Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy 21st Birthday Peter!

(oops, this was scheduled to go on 4/4/17, but I didn't do it right)  better late than never :)

Well, where did that time go?   It seems like only a few years ago, young Peter was born.





Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

One of my quilty friends celebrated her birthday in February :)

I made a card nice and early, but it sat in my handbag for a few days before I could put in the mail.

Ofcourse, I then had to wait until the card had arrived before I made this post - Cynthia reads my blogs and I didn't want to spoil the surprise  :)

Happy Birthday Cynthia


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Feeling Blue .... A Sympathy Card

Sadly, I was in need of yet another sympathy card.

My regular readers may remember my CraftMad friends and the retreat I went to in Queensland in 2014, well ..... our wonderful Hostess with the Mostess has lost her husband, Ron.


Ron was a wonderful man; he put up with all of us women nattering & crafting away :)  I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him!   RIP Ron, no longer in pain.

Ofcourse, I had to make a card, and strangely enough, this card came together quickly and was almost an enjoyable process - I found myself smiling at the memories I have of him - such a strange feeling!  I think it was because I was making it for someone who I knew that would really appreciate and treasure a handmade card :)

Front

Details

mixing stamps

My heart goes out to Kaye and her family.


Items Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Heartfelt Thanks, PaperCraft clear cling stamp 'sympathy'
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Bordering Blue, Night of Navy: white cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts
Inks:  StazOn Black Ink, Little Inker Dark Blue  and VersaMark Baby Blue
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Black & White Ribbon



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Cathy!

one of our closest friends had a birthday recently :) so I took the opportunity to have a play with some of the graphics I have been purchasing.

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

This card is made up of a combination of graphics from Creative Market and Design Cuts

Watercolor Sketch Lily by Spasibenko Art
Washi tape by Pattern Pop https://www.designcuts.com/product/washi-tape-frames-and-notes/



Linking with :
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC168 - One Layer Wonder



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Celebrations

It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary last week :)


here is the card I made for hubby - I had a bit of fun making this one :)

Inside states: "that's nothing to snicker at"

The Snickers Wrapper style font was from Lettering Delights way back in 2014 :) took me all this time to have a proper play with it - now that I have, I can see a few things coming up in the future :)


I also had an opportunity to play with some other graphics I have purchased from Design Cuts, as part of the Complete Illustration Kit way back in April 2016 :)




This card is for my sister-in-law :)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Joy!

My best friend Joy celebrated her 70th birthday during the week - but celebrations were put on hold as she came down with a bad cold - we waited until she was feeling a little better before catching up :)

You may have noticed from my photography blog that we go out a lot together with our cameras - Adelaide & Monarto Zoos are frequent destinations, as Joy loves the big cats!

Unfortunately, I don't have any lions or tiger stamps, so Penny Black Hedgehogs will have to do :)

Handmade Birthday Card - front

Handmade Birthday Card - camera theme

Out with the Old, and in with the new:  Old: spellbinder square dies,  New:  camera theme embossing folder


Items Used:
Stamp:  Penny Black – Party Time
Card Stock:  BlueEdge Crafts
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black
Equipment:  Cuttlebug, embossing folders, Spellbinders Dies – Square
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Copics, gems

Linking with:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Anything Goes
Cut it up challenge - #112 Out with the Old, in with the new  (oops, missed the deadline)
Dream Valley Challenge - #147 something new


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 .... what a year you have been!

I am so glad to see the end of you!

I have never needed so many sympathy cards as I have done this year :(

Another friend has lost a father ...... so sad right on top of Christmas, although not surprising as he had been sick for a while.

Handmade Sympathy Card

Linking with:
Daisy Chain Challenges #4 Add some sparkle


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holders

Once again this year, my handmade Christmas cards were non-existent due to me running out of time - I don't know what I did after October when I told myself to start making Christmas cards, but somehow, the time just escaped me!

What I did do though, was to make some Christmas Giftcard/Money Holders (as I also ran out of steam doing the Christmas present shopping)

I used the same tutorial that I used for the cards in my blogpost HERE - but this time, I adjusted some of the measurements to suit what paper I had and here they are - I am quite pleased with how they turned out!

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-stocking

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-present

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-tree

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-poinsettia

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-holly




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...