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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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Soccer Crazy Pensioner

A warm sunny saturday afternoon welcome to you all.  Todays post is a card I made for my dad's 88th birthday in June.  He loves football, especially now that I've had Sky installed for him.  He is getting more housebound now and this is a little bit of pleasure for him.  I thought this card really appropriate as he has got a good sense of humour and we are joking with him about the amount of matches he watches all Uk and foreign football... he's totally hooked...  lol....   I've attached a photo of my dad in his medals taken at one of the veteran memorial services, he looks so proud when he wears them...

btw: thanks so much to my recent new followers, your support is much appreciated and very welcome.

Hugz Dee xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Nephews birthday card and Invite card

A warm welcome to everyone.  Well this evening is finishing quite nice and bright in south birmingham, it's been nice and warm today when the sun has been out with just a sprinkling of showers.  Makes you feel so much better doesn't it with a little sun on your back.  I haven't been playing in my craft room much since we've returned from Cornwall, mainly due tiredness and housework, I can't seem to muster enough mental energy after work in the evening just lately.  We are really busy at work as we have a new hospital site opening shortly and it's manic trying to get all the paperwork completed for the recruitment of staff.

Anyhow just a couple of quick posts tonight - 2 cards I made over the past few weeks.  The birthday card was for one of my little nephews (I actually call them my little nephews because I am their great aunt - make us sound old doesn't it?).  The invitation card is one of several I made on the request of my dad as he was inviting us 'older' members of the family out for his 88th birthday lunch.  It was a lovely meal at the Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge, we've been their before and I have to say they do put on a lovely sunday lunch.

Hope you like them, toodlehoo for now....


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Indigo Blu

Hi crafty mates,

Just another quick post tonight, this card was made a few weeks ago for one of my niece's birthday.  I bought this stamp a while ago but as with a lot of other purchases, filed it away in my stash and forgot about it until recently. I've only used it this once, 'must try harder' to make more time to do more stamping and colouring... sounds like a school report doesn't it .....  Any how it was  pretty straightforward to make so I'll let the card do the talking.  Thanks for looking tonight... Hugz Dee x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Green butterflies

Hi again,  another quick post tonight, this card I made a few weeks ago for a colleague at work, it was a last dash exercise as I forgot about it until the evening before.  It's made from an old Dawn Bibby design set that I bought when she was on QVC, but great for 'quickie' cards.

See you soon
Dee  x

Spotty button flower card

Hi everyone, it seems an age since I last blogged but May and June has been such a busy card making time and we have just returned from Cornwall.  We were extremely lucky with the weather, we only had about an hour's heavy rain during the day all the week although it did rain during the night on a couple of occasions, otherwise it was warm with sunny periods, pleasant really considering what other parts of the country have been through.

The card below I made for a colleague's daughter in law's birthday.  It is a similar version to one Sue Wilson made in pink and black.  She was unsure what she wanted, so I showed her a few photos of different designs.

I used 8" square card
SP Anemone and daisy flower topper
M bossibilities - Elite
yellow cordinations cardstock
Spotty paper I bought from the NEC last November
buttons and ribbon from stash
SP Parisian Accents for message.

See you all soon

Dee x