Saturday, 21 January 2012

Hectic times!

Well I haven't posted in a while...things have been really hectic. I started a new job at the beginning of January, and there's a lot to learn! I've been getting home and pretty much going straight to bed!

I do have a few projects to show though, so I'll be doing a few posts today..

Three cards for my first post...

This first card was a really quick make - a few hearts cut from lace and adhered to a square piece of V & A linen paper (which I LOOOOOOVE!) and a sentiment on a foam pad. Sent this one to my Mum with a pack of crafty bits she's been after!

I'm entering this for the Penny Black and More challenge - love and hearts and the St Luke's Charity challenge - recycling (the white lace is an old lace curtain I saved from a perilous end!)

The next card was quickly whipped up for a lovely lady my husband works with - he asked me very last minute if I'd make her a card and it just so happened I had a new set of birthday cake stamps... so excellent timing! The cake is paper pieced.

I'm entering this one for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - food and drink.

And the final card for the post was the bane of my existence...remind me never again to make anything that needs such precise lining up! Every aspect of this card had to be placed perfectly to ensure it didn't look skewiff.. I think I just about managed it after much sweating over placement! This card really isn't my colour (I'm not into pink) but I actually really love the way it has turned out.. and despite the frustration it caused me, I'm thinking about making more in other colours! The flower in the middle is iridescent glittery although it doesn't show very well in the picture.

I'm entering this one for the 2 sisters challenge - embossing; the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge - Summer in January and the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge - glitter


  1. Gorgeous cards and I especially like the layered hearts design. The lace adds lots of texture and I love your colour combination. Vicky x

  2. Thanks for playing our Summer Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

  3. what a gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  4. Lacey hearts - just gorgeous! I do like this card and I'm sure your Mum was delighted to receive it. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

    Both your other cards are super - like the clean, simple birthday cake!

  5. Lace is such a great material and texture for cards especially when your talking hearts! Love the layered sizes on the beautiful V&A paper:)
    Thanks for joining us this month at St Luke's.
    Jenny x

  6. You have been busy and lovely cards,thanks for joining us at Penny Black and more this month
    Hugs louise xx

  7. Very pretty pink card, your tedious work payed off!! Thanks for joining in at 2 Sisters!!

  8. Hi
    Love the lace..... Very romantic
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  9. You may call these quick makes, but they are so effective.

    Thank you so much for joining in our Love and Hearts theme at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

  10. Lovely cards!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  11. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our Food And Drink challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  12. Pretty cards. You did a great job with embossing.

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  13. Just love the touch of lace on your card is lovely...thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


    1. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

  14. I've never been keen on net curtains - but cut out a heart and stick it on a card and bingo, the perfect re-use for them!!
    Thanks for playing along at St Lukes.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder