Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Phantom birthday card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my #5 Niece who was 50 on the 18th, she is a massive fan of Phantom of the Opera and her birthday was spent in London, with a luxury meal and stay at an expensive hotel and at the Theatre watching it for the umpteenth time :) As I increased the size of the piano, I also had to make a special envelope, just in time to catch the post, so forgot to show the envelope.

piano card template - Loni Stephens at the Sil Store
the mask I copied from the web and made into a cut file 
rose - cut from Tonic flip-flop die 
Happy Birthday - Tonic die
numbers - freebie in magazine
music copied from web resized and shabbied? the edge with a scissors

closeup showing the line of the nose mask and rose 3D'd




Monday, 18 September 2017

Coffee Lovers

Hi Everyone, a card today for Hetty my blogger friend who has a hop going on at The Coffee Lovers.
Image -  JessicaLynnoriginals
coloured in PS and cut out as print & cut on the Cameo
digi "spooky" paper - Sissix
halloween text overlay - sahindesigns
mask overlay - pixelscrapper

I thought I would share the deluge we had Saturday afternoon, after a glorious sunny morning, this happened and lasted 4 hours, luckily the drains held out and the road wasn't flooded. We have had a LOT of rain recently, but I think this was the heaviest.

you can see the water on the road like a stream 

This is next doors roof, you can see the force of the rain on the tiles.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

13 year old birthday

Hi Everyone another simple card from me today, I was late getting this done for my GNiece and had to get it done and in the post. Don't you hate when that happens? I have all birthdays on my desktop so there is no excuse, I don't know what happened this time.

Anyhow, I cut the 13 card shape and the numbers out in the Cameo, coloured the image in PS and cut it out on the Cameo. It's an A5 size. Embossed the numbers and that's all it was. Told you it was quick LOL
Image - Art by Miran
birthday die cut  with metallic paper - Tonic 
embossing folder - Embossalicious
glitter - Nuvo pure sheen silver

I thought I would add a wall here, for you to pick up if you want, it's a wall being rebuilt locally and I thought it had wonderful texture, I may use it in something soon and you can too, IF you would like to lift it.

Close to this wall is this disused "Water Viaduct" associated with the Iron Industry, now a local public pathway, with wonderful views...

...with a river underneath that has a house by it, that Richard Burton the actor and who married Elizabeth Taylor lived, his house on the right, with an extension (now). Here's a link with more about them. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Dragon

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, another not typical Christmas colours, but I love the papers with their frosty appearance so had to use them.
sentiment - Create with TLC
image was a freebie from the last progressive challenge at 
Dragons Lair designs, I'm so sorry to see Janette close, through ill health.
image coloured in PS
digital papers - WeR3 designs
scallop - cut on the Cameo
Dragon cut - Tattered Lace pin dot circle die
Glitter - Nuvo Pure Sheen

Friday, 15 September 2017

Wedding cards

Hi Everyone, my post today included 2 cards, why? you may ask, because a friend of mine asked if I would make cards for herself and her Mother for her Daughter's Wedding Day.

I had recently bought a car die which I thought looked so elegant, not knowing that the order would be within days of me buying it.

wedding car die - Sweet Dixie
flower corner die - Sue Wlson
oval pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
embossing folder - Embossolicious
the text was sketched on both cards by the Cameo with dark grey and silver pens,
 as I can't print on the heavy 300g linen card I used
silver card from stash

as it was for the same couple I wanted something completely different.
dp - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
flower die behind tag - Sissix
tag - Silhouette store
heart dies - Magazine freebies
banner - done on Cameo
I also added a heart shaped photo of the couple by the
 heart dies, but forgot to take a photo of it!

here are the cards and boxes I made for them.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
OH! NOT good for me, BUT this is a challenge and I'm up for it. I should have gone with PS masking so much easier LOL.

I have a limited amount of  "real" stamps, am I satisfied NO! this took me way out of my comfort zone. Firstly I stamped at least 10 times to get anywhere what I wanted, using the lids of inks to stamp from, as I don't have a stamp block!

I used water colour pencils for the images, added 3D gloss to the lamp and windows, some silver glitter pen on his bobble, even all that didn't turn out right, but I had left it to the last minute and HAD to go with it. I did TRY though! I have an awful lot of practicing to do with colouring and stamping, not my favourite thing to do. I LOVE these fabulous gnomes and the little house.

All Stamps - freebie in magazine by Apple Blossom Stamps,
 see also, with details this card
digital papers and star - Inspire Designs at @ Gingerscraps

Monday, 11 September 2017

Christmas Wamth

Hi Everyone, I'm getting back on track after all the family celebrations last week, it was so lovely to get together again. I am not up to par with commenting, I will get around to you though.

Anyhow, here's my card for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I quite liked this one.  

Sentiment and image - Create with TLC 
to which I added a gradient and coloured in PS
digital papers - Created by Tracy @ ArtbyMiran
holly die - Cut & Make @ The Range

Here's one of the photos I did in PS, of last weeks
 get together with  my beautiful and so lovely Nieces. 
Can you tell I love them All a lot?