Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Inspirational Holly Berries

I'm entering this card into the latest Inspirational Card Sketches challenge - I've teamed up the Milton & Co Holly Berries papers with a painted wooden Christmas Tree layered onto the diamond shape from their sketch. I'm really into the Christmas mood now that the weather has turned chilly!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Snappy Birthday Libby

For some reason one of my daughters favourite toys has been a set of plastic crocodiles! She also has a silver charm bracelet that I add a charm to every year on her birthday and her favourite charm is the crocodile one, so I thought I had better make her a croc card this year.

Her birthday is in half term week and we will be on holiday in Wales so I am getting everything prepared early. Eldest son is staying at home to look after the 3 cats - I feel a bit sorry for the cats, which will have to put up with late nights, lots of Pizza and constant Xbox gaming!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Milton & Co Christmas Cards

These 2 cute cards were made with the Milton & Co paper stack that is free in this months Papercraft Essentials Magazine.

I was chuffed to see one of my cards featured in their Readers Gallery, I had sent it in back in June!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

It will be a Blue, Blue Christmas this year....

because I'm trying to use up an old pad of blue Dovecraft Winter Wonderland papers from my stash!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Suffolk Random Act of Kindness Day - 10th Oct

I've pledged to join in with the Suffolk Random Act of Kindness day next Monday, ATC's are no strangers to Random Act of Kindness or RAK's, as we often enclose extra ATC's as RAKs for swap hosts and send off CRAKs at Christmas and BRAK's at birthday time. I'm going to take in some cakes to the office as a RAK on Monday, I'll try and think of something else that I can do as well!

Further details are here. And I also recommend reading Danny Wallace book Random Acts Of Kindness: 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place if you get the chance, both funny and inspiring at the same time.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sweetheart Hankerchiefs

I know that is is nothing to do with my card making hobby but I just have to show you all these fabulous silk sweetheart hankerchiefs.

My 96 year old grandmother has just had to go into a care home and my mother and I were clearing out her bungalow when we came across these beautiful silk embroidered hankies with lace trim. They were sent to my grandmother from my grandad in WWII whilst he was stationed away from home

There was also another embroidered with 1918 which must have come from my Great Grandfather! This one is very delicate and so pretty.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Touch of the Orient

In my on-going and never ending quest to use up some of my stash I put together this card - so that's 1 piece of paper, 1 piece of black card, 1 peel-off and 1 craftwork cards topper & sentiment less!

Not much of a dent, I know.