Saturday, 31 July 2010

Flowers instead

Not much crafting been happening this week (something I am hoping to put right over the next few days ! ) so decide to show you one of my floral creations for a change

What do you think ? Enjoy your weekend x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tempting turquoise again

Just a very quick post as I'm involved with something else this week which is taking most of my time.

Todays card is Tempting Turquoise teamed with black which looks very dramatic !

Hope you like !

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Wow, what a busy week and not much crafting has taken place.
Lots of activities going on at the girls' schools - I can't believe Sophie has just finished her first year at High School ! It only seems five minutes since she was leaving primary school.

I was very proud at her presentation evening, where she was nominated for Pupil of the Year and won a trophy as Year 7 Netball Player of the Year ! Don't know where she gets that from lol !

My 'baby' is going to be in Year 4 in Sept and that means a week residential activity holiday - she is excited already.

Also Hubby was 40 this week and last night we went to a picnic in the park style 80s concert at Shugborough Hall - Go West, ABC, Rick Astley and Tony Hadley, hard to believe 'True' was nearly 30 years ago !!

Back to crafting, I have managed to find a card to show you...

well haven't used the butterfly punch for at least a week !

Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate chip using En Francais, Oval All andGreenhouse Garden stamp sets.

And just so Vintage Vogue didn't feel left out I used the small flower (again) to make some decorations for the cupcakes I made for the picnic.

They tasted yummy too - off to see if there are any left !

Monday, 19 July 2010

En Francais

Hello there, what a beautiful day it has been today, shame its not expected to last !

Todays cards are using the Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry colour scheme. I have used a variety of stamp sets- Happy Moments, En Francais background and Vintage Vogue for the flowers and the vine stamp to create the foliage in the bird cage.

In my quest not to waste anything I also made a little matching gift box with the left overs.

Off to take the girls to their swimming club x

Friday, 16 July 2010

Oval All

Well, Sports Day finally happened today and I was a very proud Mom as Isabel came 3rd in both of her races. Thankfully the parents race is no longer allowed due to Health and Safety !!

Todays card is made with the very useful Oval All set and I have made my own background using the small flower stamp from Vintage Vogue.

I love the stamping off technique - I am even thinking of names for the 'stamped off' colours , lol. Does anyone else do this ?

Thanks for looking and if you do stop by please leave a message so I know I'm not talking to myself !

Have a great weekend and lets hope the sunshine returns soon.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Polka Dot

Sports Day was postponed cos of the weather but at least it meant I had a bit more time to play with my new SU parcel that was delivered today !

I must confess to feeling a little overwhelmed at the choice of all the lovely colours I've now got and decided to keep it really simple by making some baby cards using the Punches hostess set.

For the girly one I used Regal Rose ink and card and used stamps from Vintage Vogue and Greenhouse Garden to create the flowers. I even allowed myself to use one of my precious rhinestone clear brads lol !

To make the background I used the very useful dotty background stamp and white ink to make positive and negative paper.

The boys version is similar but different ! I used Bashful blue ink and card and Brocade Blue ribbon ( couldn't spare TWO brads in one day !!)

Two simple cards and no colour choice dilemmas!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Vintage Vogue

What a miserable ,wet day ! Well at least it saves watering the garden.

It is supposed to be Sports Day at my youngest's school tomorrow, we will have to wait and see....

Todays card is also using the Vintage Vogue set but this time the colour combination is Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip.

I am loving the turquoise at the moment so I'm sure you will be seeing it again soon.

Off to prepare 'the athlete' for the fact that it might be too wet for the bean bag race tomorrow !

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Vintage Vogue

Wow, what a busy week! I just don't seem to have enough hours in the day at the moment.

Well my new goodies arrived ... at least part one of them.... my Stampin ' Up! Starter kit !!!!

I have been that busy I havent had long enough to play yet but I already have a big list of further items I want, no not want - NEED lol!

One of my chosen stamps sets was Vintage Vogue, this set is such good value at only £19.99 and is sooo pretty.

I have stamped the flower in Rose Red ink and used some of the matching design papers. The sentiment is from the very useful Oval All set and I have used my scalloped punch to add the frill.

Inside I have decorated the insert to match - I like to do this it just finishes the card off !

Must go , need to add something else to my wish list !