Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thunderstorm and Flowers

Oh dear, we are expecting a bit of a thunderstorm today so thought I should get this post up before it hits.  The weather office have issued an orange warning and to turn off all electrical items.  It is coming in rather cloudy but I hope it clears the air a little as it was hard to sleep last night.

Here is my card for today, a bright and cheerful one!!

 
I have used a teapot and cup stamp from the Summer Bloom stamp set from Papermania.  I have stamped and heat embossed with pink embossing powder.
 
The papers I have used are from Dovecraft called Cupcake Boutique.

 
I then added some little paper roses to the teapot and a little row of summery bunting to finish my card.
 
This card is for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.
 

The challenge is to be inspired by the photo and include lace and flowers in your project.
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Time

Morning all and what a lovely day, hot and sunny again.

So with the lovely weather in mind here is todays card, ice cream anyone?

 
My daughter is off to a party at the weekend and I thought this would be perfect for a 5 year old

 
The images and papers are from Pink Petticoat which sadly are not available any more but check out the website for other digital stamps.
 
I have used some glossy accents on the glass and glitter on top of the ice cream.  To finish I have added a few stars.
 
The card layout was taken from an old sketch at Mojo Monday
 
This card is for the challenge at The Pink Elephant - summer time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July

Its July the sun is shining and I have made a Christmas card.  Our 2nd baby is due in December so thought I had better make a start.

And a lovely place to start is over at Festive Friday.  Check out the gorgeous inspiration photo.


and here is my card:

 
I have chosen to keep my card very clean something that I always find hard to do!!

 
The image stamp is from Annabelle Stamps called gifted swirls and I have heat embossed in silver.

 
I have then added a little resin star and some twine to finish.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Baby Congrats

Here is a little card I was asked to make to give to some new Grandparents. 

I have used papers and images all from Pink Petticoat called Beach Huts.

 
I have then added a few little sparkle stars.




The layout for the card was taken from the challenge at Mojo Monday

 and this card is for the challenge at Daring Card Makers which also helped with the inspiration photo.  The challenge is called Out On The Water.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Finally got a chance to craft!!

Well the summer holidays have started and we have just got back from a rather busy week with the family.  We have spent a week in a mobile home on a fantastic campsite in Benodet, France.  It was perfect for children.  My daughter has learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers and had some swimming lessons.  I highly recommend Eurocamp as the children's couriers are brilliant!! 

So here is my card:

 
I have used papers and toppers from Printable Heaven called yummy cake recipes.
I used the strawberry shortcake recipe as strawberries to me mean summer!!!

 
I then added a few embellishments, the bunting, flowers and little chip board spoon.
 
This card is for the challenge at City Crafter and the challenge is to use chip board on your card.
 
 
 
 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sorry for the absent posts

I really have neglected my little blog just lately but have not been very well due to morning, afternoon and night sickness.  That's right everyone we are now expecting our second baby due in December.



Now I feel a lot better will start creating again.  This second pregnancy is so different from my first.  I had no sickness, or felt tired but this one really knocked me off my feet.  I just have the small matter of my iron to sort and have developed gestational diabetes.  Hopefully with a change of diet I will have it under control.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meeting Lovely People!!

I decided to go to work with my husband this week and I met a lovely customer of his who is an artist.

I just wanted to share some of her lovely work with you all.

About the Artisit

Ann Harrison-Ray has had for all of her life, a passion for drawing and painting, but never the time to follow her life-long ambitions to paint and develop her talent until recently.  Happily, now she has moved to western Brittany with her husband to retire, her new life in the French country-side has provided the opportunity and also the inspiration. 

In November 2006, Ann's painting 'Blackwater Barge' won first prize in the Glenmor regional art competition. Many of her paintings are thoughtful studies of picturesque landscapes while others portray calm still life subjects.



 
Please pop by her gallery and take a peek at more of her stunning work.