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
xxx
xx
x

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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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!




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Albums, Pockets, Kits etc.

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Have a great weekend
Treasure your Memories


Lesley
xxx
xx
x



Sunday, 4 June 2017

Lift Me Up for a swap

I enjoyed playing with Lift Me Up so much,
I decided to do a swap based on it for a recent training day...


I took some of the new In Colour Card




stamped a "few" bits



die cut the sentiment with a cloud
(close up of the "how" in case it helps you do the same)



die cut lots of dinky hearts using the Window Box Thinlits,
and added some fine tip glue to give a sheen to them



shame the colours don't show well


a close up of the detail

I have used lots of teeny tiny Snippets, and it's about time I took a run, skip and hop over to the
to enter the fabulous challenge there.
Do join me on the swings if you can!


I hope you are enjoying the weekend,
and your new catalogue!

Lesley
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xx
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Card Buffet (6)

Here's the last in the series of Lift Me Up!
(well, nearly......come back to see one more ;)  )


Cut the topper slightly smaller than card blank,
stamp large balloon, mask it with sticky note or similar,
and stamp smaller balloon.
Add random splatters and Rhinestones,
strip of paper, sentiment and twine.

Lesley
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Friday, 2 June 2017

Card Buffet (5)

Here's number five in the series of Lift Me Up



Die cut some clouds from your topper, 
stamp some clouds, and add the topper on foam pads/tape to a coloured card blank,
stamp and die cut some balloons, and sentiment.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Card Buffet (4)

Here's card four.......


stick a snippet of paper down one edge,
stamp the background clouds, and greeting,
stamp and die cut a balloon, add enamel shapes, and add with foam pads.


Lesley
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Lesley
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Card Buffet (3)

Here's card three from Lift Me Up...


Adhere patterned paper to the background,
add a mat at a jaunty angle, but stick the balloon straight,
having die cut different coloured strips and stuck them to the back,
(there's dies for the strips, and basket)
add a cloud over the top to add dimension.

Lesley
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Monday, 29 May 2017

Card Buffet (2)

Following on........

here's the second Lift Me Up card


Embossed the background, stuck patterned paper to the back of die cut balloon,
and fussy cut round it, sponged the edges of the clouds,
and added a greeting to one.

Thanks for lifting me up, by popping by my blog!

Lesley
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Card Buffet (1)

I always try to do something different at my classes,
so decided to try a kind of card buffet recently.

I'd fallen more and more for the Lift Me Up Bundle from Stampin' Up!

(which incidentally won't be available as a bundle, from 31st June,
so hurry if you want the bundle discount!)

I had all the stuff in a basket to make one card, and the idea was,
you could choose a basket, make the card in it, then return it,
and choose another basket, and so on.

I had about 6 baskets, and they all ended up making all 6,
as they were quite simple designs.

There were however, a couple of ladies, who weren't listening,
and almost mucked up the system......you know who you are!!!

Anyhow, I thought it would be nice to show you them,
so that you can make them too if you like,
so here's the first


Stamp the background, die cut a section, lay it back in, lined up on foam pads,
stamp the "note" on patterned paper, cut out and lay over the word "note"



We went for a bike ride this morning, and had to take this pic of a group of "friends"




I hope you are enjoying the weekend.....

Lesley
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xx
x

Friday, 26 May 2017

May Rudolph Day

Oops!
Only a day late......for the Rudolph Day Challenge
.......which is pretty good really.........
do you have a time thief in your house?!

Here's what I made....


ok so it's not the most christmassy of christmas cards I've ever made,
but I was playing with some new DSP, and one of the new In-Colours,
and new exactly who would love this......


This is one of those double z folds, which I kept simple


Here's a birds eye view......
I may add something at a later date,
but whilst trying out a few things, it seemed better plain....


A close up of one of the new dies too........teasing you,
but the new catalogue launches next week...



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I will also be doing "Shares" of the new products,
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I'm happy to split them with you!

Happy Crafting!

I'm busy trying not to melt.......it's extremely hot in the
south east of england......and we all know we're not used to that!!

Lesley
xxx
xx
x


Products: Eastern Beauty Bundle page 18/19, Eastern Palace DSP, 
Lemon Lime Twist  & Dapper Denim Cardstock

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Custom Tee blues

Morning!

Here to share the last (for now!) in my Custom Tees....

for a special lady who loves blues....



I then decided to add some of my favourite Enamel Shapes



Happy Sunday

Lesley
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xx
x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Custom Tee pretty in pink

I had a lot of Birthday cards to make this month,
and I had lots of fun with the T-shirt stamp set Custom Tee

You really can "custom" the card to "fit" the recipient
and it won't get misshapen or shrink in the wash......hopefully!





My photography ain't great, and my photo editing needs work too!
Can you spot the deliberate mistake?
Just seeing if you are paying attention lol......

Happy Weekend

Lesley
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xx
x



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Hiya
Just a quick visit to show you some more pics of our stand
at the Hochanda show last weekend

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display

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make and take

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our lovely team leader Kim Fee

Save The Date
!!!!!!
12/13th May 2018
we shall be there again next year!

Apologies to those who visited our stand and asked for more information,
I will be in contact shortly.

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My Dad is in Hospital and Mum isn't well either,
so life has been a bit more challenging than normal,
but he's being moved to Rehab, so I'm hoping to resume normal service soon!

Meantime still don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help,
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Happy Crafting!

Lesley
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Make at the show

Hello

I just popped by to share another video.....

Kim Fee shared this make 'n' take at the Hochanda Show last weekend,
and it was very popular.....


Here's a similar card Kim Fee made:


Have a great day

Lesley
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