Monday, 17 February 2014

Monday morning again!!

Good morning,

Where did last week go? It flew by for me. I've completed my 60 thank you cards that my daughter can send out to thank all her/our  family and friends for their generosity when my grandson Seth celebrated his 1st birthday. I wasn't happy with my previous example so went with something a bit simpler. His bedroom is decorated with Elmer the elephant so I used that as a basis.

I then backed it with some lemon paper using a woodware punch and stamped the sentiment. It's not too big either so that my daughter doesn't have to write an 'essay' in each one. I'm happy with this design as it was so easy to replicate and I managed to make them all within a day which was including making the 60 envelopes as well. I'm just glad I don't have to write them!!!!

I'm hoping to just craft this week just for the fun of it. It's the first time for a while I don't have any orders or wedding stationery to do. You never know, I might just have the time to have a tidy in my craft room.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New X cut dies


I've been playing with my new dies that Father Christmas and the birthday fairy brought me!!!!

My birthday is close to Christmas so I'm lucky to have some new crafty stash to play with. This year I've had the new x-cut dies that will help you make 'scenes' on your card. I'm not going to use the design I posted for the 'thank you' cards but I did use one of the dies.

Here is a card just using the village dies and layering them up.

This card could be used for birthdays and even wedding/anniversaries as long as you make the church predominant. I've only just started playing but I might try adding Pink Petticoats 'cloud' papers behind it and see how that looks.

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Wednesday 29th January 2014


I've been trying to come up with a 'thank you' card for my daughter to send out to thank people for my grandson's 1st birthday presents. It's a tricky one. Do I go very childish or appeal to the parents as they are the ones who will be reading them?

 I think this is too old but I'm quite pleased with the design. I've had some x-cut dies for my birthday so I've been playing with them. They are really nice and cut well. I thing the 'village' would look better if I used the same purple card that I used for the plane. The clouds are a paper from Pink Petticoat. I'll try and make a childish one and see how I go with that.

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

No voice...but never mind.

Good morning

I've got no voice this morning which is really strange. My throat has been a little sore but nothing to complain over but I can't talk at all today. At least I'm giving the family a break!!

I thought I'd share the card I made for my grandson Seth's 1st Christmas. I wanted something big so it would catch his eye. I added some jingle bells after I photographed this as he loves the sound of something jingling. I used a Polka Doodles CD and printed it off my computer in an A4 size so it had impact. I sprayed the hat with Crafters Companion sparkle and decoupaged it together. He loved it so I was pleased with that.

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday 22nd January

Good morning

I'm posting a photograph of a 'thank you' card I've just recently made for friends who invited us to their house for supper.

I used the tonic 'corner' dies and a label punch from woodware. My stamp I've had for ages so I'm not sure where that one is from. I just used a Tim Holtz tattered rose ink pad all over the card to give it a shabby look.

I'm still trying to work with my new Tonic dies that I had for Christmas. I need to put a lot more colour into my cards but I'm always thinking "Less is more" and then when I look back I think "Really?" I wish I'd put more colour on this one but my friends loved it which is all that counts. They may have just been polite mind you !!!

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Simon and Rebecca's Wedding Stationery


Today I'm going to put on some photographs of Simon and Rebecca's Wedding invitations. They got married in November and wanted a box with all information cards inside. I embossed a tree on the top of the box and then followed that through to all the inserts. The colour was white and deep (Cadbury) purple. I then made a wrap using Martha Stewart ornate punch and sealed it all with a spray of autumnal die cuts. Acorns, leaves, pine cones. They are from Stephanie Weighman's tattered lace dies. It was quite time consuming but so worth it. We had a wishing tree at the wedding so we carried the tree and autumn theme right through the ceremony. Rebecca had candles and pine cones dotted around so it all worked nicely together.

The box was kept very plain, just an embossed tree on top and layered with purple.

The wrap was wrapped around the inserts and sealed with a group of dies put together to make an autumn spray. This one pictured is an 'undone' wrap. When it was sealed the sides came together exactly.


The inserts were about eight. The first one was plain with the guests name on it. Then the invite details, RSVP, map and directions, guest list information etc. I embossed each one after I printed them from the computer.

The guests seemed to like this one and it was easy to match everything up for the order of service, table plan, name plates etc.

I'm going to try and make some birthday cards now as we have so many birthdays in January.

Thanks for looking, Lynne

Monday, 13 January 2014

What happened to 2013?

Good morning

I can't believe that I have not posted on here for over a year!!! It's as though 2013 didn't exist for me. did. It was a very good year with our darling 1st grandson being born in January and then my son married in November.

I'm going to try (once again) to keep this up to date and try to blog at least once a week.

My first photographs are of a wedding I did this year. The bride wanted navy blue with a bit of sparkle. They turned out well and the couple were very pleased with them.

 I embossed the outer card using my ebosser once I had hand-cut all the wallets. I used my spellbinder dies to make the inserts and added RSVP, maps and gift list to the inside. A lovely bit of sparkle was added to the closure.

 The order of service, name plates, table plan etc. all followed on the same theme so everything matched. It had positive comments from the guests which is very rewarding once everything was finished.
I have no other wedding stationery to do but I'm just finishing off one that just had to have boxes made and pop corn take out boxes also.
 The couple did all the designing themselves and just gave me the finished card to put together. That was a much different way of working compared to what I'm usually used to but it was a very quick job at least.
I'm going to make some cards this afternoon using my new Tonic dies that I had for Christmas. Have a good one whatever you're doing :)