Beardie Bows

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Just For You ....

Hi everyone,

Firstly a warm welcome to my new followers  ~ how exciting.  I hope you are all well and not being affected by these dreadful floods ~ we have had our usual 'lake' outside the gates, but have managed to stay dry indoors.  DH reported that on the way home on the train last night they were going VERY slowly as you couldn't see the tracks or rails for water ~ scarey stuff!

Today I have a card that I made for a friend who has not been well for a while, she has been in and out of hospital and I just wanted to try and cheer her up a little without overtly saying 'Get well'.

As it was around Remembrance Day that I made and sent it I thought this Memory Box die was very apt.

Also, I have uncovered some gorgeous linen cardstock that I didn't realise I had which has given this card just the right texture.


Image: Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' Die
Colouring Medium: Copics
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamps 'Say It With Style'
Cardstock: Linen textured cardstock ~ sorry I have no idea where this came from!
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Red, White and Green
Creative Card Crew ~ Challenge 24 ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Challenge #96 ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.


Monday 19 November 2012

Full Steam Ahead!

Hi everyone,

Finally I have found an hour or so to do some blogging!  It has been hectic here with forms (all to do with my MIL) swishing in and out of the post almost daily ~ if I see another form I might just scream!

Now my attention has turned to Christmas ~ for the first time since I left home (don't ask how long ago that was) I will be spending Christmas Day with my Dad.  The story is complicated, so I won't bore you ~ but suffice to say I am soooo excited and want everything to be just right!

Today I have a card I made for my Dad's Birthday, which was yesterday ~ so even if he does look on here it won't spoil the surprise now.

My Dad loves Steam Trains ~ so when I saw this digi image by Mo Manning earlier in the year I had to have it!

Also, a first for me ~ I have used a button on the card ~ I have quite a selection of buttons, but always struggle to incorporate them into the theme of a card ~ I am quite pleased with this one.


Image: 'The Engineer' ~ Mo's Digital Pencil
Colouring Medium: Copics
Backing Papers: My Mind's Eye 'Kraft Funday Happy Days'
Cardstock: Kraft Cardstock, Bazzil Basics
Sentiment: A Freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC
Nestabilities: Hexagons
Faux Stitching: Marvy Le Plume pen No 18 Dark Brown
Linen Thread: Stampin' Up
Button from stash

Right ~ now it's time for the Beardie tea time stroll round the block before they have their dinner.  It sound horrible out there ~ wet and windy, so I am not looking forward to going outside in all that.

Have a lovely evening.