Monday, 27 August 2012

An experiment

Hi everybody - this post is in the form of an experiment as I have never scheduled a post before and wanted to try.  The card is another simple card I made using a rose stamp which I embossed in gold.  I loved this stamp when I saw it on my friend Jacqui's blog  (jacqui's little piece of england)  and Gerry bought the set for me.  All the stamps in the set are beautiful and there is one very large one with leaves and tendrils which is gorgeous.  Again  I have kept the card very  plain.  Thank you for taking a look and hopefully this schedule will work.



Sunday, 26 August 2012

Playing with Vellum

Good morning everybody and a really beautiful morning it is here.  Actually the last few days were supposed to be very wet but it did not happen (at least where I live) so hopefully it will remain dry for the next few days as Gerry and I are going over to Donegal until Thursday for a little break.   Anyway - my card today is the result of playing around with some vellum.  Every time I have made a card with vellum it has ended up in the bin as I was not happy with the results - but I was quite happy with this simple little card and even Gerry liked it.  All I have used is the Fleur de Lis squares from Spellbinders and one of their classic edges along with a little Marianne die which was just part of a set and of course finished off with a few pearls from Wild Orchid.  I don't suppose you could call it clean and simple but it's not too far off.  Thank you for taking a look and have a lovely day.


Friday, 24 August 2012

Clean and Simple

Good morning everybody.  Hope it's drier with you than it is here.  I want to show you my attempt at clean and simple - no ribbons, bows, flowers or butterflies - just two dies.  The large oval is a new die from Marianne Dies and the ladies profile is from a set that I bought  from Kameo Cards which is no longer in business.  As always I have used Centura pearl card.  Again with each card I enclose a little stand which was a die from Joy crafts.  As most of my cards are not flat I make enveloboxes and emboss a rose in the corner.
I want to say a huge Thank You for all the lovely comments that each of you leave - I appreciate every one of them.



Monday, 20 August 2012

More dies

Hi everybody.  Hope you are all having a good day.  I just wanted to show you a card I made this morning using a stamp from Kanban and embossed with wow embossing powder.  I used the Spellbinders rectangles to cut it out and as always I used Centura Pearl card.  I like this die but have very great difficulty releasing the card from the die after it is cut.  Quite often I end up tearing the edges.   Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated.  I have tried wax paper already with only limited success.  The background card I scored with my Hougie board, marianne dies on the front and pearls from Wild Orchid.  Little stand from Joy craft.




Saturday, 18 August 2012

A card for my sister-in-law

Good morning everybody.  I hope the weather is as nice with you as it is here.  Today we have bright sunshine and it is very warm.  Really lovely after all the torrential rain that we had.  Today I have made a card for my sister-in-law Mary.  Unfortunately the picture does not show the lovely pearls down each side of the black and white paper.  I printed this paper off a Debbie Moore cd. and  put it on centura pearl card. The oval in the centre is Floral Ovals by Spellbinders and the baby's breath is from Wild Orchid as are the pearls.  The die cut on the outside of the card is a  Marianne die.  Now with each card that I make I put a little card stand cut from some centura pearl cardstock with a die by Joy crafts.  Since this card is half an inch in depth I put it in an envelobox made from centura pearl cardstock using the envelobox board from Crafters Companion  and I emboss a gold rose in the left hand corner.  The overall card measures 6" x 6".  I hope you all have a lovely day and thank you so much for taking a look    .  


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A card for Leo

Hi everybody.  First of all I want to welcome my new follower Juraci - thank you for adding your name to my blog.  Today  I have made a card for my neighbour Leo.   He has lived here for many years but is originally from Holland.  Leo's birthday is on Sunday and as he lives on his own I thought I would make him a card.  I wanted to do something in the Dutch colours and this is what I have come up with.  I looked up Google Translate for a greeting and I hope it is correct.  I hope some of my Dutch followers will be kind enough to correct me if it is wrong.  I wanted to say  Happy Birthday.  Have a lovely day.  Thank you for taking a look.