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Friday, 9 September 2016

Miss You

Well blog readers I've certainly missed you all.  Life has been a little up and down here with holidays, no phone line or internet for a week and I've not been well.  All in all a strange, apart from a fabulous holiday, few weeks.  Hence my cute froggie card to say I've missed connecting with you all.

I'm on the way to being better I hope so hopefully focus and concentration will remain with me and I'll be back with more projects to share.

For the time being enjoy this cute frog from the Stampin' Up! hostess set Love You Lots teamed with the fabulous Pop of Pink (pink on this piece is missing in action too lol!!) designer papers and the Labeller Alphabet stamp set which I finally resisted no longer.

I didn't, but I do now rather love Cucumber Crush green.  Do you?

Zx

Challenges
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Christmas Card Club - Stampin' Up! Shaker Card


Just back from a fantastic family road trip in France primarily to visit Olivia's french exchange friend Zoe, and for us to meet her lovely parents Ghislaine and Mattieu.  This is us in Cahors by the unique 3 towered bridge, although the quick witted of you will see the photo is of only 2 towers! It seems ironic to be sharing Christmas cards with photos like the one above when the temperature reached 38C whilst we were there also when today at home too is by UK standards warm and sunny.  

As a result of a week of drinking wine, eating cheese and delicious Canard Magret and Fois Gras (when is France and all that...... it would be rude and foolish not to partake),  I'm late with my fortnightly Christmas Card Club challenge card which has most definitely proved to be a challenge. I have struggled to take a good picture for my card challenge set by  Margaret who asked us for a card with baubles and I thought I'd go for a simple shaker card, but it the picture doesn't show how pretty and delicate it is in real life.  




I've stamped in versamark and then added 'heat and stick' powder and heated it very gently before adding Stampin' Up! gold glitter to the snowflake from Holly Jolly Greetings and the border from Peace this Christmas both sets are in the annual catalogue. The shaker beads are from my stash and the bauble is hanging on gold thread wrapped around the card multiple times and a bow with the new natural trim ribbon with gold.


Now all that remains is the usual post holiday chores and whilst the sun shines I'm off to do more washing!!! Oh joy.  

Please do visit the other ladies in the club who have lots of great ideas for bauble inspired Christmas cards for you.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and have a great week.

Zx



Saturday, 6 August 2016

Sunshine Wishes on a Rainy Day

When life gets tough for whatever reason it's always nice to receive something bright and cheerful in the post. Today we spend so much time on social media it is easy to forget that taking the time to make a card for a friend who is struggling has so much more impact to brighten their day than a message on the internet.

Hence my card today, which I've sent recently to a friend in the that position.  I hope it has put a smile on her face and helped her face the challenges in her life a little stronger today.

You will love the Sunshine Wishes dies and although I haven't used them here there is a coordinating stamp set called Sunshine Sayings.

 


Brighten someone's day with a cheerful card sent with love via snail mail! 

Zx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Back to School for Moving Along with the Times


Time for Team A over at Moving Along with the Times to share their next challenge with you all. This month the theme was chosen by Amy.  We'd love to see your creations for Back to School.

I've made my DT card using Stampin' Up!  Labelling Alphabet set and the ever popular owl punch. He's so adorable and very cute just like all the new kids starting back to school soon.

He's standing on a pile of books created with the new Classic Label punch and the 1/2 " circle punch. His page of paper is from the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper and I cut the shape of it using the Project Life Cards and Labels dies.   A sweet little apple for the teacher is from Thoughtful Branches which is now available to purchase, but only during  August while stocks last.

When I first saw the theme of the challenge I was stumped, but the trusty owl has come up with goods.  You can make so many characters with this little chap from teachers to nurses to tulips to ghosts and many more.  If he's not part of your craft supplies he's really a timeless addition to consider.

Please do join our challenge and check out all the other DT cards here.

Happy school day memories to you all.

Zx

Also in Challenges

    Sunny Day Crafting  -  Back to School 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Perfect for Wedding Cards


We are in the midst of wedding season and what better to use for those all important congratulation cards but the Stampin Up Floral Phrases stamp set and coordinating Detailed Floral Thinlet Dies.

I love the fact they work with what ever colour scheme you need and are very simple, but very WOW too.  Here you can see mint macaron teamed with night of navy along with whisper white and some tiny pearls.

If you like heat embossing you'll not want to be without the new copper embossing powder it is so luxurious and perfect for special occasions.


From today you can now redeem coupons earned in July.  Order online via my shop or contact me to order, but you will need your coupon codes for both methods.  Check you emails as they will have been sent to you if you ordered a minimum of £45 in a single order in July.

Happy wedding days to all this summer.
Zx