Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Shabby Tea Room

What a day I had yesterday. Firstly I dropped by beads in my flower bead container all over the floor, but my lovely daughter helped me pick them up and then she sorted them all out for me into the separate compartments. Isn't she lovely. xx  Then I went to use my car after not using it for 4 days, saving petrol and it was dead. Silly me, so now my son is coming over to help me. Always comes in threes, I wonder whats next!! Onto my card. This card is for The Shabby Tea Room challenge - week #84 - Pumpkin Garden. I could not wait to do this one as I have the perfect papers from My Minds Eye to use. I have had these papers for a while now, but to scared to use them as they are so delicious. A big thank you goes to Lee from Craftyloops as I followed her tutorial on the daisy flower. I love how the middle bit turned out.
  • Papers from My Minds Eye
  • Spellbinders fancy tags 2
  • Tim Holtz tattered florals die
  • corners embossed and sanded down
  • diamonds from stash
  • lace doilies from Poppyscabin
  • promarkers used on tag - orange, honeycomb and pastel yellow

Saturday, 22 October 2011

My Little Princess

A pretty princess card for a pretty princess, my granddaughter who will be 2 on Sunday. I have had these princess papers for years. I actually bought them from QVC when my youngest daughter was little and was mad on Ariel and all the princesses. She is now 14. I nearly gave the papers away, glad I didn't now with all the grandchildren that keep appearing LOL. Doesn't time fly.
The other card I have made is for my son's girlfriend who will be 21 on Tuesday. They live in Taunton as she goes to Uni there and we will be spending a few days there next week. Can't wait. She is studying Fine Art so I had to make this beautiful flower as she is always painting gorgeous flowers. Naughty me, yes I have gone and bought the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die as Lee from A wee bit of CraftyLoops told me I NEED them LOL. You were right Lee I really do. They are so fab, I just love them, after seeing all your lovely creations. So many things you can make and also I love the fact that you can use materials, so I am going to make some pretty flowers for headbands that all the little ones wear. Hope you like the card and thanks for popping by. xx
  • Digi design printed onto square card from CD
  • Tattered Florals die used to make flower using black mesh and white mesh from stash and black and white flowery paper and greyish paper alternated for rest of flower
  • metal flower button
  • glittered 21 using wordart on computer.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Found these beautiful digi image toppers on one of my cds and made my friends' birthday cards with. I would love to take the credit for the beautiful layout but all I did was to add more of the flower and butterflys and of course glitter and bling. On the second card I used my Spellbinders Rose Creation die to make the large blue flower and added a diamondy button in the middle. I love the way you can make so many different types of roses or flowers with this die and I must get the Tim Holtz tattered die as I see so many clever bloggers using this in different ways.

Side view of the flower, but a bit blurry as my batteries died in my camera. Thanks for looking and I would like to enter the first card into The Shabby Tea Room challenge - week #83 Fall Flowers