Archive for November, 2011
What a horrid day weather wise, rain and gale force winds, blah! So more time for crafting, yeah! and since I am well behind on my Christmas cards this year I thought I would do quite a few using the new (to me) Polar Party – I love these penguins and trees from SU and have used Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler for my main colours…
The seam binding is Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz though, and I cut out the penguins and put them on dimensionals to make them stand out a bit, a bit of glitter on the stars and snow (which doesn’t show up on the photo – been having problems with a bit of blurring every since my computer crashed, the photos aren’t anywhere near as sharp as they used to be! with having to use a new way for upload my photos). I used the blender pens from SU to paint the colours in for the trees and penguins to make it a bit softer and the dotty embossing foler for texture to the cards.
Only another 20 to do and I will have finished my Xmas cards, yeah!
Good morning and the sun is shining, yeah! Been dull and miserable here for days… I am trying to make some cards double quick at the moment, something I can repeat easily but just not happening. With moving before xmas (we hope but does not seem so likely at the moment!) I am trying to get organized with cards etc but this design took me longer to put together than I thought it would.
The wreath is the small scallop punch with the one inch punch for the centre, using the holly stamp from one of the new SU sets Pines and Pointsettas and the newsprint papers, the ‘merry’ is from the pennant parade set I think, just two colours, Real Red and Old Olive, a bit of silver elastic (retired now) eh voila! I obviously need to get more organised to do them and my photos of late seem a bit blurred, sorry. OK must get a wiggle on…
Manic at my house with packing boxes to move and my craft room is half packed already, you wouldn’t want to see it, but then I am used to working in a mess!! We haven’t got a date as a few things have become complicated (!) but still looking to move before Christmas…
So this is just a quickie and I was very inspired by Stamp with Heather – she has made some lovely things – and I haven’t much time to really think about designing and blog hopping takes so much time away from what I really want to do which is stamp. I love the Pennant Parade set and have used Real Red, Olive Green a a few of the neutrals for the versus etc, done a bit of decoupage, used sheer ribbon and the new SU Christmas papers and my fave Top Note die and think they have turned out OK, many thanks again to Heather. The Tags Til Christmas set makes great tags of course and good to use as embellisments on your cards too.
Ok, I have to go pack more boxes, wish I wasn’t such a hoarder as this makes this job so much harder – stupid really to get so attached to ‘things’ and one day, I will learn my lesson.
And I am trying to sort out some cards for Christmas and playing about with my new stamp set Polar Party from Stampin’ Up – so cute, just love the images and especially these penguins. I have used Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Poppy Parade for the colours, snowflakes also from Serene Snowflakes, quite a few rhinestones and some Pool Party ruffled ribbon – might even use them for my card class next week…
Cloudy and dull out there so the light is not good in here today, looks like it is going to be like that all week – take care out there.
Such a nice bright day today after a busy week at work. I managed to get a few jobs done in the garden this morning and sat here in my craft room in the lovely sunshine.
After our trip to Switzerland the other week and walking in the forests and mountains, I wanted to make some cards with the autumnal colours in mind, and this is what I have come up with…
I have used Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the colour and ribbon, using the French Foliage stamp set and a few other sentiments.
Right, must get on a tidy my desk up! Take care everyone…