A great welcome to everyone who takes a few minutes to visit my blog, and hope you will return. I started off scrapbooking, but making cards soon overtook and I really enjoy seeing the end results. I enjoy blog hopping to see the wonderful creations from other crafters, there really are some talented, friendly people out there.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

NEC Here I Come......

Evening crafty mates.  Just a quick posting as I'm off to the NEC in the morning with a pal of mine to spend more money.... as one does at these craft shows.  Although can't afford much this time round as I have a lot of things to buy for my lounge/dining room when the decorating is finished.  New curtains cost nearly as much as a new car nowadays, good job we don't need to replace them every month!!, but us girls do like to make changes to the decor don't we...
A quick posting tonight a card I made a little while ago for a friend's birthday.  Hope you like it.  Be back soon showing off all..... my new goodies.  Luv & hugs Dee xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another Pan Pastel delight

Hi everyone,

I've been experimenting again with the pan pastels, but this time with a mixture of three stamps, Lavinia and Clarity stamps, plus an Artemio butterfly stamp that I've had ages but not used for a while, even though it's gorgeous.  I love Barbara Gray's swirl stamp, it can be used in so many different ways, and I think the Dandelion is one of my favourite of Tracey's stamps.

I've blended the background with various colours first and then used Archival black ink to stamp the swirl and butterflies on the background, plus the dandelions across the bottom.  Some ribbon and a flower from stash, also a round sentiment.  Quite a simple card to produce for a work colleagues birthday recently, just takes me a long time to decide on the design, longer than making the card actually...  Sometimes my brain switches off after a day at work.  Hope you like it, and I'm so glad Eileen promoted the pan pastels on her blog as they are so easy to use and blend with.  See you soon.  hugs Dee xxx