Thursday 18 August 2022

Pearl Anniversary

 Hi Friends...good to see you again! Today is the Pearl Anniversary of a couple of friends who got married six weeks after Alan and I. ...30 years ago! Ironically they got engaged six weeks after us and unknown to each other we chose the same dinner service on our wedding lists. Thereby lies a tale..see end of post if you are interested.

Not the best of photos, sorry!

The base card is a pearl embossed card from my stash with a plain pearl layer on the top with the die cut revealing the base card pattern underneath.  The rest is self explanatory. I tool my idea from Pinterest and adapted to suit. The tiny hearts are on their first outing so I may pop across to the NBUS challenge if I can manage the linking.

I hope the card has arrived safely as they celebrate today!

Ok ..the tale. Alan and I had ordered some extra mugs in our chosen dinner service design (remember this is 30 years ago now) and were contacted by the store to collect them. So we went along and they couldn't find our order...but they had an order for someone else who didn't seem to be collecting theirs , so gave us those and said they would sort it out. It turned out the order we got was for our friends, so I am assuming they got ours..!  Whenever we got together  and had  a coffee it was always a standing joke to count the mugs before anyone!.

Still with me?

Thank you, my loyal followers for all your lovely comments recently, so greatly appreciated. It helps to make one feel connected to people doesn't it. If you just passed through for a peek that's fine too...Thank you for that. I know hoe precious time is, it goes so quickly.

Have a good end to the week everyone, and a super weekend when it arrives.

 It's looking pretty much like rain here right now..we need it!

Off to weald the vacuum now......yes the ironing did get done eventually! 

Crafty hugs

Carole xx

Challenge entered :-

NBUS - August .....tiny hearts first time out

Put the flags out folks...I think I have managed it! Where would I be without Darnells instructions..Thanks Darnell!

Sunday 14 August 2022

Just to say!

 Isn't it hot here in the UK! Just like being on holiday in Greece but without the pool and waiter !

This card wasn't made to say that of course. It was for a friend going through a tough time.

The sentiment is Crafters Companion and the 'Just' comes with the die to cut it out and the 'To say' is just a little addition stamp also included but I cut it out as the background paper is quite busy.

 I really like this card.......yes for once I am pleased with a creation, which in all fairness was easy and quick to do. The tiny flowers are left over from another CC die.(no I don't have any affiliation to CC )

.Hosepipe ban is due here 26th August (Yorkshire water)..... I can't wait for some

 a) It waters the plants and grass 

 b) I might get back in the craft room

The washing is drying quickly of course which is good..but the ironing is still waiting as it it too hot to iron! excuse anyway. 

Ok everyone. Thank you so much for popping in and especially to those who left me lovely comments on my last grateful for them.

Take care, keep cool wherever you are and have a good week...see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Carole xx

Friday 5 August 2022

Wedding Day

 Hi again! I posts for ages and then two in short succession..bit like the buses here in the UK! 

This time it is a wedding card for someone tying the knot today! 

The base card is pearlised card as is the heart though difficult to see on my poor photo. I cut another butterfly to layer for dimension and added a few pearls. The sentiment (LOTV I think) stamped on an age old die banner from Spellbinders, again on pearlescent card so I held  my breath!

I hope the weather is kind to them today and they have a lovely wedding.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you leave me a comment to let me know you have been, I shall return the favour as I know how much they are appreciated. Blogland does seem really quiet just now.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer...or if you are at the otherside of the world, your winter. Have a good weekend whatever you are doing.

Love and crafty hugs

Carole x

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Male Mini !

 Hi there, thanks for popping by. I know it's been a while since I blogged,but I have been popping in to peak at yours and leave some love.

I have a couple of cards that I can't share yet...yes I have been in the craft room all be it sporadically.

Here is one that I can share and apologies in advance for the poor photo taken when it has been so dark and dismal..

Remember the Haynes car manuals?

Well a friends husband really likes minis and as I was struggling with male ideas,(as you do) I came across these toppers from way back, in my stash.

The rest of the card speaks for itself really but it was a lot brighter in real life and was well received. Gold mirri for the sentiment to brighten it even more, and the gold strip was matt gold to match with the topper. The backing paper from stash is ombre and looks textured but it is just printed. Clever!

I think the days of dismantling and tinkering with a car is long gone...seems now all you do is plug it in..along with your phone...your watch...your kindle need I go on? It's still petrol for me and a local garage for a service...the car not me" Though having said that I could probably do with!

I do appreciate your visits, so thank you and hopefully I will see you again soon.

Take care now

Crafty hugs

Carole xx