Sunday, 12 June 2011

My Great Niece Bella's 1st Birthday

Morning Bloggers, another rainy day in South West London.  Where's our flaming June! gone.  Well it was nice yesterday in Bromley. I went to my Brother Kevin's house for a barbeque it was my Nieces' daughter Bella 1st Birthday. It was brilliant sunshine and had lots to eat - no bread for me Chicken and salad and prawns and all goodies trying to lose weight for my hols.  I made a stepper card with lots of lovely paper from the DCWV glitter stack. A Stamping Bella  baby mermaid stamp which is one of three in the set - I just had to use this one it's so cute, but the main stamp is one of the older stamps from LOTV whose stamps I just adore too. - I just really love stamps thats my problem, sometimes I buy them because I like them and then ages later I use it.
I used copics as usual for the colouring, lots of glitter glue came out. I also used Wild Orchard Crafts lace with a little bit of ribbon I found in my very large drawer of ribbons - another favourite hoard. The little word is from a Paula Pasqual set of word stamps. Bella is cut out from a quickutz alphabet I have had for years called Moxie and the little frame is from quickutz too. I just love die cutting and stamping they are both my favourites in making cards. The cupcakes are from a Marianne D set it also has a candle which I didn't use, but I did use the cherry don't you think it's cute with some glossy accents on it.
Hope the weather picks up it makes everyone so miserable when it keeps on raining. Well have a good Sunday where ever you all are. Big Hugs and love JO. xxxx

Friday, 10 June 2011

Birthday card for one of my Sisters - Have 5

Morning bloggers, again been awol. - Hate to say this but have been feeling much better (please god let me be well once again). Went to the Craftbarn last week wow was it busy. Lots to see, saw some of the usual ladies, Christine Dark demoing one of my favourtie stamps the Gorguss girls - was doing a fantastic job had a little chat then went to see the other demos so many. Had a peek at Francois Reed but she was packed around and only had a sneak peek. Went to see Julie Hickey and again she was surrounded but managed to get a look in and had a quick chat, her stuff is fabulous. - Sold out by 12noon. Went to see Jane demoing the Sizzix pro wow this is some machine, lots of lovely demo's. Saw Paula Pascual again she was doing a Sizzix demo very nice too. Carol Cockbain was so busy and her sister there was so many to see. Had a really good time and went home laden, I did miss one person though it was the lovely Kay Carley she is a little poorly at the moment - Get well soon Kay we all miss you !!!.  Well onto my card I made for my sister Audrey the youngest. I used a stamping bella girl.
This was the top of an easel card, I love stamping bella they are so easy to colour in with copics. Wild orchid flowers and a Magnolia scroll. The card is a Craftwork card card stock as usual.
This is the bottom As you can see another Stamping Bella stamp in Blue I wanted to do something different for her. The Sentiment is one of theWhiff of Joys circular stamps. Well hope you have a fantastic day.
Lots of Hugs and keep smiling