Monday, 26 August 2013

Wow! mad rush of something!

Well, not only have I managed to make a card today, but I have also stamped the back with my 'handmade by' stamp AND put a liner in the card!!!!!

It actually felt really good to get back to card making. The image I used was a pre-coloured Lili of the Valley image that I won a couple of years ago for having a card in a magazine, it got buried in a box and I only re-discovered it the other day.  The Ivy is one of the new Crafters Companion Diesire dies, which I absolutely adore, as is the icicles at the top and the snowflake behind the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley but is a rubber stamp.  Sorry for the poor photograph but I think my beloved camera may be on it's last legs.

Well, I hope you're all enjoying our last bank holiday before Christmas (yep I know, I'll actually have to start using my holiday allowance for time off now).

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Not a new card but..

At least I'm posting something!

This card was made before my recent crafting hiatus, with a lovely new stamp from Susana loves Stamps, which I got from Quixotic Paperie I love all the stamps in the 'oddly sweet curiosities' range, they just make me smile - hence the card, and as it's hump day, I thought this may help to get us all through the day.

I coloured him with spectrum noirs in the pointillism style, I just thought it added to the oddness of the image.  The sentiment is from a set of ticket stamps by Whimsy Stamps which I also got from Quixotic (just love that shop & she is very efficient at getting your order out too).  Everything else is from my stash.

Anyway, hope you like - I am trying to work on some new stuff, but getting back into crafting is difficult - Ooh, I have bought a new toy to help though, a Fiskars Stamp Press, I bought the big one because I thought I would need it that big but it's HUGE!!  Having said that though, it is amazing and I really think it will help a great deal with stamping, don't get me wrong I like my rock-a-blocks, but this thing is just fab and if I'd had it first, I probably wouldn't buy any other blocks, you just wouldn't need them.

Anyway, must go & get ready for work - TTFN

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Woo hoo!

Yay, I've finally made a card!

After having to hide my desk away back in June when we started having some building work done, I've finally been able to get my stuff back out again.

My very bestest crafting buddy Alison came over yesterday and we were finally able to craft together. It was great to see Alison after so long, and fab to make a card (was begining to think I'd forgotten how to).

We had a great time catching up and just chilling with our craft stuff. In spite of not having made anything for ages, I did buy some stuff (well it was just too good a bargain to miss!), I bought all of the Crafters Companion Christmas Diesire dies, and used these on my card, well the trees and snowflakes - the image and sentiment were from the popcorn Christmas CD.

Well, hopefully this post will publish okay (doing it on my iPad), and hopefully the card will be the first of many.