Thursday, 5 July 2012


No time for blogging yet again.  Been so busy with work, home and holidays.  Then catching up with making cards for friends and relatives as well as experimenting in my craft room. 

Had a brilliant holiday at the end of May with Shelley, my sister, in Weymouth, Dorset.  We were fortunate in that we had the most beautiful sunny week and the temperature reached 26 degrees!  Never stopped raining since we got back home. 

A couple of photos here of Weymouth Quayside and Weymouth beach

Since getting home I have been busy back at work and household tasks but didn't take me long to get my "craft" head back on.  I made a wedding card for my friend Anne's sister and was really pleased with it.  Here it is:

Black card mounted on to square white card blank.
Me to You embossing folder mounted.
2 hearts die cut - one sparkly black and 1 plain white card on to silver heart.
Cut out neckline on black heart, added bow, flower and gems.
Added gems and flowers on to white heart.
Circular Little Claire sentiment and white bow from stash.

Father's Day arrived and I made a shirt card for my son to give to his dad:

Black card mounted on to square white card blank.
Mounted grey check paper on to black card
Added rubert stamped shirt, added red tie and gems
Stamped sentiment, coloured in red.
Grey candy added.

This next card I made using a embossing folder and a die cut flower which I have had for ages but could not decide what kind of card to make.  I experimented by die cutting the flower out of pink vellum and adding glitter which seems really effective.  I then embossed on white card, mounted on to pink card, on to an A6 Papermania scalloped card blank.  Added pink vellum butterflies, gems, a dragonfly charm and sentiment printed on to Safmat.

Spellbinders Shapeability Anemone flower.
Marianne embossing folder.
Martha Stewart butterfly punch. 

I have made several other cards and ATCs and have also been a busy bee tidying my craft room which is looking much better on the surface but still needs some more organising.


  1. Good morning Sandra, lovely to 'see' you. Love the Weymouth photographs, it's so long since I was last there. Fabulous selection of cards too :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Three great cards and lovely photos. I think my favourite card is the wedding card. The way in which you used the hearts is just brilliant.
    Heike xx

  3. Love your photos and three great cards but my favourite is the wedding card beautiful
    carol x

  4. great photos looks like a lovely place,gorgous cards sue xx

  5. Fab set of cards, love the embossed one with the big pink flower :-)

    It's nice to see that someone has been able to enjoy some sunshine in the UK, my OH was in Mevagissey last week with his son fishing and it rained all week :-(

    xx Sazzle xx

  6. fab set of cards love the wedding one xxx

  7. These are great cards, like the floral one the best and the holiday photos look good xx

  8. Fabulous, and lovely holiday photos! Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  9. Lovely set of cards but the pink has got to be fave, gorgeous. xxx

  10. stunning selection of cards x

  11. Gorgeous selection of cards, I love the designs and the colours you use.
    Fabby photos too.


  12. Fab photos and gorgeous cards , lovely colours and designs

    Lorna xx

  13. WOW Gorgeous card's lovely colours and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  14. Gorgeous cards all three of them. The flower on the third one is really stunning