Thursday, 30 August 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Twas my wonderful mum's birthday the other day.  The weather was good, she had a lovely day out with her own mum and my sister followed by a family meal in the evening with all of us.  Presents and cards were given and we all watched on happily as her little face lit up with glee on opening them.

This card was to my mum from her mum.  To be honest I was struggling to come up with a design and ended up chucking a load of bits together from my scrap box. 
Mostly Anna Griffin products plus a paper doillie and some flower heads cut in half.  I got these fabric flowers from Wilkinson for a couple of pounds and took them apart which has given me loads of flowers to use.
As you can probably guess this is her card from me!  I adore this paper set from Papermania it is just so pretty and reminds me of Tilda.  
I love to corregate card and paper such a quick way to add some texture.  Embellishments were stuck down using Pinflair glue and have to say it worked very well, gave some dimension and is easy to use with the syringe that comes with it.  Got mine from Create and Craft, they have some good prices.
Doodle, doodle, doodle. Just can't stop and have progressed to little flowers now.  Where will it all end!!

Thanks for popping by.  Lolo xx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

A little bit of twine

Twine.  That old fashioned brown string you find in garden centres.  I've had a love affair with it for some years now.  For a while it was just practical stuff and then it crept into my crafting and home decor and now if I run out of it I slightly panic and have to rush out and get me some more.
It's cheap, so you can slap it just about anywhere and not break the bank which is great in these hard times. Around some tins that have been painted and punched for tea lights.
One orange terracota pot now a soft shade of blue and suitably twined!  Minutes and pennies to do.
Charity shop find they had no lids but the openings were large enough to get your hand in so perfect for candles.  Some play sand, muslin and yep, twine.
It's a hard life!  Completely zonked.  If you're not careful Alfie you may get twined, lol!!

Thanks for popping by.

Lolo xx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Friends Graduation

3 little dresses all in a row. I want to put one on and twirl round and round to the music forever.  Okay back to reality, twirling makes me dizzy now and I haven't had a waist like that since I was, like 10!!
See, tiny waists.  I love this pattern from Anna Griffin, one my all time favourites, hard to get hold of over here so I use it sparingly.  These wonderful little frocks are made using the Woodware giant dress punch I think they measure approx 3 inches when cut out.  Doodling round the edges of my card is a recent obsession picked up from the lovely Polkadoodles lady over on create and craft tv.  It's addictive!
Thanks for popping by, I'm off to find me some shoes to go with me frock, lol!!

Lolo xx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Nephew 21st Birthday

Back in July my wonderful nephew turned 21 and of course he had to have the obligatory handmade card from his aunty.  Poor boy!
My recently purchased retro paperpad by Papermania had some masculine orange papers which were perfect for his card.  These papers are actually more like cardstock, they are great quality and a dream to work with.  I'm not sure what theme you would call this card, I just chucked everything at it, bit of a collage I think.  Give me girl cards any day of the week.  
Now that rope was meant to be woven, oops!  Hope you liked the card and thanks for popping by.

Lolo xx