Friday, 29 April 2016

Flip fold cards

Flip fold cards are so easy to make and they look so effective. I have a few birthdays coming up next month so I've made a few, all different colours.

There is still plenty of room inside to write a message to the lucky recipient.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Simply sketched monthly challenge

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

This is my first ever blog hop – how exciting.

This is the sketch we were given this month by Karen McDonald:

I have been following Michelle Zanotti’s blog this month on ‘Let’s use the Leftovers…Series’ so when I saw the five circles on the right I knew exactly which colours I wanted to use.

The retiring 2014-2016 In Colours are, from top to bottom, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss. I would never have thought of using them together but I think they look stunning – I hope you do too.

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Card swap – March

The card swap for this month is Trains, planes and automobiles.

I had recently bought the ‘Guy Greetings’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and fortunately this included a lovely vintage car. I was rather pleased with how this turned out.

My card from Angelina at Intatwyne Designs is a slider card and is absolutely stunning. I’ve never made a slider card so I think I need to check out some videos on You Tube and start practising!

The theme for next month is Pets or Animals – again another hard one for me as I don’t have any stamps that are suitable.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Craft and Crumpet

Craft and Crumpet is a lovely café and gift shop in Accrington, Lancashire. The gift shop sells locally handmade gifts and cards. The owner, Shirley, posted on Facebook that she was looking for new and interesting items to stock in her gift shop.

So I sent her an email and arranged to go and see her with my boxes and bags. For some reason I also took some cards with me as well.

Shirley was interested in quite a few of my bags and boxes and thought they would sell. She loved the cards and asked me to make some for her to display. She particularly asked me to make some that were specific to crafters.  These are some of the cards I made.

I popped into Craft and Crumpet for lunch with my friend Pam at the beginning of last month and was rather pleased to see all my boxes, bags and covered notebooks displayed on this trolley.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Anniversary cards

It is my wedding anniversary on 4th April. I have been married to my wonderful husband for eight years.

I have made him a shaker card this year. It was my first attempt and I have to say I’m rather pleased with it. Fortunately Gary likes purple too!

We have a couple of wedding anniversary's coming up in May so I've made these rather sweet cards.

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