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Sunday, 29 May 2011


The recipe this week at   Less is More is pick a square
with a choise of five. I have chosen bottom left.

The swirl and sentiment stamp are both from papermania, stamped using victorian velvet distress ink, I have then added a silk flower and tiny white pearls, which don't show up very well.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, Irene xx

Saturday, 28 May 2011


Well I have finally got round to using some of the items that I won in the do-crafts feb draw, and her is the card I made
The stamps are  Papermania called Birdsong, coloured with promarkers, which I also won as blog candy (I know, aren't I lucky), the papers are prima botanical, these go really well with the stamped image, sorry I don't know what the embossing folder is as the card was a gift from a friend, and I have added pearls to the centres of the flowers. I am entering this card in the following challenges

ilove promarkers   challenge67  Pearls
A spoonful of sugar  challenge 153 Things with wings

 Fingers crossed that this posts okay, and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,and for leaving a comment, if you are able, Irene xx                                                                                  

Monday, 23 May 2011


that our eldest is 39 tomorrow, where does the time go, here is the card I have made for her.

Tilda is coloured with promarkers, flowers are from wildorchid, and the papers are prima botanical again (just love these papers)   the corsage pins, ribbon and lace, are all new  and from country baskets.
I am entering this card in the following challenges

just magnolia      a sketch  
dream valley challenge   dig out the old to use with the new
Divas by design challenge        one for the girls
A spoonfull of sugar           anything goes   

Well I have a craft room that is a need of a good tidy, so may be gone a while, see you later Irene xx                                  

Sunday, 22 May 2011


Having a nice quite Sunday, much better than last week, eldest daughter was rushed into hospital, it's a long story so won't bore you with it, and she's much better now. Anyway, onto my card, which is for Less is More challenge this weeks theme is butterflies

The wording is a stamp from craftyindividuals which I have had for a while, and never used, and the butterflies are from a MCS cd. I printed the butterflies straight onto the card, and decoupaged the larger ones, and added stickles crystal glitter to the wings, then stamped the words, think I should have rotated the bottom butterflies a bit more, may have another go later. Anyway going to spend a bit of time colouring in images for later, so bye for now, Irene xx

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and for all the lovely comments

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


This card is for my youngest daughters partner, apparently he has bought a BBQ for his birthday, so let's hope the sun is shining on our next trip to Birmingham, and he can make us a meal with his new toy, apparently it is large enough to cook for the whole street
I am entering this card in the following challenge

Here come the boys A SKETCH

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and welcome to my new followers, I will be popping over to your blogs ASAP, Irene xx

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Well hopefully blogger is fixed, though I have lost some comments, but   I did get to read them before they disappeared. Anyway here is the card I made today, I have used prima botanical papers, I love these, wish I had bought more.

I have used MS branch punch, roses, pearls,lace, ribbon and Tilda image coloured with copics. The Tilda and lace  were gifts from 2 of my docraft buddies.
I am entering this card in the following challenges

Divas by Design--anything goes
Just Magnolia--make it lacy
Sketch and Stash--challenge 61
Well it's getting late so i'm off to bed, see you soon.

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog Irene xx


Thursday, 12 May 2011


I wasn't sure about this card when first made, but it is begining to grow on me, it's for the Less Is More challenge WHITE ON WHITE

 I have used swiss dots folder, MS flower punch, sizzlets flourish die,  provo craft die for the sentiment,  and white pearls.  

 Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment, Irene xx                                                         

Monday, 9 May 2011


I made this card at a workshop on Sat,  it seemed a bit plain, so I added the flowers and the sentiment when I got home,

The stamp is a Little gorguss clear stamp called flying above it all, and is coloured with copics, flowers from wild orchid and sentiment  a pinkgem stamp. I am entering this card in the following challenge
Divas by Design  challenge 1 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 6   Flowers
 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog                                                                      

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


since my last post, I was ill for a week and then had family staying, but things are now back to normal, and i'm back in my craft room. I made this card today, it's part of an order for a friend, hope she likes it.

I used my craft concepts embossing folder 'gem flourish' to emboss the bottom half of the card, image is from a CD and wording was  computer generated and cut out with heart nesties

 I am entering this card in  Less is More Challenge  the theme is Thank You or Congratulations.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog Irene xx