Thursday, April 28

Weds with on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

I tried something a little different on the ECD blog yesterday.

http://ecraftdesignsblog.com/

Wednesday, April 27

Happy Anniversary

Today is my anniversary.  16 years ago we visited the beautiful island of St Lucia on our 11th year of being a couple we got married.  So that's a whopping 27 years!

I LOVE you Darren x

I used the Karen Burniston Hanging Charm pull card and her gorgeous happy frog.  I am not sure why a frog when I think of my hubs. 😂😂

Tuesday, April 19

Karen Burniston - Designer Challenge - The Great Outdoors - part 2

Hi Friends
I am back again with my second item for the Designer Challenge this month and I decided to make a card.  First to choose what my outdoorsy theme would be and I decided to use Poppy the Owl and the new Through the Lens paper pad from Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs. 







Monday, April 18

Designer Challenge - April - The Great Outdoors

Hi Crafters
I am here today with Aprils Challenge from Karen Burniston and this months brief was : 
The Great Outdoors - create any sort of outdoor scene.

I was feeling a bit adventurous the other night and I fancied making a canvas to hold a photo.  As the theme was great outdoors I was looking at some photos I had from walks around the beautiful places in Surrey that we visit and I found this lovely one of Harvey from a recent (ish) walk to Reigate Priory.

I started with the canvas and swiped the Tim Holtz Crayons on it, spritz with water and then rubbed with fingers and made a nice background with lots of Autumnal colours.


I decorated the canvas with the following :
Karen Burniston All Season Tree for the tree, leaves and clouds*
Elizabeth Crafts Through the Lense Wood Paper Pack

* for the clouds I used the die to create a stencil to wipe the white
crayon through.

Reason for making a canvas, well we always make stuff for others and I wanted to make something for myself, something I could hang in our home.
Don't worry, Caiden has one coming real soon!

I used buttons and string to finish it off. And I really enjoyed making something a bit different for me, as much as I was tempted to add a critter on the frame somewhere, I resisted and let the trees and photo be the main focus.

I will be back tomorrow with another Great Outdoors creation, most probably a card, I have not decided yet.

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Until tomorrow
Cazx




Sunday, April 17

Happy Birthday Card

My niece Leanne is 30 tomorrow but had a party  down on the farm she lives on lady night.

Busy day yesterday as I worked all day.  Then off to the cinema to see  The Jungle Book which was great by the way. And then to the farm for a fancy dress party. 80's style.

Back to the card.  I used Cocoa the horse from Karen Burniston and the fence also from Karen Burniston to decorate the folded card which I created from a Jen Long die.  My niece has 2 horses so I felt the decoration fitted 😀 

Cocoa and the fence can be purchased from Crafts U Love or Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I suppose I had better share us in fancy dress.  I was just in 80s neon. The other 3 80's  films.   Et, The Shining and Ghost busters 😁  can't say we are not game for a laugh  🙂

Tuesday, April 5

I'm a great aunty

I became a great auntie Saturday and as soon as I found out Sunday I got making a baby card.

I used the Karen Burniston Oval Landscape accordion die  and Taylored  Expressions Hippo Birdy stamps.

It was lovely to use Pink and make this cute card to welcome baby Imogen.   Congratulations Nephew Robert, Emma and Big Sister Ruby. X xx

Saturday, April 2

Meet Crafty

I have a visitor to my crafty palace.  Sometimes in the day, mostly at night.

I've named him Crafty, not very inventive.  But he's a beautiful  looking fox who I think lives just behind us.

I think the reason  he was on my shed roof last night was I had had my heating on for a few hours and heat rises. So a snuggling little fox.  ☺

And here's a fox card I made recently.

Friday, April 1

Under the weather

With so many sick bugs around right now they'll  be no shortage of use for this card.

I used the Penny Black stamp for the main image and a new Marianne die for the border.

Thursday, March 31

Awww Nuts...

Another birthday card.  This time made for another one of Harveys friends turning 13.  Teen boy  cards always hard but I decided on the comedy of the Taylored  Expressions BIRTHDAY Grumplings .

I also used one of my new Marianne  Borders for the  blue spot paper.

All from Crafts U Love.

Happy birthday Card

I had to make a quick card for my neighbour to give to her husband and whilst making cards for men isn't my favourite zip managed to knock this up with the Happy Birthday pop it up die from Karen Burniston.  I  also decorated  the front with the Barn star from the star accordion.

Sunday, March 27

Happy Easter

I made this card... Actually for my mum total and forgot to give it to her, it's still in my shed. 😢

I used  the circle pull card  and  Penny Black stamp.  Some gorgeous papers from Echo Park.

I hope you've had a lovely  Easter.  My mum came for dinner and we had a huge roast  and Darren made handmade ice cream and we made waffle cone baskets and they had chopped strawberries in theirs  too.  I forgot to take pictures this time but I'll add one from last time.  We made it using Darrens new kitchen gadgets from Gourmet Gadgetry.

Wednesday, March 23

Fold-a-long dies

You may of seen the new Jennifer Long "Fox Tales" fold-a-long dies featuring an adorable Fox and owl shaped  card.  I love anything a bit different and  of course I had to have these.  However I didn't  realise that there was a whole selection  of these. Mainly because they appear mostly to be restricted to UK via  wholesale distributors 😢.

I did manage to get this die in the post and last night made a quick card.

The cute bee inside is from Taylored  Expressions and I stamped it with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw to give it a "no lines" look.

Fox and Owl currently out of stock at www.craftsulove.co.uk  but will be back in stock soon.

I purchased  this one from www.scrapbook.com in USA since not available in the uk.

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