Saturday, 28 September 2013

Pink and Lilac...

Hi there on this sunny afternoon. I'm here feeling a bit sorry for myself as I'm full of a cough and cold and don't feel like card making. So I'm going to show you a couple of cards I made back in January, doesn't that seem a long time ago! My mum's and mum-in law's birthday is a week apart in January and as I'm still recovering from Christmas I tend to make them similar cards. This time I used lili of the valley Thinking of you stamp which is really sweet with it's teddy in an envelope and You are my sunshine stamp. I'm sure they don't mind getting similar cards but they can compare them as we all live near one another, nearer than when we all lived near Manchester.
Anyway here's the cards for today

Card Recipe

Card blank 6"x6" and white stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- from local stationer
Paper- Papermania Lucy Cromwell
Stamps- Lotv- Thinking of you, You are my sunshine, Simply sophisticated sentiments set 26 and 'mum' is from For her sentiments set 20
Pens- Copic Ciao
Die- Spellbinders- Adorning squares
Ribbon- Organza ribbon from stash
Lace- I think I got from Lotv shop in Leeds
Butterflies- Satin ribbon of butterflies, cut singularly and coloured with copics are from stash but Ribbon box do something similar
Other bits- Glamour dust on stamp and butterflies
                   Flatback pearls from Andy's crafts

I hope you like today's cards. I think today I would have added more elements to the cards but then again after the Christmas preparations and the festivities themselves who has the energy, not me lol!

Here's hoping you're all keeping well and having a great weekend. Thank you for your visit and have a big hug from me
Debra x                                 

Friday, 20 September 2013

What every girl needs - Handbags!

Hi there. Hope you're having a good day.
Handbags, every girl has a least one but my best friend Heather has lots and lots of bags so when Lotv brought out some new stamps including one with handbags I thought it was ideal for my friend's birthday. I also got to use one of their new paper pads Antebellum and try to do another vintage card.

I'd like to enter this card in following challenges-
Lotv's monthly challenge Ribbon and Lace 

Card Recipe
Card blank 6x6 and stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Paper- Lotv- Antebellum
Pens- Coptic Ciao
Ink for stamps- Memento- Tuxedo black 
Stamps- Lotv -Handbags, Grunge Elements (set 66, butterflies), Simply Sophisticated (set 26, sentiment)
Die- Spellbinders- Opulent Ovals
Ink for inking edge of die cut and paper lace heart and butterflies - Colorbox Queue- Rosebud
Paper Lace Heart- Dovecraft
Ribbon- Pink Organza and Butterfly Satin Ribbon from stash
Flatback pearls- Anita's gemstone wheel
Other bits used- Stampendous Frantage aged silver,
                           D├ęcor Glamour Dust
                           Silver handbag charm from stash
These will be the first challenges I've entered from my blog, I've only done a Lotv one via email before so I hope I've done it right!
Just a quick thank you to Dawny for her comment on my last post and following me, you're so kind Dawny :-)
I really appreciate you all for following me and your lovely comments, and anyone who comes for a visit when I'm so new to blogland, it makes me really happy!
                                Have a big hug from me,
                              Debra x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

My Lucky Day!!!

I don't often win things. Tombolas and raffles, I joke, is me making a donation to charity in a more fun way. So when my son made me a blog, to join in on blog hops and comment on other crafters lovely makes, I was really happy when Lotv picked me out to win a voucher in their draw a little while back. I thought that that was my winning something over for at least a decade, but no, I've  had another win!
When Lotv did two shows on Create and Craft on tv, I set the recorder, rang my mum to remind her about it and settled down to watch Dawny, one of the wonderful design team, and Nigel, the presenter. I sent my first ever email in as a show of support and managed to watch Dawny make two fabulous cards when Stuart came home for lunch and asked to watch 'something other than C and C again'. Well I admit I do watch it quite often .....ok a lot, but Lotv are by far my favourite company and I had been looking forward to it. Anyway I turned over, only fair during his lunch time. A bit later my mum rang, all excited, as my email had been pulled out and I had won a Dawny creation!   
The card arrived a few days later and is beautiful and is signed by Dawny and Nigel. Dawny has kindly said that it's fine to put it on my blog to show you. I'm sure you'll agree that it's gorgeous and I'm very lucky..........maybe I should start doing the lottery, lol.

Anyway, enough of my rabbiting on, here's the card I won,

If you want to see more of Dawny's fabulous work head over to her blog
Also, Lotv and Dawny are back on Create and Craft in October so check out Lotv for details

Thanks for your visit! Have a great day.
Debra x

Friday, 6 September 2013

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Hi there on this overcast but still warm day here. It was our Silver Wedding Anniversary on the 3rd of September. It doesn't seem that long ago since Stuart and I got married but we've done quite well since Stuart's grandad pointed out, when we had booked the wedding, that that was the date World War 2 started. I'm pleased it wasn't a bad omen for our marriage!  So the cards I've put on today are the card I made for Stuart and the card my mum made for us. 
As Stuart doesn't like fussy cards I made a simple card in white and silver. The background paper is a pearlescent silver and not as dark as it looks in the photo.
My mum's card is beautiful, made with Hunkydory products. No one would believe she was partially sighted on seeing it!

This is her lovely card

Stuart's card

Card Recipe

Card blank 6x6- Craftwork Cards
Backing paper- pearlescent silver from my stash ( try Craft Creations for similar)
White card- from my stash
Embossing folder- Crafters Companion embossalicious 6inx6in -Lattice
Dies- Spellbinders-Vines of Passion
          Cuttlebug- Olivia alphabet
Gilding Flakes- Indigoblu- Winter Dawn with flitterglu
Stamps- Lotv- set 26 Simply Sophisticated
Embellishment- Silver sparkle flat back dots from stash

I want to say a big Thank You to Nicky from
who given me advice for my blog and encouragement to just try doing the computer stuff. It worked Nicky I managed to do the link to you! Thanks again :-)

                                                             Thank you for visiting me,

                                                                                Debra x