Thursday, 28 October 2010

Polar fun !

Another Christmas card, I`m on a roll now, made 19 so far, just about half way there for my hand made cards this year. I couldn`t resist this image from LOTV.
The good thing about polar bears is they`re a pale colour so not much colouring needed, this was a very quick card to make which is a blessing when you have so many to do !
The background trees are from `lovely as a tree ` SU set , the sentiment is SU also as are the ribbons. The punch is icicles from Martha Stewart and the background paper is from last years Magnolia collection.
I`ve use a bit of distress inks for shading on the polar bears, (not sure it shows up well in the photo ) the snow is just glamour dust over a quickie glue pen.

I`ve got a day off tomorrow in lieu of having to work my two days off next week for stocktake at work, YUK ! a job I hate, but to console myself I am off to an SU party tomorrow night which I am really looking forward to.
bye for now and happy crafting xx

Monday, 18 October 2010

Shopping on Ice !

Here is the first of the Chrissy cards I have done, I`ve been crafting up a storm for the last two days and managed to get 12 cards done, only 30 odd more to go!
I was determined to get them done early this year and not leave it until the last minute like I usually do!
The image is from LOTV, I love these stamps, they are really affordable and fantastic images, they stamp like a dream too.I have used distress inks to colour and Glamour dust to highlight the snow and the fur on her hat and coat.
I have no idea what the background paper is sorry! it`s one I bought at the NEC last year !
I have used the cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes for the little strip of card that the ribbon is tied round. The ribbon , sentiment and punches used are all SU and the little charm is from my bitsa box, it`s from a pack of craft bits and pieces my Mum put in my christmas stocking last year ! She doesn`t craft but she often finds all sorts of great embellishments for me, she`s got a good eye for detail and often collects bits and pieces on her travels, that she thinks I can use in my crafting.
Well, I`d better get some housework done now, you should see the state of the carpet round my craft desk ! deffinately time to put down the glitter and glue and get out the vacuum cleaner ! bye for now and happy crafting x

Friday, 8 October 2010

A Beary Happy Birthday !

This is a card I have done for my friend Jeanne`s Birthday.
I love this little Penny Johnson stamp ( available from Sir Stampalot )it has been usefull for all sorts of occasions. I have watercoloured the image with distress inks and die cut the image using Nestabilities labels 2.
The Background papers are "Regency" from Papermania, the ribbon is Gisela Graham, the window slot punch and sentiment are both SU and the flower is Prima, can`t remember where the little butterfly embelishment came from, it`s one of those finds at the bottom of my embellishment box that I`ve had kicking around for a while !

I have FINALLY started my chrissy cards ! YAY me ! The muse left me for a while and I have had serious crafter`s block, but I`m back in the saddle and raring to go so watch this space for some chrissy creations soon, I think a trip to Sir Stampalot did the trick, surrounded by all those yummy new goodies that I couldn`t resist ! It`s a tonic for anyone that I would highly recommend !
I`m off to a SU catalogue launch tomorrow so I`m bound to get some inspiration there too - surrounded by all my crafting friends and I`m really looking forward to the afternoon, what better way to spend a couple of hours with great products and great company !
Thanks for visiting my blog and reading all my waffle ! bye for now and happy crafting x