Evidence of some crafting on my workdesk this week - I made some new home cards recently using a Craft Asylum paper pad called Home Sweet Home, bought at one of my Hobbycraft visits when we were on holiday in Devon - we really NEED Hobbycraft to open a store in Northern Ireland - I think I will have to start a petition!! There is also a card made using my new SU brick wall embossing folder. On the right there are a couple of order of service booklets and place cards from the wedding I recently made the stationery for - everyone seemed pleased with the way they turned out - I was just glad to have them all finished as they were very time consuming to do (more photos on my FB page).  To visit the other work desks this week, visit Julia HERE.



I am still working on a big batch of wedding stationery - as the invites went out a few weeks ago, I think it's OK to let you have a look.  I work in steps so at the moment I have all the base cards scored and folded, the front panel die cut, embossed and ribbon attached.  The wee boxes to the left are the 200 bows which have yet to be attached - at least I could sit outside in the sunshine while I tied them!! I still have wee labels to die cut and attach, a strip of bling to add and the insert to do.  Then most of the process to repeat with the place cards!  To visit the other work desks this week, visit Julia HERE.


Wedding card

Here is a card I made recently for a school Principal who is getting married.  The blackboard was made using wood grained card I've had for ages and blackboard paper from SU.  The sentiment stamp is also from SU, stamped with whisper white ink.  The image and the paper is from LOTV and the school desk is a really old Magnolia stamp, coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers - the apple was then coated with glossy accents.


Transport challenge

It's been a very long time since I entered a challenge but when I noticed this week's I love Promarkers challenge was 'Transport', and I was asked to make a retirement card for a mechanic, then this wee stamp from a retired SU set called 'Countryside' came to mind.  I am not sure where I got the wee spanner die - its part of a set of four different tools that I've had for ages (may be MFT). And of course it was coloured with a mixture of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and the blender pen.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and the sentiment stamp by LOTV.



The desk has been cleared up since last week and I have just started on another batch of wedding stationery, although it looks like I'm going to have to stand if I want to craft this evening as Whiskers has taken up residence on my chair.  Visit the other desks this week HERE at Julia's blog.



I have been making some cards for sale recently and now they are waiting to be finished off - I enjoy making the outside, but can't be bothered with the insert bit - so they pile up until I need to get them into school for sale.  Maybe this evening I will be motivated to sort them.  Visit all the other desks HERE at Julia's blog.

The wedding I was making the stationery for was at the end of last month, so its now OK to show some photos.


Farmer's 60th Birthday

I made this commissioned card recently for the 60th birthday of a farmer.  The background stamp is by Personal Impressions (P738 S) coloured with watercolour pencils and the tractor image is a die cut decoupage design.



I have been a very bad blogger of late.  I just don't seem to have much time these days. I haven't been making many cards of late as I have been making wedding stationery.  But I've also been crocheting - it started with a little hat for my great niece and now I've just finished my eighth!  To visit all the work desks this week visit Julia's blog HERE.