Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Elegant Christmas

Yes folks it's that time of year when you should be starting to panic if you haven't yet made all your Christmas cards. I am well prepared this year and mine have been done and dusted since August. As I love making cards especially Christmas ones I still have time to make a few more. If they don't all get sold or I use them myself, well then I will have a head start on next year.This is definitely a non traditional Christmas card. I still had my Art Nouveau cartridge in my cricut so thought I would try to adapt an image and make it Christmassy.

This is for the following challenges.

Papertake Weekly challenge Christmas Crackers but not literally so anything with a Christmas theme doesn't have to be crackers.
Craft Catz weekly challenge Snowflakes mine has plenty in the background
One stitch at a time - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge 169-Christmas Card
Papercraft Star- anything goes
Lothian Crafts Online -Christmas

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Hope you've all had a great weekend. I spent a lovely morning Saturday at my favourite craft shop Imagine That who were celebrating their 5th Birthday.
My car is back but oh dear the garage could find no reason for it to have gone into limp mode. So now I am wondering was it a one off thing or will it happen again. I do hate those type of faults.
As the weather has been all damp and foggy today I stayed in the warm and had a little play with my cricut.Happy Birthday sentiment is from Imagine That.

This card is for this weeks challenge at Challenge 180 which is open as long as it has butterfly, fairy or angel on.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

All in Pink

Can you believe two weeks and I still have a terrible cold and to add to my woahs my card died on me yesterday.There I was sitting in a very small traffic jam when my car gave a jerk and lost all it's umphh!!When I tried to pull away nothing, most embarrassing but I finally managed to get up enough steam to limp home, as I was only a few streets from home. There I was trying to think of the quickest way home which avoided the traffic and more importantly the least number of stops. My poor car is now sitting on the drive waiting for Hubby to arrange for it to be collected. I can see a large bill looming.
The challenge at the Paper Shelter this week is all in Pink which suits this card perfectly
Papercraft Star Challange 70 - Include a number

Monday, 7 November 2011

The Sky's the Limit

Ok so I still seem to have a sea lion following me around the house barking all the time but at least I have found a bit of voice now.
I thought it time I made another man card my supply is running a little low.I had not yet played with this vintage balloon stamp which was another purchase from Ally Pally in September.
The backing paper was made using various text/postcards stamps  in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then inked all over with some Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then took out the frustrations of my cold on the card my screwing up into a tight ball and unrolling, a quick  light iron and voila! one piece of backing paper but I'm sure you all know how to make it anyway.
Sentiment is two stamps from one of my favourite crafts shops which also just happens to be a few minutes from me Imagine That

This card is for
Stamps R Us - Masculine Theme
Let's Ink it up - challenge 17 Favourite Technique mine is making my own backing papers

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Decisions, Decisions

Good Morning everyone I hope you all safely enjoyed your Firework Celebrations last evening. As for me I stayed tucked up at home trying to keep the parrot calm with all those fireworks going off.I do feel sorry for all the poor animals.
I have had the cold of all colds for over a week now,thanks to someone who shall remain nameless. Of course having Fibro too means that for the last 5 days I have not gone beyond bed, armchair and back to bed again I wouldn't care if I was starting to feel better but I'm not.
This is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago and which has been sitting on my desk waiting for me to summon up the energy to photograph.I love Lili of the valley stamps and this was a new purchase for me. What girl doesn't like shoes.
This card is for  the following challenges

Charisma Cards Challenge 44  which is Cutesy Projects
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stampavie and more - Anything Goes