Tuesday 28 October 2014

Only 9 more sleeps....

.......til I go on my holibobs to Florida & I can't wait.....but the lead up is very busy..so much to do and not enough time. Today I had a date with The Rig Doctor. I have a pale carpet in my lounge and it was filthy but now it is all clean again! :-) Brilliant machines!

As we are going away for a month I need to get all my family & friends cards made for the rest of the year and here are 3 of them.

The first one is for my sister whose birthday was a couple of weeks ago. It is a DL card made with BeBunni's 'Love' Papercrafting kit. The backing card and the topper are both matted onto silver card. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

This card is an anniversary card. The backing card and patterned card are from my stash. The topper has been printed from the BeBunni 'Love' CD. The 'ribbon' is fact a piece of card and the greeting has been stamped onto the card. 

This is a card which I really really like. I saw something similar on Pintrest. I think the embossing on the white card is really effective. I will definitely be using my embossing folders a bit more :-)

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Belated birthday card and Goggly Bats

As you know I go to a Craft workshop every fortnight which is run by Clair. Last Thursday was the first time I had been there for about 6 weeks due to things happening. As it was my birthday at the beginning of October, Clair made me a beautiful birthday card. We had done something very similar with the colours and flowers in a previous class but this was so beautiful.

Our class card was this cute bat card. Not one for sending Halloween cards, it can make an ideal birthday card for someone whose birthday falls around the 31st October. The background was quite messy doing it using distress inks but gives a great effect. Everyone's card was different. The bats are from a retired Stampin Up set that are so cute especially when you add the goggly eyes. The trees are a Stampin up set also.

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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Anniversary Card

Well another busy few days again. No chance to make cards but here is one I made earlier!. An anniversary card for my mate. It was my take on a design that I saw on Pintrest. Just made with black and white card and using one of the Spellbinders labels die ( can't remember which one!). Added some ribbon and a couple of gems. I do like black and white!

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Sunday 12 October 2014

A catch up.....

Well what a busy couple of days I have had. Firstly I celebrated another birthday on the 2nd.  I had a lovely day, surprised by my hubby who took the day off to celebrate with me. Treated me too, to a trip to the tip and to Tescos :-) although we did have a lovely meal out in the evening with friends at a Chinese restaurant. 

One of the nice things about having crafters as friends is that you get some lovely handmade cards. Here are mine from my very good friends. 

The weekend after my birthday I caught a cough and cold so that basically put me out of action for a few days. I don't do ill very well. It did seem to go but it has come back again now.

On the 9th my hubby and I celebrated out 21st wedding anniversary. He couldn't get the day off as he had to go to London on a course. It was ok as my Greta, one of my crafty friends, had a play day so I spent a lovely day with them, crafting and having a good time. Even managed to make a few things.

As i said it was our anniversary and here is the card that I made for him. It's from Crafter's Companion BeBunni Love paper kit. Such cute images.

We had decided on no gifts as we Re off to America in a few weeks but when I got home from my craft day he gave me my card and then he gave me 3 gifts. I had to close my eyes while he gave them to me!
The 1st gift he said would help me in my day to day tasks. - it was a pack of dusters!!
The 2nd gift he said was to help me with my cold and cough - a double packet of tissues - with added balm so less!!!
The 3rd gift was a beautiful bunch of 10 red roses. :-)

I do love him so even though he is a pain sometimes....

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Wednesday 1 October 2014

A couple of cards...

............for you this evening :-)  The first card is one that I made at my graft workshop I go to. This was made back at the beginning of September. Clair had designed a lovely card here. 

Although quite messy (I don't do messy) I did enjoy doing it.  The background was made from thick watercoloured card. " or 3 inks were splodged (a word used by my mate Pam who went to the same class! :-) ) onto a messy mat or other smooth serface . The wathercoloured card was then laid onto the inks . The card was then dried and the process repeated again until we were happy with the effect. The butterfly was stamped onto the background using versamarker and then embossed in white. Beautiful large stamp. A piece of acetate was then paced over the ccard attatched by brads. The insert was done in the same way. 

As I said in my post yesterday, my mojo had gone away so I decided to finish some of the cards I had prepped from the Craft day I attended a couple of months ago. I love the poppy stamp here that I have coloured with promarkers. Love the background stamp as well. When looking at the original card I saw that it had butterflies on and I couldn't find my ones in all my card bits from the crafty day so had to use a 3d butterfly sticker that I had. After I had stuck it down I found the original butterflies so have put them on also. I do love this card. 

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