Saturday, 29 October 2011


It still doesn't seem real that my dearest friend Deb has died. I was with her just before she died peacefully, surrounded by her family, early this morning, my heart goes out to them I their loss. We all loved her so much, and will miss her forever. Four amazing years knowing this strong, independent, kind, generous, courageous lady, wouldn't have missed a single day, just wish we had had longer together. Here is my favourite photo of Deb with her beloved dogs Riley and Meg. She was the best friend anyone could ever wish for. Goodbye my darling Deb, RIP, Fi xxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

4 more Christmas card (F - I in Ginny's daily Christmas card challenge on DC)

I'm really enjoying the daily challenge of making a Chrsiistmas card for each letter of the alphabet, it helps to take my mind off stresses around me, crafting is so relaxing and therapeutic, just love it. Here are my latest cards made this week from F to I.

                                                          F is for 'Frosty The Snowman'

A decoupage card, embellished with snowflake brad & ribbon, tree topper, blue glitter card & blue foiled holographic card, Christmas backing paper & sentiment, all on an A6 silver pearl card bought from QVC several years ago, all elements from my stash.

                                                                     G is for 'Gifts'

a decoupage card embellished with Christmas ribbon & backing paper, red foiled holographic card and a gold fabric star, all on an A6 gold pearl card bought from QVC, all elements are from my stash.

                                                                     H is for 'Holly'

Anna Griffin holly Christmas card base, silver holly border & corner peel-offs embellished with tiny red gems from Poundland; decoupage, peel-off greeting, red & green foiled holographic card, all from my stash.

                                                               I is for 'I Believe In Santa'

decoupage, dark green pearl card, red foiled holographic card, gold peel-off letters, santa topper & 5" x 5" square white card all from my stash.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Five challenge Christmas cards & another Christmas card

This year I am taking part in Ginny's (AsIDoRodos) daily A-Z Christmas card challenge on the DOCrafts forum, all we have to do to take part is to upload one card each day for each letter of the alphabet, starting on Sunday 16th October, the winner will receive a crafting book as their prize, here are my first 5 cards for A-E. Pledging to take part in this challenge has really got my Christmas cardmaking MOJO back, I'll upload more challenge cards as I make them.

                                                                  A is for Angels

this is a twisted pyramage card, backing paper from a C & C Christmas kit, Glitter Girls gold holographic Grande border peel-offs. the gold glitter card, 5" sqaure cream pearl card * peel-off greeting are all from my stash.

B is for Bauble

Papermania felt bauble, Anna Griffin Holly leaf card,  holly paper in October goodybag swap, red foiled peel-offs  from my stash.

C is for Cracker

Pyramage/cracker kit in October goodybag swap, Brenda Pinnick pink polkadot card, (from a QVC scrapbook kit), edged with TH Fired Brick distress ink, DL card from my stash.

I also made this card in blue

blue embossed card & diecut snowflakes donated by other crafters recently. Blue holographic card and DL card from my stash.

D is for Dancing On Ice

Cross-stitch kit

                                                                E is for Excitement

Christmas Eve House Mouse decoupage & co-ordinating sentiment toppers matted onto pink glitter card. Backing paper is from Dovecraft 8" x 8" Christmas Blues (2007) paper pack. Pink organza ribbon and A5 white card from stash, 3D Christmas tree topper from October (Christmas) goodybag swap.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Had a lovely afternoon crafting, made 2 more birthday cards

Decided I really needed to crack on my with my customer's order for 10 decoupage birthday cards, here are numbers 2 and 3.
Decoupage sheet & backing paper donated by other crafters, all other elements from my stash.

the backing paper is from the 6" x 6" Papermania Creative Tones 'Olivine Essence' paper pad, the decoupage sheet was sent to me by another crafter, the opther elements are from my stash.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Just made one card this week

On Tuesday this week, we received a handwritten thankyou note for the handmade wedding card I made for hubby's workmate for his wedding 3 1/2 weeks ago, so glad they liked it.

Due to poor health and being in a lot of pain, I've barely crafted this week, but I have managed to make one birthday card, its the first of 10 I need to make for a customer. I used decoupage & backing paper sent in a recent craft goodybag swap and all other elements of the card are from my stash.

Friday, 7 October 2011

A birthday card and an anniversary card

this week I've made a decoupage & gems birthday card for a friend's 40th birthday, I chose to use all elements from my stash within the lilac/purple spectrum.

I also made an anniversary card
this card is also decoupage, inspired by the bright, cheery flowers I chose warm tones to complement them, a pearl shaped & embossed card in cream, a bright greeting and mint green pearls to finish the card off, all elements from my stash.