Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sincerely Yours Show

What a lovely afternoon! Spent it at the Climbing Arena just outside Edinburgh at the Sincerely Yours Papercraft show.  Small show but I think the best shows are.  Not too many stalls but the companies that were there were great, and there was a lot of variety! Enough to encourage me to get some new stuff!

  • Two new Marianne Design Creatables dies - "Garden Branch" and "Tags"
  • Three gorgeous new Liquid Pearls from Ranger - Buttercup, Flamingo and Cantaloupe
  • Two Sizzix Phase dies - "Thanks" and "Love"
  • A cute Belles n Whistles stamp
  • Three sets of card blanks from Craftwork Cards
  • Some papers, images, greetings and card candy from Craftwork Cards, including the Cottontail range
  • A Tatty Button Stamp - Rainy Days
  • Two Kaisercraft clear stamp sets - one is script - great for a background, and the other is birthday greetings
  • Three stamp sets from Paper Artsy which I have wanted for ages - "Flora and Fauna", "Egg and Nog 4", and "Flora and Fauna 1"
  • Also got some new acrylic blocks, glue and DS tape

Sorted!  At least for a wee while.

Disappointed that I didn't get any nice new papers but I didn't see any.  Shouldn't really have even been looking though as I did recently get EP Summer Days, and Fancy Pants Beach Babe!! So it's not like I'm going to run out anytime soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another day... another garden centre!

...and here's what we got!

And just had the most brilliant first BBQ of the year!  Ok, needed the patio heater on but still lovely! Brilliant to chill out in the garden!

A thoughtful cat!

I've not had any time to craft this last wee while but did take the pic of Freckles looking extremely cute!  Might try and get some crafting done again soon as I have some cards to make for birthdays coming up soon.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daisies and a beautiful day!

Just a quick make, inspired by the beautiful weather today, a trip to the garden centre, and my new Stampin' Up Boho Flowers punch!
Using up some scraps of kraft cardstock along with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight from Stampin' Up. The leaf and sentiment are also Stampin' Up - Sweet Summer and So Happy for You.
Other punches used are Martha Stewart and Marianne D's.   And the linen thread is Stampin' Up - gotta get more of that!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just loving these papers from Bo Bunny - the Vicki B collection. Nice and bright and cheery. Just like the weather today! 
Pretty in Pink

80th Birthday

The first of three 80th cards I've been asked to make. This design is inspired by Gill - she has such brilliant ideas!  The flower dies are Marianne Designs - the cute little button centre is so sweet!  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


made for a very good friend who's dad is now 70!  
 I hope he loved them!
Made me think about my dad..would have loved to be making him cards but somethings aren't meant to be.. and now 21 years ago since he died.  But life goes on! Been a difficult few weeks with anniversaries of things and a funeral but got through it thanks to good friends.

now.... what crafty goodies can I shop for!!  lol!

A little embellishment book

a brilliant wee expanding book.. perfect for keeping embellishments in!

All credit for this lovely design goes to Gill who leads our weekly craft class.  I don't know where all the inspiration comes from but she is brilliant!

Simple and straightforward

Nothing complicated about these cards.. but I like them. Sometimes simple is good.

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts