Wednesday, 8 April 2015

It's a girl!

Good afternoon, hope you're having a lovely day & enjoying this gorgeous sunshine!
I saw this week's cue card on the CASology challenge is 'News'. Gillian, one of the design team gave birth to a son last week, so they'd like to see baby themed cards.
This is an ideal opportunity for me to share with you the new baby card I made for my cousin & her husband on the birth of their first child, a daughter in February.
I used Clearly Besotted's clock face stamp as the main element to mark the time of Isla's birth. I think this stamp set has now been discontinued unfortunately, but I hope the card still inspires you.

Now I'm rubbish at tying bows so I cheated a little on this card ;)
I took 2 lengths of ribbon & crossed them over each other, sticking them in the middle, like this ...

I then took a third & wrapped it round the crossed pair, sticking it down again ...

I then stuck my 'bow' to a straight piece of ribbon attached to the card. Voila! A cheat's bow!

Stamps - Time to Celebrate; Sweet Little Sentiments: Clearly Besotted
Paper pad - Doodlebug's Sugar & Spice; Craft Mojo
Card stock, label punch & dotty ribbon - Stampin' Up
Spellbinders circle dies

Thank you for popping by, enjoy the lovely weather & take care.

Tam x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!
What's going on ... a blog post from me 3 days in a row?!
I've found that by using Picasa Web for my photos I can now use my ipad for blogging which is so much easier & quicker than firing up my PC!

Thought I would share a few of my Easter makes with you. First up is a very quick & simple Easter card ...

I decided this year to make a banner to hang on my fireplace in the lounge & I'm quite pleased with it...

Finally, Easter's not Easter without some daffodils so here's a bunch of them with a simple tag & twine to decorate ...

Stamps - Letters, Making Memories. Hoppy Easter, Clearly Besotted (may have been discontinued)
Inks -  Versamagic dew drop
Dies - Tag it die, MFT die-namics. Hoppy Easter, Clearly Besotted
Banner blanks - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for popping by & I hope you have a lovely Easter. I'm cooking a roast for my family ... 11people!

Take care,
Tam x

Feeling better

Hello all! My sister & I both suffer with arthritis, my sister being in increasing amount of unbearable pain over the last 6 months. She had a hip replacement a few weeks ago, which even in these early days of recovery has drastically reduced her pain. She hates hospitals & has a needle phobia but has just been amazing, I'm so proud of her!
Anyway, she asked me to make a card for her to give to the nurses to say thank you & here is the result ...

Of course, I had to make her a 'get well' card too! I couldn't resist a tongue in cheek sentiment ...

I'm going to enter this card in this week's challenge at CASology where the cue challenge is 'Spring'.
I think these flowers are perfect for the spring theme.

Stamps - Simple Silhouettes, Clearly Besotted
Ink pads - Stampin' Up
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Dies - Rectangle stitched mats, Lil Inkers

Thanks for popping by & taking a look.
Take care,

Tam x

Friday, 3 April 2015

Mother's Day cards

Just a quick post to share some of the card orders I made for Mother's Day ...

I used a mix of items from my craft stash ... various embossing folders & dies & of course some Craftwork Cards products & Clearly Besotted stamps.

Thanks for popping by & take care x