Monday, 25 June 2012

Strawberries and Cream....

....and what a lovely day it is promising to be, fingers crossed just right for a spot of crafting in the garden this afternooon (off to Zumba first) and a picnic lunch with scones and strawberries and cream.....yummy... and for'll find this delicious giveaway over on Ribbon Girl which includes tasty pretty ribbons, cluny lace, top stitching thread, organza rose ribbon(imagine a beautiful wedding card with these!), lace edged bias binding and charms.  To enter just pop over to their blog which you'll find here.  The butterflies are sooo beautiful think I might need to get some of those ( I already have the delightful little heart charms amongst many others lol!!).  

Thursday, 21 June 2012


thank you for fluttering on by....but such a shame the weather is still so cool and wet the garden is just waiting for some sunshine to bloom and blossom in full glorious colour....still I've had a lovely week making a couple of pots of old fashioned whole strawberry jam yummy...meeting up with friends and a little (!) shopping, think these colours must have stayed in my head as I bought a beautiful pink top and sparkly pink suede flip flops to match and a little cover up in a lovely shade of blue.  LIM Challenge this week is 'Something Shiny' sooooo...decided to make this simple colourful card for my niece who will soon have her 12th birthday.  Used up some scraps of Inspire me papers and a sizzix embossed butterfly (it cuts 5 butterflies including the tiny one on the wing and I love it!)  I also cut into a flourish memory box die to create the appearance of the silver curls peeing out from the 3 stripes of turquoise and the pink circle was cut with a stampin'up circle punch. Enjoy....x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Ribbons and Lace....

...that's the challenge over on Ribbon Girl this month so I thought I would try something new and different using my sewing machine instead of glues and tapes.  and this is the result of some machine sewing over pretty pink seam binding and pink and Ivory button twine twisted together all on a lace net background and resulting in some rather different flowers. I used a straight stitch on the ribbons and a small zig zag stitch over the twine.  The centre of the large flowere is button twine circled round and around and held down with some small zig zag stitches.  Now I'm off to visit a new to me centre in the countryside on this lovely sunny day and fingers crossed there'll be a craft shop too...not that I would dream of buying anything lol ! x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

To Flourish.....

.... to grow well, luxuriant, thrive, dramatic or stylish movement, as of waving or brandishing, an embellishment or ornamentation: a signature with a distinctive flourish, that's the challenge at LIM#71 this week.  I thought initially a black and white theme for my card, but, after a trip down the garden on this beatiful hot summers day that magically happened today, to cut some of the first sweet peas the colours were so lovely I was inspired instead to make a colourful summery card.  I used a memory box die to cut the  flourish heart and laid it on the card at various angles within the piece of paper from which it was cut - this then acted as a sort of mask/template and I simply used cats eye ink pads to ink over the heart a sort of negative flourish effect was produced which I think is quite luxurious and stylish and very pretty...hope you like it too. x 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Red White and Blue.........

The theme for this card is Red White and Blue from the challenge at LIM#70.  I created the flower and leaves from memory box dies which I then embossed with an embossing folder for texture and the stem is computer generated with words I identified as meaning something to me about the Diamod Jubilee - Elizabeth II, Jubilee, Family, friends.  To finish I put a small red swarovski jewel in the centre of the flower and a small red embossed butterfly on the tip of one of the leaves.
 Hope you like it x