Thursday, 20 November 2014

Gorjuss Girl

Haven't been able to find much time for blogging lately but I have managed to make a few cards and will share some with you today.
This first card I made for my gorgeous granddaughter Jessica who is 15 years old today and aptly I used a Gorjuss Girl stamp. Jessica loves the GG's and so was thrilled with the card.
It is a pop up box mounted onto a card.
This next card I made for my daughter's birthday which was back in October. I coloured the card for the panels with Distress inks and stamped the images with perfect medium and white embossing powder. For the circles I dipped a bottle and pen lid into the perfect medium and used to stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.
My daughter celebrates her wedding anniversary two days before her birthday and this is the flower box card I made for her and her husband. I used various flower stamps and die cut flourishes. The paper is Laura Ashley.
Until the next time
Thank you for visiting
Pat xxx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lazy rainy day

Well as it's such a miserable morning here in the West Midlands I decided to do a bit of housekeeping on the old computer. Well the TV licence had to be paid and of course then I got sidetracked looking at crafty stuff, as you do!!
So while I'm about thought I would share a card I made for my dear friend Ann last month. Somehow I forgot to share it at the time but better late than never. Ann did receive it on time though.
I know it's a box but it does fold flat to become a "card".
I love making these cards and they are far easier to make than they look but so pretty. If you look back I think I posted some simple instructions on an earlier post. Funnily enough it was a miserable day weather wise that day too he he!
I based the colour combination around some beautiful paper I came across in my stash and I think it worked well. The large flower is a stamp, coloured with copics, I picked up reduced a while ago and the pink ones are cut using a Sue Wilson die. The butterfly is a spellbinder.
Well it's looking like a day crafting if the rain doesn't stop but that's no hardship. Hopefully if will improve tomorrow so that we can attend the Cheese & Pickle Festival at Coughton Court in Warwickshire.
Until the next time
Pat xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Hope you have been enjoying the lovely September weather, I have. We managed to visit a few National Trust properties over the last couple of weeks which has been lovely. We are so lucky to have such beautiful houses and gardens quite local to us. On Saturday we decided at the last minute to go back to Attingham Park in Shropshire and were so pleased we did. There was a horse and carriage parade and shire horse demonstrations which was a nice surprise. Next weekend we are hoping to go to Coughton Court in Warwickshire for their Cheese & Pickle Festival which sounds great to me being a cheese lover.
Anyway today I have three cards to share.
The first one as you can see is for a very special Anniversary for a good friend and her hubby.
For the swirls I used an Imagination crafts stencil and their sparkle medium. The heart stamp is one I bought years ago when my dear and lovely friend Jayne Nestorenko demonstrated it on C&C. It has come in very useful over the years.
This one is for a special ladies birthday. Backgrounds created using various distress inks and random texture stamping. The main image is an Indigo Blu stamp.
Finally a simple little card for an extra special man to show him my support. It doesn't show too well on the picture but all the card has been embossed. The stars have been cut from some card that I created by embossing and colouring with Distress.
Well that's about it from me at the moment.
Hope to be back soon
Best wishes
Pat xx