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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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

40th Birthday card

Hi, just a quick posting tonight.  This is a 40th birthday card for a colleague at work.  It is a large A4 size card made in order that all the team could sign it.  It was very easy to make using Kanban card stock, numbers and embellishments.

I have quite a few cards to make for May, including our Anniversary card, my son and daughter in law's 1st wedding anniversary card, plus several family birthdays, so I'd better get moving.

I've come across a lovely blog and thought you might want to take a peek as well.  The link is below:-

http://crafty-lou.blogspot.com/ Home is where my craft room is...

See you all soon. Dee xxx

Monday, 25 April 2011

Clarity Swirl in lemon & lilac and Anniversary flowers cards

Hi again, it's Easter Monday morning, and thought I'd do a quick posting before we're out and about, busy busy....

Eileen this is the card I was talking about...
My first posting is using the large clarity stamp inked in black archival. I layered lilac paper and lemon card onto an 8" square. Inked onto plain white copier paper using my brayer in various colours, cut into 3 strips, layered onto textured yellow card and placed them in a stepping design on the card.  I brusged over the design with pearl perfect pearls powder to give it a slight sheen. The corners are Cuttlebug and punched butterflies using Martha Stewart punch. I added flowers & ribbon to finish. 

My second posting is an anniversary card for my sister & Brother In Law, it's their 14th wedding anniversary today.  Again it's an 8" square card with scalloped borders. I used DCWV 12" paper mat and embellished with various die cuts from my stash.  Nesties hearts, Marianne creatables flowers & swirls, Cuttlebug corners, Martha Stewart punch to create a ribbon down the right hand side and various flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a great Easter, see you soon - Dee xx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Nesties, Marianne creatables and cuttlebug dies in a Monochrome Starburst

Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather, although the gardens could do with some rain now couldn't they.  We have heavy clay soil in this area and it now desperately needs water. I hope everyone enjoyed their day at the Ally Pally, wish I could have been there, but I'm going to try to go in September.

My card today was a simple card created with a combination of dies and a 6" white square card, plus black bazzil card.  A large gem for the centre and some ribbon.  For the inside I used a Nestie and a Bazzil 'On the Edge' down the centre.

I have been trying to spend a little time blog hopping and looking at some of the gorgeous creations that are being designed.  I have come across a few blogs that are really worth a look at, here are a couple of links:-


See you soon,  Dee xxx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Present Boy Peter and 'In The Pink' Shabby chic

A big hello to all crafty mates on this gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon.  It's Grand National Day!!  It's on my list of visits but haven't yet got round to getting their.  My Mother loved horse racing, as my Grandfather was a 'bookie' many many years ago and she grew up learning all the 'jargon' and permutations of placing a bet. She enjoyed a flutter and although she never had big wins she always got her money back and a little bit extra. 

We are having a weekend of gardening and doing jobs around the house, you know the sort that always seem to get put aside for another day.  I've been busy re-arranging my wardrobe from winter to spring/summer, which means loads of washing and ironing.  I've also got to visit my dad and do a few chores for him... busy busy....

Anyway, I've been busy making family cards the past week and thought I'd post a couple whilst I have got 10 minutes.  The first is a 2nd birthday card for my little nephew whose 2 on Monday.  I've used 6" square card, LOTV stamp, coloured in with pro markers, Nesties plain square and loop dies, cuttlebug photo corners, quicKut present dies, Co-Ordination cardstock and gingham ribbon.  I'm very pleased how well it's come out I'm trying to make a few cards that everyone seems to be doing now, what I call very 'busy' cards with lots of detail on, as I think they are gorgeous.

My second offering today is for a friend's birthday also on Monday.  It's an A5 white card covered in Kanban paper and cardstock and die cuts.  I've added ribbon and roses, single gem and message in each corner.  I cut the bottom of thre paper using an EK border punch, which I think is very pretty.  I've covered the inside of the card similar to the front.  I'm in the middle of another 8" square card at the moment which I will post shortly. 

Thanks to everyone for looking in and would apologise for not following the bloggers guidelines when receiving an award, but I just do not have enough time and energy, but what I will do is follow in Eileen G's footsteps and every now and again highlight blogs that are worth a look at.  I've come across Pam's blog and she makes some really lovely cards amongst other things and is worth taking a look at ....

See you all soon.

Dee x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mothers Day - Super

Hi Just a quick posting because I've had such a super Mothers Day.  I was invited out by my son and daughter in law to a local farm for Mothers Day Breakfast/brunch.  They grow all their own produce, sell it in their farm shop and also the most important, we can eat it in their restaurant... Yummy......  It was lovely.

Just a couple of quick thank you and get well cards and a new home card that I made a little while ago now, but thought they deserved a dusting off and a viewing.  Off now to finish off a card I started yesterday for one of my little 'Great' Nephews who is 2 this month.  Back soon, thanks for dropping by today and to Missy for my new award!! Just have't got time to follow it through.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Melting Pot,UTEE, Grand Calibur Nesties and Wine Tasting

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since my last posting, but I've been a bit busy with hubby's birthday amongst other things, along with trying to catch up with loads of family and friends birthday cards.

I went along to the NEC last Thursday and bought a few more crafty 'goodies', that of course I really needed .... What's the use in going if you can't spend any money...

My first posting is the card I made for my husband's birthday.  He is partial to a glass of red wine and thought this theme appropriate for his card.  I used my melting pot for the bottle of wine on the front.  I used a tag and coloured and distressed it before layering the wine bottle on top, finished with ribbons. Grand nesties on the front and inside the card, cut out of wine papers.  Labels nesties inside for the message.  Unfortunately the wine hasn't come out as light as I would have wished, but if you enlarge the photo you get a better impression of the UTEE.  I am in the process of completing another couple of cards and will post these over the next couple of days. 

I've also attached a snapshot of the goodies I bought at the NEC, along with a couple of photos of my craft room where I escape into my own little world. 

BTW sorry Dawn I haven't had chance to pop over to your blog yet will do so as soon as I get a bit more time.   See you all soon.  Dee xxx