Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Thank you for all the cards we have received, as usual the hand crafted ones take pride of place second only to our family cards.
This picture was taken last year at the end of November in the airport as we left the Dominican Republic after a much needed holiday in the sun.
The tree was decorated with lots of lights, red baubles, drums, lots of gold bows and 'straw' hats. It really did seem strange to see in such hot weather. To all my forum, blogger and facebook friends I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. I hope 2009 sees you Happy and Healthy.
Monday, 22 December 2008
I meant a bit of rough icing on my Christmas cake.
I don't go in for smooth edges and fancy piping on my cake just the good old snow effect with a couple of embellies on top.
The poor angel looks as though she's stuck in a snowdrift.
It looked as though it had snowed in our kitchen by the time I had finished, the icing sugar just seems to fly everywhere.
Maybe it will get cut at Christmas this year, it's usually well into the new year before we touch it.
I got my versafine out straight away to try it on a scrap of paper. It is a lovely stamp and one i've not come across before, it gives a beautiful crisp image even on cheap copier paper. This photo really does not do it justice at all.
Thank You so much Annie i'm sure i'll find lots of uses for it.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You must link to the one you got it from, and also to the ones you give it to and let them know. And there is more ... ... You have to write down five things you are addicted to!
I hope i've not hung onto this award for so long that I don't have anyone new to give it too but here goes.
Several weeks ago we did a stamped image swap and she remarked how much her daughter liked a couple of the images I had sent. I stamped out a pile of them for her along with some other cuties and sent them off.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I really enjoyed using them and managed to sell the A4 card shown in the middle. Most of these seem to have lime green in them, I wonder how that happened!
This is one I made for my daughter, it had to be pink because all her tree decorations are that colour.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
These cards are made using my new set of stamps. It is a set of 3 Forever Friends stamps from the DoCrafts range. They have all been sent to friends or neighbours.
I'm afraid i've no idea who sent these as I didn't remember to keep them all seperate.
They have all been coloured with watercolour pencils and had a spot of glitter glue applied.
I realised the box they came in was just right to hold a gift so took most off the sticky tape off and started to cut my address label away when I realised the box had been used before and the senders address was underneath. Quickly I turned the box over before tearing the label off so i'm still non the wiser.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Day 1 a selection of shiny eyelets in different shapes and sizes.
Day 2 a selection of flowers, some are buttons others are flat.
Day 3 six flowers with sparkly gems in the centres.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
I did the stitching in different metallic threads and backed them with co-ordinating card then layered onto white backers and put organza bows on them, some have tiny jingle bells.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
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It is so hard to choose a I only gave out an award such a short time ago and most of the people whose blogs I follow may already have this. If I miss you out this time I am sorry, I love visiting blogs and appreciate all the kind comments left on mine.
This time the awards go to
The images on both are once again taken from the Jayne Netley Mayhew Cd.
The squirrel image has been layered onto a rust coloured mat which has in turn been layered onto white cardstock which has been stamped with an oak leaf in brown ink. The same inking was used twice to give a difference in colour.
The little mouse has been layered onto a mat of red card and the white cardstock covered with a backer from the Cd to match the image.
We were given the name of the person to send our package to but have no idea who ours is from until Christmas day when we open the last gift.
What a lot of lovely packages I have to unwrap.I just had to have a traditional chocolate one as well of course.
Mine arrived last week and my recipient already has hers.
Have you noticed my new signature? It's quite easy to do and if you click on it you will find out where I got it.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
I have been making cards and have taken a few pics ready to pop on here but have not spent much time on the computer for some reason. I really will have to get my a**e into gear this weekend and sort something out.
Lots of work going on in our garden as well as we are having a conservatory built. A couple of photos of that to show later. Need to upload them to the computer first.
Friday, 21 November 2008
To recieve this award I must pass it on to 5 people whose blog who inspires me. Well there are so many that I have in common with Karen that I may struggle to give this to someone who hasn't already got it.
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Ok here goes, I apologise if you already have this award but if you have you must be inspirational!
Santtu - Arctic Stamper - for all the super ideas I get from her blog.
Di - for all the inspiration on the Bubbly Funk forum and hard work for the Think Pink blog.
Lynn - Craft and Waffle - because she has been a good friend as well as a crafting buddy and has a huge collection of stamps which I envy.
Kaz - Slightly Wonky Crafts - because she always makes me smile and does some super crafting.
Tracy - Crafty Me - because she taught herself to crochet and i've not managed it.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Very simple and easy but I think it's quite effective. As i've said before the images on this Cd are super.
I've done 2 more cards using papers from the Cd today but as they are for 'crafty' friends i'm not showing them yet.
I also printed off a couple which will be good for Christmas cards.
She left me a 'cosmetics' brochure a couple of weeks ago, i'm sure you know the name.
I couldn't resist the picture of this little fellow even though i'm not sure who he will go to live with. He's so soft and cuddly with his own little scarf and can be warmed up on the radiator as he has plastic beads inside to hold the heat.
I think I may need to order another!
Monday, 17 November 2008
It took a long time to make as I had to do the computer wording on scrap paper first then get it positioned to print onto my backing paper. The 'C' & 'W' were traced in gel pen using a light box and then glittered. Done straight from the computer the spacing was all wrong because of the different sizes.
I have only completed one so far but the next will be much quicker now I know what i'm doing and have the wording already done.
The A5 card is in soft cream and has the whole of the front covered in red holographic card. A green mottled card with rounded corners is layered on top of this. The greeting is on pale green paper mounted onto the same red holographic card, both with rounded corners. The words are printed in red with the first letters picked out in gold ultra fine glitter.
The flowers are fabric poinsettias which have been taken apart, glittered and put back together with a gold star brad and green sequin flower. The fern is cut from a much larger spray.
They have been attached using silicon glue.
I will have to make some kind of box to put them in, luckily they don't need to be posted.
I stamped it onto white card with Grey Versafine ink and coloured it with watercolour pencils and shimmery watercolour paints before cutting all round the image. It was layered onto white card, embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.
The blue and silver one has been layered onto holographic card while the pink and gold one is on vellum.
I'n not sure yet whether or not they need a greeting at the side or to leave it as it is. Any suggestions?
The foiled acetate images are Betti Buttons from the Pinflair people.
I've put ultra fine glitter on the back of them. They have been mounted onto either glitter board, holographic card or backing papers from the Christmas Glow set of Forever Friends papers by Docrafts. I've also used a snowflake embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. Some have a simple peel-off greeting.
All are set onto 6inch square white cards.