Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Wishes

This is my last post for a while as the festive season gets closer and closer, and still got lots to do so........

To all friends and followers wishing you a lovely Christmas with your families and all the happiness and health in the world for 2010.

See you in the New Year.........

Thursday, 17 December 2009


It's our wedding anniversary a few days after Christmas so while I was still in the mood I made this card for hubby. I used some beautiful 12 x 12 papers I had cut them to size [sacrilege I know but needs must]. I then used a couple of Penny Black stamps left them without adding colour, nestibilities and added ribbon and black pearls at each corner.

Here is the Christmas card I made for him too. Similar to the other ones but I was running out of ideas by the time I made it. I did add his initial in pearls and finished using glamour dust.

Noel II

I finally finished all my Christmas cards and got them all away in the post. Here are some of the last ones I made. Once again I used my NOEL Rubber Tapestry stamps and various background papers and my Cuttlebug embossing folder. Added glamour dust, ribbons and mirror card.

Hope you like them any comments welcome.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Festive Willow

Some more Christmas cards must be getting fed-up seeing them. I know I will be glad when I finally get them all finished. I have still so much to do, decorate the living room, get the tree up, wrap up presents, the list is endless. I am supposed to be resting but am exhausted sitting making cards until all hours. Oh well, wouldn't do it if I didn't love it.

This first one is using my Rubber Tapestry stamps again and adding some small pearls and glamour dust.

The second one is again using the Rubber Tapestry stamps, and adding background papers, mirror card and a small bow.

Finally this one is special won't say for who at the moment in case they see my blog. I mounted various papers and mirror card and then added my new Whiff of Joy stamps Willow and sentiment, used my new Promarker pens for the first time which was hard to get used too. I then cut her out and mounted her onto the card, added bows and flowers to finish it off. Here's hoping they will like it.

Haste ye back and please leave a comment, love to read your thoughts .........

Monday, 7 December 2009


My new stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry arrived on Saturday so have been having a play with them. I did quite a few cards but am only showing a couple so you get the idea of what I created with them. The first I stamped then mounted onto Nestabilities and then onto Christmas background papers. I added ribbon and some pearls and lastly glamour dust.

The second card I used the Noel set to enhance one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders, then used the corner snowflake from Martha Stewart to cut out the corners. I mounted onto another cuttlebug embossed background with I think makes the image 'pop' and finally my favourite - glamour dust.

Haste ye back...........

Friday, 4 December 2009


Haven't been keeping so well since yesterday got real scare and had to call doctor so am on strict instructions to rest and take things easy.
Here are some of the cards that I made on Tuesday before I took unwell. As I have still so many to make I utilised some toppers I had left over from last year and added some bits and bobs and used my Cuttlebug. I hope you like them.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

La Blanche III

Another two cards I made in a similar way to the one that I entered into the competition in the post below.

The first one I used StazOn black ink on my new reindeer La Blanche stamp. Then added some glamour dust mounted onto a background made with my Cuttlebug embossing folder. Finished off with gold ribbon and charm and a couple of sentiments in gold and red to add a touch of colour.

This one I used three La Blanche bauble stamps, hand drew the ribbon and used the antler stamp side on to hang the baubles from. Coloured the edging with gold ink, added a sparkle background, some red pearls. gold ribbon and a small flower again edged in gold. Finished off with another sentiment.

Haste ye back..........

Challenge 39 Christmas

It has been ages since I did a challenge and as I am already making Christmas cards I thought I would enter this one on Creative Card Crew website. I stamped my card with another of my new stamps the antlers come separate so you can use them for other things [very clever]. Using my heat gun I melted the gold embossing powder, and mounted on to gold mirror card. Cut some gold ribbon in half and added a christmas bell charm and sentiment.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

La Blanche II

I persevered and managed finally to get a couple of decent cards done with my bigger stamps from La Blanche. As I wanted them for this weekend for posting abroad. I did the backgrounds with smaller stamps in gold ink and then used gold embossing powder on the trees. I mounted them on to gold mirror card and finished off with some gold ribbon, charms and sentiments.

I did several others but am not happy with the quality I am getting with my camera so I will take them again and post later.
Haste ye back...........

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Christmas fairies

Well I have managed to make twenty Christmas cards this last week so am pleased still have a lot more to make and all the inserts to do but at least I should have finished my Canadian ones on target. Here are another two examples out of the ones I did yesterday.

This one I stamped coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens added backgrounds made with my nestabilities, and embossed with my Cuttlebug. I did border with Martha Stewart punch and added a few embellishments.

This one ended up with a different topper as I ruined the stamped one intended for the card but I am pleased with the finished result. I added some ribbon and Christmas charm.

Haste ye back..................

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

La Blanche

A few more cards using some new foam stamps by a company called La Blanche. I was pleasantly surprised at the crisp images I achieved with them.

I stamped then chalked the images and added some pretty little jewels and background papers.

I would have had some more done but they are bigger stamps than I normally use and I am having trouble getting a good image because the arthritis in my hands is very painful, but will keep trying and hope to post photo soon.

Haste ye back.....

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Cuddly Buddly

A couple more examples of Christmas cards I have made will not show you them all in case I bore you. This time I used some Cuddly Buddly stamps I bought last year and never used, my Prisma pencils again some new background papers and charms. The colouring in takes the time and as I have still so many to make will have to come up with some other ideas.

Hope you like them and haste ye back........

Thursday, 19 November 2009


Here are some of the Christmas cards I have been working on using my Spellbinders Nestibilities, some new Papermania Christmas stamps and finally embossing with my Cuttlebug and some new embossing plates.

Added some Glamour dust to tree [doesn't show well here]

Love the new embossing folder here, added topper to finish off.

Stamped snowflake background on above card and added ribbon.

Embossed again but mounted different angle.

Last but not least added some ribbon I had stashed and some flowers

Haste ye back.............

Birthday cards

Finally I have my computer back and have spend the morning uploading photos of my cards - some birthday and some Christmas onto my blog. Hope you like them.

First one is for a friend who will be celebrating her 65th birthday next month. Used Penny Black stamp and coloured with my Prismacolour pencils. [Did buy some Promarkers but can't get the hang of them yet]. Mounted and layered and added ribbon, sentiments, and jewels.

Second one is for another friend who has birthday in December. Again used a couple of Penny Black stamps, coloured again with Prismas, layered and added ribbon and jewels. Finally used Martha Stewart punch. Did do another two birthday ones but can't show them yet in case friends see them on blog.