Saturday, 22 September 2012


Hi everybody.  It's a beautiful day here and hope that it is the same where you are.  I want to say a very warm welcome to my newest followers and Thank You so much for adding your name to my blog.  The card I have done today is a commission and the request was two images and pink.  I do not know whether I am all that pleased with it but it is difficult when you have been given definite instructions.  Anyway I do hope that the lady likes it.  Thank you all for taking a look.


Sunday, 16 September 2012

The famous folder

Good morning everyone from a very unsettled looking N. Ireland.  One minute it looks like rain and the next minute there is a glimpse of the sun.  I have two cards today which I made using the Spellbinders Grand M- bossabilities Folder ( the one that would not go through my GC without removing the plate).  It is called Garden Lattice and has two really lovely deep designs and is a full A4 size.  On this first card I used a Marianne Basket Die and the "twigs" in the basket are actually the Memory Box Madera Corner die which I cut twice out of Mirror card.  


My second card is the reverse side of the embossing folder and again is very pretty.  Like yesterday I did another Mauve/lilac background and used a new Marianne Die that I bought last week.  I cannot make my mind up about this Marianne Die - I cannot decide whether I like it or not.  Anyway - Thank You for taking a look.  Have a lovely week-end.



Saturday, 15 September 2012

Two of a kind

Hi everybody - and a very warm welcome to all my new followers and a big Thank You for adding your name to my blog.  Lately I have been quite busy with commissions and they all seem to have had photos on them of the people receiving the cards so I could not post them.  This card however is another request for a lady's 89 year old Grand mother.  She asked  for the colour mauve or lilac and for the addition of pearls.  I have made these two cards and she can take her pick - the other one I will just keep in my stock box.  On both of them I am using my new spellbinders Garden lattice die.  It is expandable  which is good but it definitely needs shims or the cuttlehug plate to cut it right through.  Of course I do use Centura Pearl card so maybe if you used lighter card it might cut first time.

While Spellbinders is in my head - the other day I received my new grand embossibilities folder - its the Garden lattice (or trellis)  I am not sure of the name off hand BUT it did not go through my Grand Calibur - it was too big.  Now I did not see a warning anywhere about this.  My G.C. is the one with the pull out shelf - it is about 2 years old.  Fortunately  Gerry was able to remove the shelf (it did not come out easily) and now the machine will take the embossing folder.  I cannot believe that a company as large as Spellbinders did not test these folders before marketing them.  There are warnings out there about the raspberry plate and I was careful to get the one that would fit but nothing about the folders.  Spellbinders sold thousands of these machines with that pull out shelf and then made a folder that was a fraction too large - seems odd to me.

Well - that's my rant for today.  Hope you like my card.  Thank you for taking a look.