Sunday, 30 November 2014

Male Birthday Card

Hello, I hope you are all doing ok and enjoying the weekend. I haven't done much crafting recently as life has gotten in the way, but here is a Birthday Card that I managed to squeeze in last week. It was for a male birthday, but my mojo had gone and so was really glad when I opened my Papercraft Essentials Magazine and there was a lovely Birthday Embossing Folder. So I kinda made this card up as I went along.

 I embossed two pieces of Kraft Card and cut out the Happy Birthday panel and Parcel on one... coloured the details with Red Fineliner. Then cut out a Star and used some Authentique paper to add a bit of interest. There are a couple of  wee Red Gems to finish off, but they don't show up very well in photo. And that's it... quite a simple design but not too plain.... I love how it came out. 

It was my Mum's Birthday yesterday and she loved her Autumn Leaves Card btw... and yes it did make her smile... so I was happy! :-)

My daughter is home this weekend so think we are going to watch The Holiday later! 
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 20 November 2014

MAWTT - Autumn Leaves

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today...  Gosh, where did the last week go to?!!! I can't believe it's Thursday again already!  it's the turn of Team B again at

our lovely Hazel L is the hostess this week and she has chosen a fab theme of....

'Autumn Leaves'

It's my Mum's Birthday next week and so I thought I'd make her card for this challenge. She doesn't usually look at my blog so hopefully she won't see this before the big day! I found some wonderful David Parkin digital images in my folder that were freebie with Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine... long time ago and sorry I couldn't find a link. I've merged some of the images together to create a little Autumn Scene... added my own sentiment. The gorgeous digital paper was also a freebie with Quick Cards magazine... they are a lovely set of papers called Falling Leaves and I've managed to find the link here. You just have to register first and then you can download them for free. Worth doing as I think they are gorgeous papers and I've used them a few times!! ;-)

Image: David Parkins - freebie with 'Simply Cards and Papercraft'
Ribbon, Button, Wooden Heart, Gem: Stash
Flower: Bo Bunny
Leaves: WOC

I've painted the wooden heart, button and gem with Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint, so that they all match. Loved colouring the image... it was so much fun!!

Image coloured with Copics and White Gel Pen (after much studying of hedgehogs, squirrels and acorns!!! Lol)

 I wanted a card to cheer my Mum up as she hasn't been feeling too good lately... I think this will make her smile! :-)

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's sparkly creations this week!!

Ah well, not long until weekend! I've got a few Christmas Cards to finish off and then I'm hoping to catch up with my regular TV programmes, and if I have time, watch a Christmassy Film. Not sure what yet? maybe a Classic or a Romance. I've not watched The Holiday for a while, but might save that to watch with my daughter as we both love it! :-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Happy 60th Birthday!

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I haven't done much crafting recently so thought I'd show you a card that my friend commissioned me to make for her Brother-in-Law's 60th Birthday which was a couple of weeks ago. I was pleased to hear that he liked the card! :-)

 I used two images from the PRE-COLOURED LOTV - Coloured Art Pad 1 - 'Vintage Boys' I also used my new wavy border die which I love.. must use it again soon!! The lovely Craftwork 'Vogue' Papers have an Art Deco feel to them which are great for male cards. 

My friend said he likes Cuban Cigars, so I found a fab free Cigar Label on Vintage Holiday Crafts. I have tinted it slightly to match the tones of the card.

I also found the Kilt Lifter Beer Label online!! I added the name on the Number Plate too which makes it more personal. 

Papers: Craftwork Cards - Vogue Collection
Die: Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders 01 One
Cuban Cigar Label - Vintage Holiday Crafts
Stash: Bottle Top, Nailheads

Thanks for all your lovely comments and get well wishes... I'm feeling a lot better now. My mum wasn't too well last week, but she seems to be doing ok at the moment! :-)) Sorry that I wasn't able to keep up with commenting but hopefully I am back on track again now.

I've just bought the new 'Christmas at Downton Abbey' CD !! There are a few songs on that I don't like but so many that I love!! some great Carols by the King's College Cambridge Choir... pieces from The Nutcracker... it's a nice variety of songs... will keep me happy while I am pressie wrapping... and it's worth getting just to hear Carson the Butler narrating 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.... he's brilliant!! :-))

Hope you all have a good weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

MAWTT - Sparkle and/or Shine!

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... I know some of you are unwell or going through very difficult times and so I'm sending huge hugs to you!!

 it's the turn of Team B once again at

it's my turn to host this week and I've chosen a theme of

Sparkle and/or Shine

We want to see something sparkly or shiny on your creations this week... it can be glitter, gems, pearls, glossy accents etc. .... I think we all like a bit of bling!! :-))
The paper I've used here is printed on semi-glossy paper and so it gives it a nice shiny finish... although it doesn't show up on the photos. And for some sparkle, I've used some lovely Kaisercraft Sparklets!

Image: Crafts and Me - Hannah Lynn - 'Cali Girl'
Gems: Kaisercraft Sparklets
Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Ribbon: Stash

I coloured Cali Girl with  Promarkers and Copics. She was such a joy to colour. I was going for a Rita Hayworth shade for the hair but it came out more Lucille Ball !!!! Lol - Oh well, I love all shades of red/ginger hair anyway, and think greens and blues look really nice with it... so that is why I chose the Himalyan Blue Paper.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's shiny/sparkly creations this week!!

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations... and there is a prize of some sparkly & shiny embellishments!! 

Sorry I am not around in blogland at the moment. I had a flu type bug at weekend which seemed to be getting better but then Monday night my chest went really bad. I managed to get an appointment with doctor on Tuesday, so at least now I have some antibiotics and steroids. I'm having a few days bed rest and hoping I will feel a bit better by weekend.
I have to be better for Downton!! can't believe it is the last one... where did the weeks go? don't want it to end but then we do have the Christmas Special to look forward to! :-)
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them! I will catch up with you all soon.
Take care
Love and hugs