It's time to get back to blogland, been neglecting it forever. Thought I'd start with a few cards from craftsuprint and designer Amanda Mcgee. Her latest trend is long DL word cards which are fab. This first one is a pretty lilacy pink one with angels and poinsettias. I added a metal charm to the letter A, a bargain pack of 6 for £1 from the Works.
Next another lovely pastel card with snowmen decorating the word Noel. Added flower cup sequins to this one.
A lovely card for children, who believe that snowmen are real, (well aren't they?) Amanda named it "I'm sure I saw him move".
This is a more grown up card. Very sophisticated on black mirri card, and I've embellished the "o" with a pearl topped pin and organza ribbon.
This is absolutely gorgeous in shades of purple, Santa flies over a snowy landscape. Lots of glitter on this one including the purple glitter background card, part of a pack I bought from good old Woolies way back when.
Finally another for the children. Little elves pop out of parcels in very bright colours. This time I embellished with punched funky foam snowflakes and some ribbon knots.
This week's challenge at The Creative Cottage is Going Pink, so thought this would fit the bill.
A gorgeous summer flower wreath in a pyramid style decoupage. Would make a lovely wedding card, but on this occasion it is an Anniversry card made to order.
A few of the Anniversary cards I've made recently.
First a card made from a sheet of decoupage from Craft Creations, with paper flowers and crystal sprays added. I first made this as Mum's Mother's Day card last year.
Another decoupage design from Craft Creations is this one with 2 mice drinking Champagne.
The others are from my favourite place craftsuprint.
A beautiful floral image in blue, lemon and cream.
Pretty design with swans and pink roses.
A gorgeous vintage image in shades of gold, silver and cream.
And a doyley effect pyramage in purple and yellow.
Have been making more craftsuprint cards, this time from the lovely designer Janet Briggs.This first one is an easel card with a little footballer. Was delighted to see that Janet chose this as her card of the week on her gallery.
Next is a little card featuring a duck in a pretty garden. Janet has used artwork from nitwitcollections,
another of my favourite download sites. Caption on this card
"Does my bum look big in this?"
Finally another easel card with these very pretty bunnies, absolutely love the colours on this design.
All in shades of coffee, peach and plum. I added some gold to accent.
Had an interesting request for a Cornish wedding card. After much pondering this is what I came up with.
First an A5 card with some coastal photos as the background and a beautiful topper bought from gingersnapz at ebay.Finished off with some Cornish tartan ribbon.
Secondly this one, a picture of a tin mine with a bride in the foreground. Also finished with some tartan ribbon. The bride was a download purchased from craftsuprint.
Have been sadly neglecting my blog again. Anyway, have been very busy joining in with the promotion over at craftsuprint. Rob Jackson is giving everyone the chance to make a bit of pocket money from the cards you make using downloads bought from the site.
I instantly fell in love with these beautiful hand fans and bought several different ones. This one with a rose bouquet on it screamed wedding to me. So added a 3d bride and some lace paper.
This one I thought was quite oriental. I used some oriental style paper on a black pearl
background and added a little kimono.
Next an orange Hibiscus, which I just put on to a gold card
and added some black lace. Would make an unusual Golden Wedding card.
Also on the subject of Golden wedding cards, I made a few to choose from for a request I received.
Again a download from http://www.craftsuprint.com/ , this was simply added to a white card base to which some gold mirri board was matted. Then the step by step was layered on top.
Finally an unusual fan shaped card.
Another very simple card to make. Again a download, printed on to card, and a tassle added for effect.
Well my birthday's been and gone and the big 50 that I have dreaded has caught up with me. The day it self (a fortnight ago) was spent at home, with family visiting throughout the day. My house has resembled a flower shop ever since. Above is a beautiful bouquet from hubby, cream roses and cream and burgundy carnations. Then Olivia and Molly arrived with their gifts.Olivia gave the pink and white bouquet and Molly gave the pot of daffodils. Then a couple of days after my b'day I was sent this beautiful bunch of roses,
from my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.
The following day, another bunch of mixed carnations and red roses.
This time from Dad and Doreen.
Today they all surprised me with a family party at Lanhydrck Golf Club.
All had a good time, wasn't expecting to see all of them today, especially as I haven't been too well this week. Some bug has laid me low for several days.
Anyway yet another bunch of flowers from my brother and family!
Today at last there seems to be a thaw in the air, though snow is forecast again later on. Hopefully they've got it wrong. This is the front garden at the end of last week. About 3" of snow, and solid with ice.
My next project was a card for a 2nd birthday, for a little boy who likes trains.
Luckily QVC had a TSV straight after Christmas which fitted the brief to a tee.
Another Patchwork Pals kit which included train scenes.
Firstly this card is A4 with a train pulling into a station with a carriage full of children and their toys.
The carriage opens up to look inside.
Next a little train waiting at the station.
Finally,a train steaming through a bridge, which also has a backside view.