Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Flower Stall

Hi everyone. Hope this post finds you all okay today.

 I was going to show you Stuart's Birthday card today but my back went into spasm and I haven't been able to photograph it so I've got a card that didn't get posted last year. I hope you like it.

A close up of the stall....

and inside....

I liked this card so much that I made another to sell and put this one in a white box frame. It now sits on the shelf of my dresser.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Anna Marie Designs 'Blissful Peach', 'Blissful Pink' & 'Blissful Cotton ' paper pads.
Maja Designs 'Vintage Spring Basics' (flowers).
Marianne Design 'Rustic Wood' (for flower tubs).
Tattered Lace 'Shades Green Card'.
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection 'Vintage Photo' (wheel & canopy posts).
Spellbinders 'Triple Floral Frames'.
Creative Expressions 'Herald Square' (to remove centre of the frame), Delicate Garden Frame' (flowers only).
Tonic 'With Love' (oval)
Tattered Lace Essentials 'Pin Dot Squares' (flowers for sale sign)
Joy Crafts 'Grass'.
Magnolia Doohickeys Box Magazine 'Volume 10' (flower stand, labels & vases)
Memory Box 'Garden Tools' (wooden tubs).
Medium- Copics 'Ciao' (vases).
Ink- Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Sign- computer generated.
Other Stuff-
Tim Holtz 'Long Fasteners' for wheel and sign. Stickles in 'Stardust'. 'Vellum' for vases from Chloe Creative Cards.
'Twine' for sign from stash.

Long list of craft things there!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Stuart's cousin in MacKay who Stuart has not since she and her family moved to Australia when she was about 7yrs old. It's great that they are getting to meet her and her family. 

That's all from me today. Hopefully my back will improve and I'll get to finally show you Stuart's card.

Happy crafting my friends!

Debra x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bunny Wobbles Easter cards

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a really Happy Easter and didn't indulge too much on those Easter eggs.

Today's card is using the Stamping Bella stamp 'Bunny Wobbles'. I only had two Easter cards to make but my eyes have been playing up again so my colouring is a bit off. I wasn't sure how to do my sky or grass so there are two versions of the card. Which do you prefer? This one with dotty grass and more prominent clouds.....

or this with spiky grass and a swirly sky?

or a mix of the two? I'm not sure which I prefer.

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Stamping Bella 'Bunny Wobbles'.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Papers- Lotv 'Bonnets and Bowties' now retired.
Cardstock- BoBunny 12" Passion Fruit Double Dot'.
Die- Joy Crafts 'Grass'.

Can you believe it, I forgot to add some glitter to them :-O! I normally add glitter to everything so I don't know what I was thinking apart from the fact that I was still making them on Easter Friday, talk about last minute. I was also making a card for Stuart's Birthday on the Saturday so I was rather busy and battling my double vision. I'll show you Stuart's card next week.

The intrepid travellers are now in a place called Noosa which looks gorgeous from the photos. A friend of theirs who was there only a few weeks ago recommended it so they added to their itinerary. Their friend is doing the same journey but in the opposite direction to Chris and Lexi.

Anyway more from me next week. Keep well and happy.

Debra x


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Seaside card

Hi everyone. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your crafting.

Today's card didn't turn out quite how I wanted to due to a miscalculation in placement of the stamps but I think it looks okay. See what you think.

There wasn't supposed to be the gap in the middle, Oops! 

The close up is to show the glittery sand and shiny windows on the lighthouse. 

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Lawn Fawn 'Life is Good'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Paper- doodlebug design Inc. 'Kraft in Color'.
Enamel Dots- Your Next Stamp 'Cosmic Crush Gumdrops'.
Other Stuff- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in 'Crystal Clear' (on sand).
Glossy Accents (on windows of the lighthouse).

Chris and Lexi have now reached Australia. They've been to Melbourne and are now in Sydney. Chris took two pairs of shoes with him of which the first and new pair fell apart on the second day of the trip. The other pair which he's had to wear continually are now on their last legs so they went to get him some more. Well being as tall as he is he has feet to match and is a UK size 15. In Australia he needs a size 17. The first shoe shop he went into laughed when he asked for his size and wished him good luck in finding some :D. Anyway there's a company called High and Mighty in the UK and luckily they found a branch in Sydney so he's now the owner of some new, but expensive, shoes.

A rather simple card today for me. I do love Lawn Fawn stamps and dies as they're so cute. Well I better go now as I've Stuart's Birthday card and a  couple of Easter cards to make with not a lot of time to make them!

See you all again next week.

Debra x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Mother's Day card

Hi everyone. It's Wednesday so I'm back with a card. I'm trying to stick to the same day to post to get back in the swing of things again.

I really like the cards that Elly from Elly's Card Corner makes so I decided to CASE a card from her homepage for my mother-in-law's Mother's Day card. I just loved the big flower with the ivy so using different dies I made the same flower focal point but turned mine into an easel card. I hope you like my take on it.

and inside...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- made using Go Kreate die.
Go Kreate Large Frame 'Frilly #1'.
Creative Expressions 'Delicate Daisies (complete petals)' , 'Trailing Ivy', 'Delicate Fronds' and 'Trellis Edgar'.
Spellbinders ' Triple Floral Frames'.
Tonic 'Oval Layering dies'.
Tattered Lace 'Starlight Square (butterflies)'.
Maja Designs 'Enjoying Outdoors (green)' & Summer Time (pink)'. 
Memento 'Bamboo Leaves'.
Distress Inks 'Victorian Velvet (on flowers)', 'Bundled Sage (on Ivy)' and 'Walnut Stain'.
Pearls- MeiFlower on flowers.
Anita's on butterflies.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.

No glitter in sight on this card :D!

Chris and Lexi have now reached Melbourne, Australia, now where it's much cooler much to Chris' relief. It's a good job really as the hostel they're been staying in has one shower working for 30 men! Luckily they're only there a few days.

As I'm now running out of cards to post I'd better make some more although I've been sorting out my Cross Stitch stuff to sell it as I can't feel the needle to sew anymore :( but it will give me more space to add my extra card making goodies :).

So if anyone does cross stitch give me a shout if you want to know what I'm selling.

Happy Crafting,

Debra x