Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello everyone. Thought i'd better update my blog so last night i sat and made these 2 cards. They are 7inches square, which is becoming my favourite size. The fancy boarder was cut using a Martha Stewart PATP and the gorgeous butterflies were cut for me by my friend linda D. (Must ask here to cut me some more.) The sentiment was a freebie by Jess from here. Really easy to make, but i think quite effective. TFL xx

Saturday, December 17, 2011

All red and glittery

I made this larger card for my matey Linda D. I used Red bazzill cardstock .The fancy frame was cut with a Martha Stewart PATP set. The glittery pointsettia's were die cuts that i found in my stash, think they might have been kanban. TFL xx

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wishing on a star

This is Louis with his little brother Fray

So pleased to see that DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) getting air time on X Factor and raising awareness to millions of this awful disease, even though it is a bit too close to home. Please, please, buy the charity single, even if you wont listen to it. The proceeds will make a huge difference to boys like my grandson Louis who suffers this dreadful life limiting disease. xx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

For my daughters birthday

Made this card for my daughter Hannah's birthday tomorrow. OMG she will be 29, i definately feel old now, lol. Anyway, this card is similar to my previous card but larger. The card measures 7 1/2 inches square. I used the PATP martha stewart punch again, I wanted to use 3 layers on this card, so after a bit of faffing around i eventually sussed out the measurements and am quite please with the result. The flowers were cut using my new Joy Craft daisie die which i love and a few pearls were added to finish. TFL x

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PATP and Daisies

Made this really simple card using a Martha Stewart PATP combo set that my friend Linda D lent to me, i love the effect, it's so pretty. I cut the flowers with my new Joy craft daisie die set that arrived today, i can see that i am going to use this a lot. I used a nestie for the sentiment and a few pink pearls to finish. TFL xx

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Back online

Have has last got my internet connection back. It went off on Sunday, OMG, I felt as if i had lost a limb, lol. Whatever did we do before computers.?

Made this simple card this afternoon, while my son was sorting out the PC. I used whitewash cardstock, a few die cuts and a spotty embossing folder. I finished off with some pearls. TFL xx

Friday, October 14, 2011

Same card, different sentiment

Thought i would have another go at stitching on my card. It is so easy to do with my new little sewing machine, This is practically the same as my previous card, using the same rolled flowers that i'm loving at the moment and using a different sentiment. TFL xx

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First attempt at stitching

Well I thought i had better have a go at using my new sewing machine. The stitching isn't perfect, but i,m quite happy with it. The layout of this card is similar to my previous card, but on this one i have made a few hand rolled flowers. TFL x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Perfect day

I got the idea for this card from "Milliemoo" a buddy of mine on Do- Crafts. I loved the sentiment and asked if i could use it on my card. I embossed a piece of white card with a roses embossing folder, then mounted that onto cream card. i then stuck this to a 6 inch card base. The sentiment was cut with a nestie. Flowers are from Wild orchids and a few punched leaves. TFL xx

Friday, September 02, 2011

Another LOTV

I,m on a roll with these cute LOTV images, as i said before, i have so many and i'm determined to use them up cos' i know i will buy some of the new designs when i go to Ally Pally with Linda D in a few weeks time. This is a simple card to make, a bit of layering and a few lilac gems to finish. TFL xx

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Made this little card using one of the Warren images from Craftwork cards. The image has been cut a bit smaller so i could mount him on a scallop nestie. A simple bit of matt and layering, a handful of faux pearls and a sentiment to finish. TFL xx

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Here ia another card i made with one of the cute LOTV images. I have about 100 of these little beauties to use up, but find this type of card so difficult. I cased the layout whilst blog hopping. Hope you likey. TFL xx

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My new toy

After seeing so many gorgeous cards with stitching on, I decided that I needed a small sewing machine as the one I used when I dabbled in dressmaking and soft furnishings is too heavy to lug about. I got this little 8 stitch one from Poundstretcher today for £19.99. Aint it cute, and best of all it's lilac, my favourite colour, so how could I resist. Off to do a few chores so I can have a play later. TFL xx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mirror Mirror

Made this card for my nieces little girls birthday using one of the cute LOTV images. Items used are just backing paper, a paper doilie and a topper. For a bit of sparkle, i stuck tiny pink gems on her necklace. Hope she likes it. TFL xx

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Out of my comfort zone.

Made this little card for my grandson Louis to give to one of his school friends. Believe it or not, it took me ages cos it's way out of my comfort zone. I got the layout idea from Vicky, you can see her fantastic blog HERE. Do take a look 'cos she has made some beautiful cards. I have loads of these LOTV toppers so i will give this style another go. TFL xx

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Card for Betty

It was my friend Linda's mums birthday on Sunday. Betty was 90 years old, isn't that fantastic. Linda did a surprise party for her mum , and she had a lovely time with all her family around.Here is the card i made.

I used a 8 x 8 card blank from Craftwork Cards, Tim Holtz backing paper. Sizziz sizzlit leaf die, and made some rolled flowers. Really simple but quite effective. Hope you like it. TFL xx

I am entering this in the following challenge:-

Papertake weekly. "Grow your own"

Saturday, July 09, 2011

2 gorgeous pageboys

Went to my lovely nieces wedding on Thursday , and thought you would like to see a photo of my 2 grandsons with their daddy. Arn't they the the best looking pageboys ever. (Well they are to me, lol )

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Large 8 x 8 card

After all the little card set that i have been making, i thought that i would go to the next extreme and go "BIG". The card has been made using a lovely shaped card from Craftwork Cards, the backing paper is from Stampin-up, and the two very pretty butterflies i pinched from my sister and have no idea what die they have been cut from. The card has been finished off with some lovely pearls. I cased the layout for this card from Julie, you can see her gorgeous card here. TFL xx

Friday, June 03, 2011

Christmas card set

I,ve been at it again. I made another mini set of Christmas cards. I used that square Nellies frame again, and the winter scene embossing folder that i had to cut down to fit. There are 3 Gold and 3 Silver, although it doesn't show in the photo. Think i need to add a bit of glitter to the roof tops, but the glitter is on the missing list, lol TFL xx

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Any occasion set

Been playing today and made this little set of 4 1/2 inch cards. I used whitewash cardstock, a square Nellies die and a Crafts Too dotty embossing folder. A little die cut flower a couple of leaves to finish. Hope you like them. TFL xx

Friday, May 27, 2011

Last set (For now)

I couldn't resist making just one more set last night. I love em, lol. I used Nellies dies again, for the blue frame i used the squares , and for the snowflake i used the smallest from the circle set. The large gem in the centres are from the £ shop. TFL xx

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And yet more mini cards

I'm getting addicted to these little sets of mini cards, they are so quick and easy to make. Mine are from Craftwork Cards but they are simple enough to cut and score yourself as you can get 3 from an A/4 sheet of card. For these i used a Nellies square frame die and a cuttlebug snowflake die. The gem in the centre was from the £ shop. Hope you like them, cos there are more to follow. lol TFL xx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More mini cards

I'm loving these mini card at the moment so thought i would make another set of 6. I have used another freebie image from Janet at Pink Gem Designs. Hope you likey TFL xx

Thursday, May 05, 2011

6 mini christmas cards.

I really enjoyed making the Thankyou cards for the LIM challenge, so thought i would make some little christmas cards for my grandsons to give to their school friends. Here are my first set of 6. They are just under 4 inches square and i made them using a cute free digi image from Janet at Pink Gem Designs, isnt he adorable. The little fella is coloured with promarkers and the sentiment is computer generated. Hope you likey, TFL xx

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Less is more Challenge card ( week 13 )

The challenge this week over on "Less is More" is either Thankyou or Congratulations. Well i decided to go down the "Thankyou" route and made this very sweet simple 4 inch card using a scrap of coloured cardstock and a sweet digi image. The little image was coloured with promarkers, and finished off with a small pearl in the centre of the flower. I enjoyed making this simple card so much, that i decided to make a set of 6. lol TFL Shaz xx

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Less is more Challenge card ( week 9 )


Thought i would get in early as i forgot to enter my card my card last week. I was having a panic attack making this cos' I HATE RED, lol. I used an old butterfly punch that has been gathering dust for a couple of years. Very simple card. TFL x

Thanks Mandi & Chrissie for all your hard work in arranging these challenges. xx

Sorry girls, just realised i've linked to my blog and not the card. Don't know how to change it now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

4 little flowers

I made this simple card by first cutting out 4 circles with nesties on a square piece of card. I then rounded the corners and stuck to a 6 inch card blank with foam pads. I decorated with craftwork cards, flowers, card candi and sentiment. Simple. TFL x

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Less is more" Challenge card ( week 7 )

The criteria on the Less is more challenge this week was "Masculine". Had to get me thinking cap on 'cos i haven't made a "Man" card for ages.
For this weeks challenge i used ivory linen card in D/L landscape format, I used Stampin-up backing paper. I cut a frame from a circle nestie and used a sizzix die for the stars. The sentiment was computer generated. TFL x

Thankyou Mandi & Chrissie, i am really enyoying these challenges. x

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday gift box cake.

I made this for an order. Each of the 12 portions is to be filled with scrummy chocolates. I used my favourite flower die, and some pretty flowers from Wild orchid crafts,I added a ribbon to finish. I made a cake box with an acetate window and decorated to match. Hope she likes it. TFL x

Friday, March 18, 2011

"Less is more" Challenge card ( week 6 )

Over on the "Less is More" challenge this week, the criteria was a OLC being "off the edge". Crikey, Mandi and Chrissie definately made this a challenge for me. lol. Not having any rubber stamps, i decided to use a Pink Petticoat image. I turned the image slightly and changed the colour. I added a few tiny sparkly gems, so i hope this still counts as one layer. TFL x

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Not a card

No card today, but Louis my lovely grandson who has DMD wanted me to show you his new splints. He has to wear these to bed everynight and he never complains. They are animal print and he thinks they are very trendy, lol.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Layers

A very simple card made using Red cardstock and a Martha Stewart PATP punch. The centre shape was cut using a Nellies die. A craftwork cards circle sentiment and a couple of gems to finish. TFL x

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Less is more" Challenge card ( week 5 )

Crikey, nearlly forgot to upload my card for this week. The challenge for this week was "Pastels". I used white linen card, with a couple of layers and embossed a frame with my hougie board.I cut out the flower image with a nestie shape .The only thing i'm not sure about is the fact that there is no sentiment, but i didn't know where to put one, lol. TFL x

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Less is more" Challenge card ( week 4 )

This weeks challenge at "Less is more" is to use 3 squares. I must learn to read all the info properly 'cos the first card i made i used 4 squares, lol.
For this card i used a papermania rubber stamp and Stampin-up ink and cardstock. As a lot of you know, i am not a stamper, it took about 15 attempts to get these 3 little squares to look 'arf decent. I must practice more.
Thanks Chrissie and Mandi, i am loving these challenges and am already looking forward to the next one. . TFL x

(Sorry about the naff photo, I,m useless at that as well. lol)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2nd card for today

I'm on a roll...I had a piece of lemon cardstock left from my previous project, so before i cleared my desk away i thought i might as well make another card. As usual, plain and simple, but i like it, lol. TFL x

"Less is more" challenge card ( week 3 )

This is my entry for week 3 of the fab Challenge at "Less is more" organised by the lovely Chrissie and Mandy. This weeks challenge theme was Spring, so i hope my card fits the bill. Am loving these challenges, as it gets my little brains cells into gear. TFL x

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Less is more" challenge card ( Week 2 )

This weeks challenge at "Less is more" is for a one layer card,with the theme of flower or tree. Well there are a few flowers if you look carefully, lol. Even i found this a challenge. No ribbons or paper flowers for me this week. Hope this simple card fits the bill. TFL x

Sunday, February 06, 2011

"Less is more" challenge card ( week 1 )

A new challenge blog has been started by Mandi and Chrissie, called " Simply Less is More". This first challenge is to make something that is Pink, White, and Black, and be clean and simple, so here is my card. TFL xx
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