I designed this card for my lovely daughter's birthday this month. I saw the basic idea on C & C a while back which was achieved by using a punch. I thought it was rather different and a nice idea so decided to fashion my own take on it. I have used the same foldover flower which I used on my sister's card. I was very pleased with the way this card looks - hope my daughter likes it. The template as ever is on UKS
This is the one I designed for my little grandson's birthday in April. They have a lovely house with a big garden and wild rabbits at the bottom of the garden so this little card tells a story. My grandson loves all things crafty, in particular he is fascinated by my Cameo, he can't take his eyes off it when it is cutting and also loves to use my Cuttlebug. I cut some pieces of card the right size and he will happily emboss away. I hope he never loses his love of craft. The template as always is on the UKS site.
I designed this one for my dear sister's birthday in March this year. I wanted to do something a little bit special for her. Sadly I lost one of my sisters a couple of years ago so my remaining sister is very precious to me. I put a lot of work and a lot of love into this card and it was very much appreciated by my sis.
Another easel for another granddaughter! Decorated with a ribbon border and of course some beads! Not quite so sure of the colours on this one - I don't think they have come out too well on this photo. The template is on the UKS site
My oldest granddaughter was 22 in February - how time flies. I wanted to do something a little bit special for her and I was pleased with the way this easel turned out, the colours were really nice, although I don't think the photo does it justice. As always the template can be found on the UKS site.
My lovely granddaughter moved into her first home, a small flat, in October last year, to take up a job as a paediatric nurse at Birmingham Childrens Hospital. I stuck a picture of the interior of the flat inside the card so that it could be seen through the door which has an opening letterbox. The key is personalised with her name. She loved it and I'm happy to say she loves her little home and her job too.
I designed this card for a very dear friend - someone special indeed. I'm pleased to say she was delighted with it. I do love my beads - they are such a useful way to accentuate a design. Again the template is freely shared on the UKS site.
This easel card was designed for one of my niece's birthdays in November last year - I am not sure that I like it as much as some of my designs, but she seemed to like it well enough. The design is again freely shared on the UKS site. I think I was probably pushed for time as it was nearing Christmas and I was very late with my cards - not very well organised!
I am sorry it has been so long since I last posted on my blog - I will try to keep more up to date in future. I really enjoyed creating these lilies, I cut them in plain white paper, coloured them with pro markers and then shaped them and glued them together. I haven't yet used this topper as I am not sure what occasion it would be suitable for - I did enjoy doing it though!
I retired from my job as a legal secretary just over 10 years ago and was then able to devote a lot more time to my passion for cardmaking and scrapbooking, although I have to say that I do far more cardmaking than scrapping.
About 8 years ago I bought a craft robo and entered a whole new dimension of crafting. I started to design my own templates and have now developed my own style. When the Cameo was released with its larger capacity and deeper cutting I was in 7th heaven, apart from initial problems with the new ratchet blade (which have now been sorted).
I derive enormous pleasure from designing, cutting and assembling my designs and sharing them freely with others on the UKS site (for personal use).
I have four grandchildren, ranging in age from 23 years down to 8 years. I am enormously proud of my children and of my grandchildren. I love being a grandma - such a special relationship, quite different to a mother/child relationship. Crafting has brought me solace during difficult times and so much pleasure.