Monday 22 October 2018

Birthday card for Janice

My lovely friend at work - Janice, recently celebrated her birthday, and this is the card I made for her

I used some new papers ( real bargains from The Works) and some older dies

The little hanging sign is part of a very old Marianne set, you can use it with a lantern to make a lamp post or you can do as I have done and turn it on it's side for a completely different look

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and most of the flowers are Prima

I will be back soon with possibly a Christmas card !


Sunday 21 October 2018


I am finally up to date with my blogging. Everything else has gone to pot, but, at least I have caught up with sharing the cards I have made in the last few months

This card was a commission.
My neighbour asked me to make a thankyou card for a couple of the nursing staff who have been looking after her.

The weather has certainly started to change now and I was inspired by the colours outside the window

The card was for both male and female staff, so although I added lots of flowers, I did stick to strong colours and the burlap ribbon added some texture

I will be back tomorrow with a birthday card

Saturday 20 October 2018

60th birthday, 2nd card

As promised yesterday, here is the second card I made for my lovely friend Sue

This one was made for the girls at work to sign

There are three panels as you unfold this card, so plenty of space for all the girls to sign

We had a wonderful day out, afternoon tea at the local garden centre and delicious it was too.

Many thanks to Sue's husband Paul and the ever lovely Jenny for helping to make the special day happen, it was all a surprise to Sue so it did take some planning !


Friday 19 October 2018

60th birthday

This card was made for my good friend Sue, who recently reached a milestone birthday

The verse sits neatly on the return of the front of the card

I made Sue a second card, for everyone we both work with to sign, I will be back tomorrow with that card

Thursday 18 October 2018

Get well soon

Another couple of get well soon cards made this summer

One was for my Auntie Maggie and the other for my neighbour Mary, who were both diagnosed with the exact same illness at the exact same time

Similar in style and colours, both were made with the same range of papers and toppers

Almost there with the catching up, just a couple more cards to share and then I must crack on with Christmas !

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Anniversary wishes

Going all the way back to May for this little catch up

This is the anniversary card I made for Neil

Lots of hearts and flowers. Neil is one man I can make a 'pretty' card for, just another reason why I love him so much !

Love always


Tuesday 16 October 2018


Masculine cards are always a challenge ( do I hear a collective sigh of agreement ? )

If in doubt, I try and find a hobby/interest/theme pertinent to the person I am making the card for - not everyone appreciates an abundance of flowers and frills

This card was for my daughter's boyfriend Ben, who is into all manner of interesting topics, this year I decided to opt for Spiderman and used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder for the textured background

The sentiment is a Stampin' Up one

Simple but effective I think