Sweet and Simple ~ Picture Perfect Birthday # 2

Two weeks ago I became a statistic………… coming down with the flu which I have never had before!  I spent 5 days in bed (never done that before either) another 3 days feeling as weak as a kitten – even had to sit down for a rest after taking a shower!  and now left with an irritating cough, but at least I am able to think straight now.

Occasionally I will write my posts in advance, particularly if I know I am going to be away for a few days but I really much prefer to write them either the day of or day before posting – it is much fresher and I feel more connected with you all that way.  But since I did not know I was going to fall sick, I was not able to ‘prepare’ ~ so I have fallen behind. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Eclipse Card

Christmas is behind us for another year 😦 but I hope everyone had a good day!

There are folks who have birthday’s around the weeks before and after Christmas, my maternal Grandmother’s birthday was actually born on Christmas Day ~ she would have celebrated her 109th birthday this year. and it was her wedding anniversary as well, I think they married in 1929!   I often think that they get a little short-changed, so I made a very special card for those ‘Christmas/New Year Babies’ Continue reading

Embossing Paste Technique # 1 ~ Glitter video tutorial

When the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog was launched in June there was a new product tucked away on Page 201 ~ Embossing Paste!  It was on my first order and I was so excited when it arrived, however I was also excited about the other goodies that arrived in the same box!  I set aside the pot of paste and to be honest it went from my mind – especially as Christmas themes started.

I was tidying my workbench (it happens….. rarely but it does happen!) and there was the pot of Embossing Paste waiting patiently for my attention.  What fun I have had with this product, as I explored what could be done with it I thought a few video’s would be fun to share.

Today’s technique includes lashings of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!
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Fairy Celebration Watercoloring

We have had some Christmas and Autumn themed projects recently so time for a little change, I trawled along my stamp shelf and picked out the Fairy Celebration Stamp set, which I have not used nearly enough.

The set has some lovely images just perfect for coloring so I broke out my Watercolor Pencils  to make a birthday card for Grand-daughter #3; as her birthday is the day before mine it is an easy one to remember! Continue reading

Lovely Friends from Stampin’ UP!

Good Friends are hard to find………….  a perfect sentiment for those times when you want a special card for a special friend.

The Lovely Friends stamp set has 2 large sentiments then about 8 or 9 smaller ones – all in a graceful cursive script.  The other stamps allow you to build up the beautiful flowers, using a two-step stamping technique. Continue reading

Stylized Happy Birthday

I had to take a step back from my blog over the few weeks, partly due to the preparations for my Stampin’ Getaway and also for a number of craft fairs I signed up to do.   I know my readers have still been visiting me here and I thank you for your patience!

One person who shows enormous patience and support is my dear husband, he has been coming home to boxes stacked up, paper cutter taking up the dining room table, taking photos of everything for me, bits of paper and card on every surface in the house  (amongst other things) and has never said a negative word.  So it is right and proper that my first post is the card I made for his birthday earlier this month – yep I defiantly made time for that! Continue reading

Autumn Polished Stone

We are in the last few days of summer – autumn starts on Friday.  Living in North Texas I think that autumn is my favorite season of the year, when I lived in the UK I used to hate the autumn, the days were getting shorter, some days were warm but more often were damp and overcast needing a coat each time you stepped out of the door.

Here in N. Texas it starts to get a cooler but we still get lovely sunny days that don’t require you to bundle up to go outside, working in the garden without getting overheated and sticky after about 5 mins is another pleasure.

In celebration of autumn I have a card in lovely autumnal colors and beautiful leaves. Continue reading