Monday, 26 June 2017

member showcase

Hello ladies I hope you are all well & that you had a good weekend.

Today I have another of the cards that Betty (formerly of Mold II club) sent me recently & what a beautiful card;

I don't think you can beat a nice clean & simple card & this one is stunning.  I have looked closely at the photo & I am wondering if the floral strip is behind the top & bottom strips of card.  I am sure Betty will get back to me & clarify. Or it may just be a clever use of masking & that grey line above & below the image.

I look forward to hearing from you Betty.  😊

More later - 'byee.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Birthday greetings

Birthday Greetings

Today is 25 June & a Mold club member

has a birthday

Happy birthday Clare
Have a great day

Saturday, 24 June 2017

two more cards

Good afternoon everyone

I have been going through my photo records of the cards I have recently made (going back over the last few months) & here are 2 I have not shown you.

When you see them you will notice I had a session using my freebie Hunydory papers & card.

I was really taken with this kit - it is so pretty & cheerful.

These cards were for a lady very poorly in hospital after a fall.  One was a personal card from me & the other I made to be sent on behalf of members of a group we both belong to.

I hope they cheered her up.

Next post will be a member showcase for you.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

a new home card

Hello everyone.

At the end of May a young lady, who works with Bob, & her boyfriend moved into their new house - so I made a card for them.

It's from another freebie Hunydory kit & I thought the little birds outside their lovely birdhouse would make a nice change from the usual images.

I had a set of metal keys in my stash & first I coloured it with some alcohol inks, but didn't like the colour.  About 18 months ago I inherited a mixture of embossing powders from a friend who had given up stamping - & when I went through them - there was this lovely powder blue colour.  Now the key is just perfect for the card.

I have some "house" stamps - but they are either fussy & detailed or almost cartoon. This couple definitely deserved something a bit different.  

Well, that is me for another day.  More later.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A special card

Hello ladies

Last year a colleague of mine had a book published that she had been writing & a few weeks ago we learnt that she had received an award for it.

My colleague comes from India & the stories in the book are in that genre.  The award she has received the Culture award by the British Indian Society.

I wanted the card to reflect her book - here it is;

I copied the front cover of her book onto white card then used the Tattered Lace book die to cut the book shape.

The keen eyed amongst you may notice that the cut should be the other way up.  I had so much trouble with the die that I didn't notice when I had to reposition it that I had turned it round.  But it still looks like a book shape.

I also Googled the award Logo & put that on the insert.  There isn't a nasty white splat on the insert - I have masked out the group name.  She actually was officially given the award on 14 June.

That is all I have for today.  'Bye for now.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Another card

Hello everyone.

Today I can show you a card I made for a young lady who reached the ripe old age of 40 this year;

I used toppers & papers from that Hunkdory kit I won rather a log time ago. The "40" I put inside the card trying to be a little more discreet than usual. 

The it is going down slowly - it certainly has gone a long way.

Looking through my card photos I find there are several I have made recently that I have not shown you - so they will appear slowly over the next week or so.

That's me for today - bye for now.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

just chatting

Good morning all

This evening is the June meeting for the Mold club ladies - my first visit since being poorly - it will be so nice to see everyone.

I won't be showing you the photos of their project, as Mold II will be doing it as well - but not until July - & I don't want to spoil the surprise.  At least I hope it will be a surprise.  CSNW ladies will also be doing the same project in July - so all 3 club photos will be show one after the other.

I am about to update the project photos page with photos for the Mold July meeting.  I will be showing Mold II ladies & CSNW ladies the same project sometime - but not sure when.

Right, off to put the box ready for tonight.
That's me for today.