Wednesday 24 October 2012

A Jolly Day in Fareham

On Sunday a group of us -me, Pam, Kim, Greta, Trace & Debs all went down to Fareham to do a jewellery class and this is the item that we made. It's a netted tube bracelet. I really enjoyed making it and will definitely be making another one, maybe a necklace..

The day ended with a good meal at a local Harvester where a good time was had by all.

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Calendar For Mother in Law

My mother in law lives in France so she doesn't get to see my Grandson (her great grandson ) very much and while she was over here a few weeks ago I took a picture of her and Leon. Using Craft Artist Professional I have created a layout using the photo. I really enjoy CAP and each time I use it I find I can do new things.
I created the sheet and then printed it out. I then stuck it to 2 pieces of card to make it sturdy (printed it direct onto card originally but didn't like it!). Put 2 holes in the top and threaded some ribbon through to hang   it. I then added a calendar pad and voila!!
Hope she likes it!

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Tuesday 23 October 2012

My First Christmas Card

Yeah, I've made my first Christmas card. The first of many I hope. I followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday blog and am entering it into their challenge for this week.

Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it.
Scalloped edged white card blank.
Backing paper from Papermania (Deck the Halls)
Decoupaged image and greeting from La Pashe (I think!!)
Red mirri card from stash
Gems and poinsettia flower from stash.

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Thursday 18 October 2012

Final family card for the year made...

...and now I can start on my Christmas cards!!!! 
This card is for my nephew and niece's anniversary which is in December. I was inspired by the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches and wish to enter it into their latest challenge sketch.

Here is the sketch:-

And here is my take on it.
Square card blank
Backing paper from Kay and Company
Hougie Board used for embossing 
Nellie Snellen heart dies
Ribbon and gems from stash
Greeting stamp from a Past Impressions set
Versafine Black ink

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Wednesday 17 October 2012

Card for the other Twin.

Today I have had a lovely day with my grandson but he does wear me out. No chance for making cards today but here is the card for my friend's other son following on from my post yesterday.

Square card blank
Black card from stash
Backing papers from stackers
Decoupaged Mini from La Pashe (I think)
Sizzix number dies
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Tuesday 16 October 2012

Cards for Men - Challenge 21

The twin sons of one of my best friends celebrate their 18th birthday this year - goodness where has that time gone!!  I will post the other card in another post.  Here is a card I have made for one of them. I am entering it into Cards for Men Challenge 21 which has a theme of :-


Recipe: - 
Square card blank
Decoupaged topper from La Pashe (I think!)
Greeting from La Pashe
Backing paper from a paper stack 
Black card from stash
Ribbon from stash
No. 18 cut from Sizzix number dies.

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Wednesday 10 October 2012

Haven't had the time to blog!!

Just haven't had the time over the last couple of weeks to blog or make cards so I haven't anything of mine to show you. I did celebrate a birthday last week on 2nd and did received some lovely handmade cards and have decided to show you them.

The first one is from my mate Jackie. She hasn't been crafting over the last 6 months due to personal reason but has just started again and I have been privileged to have one of her first cards since she started up again. Go have a look at her blog, her colouring is amazing. 

This card is from Kim (better known as Kimbo). Beautiful card as are all hers. Cute image.
Go have a look at her blog here.

This card is from my mate Pam. Have known Pam for years . Honoured to have received a handmade card from her as she doesn't make very many. Beautiful card though. Pam's blog is here but she hasn't blogged in a few months, but you never know she may start again.

I am hoping that I will get back into my craft room soon, what with birthdays', anniversaries', grandsons', illness's (my hubby not me) that have stopped me, I need to start on some Christmas cards. Watch this space!!

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Friday 5 October 2012

Lots of Blog Candy

Donna over at Bearly Mine Crafts is offering some fab Candy. Go over and have a look!

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Wednesday 3 October 2012

Another male card!

This time it's for my brother in law's birthday. I do like the Forever Friends Good Life toppers. Makes men's card so much easier.

Square card blank
Topper from FF Good Life set
Backing papers from Good Life set
Greeting from Craftwork cards
Bakers twine & buttons from stash

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Monday 1 October 2012

Wedding Card

Typical isn't it, don't have any weddings to go to all year than 2 come along together! Here is one of the cards that I have made. 

Square card blank
Silver mirri card
Forever friends decoupage topper that I have had laying around for ages.
Greeting from a Forever Friends topper set
White backing card
Hearts and swiss dots embossing folders
Ribbon and gems from stash

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