Monday, 29 November 2010

Mojo Monday 167

Hi There

This is my effort for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

I decided to use a scalloped card, made usinf the GoKreate dies. I then covered this with some stripy paper, added my Father Christmas image and a Prima Poinsetta.
Looking at this I think my card wobbled as i took the photo! Looking very lopsided, me thinks Santa has had one too many 'Sherry's'.

Hi There

Well last weekend I was at Rosemary Merry's retreat in Cheshire. This has become a bit of a pre christmas weekend away for the group of us. No husbands, no children and lots of crafting. Relaxing before the onset of the christmas rush. I thought i would show you one of the projects which we did.
It was a beautiful box, decorated and a fabby little pocket book inside.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Son's Birthday

Hello again

Well I have made this card for my son's 10th birthday, which is on Tuesday. I have sat looking at papers and images on and off for a couple of days. But nothing seemed right for him, anyway I checked out the Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge yesterday and this is what I came up with.

It is a large 8x8" card. I used BoBunny paper and a Lili of the Valley die cut image of a little boy playing computer games. I then die cut this with my GoKreate die and matted on pearlescent card. I then cut out the scalloped circle with my nesties and inked and then put on a peel off greeting.

I hope you like it, and I hope he likes it too!

Here is the original sketch, not too different from mine I hope!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

In the Swing of Autumn

Hi there

Well I have done another Autumn Card !
This time using the more traditional colours of Autumn. Browns, and creams with just a hint of sparkle.
The leaves are Silver peels offs which have been 'altered' using Stazon Inks. I really didn't like them at first, but when they had changed colour they looked great!
The verse is a Clarity Stamp from The Stamp Pad.
A simple yet elegant card, I hope!
 Happy Crafting!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Another Autumn Card


Another autumn card from me today.
I like this one for all the different colours in it. Not just your usual 'Autumn' colours of gold and brown.

This is a fabby Bird Bath Stamp which I also used as a decorative border down the right hand edge. Loving this birdy ribbon, well not so much a ribbon as it feels quite like plastic!  ! But Fabby all the same.
 As usual the Mats are done from Nesties Labels one. I love my nesties!

More gorgeousness and just a little bit different!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Woah Where did the time go???

Hello again

Sorry to have been so long since blogging last. I had helped to organised a Charity Craft Fayre in aid of The Link 4 Pink appeal at my local hospital on 13th Nov. We did OK, but as with anything, we could have had a better turn out. Some people said that we were too early for selling things for Christmas and others said we were too late! I guess you can't please everyone.
Then after that I had a fabby weekend crafting at Rosemary Merry's retreat in Frodsham. Fri 19th to Sun 21st November. Wonderful weekend and great to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
I will put some photos of the projects on here when I have managed to photograph them.

So now for an Autumn card. This is a gorgeous one made from brown card and brown Bo bunny double dots paper. A cream card which has been cuttlebugged and then inked and three leaves. Not just any old leaves, but ones which have been die cut, stamped on and then utee'd in a Melt Pot. They were all curly and fabby until my darling (!) son sat on the card and squashed them!
Hope you enjoy the card and I promise to try and update more regularly in the future! Well I'll try at least.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Well here we are hurtling closer to the weekend, I'm sure we should still only be on Monday!
I am going to blog 3 Christmas Cards which I made last week at a Workshop at The Stamp Pad,
in Greenfield.

This one was embossed with a stencil and then inked through the stencil. Plain Snowflake paper was then glamour dusted and stuck down the left hand side. Simple, but very effective.

The wooden snowflakes, don't show up very well on here, but they were painted with white acrylic paint and then Glamour dusted. Paper ripped down edges and arranged on card. Great way for using scraps of paper up.
This is my favourite. The circle was cut using a Nesties die, the flourish was cut using a Marianne die. Add a few punched snowflakes, a bit of ribbon a you have a card!

I am busy making bags of Snowmen Poo and Reindeer Poo for the Fayre, more about these tomorrow!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Mojo Monday 163

Hello There

Well here is my effort for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.
I have tried to keep to the sketch, but may have wavered a little bit!
I hope you like my efforts. I appreciate any comment you may wish to post, any feedback is gratefully received.

Happy Crafting

Easel Card

Hi there

Well I have had another go at making an Easel Card. I die cut the card base with the Mega Curved Rectangles Nesties. The paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops. The Flowers are Prima Hydrangea's layered up. The stamp is a SWALK coloured with Promarkers. I am really loving these stamps at the moment as they are sooo cute. Again all these goodies were from the Stamp Pad.

Monday, 8 November 2010

More Christmas Cards

Well I have really set to, in making my christmas cards.

This is another Lily of the Valley, die cut sheet. As i have said before these sheets come with a number of square images on one sheet. I die cut is with the GoKreate dies, matted on Christmassy red card. The border is from the Marianne Ole Fashioned Christmas Paper pack edged with a Martha Stewart border punch. The flowers and leaves are by Prima. All these goodies were bought from The Stamp Pad.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Oops Where does the time go??

Well hello again

I have been busy sorting things out for out Christmas Fayre in Greenfield next Saturday, 13th November.
Anyway I managed to get down to making some cards over the weekend. Well one at least.
A friend of mine has recently received some bad news, so I thought I would make her a card to let her know we are thinking of her.

I used some Basic Grey, Two Scoops paper. A SWALK stamp, coloured with promarkers. The image was die cut using Nesties Labels 10. Finished of with a Prima rose and some punched leaf sprigs. I Glamour Dust'ed the puddle and also the umbrella, well a girl has to have some bling!

Keep crafting

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Santa's Card

Well hello there. I spent yesterday making up some cards with my Santa's head images.
This is a 8" x 6" card. I have tried this size out for the more Special People at Christmas.
The Papers are from the GCD range 'Joyful Peace' This a fantastic double sided range, that are not 'in your face Christmas' but a lovely muted design. Some of which could be used all year long. The stamps are by Inkadinkadoo and purchased from the Stamp Pad.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 1 November 2010

Christmas Cards

Hello There

Well the title says Christmas cards, maybe it should say cards in the making!
I made a card at a workshop at The Stamp Pad liked it soo much I bought the stamp!

This is the original card which we made.

I have been playing with it over the weekend, then I came up with a good idea.
So rather than make one card, then another, then another I thought I would try out stamping all the images, then stickles-ing them to see if this worked better.
Here they all are waiting to dry!

Watch this space to see what I do with them!

Happy Crafting