Friday, 30 March 2012

Card for my son

My son who had been suffering from cancer was 23 last week and it coincided with his being in remission for one year.  I made this card for him and although he liked it he did think that purple was a little feminine.  I liked the Kenny K stamp which is Lady Victoria,  I also used the Tim Holtz clock and the cogs embossing folder.

Monday, 26 March 2012

My Cactus is confused

I just wanted to post a picture of my Christmas Cactus before all the blooms die off.  It has been in bloom for about 6 weeks and these are the last of  the blooms.  It used to bloom at Christmas but for for the last 2 or 3 years it now blooms later.  I suppose it should be split but I am afraid of killing it as I am not very green fingered.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Dies

Hi Everybody.  A huge welcome to groovy-grommit,  Jolanda,  Anneke.  Anja,  Karla  and Christina.  As many of you will know last Sunday was Mothering Sunday here in U.K. and we have a wonderful system in place in our house whereby we tell each other what exactly we would like as a gift for birthdays, Christmas etc.  so I chose some Marianne Dies for my Mother's Day gift.  I have been playing around with them today  and this is the result.  I thought that this simple little card would cover many different occasions.  I cut the basket flowers leaves etc. from gold glitter card and used Centura Pearl cardstock so it really does look  much prettier in real life.  The sentiment is embossed in gold and cut out with a Spellbinders die and the sentiment itself is from Crafters Companion.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Hi everybody.  First of all let me say a belated Welcome to Sandra, Claire, Shirley-Anne and Elaine and Thank you for adding you names to my blog.  As you will see I have added a few (hopefully I will be able to add more later) of my favourite pieces of music.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 
This card is one that a lady has requested and I do hope that she will be pleased with it - my biggest critic (Gerry) liked it so I'm half way there.  I'd like to know what you think.

Liebster award

I must say a hugh Thank You to two lovely ladies who awarded me the Liebster award.  I do appreciate the lovely thought.  I follow both of their blogs and admire their work.  The ladies in question are  Sasha of  and  Sharon of   .    The rules are that when you are given this award you link it back to the person(s) who gave it to you and thank them.  Then choose five people that you wish to give it to and let them know and post the award on your blog.  I do hope that the five people that I have chosen will accept this award as I follow your blogs and love the work that you do.  I do not add my name as a follower unless I really do follow that blog on a regular (even daily) basis.  The people IO have chosen are: -