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Monday, 24 March 2014

Happy Watercolour - Stepped Up

Well I had a lovely time catching up with friends on Friday evening, and we even managed to get some cards made ;-)

One of the cards we made was featured in an earlier post, but also like to show a 'stepped up' version when I can, and this one was right up my street. I'm definitely into grungy at the moment :-)

I did some ripping and tearing and then hand stitched around the edges using linen thread. The hexagon hive thinlit die also features in the stepped up version, it did get to the stage of just stepping away from the card before I took it too OTT. I'm pleased with the end result though.

Thank you to my loyal and lovely friends for coming along to my first class at home :-)

Have a fab week everyone.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Easter Elegance DSP

Hello, I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday....wasn't it glorious.
I have a really quick post today as I need to finish getting organized for the end of the week, and I know if I don't get it done tonight I'll be chasing my tail all week!

This is another 12 x 12 page using the Eastern Elegance DSP, and I've combined it with quite a few different dies (all scraps which I had left over from other projects and which just happened to be perfect for this little project) :-)

I've made a hidden journaling section which I'll write in before popping this in the album which my son will eventually have. I love that he and his children will be able to look at a photo and see the story that goes with it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a fab week.

Monday, 10 March 2014

A weekend away

...and what a fun and inspiring weekend away it was too. I was away on a Scrapbook retreat with two lovely friends Debby and Doreen, and as the tables were quite large we were seated with a wonderful group of ladies who made us very welcome, and kept us in stitches all weekend with their extremely entertaining conversations. A very talented bunch they are too, as there were several challenges over the weekend...9 in all....and between them they won 5 of the 9. Well done ladies, and very well deserved.

As I was scrapbooking it goes without saying that I must have a scrapbook page for you today....and few close ups too. I was inspired by a stunning page that one of the ladies (Sam) did for a challenge where she distressed the edges of the paper. I haven't done this in such a long time and I'd forgotten just how much I love this style...the messier the better ;-)

....and a couple of close ups to see more of the detail.

Hope you have a great week.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Missed a day!

...and I was doing so well for a while, managing to post at least once a week, until now! Mind you, I only missed it by a day so I think I'll forgive myself ;-)

Today's offering is actually one of the cards my ladies will be making at my March card class in a couple of weeks, and is also very similar in layout to the make and takes I'm currently doing for parties. If you'd like to come along to the class on either the 21st or 22nd March then please do get in touch with me. Alternatively if you fancy having a party yourself (and perhaps earning yourself some freebies) then please email or call me, I'd love to show you how easy it is to create a beautiful card.

I now seem to have a smoke filled front room....burning toast really does make quite a thick haze doesn't it!! Off to rescue my kitchen before I need the Fire Brigade. Classes won't be subject to this I promise ;-)

Take care