Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Greetings .....

I've had no time for card making over the last couple of weeks.  I blame it on Christmas and the need to get everything sorted and wrapped.  It's all done now which is probably as well as the shops are now closed anything I've forgotten we'll just have to manage without!!

Thanks for all the kind comments that you have left on my blog this year and for joining me.  I would like to wish you all:

A very Merry Christmas

and a 

Happy New Year!

Monday 9 December 2013

Diamond Anniversary ...

I've had a very, very hectic weekend - no time for card making.  I was busy on Saturday selling my crafts at a school Christmas Fair which was really successful.  It doesn't mean that I can give up my day job but it does mean that I can keep crafting!!!  Sunday I had a great day out in London with my daughter - great fun but exhausting.

This week we will be celebrating my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary (that's 60 years of marriage!) a real achievement for all!  The whole family will be gathering for dinner on Saturday evening and hopefully it will be fun for all!

Every celebration requires a card and this is no exception.  It's a card that I've been thinking about for quite sometime - I knew I wanted to incorporate a photograph but I wasn't sure how.  I also wanted to keep it clean and simple in design....... this is the finished card.

Cake cutting in December 1953
My mum's bouquet was deep red roses hence my choice of accent colour.

I'm hoping that the card fits this weeks challenge at "Less is More" for Metallic (the gold sentiment) and one colour (the red accent).  I'm not sure if it qualifies because of the black - apologies if it doesn't!


Wednesday 4 December 2013

Cushion love ...

Tonight has been all about textiles!  I have a stall at a craft fair this Saturday and I needed some more stock.  

Here's what I've made tonight:

The pictures are not brilliant as the colours have come out very dark - they are a lot brighter in real life.  I hope they prove popular!

I've also knitted 20 small snowmen, stitched 15 Father Christmas and 15 reindeer - not just tonight though!!


Sunday 1 December 2013

A little bit of sparkle ....

It's been another busy week - not much time for card making!

Great week on my blog lots for visitors, some wonderful comments on my cards and some new followers.  Thank you, thank you and thank you.  All your wonderful comments inspire me to continue to craft!

This is my entry into this week's challenge at "Less is More" where the theme is SPARKLE.  I'm not too good with things that sparkle so I heat embossed some card with silver embossing powder from which I then die cut 3 snowflakes, used some sparkling ribbon down the side and a silver sentiment sticker.  Having embossed the front of the card with my snowflake embossing folder I then put the whole card together.

Here it is:

It's difficult to show sparkle in a photograph but hopefully you get the idea!!

The photographs are taken with my mobile phone as my camera is currently on a weekend break in Belgium with my daughter!!