Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Busy, busy ,busy

Evening all,

Where are all the days disappearing to ? Definite sign of getting old when you here yourself saying you haven't got enough hours in the day lol !

I have been making some money wallets ( up to about 50 now) for people at work and even though I love Christmas I will be glad when I can just 'play' without working my way down the 'to-do' list.

Glad I haven't got to put the money in them all too !!!!!

In search of something to show you I have got some male cards I made with my Wednesday ladies a few weeks ago and I'm hoping I haven't shown you before ..................

Colours are Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.These a la carte stamps are excellent value for someone like me who only makes male cards when I have to lol !And because wallets seem to be the order of the day I have made a mens wallet too !

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

First Edition

Evening all,

Sorry it's been so long, got a lot going on at the moment. Some of it good and some not so good but I know the days are flying by way too quickly !

I have been making lots of cards for orders including FIVE 40th birthday cards for the same person and now I've got to make one from me too ! In my haste to finish these orders I forgot to take any photos but I have got something to show you.

At the Stampin' Up stand at the NEC there were some beautiful curled paper wreaths. I'm not sure which of the talented ladies made them to give credit but they were definitely stunning and attracted loads of attention.

Anyway I decided to make a smaller one myself to try the technique. I used the First Edition papers as these are such good value.

Aren't those Antique brads luxurious ? 3 on one project ? I know but I was brave and just about managed it lol !

Back soon x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Good for the Homework

Evening all,

What a dark, dreary day today so I apologise in advance for the light in the photo. At my Wednesday class this morning we were very Christmassy and made some bunting and a couple of cards- I even took along some mince pies ( not home made but the 'exceedingly' good variety lol ! )

Also wanted to show you how Stampin Up recently helped out with Sophie's homework. She had to do a project on a bird, so guess what we decided ? Yes it had to be an owl lol !

Look how many products she used on the cover - although the Woodgrain background stamp would have been very useful !!

Short and sweet today but got a card or seven to make...........

Friday, 11 November 2011

Beau Chateau

Evening all,

Friday again, where do the weeks go ? Only 44 days til Christmas !!!

Today I feel very flattered because the lovely Jules has featured one of my creations on her blog. It was a small gift I took for her to recent training so pop over to Jules' blog and have a look !

To keep everything co-ordinated (obsessed I know lol!) I have some Beau Chateau cards to show you ............

Cockerel is cut from the paper and have used Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, with gorgeous Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon and pearls to decorate.If you don't like the bird then cut out the flowers lol !Lots going on on this one ! I used the mat pack to prick a pattern and this time the embossing is using the Manhattan Flower folder. Love the First edition papers and the Victoria crochet trim.

I love this pack of papers so expect to see it again soon !

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Melon Mambo Mania

Evening all,

I had a fab day on Saturday at the NEC with Stampin Up ! Thank you to Bekka, Karen and Zoe for making the day fun and a big hello to all the lovely ladies (and a few gentlemen ) we chatted to. There were some fantastic samples on display and they generated a lot of interest.

Despite a busy weekend I have got a couple of cards to show you. The first one uses a stamp from the Crazy for Cupcakes set.

Colours are Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate chip and Crumb Cake. Love that dotty ribbon!
While I had the Melon Mambo out I decided to make a few little thank yous to send out with my orders using the First Edition papers..........

This beautiful flower is from Everything Eleanor and the leaf is from French Foliage. I definitely need some more time to play ! Remember the old video recorders that worked on 'long play' so you could fit double the time? That's what I need - definite sign of getting old lol !

Back soon x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Vintage Vogue

Evening all,

Busy, busy , busy again this week but it's all good !

Todays cards are using Vintage Vogue, a beautiful set that has been sitting neglected on my shelf lately. I also used some of the sadly missed Springtime Vintage papers ( I did collect a little hoard before they retired lol ).

Thought this flower pot would be ideal as a get well pressie, perhaps for someone in hospital when real flowers are not allowed ?

I love making 3d flowers and I think this worked well with the Fun Flowers die

Colours are Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink

Nice to use an old favourite for a change !

We don't really make a big fuss of Halloween in our house but I must show you a card Isabel made...........

and the pumpkin that she grew from seed in the garden............He's looking like he needs some wrinkle cream but it was 'the morning after the night before' lol and I think you get the general idea. Carving by Hubby- about as creative as he gets !