Would just like to wish everybody a fantastic Christmas, and a Happy new Year, especially my followers and all you lovely people who have commented on my cards. I promise to be a better blogger next year, and make and upload more cards, you never know, i might even enter a few challenges.
I made this bauble image of my two gorgeous grandsons louis and Fray. TFL xx
No inspiration lately,but have been messing about on computer and found a website and made this of my 2 gorgeous grandsons. You cant see much of Fray, but i think this is a lovely picture of louis. TFL x
Here are a couple of cards i made using the same sentiment. They are 6 inch base cards with embossed edges. (Rose and Swiss dots) The first card has vine leaves which were hand drawn, coloured with promarkers then cut out, I then added 3 little white prima flowers with crystal centres. The second card just has a cluster of blue flowers from Wild orchid crafts. The leaves were cut using a woodware punch. TFL x
I'm loving these simple cards, there just up my street as i really am not into anything fussy. This is a 6 inch card blank, and a bit of matting and laying using some lovely lilac card. The greeting is computer generated. I used a large lilac rose that i got in hobbycraft ages ago which i sprayed with glitter spray. It doesn't show up much, but now the spray had dried it looks like dew drops. I finished off with 3 leaves using the woodware leaf punch and not forgetting 3 little pearls for my usual bit of bling. TFL x
Made this for my gorgeous niece who is getting married next year, she is sooooo excited. It's an A/5 card blank, the centre has been embossed with a scroll embossing folder, although it's doesn't show up much on the photo. Used two hearts to represent the bride and groom. I added pearls to the bride and made a dickie bow from ribbon for the groom. The text is computer generated. I also made a lovely insert to make it special, just like my niece. TFL x
Made this simple card using a 6 inch square card blank. A mat of pink pearl card then white card which i embossed with swiss dots. Layered the sentiment on pink and white card. Used white mulburry paper flowers, pink punched leaves and finished off with scrolls of crystal bling and a butterfly. TFL x
After having a bit of a clear up i came across these large die cut butterflies, so thought i would put them to use.
I started of with an 8 inch card blank, then attached a strip of lemon swiss dots across the front. The greeting strip was computer generated. I attached the butterfly and finished off with a few pearls. TFL x
Was asked my my sister to make this card for her friend. Used a A/5 card, printed the verse directly on the front of the card then surrouded it with a nestie frame that was cut from pearl card. I used a selection of flowers from Wild orchid crafts(love that site) some punched leaves and pearls. . I also made a box which i decorated with flowers , ribbon and a bow. Hope she likes it. TFL x
Another one of my simple cards. Made this using a 6 inch square card blank with a strip of whitewash cardstock that i embossed with swiss dots embossing folder. The 3 little embossd flowers are from another cuttlebug set which i cut out with a scallop punch. 3 little pearls were added for my usual bit of bling. The greeting was computer generated. TFL x
Made this 6 inch square card using the lovely Stampin up Vintage vogue set. Although i do like clean & simple cards, even for me i think this is a bit plain, what do you think?. Done a bit of Black & White matting and layering. The hardest part was cutting the flowers out, very fiddly. Not too sure about the leaves as i think they look a bit spindly. I'm gonna treat myself the the Martha Stewart Frond punch, I prefer the shape of that one. TFL x
Made this using a 6 inch white card blank. The swiss dots with scallop boarder were mounted onto Red cardstock. Gingham ribbon from my stash was wrapped around and tied in a knot, then stuck to front of card. I use Red pearls to emphasise the pretty boarder punch. Greeting from craftwork cards TFL x
Made this 5x7 card using one of the fab images from Pink Petticoat. I reduced the size and changed the colour, added a circle frame then cut it out with a punch. A piece of backing paper and 3 crystals were added to bling it up a bit. Sentiment also computer generated. I cased the idea whilst blog hopping. TFL x
Similar to a card i made previously but this time instead of using brads in the centre of the die cut flowers, i used 3 gorgeous pink cherry blossom flowers from Wild orchid crafts. They sell some really beautiful flowers, so well worth a look. Hope you like my card. TFL x
I made this card for my sisters birthday. I used a greeting peel off which i stuck directly onto a 6 inch card blank. Cut out some pretty pink flowers and silver leaves. Crystal embellishments were used for the centre of the flowers that i found in my stash and a few crystals on the edge of the card for the bit of bling. Another quick and simple card to make. TFL x
I made this card using the Happy Birthday embossing folder on lilac pearlescent card, then a strip across using Swiss dots. The large flower is a Sizzix daisy die. I put a dotty brad in the centre of the flower to co-ordinate. Another easy peasy card. Think it's about time i got a bit more adventurous, but i,m in my comfort zone with plain and simple. TFL x
Here is a card i made using one of the gorgeous LOTV die cut images, they are so cute and perfect for me as my colouring is rubbish. Just a 6 inch square card blank, and some gorgeous shimmery lilac backing paper i found in my stash, lilac gingham, and 2 boarders cut with my Xcut punch. Flowers are from Wildorchids and 3 pearls for a bit of bling. TFL x
I know i am a naughty blogger, but i just dont seem to have the time to make cards as much as i would like to. By the time i get home from work i am knackered, and i just want to fall asleep, lol. Here is a thankyou card made recently using a 5 inch square white card blank, some pretty foiled die cut flowers, and some gems for a bit of bling. The wording is computer generated. TFL x
Made this using some gorgeous lilac card with tiny silver dots that i got from Alley Pally. It is so pretty, i love it. I also used a selection of craftwork card goodies and a woodware scallop punch. TFL x
I made this card for my BIL's birthday...It's a 6 inch square base card, then i used 4 punched squares in co-ordinating colours with the opposit corners rounded off. The gem in the middle was coloured with promarkers. Sentiment is computer generated. Hope you like it. TFL x
This card was inspired by Julie. I love this style of card cos it's "plain & simple", a bit like me, lol. and so easy to make. It's just a 6 inch square card blank with 3 die cut flowers with pearl brads in the centres. These have been attached to a rectangle of card that i put through my big shot with swiss dots embossing folder. The rectangle was then attached to front of card. The sentiment is computer generated. Hope you like it. TFL
Well with the help of my DC buddies, i have created my blog. I ain't got a clue what to do now, and dont even know if this post will show up. I think i have got a lot to learn, so will be grateful for any help.
I live in Kent, and have been making cards for about 8 years. I have 2 gorgeous grandsons, Louis who is 9 and Fray is 4. My grandson Louis was diagnosed at 6 years old with having "DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY". This came as a complete shock to our whole family as we'd never heard about this form of muscle disease, nor is there any previous family history of this condition. The past year has been very painful for all of us, as we've had to learn a lot about Louis' condition and how he will be affected in the future.
There are a number of different types of muscular dystrophy, DUCHENNE being the most severe form. All of which are caused by faults in the genes which cause a cruel, progressive muscle weakness due to muscle cells breaking down which in time are gradually lost. This is a very rare and serious condition, which affects around 100 baby boys per year in the U.K. By the age of 8 to 11 years all boys are unable to walk, and confined to a wheelchair, and for all boys, this conditions is so serious, it is 100% fatal.
If you would like to donate to our charity to help in the finding of a cure for Louis, and all the other boys suffering, then please contact me.