Friday, 10 April 2015


Hi, just popping in quickly to share a card.  I "borrowed" this design from Pinterest - I just fell in love with the falling feathers and the odd sprinkling of sequins.  I made it a while ago and I think I used Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink pads from SU.  And I'm pretty sure it was for my card swap group.  That's the problem with being so behind, I can't remember who I made the cards for!
I have an exciting weekend ahead of me.  I'm off to Suffolk for a scrap booking retreat.  I have mixed emotions - excitement and anxiety.  Even though I have been driving for 25 years, I have lost my confidence for long journeys.  I only really drive locally, and that's not everyday, as I walk to work.  I'm armed with Mark's satnav, as well as written instructions, so fingers crossed!
Take care and thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.
Michelle x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Thank You Cards

Morning!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Mine was unintentionally busy!  I decided, in my wisdom, to start sorting out my bedroom.  What a job!  I've filled two bin bags and have not remotely finished.  I was supposed to be putting my feet up to get rid of another nasty cold but it was not to be.  I also went to a concert at the O2 on Saturday night - McBusted.  Bit of a drama there, because Emily was supposed to come with me but she caught my nasty cold and took to her bed.  Edward was dragooned into coming with me, thankfully he really enjoyed himself - as did I.
Anyway, here are some thank you cards that I made to say thank you for our Christmas cards.  Don't worry, I haven't only just sent them!  As I said previously, I have a lot to catch up on.
I can't take any credit for the design.  I shamelessly copied it from the SU catalogue.  I love the design, it's so clean and fresh.  Also, because I had 8 to make, luckily it was very quick to assemble them all.

I used the incredible versatile Crazy About You stamp set, along with the Hello You Thinlet dies.  The colours are Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon and Pistachio Pudding.

hope you all have a good day. Take care and thanks for dropping by.

Michelle x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hello Hexagons!

Goodness me, what a lot of catching up I need to do!  I hadn't realised quite how long I had been absent from the blogging world.  Life has been quite tricky recently, hence the absence, however I won't bore you with all the details. 
This card that I'm sharing today is from my card swap group.  The challenge was to use some sort of shape in the design.  Well, instantly I knew it would be hexagons.  I made a patch work effect with the SU Six Sided Sampler stamp set - one of my all time favourites, and I used Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Smoky Slate as my colour palette. I am currently loving the Hello You thinlet dies, and lots of my cards are featuring one of the sentiments.  Finally, as you can't go wrong with butterflies, I popped one on the tag for added interest.  The challenge was hilarious, because nearly everyone used hexagons in one way or another, and butterflies featured quite heavily too!
I finished work today and am on holiday for just over two weeks, and I couldn't be happier.  It's been a bit of a slog of late.
Wishing everyone a happy Easter.  Take care
Michelle x