling, love you and proud of the lovely young man you have grown to be

Love and cherished moments


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Robbie's birthday card

 Good evening

I am still working my way through earlier cards

This one was made for Robbie, his birthday was  on the 5th of this month

I can't take credit for this design, it is a variation of a design I have seen by many people over on pinterest. I am not sure who came up with it originally but whoever it was thankyou, its a great idea for a guitar loving guy

Robbie actually owns a special tool for making guitar picks so creating card ones for this creation just required a little secret  'borrowing' of his punch

Simple but effective !

Love and musical mischief