Sunday, 31 October 2010

lovely dinner

hi world,
i am blogging really early tonight as i am being very lazy. les (hubby) has just made cornish pasties for dinner . .  and they were delicious and now amy (daughter no 2) and matt (daughter' no 2's boyfriend) are washing and wiping up, yay  . . . . no work!! we have had a bit of a tidy up and clear out today . .  even in the craft room, so i have not done much crafting today, but my desk is very tidy!!
here is the card i made for mum -in- law's birthday.

it is an easel card like the ones vicky makes on her blog (here's one i made earlier ).
the stamp is from a set i won from craft stamper on their givaways.
 i have been lucky in the past on winning freebies. it was  a set of mabel lucie attwell designs. 
 i have coloured it in with aqua promarkers and sakura pens, the edges are inked with distress inks and the flowers  are from . . .  somewhere!
i hope she likes it as it has an old fashioned feel to it. . .well she won't mind me saying that she is 84.
 i will definately make this type of card again they are very effective and stand up well.
see ya!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

yet more atc's

hi world
well i have been busy making atc's again, but now i have finally finished a book for everyone on the lists (not even thinking of the postage!!!)

The theme here is quite obvious. . . trees, all the stamps I made using my imagepac stamp system, the top 2 were taken at Claverton Manor near Bath.
the bottom 3 are from Eastleigh rec where i live.

These atc's have the theme of giggle, a bit different for me, as they are not really floral like a lot of my stuff is. 
While i was making these my daughter was clearing her room out and she put some stuff in my bin.
One thing was a bra she didn't like. . .  ahh, thinks I,  my next theme, as it is breast cancer month i decided to make some 'think pink' cards using bits from the bra. I think I like these the best, maybe because it is a cause i support. .  pardon the pun! the backing card was rescured from a birthday card.

I'm of to make a card for my mum in law, i think i will try an easel card like the one vicky made me for my birthday.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

atc 's everywhere

hi world
today i decided i must get on with making the atc's for the uk stampers group.
i managed about 4 on sunday and today i made a few more today, here are some of them

it is hard to get started on these  with no ideas so i decided to have a theme. i joined the group at the artisan show so i thought i would only use the stamps i brought there . . simples!
the pink one and the hummingbird i didn't buy there, but i made them before i decided.
the buiding stamp is from crafty individuals,
the theme was sunset.

the next theme i choose was post cards. this is from a stamp set from germany which only cost about £4, brilliant value. the stamp of the lady is one i made with my new imagepac clear stamp maker  . .  it's brilliant much better than the old one, much easier to use. the 'stamps' are real postage stamps. only about another 15 to do.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

on my desk on tuesday

hi world this is on my desk today
no i'm not trying to copy the  other blog ' whats on my workdesk wednesday'.
it's just that tuesday is my day off so i usually manage to get some crafting done or at least started
when i went to the artisan show i joined uk stampers, so now i have lots of atc's and embossing books to make.

it was  a bit daunting to start with as there is a lot to do at the begining, but i think i have sorted it now, here is some of the stuff i have done.
these are are the embossing books,
this is how it works;  i decorate a stamped and embossed image on the front of the book  for a each member and also enclose an undecorated copy it is then sent off to another member who adds another image and copy.

eventually it is sent to the person it was made for , who gets about 5 new images to use for there own cards etc.
i hope i get better as i go along, when as i have less to do i will have more time

i think this is my favouite so far. it was tempting to make them all the same . .   but that wouldn't be as much fun , now would it
see ya

Sunday, 17 October 2010

christmas starts here...sadly

hi world ,
well its no good, Christmas has to done !
and as i have to make about 150 cards . . . for kids , hubby etc, i have to make a  start sometime. so now is the time.
actually i did make some in January, but not many.
so here are the first ones of  this season.
i am trying to use up a lot of stuff that i have had for a while.
the background is stamped through sequin waste. the ribbons are woven together and then the topper greeting on foam layered on top. the topper is cut from some old Christmas cards and stamped ontop. quite pretty! i made a few of these.

i think this card is cute, the stamp is from butterfly kisses. it is stuck onto acetate and the reverse of the stamp is stuck on the back of the acetate, he is holding mistletoe behind his back. Rudolf is coloured with aqua pro markers. i just love his expression, there is a reason he has a red nose (too much red wine. . .  is there such a thing!) 
happy crafting

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

congrats gary

hi world
what's happened to my blog?
dont know what everyone else can see but i seem to have lost the pictures,
not sure how i got them back, so i hope the stuff i am putting on here is ok!!
i actually managed to play with some of my new crafty stuff today.
my daughter's partner has a new job in london, well done gary!
here is the card i made him

the background is sprayed with cosmc shimmer and a music mask ( you cannot see much of it). the stamps are from crafty individuals (i brought them at artisan show), time to celebrate is a free stamp from craft stamper a while ago.
the label is covered with distress inks and stamped with other stamps i brought at artisan. there is a real stamp on the label. i hope it goes well for him.

i also made another card for my daughter's work collegue.

the background is distress inks, mustard seed, rusty hinge and barn door, the same process as the ones i did before, very quick!!! i stamped the cat on the card and on another piece of card and then cut it out, i layered it with foam pads...simple.

 this is the first time lucy has asked me to make her a card , she usually buys them, hope she likes it, it will cost her £1 for breast cancer research.