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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Not a Christmas tree in sight!


Yes, that's right, I have actually made a couple of cards this year without Christmas trees on! This one was made with a cute penny black stamp I got with a magazine subscription. I'm rather pleased with the result, think the gold goes well with the red :-)

Loads of snow here today, not sure I will get the car out to get to work tomorrow! I was going to take a photo to show you but was too disorganised and it's gone dark now...oh well. Believe me when I say it is deep though!

Just a quick post today as I have a yummy casserole cooking for tea and need to got and see to it.

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

Paper sundaes - adorn those corners

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas

Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

WOYWW 77


Here we are again on a dark and cold Wednesday morning! Had to wrap up warm to pop into the conservatory earlier to take the photo! It is still ok at the moment for crafting with the heater on, in fact it gets quite cosy, but not sure what it is going to be like when the temperatures tumble further over the next few days.

Well, it's all a bit of a tip this week really! I'm thinking of getting rid of the sofa and getting a table instead seeing this is what it tends to get used for nowadays. You can see more of my glittery christmas trees in the foreground, I have had such fun making those.



The card on the desk is a quickie card I made last night for a bereaved colleague (made with a lovely Penny Black Stamp). Really need a good tidy up now, but think I will finish off the Christmas cards (it will be nice to make something other than Christmas cards again!) and then have a good blitz.

Bit of a quick post today as have to dash off to work. Pop over to see Julia at the Stamping Ground in order to be able to nosey at lots of other desks!

Have a good crafting week x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WOYWW 76


Apologies for my absences the last couple of weeks, these were due to hectic.com and then ill.com (don't worry, nothing life threatening, just one of these horrible bugs that is going around). All better now though and hopefully will get back to crafting in earnest as I really need to bottom out the Christmas cards and get back to making something different! Not that I am fed up of all the glitter and christmas trees just yet, but I think it will be getting that way soon...

So, on my desk today are...drum roll...some glittery christmas trees! I am enjoying making these actually and tipping glitter all over the floor :-) (We were sitting at the dinner table the other night and I spotted glitter on hubby's cheek, oops!) The other card on my desk is a bit of a disaster, the one with the gingerbread men. I recently bought some Rangers Glossy Accents and haven't really got to grips with what I am supposed to do with it as yet (any tips would be gratefully received!) So I decided to put it on the gingerbread men but they went curly and then the glaze cracked :-( I think the paper was too thin, so maybe I should only use it on card or chipboard shapes. Bit sad about the gingerbread men though as I rather liked them and as they were out of a magazine I haven't got any more.

If you are wondering what WOYWW is all about, pop over to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground and find out all about it!

Have a great week everybody!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

O Christmas Tree!


I do seem to be having a bit of a Christmas tree theme this year (although haven't posted many of the results here so far, will have to rectify that, lol!) This card was made using a Penny Black stamp I have been using a lot and my other favourite items of the moment - card candy (can't stop sticking it all over) and my gold leaf (well silver in this case) from which I have been making sparkly, glittery 'ribbons' for many of my Christmas cards. I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - glittery Christmas

The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle

2 Sisters - Christmas

Ellephantastic - Xmas

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - my favourite things

Totally Gorjuss - traditional christmas colours

Secret crafter Saturday challenge - sparkle and shine

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Baubles!


Here is my latest Christmas Card creation, embossed baubles. I'm doing pretty well with the target of 30 Christmas cards and so far have managed 15, so half way there, hurrah! They are all different as well, despite me initially saying that I would make 4 or 5 different ones and then copy them!

Today's card is made with an embossing folder from do crafts, stamped greeting, buttons which I won in a challenge, 'ribbon' made from gold leaf (I'm really enjoying playing with that :-), spotty paper left over from last year and a ribbon bow.

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - a relish to embellish

Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas inspired

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 96 (2 ribbons and a circle)

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - red and gold

The Stamp Man - Christmas

Think that's it for now, lol!