Saturday, 20 December 2008

An Award

I've been given this award ( well about a week ago) by my good friend Lynn.

Thank you so much Lynn.

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!
This list of addictions is partly why I have not blogged this before now.
1. Rubber stamps although I don't use them as often as I should.
2. Nice papers, I don't like to use them as much as I should as I can't bear to part with them sometimes.
3. Embellishments- beads, buttons, ribbons etc. etc.
4. The internet, be it forums, blogs or facebook.
5. Liquorice! Once I start with the stuff I can't leave it alone.
I've not included my hubby or family as it goes without saying that I am addicted to them in more ways than they will ever know.

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.
Karen, Gez, Kathy and Hazel my Bubbly Funk friends and Annie who I have known for a couple of years originally from the Stamping Mad forum but whose blog I now follow with much interest.
This is the real reason why I have not blogged it before as I know so many ladies with super blogs. Please don't be offended if you are not on this list, I'm sure someone else will pass it on to you soon.

Thank You

I've got a big Thank You to say today to a lovely lady named Gez. I know her through the Bubbly Funk forum.
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.

This morning the postman rung the doorbell and gave me a jiffy bag containing a super box of chocs. So a very big Thank You goes out to Gez for her kindness and thoughtfullness.

Will it or won't it?

Will it or won't it get iced before Christmas? The cake was made at the end of November in plenty of time to be decorated. since then it has been fed brandy a couple of times but I only got round to putting on the marzipan today.
I hope it can get iced before the big day, i've got everything ready to do it.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Not many left

As you can see there are not many packages left now for me to open. I'm getting a little bit impatient now and having a good feel at each one. I can't imagine what is in the 25th though, it is such a strange shape almost like a tube of handcream or such but it is so light. I can imagine the person who sent my parcel is chuckling away to themselves if they read this.
This is what I unwrapped today - 2 lengths of beautiful shiny ribbon and a piece of lace ribbon. I want to keep them all to myself but know they will look a lot better on cards than shut away in my box.Thank You whoever sent them to me, I will find out on Christmas day.

All Done (I hope)

Well I think I have finally come to the end of my Christmas card making for this year, it seems to have gone on forever.
I have never been so late in finishing them before, in fact for the last 2 years the bulk of them have been completed by November. Last year it was because we went away mid November and the year before because we moved at the beginning of December and I had to get them out with change of address notes included.

I have just gone through my lists and reckon I have made 124 Christmas cards and at least 9 Birthday cards for December and early January dates. Of these 10 Christmas and 2 Birthday have been commisioned and another 20 Christmas ones have been left with my Hairdresser for him to sell. I'll find out in January how many of those are left.
These are 2 that I made for a friend, I made 3 of them altogether. They are based on the ones I made for our parents and I think I prefer them to the originals. I think the piece along the base adds to them being a bit special.
I have received some beautiful handmade cards from Forum friends on both Bubbly Funk and Stamping Mad and would like to say a big 'Thank You' for all of them.

Toppers on cards

This is how I used some of the toppers I showed in an earlier post.

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

Forever Friends

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.

This card uses one of the stamps but was made especially for my grandaughter, Faith. It's in pink, her favourite colour but still looks Christmassy.
The image was stamped with grey versafine ink and then I coloured it with watercolour pencils and layered it onto a piece of silver mirror board embossed with the snowflakes folder by Cuttlebug. It has a touch of glitter glue to give it a bit of sparkle.

Christmas minis

I made these mini cards for my nephews and great niece using stamped images from a swap on Bubbly Funk forum.
I'm afraid i've no idea who sent these as I didn't remember to keep them all seperate.
Does anyone recognise them?

They have all been coloured with watercolour pencils and had a spot of glitter glue applied.

More Goodies

It's been a while since I made a post on here so I thought i'd start off by showing a few more of the lovely goodies from my secret advent parcel.
I'm getting lots of super crafting items, i've not used any of them yet and some have been whisked away by my daughter but i'm enjoying very much finding new things each day.

I'm still only guessing who my sender is but almost found out by accident on saturday as I was wrapping gifts.
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.