Friday, 4 April 2014

Delightful Decoupage!

 Good Morning to one & all! Hope you've all had a good week & looking forward to the weekend?

For My Father's birthday, I've been wanting to make him a nautical themed gift for a while, seeing as he & his partner live next to the beach (at Clacton, Essex) and it certainly is a wonderful place to live.  Especially this time of the year (the non rainy part lol) where the beach is still bare, no tourists as yet and it is peaceful looking out to sea...Oh I feel another visit coming on...I digress, sorry...back to the reason why I am about my bits n peices! I decided to decoupage a couple of MDF hearts & I already had the themed napkins that I needed, so with a bit of planning what was going where, and a splish splash of decoupage glue & varnish I came up with these delights. I also printed a quote I found onto one of the layers removed from my napkin - by attaching it to a sheet of copier paper and whooshing it through the printer. Then decoupaging the same way as the rest of napkin.  The first one (on the left) I kept for myself, (Truth be told, the images & quote are a bit wonky - that's a trademark of mine don'tyaknow!) as our bathroom is nautical themed - and the other two are actually one - I decided to do both sides so if a change was felt then the heart could be turned over - PLUS I also liked the lighthouse and wanted to incorporate it into the theme....
So, there you go. I was rather pleased with how they turned out, what do you think?

Nautical napkins  - eBay
Decoupage glue 

That's all for now, thanks for popping by,

Until next time,

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Feeling Crafty Challenge #27

Good Morning All :)

Can you believe it's the start of our April Challenge over at Feeling Crafty? Not liking this speed of time malarky! LOL

This months challenge theme is:

Our sponsor this month is 
Kate Martin from Stampin' up 
 she is offering this fabulous prize to the winner of this months challenge! 

Please pop over to Kate's blog & say hi!


~Here is my DT card for our challenge~


Side view

Please check out our challenge blog where you'll find more fab inspirational creations from our design team!
Looking forward to seeing your crafty makes!

I would like to add my card into the following challenge(s)

Make My Monday~ One for the boys (05/04)
TTCRD ~ Anything goes (08/04)
Lil red wagon ~ Make it masculine (09/04)
Crafting When We Can ~ For a child (11/04)

Until next time,

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bloomin' Luvverly!

Hi Crafty friends!

I hope all is well with you all?

I had a busy week leading up to Mother's day, creating these beauties.  I had four Mother's day cards to send out just from myself LOL I know, I have a lot of 'Mums' - I've been collecting them since birth LOL I decided that I LOVED the Kanban toppers so much, that each 'Mum' would have one on their card. They are just beautiful ! I only have pics here of the first three!  I made them all pretty simple as I wanted the beautiful images to shout out for themselves.  I loved how each one turned out.  From the first card you can see the insert (showing on second card) which is what I created for each of them. Each backing card was different too & in real life showed up better!


Hinged card  base created using Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 x 7 Matting basic A & B
kanban Lilac blooms papercraft toppers
Kanban Vintage rose background card
Kanban Vintage Floral Scrolls background card
Happy Mother's day sentiment stamp (FS)
Marianne Craftables frame (around sentiment) LR0240

Hope you like them!

I'll be back tomorrow with some Napkin Decoupage!

Until then, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Nelly Elly

Good morning, All :)

I hope everyone is having a good start to their day!

Although I have been quiet a little around blogland - I have been busy with commissioned cards & lots of personal birthdays.  Trying to focus on too many things at once plays havoc on my health! So I have and am, learning to focus on what I need to & not overwhelm myself with too much or worry even, by not being able to do as much as I want.  I love visiting all your blogs but find at times, when I do, nothing else gets done! I'm probably not alone like that! LOL I just feel that I should explain that I can't always get around to visiting but when I do I play catch up with you all lol

OK, here today, is a cutsie little elphalump card & the story behind this one is, my Daughter, last year went to stay & help at an Elephant Sanctuary called BLES which is in Thailand.  She had an amazing time helping out, walking with the elephants, helping to rescue dogs & cats too...her photos & experience were a pure joy to look at & listen too.  The lady that owns/runs/created the sanctuary is called Katherine Connor - and to read about how BLES started you will need to visit her blog/website.  She also has a Facebook page An amazing young lady, a Mum of 3 little ones & another one due very soon - this leads me on the the card I was asked to make by my Daughter.  She wanted to send a reasonably light weight card to Thailand for katherine, congratulating her & her husband on the birth of their new bundle of joy. Not knowing what sex the baby will be, she asked me to make the card in neutral I came up with this one below - in grey & yellow...I really liked it, but Dear Daughter shook her head & said she wanted it all in white and grey so back to my desk I went like a good Mum and came up with the same design but in the colours she wanted (2nd card)  - only this time I made the card smaller. I really like the simplicity of the card & enjoyed paper piercing for the first time! (yes, I know..unbelievable, huh?)

White hinged card base created using Spellbinders - 5-x-7-matting-basics-A & B
Image, sentiment & papers - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon (FS)

 A really simple but cute card in whichever colourways you choose to make it in!

Thanks for visiting,

Until next time,