Sunday, 17 June 2007

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my Dad, Brian. We all had a lovely pub lunch today in Hurley, near Henley on Thames, followed by a long walk along the riverside with Daisy our Westie. Dad said he loved the card and the big box of chocolate brazils that accompanied it!

Green Thumb

My friend Penny's partner's boss (are you still with me?) came over from the US and bought us lots of goodies, amongst them this great PapertreyInk set called Green Thumb to add to my collection. I made this as a RAK for my friend Sam who loves blue.

Lana'a Card

I enjoyed playing with this layout for Lana's birthday card. Lots of opportunity to use my current favourite stamp set, cutting out, hardware, ribbon and Stickles glitter glue.

Stamp Camp

The stamps used here in my birthday card for friend Jo, are from Stamp Camp and they are just beautiful to use - the background stamps especially are so detailed. A first attempt at paper pricking - not something I have done before.

Butterfly kisses

Butterfly kisses is a great set from PapertreyInk and these are my first two efforts at using them - more to follow!

Mother's Day

Coming up with ideas for two Mother's Day cards each year and doing something different for birthdays and thank-you's too is quite a challenge. The first card for my Mum is decoupaged Anna Griffin die cuts and paper and the second for MIL uses another favourite Stampin Up set called Wild Roses, with a linen background stamp.

A very "Des Res"

We lost our beautiful old plum tree in the storms this January, where we had 2 broods of Great Tit chicks last year. I thought I would make them a new home and Paul put it up near where the old nest was but nobody came to stay:(
Paul did salvage the part of the tree that had the original nest in and popped it on top of our shed. Look who did come to stay! The chicks flew the nest on Sunday 10th June - aren't they cute?

Triange Folds

Split Coast Stampers has a technique section and these little 3"x 3" triangle fold cards are perfect for a card with a difference.

This is the first one I made as a rak for a friend and uses a Stampin Up set called Delight in Life, and papers from SU's Simply Scrappin paper pack, and the second has Anna Griffin stamps and paper.


Saturday, 16 June 2007


I haven't done many atc's as mine always feel like a mini card but I quite like how these turned out. The Friends stamp is by Queen's Dresser Draws and the one used on serenity is by Stamp Camp.

Tapestry Rubber Stamps

I adore these tiny flower stamps and have become quite addited to them. They are a fun way to make a card and the same set never comes out the same way twice.

Not Just Cards

My other love is cross stitching which I have done for about 20 years, and although I don't have pictures going back that far here are a few of my favourites from the last 5 years. It all started with a Wedding sampler for our new sitting room wall - I thought at the time it was a good way to remind Paul of the date :)

Curtain Cards!

My lovely DD calls these my curtain cards as Anna Griffin papers and stamps always remind her of drapes. I still love AG papers and use them whenever I can. These are some from over the past few years.

Some Early Work

A friend mentioned it would be good to see some of my earlier work so here are a few that I like best. I go through phases and these are from my "Oriental period".

Friday, 15 June 2007


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