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.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Still Here

Well after a great start I have not been able to get online again. At the moment my computer is in getting fixed and I am using hubby's notebook which is why no photos of my latest cards are available. Once my computer is back am hoping to upload the cards I have done so far.

Meanwhile, I was up in Aberdeen babysitting my grand-daughters and their dog, Poppy for the last three days. Enjoyed myself and got to spend some quality time with the girls. Went out a few walks with Poppy and she and I got on well she is a lovely loveable dog and surprisingly I am missing her.

Went shopping in the HobbyCraft store in the new centre Union Square but found although lovely shop prices expensive can get some things cheaper online. Bought some Christmas papers and a few bits and bobs. Am sitting here surrounded with my craft stuff, shawl around my shoulders as it is so cold and damp today so must get started doing some stamping.

Hope to be back to normal very soon meantime - haste ye back..........

Thursday, 5 November 2009

I'm Back

After several months of inactivity I am finally back! My loyal followers must be truly fed-up with me and I have no excuse really. My mojo up and went and have been through the mill with new treatment for my diabetes but at least it seems to be working. I have lost 10 kilos [22lbs] at last count with the hospital and I think I have lost a little more but not sure how reliable my scales are lol. I am so chuffed can hardly believe it so long may it continue.

Now down to business I have my BIL's birthday this month so finally sat down this morning and made a card. Nothing fancy but I love the scene and colours. I mounted scene onto lovely jade coloured card stock and decoupaged the oval picture added a little glamour dust and a ribbon.

Hoping to make a start on my Christmas cards so haste ye back.....