Thursday, 30 January 2014

Inspiration...and a good spring clean

where do you find yours?  Inspiration that is, well this week of all places I found mine on the front of a I allowed to say?  (shhh Ideal Home!)  what beautiful colour combinations lovely pastels and pale grey's and the highlight was in a pink circle which all combined to give me this idea and I'm a happy bunny with it.   It's going in this weeks LIM challenge here
 I have put in a close up ...see below as the vellum circle is actually emossed with the word Bliss (stampin'up) in Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder -Arctic Pearl Lustre which has one of those shimmers that seem to pick  up the colour around it in this case it appears to be a pinky shade..I must invest in a true white embossing powder- any suggestions welcome! The lines are simply embossed as I wanted a clean and simple design

I am also trying to have a good clear out and sort my craft it just me but I do seem to get easily side tracked and end up with just the same amount of stuff but in different places..I did manage to find some bits and bobs I thought were lost or taken by the fairies...and where on earth did those 20+pairs of scissors come from....aaah well I'll carry on my spring clean but looks like it's going to take me longer than I thought heehee!

Monday, 13 January 2014


And another challenge from LiM.....there's some lovely cards posted here if you would like to take a peek, my first card is two digi stamps overlapped and printed onto an A4 card folded to A5 to create the effect I wanted and embossed in a couple of places with the help of an embossing pen and wow cardinal red powder.  The second card is also a very simple heart digi printed onto a tall narrow card and the tiny heart heat embossed in wow cardinal red onto heavy creamy white cardstock, the words are my own computer generated....

I've made two simple CAS cards as I simply needed 2 Ruby Wedding Anniversary cards...and these are perfect! 

PS don't you just love tulips....a reminder of Spring to come!

Just back from a lovely few weeks with the family in Dubai, they are also having strange weaather and we even had to wear pashminas or cardigans on occassion!!  The Fireworks were amaing and we had a birds eye view from the local beach!  Just lovely to be with the grandaughters!  And on our return we have had a Christmas weekend with our 3 grandchildren here, what more could a Grandma ask for ....