A Long Time No See..


Wow, I didn't realise how long it has been since I blogged anything. I have lost my way with this a bit. Perhaps, although I have still been making things, I didn't think them important enough to share, I don't know. That has changed now.

A couple few weeks ago we had some very good news. My Daughter's Partner of 4 years asked my Husband if he could marry Jenny. Dead old fashioned I know, but really lovely and thoughtful. Of course blessing was given immediately. We both think the world of John and he has felt one of our family for a long time now. We had to keep this secret from my Daughter for 6 WHOLE WEEKS!!!
I got to help John choose a ring, which was lovely, but the engagement was a surprise for Jenny for their fourth anniversary, which just happened to me on  both my Son's and My birthday. Our family is rubbish at spreading celebrations around as not only are our birthdays the same but also my Son's Partner and my Husband share a birthday!

The engaged couple have jumped straight into making plans and the first thing they wanted was cards to ask their intended Bridemaids and Groomsmen if they were up for the task. These are based on ideas they saw on Pinterest.
I also made them this frame to celebrate the day. They love gaming, in the traditional sense, so this seemed appropriate.

I will try to be a more attentive blogger....



A Special Commission


I have been asked to help out with a couple of cards for someone special. This special lady is about to have her 102nd birthday...yes 102nd!!!

Just imagine what changes she has seen in her lifetime!

With the onset of age it is perhaps not at all surprising that her eyesight is not what it once was, so my brief was NO PASTELS, favourite colour blue....

I have enjoyed creating these cards because the brief of NO PASTELS has forced me to use colours that I perhaps wouldn't normally have turned to. I quite like the results and I very much hope that she can see the details well enough to like them too.

                                             


June is so busy....


We seem to have way too many birthdays etc in June for our family....I struggle to keep up really.
This post is for My Husbands Birthday and also his great nephew's birthday.
This is the card for Kevin's birthday. I usually theme the card to match in with the present, but this year he is having a new wedding ring as the original is too small, and a bread-making cookery course. Neither of which lent themselves too readily to a card them...so I hope he will like this one. Made using Stampin Up wood planks embossing folder which gives a really deep impression and also using their Nailed It stamp set and dies.


This card is for Thomas. The dog's face is decoupaged to give dimension. This is really a box card from Hunky Dory. I like the images used for the animals in the kit, but when made as intended the boxes are a bit underwhelming in my opinion, so I adapted it.
See you again soon!




A Birth and a Birthday....





My Daughter's Partner's Brother and his Wife (hope you followed that!) have just had a beautiful baby girl. I have made a book for my Daughter to give them.



Also a card from us to welcome Baby Elsie. This was inspired by a design I saw on Pinterest.

Next week is my Husbands Birthday and also, on the same day, my Son's Partner has a birthday. She likes anything Oriental, so that was obviously my theme, but I wanted it to be modern. The lady on the card is decoupaged to add dimension, which doesn't show very clearly here. The image came from  Crafters Companion Kimono CD.


Just for anyone who might have missed the announcement on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, the blog is taking a break for a while due to Cazzys personal circumstances. Hopefully the blog will start up again in the Autumn, meanwhile I will try to be a good blogger and post regularly.

Quirky Things With Wings


It's Jane's turn to set the challenge them today, and she has chosen Quirky Things With Wings.
We are being sponsored for this challenge by Limited Runs Digital Stamps and Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

My first make is using MiniBirdsCake4 from Limited Runs. I thought this was a great image for cards for young and old, boy and girl. Coloured with Specrum Noir pens.


My second card is made using BirdTrioSummer from Bugaboo Stamps. This is a very Quirky Bird image and I love it! I collected together my chosen pens to colour the image....and realised that the file also comes with a pre coloured image. That used all the colours I had chosen so I used the pre coloured image. I took it into Craft Artist, resized and printed several copies. A bit of cutting and matting later and I think I have a really "happy" card. Would be good for Birthday, Get Well, Thank you...anything really.

If you have an idea for a Quirky Thing With Wings project come to the challenge blog, upload your project, and let us all have a look. You might win some images from our sponsors.