Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wedding Celebrations!

Hi all!

What a wonderful weekend has been had by myself and my family!
Our niece, Lisa, has married the love of her life, Ed, and it was fabulous.
A beautiful hotel, in beautiful surroundings with beautiful people in beautiful clothes - what's not to love at a wedding? !!!
I don't feel guilty at all for imbibing oodles of yummy food and scrummy cocktails either!

I'll pop one or two photos on here when I can but, for now, here's the card I made for them.

I used 2 LOTV digi stamps - the couple and the church background.
Aren't they just doozy? !

Products used -

Lili of the valley digi stamps
Frame die (can't remember where I bought it sorry)
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Spectrum Noir sparkle pens
Paper flowers
Silver ribbon
Flatback pearls.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend too  :)

TTFN
L x


Friday, 18 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!

Hi all!
IT's that time again over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - Fab Friday where inspiration can be found in abundance!
This cutie is Wryn - Bake Me some love digi stamp and I made her a short time ago for a magazine comp - which I won, I hasten to add! No wonder, she's sooooo freakin cute!


I love the papers too! These were free with cardmaking and papercraft magazine and I think they're just fab for this card.
It's a simple style of card but I think the patterns and the image speak for themselves.

Hop on over to the challenge blog where you'll find loads of other fab makes from the Design Team.

Have a great weekend :)

L x



Monday, 14 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Carolling

hi all!
Hope you like todays card!
I used an uber sweet digi stamp from Tiddly Inks stamps and a selection of paper from Craftwork Cards (peppermint forest paper pad).
I also added a couple of wooden snowflakes from Dovecraft and I think the overall effect is very pleasing!


This is the first Christmas card of 2017 and I intend to make plenty more and I might just stick with the same colour scheme too!

Have a great day all

L x

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunny sunday!

Good morning all!
I hope you're all having a fab weekend after a truly busy week (for me anyway!).
How come some days just seem to drag when others totally fly and there doesn't seem enough time to do everything that needs doing? Strange!
If you're not aware, we have sold our house and we are going to move in the near future to "Southfork"!!! (who else remembers Dallas?)
 And by that I mean a bigger house for my daughter, son in law, my OH, my son and me - so 6 bedrooms will do it!!! One of which will be my craftroom of course :)
Anyhoo, my daughter and her hubby moved on Thursday, and, as I was poorly on Friday, there wasn't much I could do to help so I made up for it yesterday.....I unpacked a box then found the wine and.............well, let's just say we've all got fluffy heads today 😉 Oops!
All in all we had a great day and I'm paying for it now but hey ho! That's how we roll here in sunny Leyland!
So, onto todays news.
This month, I have a card featured in Papercraft Inspirations magazine (issue 169).
As part of their Reader Tester Team, I occasionally have papers/images/stamps sent to me and it's up to me to make something out of them! The theme was "uplifting sentiments" and my challenge was to make a card using the papers they sent then add a sentiment of my choice.
This is what I came up with :

And here's the article (just to prove I haven't dreamt it!!!)


Did you join in with the blog hop at Tiddly Inks?
It was great fun and I know the other DT members really enjoyed it too.
Thanks for leaving comments and for visiting.

Have a great day 
L x

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tiddly Inks blog Hop - Fun Animals!

Hi all!


This is my first hop as a DT member at Tiddly Inks and it's so exciting!

From here, you can hop on over to http://sweetcherrycards.blogspot.com!

How to participate:
Visit each blog, below, or those in the Inlinkz list HERE  and leave a comment!
The hop starts at 8am and you're welcome to hop all day!
Then, stop by and chat with us on the Facebook Group page between 6pm and 10pm CST (US time zone....) and one lucky commentor will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate.
There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 of $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below and they can be randomly won by anyone who leaves a comment on that blog - how easy is that?!!!
Should you comment on multiple blogs, you might win more than once and two participants will be chosen from the Inlinkz list (announcement on August 13th) to receive a $10 gift voucher
There will also be random prizes and FREEBIES on the DT blogs so be sure to visit and comment on each one . 
I made this one using the super Fun Animals collection - $4 and they're yours!


This cutie is using Punky Pup and Cool Cat which is available in the shop for just $1!
( My son, who recently graduated, is now the proud owner )


And if that wasn't enough, I have a freebie for you to save and print for all those lovely "fabulous" teacher cards you're going to make soon! Just right click and save it to your computer and voila!

Hope you like what you see - have a great hop and thanks for hopping by!
Lesley x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Pretty!

Hi all!

A little celebration card again for you today.
This little pretty was created using an ink blended background and die cutting to keep it simple. I paper pieced the cake die tho and that was a little time consuming as the pieces are tiny but, I then found a way to do it which wasn't so laborious!
I stuck double sided tape to the back of the silver die-cut ,then die cut another cake in blue which I placed over the silver die cut and pressed onto the pieces I needed to paper-piece and they stuck down perfectly as the sticky side of the tape was facing upwards! I could then discard any pieces that didn't stick and ....voila!!! All done!


Products Used :-
A6 card base.
The cake die was a freebie with a magazine (can't remember which one tho!).
Unbranded pierced edge circle die.
Unbranded sentiment die.
Ranger distress inks in wild honey and mermaid lagoon.
Vellum
Sequins.

That's it for now!
Have a good day x

L x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Challenge #204 Autumn Glow

Hi all!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time for some relaxing colour inspiration!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....

Autumn Glow!

 So below is a colour chart for you follow with some super sweet autumn colours.
( huge thanks to designseeds)

 (**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image **)



Here's my take on the challenge - I've used Wryn - bake me some love! digi stamp which, if you'd like to use, is available in the store with oodles of other goodies too!


For the pumpkins, I added a section of the digi stamp from From The Heart Stamps and added it to my background! I think it looks fun!


Other Products Used -
Pink background created with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (spritzed with water and blended)
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Flat bottomed circle dies - unbranded
Pierced edge rectangle dies - Creative Expressions.
Pink.White patterned cardstock - Deco Time (Netherlands)
Lilac and purple cardstock.
Sequins


I hope you like my first Challenge card for Tiddly Inks! 
Please pop on over to the site and join in - it's a great community of like-minded folk and so much fun :)

Have a great day!
TTFN
L x