Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mother's Day cards

I'm in the throes of making Mother's Day cards and I thought it might be nice to share a few:




A box of chocolates to go with the cards.




Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Sketchy Boards Challenge


I was lucky enough to be chosen to do a guest design spot for sketchy boards challenge. 

I was given a sketch and a colour palette to work with






and here is what I came up with.



It's a bit busier than I would have liked but I didn't seem to have the right colour papers other than heavily patterned ones.  Anyway, it still shows off my gorgeous daughter Holly and beautiful grand daughter Ivy.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Tempus Fugit

Well, time is certainly flying by for me - it's nearly Christmas :o  How can this be happening?!!
I haven't made much recently what with one thing and another but mainly my craft room has had a bit of a refurb as I wanted to reduce the amount of stash I had.  I found that I had so much stuff I didn't know where to start when creating so I had a massive clearout, throwing it all on to boxes so my husband could paint and decorate and lay new flooring for me.  Once this was done, I had an enormous amount of sorting out to do.   I was organising a Macmillan coffee morning and thought this an ideal time to try and sell some of my crafty bits and donate the money I got to a good cause.

So  basically all I've made recently are some thank you cards for everyone who attended my Macmillan coffee morning and a birthday card for my son Adam.

This is some of the craty stuff I had for sale.


Adam's card






The start of my thank you cards - I love a bit of colouring in, it's so therapeutic :)



and here are a few of the finished cards - I made about 25 in total.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Welcome to my life

I've done the first of my layouts using the snap challenge photos - the one to use 6 or more photos.  I used this great sketch from Sketchy Boards as my inspiration.


and this is how it all panned out.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Final Snap challenge photos.


I've finally managed to get all the photos for the snap challenge and here they all are:

1.  vapour trails or clouds


2.  a horse drawn vehicle


3.  flowers in bloom


4.  a summer job in the garden


5.  something typifying my home town - roundabouts!


6.  hat


7.  ice cream


8.  balloons


9.  bubbles


10.  duck


11.  summer sunset


12.  eating al fresco


13.  something I would only do if the sun shines


14.  bunting



15.  summer shoes


16.  fruit growing


17.  water


18.  umbrella



19.  glasses


  20.  fete or festival


That's all the photos done, now I just have to do some layouts to get extra points :)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Baby Love

Sue's August sketch is up if you want to check it out.  Make a page using the sketch as inspiration and you could be in for a prize :)


I chose to use a picture of my gorgeous number 2 grand baby, Ivy.


All the papers and embellies came from the kit I got at the weekend - love it.






Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New Kid on the Block

Holly and Gracie have bought the most adorable puppy called Toby and he is a sproodle.  He's full of mischief but so good natured unlike one of our dogs.  He's good with the children, other dogs, joggers, bikes etc all of which cause Millie to get in to a state.
I saw this super sketch on My Creative Sketches and straight away I knew I wanted to use the pictures Holly took of me holding Toby.


At first I left the page just using navy and white but decided a pop of red might be nice to tie in with the flowers in the photo.