Friday, 21 March 2014

Ruby Wedding

Hi there. A big hello to my new follower Vicky and welcome to my little blog family, I hope you enjoy visiting.

I need to apologize for not commenting on some of your posts only I've had a rotten headache which has been affecting my vision so computing was a bit of a no no. I blame the very restrictive diet I'm on to prepare for an operation next Wednesday so I'll be awol for a few days next week too.

My card today was a quick one made purely with dies as I wasn't up to much else and needed it for my neighbours that day. Hope you like it. 

The colours didn't come out as well as I would've liked in the photo.

This photo shows the little hearts sparkling.

Card Recipe

6x6 Card Blank- Craftwork Cards
White linen Cardstock from stash
Ruby card- Papermania Solid Cardstock
Dies- Tonic Gothic Border Squares, Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped Hearts, Cheery Lynn Designs B226 Happy and B243 Anniversary, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet & Numbers
Little gem hearts from stash

We had a lovely weekend away in Sheffield. The hotel was fab, the weather was really good, we went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster with Chris and Lexi, had a shop in Meadow Hall and finally on the way home went to Icon UK, which sells lots of dies for really good prices. Good job we went as I bought the happy anniversary dies there which was lucky. So thanks to everyone who wished me a good weekend, the wishes came true!

I'm wishing you all have a great weekend and inspired card making. Thank you visiting me,
                                                   Debra x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Quick card....or not so quick.

Hi there. I hope everything is going well for you all. A big welcome to my new follower Rebecca! Thank you for your company and I hope you enjoy visiting. :)
I was going to my craft group (I say craft but most of the people there are artists and only me and another lady do something different) and I hadn't got a card sorted out to make. I got my Lotv art pad, die cut an image and grabbed a few other bits to take with me. I made most of the card quite quickly and then decided to pleat some ribbon on it. Well the ribbon pleating looked ok for the first time trying it but it didn't suit the card one bit. I'd stuck it on with that red sticky tape so when I took it off the paper it ripped it! Not wanting to bin it I've stuck some punched paper over it. So here is my not very quick to make card, I hope you think I saved it ok.


And a different shot ....


I don't think it turned too bad but it's definitely better without the ribbon.

I'm away for a few days to 'take part in Sheffield activities with my second favourite son and his delightful accomplice'. My eldest son, Chris, and his girlfriend Lexi got me a voucher for a 2 night stay near Sheffield for my birthday in January, so I'm taking Stuart if he's good, lol. Oh and Chris called himself my second favourite son as his brother Kieran always signs my cards 'from your favourite son'. Chris said, with a smile, that he knew his place.

I'd like to enter the follow challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Birthdays
The Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes

Card Recipe

6x6 card- Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Papermania
Paper- Lotv Always and Forever paper pad
           Forever Friends Kraft Notes paper    
Image- Lotv art pad Set 19 Cute Cottage Garden
Stamp- Lotv sentiment Set 26 Simply Sophisticated
Dies- Spellbinders Labels Eight
          Cheery Lynn Designs DL101 English Tea Party- cut up.
Punch- eksucess  Arch Scallop
Ink pad- Adirondack Pink Sherbet for paper and flowers ( not quite the right colour flowers)
Flowers- Dovecraft paper blossoms in light pink
Other stuff- Glamour Dust in Crystal, flat back pearls from Anita's

 Chris mentioned the other day that I was getting more comments which is nice that he's checking my blog out. So a big Thank You for visiting, leaving me such lovely comments and being great blog friends.
                                               Lots of hugs, Debra x