Monday, 29 April 2013

Spring Blooms Thank You

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.  What is happening with the weather here in the UK?  Last week on a couple of occasions I actually took the dogs out for a walk without a coat!!  This week I am having to not only wear my coat, but early morning it's gloves as well!

Today I have another Thank You card to share ~ this one uses the gorgeous stamp and die from Clearly Besotted Stamps a relatively new company here in the UK, but the products are fabulous, the stamps are fantastic quality and there is now a growing selection of dies to match ~ whoo hoo!



CARD RECIPE

Image: Clearly Besotted Stamps ~ 'Spring Blooms'
Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps ~ 'Spring Blooms Die Collection'
Ink Pads: Memento ~ 'Dandelion' & 'New Sprout'
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics ~ 'Thank You' rub-on and punched out with the Stampin' Up ~ 'Large Oval'
Ribbon from stash

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

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #11 ~ Flower
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything but Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you may leave ~ I love reading them.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Bailey's Thank You Card

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend ~ wasn't the weather here in the UK gorgeous!

We went on our first Beardie ramble of 2013 yesterday in the beautiful village of Ilmington, the weather was perfect and we all ended up in one of the village's pubs afterwards for a lovely lunch ~ see photo below.

My card for todays share is one that Bailey Beardie sent to my Mom to say thank you for his Birthday card and money (see I bought them all up right and polite) ~ lol.

I didn't share his Birthday card on my blog (his Birthday was 31st March) because I wasn't that pleased with it and when I photographed it I decided I didn't like it at all ~ poor dog!


Now, I have to own up to this not being my design entirely ~ I made so many cards in March my mojo had packed its bags and taken itself on a Spring break, so I saw THIS card by Christine on her blog (I don't seem to be able to link in directly to the card but it was posted on the 26th March 2013 if you want to take a look) and it gave me an idea ~ especially when I remembered that I had the envelope punch lurking somewhere gathering dust.  

CARD RECIPE

Punches: Woodware 'Square Envelope Punch' & a Paw Print punch (sorry but no make on it)
Kraft card for envelope
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics ~ 'Thank You' rub-on
Ribbon from stash

Now as promised a photo of all us Beardie people outside the pub in Ilmington.



Thank you for visiting my little blog I do appreciate it and love to read all your comments if you wish to leave any.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Westie Thank You

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying what looks suspiciously like Spring weather.

I have a quick share today a Thank You card.


This is a very simple card for someone who owns a Westie.

CARD RECIPE

Image: Funstamps 'Westie' FD67 coloured with Copics
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics ~ 'Thank You' rub-on
Nestabilities: Standard Circles
Ribbon & Mat from stash

Sorry it's such a quick one today, but have loads of chores to get done.  Thank you for all your lovely comments I do enjoy reading them all.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Anniversary Wishes

Hi everyone,

Dare I say it ~ I think Spring has finally sprung!  We had glorious sunshine here in Warwickshire over the weekend and that awful biting cold wind has finally disappeared.

Today I have a card that I made for my Hubby for our Wedding Anniversary which was towards the end of last month.


CARD RECIPE

Image: Penny Black ~ 'Cupful of Love' ~ 3780H
Colouring Medium: Copics
Backing Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ 'Wild Asparagus' & Bazill Basics
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamps ~ 'Frame-It'
Pearls: Doodlebug 'Mini Pearls' Bon Bon Assortment
Ribbon from stash

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

Electic Ellapu ~ 'Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary'
Great Impressions ~ Pastel Colours and/or Polka Dots
Stamping Sensations ~ 'Special Occasions'

That's me done for today ~ looking forward to the next episode of Broadchurch tonight ~ I'm totally hooked!

Have a great evening.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Happy Easter Part Two!

Hi everyone,

As I mentioned in my previous post I have two Easter cards to share with you ~ belatedly!

We were in North Wales over the Easter weekend and had a thoroughly nice time too ~ we are not go-away people, preferring our own company and home ~ besides with three dogs there are not many places we can land ourselves (the dogs don't do kennels) ~ but staying with my Dad and Stepmom was great and the dogs loved walkies on the beach.

So, here is card number two made for my Dad and Stepmom.


As you can see, it is a variation on the previous card, just made in a different colour way.

CARD RECIPE

Image: Penny Black ~ 'Basket of Chicks' ~ 2866J
Colouring Medium: Copics
Backing Papers: My Mind's Eye 'Pretty Please' Spring Papers (free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine ages ago) & Bazill Basics
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts & Mulberry Crafts UK
Sentiment: Computer generated using font 'Marcello Handwriting'
Punches (used for sentiment): Stampin; Up ~ 'Large Oval' & 'Scallop Oval'
Ribbon: From stash

Artistic Inspirations ~ Challenge 35 'Easter/Spring'
Red Carpet Studio ~ Challenge #30 "Easter Parade'

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Easter

Hi everyone,

Firstly many thanks for all your lovely comments ~ I love reading them and thoroughly appreciate the time you all take out to comment ~ I know how precious time is.

Today I am sharing two Easter cards that I made ~ I know I am late, but we were away at Easter and not being blog savvy I hadn't scheduled a post to coincide with Easter itself!

This is the first card ~ made for my Mom.

                          
                                                            
   
CARD RECIPE

Image: Penny Black ~ 'Basket of Chicks' ~ 2866J
Colouring Medium: Copics
Backing Papers: Bo Bunny 'Country Garden' & Bazill Basics
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts & Mulberry Crafts UK
Sentiment: Computer generated using font 'Marcello Handwriting'
Punches (used for sentiment): Stampin; Up ~ 'Large Oval' & 'Scallop Oval'
Ribbon: From stash

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

Artistic Inspirations ~ Challenge 35 'Easter/Spring'
Red Carpet Studio ~ Challenge #30 "Easter Parade'

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.