Friday, 14 September 2012

Shabby Chic makeover

Finding this poor worn out, battered, unloved old towel rail hiding in the backroom of a charity shop the other day, I just could not resist buying the pieces and taking them home to assemble and to at least have a go and try to give it a new lease of life......
Here it is... nothing feels nicer than a happy outcome. After a quick sanding down, I gave it a couple of coats of "off white" paint and distressed it somewhat to give it a Shabby Chic makeover . I will use this to hang my props for the craft fairs coming up soon.
Nice to have it around to hang guest towels on when needed. Ahh! don't you just love it when a plan comes together.
Hugs Vee x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

"Just because"

I really am on a roll here...............another quick card for the file.
Penny Farthing image again from here 
This is perfect for male recipients I think.
Next time I think I will decorate with maybe a
basket of little prima flowers on the handlebars to feminize it up for the
ladies. Think that would look cute. Wait for
Hugs Vee x

"Grandson" Birthday card

This is a cute old fashioned typewriter I found here.
 I use her wonderful blog almost every day. It's amazing what you can find on there.
Anyway..... I used Publisher to position the typwriter onto the card and then when it was printed off,
cut a slit into the card and then popped in a small piece of paper with the words printed in an old typewriter font I found free on the net.
It's a very versatile card this. I will be using it more, just changing the greeting on the front.
I am not going to take credit for this card idea, as I saw one similar during one of my Marathon Pinterest visits last month. Honestly once on there, it takes over, nothing gets done in the house lol!
Hugs Vee x
 P.S. I have just found the blog from Pinterest I got this idea from.... Here she is...........
Go take a look.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Just Because

I seem to be in a square mode at the moment......have made some Just Because cards to have at
hand to send out ......just because lol.   The little butterfly is from here I think it looks so cute layered onto these little squares.

Hugs Vee x

Friday, 7 September 2012

Thinking of You Card

It's One year since the passing of a dear friend.
I just had to make this for his lovely wife as she has had a bad time over the last year coming to terms with her loss.
Another simple, plain, but elegant card with a circle window cut out using my Friskars Circle cutter, with patterned velum attached to the back for added interest. Two white daisy flowers and a sentiment using "Before the rain" font across the middle. Hope she finds a little comfort in this card.
Hugs Vee x

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sympathy Card

Hello dear Friends.... I have been absent for so long it seems like forever. A dear Aunt needed my attention, so my creative side had to give way to my compassionate side.
On my return home, discovered my neighbour lost her husband on Teusday, so on with my thinking cap and this is the card I came up with.
A plain white linen card with two gold edged squares and nestled on top a cream skeleton leaf with a Cala lily and the "Deepest Sympathy" words.
It's plain but simple and I think elegant for such a sad occasion.
Hope to be with you soon to post some more of my card etc. Missed popping in to see you all.
Hugs Vee