Sunday, 24 July 2011

Bestest Friends !

Here is a card for my Best Friend Sally`s Birthday next month. These two little girls remind me of us as kids ( a loooooooooong time ago ! )
I actually sat down to make her birthday card today and when I pulled some card stock out of my paper trays, this one landed on my desk ! I`d started it some time ago and completely forgot about it ! How about that for a senior moment! I had almost finished it, I just added the sentiment a couple of extra flowers and the stitched border stamp which is a Molly Blooms from Sir Stampalot.

The image is LOTV which I`ve coloured with distress inks. The papers are from the MME - Stella Rose collection and Craft Creations. The flowers are from Carnmeal cottage, punch is Ash Branch available from Sir Stampalot and the Sentiment is SU.

I`ve been crafting up a storm today, got my mojo back now my work troubles are behind me and I can finally relax a bit and get my life back in order. I`ve been making some samples for Kay Rutter who is launching her new techniques book soon to go with her FAB Hougie Board so watch this space....

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Snow Business

I know, I can hear you saying it ......... "CHRISTMAS !! "
No I haven`t gone mad ... ( not yet anyway ! ) This is a sample I have done for Sir Stampalot who will be having their Christmas launch soon, on the crafter`s calender it`s time to start thinking about all things Christmassy, when you have a lot of hand made cards to do, you need to get started early on in the year. I have to say I don`t usually start thinking about making mine until late September but making this one kind of got me in the mood for it !!
The stamp is a Penny Johnson clear stamp which I`ve coloured in with distress inks and added stickles - diamond and glossy accents just for the finishing touches.
The papers are Bo Bunny- double dot and Magnolia.
It`s quite a busy image so I kept the design simple and just added a red ribbon to pick out the red I`ve used in the image.

I haven`t been doing a lot of crafting lately, hence this is my first post for a month. Life hasn`t been treating me too well lately and I haven`t really had much inspiration to craft, plus I`m very nearly running out of some basic craft stash as I`ve been on a limited income since the start of the year, I haven`t been able to replenish. Hopefully things will start to look up soon but in the mean time, please bear with me as there won`t be many posts for the time being.
Thanks for visiting, bye for now xx