30 Jun 2009

Lilac Memories

Evening everyone I said yesterday I had a second remembrance book to show you so here it is.
As with the green book I cut the pages using my own design die, the front and back covers is cut from chipboard and covered both sides.The pages are double thickness acid & lignin free card and all pages are overlaid with die cut open page leaves cut from K&co and Vanessa Arbuthnott designer papers.
I have also used Luxury Prima flowers , coloured, Pearl brads & crystal brads, Tibetan silver charms, Martha Stewart's Adhesive gems and pearls etc the album is bound with 2 large hinged book rings garnished with May arts ribbons, the Stamps used are from Nicky's sympathy range at Stamping all day.
These books are available to ordered via my shop Die cut Dreams priced at £30 plus £3.50 (UK) 1st class recorded p&p we need 14 days notice for book orders.

29 Jun 2009

Book of Remembrance

I was commissioned to make a book of Remembrance so I thought I would show it to you tonight as I have just finished it, I have one more to show but its not quite finished yet.
I cut the pages using my own design die, the front and back covers is cut from chipboard and covered both sides.
The pages are double thickness acid & lignin free card and all pages are overlaid with die cut open page leaves cut from K&co and Vanessa Arbuthnott designer papers.
I have also used Luxury Prima flowers , coloured brads & crystal brads, Tibetan silver charms, Martha Stewart's Adhesive gems and pearls etc the album is bound with 2 large hinged book rings garnished with May arts ribbons, the Stamps used are from Nicky's sympathy range at Stamping all day .




Anything but a Card

The theme over at Die cut Dreams Challenge is "Anything but a Card" so no cards this week but you can make any other craft/ paper project you like , above are my 2 DT projects and if you pop over to Die cut Dreams Challenge blog you will see more from Vikki .
There is a prize for the challenge you can see it in the 2 photos below and you can read more about it over at Die cut Dreams Challenge also every person that enter is welcome to help themselves to the award that is over on that blog.
Hope you have time to come and join in the fun, Happy crafting everyone.

Sketch Saturday is a Picnic

Morning all another beautiful day down her in sunny Gosport and I am getting ready to go get weighed at Slimming World so fingers crossed but before I go here is my card for the Sketch Saturday challenge , to make this card I used ;
Papers from the new BG lemonade collection
The Hanglar stamped image is coloured with copic markers
Large metal flower spacer is from Stamping all day
Embossed flower by Prima
have a great day

28 Jun 2009

Just Magnolia Monthly challenge

Over at the Just Magnolia blog they have a monthly challenge This month the challenge is to alter a container - ANY container - for example a recycled paper bag, a empty box of chocolates, a custom made box, a canvas bag, a tin, a plastic tub - even a photo album, so I have altered these recycled brown paper Book bought from Asda for £1 and made a journal from it, I have used one of the new Tilda stamps and coloured her with my Promakers & Copic markers.
I also used BG lemonade papers and Prima flowers, May arts ribbons and a few other bits from my stash.

Incey wincey Spyder !!!

I have been given this great award by the lovely Lyn aka Spyder thank you so much Lyn you are too kind and it was very sweet of you to think of me. Lyn (Spyder) has a great blog full of yummy cards and projects so if you haven't been to have a peek I fully recommend you pop over (take a cuppa with you coz your gonna be there a while there is plenty to look at !!) and take a look for yourself.
As I already have this award on this blog I hope that Lyn won't mind if I give it out from my challenge blog over at Die cut Dreams Challenge blog , so if anyone is in the mood for a challenge why not pop over and have ago the new challenge for the week ahead has just been posted.
Thanks again Lyn you are a sweetie xx

Froggy Penny Black Challenge Card

This is the card I made following the great sketch over at the PBSC blog.
I used papers from American traditional designs and coloured the cute little frog stamp with promarkers , ribbons are from American Crafts sentiment stamp from SU and the little felt flowers are from my stash.

Just magnolia Challenge Sketch

There is a fantastic sketch to follow over on the Just Magnolia blog for this weeks challenge set by Bev , this is my entry
To make this card I have used the Magnolia Cupcake stamp coloured with promarkers, the papers are from the BG Lemonade range and I have stitched them round the edges and distressed them, flowers are Prima hydrangea's , brads from Doodlebug Designs
I have also used my SU scalloped edging punch and the scalloped oval punch and sentiment stamp also by SU.
Hope you like it , Have a great Sunday everyone.

Woody's Crafty World

I would like to introduce you to my youngest son Woody who has just persuaded me to set him up with his own blog, Woody is only 12 and has special learning need but loves anything arty and likes the computer too so I thought it would be good for him to join all us crafters in blogland, if you get a spare moment please pop over and visit his blog at Woodys Crafty World , where he will be posting his little works of art
Have a great day everyone

27 Jun 2009

Bella - Sketch Friday

Oh how I love Bella stamps this is ParisBella isn't she just darling, I have coloured her with my promakers.
I have made this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge, they have a great sketch this week.
To make it I used the lovely new BG lemonade papers which I have stitched and distressed, the flowers are Prima Hydrangeas all the other bits & bods are from my stash.

Cuddly Page Swap

This is a little fat page I made to swap with my good friend Jo, or as Jo has nick named them a "cuddly page" as she knows my dislike for the word "f.a.t." !!! LOL
Our theme this month was chosen by myself "Cupcakes" I can't eat them on the Slimming world diet but these are totally calorie free !! he he

26 Jun 2009

My Lucky Day !!!

Today just couldn't get any better for me as you will already know if you read my earlier post I got a huge present from our Vikki here, and if your were reading my blog some weeks ago you will see that my lovely eldest Son Reid won a bronze medal in the Major International Culinary Challenge in conjunction with The Craft Guild of Chef well today was the finals and I waved him off on the ferry this morning as he went to cook in the final at Raymond Blanc's restaurant "Brasserie Blanc" in Portsmouth He returned this afternoon after claiming second place...... Raymond had remarked it was close between 1st and 2ND but Reid was happy with second place after all he is only 15 years old...............can you tell I am one proud mum tonight (and there will be photos to follow on Monday !! so I will be blogging them proudly as soon as I get my paws on them!!!he he) but not only that Raymond gave Reid his email so that they can try to work out something if possible for Reid to do his work experience in the restaurant and a possibility of a apprenticeship !!!!!
And my lucky day doesn't stop there ..........today I found out I was chosen to be in the fav five in the "Stampin´for the Weekend" challenge also earlier this week I was in the fav five over in the Stamp with us challenge plus I won this weeks challenge at the Creative Card Crew challenge blog so I was happy , Lucky and stunned all at once.
And now I have been given a lovely award by http://www.pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ I am thrilled you think I am worthy of the award Janis thank you so much. If any of you haven't been to visit Janice's fab blog I recommend you hop on over there for a peek at her lovely creations and fantastic blog.
Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now as I have already been given this award on all 3 of my blogs and so I have already passed it out so I would like to pass the award to anyone of my followers who would like to take it as a big thank you for following my blog and taking the time to visit me and leave lovely comments , Thank you. I don't want to be greedy but with all this luck flying around I have just bought a Euro Lottery ticket for tonight ...................well you never know !!! lol