Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Exam Season

Exams are upon us...my daughter and her housemates are doing their Uni end of year exams and
my nephews are revising for their GCSE's.
So...I thought a little encouragement might be in order and made them all Good Luck cards.
These are the ones for my nephews...


And these are for Niamhs friends....

They are all made with Waltzingmouse stamps and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.
There is a card for Niamh too but I'll post it after I've given it to her...don't want to spoil the surprise!!
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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Rudolph Day...April 2013

It's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's blog Stamping for Pleasure.
 I missed Jan,  Feb and March but I made it this time!!
Here's my card....

I've gone for clean and simple this time....stamped image from Lili of the Valley, sentiment is a stamp by Paula Pascual, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and a little glitter on the wings.
Hope you like it!
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Waltzingmouse Flower show

So much inspiration but what to choose!!
My first challenge was to work out what this CASE business was all about...I thought I knew but wasn't sure so thankyou to the kind WM ladies who helped me.
I was especially taken with Taheera's beautiful card here...

It just felt so delicate and Springlike.
 So I thought I would do all four seasons and here is my version.

 I used the Teeny Trees, Folk Art Medallion, A Good Egg and Vintage Christmas Backgrounder.
The frame was 99p from the local charity shop...a little paint and rub-on metallic wax...perfect!!
The picture is now hanging in my hallway...just waiting for my husband to realise I've been busy with hammer and nails!!
Hope you like it.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring flowers Blog Party

Time for the Waltzingmouse blog party and some Spring flowers.

After all this miserable weather it's definitely time for some Spring sunshine and flowers!!
I thought my craft room needed a little brightening up with some flowers...I'm not good with real plants so paper ones are just the ticket.....

I think the colours may be more Tropical spring than English spring!!
I used Waltzingmouse dainty doilies large set  stamped and embossed in white.
I cut them out, layered them up and used a brad to hold them together.
 Now I just need to jazz up the tin they're standing in!!
Hope you like my take on Spring flowers.
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Monday, 8 April 2013

Spring has sprung!!

At least in card-land it has!!
I was asked to make a card for a lady with poor vision so I thought bright, colourful and with texture...

I was inspired by the flowerpot cards I'd seen on pinterest. The flowers are quite heavy so I made an easel card as I thought it would support them well.
The flowers are made using a variety of dies and patterned paper. The pot is a spellbinders die cut down and embossed with a trellis pattern.
Butterflies, gems and a cute little ladybird to finish...plenty to explore by touch.
Hope you like it...
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