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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Busy, busy, busy!......

Evening ladies, hope you're having a good week so far.
Well, where do I start? A bit of 'self- indulgence' I think! 
 Firstly I'd like to share the fantastic news that I've been invited onto the Lavinia Stamps design team...whoohoo!

I've known for a couple of weeks, but had to keep it a secret, which was very hard. The new challenge blog is going 'live' on Friday 1st March, so you really need to pop over to the website to find out all the details.

Secondly, my lovely youngest son Adam has just opened his 2nd business, a Pet Supplies shop in Bath.

He's already a very successful Animal Behaviourist, so this will only make him more widely known. Watch out, he plans to 'take over' the whole of the South West! I've been helping clean and re-decorate it, hence the reason I'm shattered :-(  My oldest son has a Pharmacy in Bath too, so pretty soon we might take over not just the South West, but the World! haha
Anyway, onto tonight's cards......(I have lots made, that I can't show until next week


I just love Clean and Simple cards, and I'm quite content leaving lots of white showing, rather than throwing everything on!

All the cardstock is from the amazing selection at Papermill really is second to none! 
Checkout the beautiful white'linen' card, and the fantastic array of colours.

The little charms were brought back from our Italian holiday last year.

I've made a few like this for different occasions, they're always big sellers.

 I have my first craft sale of 2013 to attend on Saturday.....

Well, hope you like them.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, and leave comments on all my previous cards, it means so much to me.
Catch you tomorrow, after I've been a 'shop girl' for a few hours, haha


  1. Hi Barbara, firstly congatulations on your new DT spot! Can't wait to see your creations, I love Lavinia stamps, so many pretty faeries ! Your elegant cards are beautiful, love the heart charms. Have fun ! Shirleyx

  2. Hi Barbara. Congratulations on the new DT position. Well deserved and looking forward to seeing your projects.
    Your cards are beautiful. You do CAS really well and they are so elegant. Great job.
    Congrats to your son too and hope it all goes well.

  3. Wow all this news,congrats on you DT post and your son for his shop,I hope it goes well for him.

    Your cards are just gorgeous,love the

  4. Congratulations on your world domination! Lol these cards are beautiful, really elegant and classy, the charms are gorgeous xxx

  5. Beautiful cards Barbara.. not surprised they sell well!
    All the very best to your son, Adam and his new venture. Will you be making birthday cards for 'Pets' to sell in his shop? Pets at Home do!!!
    E xx

  6. Wow you have been a busy bee ! Congrats on your DT position , well done for raising two fabby young men they sound amazing and your makes are stunning hee hee xxx

  7. Congratulations on your DT post & congratylations to Adam.
    Your cards are stunning.... don't work to hard x

  8. Fabulous cards as always Barbara, and I do like the white linen card, I've been using it too...great news about the shop, I wish him success.. Congrats on the new DT .. Px

  9. Love these cards Barbara, so elegant, I have recently converted to Linen card !! Hugs P xxx

  10. Congratulations on your DT post Barbara :) gorgeous CAS cards, love the design, very elegant.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  11. These are gorgeous CAS cards Barbara, I love the simple lines and colours.
    Congratulations to you on your DT post and to your son on opening his shop. I hope both ventures will be very successful x

  12. Wonderful news all round. Stunning cards xx

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  14. Love these anniversary cards, the charms are beautiful, I agree with you about the linen card I love using it too.

    Sylv xx

  15. Congratulations first and foremost - well deserved!.
    Your CAS Anniversary cards are absolutely awesome - may have to use this style myself - they are fabulous!!

  16. Firstly, congratulations on your new DT post! Well deserved.

    Secondly, wish your son the best of luck with his new shop. I used to work in the pet supplies business. My first job was in a tiny pet shop which was like an Aladin's cave and had everything. No one could help themselves as there was so much in there they wouldn't know where to look, but we knew where everything was and the prices of every item in stock. I had some laughs in the time I was doing Greased Lightning on top of the bins which held the dog biscuits and they fell and I was buried in shapes and oval! Lol.

    And what beautiful elegant...unlike me falling off dustbins! Lol.

  17. Love these cards, you are right, you don't always need to fill the space and your cards prove it. They are beautiful. Kx

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  19. I am a bit partial to CAS Designs also Barbara, and your anniversary cards today are so elegant and really striking with the ribbon and charms. Beautifully Done! xx

  20. Congratulations on your DT post, Barbara - well done, hun. I love your CAS cards too, they look so elegant.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  21. Hello, Contratulation to you both, hope the shop is a huge success. I absolutely love your cards. They are just beautiful. Lisa :)

  22. Love these cards and the hearts are beautiful.

    Joan x

  23. Hi Barbara, first congrats they are lucky to have you. and the cards are gorgeous, so classic a perfect CAS card

  24. Congratulations on the DT post Barbara, and to your son