Monday, 30 July 2012

Sympathy card

These are never nice cards to make, and I always feel that I struggle to make them solemn enough. For this one I used the inkadinkado "patterned bugs" stamp set, and heat embossed and layered some of the butterflies for dimension.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Thank you

I made this card for my mother and father in law who invited myself, my husband and my parents to their house for dinner today. They live in Weymouth, overlooking the bay, which is the venue for the Olympic sailing events. We spent the afternoon looking at the tv to see what was happening and then using binoculars to watch it for real! It was great fun!
Anyway this card uses a lovely Penny Black stamp called "Pansy bunny", and was inspired by a card that I saw on the Penny Black blog. I have only recently realised that if you use Google images to search for the stamp you want to use, you can easily get loads of wonderful inspiration!

Christmas cards

I was having a look around the world of blogs and was inspired by "Mrs B" ( make these Christmas cards. The mat is cut from Storybook, and the baubles from Joys of the Season and Christmas Cheer (I think !)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Best Wishes...

I made this card for our dog to give to the person who used to be his owner, who is moving away to a new job (yes really!). The stamp is a lovely Penny Black.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Leaving us sucks!!!!

I made this for our team manger who leaves us for a new job closer to home next week. He has been with us for three years, and has been great. I shall really miss him, so one of these seemed appropriate!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Bee better soon....

I made this card for my mum who has just gone back into hospital....I really wish I had thought to put "bee better soon" on the front, but I had to content myself with writing it inside! I am entering it into the Penny Black "summer" challenge here;


I made this card to thank a specialist nurse at Dorchester hospital who has been really kind and helpful to my mum lately. The stamp is a lovely Penny Black, and I am entering the card into the Penny Black challenge here; The theme of the challenge is "summer".

Sunday, 8 July 2012

White on White....

This is for the Winter Wonderland challenge here ; where the theme is "White on White". I used a new embossing folder teamed with a Francoise Read stamp.


I made this card for the Penny Black Saturday challenge here ;
(and also to give to my aunt for her birthday !). The stamp is obviously by Penny Black, and the sentiment is a Fiskars stamp.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Hoppy Birthday.....

A card for my brother-in-law!

Thursday, 5 July 2012


A friend asked me to make a Christening card for her great-grandson, so I just had to buy this stamp to make it with!!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Welcome to Britain....

A colleague of mine asked me to make a card for some of her family members who are coming to stay next week from Uruguay. She wanted a British theme to the card, so this lovely Penny Black stamp from the London collection seemed ideal!

Happy Birthday Dax....

A friend asked me to make a card for her great-grandson's first birthday. I used this lovely Penny Black stamp and cut some extra balloons ( I think from "simply charmed").