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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

To the new Mr and Mrs

When I was making an anniversary card for my parents I decided to also make a few wedding cards.  I'm now selling my cards online (as well as in person) at Bentley Heath Country Market.  The market is setting up an online shop on the Open Food Network Uk.  Sorry it is collection only, but you might like to look at OFN to see if there is an outlet near you.  They are quite small in the UK at the moment, but are a very successful online retail outlet for Artisan Food, Plant and Craft producers in Australia.
Enough blurb, this is one of the wedding cards I made recently:

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Thankyou Molly

Molly came over from Ireland for about 7 weeks to help Bentley Heath Country Markets start to set up on the Open Food Network Uk.  She flies back home today and I made her a card as a little thankyou.
(The theme of Country Markets is 'cook, craft, grow' as it sells home-cooked, home-made and home-grown produce.  I tried to include all three aspects on the card, as well as the words- girl with a wooden spoon (cooking), backing papers with sewing/fabric images (craft) and paper flowers (grow).)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sketch Saturday #473

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique- must be my favourite digistamp company (as you no doubt realise!)  One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher.
 I used 'Graduation Monster' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Mum and Dad's anniversary today and for once I remembered to make them a card in advance.  Used a Bugaboo image.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Happy Birthday Mum!

Mum's birthday today and I wanted to make her a card (I usually do!).  This year I used one of Clare Llyod's PaperArtsy stamps together with a paper stack I got a few months ago (and is 'favour of the month' for me at the moment).

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Happy Birthday Rosie!

I wanted to make Rosie a special birthday card this year.  I know she likes cats- Jazz is their cat.  He is elderly and not too well, but very much loved.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Wedding season

I guess seeing as it is summer, it is the wedding season.  Best make a few wedding cards then!  I enjoyed going to town on this one.  It uses a DigiStamp Boutique image and my favourite type of hand made rolled roses :-)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Zine swap with friends

Kathy suggested we have a 'friendship' themed zine swap on CMLI and I was tempted to join in.  never made a Zine before.  Mine was done on watercolour paper, stamped in Staz-on and coloured with watercolours.  The stamps were from Clearly Besotted.
 Front page and back page
 1st double page spread
 2nd double page spread
last double page spread

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sketch Saturday #471

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Drawn with Character.  I love their images!
 One lucky winner will get 3 images of their choice.

I used 'Happy Birthday Dino' on my card.  Hope you are inspired to join in this week.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Zentangling An Elephant!

I aim to go along with Bentley Heath Country Market to Art in the Park in Leamington this year- I was due to go last year but was ill on the day (tummy bug- you don't want the details!!).  This year's theme is 'The Three Graces' which are actually three elephants which were kept in Leamington to entertain the visitors to the spa.
Mum bought back from France this old ceramic elephant that had seen better days and so I set about upcycling :-)  A coat or two of acrylic eggshell furniture paint and then lots of zentangling with black fineliners.