Monday, 10 June 2013


Did I make you jump? it has been a while and I am sorry, but life and work has been getting in the way somewhat.

I did however almost have the whole weekend off from work. A rarity such as this must be noted and celebrated.  But alas there was nobody here to celebrate with as Colin was in Le Mans watching the practice sessions for the 24 hour race in 2 weeks.  The dog, the cat and myself did however share some scones and clotted cream, very rock'n'roll don't you think?  The rest of the time I was either sleeping or digging up weeds (and there are plenty of them, 13 bags so far and I'm still not finished) in the garden.

The lovely Nikky Hall over at Polkadoodles has been a busy bee, you can pre-order the new double CD Bonbon Belles.  It has oodles and oodles of embellies and backing papers and the belles themselves are soo cute.  There are also new digi's on the website just waiting to be downloaded and coloured in.

Here's a little card I made for the Studio 12 blog a few weeks ago.
The papers and elements are all from the Welcome Home collection.  The only bits I've added are cardstock, garden twine and small paper roses, and I inked all the edges with a Tea Dye Distress inkpad.  The ribbon and string running across the backing paper are a part of the paper, I simply cut along the edge of the ribbon with a craft knife and slipped my topper under it to make it look like its a separate piece.  I also made a card with the gorgeous Missy stamp, I do love this stamp range (Cherry Blossom Lane), such gentle images and can be used for a variety of occasions. There's even a CD to go with them.
Here are the cards from my Creative Expressions show.  There should also have been samples from my demo day at Emerald Crafts but I was in such a rush that I completely forgot to photograph them. I could kick myself I really could, but whats done is done and there's no going back now.

The items in the show were 3 Umount Posy stamp plates, Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish stamps, Couture Creations Embossing Folders, Spellbinder Nestibilities, Misting inks, Drawing Inks, Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powders, Mica Beads and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewell's. 
 With mica beads on the background on the left, without on the right.
Well I'd best get back to work now, have a good day everyone.