Thursday, 29 January 2009

Woohoo! I made some more Cards! and Blog Candy Alert!

First of all, Tara is celebrating passing 10,000 hits on her blog and is offering some great blog candy. All you have to do is "follow" her blog and tell her your all time favourite song and she will add it to her playlist. You have until 31st January to do so. Please go and check out her blog, as she has some stunning cards and is a great inspiration to me.

I've been in my craft room over the past couple of days and have a made some more cards! They are an order that i've received from my Aunt. The first card is very similar to one i made for her before and she liked it so much that she asked me to re-create it for her.

I've used quite a lot of silver mirror card on this one and it doesnt photograph very well! But in real life its really beautiful. Now I have to say that i'm not really a fan of peel offs anymore but seeing as they are what I used on the first card I made for her, that i'd do the same again. Also, I have a draw full of the things and I must use some up before I buy any more stamps! I've used a embossed pearlescent ivory card which is absolutely beautiful, I think it came from InspireMe Papers! I was asked to make this one for an older lady so went with a slightly more traditional look. The papers are from part of the Forever Friends Kit I got earlier in the year and the cardstock is Bazzill/Doodlebug. Again I've used another one of my peel offs in a bit of an effort to use some of the up and clear a bit of space in my drawers!

Well this is a card that I've tried and tested before and seems to prove quite popular! Its such a simple card to make but this time I think I've made it better than ever before which is why I've chosen to share it with you. I made the sign in paint shop pro and printed them out with an extra set of numbers so that I could decoupage them. I've then gone over it with my glue pen and added some glamour dust. The grey lines at the bottom are some thread that i've stitched onto the card. This time I've also layered it onto some red doodlebug card which just finishes it off nicely.

And finally, this is the set I was asked to make for the lady from the pre-school christmas fayre. I've used the forever friends bear on the card and candle and have used matching blue gingham ribbon on both too. I've printed the name date and weight of the baby on the candle too. I really hope she likes it.

Well thats all for today. I'm going to spend some time colouring some stamped images and seeing if I can get inspired to make some cards with them!

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!

Friday, 9 January 2009

Oh no what have I done?

I thought I was being clever by trying to change to a new fancy background, but it all seems to have gone horribly wrong. Please bear with me while I try and get it back to normal!

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!