Friday, April 15, 2016

70th Birthday card

I made this card for my Brother in-laws 70th Birthday next week. Trellis was cut on my trusted Silhouette Cameo .


I would like to enter this card for the Silhouette Challenges #36 Anything Goes.

I also Used for the outer edge Sue Wilson craft dies, you can get the trellis here from Birds Cards
the middle die I used was Spellbnders Nestabilities Majstic Elements.  The writing on the Card was done with my Minc machine. (I cant remember which font I used).  The verse came from Craftsuprint by Susan Smith.

Thank you for passing by and looking

Joan x

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Family Birthday Cards

 Good Morning all, The first card on my blog today was made for my Granddaughters 11th Birthday, she love unicorns and a bit of glitter so I had a whale of a time making this one.  The card was cut on my trusted Silhouette Cameo.  I cant fined the file for this one on Instant card making it was by Amanda Davies.

This card was made for my daughters Birthday, the shape of the card was cut on my Silhouette and the wolf pictures came from a Pollyanna Pickering CD.

Thank you for passing by and viewing my blog.

Joan x


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gift tag

Good morning all, well it's another grey day here in Ireland and it has been blowing a gale all-night.  I was playing with Claire's stash again yesterday and came up with this tag, I'm trying to use more stamps and techniques and getting a few tips from Claire as that is her favourite technique, she has some fabulous stamps and inks to work with.





I am entering this tag into the Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for passing by and checking out my blog.

Joan x

Friday, January 29, 2016

Indigo Blu card

Good morning all, I have made this card for the  IndigoBlu Blog Challenge Anything goes  .  I am staying with my daughter in Ireland and have used some of her stash.  I will be here for a few more weeks so I am sure I will be able to play with her lovely goodies a few more times.



 I chose this beautiful Indigoblu Stamp from the poppycock stamp set, I stamped it twice and decoupaged it then i distressed the petals and leaves.  I coloured the flower with Tim Holtz distress ink, Victoria velvet.  The leaves are from the Live Laugh and Love stamp set coloured again with Tim Holtz distress ink, bundled sage. 
For the background I have used IndigoBlu Sarah's Choice stamps, with T.H. Distress ink Hickory smoke.  Stamped on white card stock and mounted on a baby pink card and grey card.
I taped the edge of the card with low tack tape to achieve the white border.  I loved working with these stamps and think I will have to go on to make another card!

Thank you for passing by and looking at my blog

Joan x



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Baby Card

Good Morning all, I had a break from making Christmas cards and made this baby card for friends.  I cut this on my Silhouette Cameo and really enjoyed making this pretty sparkly card.  You can get the SVG cutting file by Amanda Davis from the link below. 



Thank you for passing by and looking 

Joan x

Friday, October 2, 2015

Good Morning All.
I have been meaning to put a few cards on here for a while but as usual other things get in the way.
I made this card for my sisters Birthday in September. It's and 8x8 card and the decoupage is one of my favourites, cant think of the name of it at the moment but will put the detail of that on shortly.



Thank you for passing by and looking.

Joan x

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy 40th Birthday Claire.

Good Morning all.
This is one of my rare Blogging moments, I made this card for my daughter Helen to give to My elder daughters 40th Birthday Today,  I really enjoyed making this card lots of sparkle and pretty things.  The stamps i used were freebies from a magazine embossed with Hologram Super Sparkle embossing powder.  The white flowers and Butterfly are by Sarah Hurley,  The beautiful butterfly and bead charm was made by my daughter Helen.   I still make lots of cards but don't always get the time to photograph and blog them.  Where does all that time go when you are retired.!!





This second card i made with using the drawing facility on the Silhouette Cameo.  I love this machine and when they introduced the latest update I was a bit worried about doing it but so far so good.  This card is from Eddie and I for Claire's Birthday.  I really enjoyed doing both of these cards as they are for a very special person.  Mu daughter has a blog and designs for magazines you can find her blog  HERE




Thank you for passing by and looking.

Joan x