Sorry I've been lapse in blogging this month. I'm not sure where this month has disappeared to, except that I've worked the last couple of Saturdays and been out over the weekends too, time seems to have run away with me. Still I'm thinking of the extra money for craft buys in August when we're on holiday :) I've also had a cough/cold this past week :( which has kept my energy levels low, on a plus my sister/BIL visited us just over a week ago and my sister and I went for a girly night out to see "Menopause the Musical" which was an absolute hoot.
I haven't done any crafting the last couple of weeks either :( felt fed up this morning but on seeing the Mojo Monday blog I decided to have a go at their sketch as I need to make two 90 birthday cards for residents on the court. Here's the first one:
I used Papermania Blueberry Hill patterned paper and teamed it with some dotted paper I was given free with a magazine. The card is by Stampin Up. Flowers, ribbon, the button and Doodlebug brad and numbers I already had in my stash.
Thanks for looking :) Now off to find some other blog sketches to inspire me.
I saw the Friday Sketchers blog sketch yesterday but didn't have a chance to make a card until today:
I'm pleased with the way it came out although it is a slight variation of the sketch (at the bottom) - you can't get the real effect of the card from the scanned image - sorry. The cardstock is Stampin Up and the pretty patterned paper is a new one by Brenda Walton K&Co "Madeline". It was hard having to cut into it I must say :) I used lace, pearls, flowers and Doodlebug glittered letters to finish off the card. I hope my "aunt" likes it at the end of the month. She's my best friend's Mum so not a blood relative but is very much an aunt to me.
I love Mojo Monday sketches and used the sketch today to make the other anniversary card for David:
I used Craft Creations patterned paper, along with a little Doodlebug worded paper. The silver card is stardream so it shimmers and the image is the other in a set of Forever Friends Elements. I enjoyed making this card :) thanks
Good morning, it's beautiful and sunny here, hope that continues though it was a little too hot in school yesterday. Sorry I haven't been around, been looking after Mum and also making her some cards for a fayre the court is having on 13th June.
I needed to make David's anniversary cards for the 14th and wasn't sure what to do. The sketch and stash challenge blog sketch gave me an idea:
I'd just bought the Forever Friends elements especially for an anniversary card so used that, along with some new Papermania paper. I used some old heart ribbon and Doodlebug dotted paper, along with Stampin Up card. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Sure David will love it.
Hiya and welcome to my blog. My name is Valerie and I'm in my late 40s, married to David and we live in the county of Suffolk, East of England. My main passion is cardmaking, and I spend as much time as I can crafting, it helps that I now work part-time in a school office - a job I enjoy very much. Hope you enjoy reading my ramblings and seeing a few of my cards and layouts (LO).