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Monday, 3 January 2011

2011 - Another Crafting Year Begins

A Very Happy New Year to Everyone, especially new followers of my blog.

I hope you all enjoyed New Year's Eve as much as we did.  We met up again with my son, daughter In Law, and her family, plus my  sister and brother in law, we had a terrific evening.  We spent it at an Indian restaurant, with fireworks at Midnight to see in the new year and drinks and disco afterwards.  You can see the photos on facebook (taken by my Daughter in law's sister), if you can bear to look !!

Well, my posting today is a card that I made for a friends birthday.  It is a quick and easy card using kanban die cuts, and I've added a bit of bling with ribbon, a flower and some small gem stones.  Although it's not clear on the photo, I've highlighted the shoes and handbag with some ice stickles.  You may eventually realise that I love pink, ribbon and gems so seem to include them in quite a few of my designs.

I've also attached a wedding card I made for my son's wedding in May 2010.  I was very pleased how well it turned out, and they too thought it was lovely.  It was a large white card with cream and silver accessories. I also love using gemstones and pearls, especially swirls.  I cut the hearts out using my slice machine, and added a couple of borders using pearl embossed paper, matted onto card. I cheated slightly as I bought the shoes and waistcoat already die cut.  I typed the message on my computer and mat and layered it onto the card.  They were married in Positano on the toe of Italy and it was very romantic.

I'm so proud to annouce I am going to be a grandmother in June this year !! Yippee.... I'm really looking forward to it.

That's all fo now, see you soon.



  1. Beautiful cards I especially love the wedding one. Mary x

  2. Congratulations ..... what lovely news.
    Lovely cards as well... love them both but agree with Mary the wedding card is gorgeous! x

  3. Such nice news, Dee, and lovely cards to boot! (tee hee!) love Shaz in Oz.x PS posted your blog on mine in side bar. :)

  4. Hiya Dee,just came over for a peek at your blog,thanks for coming to see me on mine! Congrats on your happy news.
    Im loving your cards,the girly one and Wedding is very elegent,and i got all excited when i saw a Clarity card! Barbara is on tv tomorrow incase you didnt know. xx