Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Yay, she's going for the hat trick!

Yep folks, that's 3 days in a row now and I've actually managed to bring you a card & today that includes sitting for 3 hours through the 2nd instalment of The Hobbit, brilliant film but does not stick very closely to the book (apparently, I haven't read the book for years so they could have put anything in it!).

This latest card has had the topper made for ages - it was actually all cut on my Cameo as a little experiment but never got made into a card, so as I'm trying to get more organised I decided to finally make the effort.  The sentiment is an Elzybells one I got many years ago (shame the store is no more, but she at least has gone on to design for Penny Black).

Not alot to say about this really - I kind of followed this weeks Saturday Sketch challenge, just moving the sentiment to fit with what I had done.  Hope you like & see you back here in the New Year for some more craftiness (no sore heads now!)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Yay! Go Me!!!!

Two days in a row, not only that I've actually made two cards today - well, one and a half really as the bebunni one I started yesterday.

Now, before you view this first one, I would like you to get up and go find your sunglasses, I apologise it is a bit bright!  I've had this image coloured and ready to go for a while now, it was even cut out and mounted ready to use one of the Saturday Sketch challenges (think it was no. 271) but I'd never got around to doing anything with it (story of my life!).  Anyway, as I was having a bit of a tidy up and realised that I have millions of images all coloured and ready to turn into cards, I thought I'd better make a start somewhere, and this was it - with such a brightly coloured image, it kind of needed to have something a bit more psychedelic in the background, so here is what I came up with. The stamp for anyone who's interested is from Susanna Loves Stamps from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities range, which you can buy from Quixotic Paperie (hope the link works, she's closed until 7th Jan).

My second card is the one started yesterday, just had to put the finishing touches to it today, it is one of the Bebunni stamps from Crafters C. coloured with my new spectrum noirs, I've even used one of the new dies to do the frame and cut out the image, these images are really big - I did consider doing this as an 8x8 card but thought if I kept the card fairly simple it would work.

Boy am I having a good day, done some sorting out, tidying up AND made two cards!!!, right I'm off for a lie down in a darkened room before I make a start on tomorrows stuff - loving having the time off to do all of this!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Belated Merry Christmas & early Happy New Year!

Wow, I'm not very good at this blogging lark am I?  Sorry, it's been ages since my last post - I would blame the festivities, but i could have found 5 minutes if I really wanted to, but family, work, telly, pretty much everything else got in the way.

I had several orders for my candles in boxes for Christmas so that was a huuuugggggeeee boost to the ego, along with orders for the square crackers so that was great & must say a big thanks to Crafters Companion for the wonderful CD's without which I would not have been able to print the wonderful card to make them (or make the milk carton that the candles went in).

I'm already starting to think of ideas that I can put together for next Christmas & hopefully will be brave enough to hawk my wares around some craft fairs next year, well, we'll see....

In the meantime, I thought I should catch up with a couple of cards that were made before Christmas, the first was made some time ago, when I first got the BeBunni stamps, which I believe was during Crafters Companion birthday week, which I think was in October.  I thought I had blogged it before (stupid me, haven't blogged that much - doh!), anyway it uses one of the stamps, from the Bebunni range, together with a sentiment - the frame and the tag are both from the Crafters Companion Diesire range and the balloons are really old Sizzix dies - the papers are from a Wild Rose Studio Christmas collection of 6x6 papers.  Its a lovely simple card to make (even with the outside the die bit with the balloons).

Then next card is a fab Christmas card made with the Santa stamp from Crafters Companion (are you spotting a bit of a theme here?  I use an awful lot of Crafters Companion stuff!!), in fact everything on this card is from Crafters Companion, well except the base card and cardstock used, but all the dies and stamps, and even the embossing folder are all CC.  I'm not a slave to the brand, but boy do they do some great stuff!

Speaking of great stuff, my Christmas pressie was Crafters Companion too - it was a full set of the new version Spectrum Noir pens - have to say they are absolutely gorgeous, I have been using them the past few days to colour in some more of the BeBunni stamps - I really am trying a bit harder to make more use of the things that I have bought, instead of just putting them in boxes and stroking them!

Anyway, enough waffle, off to craft & I hope your Christmas has been as peaceful and relaxed as mine has - long may it continue!