Friday, 3 December 2010

Snow day 2 - well, Ice day really

Another day of school not being open, as the snow from yesterday had formed sheet ice. Several staff had fallen over, so it definitely wasn't safe for the children. So, what to do with my time? Finally I got inspiration and time at the same time! I finished Steve's Dad's Birthday card:
I used papers from my funky hand dreams come true cd, an image from the internet recoloured to match the papers and some scrabble letter stamps (Stamporium).
Next I made another Kokopelli card for a friend's birthday. I used stamp and bond and gilding flakes - this time I used the variegated red flakes (Crafty Notions).
Then I made a birthday card for a workmate who loves Tigers. This used a digi drawn by my talented friend Teri and is available from her blog shop Delicious Doodles. The base card was stamped in Wild honey Distress inks with the Hero arts leaf swirl.

My final two cards feature a Hero Stamp called Starry Night. I brayered the ink onto the stamp to get even coverage, using big and juicy waterfall and hydrangea  The base card was cuttlebugged and then punched down the edge. The edge of the inside of the card was then sponged to match the stamped image.
I also braved taking the car out to see if my route out of Nottingham to the A52 is clear of snow. It was, so Yes, I'm going to try to get to Sir Stampalot's Demo day at Peterborough tomorrow! Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Paula said...

what a wonderful set of cards....safe trip to Peterborough tomorrow!

Fliss said...

All just gorgeous cards Sally and glad to see you're making the most of your enforced time off.
Have a lovely time tomorrow and wish I could come too. I have to go shopping cos I haven't been this week and have run out of loads of stuff!
xx

Tracy said...

You certainly have been busy Sally, and all really gorgeous creations. Couldn't pick a favourite as they are all equally fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debbie Dolphin said...

wow sally you really have been busy. Just love the hero stamp. Its so gorgeous every time i see it
love debbie xxx

Kay Carley said...

Oh my Sally you have been busy and I see that you've been using that gorgeous swirly Hero Arts stamp again! xx

pinky said...

Such gorgeous cards Sally, great you got that time to play:) Hope the day went well for you all.
Pinky

lisa said...

Your train card is just lovely, Sally. It reminded me of the sort of card my Dad always loved, he was a stream train nut!!!
The Christmas cards are beautiful too, i love the colours. Must get on with mine!!!
Hope you've had a safe and happy day at Sir Stampalot. We have had a thaw here so hopefully travelling was not too bad.
Hugs Lisax

Von said...

Just love your kokopelli image and the card you have made with it Sally :)
Von x

petrasart said...

OOOh...I love the train-card!!! It is a wonderful image and perfect for a man who is now 90 ... wooow!!!