Tuesday, 17 February 2015

One layer love....

The challenge over at LiM this week is one layer  and love.  

ATCAS is a new challenge for me and this  card seems to fit well with this weeks challenge Mask!

Being our wedding anniversary this card is made with love and full of love and I tried for a two dimensional panelled look by using 2 of my old  favourites, the bird cage is embossed in copper for a vintagey feel and the butterflies in my favourite pink and orange..I also felt it was too busy for a sentiment but I'm sure the butterfly background words are of love and affection!  My husband loved it anyway haha....

Just had to show a little photo of the gorgeous craftilicious ceiling of paper cups and saucers, tepots etc where we were taken for an anniversary breakfast and the scrumptious cake (sorry its sideways on!) made by my daughter and one of our grandaughters! Thirteen unlucky...not for us we married 44yrs ago on Saturday 13th Feb..

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Happy Birthday

to Less is More who are celebrating 4yrs of blog challenges and inspiration. Well done x

The challenge at LiM is pink and grey what a beautiful colourway to work with...I made a simple card with a copics coloured coral vellum fussy cut flower and another heavyweight white flowe stamped and embossed in white then coloured in two shades of grey and adhered them both loosely over some dark grey ribbon recycled from a xmas gift! , as I felt the look was quite dramatic I decided not to add a sentiment but let the card speak for itself.

After a few days in beautiful Shropshire, now feeling relaxed, I wish I'd  had my camera with me though..?. we saw some amazing little hedge sparrows feeding in the hedges along our walks and lots of beautiful lambs in the fields. ...hope you like my card this week and thank you for stopping by to take a peek....

Monday, 2 February 2015


 And glitter is the theme for the Altenew challenge and an inspiration photo..

I dont actually have any frame dies so decided to improvise as I thought a round frame would work best with this lovely stamp, I just used a couple of circular dies for the frame and embossed the left over centre panel to add some dimension...I love white on white CAS, so simply stamped and heat  embossed the motif flower in gold onto vellum and loosely adhered it around and through the frame and another in white, that one I coloured in deep pink on the reverse and cut just a small section to overlay on my gold flower, a little die cut 'joy' sentiment colored with a gold leaf pen and added so that it sort of floats and glows rather than glitters... over the frame to finish it off......hope you like my card, thank you for stopping by to take a peek And apologies about the shadows on my photography!! Enjoy