Sunday, 25 July 2010

Magnolia Challenge and a Birthday!!

It's ages since I entered a challenge, I am usually kept busy with family birthdays etc, but when I spied the challenge on Just Magnolia this week I decided to combine it with my daughter Caron's 40th birthday card. I try to time my cards with challenges but I don't do very well, I always manage to miss the challenge or miss the birthday! I was on a roll with this card, not sure if I have gone a little over the top with this card but once I started it I couldn't stop! Still, Caron loves bling and sparkle so I am sure she will be happy with it.

I love this cute Tilda - Fairy Dust, she is coloured with Promarkers and she has been cut out with a Nestie oval using the 'out of the nestie' technique. The papers, card, butterfly and heart have been edged with Frayed Burlap DI and glittered with Stickles Gold. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Wild Asparagus and the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid., again glittered with Stickles Gold and Star Dust.

The challenge this week at Just Magnolia is Vintage, I think this one qualifies for this challenge.

Thanks for looking, have a great week, hope the sun shines for you wherever you are.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


This card I made for our youngest daughter Katie to congratulate her on her graduation from Manchester Metro University on Monday at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.  She gained a Ba.Hons Education, she has worked so hard for her degree and we are very proud of her.  Its taken her 4 years to reach her goal and its not been easy for her in that time as she was married in August 2008, had a baby girl in January 2010 and she took a year out when her dad had his horrific accident in September 2008.  Katie works with special needs children at a local school, she is extremely dedicated to her children, both at school and at home, she is mum to Sam who is 7 and Evie, 6 months old.  

For the image on the card I used one of Mo Manning's fab images, Grad Girl, coloured with Promarkers.  The black background has been embossed using a Cuttlebug Congratulations folder although you can't see it very well on the photo.

Thanks for looking! 


Saturday, 17 July 2010


Just had to share this cute photo of my youngest granddaughter Evie Lily Mae, she is 6 months old now, hasn't that time flown?   She tends to cat-nap during the day, the rest of the time she is constantly on the go!  I had her all day Thursday and I was shattered by the time my daughter Katie collected her at 4pm!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Big Sister Babs

Isn't this image just fab??  This card I made for my granddaughter Lauren's 18th birthday, I spent hours trawling through loads of digi downloads sites, I knew basically what I was looking for and as soon as I saw this I just knew I had to have it, it was the perfect image for the card I had in mind.   She is called 'Big Sister Babs' from  She looks so much like Lauren, even she commented when she saw it, she looks like me!!  She is coloured with Promarkers, the BP, I have no idea, had it for a while, the stripey paper and sentiment is Papermania Rose Garden.

I do hope the sunny weather returns soon, I know we badly needed the rain but enough is enough!

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A couple of Thank You's

A couple of thank you cards for my daughter Donna to send to the lovely ladies in St Lucia who helped her with her wedding arrangements earlier this month.  One is for the wedding planner and the other for the hairdresser. 

I thought I would try to make them as bright and cheery as possible and these papers are so lovely and an added bonus, they were a freebie from a magazine!  The images are Lily of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers, the borders are Martha Stewart and I have sprayed the flowers with Glimmer Mist Pearl, Frost and Viva Pink.  It doesnt show up very well on the photo but the girl with flowers one has been embossed with a swirl and clear embossing powder.  Both cards have lots of Stickles glitter but again doesnt show up very well, I can't seem to get the lighting right for taking better photos. 

Thanks for looking at my thank you cards!!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Tropical Wedding

My daughter and new SIL returned home today after their wedding in St Lucia and I thought you might like to see these beautiful photos of them.  Doesn't Donna look gorgeous and they look so happy.  We are pleased to have them back, we have really missed them both.  They had a wonderful time and loved St Lucia so much they are already booking a return trip for their anniversary next year! 

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Lili of the Valley Wedding

This card is for my daughter Donna who is in St Lucia after her wedding last Thursday to partner Darren. They are due home this week, can't wait to see them again, its only been 2 weeks but they seem to have been gone for ages! I couldn't resist this beautiful image from Lili of the Valley, its so cute and perfect for any wedding, be it in church or a beach.

I have coloured the image with Promarkers, the edges are coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and glittered with Stickles. The embossing was done with Tapestry and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders, again edged with DI and Stickles. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and these have been sprayed with Glimmer Mist Pearl and glittered with Stickles. The butterfly is an X-Cut punch which has again been glittered within an inch of it's life!!  The insert I have printed on the PC.

Thanks for looking and check back soon as I have a matching box to make for this card. 

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Video Boy

This card I made as a commission for my daughter's stepson Levi's 16th birthday. I really struggle with men and boy's cards but when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. The image I coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment I did on PC. The background papers are Dovecraft Masculine.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely hot weather, its great during the day but the nights are so uncomfortable, still mustn't complain, its rare we get these hot days in the UK so we should make the most of the nice long days while summer's here.

Well I have a new mum card, baby card, wedding card, 2 x 18th birthday cards and a 40th birthday card to make so I better get a wiggle on!!

Thanks for looking!