Sunday, 27 May 2012

Father's Day

It's Father's Day soon and as we will be away on our road trip in the USA I thought I would get ahead for once.  It was so bright and sunny here early this morning and the dogs were making a racket I had to get up and do something!

Over at A Passion for Papertrey the latest challenge is to use circles so I broke out my Background Basics:Medallions for the first time and had a play with Blueberry Sky and Spring Rain inks and took it from there!  It reminds me of Dad's RAF uniform that he wore for 40 years - hope he likes it!

As Betty noted this also goes well with a blog that is new to me - Dynamic Duos - their challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card in two colours of blue.  This is a first for me - one card in two places! 

Friday, 25 May 2012

May 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop

The challenge this month is to use this lovely photo as inspiration - got to love the second dish down - it reminds me of hallways in very old stately homes!

My card took the argyle, green and white elements and is very simple with just a bit of bling to brighten up the tree from Trendy Trees.

Thanks for hopping by this evening and have a great weekend!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Retro Sketches #11

I am always seeing such great things on blogs where people make cards using the Retro Sketches so I thought I would have a go at one this week.

I've had the flower fusion stamps and dies unopened for ages so broke them out for my card and used raspberry fizz, autumn rose and the lovely new winter wisteria colours.

The photo is a bit over exposed and bright but I think you get the idea! I may fix that ribbon some what, but I had fun mixing things up a bit.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

25th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

It's hard to believe but Paul and I will have been married for 25 years in June and we are celebrating with some friends and family at a tea party my Mum and Dad are holding for us.  We are taking a trip to New York and Boston immediately before the party so I had to get busy on making some invitations for Mum to send out.

Paul was put to doing what he does best - working out the dimensions for the embossed card wraps with compass and pencil, my assistant Paige at work designed the script layout and I did the stamping and assembly! I used Pretty Peonies with Autumn Rose for the one above and the ones below are in Blueberry Sky and Spring Rain with the  Rosie Posie stamps and dies.

I knew that the silver mirror card I have had in my stash for just forever would come in useful one day!

Thanks for popping in - now I have my internet sorted I can upload a few more things I have been working on.