Saturday, 6 December 2014

A very good and fruitful week

Hope everyones Christmas plans are coming together nicely. I finally got around to sorting most of the presents this week after a trip into Birmingham with my daughter.We had a lovely day out even though both of us were feeling a bit under the weather. I still have a number of Christmas cards to get done but I'm hoping to get them finished this weekend.
I have had a pretty good week all in all actually. Last Saturday went to the Free Radio Live gig at the LG arena and saw Ollie Murs, Ed Sheeran and many more. Then the trip to Birmingham and a night out with my best friends last night. To round it off I am going to a Christmas concert this evening to see my daughter in law playing violin in the orchestra.
Right then enough of my hectic social life lol!
Here are a couple of cards I made last month and a canvas I decorated just for fun
This first card I made for our nephew using Clarity Hot air balloon stamp and clouds stencil
 This second one I made for my B.I.L.'s 80th birthday
 The clock and buttons were cut using spellbinders die and everything else came from my stash.
 I painted the stencil with acrylic paint, over stamped with texture stamps and edged it with some brass embossing powder
The large flower was created using a rubber stamp and the smaller ones are from the Craftwork Cards Vogue collection.The butterfly was diecut using a spellbinders die as were the flourishes and corners.

Well that's about it from me today except to say I am feeling rather relieved now this morning as I managed to book 1D tickets for Jessica. I hate booking tickets as it is so stressful!!
Have a good weekend
Pat xx

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Gorjuss Girl

Haven't been able to find much time for blogging lately but I have managed to make a few cards and will share some with you today.
This first card I made for my gorgeous granddaughter Jessica who is 15 years old today and aptly I used a Gorjuss Girl stamp. Jessica loves the GG's and so was thrilled with the card.
It is a pop up box mounted onto a card.
This next card I made for my daughter's birthday which was back in October. I coloured the card for the panels with Distress inks and stamped the images with perfect medium and white embossing powder. For the circles I dipped a bottle and pen lid into the perfect medium and used to stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.
My daughter celebrates her wedding anniversary two days before her birthday and this is the flower box card I made for her and her husband. I used various flower stamps and die cut flourishes. The paper is Laura Ashley.
Until the next time
Thank you for visiting
Pat xxx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lazy rainy day

Well as it's such a miserable morning here in the West Midlands I decided to do a bit of housekeeping on the old computer. Well the TV licence had to be paid and of course then I got sidetracked looking at crafty stuff, as you do!!
So while I'm about thought I would share a card I made for my dear friend Ann last month. Somehow I forgot to share it at the time but better late than never. Ann did receive it on time though.
I know it's a box but it does fold flat to become a "card".
I love making these cards and they are far easier to make than they look but so pretty. If you look back I think I posted some simple instructions on an earlier post. Funnily enough it was a miserable day weather wise that day too he he!
I based the colour combination around some beautiful paper I came across in my stash and I think it worked well. The large flower is a stamp, coloured with copics, I picked up reduced a while ago and the pink ones are cut using a Sue Wilson die. The butterfly is a spellbinder.
Well it's looking like a day crafting if the rain doesn't stop but that's no hardship. Hopefully if will improve tomorrow so that we can attend the Cheese & Pickle Festival at Coughton Court in Warwickshire.
Until the next time
Pat xx