Monday, 18 July 2011


Hello and here’s to another week!! Hope your weekend was relaxing, mine started well with the perfect Friday crafting with a friend (I will show you what we got up to in a bit), but then Saturday we had a bit of drama. You see we had an Ikea trip planned  and soon after breakfast we set off. Hubby was driving and as we were leaving the village I thought my hands were a bit dry and fished in my handbag to find some cream, took my rings off and dropped them in the little compartment where the gear shift is. My husband quickly said NO!! do not put them there as they might go down, can you see you that black space in the below photo? yep that’s the gap that my 2 diamond bands have disappeared  through.
gear box
All of a sudden our car was worth £1,900 more Crying face.
So that worried me a bit all weekend as I didn’t know if they were still inside the car, (we had to drive here and there and I also held a class yesterday so had to drive to that), I  didn’t know whether they were intact or mangled, anyway I am happy to say that they are now safe either side my eternity ring where they belong, the guy from our dealership took 5 minutes to take the middle compartment out and rescue them. Phew!!
Ok Friday I had the most lovely day crafting, chatting and relaxing with a sweet friend. Sally had a few birthdays to get ready for and she choose to make a card for her daughter first. Is a Teneale inspired project and she did a great job, I love this so much.
sally's card
  Simply Stunning card in shades of purple and soft nudes to match Vic’s bedroom colour scheme.
It has been requested by some of my blog readers that I provide a list of supplies for each project that I post. I used to name them in my posts before  but  I will listen and start listing them separately at the end of the photos so here it is:
Paper: Perfect plum, very vanilla, soft suede, perfect plum designer paper
Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, soft suede, crumb cake
Stamp sets: French Foliage, Bella Toile, Notably Ornate, Curly Cute
Tools: Big Shot, Butterfly Bigz die, Beautiful Wings embosslit
Accessories: flat backed rhinestones, crumb cake seam binding
sally's close up
I love this section here, so much detail and the sponging is to die for.
While Sally created this masterpiece I went on and created some samples of pretty and simple wedding stationery for a future bride.
The brief:  she likes the was gatefold type fold, blue is her chosen colour and  there had to be  butterflies.
This person is also someone that never created anything before so no crafty background hence  they had to be easy to mass produce, look good and cost very little.
Here’s the few examples I played with
invite 2
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Stamp sets: Wedding Sweet
Tools: Big Shot machine and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Accessories: Flat backed rhinestones
Next example a simple No flutters one, needless to say she didn’t pick this one *smile*
invite 4
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Stamp sets: Wedding Sweet
Tools: Big Shot machine and Manhattan Flower  embossing folder
Accessories: Flat backed rhinestones
Another gatefold example this time incorporating hand stamping
invite 1
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze , Basic Black
Stamp sets: Wedding Sweet
Tools: Paper trimmer
Accessories: Flat backed rhinestones
And the one that made it  and my favourite as well
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Crumb Cake and Basic Black
Stamp sets: Wedding Sweet
Tools: Paper trimmer, Big Shot machine, Beautiful wings embosslits die
Accessories: Flat backed rhinestones
I will show you the complete range  as soon as I finish them, everything will coordinate beautifully, from the RSVP cards to the menus and order of service, the bride will even incorporate the same butterflies throughout the room decor and flower centrepieces. The bride will also get a step by step video to follow while making each of the projects. Mission accomplished methinks.
Ok see you again soon thank you for visiting till next time ,Big hugs xxx

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