Friday, 29 July 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #169 A Walk in the Garden

It's that time again ....time for our next Fussy & Fancy Challenge .... number 169 hosted by the lovely talented Diane who has chosen 'A Walk in the Garden' as her theme. She explains that she would love to see your interpretation of gardening, it can be flowers, butterflies, bees or even veggies ... whatever your idea of gardening is.
Next to crafting gardening is one of my favourite pastimes and most of cards have flowers on them so there was plenty of choice there. Then I remembered one of my favourite quote stamps from Clarity stamps  credited to C Ghandi  If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
I made up a diecut frame I had, I love the bevelled deep set centre of the frame....

Before I finally glued the sides in place I used a piece of my precious sheets of G45 Secret Garden papers as a background.

Then it was playtime and I used various diecut flourishes, flowers, metal embellishments and feathers and the stamped quote to make a little plaque which is now sitting on my craftroom windowsill a reminder of my Dad who I lost 46 years ago. He loved his garden especially roses so it makes me smile every time I sit looking out of the winow
Hope you can join us in this challenge, uploading is simple just follow this link here

Well I had better go and feed my boys, before they ask that enormous question 'Mum what's for tea' By for today see you next time xxxx Annie

Friday, 1 July 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #167 Flowers and Lace

This challenge is hosted by the lovely talented Sheryl, who also happens to be the person who keeps this wonderful challenge site running from week to week.  Immediately I knew what I wanted to do, I had recently bought this lovely Just rite Sunflower stamp. I stamped the image 3 times so that I could decoupage the flower head and leaf.
Sunflowers just make me smile with their huge sunshine yellow faces, so I had the perfect sentiment stamp ....a Clarity stamp 'Sending you Sunshine', this is a really what I call a 'just because' card that you can send just to remind someone you are thinking of them or just to cheer them in. Here it is:

I hope you will join us in this challenge, most people have flowers and lace in their stash so we would love to see what you make, it can be a card, home d├ęcor piece whatever you choose as long as it has some flowers and lace on it. You can upload your project here it is very easy.

Hope you have fun crafting, so until next time crafty Hugs ....Bye Annie