Sunday, 20 January 2013

Wiper Card.

Happy Sunday all. well it's been horrible, cold and still very icy out, so I have been staying in and crafting. I have to confess to really enjoying myself, playing with new shapes! This card is a Wiper card and it's the first time I have made one of these. I have used a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with my copics, a Stampin Up sentiment, Old Blueberry Hill papers from Papermania, Memory box and Martha Stewart punches and dies and a recycled bit of sparkly ribbon from a Christmas present! Nothing gets wasted in this house!! Hope you like her!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Trying to be adventurous!

This year I have set myself the mini challenge of trying out different card shapes and types. I bought myself a scorpal buddy ( Love it) and I have been playing with various folds. I also bought some Magnolia stamps in the January sales, so I have a lot of lovely things to play with.....I shall be playing after I have posted here and had a spot of lunch as I have got up early this morning, completed household chores and am not setting foot outside the door !! It's still treacherous! The children are enjoying it...but I'm not! Still it's an excuse to saty in the warm, put on some music and craft to my heart's content!
So first up is my cascade card effort!
I have used an older Magnolia image, coloured with copics, flowers from my friend Diane, for Christmas, an old Marianne die, Magnolia stamped sentiment and pin from Wild Orchid crafts. Can't remember where the papers came from!

Next up is a gatefold card. This was nice and easy to make! Very little effort required!

And finally a criss cross card. this took the longest to make as it involved sewing and measuring!
All very different for me! The embossing folder is from Crafts too and was a new one for Christmas and the stamp is also a new one, Bought with Christmas money! It's been simply embellished and very carefully coloured!
I'm still in Christmas mode, aren't I?! All this frosty, snowy weather though just makes me feel quite festive! Bring out the choccies!!!


Brr it's cold outside....Di's digi designs challenge.

Oh my it's cold outside and the snow is only mildly beginning to thaw! It was quite a trek to work yesterday, I had to walk such a long way! So this week's Di's challenge is very appropriate! Remember, you don't have to use anything digital but we love it if you do and very aptly this week our challenge is "Winter" I don't think we could have timed this any better, do you? So get the glitter and sparkle out and make another Christmas card, if you so wish, think how organised you'll be for Christmas 2013!
 Here's mine using this so sweet image from Di's. The snowflake die was new fort Christmas from the very lovely Diane and don't you just love the white stuff? I mean the embossing not the snow! Not looking forward to the journey to work on Monday if this hangs around!
I am entering this one in to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly - Baby it's cold outside
Creative card crew - Snow and Ice
Cards galore - Anything goes

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Promising a rose garden!

Here is my first make of 2013! I have really struggled to get back into my card making even though I had some truly fabulous crafty gifts for Christmas. It's shocking that I can't seem to be motivated. I'm not totally happy with this one, but here it is anyway.

More Lili of the Valley

Tilda and Edwin for Christmas

Pretty Purple

Missing for a while.

Oh dear, I have been missing longer than I thought. I have had so much stuff going on lately that I don't know if I'm coming or going. I have had trouble with my eye, much better now though. Thanks for all your well wishes! I appreciate it. I still have some stuff going on, but it's more manageable now and I don't feel so overwhelmed by it all. With all my stuff going on I have missed quite a few of Di's challenges, so I apologise for my less than committed dedication to the challenge blog, but I did make things , even though I didn't post them here or comment on any of the entrants.... So first up are my missing creations...sorry Di!