Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Birthday

I have very diligently been working away getting some more cards done up before I have to go back to work. This card was made with some more K&Company paper, some beautiful Prima flowers, a couple of Making Memories rub-ons, ribbon and a bit of lace. It's for a lady who is turning 75 years young so I thought it appropriate.

What a beautiful day it was here today but, alas, my balcony wasps are back for the 3rd year running preventing me from enjoying my time out there. I think I am going to have to break down and get the big guns wasp killer. For the last couple of years, I have tried to be gentle but I have finally had it with those pesky insects.

I'm off to do some chores which have been too long overlooked. Thanks everyone for looking.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Plain and simple

This is a very simple card I made as it's being sent through the mail so it couldn't be too "poufy". I used a few different scraps of paper then a K&Company tag, some rub-ons, Prima flowers, lace and ribbon.

I'm trying to rush through my chores before "LOST" starts at 9:00. I have to say it's my all-time favourite show and, as much as I can't wait to see it every week, I don't want it to end. Gotta run - thanks for looking!

Friday, April 16, 2010


A friend of mine is leaving for Paris on least, I hope he is what with all the mountains blowing up and ensuing flight cancellations. Oh well, if he doesn't get there, he can enjoy the picture of the Eiffel Tower - it's the next best thing to being there.

Ok, so I used some more 7 Gypsies paper here, some Making Memories metal photo corners and then some stitching - yay! my sewing machine sewed. A pretty simple card but strong colours so it didn't need much.

Victorian Romance

I have had this Melissa Frances tag for some time and thought it would be perfect for a wedding shower card I was asked to make. To me, it just oozes love and romance. I combined it with some bits and pieces of equally romantic paper and borders then added some pink Prima flowers and a Melissa Frances rubon. These tags are so easy to use and the perfect size for cards.


I have been diligently working on some projects this week, to the exclusion of everything else that needs done around here but that's sometimes how it goes. You can't sweat the small stuff. I used some of my all-time-favourite-paper-ever for this card by 7 Gypsies. You can mix and match it with any colour and it always looks good. The little flowers in the centre are by Prima and I added some bits and pieces of ribbon and lace.

As you can see, there are some scattered stitches here. My sewing machine is still being difficult. I did notice that the back of the needle was all sticky so, after cleaning that off, things seemed to go a little better. I'm hoping against all hope that is the problem fixed because I'm out of solutions. Truthfully, I never really had any solutions other than to put the hood up and stare blankly inside the thing. That did nothing, should you deem to try it.

Cold weather returns tomorrow so back to the winter coats. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some projects to share

I have been busy this weekend with some requests for cards from friends and family. I spent half the day yesterday trying to figure out why my sewing machine won't work. I must have threaded it 20 times and, each time, as soon as I started sewing, the thread would break. I have not one mechanical bone in my body so the only thing I could think of was the thread was too thick or too thin. However, three different kinds of thread later and the problem still persists so I give up.

This first card is soooo cute! It's for a Wedding Anniversary so I hope the happy couple likes it as much as I do. The polka dot paper is by Heidi Swapp, the bird embellishments are "Me and My Big Ideas" and the rest is pretty much from my own supply cupboard.

The second card is for one of our Cadets at work who just got made up to Constable. I thought it would be nice to use the police crest as part of the card. Of course, I couldn't do any sewing because....well....see above paragraph...... so the card looks kind of plain to me. I guess there's something to be said for simplicity.

The final project is a sympathy card done in pale blues, greys and black. And, yes, look! There's sewing! This was the 47 seconds that the machine actually worked before dying completely. I love, love, love the little blue flowers by Prima. I have them in about 10 different colours and they are so elegant and pretty.

That's it for another weekend. I still have a few cards to make later this week so hope to post again then. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I had to post photos of these beautiful cookies that a friend of mine made for Easter. What a creative and talented individual she is and, I'm thinking, the up-and-coming Martha Stewart. Not only do they look exquisite, but they taste good, too! All her projects are works of art and I'll be sure to post more pics of her yummy treats.