Sunday, 14 April 2013

Established Elegance

Evening all,

Well the Easter hols are over and it's back to the school run tomorrow. I was hoping for some nice weather today and I suppose there was some sunshine and it was about 10 degrees warmer than it has been but it was spoilt by the gale force wind and the April showers. My washing thought it was doing the Okey Cokey ( in , out .... Lol).

I was asked this week to decorate a notebook for a secretary who is retiring and so this seemed the perfect time to ink up a new stamp set that was delivered this week  - Established Elegance. This is one of those sets that for some reason I have always skimmed past during my catalogue drooling sessions but I recently had a 'lightbulb moment' and now I've got lots of plans for it.

Just the thing for a secretary ? Sorry the picture is not great but I think you get the idea. If you pop over to my Facebook page you will see something else I've made with this set - love it already !

Monday, 8 April 2013

Dress Up Framelits

 Hello all,

Hope you are all enjoying the Easter holidays. On Saturday we had a trip North and Hubby and Sophie went to see the Wolves lose at Bolton and Isabel and I spent the day at the Trafford Centre. 'Spent' being the operative word lol  - but I know who enjoyed their day more !
At least all the snow has finally gone from our garden although there is still the odd bit left from the drifts at the sides of the roads. Today we went to Bridgemere Garden Centre  but the cold wind meant I couldn't get too enthused about gardening and so I enjoyed a look round Lakeland.

Anyway, craft wise I have been playing with my new Dress Up Framelits. If you have visited my Facebook page you will see a card I made there. ( Big hello and thank you to those that have already visited ! ) Todays card is made from the 'negative waste' left after die cutting for the first card- definitely not waste ! The dress has been stamped with the Elements of Style stamps and the green border is cut from the lovely Tea for Two papers.

Having a lot of fun with these and haven't even started playing with the dresses yet !