Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Anything Goes week 5

This week over on Anything Goes is "Vintage". Here is my entry....
I have used a double concertina card, covered with Daisy Bucket paper "Black Tie Affair" from the Craft Den. I have added some vintage stamped images and some old bus tickets that have been in my stash far too long!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Sorry Im running behind....

This is the my cupcake card for week 4 of the Anything Goes challenge. I am running behind (LITERALLY) I have just 3 weeks to go to my Race for Life run so it's back to training!
My niece Isabel will be 2 in July and her mum is the best cupcake maker so this card will be perfect!

I have used The Sweet Stack paper which is great with all the glitter and embossing already on it! My cupcakes are stamped from the Hero Arts stamps from the Craft Den. To create the delicious topping on the cupcakes I have used glossy accents and my sprinkles are seedbeads from my stash!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Patch...my new addition!

Meet Patch....
This weekend our oldest foster dog went to his forever home. Billy went to live by the sea in Torquay. I was very sad to seem him go. He had been with us for nearly 8 weeks and he was quite a character! Our new foster is called Patch. He was found by the dog warden in West Yorkshire, he was microchipped but his owners could'nt cope with him. He has been with us a week now and he has settled in well. He is looking for a forever home on http://bulliesos.webs.com/. He needs to be an only dog, unfortunately he doesnt like Daisy, but BJ the Frenchie, he will tollerate. We would loved to have kept him, (he reminds me of George) but Daisy rules the house.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Anything Goes Week 3

Wow...week 3 already, doesnt time fly! I have been so busy since my Sister's wedding that I hadnt had chance to make her a card. This week she is having a wedding reception for the rest of the family and friends who couldnt join us in Cyprus, so I ve made a card for the Anything Goes Challenge. The theme is buttons and bows. The colour scheme is left up to you but it must be monochrome, i.e. shades of one colour.
Ive used some lovely stamps from the Craft Den they were a real bargain too at £1.99. The clear flower stamps are by Scrappy Cat. The rest of the card is made from my stash. Ive used a combination of stamp pads to get the different shades of blue.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Anything goes week 3 sneek peeks!

Im just getting ready for next weeks Anything Goes challenge so here are a few Sneek Peeks! Last week was Pink, Pearls and Lace, there was a lot of great ideas.

Our foster dog Billy went to his forever home today, with a lovely family from Devon. I shed a few tears but it was a very happy day as he got the home he deserves.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Thursday's class

Last night's layout from the Craft Den. Just a quick post this week as absolutely knackered! 

Background paper Bo Bunny, stamped border with Tim Holtz die cut flowers. Please check out my friend Norma's blog to see her second post on Tags Tales

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Anything Goes week 2

Over on Anything Goes, this weeks challenge is to use the colours, cream and pink and the theme is pearls and lace. I love Family History, last summer I trace my family back to the late 1800's with the help of my good friend, Norma. I have finally persuaded Norma to have a blog its called Tags Tales take a look at her first post.

 The layout is of my Grandma's wedding in 1949. Most of the paper is from my stash. I have used Martha Stewart border punch decorated with lace and ribbon from the Craft Den

I have used Cardology Precious Petals and added some punched paper flowers to coordinated , then finished off with Ice White Viva Pearl Pen . The Chipboard title is also from my stash, wrapped in strings of pearls, again from the Craft Den.

Friday, 4 June 2010

We had a great time at the Craft Den last night, it was good to be back after a few weeks off! We used some lovely 7gypyies paper which we cut away to make a border. We also had a go at embossing a flourish with Tim Holtz new distressed embossing powder. The florishes were decorated with pearls. Then we added flowers and lace to finish.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Anything Goes new blog

I arrived back in England to find some exciting news from the Craft Den, Lynne has started a Challenge blog called Anything Goes. Thanks Lynne for asking me to be on the Design Team....I feel very honoured, I love a good challenge!

Our first challenge starts today Tuesday June 1st 2010 and runs for one week until June 8th 2010. The 1st challenge is: Theme: Wings. Colours: Blue, Yellow, Brown. We hope that you will be joining in with us. Take a look at the fabulous creations the Design Team have made for the 1st challenge. Here is mine.....

I thought I would share a few of the wedding photos with you. The day was perfect, it was very emotional and the setting was gorgeous!