Saturday, 22 August 2015

My Oldie for Ffffriday

Hello Everyone
Sorry I'm a bit late posting, I'm going to have my nails done this morning with my daughter. Our nail technician has been unwell, so we're both looking forward to having a little pampering and a catch-up
Today's card is inspired by Erika. It's a chance to post something old in whatever craft you do.
My oldie for today is one of my first cards I made without using a computer to create. When my computer geek (my daughter) moved out I thought, if I was asked to make/need a card, I needed to be able to do so without resorting to my pc. The dies are from a bundle of D-Lite dies I bought from Create and Craft a couple of years ago. I started by cutting the Filigree Vase using the inner die,  matting it onto several layers of black and white card placed on a DL card blank. I then placed black die cuts from Aster and Poppies D-Lite set. I think it needs a third flower in the middle of the vase now! 

This week end I don't have very much planned. I'm sitting here looking at all of the housework I should be doing but it's getting too hot to contemplate getting the hoover out! I don't know if it's this urticaria pigmentosa thingy but I am constantly tired and lethargic but then I don't sleep well at night, so that obviously plays a apart. I have a few cards to make for birthdays this week and my mojo has definitely gone for a walk. OH working late, so I don't even have to think about cooking! Tomorrow he'll probably "crash out" So, another relaxing day, I can hardly get the hoover out and disturb him, can I? Well, that's a good enough excuse for me. Enjoy the sun if you have it and that any aches and pains are easing. See you Tuesday. Thank you for visiting


  1. I love black and white cards KAren, this looks great.
    I use the same excuse for not doing housework, far too hot but will have to do some soon as we have visitors all through September, xxxx

  2. Hello Karen,
    This is lovely, I really like it.
    Maureen xxx

  3. Hi Karen well I'll be tired today as I'm watching the athletics instead if being in bed! I've got a lot of die dlites which I haven't really used very much so I must get them out as your card is really nice. Don't overdo things best wishes Jackie x

  4. I always think black and white cards look so classy and this holds up to the bargain. I love the vase and flowers with the B and W theme. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining me in sharing an oldie this weekend, hope you are having a good one?!

    Hugs Erika. x

  5. Hi Karen,
    what a wonderful and elegant black and white card for the Oldie for Friday.
    I love your super design of this.
    I hope you manage to get most of your cards made this week.
    Sending big hugs from my house to yours to try and help.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Karen,
    lovely DL card, it looks lovely with the sweet vase and the little
    flowers. Hope you are feeling better. Give me a call if you
    need to to talk or send an e-mail, Take care
    hugs Maria xx

  7. Hi Karen
    Well, I'm constantly tired and lethargic too but don't know what my excuse is lol!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    I remember Sue Wilson demoing these on C&C and your vase of flowers looks great too.
    Ang x