Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Cherry = Love

I adore cherries, it's high up there with my two other favourites almonds and pears. I love the smell and the taste, both edible and in bath products, patterns or the colour!

I found a cute little BG Cherry stamp set on holiday and knew I had to buy it! I feel some more cherry related cards coming soon and I can't wait to snaffle some of that Doodlebug Cherry Amore and Berry Blue paper to make some sweet summer goodness!

Now, I'm not one for sewing much but I was so pleased to work out for myself how to make the stitching on the cherry stems in one continuous line. I know, I'm not the sharpest pin in the sewing box when it comes to anything stitch related!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Sunshiney Day

What a beautiful day today, a nice relief to the grey days experienced here recently. Although I am a self professed 'rain lover', you know the feeling, wrapped up in a duvet, the rain tinkling against the windows and you are snuggled up with that special someone watching a good movie and all is right with the world, but I do forget how much I enjoy the sun and how it can lift your mood, so I sat down today and knew that I wanted to make something yellow to reflect the happy vibe (even though I have a horrible week ahead of me at work being on call from 8am - 11pm)

The flower came from a recent kit, it's one of those pieces of stash that you look at and think it is too pretty to use, I do that a lot and therefore end up with lots of pretty things which never make it onto a card or scrap book page, I need to make a mid-year resolution to start cutting into that pretty paper and use all those sweet embellishments.

I love making little cards, I made these ones from the offcuts from the first card and added some sunflower toppers that I bought on sale a few years ago. I'm thinking of creating a whole bunch of these using a couple of sheets of co-ordinating papers and some mixed sentiments as a little gift for my mum.

I think that about does it for today. Hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

August Card Kit

Sometimes life just gets in the way doesn't it? I was poorly for the first half of July, then I had a fab holiday and promptly came back to earth with a thump and the post holiday blues! I had so many good intentions to get crafty, from making cards, scrapbooking and other little projects and they seemed to fall by the wayside. I did manage to complete a Making Memories 8x8 mini book about my holiday, but the cardmaking, not so much. I have managed to complete my DT assignments and I hope to start on some new cards for the weekend, so many ideas but when it comes to getting them all out I'm sitting there staring at the paper - I need to find some get up and go!



These little monsters are dangling on some acetate to give some movement, I love hearing the wiggle eyes rattle!


My first ever pop up card with a couple of miniatures of the larger templates




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