Friday, 21 October 2016

Birthday Week!!!

Hi all!
As the post title suggests, it has been a special week for me----my birthday! I'm not going to remind you of my age but, if you know me, then you'll remember my 50th was 3 years ago................
Anyhoo! On to better things!
I've been making one or two bits and bobs this week for Christmas. I'm STILL struggling with my card theme this year and I've managed to put myself in a bit of a tizz so I'm just going to pinch a little inspiration from other crafters until my mojo returns!

This is one I found in a mag (can't remember which one :( ) and I tweaked it a tiny bit to make it my own as I don't have the supplies used in the original make.

These next two are shaker cards using the same paper collection as above! Peppermint Forest by Craftwork Cards. Love the colours of this collection.

This final one is a wedding card for a friend of mine including the box envelope. Her theme is burgundy and white so the card follows suit!

That's my lot for today folks!
Hope you all have a lovely, crafty weekend.
See you next week :)
L xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Crafty birthday!

Hi all!
I've had a busy day or two (and weekend) and haven't made alot this week except this card, which I'm entering into a competition over at Crafters Companion for their 11th birthday celebrations!
The company labelling/logo is purple so that's the colour I've used to make this birthday card.
Along with die-cutting, stamping and heat embossing, I've incorporated photography with extra light to highlight the card better! In other words, I used a table lamp without the lampshade to give brighter light when capturing the image (which I don't usually bother with!) and I think it worked!
Something I'll have to do more often methinks.

So, here's my entry into the comp :

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It's a tent-fold base with a large aperture in the front.

Hope you like it and I hope Crafters Companion do too!

Have a great week, crafty peeps!
L xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Hi all!
Here's a link to the post on Cardmaking and Papercrafts' blog where I won the "baking" challenge!

Baking themed challenge.

L x

Spooky Starts Early!!!

Hi all!
Today I have a couple of spooky (!) hallowe'en cards for you!
They are both intended for the Hallowe'en card challenge at Cardmaking and papercraft mag.

The first is a stepper card and I've used the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities collection, with other little bits n bobs from my stash!

This is my "Grown-up" card!

My second is my "fun" card!
I used different papers to create the two pumpkins ( spot the mini one hanging down the side!)

The background is actually red but showing up as pink on here! The card papers are black and orange.

Well, that's my lot for today.
I've been to the GP this morning and had my flu jab - ouch! This afternoon I'm off to weigh-in at Chubby-Club (Slimming World!!!) so wish me luck as I don't think I've done any weight losing this week!!!

L xxx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Kalo Mina!

The post title translates as "Good Month" which is a Greek saying and that's what I'm wishing for you all :)
I haven't been able to do much crafting this weekend on account of having a social life - sometimes, fun just gets in the way!
We went to a 40th birthday and I did make a lovely card for the birthday boy but I took 2 photos (in a rush) and they're not very good so I'm not putting them up for derision!!! lol
The following day I couldn't have crafted if you'd paid me to. I was a tad under the weather!!! Tired!
I have made a lovely card this morning to send to my sons' Nanna as a "hello" card, and just to let her know we love her- ahhhhhh, I'm such a softy!

I used the papers which were included on the CD rom in the latest issue of Crafters Inspiration magazine and added some little acorns from the oak tree in my garden!

The weather's glorious at the moment so I'm off to put some more washing out on the line and make a coffee!

L xxx

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bless Ewe!!!

Hi all!
As it's that time of the year where we all start with the sniffles and sore throats (me included) I just had to use this super cute digi image from Tiddly Inks and make a tissue packet cover with it!
I already used the image on a get well card earlier this month and thought it perfect for this!
I'm entering it into the Anything Goes challenge at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.

(It's a pity you can't see the sparkling gem inside the flower....oh well!)

That's all for now!

L xxx

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Autumn again!

Hi all!
Here are 2 more cards for the challenges at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine!
Yes, I know, I've obviously got too much time on my hands - but, as they say, idle hands do the Devils' work so I think it's best to keep busy or I might get up to mischief!!!

This first one is called "rakin' the leaves" - It's a digi stamp by From the Heart Stamps and it's the birdbrain chicks who are uber cute and funny!

This next one is, again, the pumpkin pigwit image from the same company! I love their stuff - Faith Skrdla is the artist behind the images and I think she has a real talent for the quirky and whimsical!

That's all for today folks!
 I'm suffering with a sore throat and I think a cold's coming on so gonna dose myself up with copious amounts of vitamin c to ward it off (ie- I'll eat an orange!!!)

Have fun x

L xxx