Tuesday, 30 April 2013


 This is a second card made with sweet poppy stencils.  I have used white paste and sprinkled it with silver glitter whilst it is still wet giving the darker appearance.  The 'Happy Birthday' die is one from pink frog and really very useful.The card is really lovely and I think that my photo does not do it justice, I really need to take some lessons!!
Have a wonderful day, thank you for popping by and leaving your comments. x x

Wedding Day

This card was made for a very special couple for their wedding day.  My friend Claire and I created this from the scraps left over from the wedding favour's ... it will just match everything beautifully.
The  photo itself has come out a little dark, in real life the colours just look so natural.  The base card is 8 x8 and made using cream pearl card.  We have added another base of pearly white paper.  On top of this there is a base of hessian the leftovers from the favour bags, together with the lace and the gorgeous green ribbon which is the colour of the bridesmaid dresses.
  The cake has been made using the stencil from sweet poppy and white paste coloured with lettuce green alcohol ink, a sprinkling of fine glitter makes it extra special.  The tag from magnolia, a do hickey die has been stamped with "on your wedding day" from clarity stamps.
All finished off with pearly swirls and paper flowers.  A beautiful card  we hope you would agree X x

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Man's World

Hi to everyone who has popped by today, it is a beautiful sunny Saturday morning as I blog at my kitchen table.  Finally I have a few moments to do this.  Time has just simply flown by and been full of family being poorly and busy days at work.  Perhaps this sounds like your life too!

This morning I bring cards that I have created just recently for the men in my life! 

The theme for my grandson's birthday was a jungle one and this card is just right.  The letters are stamped out using an alphabet from penny black, I have had it for a very long time, but is so useful as the focus point of a card.  The little 'hugs' label is one from a collection by Little Claire. 
I was in one of those well known stationary shops and saw the jungle toppers, I couldn't resist them ... Lion, Zebra and palm tree, there was also a Monkey he is inside :) and they just added the finishing touches.The stamps are from Stamping up.
These cards I really like.  They are neat, clean and simple.  The same but different!  I have made them with a stamp that came free on the front of a magazine that you might have found in a craft shop a month or two ago. 
The globe has been stamped with clear versa mark and embossed with a rust coloured embossing powder.  I have cut it out and mounted it on sticky pads in front of a circular topper from Kanban.  Happy Birthday has been die cut from dies that are available from Pink Frog.  I think that they are very useful and come in a range of words ready for you to add to your cards.  The cards have then nee finished off with raffia, safety pins, buttons and cogs from Tim Holtz.
I hope that I have inspired you to do some crafting this week end.... have a wonderful time.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Sunday

Hello, and Happy Easter to all of you out there celebrating with the Easter Bunny.  I have two cards to post today.  The first is another flip top card, using a stamp set from papermania and is very appropriate as I had a hot cross bun for my breakfast this morning!

Instead of using pens or water colours to colour in my Easter characters I have dabbed a sponge lightly onto the ink pad and then stippled this on to the card after stamping, just to give a hint of colour.  I think they have turned out rather well and is a happy alternative to colouring in.

The second card I have made also uses the the Easter characters but this time I have decoupaged them and placed them as though they were looking over a wall.  I am not sure that the ears, chick and egg have come out very well in the photo but I have coloured them in using fluffy paint. and sponged in the same way as the first card.  The edge punch is from Martha Stewart.
Have a wonderful Easter week end and I will be back again soon.  Elizabeth X x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

beautiful butterflies

With all the offers on the television for spellbinder dies I thought I would share this card that I made a while ago with you.
Thanks must go to my friend Gill as they were her dies that I used.

I have used spellbinders border motif die together with their beautiful butterflies circle die.
The sentiment comes from Lily of the Valley.  Just a short post but I hope you are inspired by the card.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

A bag to go with the card.

Hello on this beautifully snowy morning!
As my friend said she feels more like making Christmas cards rather than spring birthday cards.. it is so picturesque.
I thought that you might like to see the matching bag in a box that goes with the sewing cards.  It is made from a card base 4 1/2 inches square, scored at 1 inch on all sides.  You simply snip the corners and make into a box base. 
Using a sheet of strong pretty paper 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches put red double sided tape on one short edge and one long edge.  Tape the long edge around the outside of the box and then tape the sort sides together to complete the bag shape.  I have used a round tab punch threading spotty ribbon through for the handles.  Finishing off with a sentiment using the curly label extra large punch.
The flower is made using a  quilling die from X cut.  Inspiration can also be seen earlier within my blog in the post Just believe.
Have a wonderful day whether you are enjoying the outdoors or tucked up warm inside. X x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sew really lovely to be back

Hello :)
It is really lovely to be back.  Sometimes life gets a little too busy and things go by the wayside and that is what has happened to my blog.
I do hope that you will like the cards that I am posting today, they are especially dedicated to my friends who I shared a wonderful week end with stamping and colouring, cutting and sticking!

I have used the most wonderful papers from Tilda called Sewingbird.  The die cut is on the edge sewing edge from Tim Holtz, the embossing folder is also from Tim Holtz.  There are lots of small embellishments that go to decorate the cards too.  This first card has been decorated with a scallop flower, made by punching out, spritzing with water and then scrunching it up a little.  I have put a brad in the centre and left it to dry.   The leaves are cut from a long border spellbinders die called vine leaves, this makes a wonderful border too.
This second card is a little more special, I have made it as a flip top card. so the tab you see on the left hand side can be pulled to reveal a hidden message!  You will notice that I have actually cut off about 1" of the front of the card on the right hand side just to give the card a bit of interest. The little dressmakers dummy has been paper pieced.  That is I have stamped it out once on the card and a second time on the sewing bird paper, cut it out and stuck this over the first stamped image.  The stamps I have used are all freebies from the front of magazines.  The little charm is from hobby house.

I do hope that you have a lovely week end and I will post again soon X x

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