Sunday, 20 March 2016

Perfect Day

You know the song by Lou Reed, well by the end of yesterday, I could not get it out of my head.  I had such a brilliant day, they don't come along that often so when they do they are to be treasured!

It started first thing, I'd been unable to get my usual shopping delivery slot of 9 - 11, so I went for 10 - 12, only my usual delivery driver did not see that and turned up at 9.20!  Fabulous!!  This meant I had time to go out in the morning with hubby and get another broadband wireless extender (problem of living in big old victorian houses with thick walls, wi fi does not get through easily), and managed to get one for half the price we were expecting.

Then my lovely friend Alison came over and we had an incredible afternoon of crafting and I actually made 2 cards from start to finish (believe me that's a record), the ideas were just flowing brilliantly and I had an amazing time - thanks Alison!

Tea was home made pizza's, mine was ham and pineapple with a garlic base as this is my absolute favourite and it was gorgeous, the day just got better and better, then to top it off England won the Rugby - RESULT!!!!

Like I said, a perfect day :)

Anyway, enough waffle, you want to see the cards:

The first was made using the Downton Abbey range from Crafters Companion, the sentiment is from the CD, the paper from the 12x12 pad and I also used the Feather Brooch, Chandelier and Elegant border dies, a really simple card to make but I think really stunning.

The second card uses Sara's Signature Collection "Together Forever", the backing paper inside is from the 6x6 pad, I've used the Indulgence and Champagne Flute dies, a sentiment from the stamp sheet and the tag is from a really old set I believe it's scalloped tags, and the embossing was done using Decadent Damask from the together forever collection.

Well, hope you like them, I'm off now to see if I can make Sunday as good as yesterday was, and hope you all have a good one too!



Monday, 14 March 2016

Verity Rose

Well, I hope you're all enjoying Crafters Companion moving across to Hochanda, I think it's fab (even if I can't see the programme on the telly as I have Virgin - I just have to watch on the computer).

They are back with the stunning Verity Rose collection again, and here's a card I made for the launch shows using the Starlet collection.  This used the embossing folder, paper pad, accessory stamps and dies, die cut toppers set and a sentiment from the CD.

I really hope you like this collection as much I and the rest of the design team do, they are such gorgeous little characters and I think we all know someone we can associate with each of the different girls.

Well, just a quick one from me this morning, must be getting ready for work in a minute (insert sad face).  Hope you all have a lovely Monday.