Thursday, August 12, 2021

With Sympathy ... Thinking of You

Sadly, my Sister-in-law's mother, Nella, has passed away - she just missed her 86th birthday :(

For Carlo (Husband/Father)

The first card is a new technique (new to me) and card I saw on Splitcoaststampers

For Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law & nephews, Liam & Peter

For other family members

For other family members

The other cards were made using a simple layout, with some of my fave Stampin Up Two Step stamps Botanical Blooms & Flower Fancy.  
Sentiment stamps are from Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection.
Layers & Tags have been cut with Spellbinder Dies.
Ribbons in my stash for ages, & cardstock is a mix of Blue Edge Crafts & Stampin Up.

The Funeral service is today, we are hoping the weather will be kind to us.


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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, August 1, 2021

Happy Birthday Liam!

the nephew is turning 19 today ............... where did that year go!



I have been just waiting for the opportunity to use the Kaisercraft 'happy birthday' stamps - nice big letters! 
Sentiment was heat embossed with gold, and I love the idea of a shaker card, so I used one of my balloon dies, and filled with sequins & stars.

Nice and simple, not too girly! but has the obligatory 'CrafteeCC bling' style!

Linking with:
Addicted to Stamps & More: #410 Die Cuts
CAS Colours & Sketches:  #430 sketch
NBUS - #28


Watercooler Wednesday - All things Masculine  WWC321


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.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Have a Happy Birthday

It is my Cousin Sue's birthday today in the UK.   Sue was a Bridesmaid in my wedding in 1982 and came out again for a holiday just before Covid hit - in February 2020.

The only thing she wanted to do was to hold a Koala again, as she had done in 1982.  So now, whenever I see a Koala, I think of Sue 🐨

So it was perfect opportunity to use that stamp set I came across last year for the first time - Sugar Pea Designs: Koalaty Time. 😍


I stamped the image on the front of folded cardstock, made a mask, then die-cut a circle out of a scrap cardstock and used that to sponge the 'sky'.  I coloured the image in with chalks on cotton buds and then sealed the image with a quick spray of hair spray.  I then added a topper layer, die-cut with a circle window and stamped with the sentiment, then finished off with the obligatory Kindy Glitz.

Another CAS card - a style I am liking more and more.

Linking with:
Addicted to Stamps & More #408 - Birthdays
Daisy Chain Challenges #53 Cute Animals
NBUS - #27
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies


Stay Safe everyone!


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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, May 27, 2021

Happy 30th Anniversary!

Our long-time friends celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary this coming weekend.

A perfect opportunity for me to use some new stamps & dies I bought last year.  


I stamped the bottle & wine glasses on silver cardstock and die cut them out, then stamped sentiment & 'bubble bursts' on lavender cardstock.   Wine glasses & Bottle were added with 3D foam, with the number 30 from a silver sticker sheet added to the bottle.  


Highlights of Kindy Glitz around the outer edge and sequins were added, then I placed the topper on white cardstock using 3D foam.

All in all, a simple but effective card, which the happy couple loved as we gave it to them during the week.

Linking with:

Happy Little Stampers: Anything goes with dies
Watercooler Wednesdays : WWC316 All about occasions






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Hi everyone

It seems there are changes afoot for people who subscribe to my blog using the FeedBurner email service.  From 1st July 2021 this email service will no longer be available.

So, this post is for those people who currently get my blog posts via email .......

If you would like to continue to follow my blog, and I hope you do :), then there are a few options available to you.

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In any case, thank you for reading & following my blog so far ....... I hope we can continue to keep in touch.

And, because I like to include at least one photo with each post, here is something I prepared earlier :)


Cheers for now

Cathy




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.