Friday, 31 December 2010

Cuttlebug & Blossom Nesties

I'm having a play with my Cuttlebug, so embossed the cream card with swiss dots then layered a coffee coloured co'ordination paper over it. I then made a little flower using the blossom 2 nestie set which has been sitting unused at the bottom of my stash for ages!

I've just had a Chinese takeaway and I shall now sit back with a bottle of wine and wait for the new year fireworks

Happy New Year to you all!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Using up Scraps - Serendipity ATC's

Like most card makers, I have loads of odd scraps of paper but found an idea of how to use them up making serendipity paper at the Go Make Something blog. This is my version made with a green theme, bits stuck randomly then stamped with a large script stamp in red.

I then embossed a flower stamp in silver and swirl stamp with green glitter embossing powder before cutting the paper into ATC shapes (2.5 x 3.5 inches).

I then raided my stash for odd pieces to embellish them and voila - some unique OOAK ATCS ready to swap - great fun!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Popcorn the Bear Mens Collection Cards

I finally got around to using the free papers that came with last months Papercraft Essentials magazine - Popcorn the Bear Platinum mens collections. They will make great cards for any gardeners although they are a bit too cute.

I've got to start packing away all my craft stuff now or their won't be room on the table for Christmas meals! I'm hoping Santas going to leave me some money so I can treat myself to a few crafting goodies - I'm not sure I trust him to buy the right bits.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Starting to build up a stockpile again

Having concentrated on Christmas cards for so long, my store of general cards is rather depleted . I won a set of sentiment stamps from Woodward in a magazine giveaway so I am going to start making some general cards to keep in reserve. This is my first attempt!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Getting back into ATC's!

After spending the last 3 months immersed in Christmas cards I feel the need for change and so an making some atcs for the swaps on Docrafts. These 2 are for the butterfly bling swap that closes at the end of December but with the weather, I thought I had better get them off soon.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

It's A Vintage Christmas

Yet another - and probably one of my last - christmas card with a vintage theme. I just love the 2 little girls sewing up holes in their stockings so the presents don't fall out. Can't believe that any children nowadays would do that!

Well most of my cards are written, presents wrapped and the freezer is filled - and I hope you all are prepared for Christmas too. All I want is for the snow to disappear by Sunday so that I can make the 4 hour trip to my sisters to drop off her presents!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A different colour scheme...

for a change - pale blue and pink. This is one of those cards that has been put together with left over bits and pieces. Go and have a look at Prairie Fairy blog, she has moved back to blogger and is offering some fab goodies as candy. It closes on Christmas Eve - what a Christmas treat for the winners!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Christmas Wren

My mother just loves wrens and had a large collection of them - figurines that is, not real ones. So her Christmas card just had to feature a wren on it, didn't it!

I teamed up the photo with more of my gold snowflakes and swirls on a rich red background.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Just the Weather for Penguins!

Despite taking a couple of days leave from work because of the weather, I haven't been in the mood for crafting until now. Instead I sorted out daughters bedroom and 'lost' some toys to make room for the ones that Santa might bring!

This is a cute digi image of penguins coloured with promarkers and layered against snowflake paper with additional snowflake brads scattered around. I'm going to enter it into the Winter Wonderland penguin and polar bear challenge.