Thursday, 1 January 2009

A Belated Merry Christmas & A Happy 2009 to you all!

Hello to you all! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I've had a bit of a break for the past few weeks as I was so busy before christmas that I think I completely ran out of inspiration! Back at the begining of December I was asked to have a little stall at the local pre-school Christmas Bazaar which I agreed to do, nervously! It went really well though and I sold quite a few cards and some of my card & candle gift sets too. I think I'll keep my eye open for some craft fairs and maybe do one or two throughout the year. Here is a little piccy of my stall!Santa was very generous to me this year! These are the crafting goodies he left for me! Mostly from my wonderful husband, Ian. I've got a few bits in the online sales too so I can't wait to have a go and get creating again! I will have to clear some of the washing and make the utility room my craft room again! Christmas was a bit more exciting this year, with Adam now being 2 and a half and quite enthusiastic about his presents. He was quite keen to open them himself but I had to help out where they were a bit too well wrapped! We had lots to open! Adam also started pre-school on Tuesday! My little baby is growing up! Where does the time go? He is only doing two short sessions a week to start with. The first one went really well, no tears, he just waved me goodbye and said see you later!

Here are just a few of my favorite cards I made leading up to Christmas.This is using one of Kerry's Stamps Harry Ski-ing. I've used some torn vellum as the snow and have added lots of glamour dust. I've used the swiss dots embossing folder and inked with my white stazon inkpad to make it look like snow. The snowflakes are cut using the cuttlebug die and I've added more glamour dust and an adhesive stone to the centre of each. I love this card! Adam gave it to his Daddy for Christmas!

The next two are cards I made for my friends Son's & Daughter's. She has 5 children all together! Again I've used Kerry's stamps. Harry & Martha with Snowmen. I've combined these with Doodlebug Papers and cardstock. I coloured the snowman with my glue pen and covered him with more glamour dust! This next card is made again with Doodlebug Card & Papers and embossed the background with cuttlebug snowflakes. I've used this sugar nellie stamp so much this year! and I got it for a bargain of about £2.50 earlier in the year when it was on sale. I needed to make some quick and easy mens cards and whilst browsing one of my many magazines decided to go with a tie theme and luckily I just happened to have the making memories set that the used to make them in the magazine which helped to inspire me!This card was so quick and easy to make and I love it. I gave one to my cousin for his birthday and he was very impressed!And finally, here is a get well card I was asked to make for a lady. I've used Kerry's Martha Nurse stamp combined with some of the Summer Driggs papers.

My first order for this year is for a Mamma Mia themed card. Not sure what I'll do yet, but I'll see what I can come up with. We got the DVD for Christmas, its great! We've watched it twice already. We also got WallE which I really love and Adam does too!

Right, well thats about all for today. Hopefully I'll be back again soon with some new creations to share with you! I need to catch up with your blogs too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tara said...

Gorgeous cards Zoe, especially the 'Get Well Soon Nanny' one, I love it! xx

Julie Kettlewell - Stampin Up UK Independent Demonstrator - Order products 24/7 said...

Happy New Year Zoe, you got loads of crafty goodies, hope to see you putting your new SU punches to good use, especially the scallop edge!!! Your little boy looks so cute in his santa suit! Bless him. Love all the cards, Jules xx

Michelle Short said...

Happy New Year Zoe, great cards and looks like you got some fab stuff for xmas. I hope you had a lovely one and all the best for 2009 xx

Sue said...

Love this set of cards,Zoe. Well done setting up a stall and selling some cards. Little Adam looks like he's having lots of fun and what a fab outfit he's wearing.Sue.x

Julia said...

Hi Zoe, just come across your blog and loving your cards! Just realised that you don't live too far away from me - I'm in Milton Keynes!! Will pop back for more inspriation soon! x

Jo said...

Blimey Zoe, so many beautiful cards and how hard you worked for the craft fair - well done! Love your little boy's outfit and so glad you had a good Christmas.

Sorry I haven't been around for a while x