Monday, 30 January 2012

From my stash

Hi everybody - Like so many of you I have decided to try and use up things I already have  in my craft stash.  On the first card I have used a Joanna Sheen rose stamp that my son bought for me ages ago and it got very little use.  The lovely birthday wishes sentiment I got from a  this is a lovely site and is all free digi stamps and is well worth a look.  The second card is made up of free backing paper (came with a magazine ages ago) and a stamp that is one of a set that I think came free with a Debbie Moore cd ages ago and the only things I had to buy were the little flowers.   I do appreciate all you comments and the fact that you take the time to look in.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

I'm on a roll

Hi Everybody,   First I want to say Welcome to Dora, nnalorac and Doreen and thank you so much for adding your names as followers.  Secondly I want to say a very sincere thank you to all of you who left comments on my card and your kind words and wishes for my son.  Now - a few days ago I bought two beautiful Melissa Francis paper pads and the first card is from the 5th Avenue pad.  I wanted to do a card that showed the paper rather than have it just a sliver in the background.  The second card is from another pad of paper that I had called Tilda Autumngarden and I was just using up a topper that I had printed off a cd and coloured ages ago.  Thank you  for looking in.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Yesterdays attempt

While I was trying to put this card together yesterday my neighbour came to ask me to do a card for her and when she saw this card lying she insisted on having it.  My friends and neighbours know that if I sell any cards all the money goes to Cancer - so they are very supportive and get most of the cards they need from me.  Two years ago my 21 year old son was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in a very advanced stage.  His battle with it took one year and with fantastic hospital care and the prayers and support of family and friends he is now in remission.  Hence the Hodgkins Lymphoma awareness symbol on my blog.  Anyway here is the card and also a photo of my son now back to full health. Thank you for taking a look.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

More odds 'n ends

Yet more odds 'n ends from my huge box.  I had die cut the card when I got my  Grand Calibur, the backing paper I printed off a cd. ages ago the little bear stamp was a freebie on  a magazine and I had coloured it a long time ago when I had bought some promarkers.  Thank you for looking in.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Bits 'n pieces

I have been looking through the mountain of bits 'n pieces that I have accumulated and so I decided to try and start using them.  They are just  bits that have been cut  or embossed when trying out new dies and embossing folders.  I have to say that this card is very pretty in real life as the butterflies are cut out of silver glitter card.  Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Catching up

Hi Everybody.  I'm afraid I have been under the weather so I am very slow with my thanks and Welcome to  Karina, Shatril, Angel-23, Amelia, Crazy Coops and Patricia.  All of my followers are such marvellous card makers that I really do appreciate your lovely comments.  The card I have made today is for my eldest son who is very interested in Egyptology.  I have used the Clarity stamp Nefertiti and  the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Nestabilities.  Sue Wilson showed this technique of cutting and embossing the base card on one of her shows and it is really nice  in "real life".  Thanks for looking.