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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Monday, 30 April 2012

Emma's flower bursts into springtime

Hi everyone,

This is a card I made at the beginning of April for a friend's birthday but I haven't yet posted.  It was made with spring time in mind and the weather had been glorious at the time.  The die is one that my crafty mate Eileen lent me last year, Little Claire - emma's flower, I think it's lovely but unfortunately they no longer produce it now.  I've used the sizzix sun ray embossing folder as the background. MS punch and lemon ribbon to finish.

I would like to enter it into:-

Pan Pastels Spring time Challenge 16.

See you all soon


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Shabby Chic Anniversary card

Hi crafty mates,  Just a quick posting tonight.  This is an anniversary card for my sister & BIL who have been married 15 years tomorrow.  I love the shabby chic look but wasn't too sure which way I was going with this until towards the end.  I must admit it's come out really well and I'm so pleased with the end result.

I've used a combination of dies..... SB, Marianne, Memory Box and Whimsy. The sentiments are LOTV and creative expressions.  The papers are K & Co I've had in my stash ages.  I also used Adirondack Denim ink pad and the words stamp is a wooden stamp I purchased along time ago. Bo Bunny ribbon to finish off.  Thanx for looking.

Hugz Dee xxx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Darts and a Pint....Male Card

Hi everyone,

I was looking through my folder of cards and realised that I hadn't posted this one.  I made it a little while ago for my nephews birthday.
I used die cuts for the beer glass and dart board itself, and made up the cupboard using card stock from stash.  Ribbon, Bakers Twine and a sentiment. An easy card but quite effective.  Hope you all like it.
Be back soon.  Hugz Dee xxx

I 'd like to enter this card in this weeks Pan Pastel Challenge 14 - One For The Boys.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sympathy Card

Hi fellow crafters.

Just a short post today from a very wet and dismal Birmingham on Easter Monday.  I've been having a good old clearout of my craft room and I'm going to put a load of crafty items on my Work 'For Sale' site, then I can buy more crafty goodies.. yippee....

A work colleague's mother passed away on Easter Saturday, and although expected as she was 92, it still doesn't stop the sadness and grieving process does it.  This is a sympathy card which I have kept very simple as I do not think 'fussy' is right for this occasion.  I've used...

A5 Linen Card
Rose flower Rub Ons
SB dies for sentiments (front & Inside of card)
coloured cardstock
Ribbon from stash

Hope you're all having a good Easter and not chobbling too many chocies... as if you would...
See you all soon.  Dee xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Hubby's Birthday Card

A sunny good morning to all from Birmingham.  Well although it's colder today the sun is out, beautiful weather for a walk, a lovely spring day.  Just thought I'd post the card I made for my hubby's birthday. I was quite pleaased with this it came out better than I'd anticipated.  It's an easil card using one of the Whimsy lazy days stamps.  My poor hubby hasn't had time to stop and relax over the past few weeks, between work, decorating and trying to tidy up the garden after winter so I thought this was appropriate for him and he loved it, he even said it's one of the best I've made for him.... I used:-

Whimsy stamps
SB Grand Calibur plain & scalloped circles
SB Stars
Navy & pale blue cardstock
Paper from stash
sun burst edge border die (not sure which make)
blue twine

What do you think?  See you soon.