29 Jun 2008

Birthday Treats!

It was my birthday yesterday & I got some unexpected treats & gifts! First I got a Crop O Dile Big Bite, then a set of the Laura Ashley Traditional Wooden Mounted Stamps and my Best Friend bought me a DCWV Rock star Scrapbook Album!! Craft related goodies are always oh so welcome! I was really chuffed. I had a great day messing with the crop o dile & stamps. Then me and my partner we out for dinner at a out of the way place on the moors above were I live. The steak was great & so was the pheasant! I got various other gifts & some beautiful handcrafted cards from my family & Friends, I think they have to try a bit harder on the card front now I send them all handcrafted cards!

I did get to make a couple more Turquoise cards made though, I love the colour with brown at the moment. I used K & Co paper for this one then Embossed the Bronze Flourish. The ribbon was the inspiration I love the colour & the little KanBan gems, and Cinnamon Stickles.

This one I used a Die Cut pice from the DCWV Once Upon A Time Series. And made a background using versamark resist embossing technique with a script stamp I got from Dimension Fourth. Even though is looks a little dark on the background it looks really good & I'm pleased how it turned out.

This last one I love! Another DCWV die cut piece from the pack & lovely ribbon I had, Stickles are great for jazzing stuff up I love em!

Well thanks for looking and sorry but I have to go & do Sunday visiting, then the obligatory Sunday roast! Well y'know us English we love our Sunday roast is almost religion! Have a good sunday folks & hope to show you something made using a my new stuff very soon!

Bright Blessings!

25 Jun 2008

Naughty Mr Binks!!!

I don't know......... cats! Why do they think you will get as much pleasure from a small terrified furry animal as they do! Last night as he flew through the door he dropped a little field mouse on the floor & proceeded to bat thus creature about with great excitement! Poor thing! I shouted for help from my other half & he then tried to catch it! Laugh!!! The poor thing tried to run up the chimney in the fire place, then darted around the back of the fire & finally it run out the front door! All this was going on while Mr Bink's was safely tucked away wining in the kitchen. I dunno that's the 3rd time in a week he's done this! Maybe he's trying to show his love for us!!!

Managed to get a bit on crafting in last night! Turquoise was on my mind so I came up with this card using some papers I have had a while & used Hot Off The Press Stamps that came in a kit I bought off QVC a few weeks ago.

When I got the kit it also came with some papers & little envelopes and sheets of tags & sentiment sheets and great ideas book. The colours a beautiful very muted and lovely stripey patterns as well as shabby chic type papers I love it! The ideas book is great too, especially as it gives you step by step info on how to create the cards, here are a couple I made using the kit & using the ideas book.

Well todays shopping day & going to town day! As much as I would rather be here sat in my craft room doing what i love doing I must drag myself out! And its raining!!! Bah!!!! C u soon! Thanks for looks! ........oh just a quck one! I am having trouble taking photos of my cards, never sem to get enough light on them? if anyone can help & let me know how to take better ones let me know please I would be greatful! Bye for now!

22 Jun 2008


Hello! This is my very first craft type posting. I have been inspired by many many card & craft blogs to come up with something myself. I hope you check back some time & see how I am doing. Here's something I made recently hope you like it!

I Love making cards for my friend's & family. I helps me get my creativity out! keeps me sane & happy. I am one of the paper stroking brigade! I must start to use some of my faves & not keep them just to look at!!!! I hope to become a good blogger & maybe meet some other card creators too! Thanks for looking & Hope to get more done as soon as I figure out how it all works on here!

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