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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WOYWW 73


Ok so the pic wasn't taken on Wednesday at all as you might be able to tell from the darkness outside! It was actually taken on Tuesday night and I am having to put this post on schedule as I have to be at work early in the morning, boo. Upside is I am off tomorrow afternoon, yeah!

The conservatory is, I think, going to be an ok venue for crafting over the winter. I've set up my little heater and light and it is very cosy :-) The card in progress is a Birthday card for my cousin who I am seeing on Saturday. This isn't just any old meeting of a cousin you see, she has lived in Australia for years and has been living back in the UK for the last few months. I thought I had met her once when I was about 12 but she thinks we have never actually met! So I'm meeting her for the first (or second) time on Saturday. Her Birthday is on Sunday so I thought I would surprise her with one of my cards. Will upload a pic of the finished result when it is done (not quite there yet!) Unfortunately it hasn't really worked out for her in the UK so she is going back to Aus in the New Year so I probably won't see her again for another 30 years lol.

Anyway, hopefully I will still manage to get round a few desks! If you are wondering what all this is about, click on the WOYWW link on my side bar and visit Julia, the queen of WOYWW, at the Stamping Ground.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

more 'C' word cards!


Yes, I got busy during my week off last week and made a few more C word cards! I've still only done about a third of what I need to do though and really need to get cracking and do some more.

I was rather pleased with these as they were simple to make and I think look rather effective. (I make cards for a colleague at work from time to time who likes these simple type cards, she is very easy to make for lol!) They are made using some snowflake stickers from The Range and some die cut squares using the freebie die that came with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment is from a freebie sheet I got with a magazine.

I am going to enter the card into the following challenges:

Sarah Hurley - Anything but red and green

Top tip Tuesday 'Anything Goes' challenge

Crafty Cardmakers - use a freebie

I made a second, similar card with some more of the stickers, here are the pair together.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW 71


Normal service has been resumed and I am back in blog land, hurrah! It has been a very strange few weeks, we had to all reapply for our jobs at work and be assessed and interviewed and it has all been very stressful. Hence my life just really went on hold for 3 weeks and I haven't done anything else very much. You will be glad to hear that I have kept my job but I didn't get the promotion that I could have got. Still, it could have been so much worse and I really am grateful to still have a job at all in the current climate.



Anyway, this week I am having a week off work to recuperate! I managed to get a a bit of card making done yesterday and my room is a tip already! I really love this Beer Monster digi stamp and have made quite a few with it. The other card is my first attempt at an easel card, not bad I don't think.

Hope to get round a few more desks this week, as I'm off work I don't have any excuse not to really!

Wondering what this is all about? Check out Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground to find out more.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Sparkly Christmas Card


Ooops, I've been absent for a little while, more about the reasons why later...

Thankfully I have a week off work now so can get on with doing some Christmas cards as well as some more cards to top up my 'for sale' box in the office :-)

This card was made with my recently purchased stencil, glitter and embossing glue. I'm pretty pleased with the results and have made a few now, some in purple and some in turquoise. Here is one of the purple ones which I am going to enter into the following challenges:

A Spoon full of Sugar - Winter wonderland
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
Allsorts - song title (Rocking around the Christmas tree)
Ellephantastic - anything goes

Have a good evening people!