Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Hallowe'en!

I love to get in the spirit of Halloween! So here are the two pumpkins I carved yesterday!

A Spider!

and a Vampire! well its supposed to be! it does look more like a vampire in the daylight.
And for my gorgeous little Vampire! How cute is he? I know I am a little biassed cos he's mine!
I told him he was supposed to look scary!

So far we've only had a couple of kids round trick or treating and I have a great big bowl of sweets sat by the front door too! I have been complimented on my pumpkins though which I'm quite pleased about!

I think I will do a little party next year for the kids (adults)!


Thursday, 30 October 2008

Look what I've got!

My wonderful husband subscribed to Papercraft Inspirations Magazine for me and the subscription offer at the time was this yummy forever friends celebration set. It came in the post yesterday and I can't quite bring myself to take it out of the box! it looks so nice. On top of that are two more Forever Friends stamps I picked up when I went to hobbycraft on Sunday. I only went for a browse and ended up buying these! Its the first time I've seen them in there! This is the first card I made with my new stamp. The inspiration was taken from one of Michelle's cards. I've used my Whispers pens and paintbrush to colour the image, but its not quite right. I just dont seem to be able to get the colour right. Any handy tips for colouring these gorgeous bears would be gratefully received! The only other things I have are my watercolour pencils or ink pads and I dont seem to have the right colours in either.I've used the same colour scheme on this one but tried to go with a slightly different layout. The background card is part of the Bon Bon Trio by Doodlebug, I think its called Sandcastle but it matches the colour of the bear lovely.A couple of weeks ago I took delivery of some more Doodlebug papers, Ribbon and card to use for my Christmas cards. I picked up a set of the 99p stamps by Dovecraft which is what I've used to create these two Christmas Cards. I've added to touch of Glamour Dust to the santa hat to give it a bit of sparkle.
Well I've got the pumpkins to carve this afternoon so hopefully I'll post some pictures of them tomorrow! I had to get Adam a new costume as his cute spider one is way too small for him, so a trip to Tescos got us a very cute vampire outfit! He's going to look so cute, so what that it in mind I've decided to go with a Vampire pumpking and a Spider!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Bad Blogger

I thought I'd better come on and post something seeing as my last post was 2 weeks ago now! I seem to have had a down couple of weeks which all started on my 30th Birthday! how depressing! I'm old now. I haven't made any cards for a couple of weeks apart from one for my friends little girl. She is going to be 2 soon and loves Fifi. It was such a hard card to make. My mojo is missing, so if anybody finds it, give me a shout!

The floral paper is part of a DCWV scrapbook stack and the yellow card is bazzill. I've added glamour dust to some of the flowers, Fifi and the number 2. This is the first time I've used my Glamour Dust and I'm really pleased with the effect. Although it's not one of my best cards, I'm sure Sophie will love it.

I would like to thank Erin for passing on two awards to meI will have a look around later to see who I can pass this onto and catch up on some blogs at the same time!

I have received this award before and have passed it on already, but I'm very happy to have received it again and will proudly display it here. Thanks again Erin!

I'm looking forward to Halloween next week. I seem to be the only person I know that loves Halloween and now I have my little boy to dress up. This year I've bought him a spooky spider costume. I'm not sure I'm actually going to get him to wear it but I'll have a good try and see if I can get some photos. I bought 2 pumpkins yesterday for carving. I think I'll have a go at a spider this year and maybe a funny face too. Last year I did a ghost which turned out quite well for my first go! I really love all the Halloween images and stamps out there at the moment and would love some, but just wouldnt know who to give them to once I'd made them!

Well I suppose I'd better get on with all my jobs for the day! I'll be back soon and hopefully I'll find my mojo and get some more cards made!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

A Few Christmas Cards

Well a couple of weeks ago I decided to make a start on a few Christmas Cards. I saw a card on the docrafts forum using the christmas pudding stamp and I thought I've got that stamp! so I went into my craft room and had a rummage and I found it and thought I'd have a go seeing as I've never used it before! I stamped the image and coloured with my watercolour pencils and then used embossing powder to add a bit of sparkle. They are each mounted onto foam pads and layered onto white card which has been embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. Using the same image as I've used on a candle rencently, I made this card for a lady to give to her Mum. I've used my whispers pens to colour it in and again I've used some embossing powder to give it a bit of sparkle. I cut the centre out and have embossed some lines round the edge and have then emobssed with the snowflakes folder. The sentiment was printed directly onto the card before any cutting/embossing! It took a few goes to get it in the right place though!
This is my first card using one of the Pink Petticoat christmas images. I've been looking forward to making one since I bought the kit back in the summer. I've coloured her in to match the paper in two tones of green and red. I've decoupaged the tree for a bit of extra dimension and added some embossing powder too. The paper is Jolly Doodles by Doodlebug. I can't get enough of Doodlebug when it comes to Christmas! I love it! I have the Snowy Doodles set too which I used a lot last year. All the red card is Doodlebug Crisscross too so they co-ordinate perfectly.
This is another Pink Petticoat image, and again I've decoupaged the shopping bags for a bit of extra dimension. The holly paper is by Doodlebug. I printed the sentiment directly onto the card. And for this one, I've recoloured the paper in paint shop pro as I have it in the blues but everywhere was out of stock already in the red and green! It took me a while but I got there in the end! This is a layout I used last year too.
And finally, I decided to have a go at this card after seeing a preview of Kath's card on her blog recently. I haven't got a holly punch so I just drew a leaf and made a template of my own. I cut out the leaves from doodlebug card and scored a line down the centre. I then glittered the edges and stuck down with foam pads. The berries are punched from a sheet of adhesive glitter card. The Holly paper is again from Doodlebug!

Emma's Christmas Blog Candy

Emma over at Elf-Creations is offering some Christmas Blog Candy. All you have to do is just leave a comment to say you would like to enter and give it a mention on your blog. The draw will take place on 17th October.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Baby Boy Keepsake

Well its October already and not long now til my big 30! Its really windy and wintery outside today and I feel like putting the heating on and curling up on the sofa! but I can't, I'm taking my little boy to mums and tots this afternoon. My mum's neighbours had a little boy on Monday, and as well as giving them a card I wanted to give them a little keepsake. I used the idea that I had originally used when my friends had their twins back in April last year.I made the little concertina card in 3 sections and just layered on some white hammered card and then I rounded all the corners. I then added a couple of pictures downloaded from the internet and some baby blue satin ribbon and a few blue adhesive stones. I printed off the birth details onto co-ordinating doodlebug card and then cut out. I cut "J" using my sizzix alpahbet and mounted it onto a punched circle.
And to keep it in, I made a little wallett/envelope from vellum, using my scoreboard. It was so simple to make and I think its really effective. I think I've about mastered the art of tying nice bows at long last!