Saturday, April 29, 2017

Global Design Project #084

For the last few months I've been trying to take part in the Global Design Project challenges but I always run out of time so this week I made sure I set aside enough time to make my 1st card for the challenge. 

This weeks Global Design Project challenge is Case the Designer and as soon as I saw the beautiful card created by Michelle Last I knew what I would make.  If you haven't heard of Case the Designer CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit - you take what you like from the design and make your own version.

Michelle's card reminded me of an idea I had for a card back in February.  I wanted to make my Son a card using the Woodland embossing folder and have the motorbike, from One Wild Ride, look as though it was behind the trees.  I forgot about my original idea and made him a totally different card, I do that a lot.

This GDP challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to turn my idea into a finished project.  The card I created is different to my original idea but I love it and it's all thanks to Michelle's design.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge - Love Card

Thank you for joining us today for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge.  Today we have a brilliant sketch that was designed by the lovely Heidi Smith of

There are lots of fantastic projects in todays blog hop so please continue the hop by clicking on the 'Next' or 'Previous' button at the bottom of this post.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pootlers April Birthday Blog Hop - It's my Birthday

Thank you for joining me for todays Pootles Birthday Club Blog Hop. The projects you will see today were all created by Pootler's who have April Birthdays. I love taking part in the Pootler's blog hops, my creativity goes into overdrive and every blog hop they do has so many beautiful and inspirational projects. Please click on the images at the bottom of this blog post to see their creations.

This year I have a 'big Birthday' and I will be celebrating today AND tomorrow. Why am I having 2 days of celebrations? My Birthday is tomorrow but both of my children will be working and because they like to see me open my presents we are all getting together today. Later today my daughter Kayleigh has organised an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden (weather permitting) for our 2 godsons who are 8 and 3, their Mum (dad has to work today), my 2 children (who are 28 & 24) and my sons fiancĂ©e. Tomorrow I have family and friends coming round to celebrate with me.

Anyway, onto today's project. They say "a Lady never tells her age" but my card definitely gives away my age.

I planned to make an A5 card so I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the top matting layer and scored this into 6 equal sections.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Handmade Customer Thank You Gifts

I love to send out handmade gifts to my customers to show them how much I appreciate their custom.  There are lots of UK Stampin' Up! demonstrators they could shop with so I like to let them know I really do appreciate them choosing me as their demonstrator

One of the thank you gifts I made for my customers was a set of 3 cards with a belly band.