Friday, 1 August 2014

Third design card for CCAYR August


This is my second design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

The background paper was free with a magazine - I've mounted this on to a stardream black card that has a lovely sparkly look to it. I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps, Rubber Stampede 'Santa collage', inked with versafine black onyx and heat embossed with black detail powder, as was the Crafter's Companion Sentimentals sentiment stamp.The glittered swirls were from Poundland.





Second design card for CCAYR August


This is my second design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

The background is a piece of Hunkydory gold foiled card. The embossed square was cut from the Teresa Collins 'swirltangle' embossing folder that was run through my eBosser and then swiped with versamark before being heat embossed with Funstamps pearl plum embossing powder - this has a lovely almost iridescent sheen. The Anita's stamp was inked with memento grape jelly and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers and gem brad are Panduro.


CCAYR August challenge


This is my first design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

I love black, white and hot pink together, so I enjoyed making this card. The image is the lovely Inkadinkado reindeer inked with versafine black onyx and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder (I wish that the gloss of the embossing showed up on the photo). The  two lovely black organza flowers with the pearls centres were a prize from Flourish with a bling. The hot pink sparkly card is from one of my offcuts boxes. The Crafter's Companion Sentimentals stamp was likewise inked with the versafine and heat embossed with detail black. This and the image were mounted on to offcuts of silver mirror card.


This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
Treasured times 21: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes
DL.ART August anything goes

Butterfly blue


This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stampers 'just because' challenge - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team - and we would love to see you joining in our challenge.

I used Karen Middleton's Sweet Pea Stamps 'butterfly blue' rubber stamp (also available as a digi), coloured with spectrum noir, mounted on to a piece of matching card before mounting on to the background paper from a pad called' summer textures'. The flowers with brad are Panduro hobby, the sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards and the felt buttons from Poundland.

I'm showing this card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for August - please click on the link and have a look if you haven't yet found this challenge blog - and, if you love using patterned paper, please join in.


This is also for:

Butterfly challenges 12: summertime butterflies
Sweet stampin: take flight
Make my Monday: butterflies
Hobby cutz 58: buttons galore
Shopping our stash 162: triple threat - three of one type of embellishments - buttons
Lacy sunshine 38: flowers
Craft your passion 224: flower power
Top tip Tuesday: material girl (felt buttons)
Melonheadz friends: things with wings or tails
Try it on Tuesday: things with wings

CHNC challenge extra for August 2014


I find it hard to believe that today is 1 August - here we are already in the eighth month of the year and Christmas is getting closer. Even those crafters who think there is plenty of time before the 'panic' season are beginning to think that it might be a good idea to make a start on their Christmas cards. So why not come and join in with CHNC challenge extra for August. I know that many visitors to my blog have been joining in since earlier in the year, but perhaps some haven't - I'd love to see your entries during August. Please click the challenge link to see the lovely designs by the rest of my team.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for August. I used Bugaboo Stamps AKV Santa - chimney and frosty digi paper - Bugaboo Stamps are always the kind sponsors of my monthly Christmas challenges. I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint and tore round a perspex oval template, using a bigger one to tear round an offcut piece of paper with a small panel down the right of the card. The main background paper is one of Bugaboo's frosty digis. The fancy border against the brown paper was free with a magazine.I wish that the Ho Ho Hos would show us like they do in real life because they are bright shiny red.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Crafter's cafe 74: use a digi
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mum's memory box


At the home where mum is they have provided memory boxes to help the staff and visitors to be able to talk to residents to try and keep memories alive. Mum has Alzheimer's and so this is very helpful, although, sadly, she remembers little of what these are about. She is particularly interested in the picture of her as a baby with her parents and her wedding photo.

So these are the items I chose to put in her box, which is on her door:


I love this photo - the oldest one that we have of nana and grandad and a very rare picture of grandad in a suit. He was in the navy and most pictures we have are in naval uniform, including their wedding photo.


Mum and dad's wedding day:


Mum still enjoys singing and joins in enthusiastically at any opportunity:


Mum hasn't been able to knit or sew for some years now, but she used to. I can remember her making me a coat and hat to match and lots of jumpers etc. I learned to knit at an early age and when I was about 12 we used to knit garments between us - I would do the back and she would do the front, for example.


Mum went into the Post Office when she left school, had a break when she had us children and went back to work when dad was poorly when I was about eleven - and continued to work at the PO until he retired, became the cashier and later was auditor for all the sub offices. She also enjoyed many years as Church Treasurer - she loved working with figures.


And from an early age mum was a Sunday School teacher - I think she only had a break of a couple of weeks when we moved to Bromley before she got roped in to take a class ... and continued till 1990 something. She also began helping in BB from 1968 onwards (and that's me in the photo too!!)


I'm sharing these for the following challenges:

Handmade harbour: handmade Monday 178
The paper girls 60: old time photos
Ooh-la-la 161: vintage (the photo of mum as a baby is definitely vintage - taken in 1922 - she was born in November 1921)
Tuesday throwdown 206: other than a card or tag
The squirrel and the fox 75: inspired by a song - Memories are made of this, Dean Martin
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 239: it's all the same - monochrome (2nd photo)
Creatalicious 65: monochrome
Just inspirational monthly challenge: stitching (5th photo)
Just inspirational: hobbies and sports (5th photo - hobbies: knitting and sewing)
Alphabet: L for lace (5th photo)
Red carpet studio 75: pitch perfect - music (4th photo)
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 222: music (4th photo)
Cutie pie 74: love and marriage (3rd photo - cute little bridesmaid)
613 avenue create 82: anything goes + option: use a sentiment
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 142: anything goes
Treasured times 21: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 22: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67

Fan-tastic Tuesday 46: anything goes


Today sees the start of Fan-tastic challenge 46 which is 'anything goes' - please click the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team - and we would love to see your entries.

The challenge is being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps and I have used Di's Digi Downloads 'hello strawberries' coloured on my card together with K & Co Berry Sweet papers and a sentiment generated on my Dymo Letratag.


This is also for:

A creative romance: let's do lunch (strawberries and ice cream will do nicely!)
Stamp dreams 42: birthday
Inky chicks 34: happy birthday
Seema crafts July: child's birthgday
Fairytale challenge 96: use a digital stamp image
As you like it: favourite sentiment and why: happy birthday, because every has a birthday to send a card to
The squirrel and the fox 75: inspired by a song or movie - 'strawberry fair'
The crafting cafe July: feeling fruity
Whimsy July: summertime
Allways something creative 79: summer
Little Claire 47: summertime
Deep ocean 83: summer colours
Simply create too 66: for a child
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 29: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
DL.ART July: anything goes

Monday, 28 July 2014

Blues and greens


The background paper is an offcut from a Basic Grey 12 x 12. - I chose this because it has a green distressed look, but, unfortunately, it doesn't show up well.

The two circles were cut on my cricut (from offcut pieces), and then embossed using the Embossalicious floral vine folder with my eBosser. The outer circle was sanded to reveal the white core of the DCWV card that I used and the inner one was brushed with broken china distress in. It's quite difficult to see the effect of this on the photo, but looks better in real life.

The rosette was part of a set from Poundland and the two flowers from Hobbycraft. This is an 8 x 8 card as the circles are quite large. I rounded the corners to fit in with the circles theme.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets week 135
Hobbybook: lots of circles
Craft your passion 224: flower power
Pile it on 30: embossing
Simon says Wednesday: emboss it
Crazy 4 challenges 246: more than one fold (the rosette)
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 29: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
DL.ART July: anything goes

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 91: for a man, week 2


This is my design card for week 2 of the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 91 'for a man' - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge here.

Very similar to the card I made for week 1, this time using Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'BSA silhouette' by Sentimental Susan, this time printing the sentiment at the same time as the bike, on to the print out from a google map.


This is also for:

Card mania 52: vacation or travel
Simon says Monday challenge: J is for ... (journey)
Eclectic ellapu: county, travel, holiday etc
Sugar creek hollow 91: on the road (vintage bike)
Brown sugar 104: for the boys
Fairytale challenge 96: use a digital stamp image
613 avenue 82: anything goes + option: use a sentiment
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 29: anything goes
Creative fingers 44: anything goes
Penny's 187: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Trees, trees, trees ...


It was Sylvie's turn to choose the topic for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she wants to see trees. I have to confess that I meant my card to be up soon after midnight, but it wasn't to be. What I tried just didn't work and it didn't look any better in the cool light of day this morning.

We went to church this morning for the first time for five weeks (we were away for one Sunday and then I was ill) and we then had lunch out, so, after we got home, I got started on making another card. The background for this is a free background for iPads on the internet - I took out the trees that would have been behind the embossed one that I added because it wouldn't have shown up properly. I also changed the colour to be more green, but there is still a bluey tinge that I like.

I used a piece of white spotted vellum to emboss using the Cuttlebug Christmas tree embossing folder which I then brushed with bundled sage distress ink. The two smaller Christmas trees in the corner were die cut using the same spotty patterned vellum using two of the Die'sire spruce trees dies. Brads and gems added and the sentiment circle.

The card has a bit more dimension than can be seen on the photo.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 35: anything goes
My perfect life festive 48 week 29
Sparkles Christmas 42: a winter's scene
Twisted Tuesday 81: a Christmas forest in July
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 159: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 247: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 111: Christmas in July
Craft your passion 223: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
City crafter 221: Christmas in July
Clear it out: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 82: Christmas in July
Bloggers challenge: Christmas in July
That's crafty: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Digi choosday 29: xmas in July
Die cutttin' divas 175: Christmas in July (used two Die'sire spruce trees dies)
ABC Christmas: O is for obscured (some of the picture underneath is obscured by the embossed vellum and the smaller die cut vellum trees)
Paper make up digi make over 150: die cuts/punches
The sisterhood of crafters: die cuts and/or punches
Dare to be sassy 239: it's all the same
Creatalicious 65: monochrome
Catered crop: vellum
Paper pretties 320: pink/green
Pile it on 30: embossing
Simon says Wednesday: emboss it
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
A song in your He{ART} 12: when you wish upon a star
613 avenue 82: anything goes + option: use a sentiment
Creative fingers 44: anything goes
Penny's 187: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67

Saturday, 26 July 2014

CHNC challenge 187: cute


It's time for CHNC challenge 187: cute - yes, you have seen something similar before for last week's challenge and the week before, but while the papers etc were out I made a few different cards. So I used some offcut pieces of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas and some more of those stickers that were used last week and the week before.

Please click on the link to find out more about CHNC challenge 187 - you will see that, as usual, there are some fab prizes to be won - it would be great to see lots joining in.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Hiding in my craft room 159: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 247: Christmas in July
Corrosive 204: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 111: Christmas in July
Craft your passion 223: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Lexi 121: Christmas in July
City crafter 221: Christmas in July
Clear it out: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 82: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Bloggers challenge: Christmas in July
That's crafty: Christmas
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 39: anything goes


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 39 which is, once again 'anything goes' - we would love you to join in - and please click the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

I used  Paper Pretties 'thanks a latte' (Paper Pretties are sponsoring the challenge and kindly provided the image). I used the image twice, flipping one horizontally and cropping and slanting so that I got the two cups saying 'cheers' together. I coloured with spectrum noir pens - I also coloured a white heart because I hadn't got one in blue. The backing vellum with wedding day sentiments, held with brads, is some that I have had for a long time.



This is also for:

Catered crop: vellum
The cutie pie 74: love and marriage
My heart pieces: wedding or anniversary
We do doobadoo 11: celebrations
Fussy & fancy 119: words
Hanna and friends 201: we celebrate
Fairytale 96: use a digital stamp image
Treasured times 21: anything goes
Penny's 187: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 73: anything goes
Crafty girls 23: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Crafty catz 241: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 22: anything goes


It's time for Completely Christmas challenge 22 - please click the link to join in the challenge and to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team.

For my design card I used Sparkle n Sprinkle 'a winter wonderland' (they are the sponsors of the challenge) - a ready coloured version. The background and the reverse side to mat the image have been in my Christmas box for ages and I can't remember where it came from. The strips across the top and bottom are Hunkydory snippets. I punched the stars out of a snippet pieces adding the silver stars and gold gems.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Sparkles Christmas 42: a winter's scene
Twisted Tuesday 81: a Christmas forest in July
Hiding in my craft room 159: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 247: Christmas in July
Corrosive 204: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 111: Christmas in July
Craft your passion 223: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Lexi 121: Christmas in July
City crafter 221: Christmas in July
Clear it out: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 82: Christmas in July
Bloggers challenge: Christmas in July
That's crafty: Christmas
Digi choosday 29: xmas in July
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
A song in your He{ART} 12: when you wish upon a star
Savvy handmade cards: reach for the stars
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Friday, 25 July 2014

It's your special day!


For this card I used a offcut from a 12 x 12 DCWV paper which had 'baby girl' on the other half. I thought the paper wasn't actually just for a baby. I punched the bottom with the Martha Steward punch that I used for the previous card and added the 3D sticker, the sentiment and the glittered rose. I think thi would be suitable for a wedding or an anniversary card, even an engagement.


This is for:

Crazy challenge 176: die cuts and punches
The sisterhood of crafters: die cuts and/or punches
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of pink
The cutie pie 74: love and marriage
My heart pieces: wedding or anniversary
Chocolate, coffee & cards 70: polka dots
Wags n whiskers 134: polka dots
Crafter's cafe 73: anything goes
Crafty girls 23: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Crafty catz 241: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

For the birds


While I'd got the punches out and a box of stickers (having made the previous card) I decided to make this one, using another Martha Stewart punch for the right hand edge. I cut some of the front of the card away.

Stickers are Express Yourself DIY.



This is for:

Inspiration avenue: hot pink summer sizzle
Polka doodles 30: clash the colours
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Crazy challenge 176: die cuts and punches
The sisterhood of crafters: die cuts and/or punches
Cute card Thursday 331: for the birds
In the pink 49: animal antics (includes birds)
Melonheadz friends: things with wings or tails
Try it on Tuesday: things with wings
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of pink
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 239: it's all the same
Creatalicious 65: monochrome
Left of center 38: black & white and one colour
613 avenue 81: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 23: anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
Crafter's cafe 73: anything goes
Crafty girls 23: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Hobbycutz 57: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 28: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 182: anything goes
Crafty catz 241: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes

Hot and cool


Hot colours and cool ice cream sundaes and cakes for a Happy Birthday. The glittered stickers are from Tiger. The Happy Birthday strip was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.


This is for:

Keep it simple 45: stickers
Inspiration avenue: hot pink summer sizzle
Polka doodles 30: clash the colours
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Crazy challenge 176: die cuts and punches

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Happy birthday with Scarlet's letter


Scarlet's letter was one of the Basic Grey papers I bought and I loved it and it is still one of my favourites - glad I still have some left from long ago. I've used it to create the punched circular background using a We R Memory Keepers mini 8 loops punch, matting on to a black card blank. The large flower is Papermania and the black organza layered flower with all the pearls in the centre was from Flourish with a bling - I chose some of these as part of a prize I won with the voucher to spend there.

The glittered sentiment tag isn't crooked, it's the look of the photo.


This is for:

Deep oceas 82: lots of layers
Just inspirational: 3 layers or more
Use your stuff 145: layers
Crazy challenge 176: die cuts/punches
Di's digi designs: dies and/or punches
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Inky chicks 34: happy birthday
Southern girls: circles and all things round
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Hobbycutz 57: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 28: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 66
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 45: anything goes


This is my design card for today's Fan-tastic Tuesday 45 - please click the link and see the lovely crafting of the team and join in the fun.

For my card I used a digital image kindly supplied by the sponsor, Sparkle n Sprinkle - 'Eve's sunflower', which I coloured with spectrum noirs.

The three die cuts were all created with Spellbinder's 'marvellous squares', using scraps that I've had for ages. Another piece matching the middle die was used for the background - can't remember where this came from - it was about time it was used. The flowers down the side were with a magazine, felt buttons from Poundland and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 134
Crafty sentiments: hand coloured image
Deep oceas 82: lots of layers
Just inspirational: 3 layers or more
Use your stuff 145: layers
Crazy challenge 176: die cuts/punches
Paper makeup digi makeover 150: die cuts/punches
Di's digi designs: dies and/or punches
Lacy sunshine 38: flowers
Artistic inspirations 101: buttons/anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Stamp and create July: birthday
Top tip Tuesday: material girl (fabric buttons)
Fairytale 96: use a digital stamp image
Graph it markers week 27: anything goes with a marker
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Hobbycutz 57: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 28: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 182: July anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
613 avenue 81: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 23: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 66
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes

Monday, 21 July 2014

Cheerful stamp pad 91: for a man


It's time for a new challenge on the Cheerful stamp pad and for challenge 91 we're asking to see creations 'for a man'. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love it if you join in with your own designs.

My design card is clean and simple made with a print out from a google map which I then ran through the printer again to add the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'BSA bike' by Sentimental Susan (our sponsor).I then added the computer generated sentiment mounted on a scrap of blue card.


This is also for:

Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Stamp and create July: birthday
Sugar creek hollow 91: on the road (vintage bike)
A creative need 21: vacation/travel
Eclectic Elapu: holiday travel
613 avenue 81: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 23: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 66
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pink and silver birthday


The striped glittered card is from my offcuts box and the middle panel is upcycled from a card received long ago (too good to get rid of). The pink bead fronds were another bargain buy from Hobbycraft, the pink bow edged with silver was rescued from somewhere, but I can't remember where, so it is upcycled and the butterflies and flowers are mini glitter embellishments from Poundland. The inside of the card was created with an offcut of Hunkydory pink card with silver foiling - I cut the edge with the Happy Birthday Martha Stewart punch.

Some of the silver looks black rather than silver in the photos because I was trying to avoid glare.



Difficult to see the Happy Birthday, so here is a close up, but looks much better in real life because of the silver foiling on the pink that looks black here.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets 134
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Di's digi designs: dies and/or punches
Incy wincy: strings and things (ribbon)
Really reasonable ribbon 99: things with wings
Totally gorjuss 245: butterflies
As you like it: favourite sentiment and why - happy birthday, because everyone has a birthday
Aloha Friday 28: favourite colour combo - pink and silver (with a hint of lilac) - one of my favourites
Craft for the craig 6: your favourite colours - pink and silver (with a hint of lilac) - one of my favourites

Wedding or anniversary


A few weeks ago I had to make a trip to Hobbycraft, Orpington to get something and I had a look at their sale items. I bought some packs of votive wraps, designed to go round candles for weddings. I've used a couple of the pearlescent ivory heart ones on these two simple cards, cutting off the ends that are supposed to join the wrap around the candle and mounting them on to gold mirror card. The wrap itself has a lovely subtle golden sheen. The pack of the wraps was £1.50 for 20 - bargain!

The gold mirror behind the filigree panels was taken from my offcuts - you can see that one card has a wider band than the other (according to what offcuts I could find).

The Kanban ivory DL cards with the gold foiling around the edges were another bargain as they were £1 for 10 - they are very elegant and expensive looking.

These cards can have appropriate inserts put in for either wedding day or anniversary.



These are for:

Pixie's snippets 134
AAA 12: Inspire - CASing Angela Maine - DL cards
Craft room: wedding, anniversary
My heart pieces: wedding or anniversary
Addicted to CAS 43: celebrate
Sarah Hurley 94: celebration
Clear it out: KISS keep it simple
Addicted to stamps and more 104: CAS
That craft place: anything goes
Charisma cardz 15: anything goes