Thursday, 29 June 2017

Ha Ha Ha Ha Happy mail

Hello again
Life has been more than a little challenging of late,
with parents needing more care than ever,
and the usual hectic schedules,
but I certainly am living life to the full!

My Sisters and I have been struggling with juggling the parent care,
so I thought I'd send some happy mail to make them smile...



Stamped images donated by a kind friend,
which led to me sharing them with my sisters,
doesn't that just show what goes around comes around in a good way?

I've always loved the Stampin' Up! motto

"Love what we do and share what we love"

that's why I'm sharing with you :)

have a good day

Lesley
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p.s. my message inside said ....if you find me like this I will really have lost the plot!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Happy June Rudolph Day

Happy Rudolph Day!

Sorry I've not been around much, lots going on,
including parents suffering the ravages of old age and ill health.
We can only do our best, and make the most of the time we have.

That's why I'm here to support one of my favourite monthly challenges,
because it helps me make some of the many christmas cards needed,
but also it's a chance to 'play' with like minded people, and share what we love.

so, without further ado, here's my entry this month.
Sorry it's those damn mice again, but this time with a pine cone twist.


There's the embossing folder to add background texture,
and the pine cone dies cut from copper foil 
and gold glimmer paper to add interest and christmas bling!


Have a great day 

Rudolph Day blog seen HERE

Lesley
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Fathers Day

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
It's a tad warm here in the southeast.
I started gardening at 7.30 this morning, to avoid the hottest part,
and we have friends popping by, so it's a chance to sit in the shade and have a natter.

Meantime, I feel bad that this years fathers day cards are from my old stash.
Needs must, as I just ran out of time, and I was fairly happy that they'd worn fairly well.

You can probably see various versions of this on pinterest


Here's the inside


The other, whilst less complicated, I think is my favourite...



My poor Dad is in a care home at the mo, and I can't get in to see him tomorrow,
but I have left him with a little bag of goodies, that I hope he'll enjoy :)

Have a great weekend,
and if you can't be with yours tomorrow,
I hope you'll have happy times you can remember instead.

Lesley
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Monday, 12 June 2017

Mirror Mirror on the wall....

.......who is the fairest of them all....?

you know who you are Birthday Girl,


I confess I didn't have much time, but I know she loves this stamp set,
Beautiful You
and I was planning my next class, which is based around the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique.


I used Oval dies for the mirror frame, and the bow from 
Window Box Framelits to make the stand.


the reflection was a tad fuzzy, but I watercoloured both images with ink and wink of stella.

Lesley
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x

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Big Happy Birthday

Have you seen the Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits die?!
It's an all-in-one BIG awesome useful and versatile die
and it was TOP of my Wish List! 


I inked two backgrounds with Glycerin and SU inks
(Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise)
(the glycerin helps the ink move and blend....a Sheena Douglas trick...I am a massive fan)


Cut a die from one, a die from Basic Black, layered them up to create a "shadow"

 

Then had two disasters!
Disaster 1 = somehow got a splodge of glycerin that bleached out a splat
(you do know splodge and splat are technical terms, right?)
Disaster 2 = glue showed all round the die because I rushed it,
AND I'm awaiting delivery of the new SU adhesive sheets!


So, Remedy 1 = chop bits off all round a re-mount (can you see the difference?)
Remedy 2 = gently brush Wink of Stella on the black shadow =  happy accident!

It's hard to see the difference, especially as my photography is so naff,

so here they are again (otherwise you'll be scrolling up down up down)



Luckily my Nephew will know nothing of this drama,
and instead can just enjoy a very
Happy Birthday!

Lesley
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x

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Gift Voucher

I love giving Gift Vouchers!
It gives pleasure to the gift giver AND to the recipient
AND to me!

I had to decide how to decorate this one,
so rummaged in my pretty DSP stash and found this
(I don't fret about using retired stash because I do it all for free)



I love how there's two colourways of the same pretty design,
so the inside is the same, but opposite....on white


I made a belly band for this one, and wrapped some lush ribbon around.
this meant it could easily be slipped off without having to tie any bows!

You are welcome to order vouchers for others, 
or get your loved one or friend to order one for you,
whatever the occasion, whatever denomination.

Just ask for details
I love making people happy!

Lesley
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Friday, 9 June 2017

Memories

How many of you never get round to saving your photos into an album?
Have you or someone you know lost them?
Do you think it'll take too long?
Don't know where to start?
Are your photos stuffed in a box never to be sen again?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these,
you NEED Memories & More!





I went to a Training day recently, and were "forced" to complete a page.
(We're never forced to do anything except have fun)

I didn't take any photos,
but had lots of fun choosing coordinating cards in a layout,
(that didn't take long because everything with Stampin' Up! coordinates)
and stuffing them in the pockets.

It is that quick, I challenge you to come to my "Complete a Scrapbook in a day" event,
or try Memories & More for yourself, and see how easy it is.
Print your photos (there's loads of free/good value websites that save your printer ink)
make / journal a few notes on cards in the kit, add a few fun accessories,
and you will have an album that people will actually want to have a look at!




You can get everything you need from my Online Shop HERE,
Albums, Pockets, Kits etc.

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Have a great weekend
Treasure your Memories


Lesley
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