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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Happy Anniversary ♥


Twenty years ago today...It was a beautiful, dry and sunny day, and I was up in Scotland.
Just over the border from England, at Gretna Green.


The occasion was a wedding. A very small family affair of only 23 people, including the bride and groom, but I thought it was totally perfect.

20 years later and I still love the groom with all my


We've been so busy at work and with other stuff at home that I didn't have time to make anything more than a very CAS style of card.
But I made up for it by buying Phil a present I know he really, really wanted, an iMac (for processing his photos) and he bought me a bin. Now before you think that's a bit of a strange gift, I'd had it on my Pinterest wishlist for when my craft room is refurbished.


Cute or what? I absolutely love it!

And...since the boy went to Uni I've got no spare money anymore...he wants to eat meals, every day! And I'm sure there's some partying/drinking going on that I'm paying for.
So although I did go on the Internet and purchase Phil's gift, the money came out of his bank account.
Ooops! But I couldn't afford to buy the cable let alone the rest of it!

Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary honey xxxx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 94.

Good morning my lovelies.

Todays card is for the new challenge at Totally Tilda where the theme for the next fortnight is
"Over The Garden Fence". So we are asking that you use a fence die cut or stamp along with your chosen Tilda stamp.



I used a much older stamp for this challenge, Strawberry Yummy Tilda which has been coloured with the usual DI's. The papers are again from Pion Design, Vintage Garden Phlox.
The cute fence is La-la Land Crafts Heart Fence die, one of my Christmas gifts off a very dear friend.
15mm Ivory Satin ribbon with a little heart button.
A few pearls, some punched butterflies, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

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And the prize for one lucky winner is...


Thanks for looking.

Love 'n' hugs

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 93

Good Morning my lovelies.

I'm back today with a card for the new challenge at Totally Tilda where the theme for the next fortnight is

CAS
Right up my street!


Tilda With Fantasy Flower has been coloured with DI markers.
The papers are MME The Sweetest Thing ~ Lavender.
Sentiment from PTI and a few pearls...job's done!

I cased the card from Faye HERE ...thank you very much for the inspiration Faye :)

Our lovely and very generous sponsor for this challenge is


And the prize for one lucky winner will be either a ribbon kit or a £10 voucher for the store.


Before I go:
I've not been around as much - just in case you hadn't noticed!  
I have a lot of stuff going on this year and there will be a couple of periods when I won't be able to make any cards. With this in mind, I'm working ahead with challenge cards so I won't be totally AWOL for prolonged periods of time.
This year has plenty of exciting things in store for me to look forward to, starting in May, but I'll tell you more closer to the time.

To all the Mums out there...Happy Mothers Day! I hope you are all being thoroughly spoilt.
I have postponed the celebrations for a couple of weeks until the boy comes home from Uni, and then I shall be having hugs, lots of hugs, lots and lots of hugs.

Thanks for looking.
Love

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 92

Good morning my lovelies.

I'm back today with a card for the new challenge at Totally Tilda where the theme for the next fortnight is
"NO Square Cards".

Yet again, the Boss-lady is dragging me out of my comfort zone and forcing me to try new things!

(OK, so maybe it's not the most un-square card you're ever going to see...but it is my first attempt)



The very un-square card base was cut with a Go-Kreate die.
Tilda Rose Scent has been coloured with the usual DI markers.
The papers are Pion design Fairytale of Spring.

Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is

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And the prize for one lucky winner is...



I'm going to enter my card into The Ribbon Girl challenge, where the theme is GREEN
(though my card is a very soft shade of green)


Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge.


And I'm back with my second post for today.

This time I have my GDT card for The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge, where the theme is a nice and easy one 
'Birthdays'.



Ribbon Girl goodies used:
32mm White Pure Silk Ribbon - (it ties the most beautiful lush bows)

The gorgeous image from Sylvia Zet, available as a  Digi image or Rubber stamp, is Iris and she's coloured with the usual DI markers.
The pretty papers are Pion Design, and the sentiment from PTI.

There's always a fabulous prize to be won for one winner, so head on over there and join in!
A very big thank you to Mary and Andrea for inviting me 

Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 91


Good Morning my lovelies.

My first card for today is for the new challenge at Totally Tilda, where the theme for the next fortnight is Easter.
Apart from a Tilda image, the card must also contain at least one EGG.


I've never inked this Tilda before (maybe because I've never made an Easter card before!) so it was good to colour her at last, and that was done with DI markers.
The lush papers are from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics pad...I've used this pad so much, good job I bought an extra couple of pads just in case of emergency!
A Doo Hickey Heart Swirl die and a couple of butterflies.
Prima Hydrangeas, a few pearls and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is


Simon Says Stamp




(Please note: where applicable, the winner is responsible for the shipping, handling and tax fees)

Thanks for looking...I'll be back again shortly with my second card! I know, don't faint!
Love 'n' hugs

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 90

Good Morning my lovelies.

My card today is for the new challenge at  Totally Tildawhere the theme for the next fortnight is 'Tilda's Sewing Room'.
 For this challenge, you need to feature in some way at least one of the following:
Cotton Reel
Sewing Machine
Mannequin/Dress Form.

As you can probably imagine, for someone like me that struggles with embellishments, this really was a challenge!


Ta-dah!
I think I (almost) deserve a medal for this one with all those embellies!

Tailor Tilda is coloured with DI markers.
The gorgeous papers are Pion Design Alma's Sewing Room.

So...for the challenge I went with a full house!
Sewing Machine is on the image.
A little Cotton Reel wound with bakers twine (thank you my sweet friend for the cotton reel )
A Dress Form (thank you Sandra)
And I even added some buttons for good measure.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is


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And the prize for one lucky winner will be


Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs