Wednesday, 22 December 2010

and another three....

the border on this one was made with blue card and gold mirri board from stock, i used a small snowflake punch to give detail. I was rather pleased with the effect.

everything else used was the same as the previous three, however i did find double sided tape failed to hold the layers as well as i liked, so i used Glossy effects as glue - as advised by Lindsey Mason - and found it was better than all the other glues i had in stock. 

as if like buses........

 then i started on my Christmas cards.....

i didn't make a note of the name of the stamps and digi-images i used for these...lesson learnt! but they were coloured with promarkers, and decorated with Hobbycraft metallic 3 colour Ink, Stickles Icicles and/or Frosted Lace, Glamour dust and papers and ribbon from stock.

and then there were two!!

this was my second card for a friends new baby boy, Edward. I wanted a plain blue background so created one on word that faded out and cut and pasted it onto a blank card. I used a clip art image stretched out along the top and using Tim Holz Distress Ink in Denim Blue and some mini stamps i created the image on the front.

Here it is at long last, my first card!

This was done for Angie to say thank you for the lovely Candy i won on her blog using Peel Off's and ProMarkers, the sentiment was handmade on scraps of card.
The photo isn't great quality as my camera has died, so i used my mobile.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A lovely end to a rough week!

Well after a hectic week i thought i would pop down to the new Hobby Craft store to pick up a few items and get on with some cards, what a great decision it turned out to be.
A very lovely lady by the name of Lindsay Mason was there doing demo's and apart from being very patient answering my 1001 questions she gave me some invaluable hints and tips.
While chatting about the items i have so far i mention the one rubber stamp i had bought a couple of weeks back, a bauble design that doesn't have an outline, just uses the holly and script to give a shape, and that i really loved but couldn't get it to do quite what i wanted....only to find out it was her very own design! What a co-incidence.
If you want to have a peek this link should get you to it
I managed to loose a couple of hours listening and watching and my poor husband is now worried sick he will be on the streets soon as there wont be room for him in the house if i get everything i want :-)