Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Some Awards and Blog Candy Alerts oh and some cards! Finally!

First of all thanks to Chrissie for passing on the Encouraged Award. I will try and get round to passing it on asap! I'm really struggling to get back into the swing of things since Christmas. I think I overdid it making cards for the Christmas Fair, so I decided to give myself a few weeks off, only that few weeks has been about 4 now! Also my craft room is combined with my utility room and its can get a bit chilly out there at this time of year. I've spent most of today trying to catch up on other people's blogs...the problem is I follow so many and its taking a lot longer than I anticipated, and the list seems to be getting longer by the day!
Katy is offering some very yummy blog candy. To be in with a chance of winning check out her blog and leave a comment linking from your blog. Julie is also offering blog candy as she has had 40,000 hits to her blog! Congratulations. This closes tomorrow (Thursday 22nd January) so you need to be quick if you want to enter!

Here are my first two cards of 2009! The first one is one I was asked to make for a lady who loves Mamma Mia! I didnt know what to do for this card really other than to use a picture or poster image. I've kept the card quite simple. I've used my brand new Stampin Up Scallop Punch which is brilliant! Before I used to cut all my scallopped edges by hand which was quite time consuming! I've used a couple of silk flowers and some papermania adhesive stones to finish. The sentiment is computer generated.This card was a bit of last minute card! I was asked to make it with only a day's notice! I had the idea in mind when I was asked to make it so it was quite a quick card, for me! I do tend to spend a bit too much time on one card! I've used the idea of cutting the numbers out of patterened paper a few times now and I really like the end result. I've used my scallopped border punch again here with some more adhesive stones.

I had a phone call from a lady today who took one of my flyers at the pre-school christmas fair, and she has asked me to make a card and candle gift set which I'm really pleased about. I think I'm finally getting back into the swing of things! Hopefully I can keep on track with all the blogs now and keep mine updated too!


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

Hi Zoe, thanks for the link and for the comments on my blog. I am so glad you love the SU punch, its one of my must haves now, I love it!! Speak soon, JUles x

MeandLilG said...

Hi Zoe! Love the cards, especially the 100th - so pretty! How you doing? Hugs, Debs x

Kath Stewart said...

Wow fabby cards Zoe and glad to hear you are getting back in the swing...I was a bit of a thought for me too...look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous cards.

Julia said...

Great cards Zoe, the 100th card looks fab and you cut the numbers yourself?! x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, love the 100th one its beautiful, a brilliant job at last minute too.

Andrea, said...

2 fab cards, I love the DP you have used on the 100th card, it is so pretty

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards, lovely :)

Marlene x

Sarah said...

Great cards, I especially love the 100th, really gorgeous colours!
xx :0)

Vicki said...

Hi Zoe, it's great to "see" you back in Blogland, two fab cards you've created, loving the Mamma Mia one, (such a fab girly film too, relly like the papers and layout of the 100 card to. Congrats on your order btw, I'm sure you'll be inundated with orders now.

Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, I got my Labels 1 Nesties from Mine did take a while to arrive, but I think they may have some in stock now, shall keep my fingers crossed for you. xx vicki xx

Chrissie said...

I think that the 100 year old must have been delighted with this fabulous card. I'll have to keep this idea in mind!