Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas cards completed! November 29th

I have never managed to get my Christmas cards organised and ready to send in November and this year I have made them all! has been a chance to practice my techniques, Barbara does make it all look so easy!

Here are today's efforts

Loved the 'cut out' on these card, and the clean lines.

Partridge in a pear tree.

This is becoming a firm favourite.

Then I made a couple of cards for friends, one who has just lost her mum...

And a congratulations card for my step son who has just acquired his own business after a tortuous few months, but he has finally made it....
Thanks for visiting and for all your comments, it is much appreciated.






Sunday, 16 November 2014

A crafty day

November 16 th

I have had a very relaxed weekend with no real commitments so I ve been able to have a proper crafting weekend. I entered one of my Christmas cards into the clarity challenge this month which is travel. I have added that card again so it's easier for people to find the right card if they wish to.

So here it is! Again.......

There are some amazing recent stamps which I really haven't had a chance to play with so here are some cards I made today. I have two birthday cards for little girls who are 4 (2 days apart)! Both mad on the Disney film 'Frozen' which I confess I haven t seen so am hoping they will be ok.

I 'decoupalaged' Grace's castle, her Mum's instructions were lots of cool blues, a castle, fairy and lots of glitter! I embossed the castle which made it easier. A little tip don t forget you have a clarity mask on your art work when you heat emboss it! ........ It behaves a bit like shrink plastic!...... A disaster :)


I also have a Male 40 th coming up and the 'bird tree' and the super little car lent themselves to a scene I heat embossed the tree and car which gives a lovely finish. I liked the idea of the car's arrival disturbing the birds.


I then had a go with the perfect pearls and the double sided sticky sheets. (I ve never used them before)

My step son's birthday is coming up and he loves wind surfing so this stamps seemed appropriate and I love it.

It was all going so well! Until I went to re stamp the boat at the end and it missed by a smidge and the ink was nt clear enough ( any helpful hints would be great, Barbara made it look sooooooo easy. I could'nt waste all the effort so as you can see I managed to rescue it?!...... And unless I point it out as I am to my crafty friends hopefully he will never know.


Thanks for visiting and all your comments, it's a great confidence boost.




Friday, 14 November 2014

Christmas is a comin!

November 14 th Here come Christmas!
I have been making Christmas cards and trying out techniques along the way!

Here are some of my efforts.

Here comes the tree!!

I have also tried using a blending solution with the Polychromos coloured pencils and have been very pleased with the results.