Wow, it was April when I last posted! I have been a little busy since then though so please forgive me. Firstly, our eldest son moved from here to California so we had to help him pack his belongings, ready his house for rental and bid him a tearful farewell. Then we had to go visit him for a few weeks 🙂 . Since then we’ve been away on our GoldWing to Germany, celebrated our Millie’s first birthday and generally been very occupied. I have done some crafting though, just not got around to blogging it until now.

So, like buses, you wait for ages for one to arrive and two come together – here are a whole bunch of cards I’ve been making.

This first one was sent to thank a very dear friend who unfortunately lost her father last year – that’s not what I was thanking her for!!! She gave us a whole bunch of lovely furniture from his house to help finish David’s house and prepare it for his tenants, it saved us a lot of money and a lot of time too.

I used a card with an oval aperture already in place; through the oval is some watercolour paper which I ran through my Grand Calibur (GC) with an embossing folder and then coloured with some red ink; the nested hearts are a favourite of my Spellbinders dies; a couple of sentiments which I had in stock layered with brads on top of the card which I’d stamped around with Tapestry Peg Stamps and finally some yarns because…..well, I’ve got loads and really don’t use them enough!

Close up of the hearts

Close up of the hearts

Random Cards
50th Birthday Card, oriental style

50th Birthday Card, oriental style

I coloured the white ribbon to match

I coloured the white ribbon to match

Cat Medley

New stamp with all these lovely cats

Amy's 18th

My Great-Niece was 18 last month


Cut out and mounted on 3D pads

Close up

Coloured with ProMarkers

Stamp Club

Show ‘n Tell was to use newspaper somewhere on a card. I used the technique shown on StampTV to distress newsprint and made the main layer from that.


Using newspaper somewhere


PaperArtsy stamp looked 'aged'


Spellbinder dies, tags and buckles

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