Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Battlefields of France

Hi all. Blogging twice in a month, what is the world coming to.

My middle son has been given the opportunity this year, to visit the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium with his school. This got me thinking of a card I made last year using a beautiful stamp from Indigoblu called Blazing Poppies.

I kept the card quite simple, for me anyway, using quite a limited palette. The image says it all. I just stamped part of the image around the edge of the card, stamped and coloured the main image and die cut it using one of my XCut dies. the sentiment was from another Indigoblu stamp set, Live, Love, Laugh.


I am really proud of my son as he had to answer 3 questions as to why he thought he should go on the trip and the children were chosen on the basis of those answers. Although he's only 13, he came out with a really good reason as to why we should never forget WW1 and the horrors that went with it.  

Hope you like the card and you never know, there may be another post from me at some point this week. Well, it is half term and it would be rude not to spend some of it creating.

Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Happy New Year

Hi all

Again it seems like ages since my last post but I have some news to share with you. Since I last posted, I have been picked to be on the Design Team for the Crafting Café blog. Each month we have a challenge and this month's sponsors are WOW! embossing powders. The theme of this month's challenge is embossing, either heat embossing or dry embossing. I chose dry embossing and used the Twelve Days of Christmas range from Docrafts. Yes, I know it's only February but I like to have crafty stuff with more than one use and to this end, I turned it into a Valentines card.

Why not pop over to The Crafting Café blog and join in the challenge. We also have a Facebook page too.