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Sunday, 27 May 2018

A Nice Day Out

Instead of a card I thought I'd share a couple of photos from our trip up to London.  We  had the best of the weather last Wednesday when we went to RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Thursday dawned with grey skies and intermittent showers!  The forecast is gloomy for the rest of the week.  

Guess who we bumped into?  She needs no introduction and like Dame Judi Dench, she's just as much a National Treasure!

This year, there was hardly any garden that didn't tickle my fancy and it was really hard to choose a favourite - so many struck a chord with me as they all had a story to tell.  I love the movement in this one and from afar it looks like netting, but it's actually metal chains.

In the Pavilion, these orchids were arranged into a magnificent display as the tail feathers of a peacock.  

There was so much to see it was a feast for the eyes. 

Friday, 25 May 2018

Countdown to June 1st has begun! Sneak Peek #3

Less than a week to the new catalogue going live!  Something else to whet your appetite!  Meet Highland Heather and Balmy Blue!  The leaves are Granny Apple Green - such delicious sounding names.  Perfect Plum never really rocked my boat, but this is truly a fresher and true lilac as far as purple hues go.

Don't you just love that there is another stamp set in the new catalogue which uses that Tailor Tag punch?  

I'm not able to provide links to my online store for the above card, but will add them once the catalogue goes live in June.

Stamped blessings!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

An Unboxing and Sneak Peek #2

I couldn't resist sharing my delight in opening the latest pre-order goodies so captured it on video last week.  Fast forward to today, I have an actual card to share with you and a sneak peek or two!  Sadly, I won't be able to put any links to the new products until June 1st!  In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

A Little Wild - Better late than never!

I hang my head in shame.  A new addition for my BFF's son happened just after Christmas last year and it's taken me forever to find the time to go to Mama's & Papa's store to get a gift voucher for her new grand-daughter.  I'd like to think that my tardiness means that the proud parents will be able to get something which will last a little longer than had it been for a new born because they grow so quickly!

The start of 2018 has been especially eventful, life, events, 3 bereavements in the first quarter so I hope I can be forgiven for not having had much leisure time apart from just doing the weekly food shop.

The adorable "A Little Wild" stamp set is actually to make tags and has a front.............

...and a back image.  Having the same "foot print" I hit on the idea to pop the front on a piece of acetate, and adhere the back on the reverse side of the acetate right on top of the front image.

This is a retiring bundle, so up to the 31 May you can still buy both the coordinating dies and stamp set as a bundle and save 10% when bought together, but come June 1st, they can only be purchased as separate items.

Click on the pictures to take you directly to my online store.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Glorious Day for a wedding

Did you watch?  It was all happening in Windsor today!  Everyone wanted to know about Megan's dress which remained a closely guarded secret until the Nth hour!  These are screen shots from live coverage so thank you.  

With military precision, everything went like clockwork - as reported in the news Megan and her Mum made 1st part of journey together to Windsor from Clivedon.

Arriving at Windsor Castle with the Mulrooney twins holding her train up the West Gate.

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William as Best Man waiting for Megan to arrive.....

Megan walked confidently solo with her bridesmaids and page boys - all beautifully behaved accompanying her from behind....

and she was met by Prince Charles

to be at Harry's side

exchanging vows and rings.

Harry's title will be His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel when he ties the knot and Megan will be known as the Duchess of Sussex.  Many congratulations to the new Duke & Duchess of Sussex!

That first public kiss......

 met by cheers and applause!

Awaiting the Landau....

taking them through Windsor Town, the Long Walk and back to Windsor Castle.

Such a beautiful wedding!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Something Retiring, Something New Sneak Peek

As a Demonstrator, I have this dilemma year upon year of having to let things go because they are retiring, and one of those was Gorgeous Grunge.    Sometimes absolute favourites which I find too difficult to say "good-bye" to  gets put away in a special place, but who am I kidding - a year on since it retired - it still hasn't seen ink!

Point I'm trying to get to, if one goes, then something better will come along and it has!  In today's video, I'm featuring the retiring Badges & Banners set and its matching Best badge punch and a sneak peek of  a new stamp set called Artisan Textures.  Roll VT - enjoy.

Don't confine yourself to just using it as a badge, you can make woodland critters like the owl and also use the top of the best badge punch to make a scalloped edge as illustrated in the card with the bird cage.  For the owl's breast, I used the retiring Sweet & Sassy Framelits and for his eyes and beak thankfully we still have the cookie cutter builder punch.

Did you know that if you click on the pictures below it will take you directly to the item in my online store which will give you more detail on the product?  You can place an order too, if you wish and it would be very much appreciated.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Bird Banter - Farewell

I don't believe it!  Just one of those things.  I hummed and "aahed" and then eventually bit the bullet and got this set only to find that it was retiring and I hadn't even inked it up yet!  So I'm making the most of it now. and made a set of 6 narrow notecards using this set.  At least I can say I've used every stamp! lol!  Watch the video tute to see the rest of the samples!

Did you know that if you click on the pictures below it will take you directly to the item in my online store which will give you more detail on the product?  You can place an order too, if you wish and it would be very much appreciated.

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