Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
Anyway, after lunch I got a text from my friend Julie thanking me for their presents. I rang her back to see if she would be around on Boxing Day, and she immediately said she would cook my Turkey for me! I took it up there at 9am and Steve fetched it, swathed in towels to keep it warm at one o'clock. I think that must be the sign of a true friend - someone who would cook your turkey for you, and to perfection too! So, on Boxing Day our whole house toasted Julie, for saving our Turkey (or should that be Bacon)!
Thanks is such a small word, but means such a lot!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Monday, 22 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I went to bed last night with blue fingers! This card started off life as a smooth white piece of card that I embossed snowflakes onto (2 from crafty individuals, one from Stamporium, one from clear choice stamps and one unknown) with clear embossing powder. I then sponged a mixture of 'stonewashed' and 'denim' adirondak inks over the top, along with some metallic rub-ons in silver. the Let it Snow stamp is also Crafty individuals. The large snowflake is a chipboard piece painted with white acrylic and sprayed with silver creative colour sprays. there are a few dots of glitter glue on both the chipboard and stamped images.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
This next card was one of two I made for a colleague, asking someone else to choose! I seem to do that quite often and the rejects go into my box. It uses more Lavinia stamps, and I've done it in several different colour ways, but I particularly like this one.
Funnily enough, the daughter of the lady who is ninety refused to tell anyone how old she was when she turned sixty! My Dad is going to be 80 in February and is quite happy for people to assume he is in his late 60s! I have been trying to persuade him to have a party, but he isn't sure at the moment. I'll have to think of a subtle way of including his age on his card.
Well, I guess I should get back to the Christmas cards now. Someone has asked me to make a humorous one, so I need to look for ideas. Megan is quite a lot better, but still coughing at night. She was supposed to be going to a sleep over birthday party tonight, but I couldn't inflict her on anyone else! She has gone ice skating with them and is going back to her friend's house for a little while and then will ring me as they are going to bed. I think I'm blessed with a very sensible daughter, as she was quite happy with this compromise.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
The christmas cards all feature some Magenta puzzle self-cling stamps I bought last year. The copper and brown toned papers are also Magenta. The papers on the birthday card are from the Canon Creative Park website, and the stamp is a woodware one.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Saturday, 6 December 2008
The second and third are variations on cards I have made already this year. The top one uses another Lavinia stamps tree, and the next uses stampin' up 'lovely as a tree' and the Nellie Snellen snowman. My final card from last night uses a Stamporium stamp from one of their A4 rubber sheets. I'm not sure if it is still available or not, but I love it's simplicity. It works well embossed in clear embossing powder on black and then painted with Blonde Moments pearl pigments.