Sunday, 20 August 2017

30th birthday card

Hi all

Hope this finds you all well....I've had a quiet day today while Mr B has been to watch Tottenham play (unfortunately they lost!). Lucky Mr B went with our youngest son who I miss loads now we've moved...hes 24 but will always be my baby....we unfortunately don't get to see him gets in the way unfortunately. 

While scouring my iPad today I found a load of cards I'd never blogged...lots of Christmas cards from last year and this card was another I's a card I made for my nephew. When I made this card it took me ages because of all the little details. The 30 was stamped and embossed in gold and coloured with a Promarker. I used a Crafters Companion embossing folder to give the White card some oomph. The different coloured layers came from my stash. The balloon and star die cuts are made from Sapphire dies...they're a very useful set of dies. The candles were handmade. I rolled some of the matching papers with some twine through the middle to make them. The wording was from a Woodware set of stamps. I finished with some twine from The Range and some yellow gems. I must confess I was extremely pleased with this card. I've got an 18th card to make soon...I'm thinking of doing something similar....Lea X 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Anniversary card

Evening everyone

Hope you're all well. I'm not having a particularly good day today....I've been suffering quite a lot of pain over the last few days and my tremor is playing me up big time...I've actually thrown a scalding cup of tea over my leg tonight...ouch!!! I do try not to moan about things as I'm a big believer that there's always many, many more people in a worst position than me but I'm afraid I've been a bit of a moaning min to Mr B and whinged a lot today! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day hey...I feel a nice crafty day coming up 😄. I'm a bit gutted actually as I had some new stamps delivered today and I was going to play with them tomorrow. Unfortunately the delivery company decided to throw them over the gate as I was at an appointment and it rained on them....the carrier sheets were completely ruined so the whole lot are being replaced. Arrgggghhhh!!!

My card today is one I gave to Mr B for our anniversary. It started off as a small card but I got carried away with the layers. The flowered heart was made by stamping some small flowers through a heart shaped template. The wording was from Altenew. One of the layers of blue was embossed with an SB embossing folder. I used white and blue card to build the layers up and finished with some blue gems. 

Well that's me for today...until next time...Lea X

Friday, 18 August 2017

My far!

Hi everyone

Gosh I am doing very well so far...I think that's four or five days on the trot I've managed to blog.....and guess what it's another Christmas card. Although I do say so myself I think this is my favourite so far. I backed some lovely pink card from the Hobbyhouse onto white card. I don't know if you've ever used the chalk clouds inks by Creative Expressions, well they are fab. I used a pink and a purple one and blended them onto some white card - I then splattered them with water and dabbed it off. This was the first time I'd tried this and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I trimmed this down and backed it onto white card and used foam pads to give it dimension and stuck it onto the other pieces of card I'd already prepared. I'm not convinced my layers are very straight as I had huge problems with my tremor making this card - all adds to the fun lol! I added the Creative Expressions snowflake again (do you get the feeling I like this?) and then cut out the wording and added that - the word dies are from Tonic. I finished with some matching pearls from the Hobbyhouse. 

As I said I really am pleased with this colour way.....Lea X

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Red and white Christmas

Hi all

Hope you are well. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my posts....unfortunately I have lost quite a few as I have changed the settings on my blog - it was set to google+ and a few people couldn't comment so I've had a play and am hoping what I've done will make a difference. If you think you've commented and it's not there it's not you cracking up! 

Today's card is another Christmas card. This time last year I was part of a challenge to make a Christmas card every week so had six months worth of Christmas cards under my belt...unfortunately circumstances have conspired against me this year and this is only number four! Heyho onwards and upwards. 

My card is made with Creative Expression dies. I've left quite a lot of white space round the edge of my card. The larger background die is from Sue Wilson's Indonisian collection and isn't a Christmas die but it just works with's very pretty. I backed it onto white card and then red. I cut out a white square using the same set and put this on foam pads. I then added the Christmas wording...this die cuts beautifully and comes out of the die very easily. I finished with some silver pearls. 

Until tomorrow everyone...take care...Lea x

Christmas again!

Hi all

Hope this finds you well. I've been busy with the Christmas cards again. These two cards are very simple and a good batch make. I've used yesterday's Sue Wilson snowflake die. I cut the larger snowflake along with the small one and layered them onto the backing card - I then put this onto Kraftcard blanks. I can't believe how different the cards look when you change the colour way. The 'Merry Christmas' stamp is from a very useful set by Creative Expressions. I then added pearls to finish......Lea X

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A start on Christmas!

Hi all

Lovely to have you here again...thank you for visiting yesterday and for your lovely comments. 

Well last year I was so on the ball with my Christmas cards and this year I am so far behind! Today was the day I decided to get a grip and make some. I actually made four but I'll just show the one today...I've got to draw them out in case I don't craft tomorrow 😂. 

I've used a mixture of dies - I even used the waste from a die. I started by using a gorgeous snowflake die from Sue Wilson - I cut the snowflake out of the White card. I trimmed the waste up and backed it onto red card. I then turned the snowflake and placed it on top of the waste. This was then glued to the white hammered effect card blank. The 'Merry Christmas' die is a Tonic one and is in two for the wording and one to cut out a back bit. I finished with just a few gems. 

Hope you'll pop by again tomorrow for the next card....thanks....Lea x

Monday, 14 August 2017


Hello all

I hope you're well. Thank you for the lovely comments on my's really kind of you to come by. I'm trying hard to keep up with visiting everyone's blogs so I hope I haven't missed anyone. 

I've been playing again today trying out something different. The stamps I've used are from Altenew. I cut two different sizes of white card and made black mats to match. I stamped my flowers and leaves onto the two layers of white. I used a little low tack tape to keep the two layers together so they didn't move when I stamped the different layers of flowers. I then stuck the stamped pieces to the black card and added sticky pads to the smaller layer before carefully lining up the image. I added a butterfly, sentiment (also from Altenew) and black pearls to finish. 

I don't like the darker green leaves so would do those differently next time....Lea x