Saturday, June 30

Celebrate Good Times

School's out for the summer & I'm really looking forward to having the children at home for the next 10 weeks :D

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies'; Papertrey Ink 'Bitty Background Blocks' & 'Fillable Frames Sentiments' / Tools - Stampin' Up! Edge Border Punch 'Scallop'

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! xxx

Thursday, June 28

Our Friendship Grows

The end of the school year is always a busy time, what with the children's summer concert, swimming gala & sports day to name but a few!  While I have a few spare minutes, I wanted to share this card....


I love this rose....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Rosie Posie' & 'Floral Frenzy' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Rosie Posie'

I have a hectic few days ahead - Jasmine's birthday party is on Sunday & we are heading straight for the airport afterwards, where we will spend the night before flying out to Florida (for a month!) on Monday morning :)

I do have some cards to share & will schedule some posts for while I'm away - thank you so much for all your encouraging comments, they really are so uplifting & much appreciated xxx


Wednesday, June 13

Teachers Gifts

I've said it before & I'll say it again - I have so much respect & admiration for teachers!  Here are my end of year gifts for Mrs Robertson (Jasmine's teacher) & Miss West (Owen's teacher)....


The gift box contains 'Rosy Apple' sweets....


The matching card (& John Lewis gift voucher holder)....

Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'School Time', 'Teachers Apple' & 'Fruit Fusion Apple' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'By The Number'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Fruit Fusion Apples', 'Wine Bottle Tag', 'Spiral Notebook Page' & 'Tag Sale #5' / Other - Papertrey Ink Template (Digital Download) 'Tucked Away'

I can't believe how quickly this school year has flown by, the children break up in just over 2 weeks!  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope it's been worth your while :) xxx

Friday, June 8

Fantastic Hello

The weather is wet & miserable in my part of the UK today which is in stark contract to my colourful card lol....


Added dimension....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Bitty Background Blocks'; Hero Arts 'Good Friends' / Tools - Papertrey Ink  Dies 'Block Alphabet Upper Case'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'

We're taking the children to the Sea Life Centre in London today, ironically it's the only place we could think of where we wouldn't get wet lol x

Wednesday, June 6

Happy Birthday Superstar

Here's a birthday card for my brother who's off to Japan in July to promote his latest album....


& the close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Think Big Favourites #14', 'Background Basics  Text Style' & 'Star Prints' / Tools - Stampin' Up Punch 'Large Star'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

We're off to my parents' house for dinner today, they are the best cooks ever. seriously. EVER. (Dean is reading this over my shoulder & nodding vigorously lol) xxx

Tuesday, June 5

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

A celebratory card....


Get a little closer....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Bitty Background Blocks', 'Background Basics 'Gingham', 'Pretty Peonies' & 'Celebrations' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Pretty Peonies Collection'

Have a great day my blogland buddies :) x

Monday, June 4

You Make Me Smile

I've been enjoying the glorious sunshine we've had here in the UK which explains my absence, but predictably the rain has returned so I made a card to cheer myself up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Floral Frenzy', 'Beautiful Butterflies', 'Turning A New Leaf' & 'Mat Stack 3 Collection' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Mat Stack 3' & 'Layerz Mat Stack 3'

We're taking advantage of Dean being on Garden Leave & have decided to spend the whole of July in Florida (staying at our favourite Disney Hotel)....I'm a bit apprehensive, that's a long time to go without crafting lol

Hope you're all well, have a great week & thank you for visiting today :) xxx