Saturday 26 May 2012


It's a beautiful Saturday here with the sun playing out with gusto!
I do hope the sun is shining for you all ;o)
Later this afternoon it's my granddaughter Avah's 4th birthday party and here's the card I made for her.

It's a bit O.T.T. for me, but little girls do like frills n things :lol:

The base card is just a folded circle cut with the magnetic circle cutter from WRMK...
The card stock crease cracked a bit when folded, so that mistake is covered with another strip cut with MS border punch and finished with a ribbon and bow.

The topper starts with a good sized (135mm diameter) Marianne Creatable LR0112. This die set comes with the 2 flourishes that I weaved into the finished card. It also comes with a rather nice flower and snowflake die, so quite alot there for your money ;o)

The smaller die cut frame is a Nellie's Multi Frame MFD005
Decoupage is Morehead
The lace flower I made out of bright white lace dipped into strong coffee, squeezed out in a tea towel to remove most of the strong colour before airdrying.
Avah's name is die cut from a set by Sizzix (Cattycorner)

This started out as a rocker card but, when I attached the lace flower embelli, it kept leaning to the left and looked odd. So a small amount of card is trimmed from the bottom to allow it to sit straight.

Many thanks for stopping by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday 17 May 2012

Marianne Design Creatables Die - Classic Boats LR0199

Good morning fellow bloggers :D
I'm trying to get my time back in order following a period of chaos!
Hubby had his operation last week but I rained on his parade by being admitted on the evening before his 'op and they kept me in for 2 nights!

But, hubby has recovered well (never felt better in a long time) and thankfully, my scare turned out to be negative - pheeeeew :D

It was his 75th birthday on the 8th and here is the card I made for him...

Using one of my favorite dies to cut the Yacht - Marianne Design Creatables Die - Classic Boats LR0199
I must credit  Glynis from  (where I bought the die) for the inspiration. If you're ever in the Stockport area, her shop is well worth a visit ;o)
The Banner is SPELLBINDERS-S4-324)
DS used is from a K&Company stack and my bunting is hand cut

Before I go, I've just read this post from Lesleys Blog over at  FRESHFIELDS Animal Rescue Centre and wanted to pass it on.....
Ain't he adorable?

Mr Big Ears.
no I am not referring to the lovely Martin Clunes who is a great dog lover -  in case some off you were unaware of this, he is very active with a dog rescue in the South of England so he can't do much wrong in my eyes. No I am actually referring to   our adorable Kai who has been in kennels far too long now.He is a cross staffordshire bull terrier / german shepherd.It is an unusual mix and has resulted in a medium size dog with enormous ears and a very loveable personality. Not one person has enquired for him and we need a home soon or he will start to go kennel crazy and that would be a great shame and so unfair on this lovely dog. He likes to play with the kennel owners dogs(all females) And would make a great friend for another dog, maybe a labrador or lively collie  type.

Many thanks for stopping by :D