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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas candle

Morning bloggers, hope you are all well and starting to get into the Christmas spirit i know i am , i just love xmas

My card this week is my first Christmas card on my blog for this year & probably my last lol , i say it every year i must start early and i don't , " well " next year i must ....
this card is one i made for my friend for her Mum.. i just love this LOTV image and think its suitable for girlie's of any age


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Recipe
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LOTV stamp ~ coloured with ProMarkers
 Papers ~ Cupcake crafting Cd "a Christmas wish" & freebie papers
Velvet Poinsettia & leaves ~from a craft show
Border Die ~ Magnolia doohickeys
Spellbinders  ~ Circles & scalloped circles
Ribbon
 




Thank you for your visit today and all you lovely comments
 
Hugs Lorna xx
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Thursday, 13 December 2012

"Me to you"

Good morning everyone hope you are all well,   at last i've managed to grab a quick half an hour to update my blog i have had that much going on in the last few weeks i just haven't had the time for anything .... i've had a worrying couple of months as my lovely Mum suffered a heart attack in October and spent 12 days in hospital  i am glad to say that she is recovering nicely and even managed to make a 152 mile journey with my dad and sister to stay with us last weekend for my birthday ,  anyway on to my card

My card this week is one i made for a friend she loves "me to you" bears
 

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Recipe
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8x8 blank card
Backing Paper ~ Cupcake crafting Garden delights Cd
Me to you bear image
Layering die's  ~ Go kreate & nestabillitie's circles & scalloped circle
Distress inks ~ Dusty concord
Small butterfly  ~ woodware punch
Paper roses ~ Wild Orchid
Clear gems & Pearls
Ribbon
 
 
 
 
Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments
 
Hugs Lorna xx



Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christening

Hello everyone, well i'm back off my hols and i'm all nice and refreshed and ready for the run up to Christmas , the cruise was wonderful and we had a fabulous holiday

My card this week is a Christening card i made for a friends daughter , its for three children of different ages  two boy's and a girl so i had to incorporate pinks & blue's together , both my friend and the recipient were over the moon with it  "thankfully"

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The Recipe
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8x8 card blank ~ Craftwork Cards
Silver mirri card
 Images coloured with Promarkers
Backing Paper ~ From Stash
Layering Die's ~ Go Kreate
Spellbinders ~ Circles & Scalloped circles
Roses ~ Wild orchid
Pearls
Organza ribbon
Sentiment ~ computer generated
 
 
     
 
Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments
 
Hugs Lorna xx
 



Thursday, 25 October 2012

Butterfly

Hello my lovely bloggers , well where did that week go , first of all i would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my post last week it was so nice to get such a lovely welcome back which has actually inspired me to get back into crafting again, it was also really nice to update my blog and catch up with all my lovely followers

This will be my last post until i come off my jolly hols in two weeks, then i will be putting the details of the draw i'm doing for my blogversary / Christmas candy ..don't forget you have to be a follower to be entered

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my card this week is a birthday card for my friend
 
 Shopping List
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8x8 square card ~ Cupcake crafting
Backing paper  ~ A download
Butterfly die ~ Memory Box
Layering Die's ~ Go Kreate
Paper Roses ~ Wild Orchid
Ribbon ~ The Range
Distress inks ~ Milled lavender & Dusty concord
Lilac pearls ~ From a craft show
 





Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments
Hugs Lorna xx



Saturday, 20 October 2012

Presents

Hello everyone hope you are all well , its been ages since i was last on here, the 2nd of Aug to be exact so i thought i would pop by to say hi  and to let you know that i'm still here (that's if you remember me) i really must apologise for not visiting your blogs but i've had so much going on over the past few months that sadly blogland and my poor little blog has been neglected,  i am off on my hols in a Week for a well earned relaxing two week cruise so once i get back i hope to be able to catch up with all your fabulous blogs and creations ....

This month i will have had my blog ONE year and to celebrate my blogversary and as a thank you to all my lovely followers that have supported me throughout my first year i thought it would be nice to do a draw for some lovely candy  so look out for the details in November (after my hols)... all i ask is that you are a follower to enter

anyway enough boring you and on to my card for this week ....
 this is a little card i made for my Niece
                                                      
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Shopping List
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LOTV stamp ~ Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers ~ Papermania
Nesties ~ Circle & scalloped circle
Ribbon ~ from stash
Pearls  & little dress embellishment from stash
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your lovely comments
hugs Lorna xx

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
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Bearlymine challenges ~ Anything Goes
I love ProMarkers ~ Anything Goes
LOTV ~ Anything Goes


                                                                 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Rosy Posy

Good morning bloggers hope you are all well today, Well the charity fun day last Sunday was a disaster and ended up a total wash out, so much for our great british summer
the day started at 9am with glorious sunshine but by 11am black clouds loomed and we had torrential rain and a thunderstorm that made everyone run for shelter
although we all had our gazebo's they started letting in water due to the amount of rain by 1pm the field was becoming a mud bath and all the stalls were forced to pack away and call it a day which was a great shame for everyone as so much goes into organising events like these , sadly we only made about £500 for the Marie Curie cancer fund which was very disappointing but as we all said its better than nothing at all
anyway on to my card

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My card this week is one using another of my favourite LOTV stamps


Square 6x6 card blank
LOTV stamp ~ coloured with promarkers
Backing papers ~ Cupcake crafting Cd garden delights & papermania
Doily ~ from stash
Roses ~ Wild orchid
Greeting ~ Hand stamped
Pearls & Ribbon ~ from stash




Thank you for visiting my blog today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

i would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Friday, 27 July 2012

Best Dress

Hello dear bloggers, i hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunshine , well i've had a busy week making cards for my Son's football club as they are holding a charity fun day this Sunday with the proceeds going to Marie Curie ,  the club have asked me to do a card stall again, i did one last year and sold over 50 cards and  i also got quite a few orders, so fingers crossed that the weather stays dry and we make lots of money

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my card this week is for my hubby's sister  as some of you may know my family do not like fussy cards so i just added a few flowers to it so it didn't look too OTT, ha ha they make me laugh "girls" and no bling !!!!

LOTV stamp ~ coloured with promarkers
Backing Papers ~ Dovecraft back to basics
Flowers ~wild Orchid
Ribbon ~ from stash
Pearls ~ from stash
Nestabilities ~ circle & scalloped circle
Hand stamped greeting



Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
My Mum's craft shop ~ Birthday Girl's
Divas by Design ~ Happy Birthday
Crafts & Me ~ Anything Goes

Friday, 20 July 2012

Zumba

Hello everyone, Gosh here we are round to another weekend again and i've got 3 days off work yea , i will be spending most of this week making cards for my Son's football club fun day next Sunday so that will keep me busy and out of mischief


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 My card this week is for someone that loves "Zumba"

Google image
Backing Papers ~ Funky hand ... the funky one
Layering Dies ~ Go Kreate & Nesties
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid
Pearls ~ From stash
Ribbon ~ The Range
Greeting ~ Computer generated







Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Sunday, 15 July 2012

Special Birthday

Hello bloggers i hope you are all well today, my goodness we have actually got sunshine today, but how long will it last i wonder
 In the next month or so i will be giving my lovely followers the chance to win some CANDY in my 1 year blogversary /100 follower draw, so keep a look out for details coming soon
 i would love you to follow me if you don't already

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My card for this week is one for a friend 's special birthday,  i wanted something a little different and found this image, thankfully she loved it

Google image ~ coloured with promarkers
Backing papers ~ Debbie Moore  Cd
Layering Dies ~ Go kreate  
 Nesties  ~ circles & Scalloped circles
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid
Silver wine glass charm
Pearls ~ from stash
Ribbon ~ from stash
Greeting ~ computer generated


Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx





Thursday, 5 July 2012

Special day

Hello dear bloggers hope your are all well today
I had a fab time last weekend in Shropshire at the joint party for my Auntie's 80th and my cousin's 50th birthdays, i met up with family that i hadn't seen for 32 years and my hubby & Son met some of my side of the family they didn't know existed , its quite scary to think where all those years have gone , it was lovely to reminisce on our childhood and teenage years and finding out what everyone has been up to in their lives ,  it was great to catch up with my cousin who is over here from L.A to celebrate her 50th birthday and i also got to spend some quality time with my parents and sister who live 152 miles away from me in Chester,  any way as i've now probably bored you all senseless  lets get onto my card for this week

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My card this week is a LOTV Anniversary card i just love this stamp and i think it has to be one of my favourite's as it can be used for so many occasions , sadly the colours of the paper look rather pale in this photo  ( probably my awful photography )

LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers ~  Papermania ~ Raspberry champagne
Nesties ~ Plain & scalloped edge circles
Distress inks ~ Tattered Rose  & spun sugar
Flowers from ~ wild orchid
Ribbon & Pearls from stash
Greeting from stash



Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

 I would like to enter this card into the following cahllenges

Friday, 29 June 2012

From me to you

Hello dear friends i hope you are all well today , what is going on with the weather first its sunny next its pouring down and at the moment we are having a thunder storm .  i hope its nice at the weekend as i'm off down to Shropshire on Saturday with my husband & youngest son to a party to celebrate my Auntie's 80th and my cousins 50th birthdays my cousin lives in L.A and it was about 6 or 7 years ago when i last saw her so there will be a lot of catching up to do, anyway thats enough boring stuff and on to my card for this week

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my card today is one i made for my friends mums birthday

 Me to you bear image
Backing paper  ~ from stash
Layering die's ~ Go Kreate & Nesties
Swirl die ~ Marianne creatables
Butterfly die ~ Memory box
Hand stamped greeting
Roses ~ wild orchid
Ribbon & Pearls ~ from stash






Thank you for visiting my blog today and for all your wonderful comments
 i really do appreciate them very much

crafty hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 23 June 2012

For the Dad's

Morning everyone, its yet another horrible wet day here, so its going to be a day of catching up with blogland,which i sometimes feel that i'm neglecting,  i thought it would be so easy to keep up with everyone blogs but its much harder than i expected,  so i do apologise if i don't manage to leave a comment on your cards everyday ...well on to my card for this week

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My cards to day are two fathers day cards, one for my lovely Dad and one for my son to give his Dad


  LOTV stamp ~ coloured with Promarkers
  Backing Papers ~ My mind's eye
  Distress inks ~ Antique Linen & Old paper
  Hand stamped greeting ~ Buzzcraft
  Card candy
  Button & twine from stash





Wellington image
Papers ~ The craft house
Hand stamped greeting ~ Buzzcraft
Dad stamp ~ Papermania
Distress inks ~ Dried Marigold & Antique linen
Promarkers
Card candy
Ribbon





Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Friday, 15 June 2012

Ra Ra

Hello everyone, phew what a week that's been , i have been so busy with work and trying to find time to get cards finished ,it was my eldest sons birthday on Tuesday he was 27 gosh i still remember the hot sunny day i had him,where have the years gone!!!!...

my card this week is one i made for my youngest son to give to his nephew (my Grandson) for his birthday , for anyone who doesn't recognise this little fella  its Ra Ra the noisy lion and all his friends , this is another of his favourite characters at the moment

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I googled the images and coloured them all with promarkers ,cutting the smaller ones out one by one
Backing Papers ~  Cupcake crafting Cd ~ garden delights
Layering die's ~ Nesties & go kreate
Distress inks ~ Antique linen
Card candy ~ craftwork cards
Ribbon ~ from stash
Greeting ~ Computer generated


For the inside i printed another sheet of paper
and adding a computer generated sentiment
and two more of the little characters




Thank you so much for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Friday, 8 June 2012

Toot Toot Thomas

Hello from a very wet Teesside , i  hope you are all well and enjoyed the Queens jubilee celebrations last weekend, its going to be a day of crafting for me i have a busy month with 6 family birthday cards to do and fathers day cards so that should keep me out of mischief for a while,     anyway enough boring stuff and on to my card

My card today is the one i did for my Grandsons second birthday , he loves Thomas the tank engine

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      Google image ~  coloured with promarkers
      Blue backing papers ~ Polka doodles Cd  Sundae of seasons
      Red check papers ~ from stash
      Ribbon ~ from stash
      Card candy
      Greeting ~ computer generated
     
      
                 



Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx



i would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Here come the boys ~ Anything goes
Crafters Companion ~ Time to embellish


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Welcome Little One

Good morning bloggers, Oh what a lovely week its been its so nice to have some good weather for a change the sun eventually got out on Sunday for my Grandsons birthday so we had a BBQ and everyone had a great time .

my card today is one that my friend asked me to make , she didn't want an image just the baby's name and date & time she was born


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   Backing Papers ~ Cupcake crafting Cd ~ Garden Delights
   Sentiment ~ computer generated
   Go Kreate Dies
   Distress ink ~ Antique linen
   Flowers ~ Wild Orchid
   Ribbon & Pearls ~ From stash
   Buttons
   Silver Charm
   Little Elephant topper
   
  
   
Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fussy & Fancy ~ New Baby
Divas By Design ~ Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Celebrations
Crafts and Me ~ Add a Ribbon

Friday, 25 May 2012

Picking flowers

 Hello everyone , the weekend's here again and the weather is fabulous how nice it is to see some sun it makes me feel so much better 
i hope the weather is going to stay like this until Sunday , its my grandson's 2nd birthday on Sunday so we will be going round there for the day for a little tea party
anyway on to this weeks card

My card today is for a 50th birthday , i really love this Sarah Kay stamp and i have'nt used it for ages

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         Sarah Kay Stamp ~ Coloured with Promarkers
         Backing papers ~ Funky Hands Cd ~ The Funky One
                                   Cupcake crafting Cd ~ Garden Delights
         Go Kreate ~ Layering Die's
         Distress Inks ~ Dusty Concord
         Paper flowers ~ Wild orchid
         Ribbon & Pearls ~ from stash
         Greeeting ~ i did on the computer
                 





Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xxx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

So Sweet

Hello crafters, i hope you are all well today.... i'm off work today so i'm going to do some of that dreaded houswork, then the day is mine . my craft room is such a mess so i will give that a sort out  "mind you i may need a week for that  " then some crafting


My card for today is Tilda  one that my friend asked me to make for her daughter's birthday, she loved this image as it reminded her of her daughter when she was little ..awww how sweet

                                                             

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       Tilda Stamp ~ coloured with Promarkers
       Backing papers off ~ Polka doodles Cd ~ Sundae of seasons
       Nesties ~ Circles & Scalloped circles
       Distress inks _ Antique Linen
       Silver charm
       Paper flowers / Feathers & pearls from stash
       Ribbon & Lace ~ from stash
       Greeting ~ done on the computer





Thank you for your visit today and for all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 12 May 2012

DIY

Good Morning everyone , Oh my goodness where did that week go i can't believe we are round to another weekend, i am spending the whole day crafting today  "woohoo " and guess what .... the sun is shinning here at the moment

I was just wondering does anyone know where the  "ditzy craftymess challenge blog " has gone ?  i have entered a few of my cards  into it in the past, but now when i click on to it on my sidebar i'm just getting " this blog has been deleted "

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my card today is a male card.. i really struggle with cards for men and have to search for ideas and inspiration


  Image ~ Marshmallow does DIY
  Backing Papers ~ Debbie Moore Designs Cd ~ Contemporary craze
  Nesties ~ Circles ~scalloped circles ~ Labels 2
  Greeting ~ Hand stamped
  Ribbon & Twine from stash



Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xxx

Friday, 4 May 2012

50th Birthday

Hello everyone .. well i'm back after my holiday in Lanzarote, where my hubby and i  celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary , we had a great relaxing time and had lovely weather it was so nice to escape from the rain here,  i can't believe its 3 weeks ago when i was last on here and i am now looking forward to catching up with all your blogs to see what you've all been up to while i've been away

My card today is for friend at work for her 50th birthday , (she loves bright colours but unfortunately my camera didn't so the backing paper doesn't show its true colour )

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      LOTV rubber stamp coloured with Promarkers
      Backing paper ~ from Polka doodles Cd ~ Sugar Birdies
      Border Punch ~ Woodware
      Nesties ~ Circle & scalloped Circle
      Paper flowers ~ Wild Orchid
      Ribbon & Pearls ~ from stash
      Greeting ~ computer generated







Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
LOTV ~ Anything goes
Dream Valley ~ Special Lady
Joanna Sheen ~ Flower Power






Monday, 9 April 2012

Feet up

Hello everyone hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter
I have neglected blogland the past week as i have been so busy getting things organised for our 30th wedding anniversary party this Saturday which i'm so looking forward to as we are having family that we haven't seen for over 10 years so it will be great to catch up 
i've also been making cards that need to be done before i jet off to Lanzarote next week for a nice weeks holiday with my lovely hubby, so i do apologies that i haven't been to visit your wonderful blogs .... anyway enough waffling on about me  and on with my card

My card today is one that a friend asked me to make for her to give to a man , she wanted it blank so she could put her own message in it

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                               LOTV stamp  coloured with Promarkers
                               Backing papers off ~ polka doodles Cd " sundae of seasons"
                               Distress inks ~ brushed corduroy
                               Ribbon,Buttons & twine from stash
                               






               Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

                           Hugs Lorna xx

              I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
               Divas by Design ~ Anything goes and 1st birthday blog hop

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Christening Card

Hello and welcome to my blog today,  its a bit cooler here today so no sitting in the garden for me  
i managed to get a couple cards started before i have to go to work and thought i would quickly add my card for the weekend


          My card today is a Christening card that a friend asked me to make for her

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             LOTV stamp ~ coloured with Pro markers
             Backing Papers off ~ Cupcake crafts  "garden delights Cd"
             Border punch
             Paper Roses ~ wild orchid
             Ribbon , Buttons & pearls ~ from stash
             Sentiment ~ done on the computer




Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
My mums craft shop ~ Stamp It
Divas by Design ~ Stamp Something
        Ditzy CraftyMess ~ Baby Theme or Anything goes

Thursday, 29 March 2012

On your Retirement

Hi everyone, wow its been another lovely hot sunny day and i've been off work for two days i caught up with all my ironing and house work  yesterday (yak) and then went to sit in the garden,  today i've crafted and sat in the garden,  "well crafted in the garden"  got to make the most of it while i can

My card today is a retirement card

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  Floral image off ~ Joanna Sheen's Cd   " in other words"
  Backing Papers ~ Cupcake crafting Cd "Garden Delights"
  Paper Roses ~ Wild Orchid
  Tag Die  ~  Marianne creatables
  Pearls and ribbon ~ from stash

                                                                      




Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mothers Day

Hi everyone hope you are all well today ,  i had a fab time at Harrogate on Saturday with my daughter in law and we both got some lovely goodies and a few bargains too, i got 8 gorgeous new LOTV stamps for mothers day off my lovely son's  and we also managed to get to watch quite a few demo's,

My card today is my Mums mothers day card,  she is so difficult to make cards for so i did this really simple card, she doesn't like anything fussy or cute n cuddly ,so it had to be flowers  

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  Floral Image ~ From Joanna Sheen's   "in other words Cd"
  Backing Papers ~ Cupcake crafting Cd  "garden delights"
  Pearls and Ribbon ~from stash
  Sentiment



Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

Hugs Lorna xx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

TAKING A NAP

Good morning everyone, its another beautiful day here at the moment and i have the weekend off from work so i have a two days full of crafting woohoo....
I am off to the paper crafts extravaganza in Harrogate next Saturday with my daughter-in-law, i can't wait i love going there ,our first stop will be the LOTV stand .

anyway on to my card for today . This is quick LOTV card for a man

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 LOTV stamp  ~ Coloured with Pro markers
 Backing papers ~ off a Cd
 Stamped birthday greeting
 Distress inks ~  Faded jeans
 Nesties  ~ circles & scalloped circles
 Ribbon and card candy ~ from stash



Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments
Hugs Lorna xx

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Diamond Anniversary

Hello everyone hope you are all well today,  are we really round to another weekend again, where did that week go !!!  

here is my card for today.. i was asked to make this card by a friend for her mum and dads Diamond wedding anniversary....

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   Backing papers ~ from stash
   Corner stamp
   Layering dies
   Distress inks  ~ Antique linen
   Seafoam white embossing powder
   Sentiment~ i did on the computer
   Flowers ~ from wild orchid
   Pearls, Pearl brad and ribbon ~from stash



                                Thank you for your visit today and all your lovely comments

                                                                     Hugs Lorna xx
                                                          
                                   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
                                                        Crafty Emma's ~ Flower Frenzy  
                                                        Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Celebrations