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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wedding Anniversary Cards

Good morning,

I almost started off with an apology for my lack of blogging recently, but looking at my most recent posts I seem to start them all exactly the same way :( I honestly don't know where the time goes and feel a bit shell shocked that I'm posting during half-term, with the clocks having gone back an hour over the weekend...summer is officially over!

As I haven't made any cards recently I thought I'd share some anniversary cards I made a while ago but haven't had time to blog yet. I can't claim that I came up with the design though...I was inspired by a card I spotted on Debs blog (Especially For You) earlier this year and liked her design so much I 'borrowed' the idea for 40th, 50th & 60th Wedding Anniversary cards.

I really love this design, so thank you Debs for the inspiration.  I really hope you don't mind me 'casing' your original card design and I can't thank you enough for providing some much needed inspiration for these cards!

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Card Stock: Smooth White Card, SU! (Bravo Burgundy), HobbyCraft (Gold Mirri Card)
Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my Craft Stash
Tools: Embossalicious Folders (Florabunda & Floral Frenzy), Nellie Snellen (Hearts & Swans Dies), Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Swiss Dots & Devine Swirls), Sizzix Circular Scalloped Dies
Sentiments: Created on the Computer

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Passion for Promarkers #270...Get Krafty


Good morning you lovely lot,

We've a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme has been chosen by my gorgeous teamie Sue and she wants us to GET KRAFTY and use Kraft card on our creations...you can either colour on Kraft, use it for matting and layering like me, or make your embellies using from it!

We are sponsored by the DigiStamp Boutique and Sally-Ann is offering a £10 gift voucher to the lucky winner.

Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Stamped Image: Woodware Clear Stamps (21st Birthday)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Friends)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Card Candy coloured with Promarkers
Stamped Name: Angelo was stamped with Wooden alphabet Stamps that were coloured with Promarkers

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Passion for Promarkers #268...Favourite Colour Combo


Good morning me lovelies,

It's turned a bit chilly here and there's a definite autumn chill in the air...might need to swap my flip flops for boots...booooooo!

We've a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers today and the theme has been by the gorgeous Natalie...it's all about your FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO and mine is Yellow and Blue!

We are sponsored by Little Claire Designs and they are offering a 'Feed the Birds' stamp set to one lucky winner who will be chosen at random!

Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Flower Border)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (DSB Basics - Sunny)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Tools: Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium), Quickutz Corner Die & Butterfly Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Janda QuirkyGirl' font

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers #266...Autumn Colours


Good morning me lovelies,

Just a quickie from me this morning to tell you about our new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week. The theme has been by my lovely teamie Lotta and we want to see AUTUMN COLOURS on your work!

We are sponsored by Michele R Designs and she is offering a £10.00 voucher for one lucky winner and Polka Doodles are offering 1 digital image to the second winner...both winners will be chosen at random!

Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Bugaboo (Soccor Boy)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (The Last Key and Happy Calm)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers &
Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Chocolate Chip)
Embellishments: Card Candy from my craft stash coloured with Promarkers
Tools: Die-Namics Die (By The Numbers and Fish Tail Flag Stax)
Sentiment: TLC and 'Louie' was created using Wooden Letter Stamps coloured with Promarkers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Flowery Happy Birthday


Good morning,

Hope you're all OK and enjoying the current warm, sunny weather we're having here in the UK...always nice to have a good end to the summer...it will be cold soon enough and we'll all be yearning for spring again!  Hark at me, the voice of doom!

Talking of Spring..I made this card a while ago but forgot to blog it. I used my fav Cheery Lyn Step Card Die and also finally managed to break into one of my LOTV Art Pads that I've had for ages but have never used...slapped wrist for me...so many nice things and just not enough time to play with them!

Pre-Coloured Image: Lily of the Valley Art Pad (Set 3 Wild Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: Carol Ann CD (no longer available for purchase)
Card Stock: SU! (Chocolate Chip)
Embellishments: Card candy, Stickles (Stardust) and pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs (Step Card #1 Die), Memory Box Dies (Frangia Bouquet and spring border), X-Cut Flower Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Calamity Jane font

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers #264...Four Legged Friends


Good morning you lovely lot,

Life seems to be conspiring against me with blogging and crafting at the moment and despite my promises a couple of weeks ago, I'm no nearer becoming a more regular blogger than I am a millionare!

This is the first card I have made in weeks and its for this weeks new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. The theme has been by my lovely teamie Lorraine and its all about FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS

We are sponsored by Letraset this week and they are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a set of Aqua markers (pack o 12).

Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning the above prize, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Jelly Park (Bear with Star)
Digital Design Papers: Found in my scraps drawer
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls & button from my craft stash
Tools: Sizzix Star Dies
Sentiment: TLC

Friday, 22 August 2014

Sweet Little Gothic Girl


Hey-de-ho me lovelies,

Apologies for being so hit and miss with my blog recently...we seem to have had an endless stream of house guests staying with us (it's been a fab summer though, so not moaning) and what with fitting in work around the school holidays means there hasn't been much time for anything else. I do hope to remedy that soon though and get back into blogging on regular days!

Anyhoo, I'm sharing a card today that I made for Sophie's friend Liv, who turned 14 at the end of June and although it's a very clean and simple design, for once I feel that less is definitely more. I'm so pleased with the way the colours work on this card and the little goth girl is absolutely adorable.

I merged 2 digital images together for this card.  The little goth girl is a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter and the fence in the background is a pre-coloured image from Pink Gem Designs.  I have to say, that one of the things I absolutely love about working with digital images, is that they're so versatile and adaptable.

Digital Images: The Paper Shelter (Gothic Girl), Pink Gem Designs (Heart Fence) and Delicious Scraps (Doodled Borders Vol.2)
Card Stock: SU! (Real Red)
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Happy Birthday Ticket - cropped)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers #260...Milestone Birthdays


Afternoon lovely bloggers,

Quickie post from me as I completely forgot to post my Passion for Promarkers card this morning and I need to get it on my blog PDQ!

This weeks challenge is MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS and the theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie Jane. We're looking for birthday creations with milestone numbers...i.e. 1st, 18th, 21st, 30th etc.

Don’t forget...to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.

We are lucky to have 2 generous sponsors this week...

First is Letraset who are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Flex Markers and

Second is A Day for Daisies who are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift card to spend in their online store.

Digital Image: Liliboo at Cuddly Buddly (Pretty Pots)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Summer Breeze)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Brocade Blue)
Embellishments: Flowers, Gems and Ribbon and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch & Frond Punch, X-Cut Flower Punch
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Papyrus' font

Saturday, 9 August 2014

DigitalStamp Boutique...Weightlifter Alf & a Sad Goodbye


Good afternoon you lovely lot, welcome to the weekend!

It's very blustery here today but thankfully still sunny. Fingers crossed it remains calm when the tail end of Hurricane Bertha reaches us tomorrow and good luck to those of you who may live in flood warning areas...stay safe!

I'm feeling a bit sad today. After 7 years of being on the DigiStamp Boutique design team, I've made the tough decision to leave and have chosen scrummy Weightlifter Alf for my last card!

I've absolutely loved having the chance to play with so many of Sally-Ann's gorgeously cute images and I also want to take this opportunity to thank Sally-Ann for having enough confidence in my work to invite me on the team and for giving me the opportunity to work with some really fantastic team members over the years.

I've had an absolute blast but as they say...all good things have to come to end...wishing Sally-Ann and the team, all the best for the future.

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Weightlifter Alf)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Don't Blink)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Buttons from my craft stash
Tools: Sizzix Star Dies
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Happy Birthday Ryan' font

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

60th Birthday Card (#1)


Morning you lovely lot, it's beautifully sunny here today and we are off out shortly to Southend-on-Sea for the day. I think Sophie and her friend Darcie will be spending most of the day in Adventure Island whilst I sit down and relax with a book and a coffee (or two).

I've really not been in the mood for crafting recently so I thought I'd share this card I made a while a go but just haven't got round to posting yet. One of my work buddies asked me for a 60th Birthday card and I thought I'd take the plunge and dive into a LOTV Art Pad that I bought yonks ago but hadn't used. I love the colours on these flowers and kept the rest of the card fairly CAS as I think the flowers are incredibly pretty!

Pre-coloured Image: Lili of The Valley (Art Pad 3 - Wild Flowers)
Card Stock: SU! (Rose Red)
Embellishments: Polka Dot Ribbon from my craft stash
Tools: Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda), Wooden Number Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment: Printed on the computer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers # 258...Weddings!


Good morning you lovely lot!

Have ya' missed me?
Nah, I thought not lol!

I've had a bit of a break from blogging over the last couple of weeks whilst my son's girlfriend came over and visited from the States.  We had a fantastic time whilst she was here and the house seems so empty now she has gone home. 

She stayed with us for 10 days and we arranged lots of day trips out two of which were to London...if I remember, I'll upload some piccy's in a few days when I've taken them off the camera!

Anyhoo, we've got a new challenge today over at Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme has been chosen by......meeeeeeee!

Seeing as its summer and lots of people choose to get married in the summer, I've gone for a theme of WEDDINGS.

We are sponsored by Polkadoodles and Angel Crafts and PD very kindly offered the design team some images to play with. I chose this adorable little bride & groom...they're too cute!

Don't forget...to be in with a chance of winning prizes from the above sponsors, you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset markers (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: Polkadoodles (Bride & Groom)
Digital Design Papers: DigiStamp Boutique (Ditsy Rose Papers)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, Doily, Pearls and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Memory Box (Riviera Corner)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers #256...Christmas in July


Good morning, hope you're all OK...whilst you're reading this I hope to be speeding my way around the M25 on my way to Heathrow airport to collect James' girlfriend Kelly. She is coming over from America and will be staying with us for the next 10 days! Alternatively I may parked on the M25 and nowhere near Heathrow!

Anyhoo, todays card is for this weeks new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.

My gorgeous teamie Lorraine has chosen the theme which is...

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! 

I'm not going to deny that I always struggle making christmas cards in December, let alone July! On a positive note though it's one for the box and one less to make in December!

We're sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique and to be in with a chance of winning a £10 gift voucher you have to follow the challenge them and ensure you use Letraset marker (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Snowy Fun Set and Christmas text)
Digital Design Papers: Shabby Princess (Holiday 2006)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Bravo Burgundy)
Embellishments: Pearls, Twine & Stickles (Star Dust) from my craft stash
Tools: Dovecraft snowflake punch

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wedding Card & Favours


Afternoon all,

I'm sharing a wedding card today that I recently made for one of my work colleagues...she got married on the 31st May but I've been real slow in posting the card on my blog.

I also made the wedding favours for Charlene and Danny and I've shown some piccy's below. I love that the colour theme of their wedding was Navy and White...such a beautiful, elegant combination of colours! The favours are based on the snowman soup I made at Christmas but with sweeties instead of hot chocolate...marshmallows, lovehearts and millions...yum yum!




Card Recipe
Digital Image: TiddlyInks (You & Me Baby)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (So Beachy)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Elegant Eggplant)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems, Pearls and Stickles (Star Dust)
Tools: Memory Box Die (Pastry Labels)
Sentiments: Created on the computer using 'Calamity Jane' font

Saturday, 5 July 2014

DigiStamp Boutique...Lulabelle


Good morning everyone,

Hope you've all had a brilliant week...we have been basking in sunshine here the last couple of days but it seems rain may be forecast for today.

I also just wanted to wish my American friends and visitors a very happy 4th July weekend and I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating yesterday!

The Tour de France starts today...in Yorkshire!!! Woohoo absolutely fantastic and I'll be watching it on the TV in a couple of hours! Good luck to Froomey and Cav!

I was asked to make a baby shower card and I instantly knew I would use Lulabelle from the DigiStamp Boutique. She's gorgeously girly and a very yummy mummy-to-be. She's been coloured with Promarkers and I've used these pretty papers from Nitwit Collections.

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Lulabelle)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Oh The Possibilities)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Lavender Lace)
Embellishments: Ribbon, button & Stickles from my Craft Stash
Tools: Spellbinders Tags Trio Die
Sentiments: Created on the computer using 'Little Miss Priss' Font

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Passion for Promarkers #254...Things with Wings


Good morning everyone...

 I'm here with my Passion for Promarkers card and this weeks theme has been chosen by Andie. It's a pretty cool challenge and we want to see THINGS WITH WINGS

My teamies have provided some fab inspiration with so many different ideas...there are birds, aeroplanes and fairies and I'm pretty sure we'll see some more fab ideas from those who enter the challenge!

We're sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and to be in with a chance of winning a 7 digital images you have to follow the challenge theme and ensure you use Letraset marker (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: CC Designs (Heidi Among The Flowers)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Designs (Spring Digital Papers and Shades of Play)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls and Gems from my craft stash
Tools: Butterfly Punch, Circle Punch
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly Rubber Stamp coloured with Cardinal Red Promarker prior to stamping

Saturday, 28 June 2014

DigiStamp Boutique...Birthday Candles


Happy sunny Saturday me lovelies, although I don't know if the sun will stay all day, as the weather forecast is for heavy showers! Typical when we're supposed to be going to a BBQ this evening!

Anyhoo here's a card I've made for Sophie's friend Olivia, its her 14th birthday today and I used this fab Birthday Candles image from the DigiStamp Boutique. So easy to colour and I've kept the design fairly clean and simple.

Click on this link to check out all the recent new releases from the DigiStamp Boutique

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Birthday Candles)
Digital Design Papers: Shery K Designs (Tea Party)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Twine and Button from my craft stash

Saturday, 21 June 2014

DigiStamp Boutique...Blooming Lovely


Happy Saturday my lovelies...the sun is shining and I think today will be a good day for lounging in the garden in the hammock, reading my book.

If you're interested in what I'm currently reading it's a totally inspirational book written by ex 3-Day eventer Claire Lomas and its called 'Finding My Feet' This lady is absolutely amazing and you may remember her from when she became the first person to complete the London Marathon in 2012 wearing a bionic suit.

Sooooo, onto today's make.  I'm sharing a card I've made using one of these gorgeous Blooming Lovely images from the DigiStamp Boutique they're perfect for the occasion which was for a 60th birthday card and I couldn't resist using lilac and pink on this card...such a pretty combination of colours and perfectly girly.

Digital Image & Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique (Blooming Lovely Set)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Lavender Lace & Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Ribbon Slider, Flowers and Stickles (Stardust) from my craft stash
Tools: Hougie board, Embossilicious Folder (Florabunda), Die-namics Die (Simply Scallops Medium)
Sentiment: Number 60 created on the computer using Harrington font

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Passion for Promarkers #252...Blue & Yellow


Afternoon me lovelies, hope you're all OK and that you've had a good start to the week!

Quickie post from me as I should have posted this morning with my card for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge so here goes...

...my lovely teamie Sue has chosen a fab colour them for this weeks challenge and the colours are BLUE & YELLOW. You can of course use skin colours/hair but the main colours on your work must be Yellow & Blue!

We're sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique and to be in with a chance of winning a £10 gift certificate you have to follow the challenge them and ensure you use Letraset marker (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Lucas & Spaceship)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Contagious Cheer)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Brilliant blue)
Embellishments: Buttons from my craft stash
Tools: Circular Nestabilities, Die-namics Die (Photo Corners), Sizzix Framelets Dies (Stars)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using 'Sandwich Paper' font

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Celebration Card


Good morning me lovelies, hope you've all had a good week and managed to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather if you're here in the UK. It has cooled down considerably today though so at least I can crack on and get a few things done.

I made this card for my niece who has just finished her exams for a 3 year marketing degree at Lancaster University. We're so very proud of her and I wanted to make her a little card to help her celebrate the summer break before her graduation in July.

I've used this gorgeous silhouette image from the DigiStamp Boutique and used it as a background on the card.  I just arranged the duplicated images in Publisher on an A6 sized template until I was happy with the pattern and then printed directly onto my card stock.

The DigiStamp Boutique are currently offering 40% off all Christmas images at the moment and the you can find them here in the boutique.

Update on my blog signature...
Thank you to everyone who left advice...it appears to have sorted itself out now...panic over...and breath!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Black Florals 3)
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon, ribbon slider and pearls from my craft stash
Tools: MS Punch (Monarch Butterfly), Die-namics Die (Bracket Edge Duo)
Sentiment: TLC (old freebie)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

It's Your Birthday Pig Out!


Good morning everyone,

The card I'm sharing today was James' and Sophie's birthday card to hubby, however I've only just got round to uploading it to my blog. I couldn't resist this fab 'Pig Out' image designed by From the Heart Stamps, its such a comical image and the sentiment was perfect!

I have a little question to ask about my blog signature.  Does anyone know where I can purchase a new customised signature? The one below was designed by Raindrop Echo Designs and I don't know if its a problem with her host website or what but the signature shows up in IE and Google Chrome but not Firefox. I need a new one pronto as the white box is driving me nuts! My OCD is telling me to just get a new one! Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Digital Image & Sentiment: From The Heart Stamps (Hamlet PigWit Pig Out)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Friends)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Tangerine Tango)
Embellishments: Button from my Craft Stash
Tools: Die-namics (Fishtail Flags Stax) and Cricut to cut DAD lettering

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Proud of You


Good morning my lovelies, welcome to a very wet, raininy and thundery Saturday! Spare a thought for my hubby and daughter who have gone to the Colonel's review of the Trooping of the Colour in London...I have a feeling they are going to get very wet!

I was recently asked to make a 'So Proud of You' card for a couple who are both doiung really in their respective work careers. After much umming and aaahing about which image to use I finally decided on these rather cute little love owls from the DigiStamp Boutique. I kept the design fairly simple and the heart papers from Bella Gypsy are so lush!

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Love Owls)
Digital Design Papers: Bella Gypsy (Fell For you)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pearls from my craft stash
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Lacey Circles),
Poppy Stamps Die (Simple Banner)
Sentiment: Created on the computer using Cinnamon Cake font

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Passion for Promarkers #250...Mythical Creatures


Good morning everyone, hope you've all had a good start to the week...we had a rather wonderful weekend and I'm counting down the work days until the next one....big sigh!

The lovely Nat has chosen this weeks theme over at Passion for Promarkers and she's chosen Mythical Creatures. I've always thought mermaids are quite mythical and I couldn't resist using this uber cute little mermie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps...she's too cute!

We're sponsored by A Day for Daisies and to be in with a chance of winning a $12 gift card you have to follow the challenge them and ensure you use Letraset marker (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) somewhere on your work!

I'm entering my card in in the current challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps #86...Anything Goes (ends 4/6/14)

Digital Image: Little Miss Muffet Stamps (Swings n' Slides Mermaid)
Digital Design Papers: Pixeled Paper Designs (Nautical Papers)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake)
Embellishments: Pearls and Star Dust Stickles from my craft stash
Tools: Joy Crafts Die (Labels n tags)

Saturday, 31 May 2014

On Your Way to Pastures New


Morning lovely peeps, hope you've all had a good week and that you've lots planned this weekend. I hope to do a spot of crafting but that will largely depend on whether the sun comes out to play or not...if it does, I'll be found outside in the garden!

I also just quickly wanted to thank all my regular visitors for the lovely comments you continue to leave on my cards...I don't say thank you enough, but just wanted you all to know that I always look forward to your words of encouragement and appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to visit me!

PS: Welcome to my recent new followers too...so happy you chose to follow my little old blog!

My SIL asked me to make a retirement card for her friend but she didn't want the word retirement on it. After a great deal of thought, we opted for a 'Pastures New' theme. The lady in question wants to spend more time out in her garden and I thought Gardening Betty from the DigiStamp Boutique would be perfect. I've teamed her with these gorgeous flowery papers from Nitwit Collections and she has been coloured with Promarkers.

Digital Image: DigiStamp Boutique (Gardening Betty)
Digital Design Papers: Nitwit Collections (Just Ducky)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Card Stock: SU! (Lavender Lace)
Embellishments: Ribbons, Buttons and Pearls from my Craft Stash
Tools: X-Cut Flower Punch
Sentiment: Created on the Computer using 'Happy Birthday Ryan' Font