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Sunday, 28 June 2015

90th birthday book card

Hello there !

As promised after my first attempt at a book card, I`m back to share the one I`ve made for my Mum in laws 90th birthday.
I had so much fun making this and it really isn`t as difficult as it looks.

I`m entering this one into this weeks In The Pink Challenge # 72 
which has Shabby / Vintage as it`s theme.

Front cover.
Side view.


A closer look at the main panel

I used Pink Petticoat Brocade papers in Pretty Pink that I faded slightly on the PC.
Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts except the roses which are from the Range.
The leaf die is Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf.
The Spellbinders Dies are Romantic Rectangles and Floral Oval.
The scallop border on the main panel is Martha Stewart.
The gem stone numbers are from the Range.
All wording is PC generated.

The tutorial for making a book box card is on Beccy`s blog HERE

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Simply Less is More # 230

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I`ve been seriously neglecting my blog lately, I am really sorry but family life is interfering with craft time at the moment. I missed another challenge at Simply Less is More last week, which I hate to do, but I`m here now for this weeks challenge which is a sketch. A lovely simple one which I`ve taken liberties with,

It will be Ruby`s 7th birthday at the end of July and as she`s my very own personal `Super Hero` I wanted a stamp that would fit the bill. I found this, which is one of a set of 14, on Etsy Digital Bake Shop The set is called Super Kids and I love it. I thought this challenge was a great opportunity to try out the stamps before I make a much fussier card for Roo.
I`ve simply coloured the image with Promarkers, cut out the panel and rounded two of the corners.
The sentiment shape is part of the set and I`ve done the sentiment on the PC then cut it out by hand.

Ruby is home from the hospital now. She`s still on oral anti biotics but they seem to be doing the job and her chest is much better.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wedding keepsake card

                                       Warning...Picture heavy post

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I was asked to make a wedding card for a friend to send to a couple in Finland. The only instructions I had were that the wedding colours were cream, pink & gold. I also have my mother in laws 90th birthday coming up and wanted to make her something really special.  I`ve seen book cards before on blogs and Pinterest but they seemed a bit complicated and fiddly. Apart from that I didn`t have a clue were to start.
So I googled book cards and in among the business card holders and reference cards I found a tutorial on
Beccy`s blog. Nice and simple and really easy to follow.
I did a quick practice one with some cheap card just to make sure I wasn`t biting off more than I could chew and it was great, although a little smaller than I would have liked. Now maths and engineering are not my thing at all so I`m rather proud of myself for managing to adapt this tutorial to suit my needs.
The original measures approx 20cm x 13cm and mine is 20cm x 16cm. Now I know that sounds really simple but I also had to alter all the bits that make up the inside. Anyway, enough rambling, here is the finished book.

This is the front of the book. It looks like a standard card.

This is the side view.

And the open book.

And this is the main part of the book, decorated to within an inch of it`s life lol
The lacey border also helps to hide the joints.

I`m so pleased with it, especially as it was my first real attempt.
I`m now getting well on with one for Alan`s mum.

Dies from Spellbinders, Romatic Rectangles and Classic Oval
Punch for lace border is by XCut
Backing Papers are Pink Petticoat Brocade
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaf dies are Memory Box

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Simply Less is More # 228

Hello There !
Well after missing a week and then being late with last weeks challenge I thought I`d get my skates on and get in early with my entry for the Simply Less is More Challenge.

It`s one layer week with the theme of;
It doesn`t have to be a house/home although it can be. It could be what home means to you.

Well I can`t imagine a home without my dogs, although a few less doghairs would be nice, and dogs sometimes need a home of their own too,

I found this fabby digistamp by Wendy Massey on Handmade Harbour.
I printed a sentiment along with the image and simply coloured it in with Promarkers, job done!

Ruby is back in LGI again. After having her strong chemo last week she struggled to get over the after effects, more so than usual. On wednesday she had a slight temperature and was advised to take her to our local hospital just for a check up.
She has had quite a nasty cough for a few weeks now and every time she has treatment the doctors panic and order scans or x rays but nothing shows up. Anyway after yet another x ray and numerous tests it showed that there was the beginnings of an infection somewhere and Ruby was put on a course of anti biotics.
I went to see her on thursday and she was very chatty and busy making `Speckled frogs` with the play worker and we were making plans, hoping she would be home today. Yesterday ( friday) morning further tests showed that Ruby`s oxygen levels were low and also her platelettes so she was transferred to Leeds.
More tests followed and late last night the results showed that Ruby now has Pneumonia.
It is in the early stages and the anti biotics she was prescribed in Hull are the right ones for this infection so they will already be working. Ruby herself is fine. Still very chatty and she`s eating well which is a bonus. She is on oxygen to boost her levels but it isn`t bothering her at all so all in all things are looking positive.
I just can`t help wondering what else this disease is going to chuck at her, poor kid has really been through the mill this time.

Just as an afterthought, although I make alot of CaS cards, I am leaning a bit more towards layers again. I posted a card yesterday that I made for my sister in law and tomorrow I have a project that I`m really proud of. Pop in and check it out, let me know what you think.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sunshine Yellow Birthday

Hello There!!!
Well the weather man said it was going to be the hottest day this year today (hence the title of this post) Huh!
not in Hull it isn`t, low cloud very cool and slightly damp. Hopefully it`ll pick up this afternoon because we have rain forecast for tomorrow and sunday. I really need some warm sunshine.

Anyway, whatever the weather it`s my husbands youngest sister`s birthday on sunday and this is the card I made for her,

Backing papers are both from Pink Petticoat.
Diecut is Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs
Flowers from  Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaf Die Poppystamps Lorelai Leaf
Sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Simply Less is More # 227

Hello There !!!

I`m flying in this evening with my entry for this weeks Simply Less is More Challenge. It`s a colour week and this time we`re to create a card with our interpretation of the word   SUNSET.

I`m quite late this week and I missed last weeks altogether. I`ve been really busy in the garden now that the better weather is visiting and I`ve also had quite a few birthday cards to make, either for family or commisioned. I really must get around to posting them on the blog though.
Anyway, onto my card for today,

It`s a really quick card from me, and I`ve simply gone with the colours of the super sunsets we`ve had recently.
I used decorative chalks to colour my panel in yellow, orange and pink.
The tree is from Inkadinado Delicate Branches set, stamped in Versafine black.
The panel is raised on foam pads.
The sentiment is from Flourishes Tag Lines also stamped in Versafine.

Ruby is a bit poorly at the moment. She had a dose of her strong chemo last week and she seems to be worse reaction to it than usual.Mum & Dad have taken her to the local hospital to have her checked out and make sure it`s nothing serious and I`m popping to see her tomorrow. Fingers crossed she`ll start to pick up soon.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx