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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Hola.........

Hi everyone just popping in to say Hola from sunny Spain 🌞🌞
Commenting has not been top of my list, we are just relaxing in a totally secluded tropical garden with a pool! 🏊
The temperature is just right with a breeze and no humidity, perfect.

We had a great bank holiday weekend, not only was the weather sunny but Charlie stayed on with us for 4 days and we had a ball! One of the days we went into London and did an open air bus tour and saw all the sights. Charlie was very impressed that we took the bus to the station then the overground and then the underground to Piccadilly Circus, a plethora of transport! I made him a framed collage of all the sights he saw and funnily enough Pudding Lane made a huge impression as he knows about the Great Fire.

I do have a couple more cards to show you now that the special days have passed.

This art Deco card was for my friend using a Tattered Lace set of dies.


A christening card made with Craft Artist and decoupaged


Finally my card for Dominic my eldest son. This month has been very exciting for us, some of you may know that he is a writer and he has just been offered a 2 book deal by Headline publishers! One very proud mum 😍
 We took Charlie back in time for Phoebe's 2nd birthday, where did that time go?


This was her face when she saw her cake 😂






A couple of holiday snaps to finish.

Adiós amigos xx


Sunday, 20 August 2017

More birthdays......

Hi everyone, well August is my worst month for birthdays, I have 8 cards to make and 4 of them are for men!! 😯

We have been busy socialising and been to Portsmouth to see the littlies twice. Also down to Goodwood to watch my son have a driving experience which he loves. The family are joining us for the bank holiday weekend as it's my eldest son's birthday and then Charlie is staying on with us for 4 days, he is beyond excited! 😍 We may need our holiday in September!

Anyway here are a few of the cards that I have been busy with:


Lots of my friends are baby boomers including myself!





A digital page featuring Phoebe's first paddle!


Sorry for my lack of commenting recently, I hope to catch up with you all soon x





Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Big birthday....

Not for me, that's later this year and unfortunately will be the next number up!!!
This was for my friend Caroline who I taught with for 20 years and it's the friends that I miss not the work!! 😂


I used the Sue Wilson frame and the roses are clay from a mould.


Another big birthday this time for a neighbour's little girl, Lily, who was one!

August is my busiest month for birthdays so beware the next post will be picture heavy 😀

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Winner!

Evening all well we're back from Portsmouth, Brixham and Somerset. We were so lucky with amazing weather and it's lovely to catch up with old friends. Think a detox is in order now as we did over indulge!

Whilst we were away I found out that my Christmas card on my last post won the challenge, I am now waiting for my prize to arrive, how exciting 😀.

I have a couple of cards to share, come and see:


This is a card in a box for my goddaughter Abby who got married last month




A box frame for new baby


Flowery box card for a friend's birthday

Enjoy your weekend and I'll just leave you with my latest photo of Phoebe 😀






Monday, 26 June 2017

A couple of challenges...

Hello everyone everyone I hope you all survived the heatwave?!!! I'm enjoying this cooler weather and have been able to craft again as it was oppressive in my craft room.
I've got a Christmas card and an ATC to show you, come and see:


The challenge over at Christmas cards all year long asked for a house or cabin and this is a favourite stamp of mine, Stampendous I think?

There is a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers to create an ATC and the theme is Flowers and here is mine:


A brushos background and an iris stamp from Altenew embossed in white and a few paper pen pearl embellishments.

That's all for now we are off to see the littlies at the weekend and then off to Brixham to stay with friends so I may be MIA for a while.




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Celebrations.......

Hello everyone just popping in this afternoon to show you 3 cards that I've made for 3 different celebrations.
Firstly a birthday card for a special birthday that unfortunately we couldn't go to because we were at a wonderful wedding!


Secondly the wedding card which is a book card and we were blessed with beautiful weather




And last but not least Charlie has a new baby cousin called Dylan


Hoping this weather continues although I'm off to the theatre tomorrow so don't want it humid on the Underground!



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Crafty theme......

Evening all, wow I can't believe it's been a month since I posted!
I've had a couple of commissions and a friend's birthday and the cards have all had a theme, I'm sure you'll cotton on 😂


This was for my friend Mandy who is in to knitting in a big way!



This was a commission for a lady who knits, sees and does tapestry.


This was another commission for an avid crocheter, is that a word?

2 cards for men friends who have reached three score and ten this month!




Charlie and co are arriving for the weekend so fun and games and mayhem are in order!
Enjoy the bank holiday, for once the weather looks good 😎

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Christmas challenge....

Afternoon all, well surprising myself with 2 posts in 2 days! I caught sight of Kylie's Christmas challenge over at HLS and I love making Christmas cards so here is my card:


The criteria is Anything goes with the option of embossing. I used Card-i-o stamps and SU sentiment and silver and white embossing powder.



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Easter mayhem!

Hello everyone I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break?
The family descended on Thursday and in typical fashion my dishwasher died that evening! 😣 There was no way I was going to wash up over the next 4 days so thanks to AO a new machine was delivered next day!
We had Charlie and Phoebe all to ourselves for 24 hours as Keir took Lara away for a spa night in a lovely hotel.
We have beautiful gardens near us which were hosting an Easter trail so we all did that on Saturday and had a picnic as it was a lovely day.
Lara and I had a couple of hours off on Sunday as she took me off to see Beauty and the Beast, great film.
After the littlies had their Easter hunt Charlie organised one for us by hiding our eggs and writing clues all by himself for us to follow 😍
I have been crafting but can't show you much as the birthdays haven't arrived yet. I made a couple of Easter cards come and see:




I made this for the children but my OH couldn't see that it was a rabbit disappearing down a hole!!

3 birthday cards, first one for my favourite nephew and the other 2 for friends




Finally a couple of the littlies 😉



See you soon x



Sunday, 9 April 2017

Ooops......

Hi there on this gorgeous sunny day in London 😎
Note to self if you want to enter a challenge read the rules!!!
I saw this week's challenge over at Less is More and saw the cue word CURVE. Totally missed the one layer criteria! So anyway here  is my card that I can now stamp on to add more interest.


I bought some of the new TH inks at Ally Pally yesterday and had a go at smooshing. I then die cut the piece and left a curved gap which I stamped the sentiment into before attaching it to the card base.

Busy week ahead as Charlie and co are arriving for Easter. I may need to lie in a darkened room when they leave 😂


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Ally Pally....

Hi there just a quick post to see if anyone is going to Ally Pally this weekend for the craft fair?
I just have one card to show you which is a birthday card for my Dil's SiL! Very simple with a distressed background and a MB die.


Hope you are all enjoying this lovely spring weather, I hope it continues over Easter when the family are coming to stay. I'll just share one of our latest photos:


Charlie looking remarkably happy considering that Phoebe had just destroyed his building!




Saturday, 18 March 2017

Wishy washi........

Hello everyone I'm just popping in to show you my card for this week's Less is More challenge which is to use Washi tape.
Now I don't possess any Washi tape so I had to make some with stamping and double sided tape. I used some old freebie stamps from Creative Stamping and a little gold embossing, come and see:


Enjoy your weekend 😁


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Leaves....

Morning everyone, wow it's beautiful here today, very spring like! Hope it is with you too.
I've got my card for this weeks challenge over at Less is More to share with you. It's one layer week and the theme is Leaves, come and see:


I hope this is classed under leaves, it's definitely not a flower!
Not a very good photo but I embossed the image with a coppery powder called Jasper.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Birthday celebrations.....

Hello everyone, well we survived a weekend of celebrations for Charlie's 5th birthday! 🎁🎊🎂
We met Charlie from school on Friday and his reaction was a joy as he didn't know we were coming for the weekend!
We had a family dinner with a fabulous cake for afters which was a great hit with Charlie.

Paw Patrol was the theme and I made a twist and pop card for Charlie:



He was very impressed! 😀

Just a couple of photos of the weekend.
















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