Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Happy Birthday Chloe

We were invited to a 21st birthday party this past weekend

This is the card I made for the birthday girl

Ohhhh to be 21 again !!!

I used Tilda papers
Some payper box glitter stickers for the name and the numbers
Hanging heart die and 'happy birthday' die are from China

Butterflies were made using a Stampin' Up punch
Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid crafts, with the daisies created using a Woodware punch

Thankyou for inviting us Ally, 
Chloe looked beautiful, 
we hope you all had a great day ( and evening)

Love and special birthdays


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Get well soon Mary

Another card to share from last week

Yes I am still making get well cards

This time this card was crafted for my dear neighbour Mary, who has been under the weather for quite a while now

I found some cute little journalling cards in my scrapbooking stash and thought they would make pretty details on cards too

Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts
Leafy dies are all from China
Sentiment is Stampin' Up

Get well soon Mary, hope the docs get to the bottom of all your mysterious symptoms soon

Love and healing wishes


Monday, 14 May 2018

Happy birthday Margaret

Last weekend my lovely friend Margaret celebrated her birthday

Here is the card I made her

Broke out some old Marianne dies for the tags

The sentiment is a new die from China

Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts

Fancy chipboard oval was from The Works

Hope you had a wonderful weekend Margaret

Love and birthday hugs


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Wedding gift

As mentioned in a previous post, I have recently been commissioned to create a scrapbook album for a wedding gift

My cousin wanted a smething special for his best friend and his wife

Phil sent me some photos, suggested the front half of the book be a documentary of Liam's childhood, the back half being a documentary of Amii's childhood and where they meet in the middle, two blank pages for a couple of wedding photos

The rest was up to me

I loved Phil's idea and the album came together quite easily

Liam's half

The two centre pages, ready for photos of the wedding

And Amii's half

I absolutely loved working on this album, it was refreshing to have a change from cards, I really must start scrapbooking for myself again

I have heard from Phil and the happy couple were delighted with their gift

Love and happy scrapping


Friday, 4 May 2018

Sympathy card

I made this card For Robbie to give to one of his customers

The lady in question has always been lovely to Rob, he takes the time to chat with her and is genuinely interested in what she has to say, and that is reciprocated, so she made him very welcome when he started work

Sadly she recently lost her mum and Rob wanted to let her know he was thinking of her

It was his idea, not mine, so very proud of him 

I hope the card gave her comfort to know someone was thinking of her

Love and kind thoughts


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Ann number 2

Good evening, as promised I am here to share the second Ann's birthday card

I used the same instructions as yesterdays card for the base, but instead of keeping the three layers in stepped increments, I cut diagonally all across the top

Papers are from the Poundshop of all places, dies are from China and flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid crafts

Sentiment and punch used to make the sentiment plate are both Stampin' Up

The butterflies were fussy cut from the patterned paper

I really like this variation of fold and can see me using it time and time again, I might have a go at making it in a larger size

Love and butterflies


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Ann number 1

I had two friends with birthdays in the same month, both called Ann, so I cheated and created variations on the same design

This first one was inspired by a gorgeous card I found on Pinterest 

I followed the Pinterest link and Lyssa gave brilliant instructions to the fold, you can find the instructions HERE if you fancy giving it a go

It was a little awkward to photograph, it unfolds concertina style and folds back up  - flat,  to fit into a standard envelope

I really like the graduated sizes of the three layers, thankyou for the inspiration Lyssa

I will be back tomorrow with a variation on the design that I altered to create a card for Ann number 2

Love and fancy folds