Thursday, 9 October 2014

The times they are a changing....

It's all happening in the Smith household ! We are moving! I am currently rushing around like a crazy woman trying to pack everything in time for the removal van which is coming on Monday!!!! Yes, it is all happening so very fast. We only found out for sure last Friday afternoon. We are so excited, exhausted and exhilarated !

Above is a thankyou card I made earlier with one of Tonic Studio's new releases. You can see more about that over at Blog Tonic

My craft room is packed up and ready to go, we've moved some of it over to our rental property already, so there may be a lull in my posting once I have posted the cards I did for this lauch. But hopefully it won't be too long before I'm up and running again.

Have a lovely day !


Thursday, 2 October 2014

A quick hello

Goodmorning. Just popping by with a card I made yesterday. It's good to be able to do a little gentle crafting to relax just now. Things with the house sale aren't looking too hot at the I am thinking about how I have to unpack all the boxes again! Well...I'll let you know what can't go on like this for much longer.

Hope you have a lovely day


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Buenos Dias

I was having a Mediterranean moment with this card,  and so chose to embrace a bit of Spanish just for fun. I think that the lovely lady in Tonic Studios new silhouette die range could easily be a Spanish lady with her delicate layered skirt...don't you? For a few more details on the new dies check out Blog Tonic.

The house sale seems to be taking one step forward and two steps back at the moment. Stress is not my friend!

hasta luego


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bright Butterflies

I thought a bright cheery card was much nicer to look at than a picture of an exceedingly stressed woman in her 40s.

I cannot begin to tell you just how stressed out I am at the moment. Solicitors! Our house buyer's solicitor and ours seem to be having quite a few communication issues at the moment and our house sale is really dragging on much , much longer than is necessary. There is so much to organise and so much to do, but it is all currently on hold until we get things sorted.

Hope to be posting with good news sometime soon.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Card for the day

Using only white card, Tonic, ink and a few jewels, I made this delicately shaded large format card giving me plenty of room to write a heartfelt letter inside.
For more details on the tools used, check out Blog Tonic. 

It's getting closer to the date of our move, but the buyer still hasn't signed the sale documents. Quite stressful really ! So many things to set in place - we could do with it being confirmed!

Hope you have a lovely day !


Thursday, 4 September 2014

A recycled gift box

I had fun making this sturdy little gift box from recycled items I had around the house. I was excitedly waiting for the lovely new Tonic dies to decorate it.

Now... can you have a guess which recycled items I used to make this box? There are two sizes of one  type of item, and for the feet I used another item most people throw away...that's a real tricky one. Here's a clue about the item I used for the feet...

I'm wrapped around these circles, and I clean between the gaps.

I'll let you know that the card I used for the inner rim of the box was from  Amazon book packaging.

All I added were some pretty papers, a few jewels, some Tonic Funky glue and of course, fabulous Tonic Dies.

I wonder if any of you will guess right !

Have a lovely day


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Up Up and away in my beautiful balloon.

When new Tonic Studios dies arrive, sometimes I sit for a while staring at them and turning them around and looking at them in different ways. That's just what I did when I received my Rococo Round Bauble die...
...and that was when I saw a Hot Air Balloon. Perfect for a Bon Voyage card - so that's what I have made here! 

It's a perfect blue sky up in the Highlands today - perfect for a ride in a Hot Air balloon.

No news on the house situation to report as yet...still waiting...and waiting...

Hope you have sunshine where you are.