Monday, 28 November 2016

Engagement card

Hi Everyone,

I love making romantic cards and there is nothing like a challenge when your son calls and asks you to have an engagement card ready for 9pm that evening. So I got home from work at 6:30pm had a bite to eat and got going on the card.

I used some gorgeous hammered shimmery card to make a tent fold card blank. Mat and layers are blue card and Graphic 45 12x12 spotted paper. The hearts are X-cut dies and the daisies are Woodware craft punches. A little bit of lace and there you go a very simple engagement card.

Until next time keep crafting and take care


Gill xx

Friday, 25 November 2016

Nappy Cakes

Hi Everyone,

It has been a hell of a week this week, I have had an awful infection in my gum so have felt dreadful.

Crafts must go on though and once I felt up to it I got going on a new style nappy bike for a gift. This is the first time I have tried this one so hope you like it as much as I do.

I have added a couple of cakes as well. I love doing these and next time I am going to try a plane or pram depending on the sex of the baby

I have a few card orders to be going on with so must get going

Have a great weekend


Gill xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas Monoliths

Hi Everyone,

Last Christmas one for a while I promise.

I made a couple of Christmas monoliths for a friend to give her daughters this week after she had seen the one I made for my daughter so would like to share them with you today

I love these and am thinking of making one for myself.

I used some MDF shapes of houses and baubles that I have in my stash but you can get them from places like EBay. The papers are from Hunkydory and the monolith from Visible image. These monoliths are fabulous for all sorts of decoration for homes and weddings, Christmas and Halloween I just love them.

See you all next time


Gill xx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A Tale of Two Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone,

Brrrr it's getting cold isn't it, winter has hit big time.

Last time I shared a vintage Christmas card for my lovely mum-in-law and this time I am going to share the card I have made for my mum. They are both very different just like our mum's.

Mum looks nothing like this pic but she does love her red wine lol!

The background papers are from Debbie Moore's Inspiration magazine and the image is a copyright free one from the Internet. Ribbons etc from my extensive stash ;-)

Have a great Sunday and forget it's Monday tomorrow and back to work

Take care

Gill xx

Friday, 4 November 2016

Christmas is Coming

Hi Everyone

I hope you are getting used to the dark nights but at least the weather is still good for November.

I suppose it is getting to the time to start thinking about Christmas and this year we are going to spend Christmas day with my daughter and her family so I am quite excited. Christmas excitement is not usual for me as I am usually a bit of a bah humbug.

Anyways here is one of my cards for this year. I went for a vintage theme for my mother in law so hope she likes it.

The beautiful image is from the Lost Family mixed media card stack by Indigo Blu, The flower dies are from Tattered lace and leaves X cut and the backing papers were printed from a cd a long time ago so I can't remember which one

I keeps saying I love this and I love that but to be honest if I didn't love the finished article I would never share it 

Take care until next time


Gill xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

It's All About the Bride

Hi Everyone,

I am helping my cousin organise her wedding next July and loving every minute of it. So far I have made the save the date cards and her bouquet and just want to do everything now!

With this in mind I got to thinking about special thank you cards for the bridesmaids, grooms men and special people who help and support. I am sharing them below with you and I have used a lot of bits in my stash including tattered lace dies. I also thought that a really personal card with a special message is as good as a gift if you are on a budget.

I am so happy with the cards that I just had to share all of them with you.

I would love to hear what you think

Take care till next time

Gill xx