Saturday, 1 February 2014

Good morning everyone! The sun is shining here in Norfolk and it feels good to be alive. It was my birthday yesterday and I had such a lovely day with my family and had so many lovely messages from all my new crafting friends,it really made my day even better,so thank you to you all.

Well it's a new month and that means there is a new challenge starting over at Gruffies and Guests challenge blog. The theme this month is " love is in the air" and our sponsor for this one is " Dawn till dusk craft supplies" who are giving a £10 voucher for this months winning entry so it's well worth popping over and entering your creation for a chance to win

I decided for this challenge I would design a card that wasn't the usual red hearts type and do something different. So for my DT card this month I went with one of my favourite (and oh how long the list of favourites are) house mouse images. I know,I know,but I can't help it,I just love them and make no apologies for this obsession.
These  two characters dressed up as Bee's just stole my heart, so I thought they would be perfect as a Valentine card. I love how dramatic the black and yellow are together.

I used my usual 8x8 card and cut a piece of yellow card to fit.
Then I added the black card and embossed it using  the A4 Embossalicious Argyle folder from crafters companion.
I then layered the image on to the same yellow and black card. 
Then I typed the words I wanted in a font I liked and printed it out. For the larger yellow layer at the back I used spellbinders Butterflies circles and for the smaller yellow layer I used one of the Stately circles dies ,again from spellbinders. The black and centre layers were Xcut scalloped circles. 

I hope you like it, I love it and will be saving it to give to Hubby on Valentines day. I hope it has inspired you to try something different from the norm,happy crafting to you all. 

I have entered this into the Just for fun challenge 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Good morning fellow crafters,I hope you are all managing to get some crafting done? I have been busy the last couple of weeks decorating my bedroom. Things take me much longer to do these days as I have to do a little,rest a lot unlike years ago when I would have had a room done in 48 hours and not slept until it was finished. Oh how we waste our youth and spend the rest of our lives wishing we had made the most of it while we had it. It's a very true saying that " Youth is wasted on the young" You see older people going about their daily lives and never imagine how many of them are suffering terrible pain in silence with a smile on their faces until it's you doing it. So to all of you that craft for therapy or to take your minds off the daily pain you suffer I Salute you all. I know it puts me in a place where I can be happy and forget my woes.
After resting for a few days I am hoping to get in my craft room for a couple of days and make some much needed cards. One of the bonuses of being on a few design teams is that it makes you get in there and make something when you may otherwise just rest,and although at times you need to rest it is not good to get into a rut of doing to much of it. So hopefully I will be back soon with some new creations to share with you. So in the meantime happy crafting to you all xx