Saturday, 20 August 2011

Distress Ink Card

Well I am really glad that this week is over. I have had such a stressful week at work and I really couldn't wait until 5pm yesterday.

Here is a card that I made at my class at the Craft Box on Tuesday. I love it and it's not something that I would dream or think of doing.

We used Distress Inks for the background, but I really can't remember the names but they just blended so well together.

I also love the scalloped circle shaped card. I really want a circle cutter for my birthday to make circle cards. I am trying to convince my Sister to buy it me, lol!

I am now off to have a relaxing night with Martin. I have spent all day cleaning and sorting my craft stash out in to some order ready for the storage I am going to get as part of my birthday present. It's looking much better already.



Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Another Christmas Card x

What a day today has been!! I feel very stressed and I need a glass of wine to relax after my day at work today.

Here is another Christmas card using another of my pre-coloured images from my holiday.

It's another Santa from Magnolia.

The papers are from Dream Street called "Wonderland - Warm Hearts" which were purchased from the NEC last year. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Glossy Accents.



Sunday, 14 August 2011

1st Christmas Card xxx

Here is my first Christmas card. I am determined to use all my unused stamps that I have bought over the last couple of years for Christmas cards. They were all "must haves" at the time!!! I always play safe and get out my Christmas stamps that I find make quick and easy cards, but that is not happening this year. I am going to be organised and not have a big rush on the run up to Christmas.

I stamped lots of Christmas images to colour while I was on holiday, either when travelling or relaxing. I coloured about 10 which I didn't think was bad.

Anyhow, here is my first card using one of the images I coloured. I am trying to go a bit vintage/shabby and traditional this year.

I have used a selection of Nitwit papers mixed with some Dovecraft "Let it Snow" papers. I am going to try and mix & match some of my papers.

I have coloured my old traditional Santa from Magnolia with Promarkers. The sentiment is stamped from a lovely set I bought last year and never used by Papermania which is a Tina Higgins design called "A Silent Night".

I hope you like, but I am now off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday before work tomorrow and I am also going to think of some more ideas for cards as my Sister went with me and Mum to the craft shop today and she purchased some papers/card templates for her own cards that she wants me to make for her for Christmas. I now have to make my own, Mum's, Sam's and cards for orders!!! I need to be organised with this lot! Oh well, it's keeps me busy!



Saturday, 13 August 2011

2nd Post... I am doing well x

Don't faint, but it's another post from me!!

I am trying to be a good blogger from now on! Here is a wallet I made with my Auntie Chanelle on Thursday night when we crafted together because our craft class was cancelled. We used some of the new Patchwork Family papers from Rico Design which she kindly let me pinch a sheet of, they are gorgeous and I am soo jealous I don't have them.

When I was on holiday last week I missed a class at the Craft Box and they made a wallet and tag insert. I must say the class version was gorgeous, but Auntie Chanelle showed me how to make it.

I like to know how to make different cards and projects because it's nice to do something different rather than the same old.

I used my gorgeous Molly Blooms from the new range. I just love them and I can't make enough cards with them. They are so versatile even though they do have a summer theme.

I am now off to watch a DVD and relax with Martin and the family. Enjoy your night and I may even be back tomorrow because I have started to make my first Christmas card!!



Friday, 12 August 2011

I am back x

Hi Everyone,

It seems such a long time since I last blogged, but I have been on my holiday! It was fab and I really didn't want to come home. It was so nice to be away with Martin, Mum, Dad and Owen. He is still my little brother but he is growing up so fast and he just isn't a little boy anymore.

Me & Martin went a few days later than Mum and Dad and when we arrived off the train Owen was shouting for Martin and not me!!! Little bugger!!

Anyhow, here a card I made a craft class at the Craft Box a coulpe of weeks ago using the new Molly Bloom Stamps and Magnolia chimney. It's such a pretty card and I love the layout/style of the card.

I am really sorry because I can't remember the papers used. I am so out of touch with my papers at the moment. Here is a close up of the coloured image done with my Promarkers.

Here is a little snap of me and Martin on our jollies!

I will hopefully be back over the weekend and I do promise to try and visit my blogging friends. I am really sorry for being such a bad commentor.