July round up

Hi everyone,  I am going to start today by sharing a couple of pictures of the Wisteria in my garden.  These were taken a couple of weeks back as it had its second flowering of the year – never as good as the first but not bad in my opinion

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Next I want to share just a few cards that were made before I began the marathon (see last post lol).

The first two I was asked to make by a friend.  Instructions were that the first one was for the friend she made on her first day at school – aged 4.  As they are now in their late 50s and still the best of friends so she wanted something special and I could throw as much glitter and bling at it as I liked.Xmade to order 2a

it doesn’t show well but there are little gems in all the flowers along the fence and lots of glitter around.  The second was for her daughter and again was left to me, with the instruction  of no glitter or  bling on this one, and something with an animal on if possible.  So here is what I made.  I did add two small gems to the centre of the flowers, and some Glossy Accents to the fruit round the border.  Other than that I tried to make it special by using decoupage.  I am pleased to say she was thrilled with both cards. Xmade to order 1

This one was done for my cousins daughter AmyXFOR AMY, another one who doesn’t like bling lol .  And a few charity ones I didn’t show earlier in the month.

The last thing I have to share with you today is the card I received from Joanna Sheen which contained the voucher I won, and what I chose to use if for.  This is the sweet little card XGIFT VOUCHER FROM JOANNA SHEENE

and I chose to put the voucher towards thisXone summers day 2

It is a card craft CD.  I love cd’s as it means I can use the images as many times as I want and size them to suit what I want to make.  This one has over 80 individual and completely different images.  I love Joanna Sheens cds because you always get value for money – not half a dozen images placed in different frames or settings to make them look more, or the same images done in a dozen different colourways.  After all their are lots of tools out there, whether you are  printing or cutting, to help you make a plain square picture into lots of shapes and colours.

I hope you have enjoyed what I had to share today.














About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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6 Responses to July round up

  1. Gorgeous cards as always. I really like the story and how you used it to make the card for your friend to give her friend.

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  2. Thank you for your kind words x


  3. Lovely to see all your makes for the month and your wysteria looks beautiful.


  4. Thank you for your kind comment. I think you are new so a big welcome to you.


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