Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sew and sew....

with a couple of beads threaded onto the multi shaded silk embroidery thread and hand stitched through the card ..very quick and simple to make.  I highlighted the card with a backing of deep blue card in keeping with the blue /turquoise/ purple tones and added a simple multicoloured sentiment to finish.  Challenge at LIM this week is sewing............ and I will also use it for the MMM challenge this week where there are some beautiful cards on display on both sites..... Busy busy time in ouor house these past few weeks and more to come and loving every minute spent with my six gorgeous grandchildren off to play...........x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Grandaughters and 3 of a kind.....

for the LIM challenge this week with just one layer....inspired once more by the garden -lots of beautiful white and lavender colours at the moment which seem to be flourishing despite all the rain..helped me decide on a simple black and white theme!  Been deliciously busybusy busy this past couple of weeks with the grandchildren, we've cycled, tree trekking - not me I hasten to add but I did seriously think about it but only for a second..hee hee (however my daughter and her 2 eldest Elyssa aged 10yrs and Fay age 7yrs did it and they were amazing!!) what else have we done.... painted canvases, made dens with willow in the garden, walked, shopped (few long faces  but my daughter and I enjoyed it lol!!) outdoor theatre at a National Trust property, Zumba, swimming and lots more and more to come, had a few minutes to myself this afternoon so here is my quick offering for this weeks challenge..all computer generated - love playing around with these digi images and papers and these particular ones are (very) old favourites by Liz at PP I just added 3 little swarovski crystals to the three flowers a bit of glamour dust and a sentiment also by Pink Petticoat.  Enjoy...

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Red and Yellow and a Dash of Blue

This one is for Make my Monday who are using the colour wheel's primary colours for their challenge inspiration this week and I'm back to butterflies as I have a friend who's birthday is coming up and she loves butterflies...sadly not seen many around this year with all the rain!  I simply used  my lovely butterfly embossing folder and an MB butterflies die cut - I think you can just make out that the lead butterfly is layered red & yellow beneath the white and I finished off with 3 blue swarovski crystals and clipped some red wire for the antennae, off to the supermarket now - a job I'm not too fond of but needs must on rare occassions, I much prefer the smaller shops and the farm shops like to think I'm helping them keep going before someone like Tesco's takes over the world........! Hope this cards brings a little bit of sunshine to one and all..................................x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Less is More

Sometimes it's about keeping things simple.....The concept of clean lines and clear and simple spaces can sometimes mean so much more when there are no extra's to draw the eye away.  For this card I have used some beautiful  PP Perfect Papers in shades of brown and cream ( although I think they look a little blue on this photo!) I just cut them to different lengths and shapes, taking the third top one over the edge to create a bit of dimension, the words ' Less is More' ( and that's also their challenge this week) are computer generated and cut with a circular punch, couldn't resist a tiny bit of bling though with the little topaz swarovski crystal.  Only a few more 'sleeps' till my daughter and 3 gorgeous grandaughters (aged 6, 7 and 10yrs) arrive from Dubai to stay with us for a few weeks...sadly not often we get all 6 grandchildren together, exciting and lots planned, including outdoor picnic and theatre show at a local National Trust Property (rain rain go away). I have explained to the girls they will only need swimwear, wellies and umbrellas!!!  They actually can't wait to dance in the rain and jump in puddles as they don't see rain throughout the year.....I told them....that's cos we have it all!!        Hope you like my card x