Monday, 29 August 2011

New Home

Good morning, happy bank holiday Monday!
Well what have you all got planned for this lovely bank holiday?  (The last one now until Christmas).  I am sorting out my spare room today as my nieces are coming to stay for a couple of days this week, I have the whole week off work and they love to come over and be spoilt rotten!  Not so sure my sister likes it so much!!

Made a card yesterday morning for OH's sister who has recently moved into her new home in Plymouth.

The birdcage is a free svg file from here I used it with SCAL and my cricut expression, the card is just under 6" square so I cut the cage at 3" width and selected keep proportions so it does the rest automatically.  The little bird is also cut using SCAL and cricut expression, this was not a free download SVG I bought this one from the Hydrid Chick.  Flowers Xcut punch and leaves Martha stewart punch.  The backing paper is from DCWV wedding stach and is a white pearl with a very pale green/blue pattern which matches perfectly with the little scrap of ribbon I found in my stash.  I added some pearls to the flowers and one for the birds eye to complete the card.  

Actually putting this card together took just minutes, but I got a bit carried away when I was looking online
for the birdcage SVG file and downloaded a lot more, I jsut couldn't stop looking and was probably in my carft room for 3 hours or more!!  Oh thinks cards take that long to make lol!!  

Thanks for looking I am now off to do some more sorting, I am alsoo trying to find things to sell on Ebay as I seem to be getting a bit addicted to it at the moment! 

Have a fab bank holiday!!

Lynsey xx 

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wedding cards

Last Saturday (20th August) was the fantastic wedding of Helen and James.  Congratulations guys and thanks for an amazing day!!

My gorgeous nieces were three of her bridesmaids:
And they were absolutely stunning!!

I made two cards for this wedding one from myself and Steve:

Quite simple layered white card, with pearl silver patterned card from a wedding stack by DCWV.  The scalloped layers are silver pearl vellum from the papermill cut with an x-cut border punch.  Ribbon, slider and gems from stash. 

And one from my Sister, Brother-in law and the girls:

My sister said she didn't want anything specific written on the front, so I decided to put nothing on this one as I thought I could do without it to be honest.  I used forever friends embossing folder for the oval, hearts cut on cricut, ribbon and pearls from my stash mountain!

I am now on holiday for a few days and hoping for some nice weather, my nieces are coming to stay next week for a couple of days and it would be nice to be able to go off to the coast with them for a day, we are also thinking about a trip over to Lundy Island as we planned to last year but when we intended to go the weather wasn't too good.  Guess we will have to wait and see what is in store.  Hope to get some crafting in too so watch this space!

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Minnie Mouse

Yesterday was my beautiful little nice Matilda's 3rd birthday, after a fantastic day at a wedding on Saturday I had to get up early to make her a card.  I am terrible I know I need to do these things but always leave them until the last minute.

Well she is currently crazy about mickey and Minnie Mouse so I decided on that as a theme.  I foudn a free SVG file here, I used this with my cricut expression and SCAL software.  Papers are from a free download but I am sorry I am not sure where I got these ones.

Decorated on all sides, I didn't take a picture of the back but it just had co-ordinating paper and handmade by on it.

Ribbon gems etc from my stash.

I hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it!

Lynsey xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Horse Hugs

Evening everyone!

What a beautiful day today down here in Devon.  It's amazing how the sun makes us all feel so much happier!!
Here is a card I am really pleased with, I made it for my friends daughter Molly, who is now 10.  She loves horses and riding, her present from her Mum and Dad was a week at riding school last week it really is what she loves.

I have deliberately left it with no sentiment or personalisation as I know she likes to keep them up in her room when I make her horse cards.

The stamp is from a Kanban set bought from crafty devils on a recent trip.  Coloured with pro markers, green paper from a digi kit, pink spotty/floral paper from and K&Co 5x7 pad.  Everything else from stash with punched flowers.

I had a surprise today when I went into a lovely little shop in a local town and saw some handmade cards on a carousel.  This shop sells lots of Emma Bridgewater and Gisella Graham items (very lovely things!!).  The cards weren't a surprise but the price of them.  Small cards prob 5x5" very simple one stamped image no colouring a bit of matting and layering £4.95.  Now there was nothing wrong with the card I would be pleased to sell it but I think i would only charge someone £1 for a card of the same type.  Totally amazed, wonder if they sell many?
Thanks for looking.

Lynsey xx