Friday, 29 April 2011

Mother's Day Cards

I am a bit late in posting my Mother's day cards mainly as we have just got back from a lovely break up in the  North Yorkshire Moors.  I had two cards to make - for my dear Mum and my Mother in Law - so to save any problems I made the same design in both lilac and pink colourways!

The stamp set is the CHA set called Four of a Kind and the little sentiment is from the Siberian Iris stamps by Flourishes.

Make It Monday

Its been so good to have a nice long break this Easter - with the Easter weekend followed by our Royal Wedding today (did you watch?  wasn't it spectacular?  what did you think of The Dress?) there is no work until after the Bank Holiday.  Plenty of time to try my first Make it Monday - you can see Nicole Heady's video of how to do a line frame here.

I used some flowers made from the Beautiful Bloom dies, stamped with the Beautiful Blooms II and Sending You stamp sets in hibiscus burst, berry sorbet and sweet blush inks.  The leaf stamp and die are from Turning a New Leaf and the sentiment is from Think Big Favourites number 1.

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! 

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Ribbon Shopping

I have to share this great shop with you!  V V Rouleaux is in a little road just off the bottom of Marylebone High Street in London and I have been planning a visit for ages but not got around to it - and as shopping is always more fun with a friend it made part of a good day out last Saturday.

I took along a bag of Papertrey card stock so I could match up colours that I was running low on and I wasn't disappointed!  There was so much to choose from I was like a kid in a sweetie shop. Just look at all that satin ribbon in every size and colour.......

They don't just sell ribbons - there's everything you need to make beautiful fascinators, wedding headdresses and cushions are there - you can check out their website here as they also do mail order :)

Catch Up!

It's been a while I know, but with all the lovely weather I have been spending as much time in the garden as I can.  All the borders are now clear and the lawn mown - all ready for planting over the May bank holiday weekend - my best time for planting out.

My friend Pam came over for a few days of crafting and shopping and whilst she was here she said how the papers I have used here were "just her colours" so I put this card together for her birthday!    I saw this great card by Teresa Kline and had a chance to use some Verve stamps to case it.  I'm not sure who makes the papers as Pam was given them by another friend but they sure are pretty.

I had a little time today to play and as the same papers were still on the table I made this card using some new Papertrey goodness - the mat stack 4 die which a new Papertrey buddy Sharon gave me stamped in lemon tart with the woodgrain backgound, some flowers cut with new dies (been waiting ages for them to come back in stock) and harvest gold and pinefeather felt - the pinefeather felt looks black in this photo but in reality is a very dark green.

Also in my parcel was the Sending You stamp set and die which I've used here with some dotty biscotti paper and more flowers - just a quickie but I like the colours together.

Finally some Modern Basics - I am having so much fun playing with this set and I'm so glad I got it - stamped in navy and pale blue versacolour inks onto white card and made for Pam's husband Terry who is recovering from surgery this week.

So there you go!  Hope you are having a great weekend too.