Friday, 25 July 2014

Rain clouds and silver linings

I've had a good couple of weeks, as I've been on holiday (a staycation as our American friends like to call it) and although I haven't been as crafty as I would have liked, I have found the surface of my desk today!  Apparently it's beech, who knew.

However, sometimes life brings you rain clouds.  I hope that when it does, you find a little sliver of silver lining like my card here.

I've used a new die (yay, more NBUS) for the tree, it's a Memory Box set, you get five plain trees in various sizes and a second set gives you the five outlines.  I can see lots of uses for the plain trees, balloons, lollipops...

You can't really see it very well but there is a silver cloud slightly offset underneath each grey one.

It's the closest I could get for the challenge at Less is More this week for their Singin' in the Rain theme.

Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.  Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Earth Tones

Happy Friday. 

I made a simple thinking of you card in cream and pale orange for the weekly challenge at Less is More.

As I say, very simple.  I'm itching to add some glitter to those hollyhocks and maybe a cream satin ribbon down the left hand side, but I'm never sure with thinking of you cards, it always feels wrong for it to be too 'pretty'.  What do you do?
I have some time off next week so I really hope to get away from the decorating and into my craft room.
Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Happy Birthday Darnell

Many of you know and love Darnell.   That lovely lady who is creative not only with her crafting but also with her words.  Today is her birthday and I'd like to wish her a very happy day.

Darnell, thank you for sharing your life and creativity with us, helping us to laugh, smile, support and empathise with you and your friends and family.