Friday 27 July 2018

Some more garden photos

The Topiary bay tree was a present to us back in January from the 1 in 3 Cancer Charity just after David was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It's thriving on the patio in this good weather!


 Agapanthus just about to flower


 Handel Rose


 Every step I take anywhere in the house or garden has become hazardous! Missy seems to want to wear my shoes/slippers!

Thursday 26 July 2018

In the garden today

 Lots of buds and one flower already open over the arbour in the back garden. I think it's "The President"
 Ville de Lyons in the front garden

 Missy just chilling on the decking


Agapanthus about to flower

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Fiesta Fever - Live Your Dreams

 If you want to make a bright card with lots of oomph, the brand new Fiesta Fever papers from Trimcraft are perfect! I made this 8x8 twisted easel card with a combination of colourful papers and gems with the Dovecraft Llama and Cactus dies.

Lots of Simply Creative gems and a little fringing..

Folkland Frame Aperture card - Trimcraft

 I think I must have used most of the different types of embellishment from the Dovecraft Premium "Folkland" collection from Trimcraft on this card! They all complement each other so well that I had a hard job choosing. I really love the puffy stickers, especially the bird which I have used here and the cotton ribbon with the butterfly print is simply beautiful. I used one of the little dies from the coordinating stamp and die sets to cut the little butterflies from the patterned paper.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Folkland Easel card - Trimcraft

 Isn't the little felt stag so cute! I just had to frame him :) I'm loving all the different possibilities with the Dovecraft "Folkland" collection from Trimcraft. Check out the cute little stamped and die cut stag on the mini tag too..

Monday 23 July 2018

Parfumerie gift boxes - Tonic Studios

These are two little boxes which I made with the Tonic Studios Parfumerie die sets. Very quick and easy to make - what's not to like? 

Fiesta Fever - Let's Fiesta (Trimcraft)

 I was thinking about a different card fold from the normal gatefold and came up with this one which I adapted from the recent Perfect Moments card I made. The First Edition "Fiesta Fever" papers are great quality ( like all of the First Edition papers) so the folds hold their shape really well, even without card underneath.
I cut the "Let's Fiesta" from  the paper pad and used the Dovecraft Llama and Cactus dies on the front. I also used one of the new Trimcraft Balloon dies and lots of Simply Creative gems.

Sunday 22 July 2018

Rhubarb from the garden :)

 I've been watching the rhubarb for a few days to see when I'd be having my next crumble! Well, today was the day :) I'm not in the habit of taking photos of my dinner but was teasing one of my sons as he's away for a couple of days and was showing him what he was missing :)

Rhubarb coconut crumble with custard. That's just my portion - there was plenty more :)

I'm rather full now as the rhubarb followed this - salmon, roast potatoes, carrots, pea and pesto puree with sauteed tomato and red onion. I shouldn't be hungry for a while!

Saturday 21 July 2018

Perfect Moments - Love - Trimcraft

 The beautiful vintage patterns and colours of the First Edition "Perfect Moments" papers from Trimcraft are at the top of my Favourites List at the moment :) They are perfect for cards with a romantic feel. I've added a folded part at the front made from the paper from the pad without any card underneath as the quality of the paper means that it can keep its shape with no support.
I have used some dies fro the Unicorn set  (FEDIE274) and a new Dovecraft With Love die DCDIE172 and, as always, lots of Simply Creative gems (silver hearts).

Friday 20 July 2018

Happy Birthday - Trimcraft Beach Life

 It's a bit too overcast to sit out on a deck chair here today but we can dream 😎
This is another card I made with Trimcraft's Beach Life collection (and yet another 5x7 circle aperture card). I've used the cute decoupage papers with some of the new Baby Themed dies at the top.

I've used some Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue on the clouds and added puffy stickers at the bottom.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Perfect Moments Bouquet card - Trimcraft

Hello :) I made this pull out bouquet card with the brand new Perfect Moments papers from Trimcraft and the flowers from new Unicorn die set. The colours and patterns on the papers are just gorgeous :)

Monday 16 July 2018

Love and Cherish wedding card - Tonic Studios

A wedding card I made with the Tonic Studios "New Start" die set and Will's Hand sentiment dies  I've added a few gold sequins from the Nuvo "Golden Years" set.

Saturday 14 July 2018

Antrim Coast Road

 Between Ballygally and Glenarm on the Antrim Coast Road

Glenarm, Antrim Coast Road, Co. Antrim

Glenarm is just so beautiful, no matter what season it is but yesterday it looked exceptional in the summer sunshine!

 Taken from the Dickeystown Road.