Saturday, 14 September 2013

Modern Medley

Morning all,

We've all settled in to the back to school mode and the weather has definitely started to become autumnal, even X Factor and Strictly have started - the official countdown to Christmas lol !

Today's card is for my Sister- in-law who celebrates a special birthday tomorrow. We bought some Jo Malone perfume so I made the card in matching colours, Basic Black and Very Vanilla....

The sentiment is from the ever so useful Memorable Moments set and the flowers are from Always Eleanor. I love the Modern Medley papers, they look stunning on their own but also team up with any colour.

I also decorated a gift bag.....

Hope she likes them !

Right time to get up and start the day, need to plan next weeks class. Have a good weekend x


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New Term

Evening all,

Bit of a milestone day today as Isabel started High School, which means I am redundant from the school run ! Feels a bit strange as for the last 10 years or so I have taken one or both of the girls. Still when the winter comes I'm sure I will be glad not to have to venture out !

I did make Isabel a good luck card and decided it needed to be suitably 'grown up' .As it was a special occasion I made a card with the inaugural inking of my new Postcard stamp.....

I love the fact that the postcard concept means you can hand write a message and it becomes suitable for all those non standard occasions. Colours are Soft Suede and Crisp Cantaloupe. Flowers are from the Stippled Blossoms set.

She survived her first day ( and so did I) and has decided she wants to go again tomorrow. Good job really ...... Lol


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Using the left overs

Morning all,

I'm up bright and early this morning, with lots to do. In theory with it being school holidays I should have more time but it doesn't work out that way ! I think it's because there is not a tight schedule to follow then there is no sense of urgency, eg the normal morning/ bathroom routine of showers, hair washing etc can take til mid morning by the time the girls decide to surface !

Still , I suppose they had better make the most of it as its back to school next week and we've still got the dreaded saga of school shoes to sort out ! At the moment we haven't got past stage 1, a pair that fits properly and then comes the worst bit , stage 2 -finding a pair that both they and I agree are suitable for school. Wish me luck !

Today also sees the launch of the new Stampin' Up Seasonal Catalogue and there are lots of goodies inside for Halloween and Christmas. I will add a link later but please contact me if you would like a 'real' copy.

Today's card is one that has been rescued from my desk. When cutting up or designing for my classes I often have scraps left or punched pieces because I've changed my mind and I don't like to throw pretty things away.

All the elements from this card were ready stamped /punched etc and just needed to be rescued and put together. How many cards do you have hiding on your desk ?

Colours are Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding and the paper is from the Venetian Romance set. Proves the cast offs shouldn't just go in the bin lol.

Time to rally the troops, be brave and conquer the shoe mission - let battle commence !


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Exam Congrats

Hello all,

The card I have to show you is for my ' big' girl Sophie who has had some exam results today. She took 2 GCSE s ( 2 years early) and got an A and an A* !!! So proud of her !

Papers are from Modern Medley, and the stamps are from Blue Ribbon, Simply Stars and a retired sentiment. Colours are Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Strawberry Slush.

Off to celebrate with a Chinese takeaway x


Saturday, 17 August 2013

His and Hers

Hello all,

Well, the saga of the Lucky Pants continues ... Hubby was up bright and early this morning for his trip to Bristol and when getting dressed he decided that he needed to wear his Christmas boxer shorts ! The reason being that last time he went to Bristol he saw Santa and a real reindeer ?!? Not sure about his logic, but it worked and the Wolves have won again ! By the end of the season maybe his whole underwear collection will have magical powers lol

The first card I have to show you today is one we made at my class on Wednesday and I have since sent it to one of my lovely ladies who has had a hip replacement op, get well soon Anne !

The colour combination was Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand and Always Artichoke. The flowers were stamped from the beautiful Stippled Blossom set and we had some very accurate stamping, with the help of the brill Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I also forced myself to make a masculine card ( much prefer ' pretty ') and I did actually like this one.....

Stamps are from The Open Sea set

Love all the different textures !

Check my Facebook page to see a Christmas card we made in the same colours.

Better go and tidy up from today's designing session before the Happy Wanderer returns. Least he won't be sulking tonight !


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Molineux Magic

Happy Sunday to you ! Hope you've had a nice weekend, we've just spent a lovely afternoon at a Christening and the weather was kind enough that the celebrations could be held outside afterwards.

With regards to the football, the lucky pants have had mixed fortunes this week. On Tuesday Wolves were knocked out of the Capital One by Morecambe but yesterday at the first home game of the season they actually WON ! And won well too - 4 nil !! Lets hope it's the first of many this season.

Today's projects use another of the fab new In Colours, Strawberry Slush and the Mosaic Madness stamps, punch, paper and embossing folder

The beautiful flower image on the left is from the Summer Silhouettes set and talking of beautiful flowers I will show you the lovely roses from my garden........

This is a David Austin rose called Molineux ( after the Wolves ground) and has to be tended carefully to ensure the success of the team ?!? Not just the lucky pants I have to put up with lol !


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Flower Shop

Happy New Season !

Yes, after what seems an all too short break, the football season starts again today. Hubby made me smile this morning when he put on a new pair of boxers that he'd had for his recent birthday and declared that these were going to be his new ' lucky pants ' as last seasons had been useless !

As Wolves have now been relegated in 2 successive seasons, he has a whole different set of places to go to , starting with Preston today. The pants didn't work completely, but they didn't lose so I suppose that will mean he will want that pair washed and ready for the next game on Tues ! Oh well, if it keeps him happy ....

Today's cards are made with some delicious new colours, Pistachio Pudding and Smoky Slate

The flowers have been stamped using the new Flower Shop set. I love how each of the images is the same shape but has a completely different feel to it - and there is a matching punch too ! And a 15 % discount if you order both the stamps and the punch as a bundle - you don't even need to be wearing lucky pants lol !

The Happy Wanderer should be returning anytime now so I'd best get ready to nod and smile as he goes through the after match postmortem. Still he does listen to me going on about SU colours.