Monday, 27 July 2015

Thinking of you.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.

Super early post from me today as today is the day of the start of a new venture.
I have to be in work at 6am to carry out a full stocktake and then after that the franchised business that I work for will then be under new ownership.
Me and my Mum have gone into partnership together, so from about 10am ish today I will be self employed,eeeeek :D

Anyhoo I am sure a lot of you had already guessed but there you are, that is the news.
It has taken so long with various things cropping up, we started the process at the end of February but finally we are here.

We will need a few weeks to settle in, we know the day to day running as my Mum has been the manager for 16 years but we still have a few things to learn :s

Some friends and family still do not know yet so please could I ask that no-one mentions it on my facebook, pretty please.

Anyhoo lets get on to why you are here, a card.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

1.Stamping Sensations Challenge - July - Feature a creature
2.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 124 - Anything goes
3.Fussy & Fancy Challenge - 144 - Things with wings
4.Brown Sugar Challenge - 156 - Anything goes
5.Allsorts Challenge - 321 - Add a butterfly
6.Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - 147 - Something with B (butterfly, bow, button)
7.Pile It On Challenge - 79 - Thinking of you

Products used are:
White card
First edition papers
Cheery Lynn doily die
Pearl trimmed lace
Distress tool
Personal Impression sentiment stamp
Woodware Zentangle Butterfly stamp - stamped once and then paper pieced and then stamped again onto pattered paper to give it dimension,
Stickles stardust

A close up of the pretty butterfly.

A close up to the dimension on the butterfly.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by :D
Hugs Nic.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Crafts & Me - Green Pixi

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
A little late this morning as  I finished this card late last night so I have photographed it this morning.
Anyhoo you will also find my card over at the Crafts and Me Inspiration blog too.
Here is my card which I am also entering into the following challenges;
1.As You Like It Challenge - Fav single colour and why (I love red, the colour of love and romance, I love rich colours, red is one that reminds me of autumn when the leaves look stunning on the tree`s)
3.Craft Your Passion Challenge - 271 - Anything goes
4.Crafting From The Heart Challenge - 69 - Anything goes
5.Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - 44 - Anything goes
7.Inspiration Destination Challenge - 43 - Anything goes
8.The Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
9.Creative Moments Challenge - 73 - Bingo (Ribbon,image,pearls)
10.Fairytale Challenge - 122 - Bling,bling
Products used are:
White card
First Edition papers
Tattered Lace corner die
Go Create circle die
Marianne Designs rolled flower die
Stickles stardust
Glamour dust glitter
Distress tool

A close up of the pretty image.
And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for looking.
The sun is shining for the first time this week so I am going to throw on some clothes and hot foot it to the garden.
Hugs Nic.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dream Big.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I finally got home around 4pm after our jaunt to Crewe yesterday and after a mind clearing hot bath, I relaxed by getting in my cluttered corner.
So here is what I whipped up last night, I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge - July - Anything goes with a sentiment
2.Creatalicious Challenge - 77 - More than 1 fold
3.Sister Act Challenge - 115 - Anything goes
4.613 Avenue Create Challenge - 133 - Anything goes
6.Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - 146 - Pearls & Lace
7.The Ribbon Girls Challenge - July colour challenge - Ivory
8.Dream Valley Challenge - 111 - Embossing
10.The Crazy Challenge - 202 - Monochromatic

Products used are:
Ivory linen card
Roses embossing folder
Inkylicious Good Life stamp
Pearl trim
Go Create die
Cheery Lynn step card die
Mixture of flowers
Distress ink - Antique linen
A close up of the sentiment.

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by.
Fingers crossed for dry weather today as I want to tackle my garden.
Hugs Nic.