Thursday, September 18, 2014

Virginia's Patterned Paper Challenge

It's no secret that I love collage cards, patterned papers and Nature themes and that is just what the next card is. I love patterned paper and I just love stamping on them and coordinating colors and patterns. So this challenge really appealed to me.

I've had these papers for a long while, great to use them! You will hardly see a card of mine without a bird nowadays.
I cut my birds and flowers from an old Nature Book. This is a white throat and the flower is from the Crab Apple tree.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge # 7 - Patterned Paper

Just in time to post for the Patterned Paper challenge for this month which can be found here.

It is nice just to let the paper do the talking which is what I did in these first two cards. I stamped the Post Card stamp from Hero Arts twice over one sheet of Botanical Paper from Graphics 45. I stamped a Thank You sentiment, also from Hero Arts over the top and adhered to the same shape card stock.

I had one strip of paper left from the sheet of patterned paper so I punched out three tags and assembled on another piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

Thanks Virginia for the challenge!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer events

Hi everyone, lovely to be back from a short holiday on the North-east coast of Spain and of course last Saturday was the Wedding of my son Michaël with Roxane. I couldn't have enjoyed this day more - it was a beautiful celebration and I was so happy to have my and René's family over from England and Holland. It would be too much to elaborate so I'll share one of the many pictures. This was taken in our back garden where we held the reception for about 80 guests.

It was such a busy, yet wonderful Summer.

Now on to a card for which I have chosen some Fall colors.

Stamped with a Fabric design on a page from a Nature Book in red. I already had the brown panel so I cut it to size and stamped a sentiment. Stamped the bird in the same colors and attached.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Card for two challenges

Good Morning. I want to share a card today which I made for two challenges. The first one is ColorQ which can be found here and the second is Freshly Made Sketches, which can be found here.

I stamped a panel with four different stamps, added a sentiment from Hero Arts and a little Bird which I love from Inkadinkado.

We are having the most beautiful Indian Summer ever!

I am enjoying some time off work just to have some much needed recreation being outdoors and with the family before the wedding of Michaël and Roxane.

My little granddaughter is all smiles and I had a lovely time with her yesterday.

Thanks as always for popping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Three cards with one background stamp

Today I want to share three cards, so different, but with the same background stamp.

I built on the background in different ways, with colors and stamps.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge: Shaped cards and Seréna!

Virginia's Challenge for this month, is shaped cards and I wanted to have a go, although quite late. Here is the link. My card is from a die-cut which I cut around on double paper with a fold at the top.

I used Hero Arts Flowers on a stem stamp with distress inks, nothing new there!

And look at this little lady, only six weeks old - already standing on her Daddy's lap!She's such a little darling, I could look at her for hours and just enjoy her.

I love how she is looking at her dad here with the recognition in her eyes.

Rodney is doing well which is a great relief and we are enjoying having him with us.
Thank you all for the uplifting comments, I'm so grateful for them all!

René's brother's family are staying in a holiday home in a Village next to ours, so we are enjoying spending time together too.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Collage and good news

Hi everyone! We are having hot, humid weather here and that influences the crafting mood as we don't have air conditioning! France is used to having dry heat but the last several years there has been a change in the weather and the French summers can get hot and sticky, which I do not like at all!


Letting the patterned paper do the talking, I stamped over it with the Post Card Tag stamp and added some Nature images. This is the style of creating I really love and probably my favorite to do.

 Today Rodney is coming home. After a second operation to remove some blockages in his intestine, he is stable enough to leave the hospital. We have arranged a little welcome party and will be eating his favorite Pizza this evening. Looking forward to it.

Until next time, and hope you are well!