Sunday, 28 February 2010

Stephen's birthday card

Here's the card for my nephew Stephen's birthday tomorrow.
Card cased from Julies blog

One Sheet Wonders

Sorry for the lack of postings, I have been busy and I have been crafting, and over the next few days you will be able to see what I have done.
First of all my three craft classes have been making cards using the "One sheet wonder" stamping.
Mostly the stamp sets used were the "Greenhouse Garden" and "Simply said".
You can see above what the stamped A4 sheet looked like before being cut up into 14 pieces (this actually makes 2 sets of 4 cards - so it's quite economical to do!)
I will post examples of the finished cards later.
We were at a ladies night last night and Liz and Alan came back to ours, we have guests coming up from Norwich (Cheryl and Paul) later this afternoon, and we are out for an Indian meal tomorrow night for Stephens birthday - phew- but great fun.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tuesday Cards

Well that's two more cards done. I have to do one for my nephew Stephen's birthday on St David's day, March 1st (He is called Stephen David!) It may take me a few days to get this one done - I need inspiration.
Tuesday Craft Class today went well - if a little lengthy. The ladies did 3 different versions of the one sheet wonder and they were all fabulous. I should have taken pictures of the finished results. I will email them and ask for piccies!!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Birthdays birthdays birthdays!!

Well I am really busy at the moment as I have several birthdays coming up shortly. I won't put names to cards, in case the people concerned read my blog, so at least they will be wondering which card they will get!
No golf today - course closeed again due to snow. I was supposed to be playing a doubles matchplay today with my golfing partner Glynis,Denise and Lynn. We are going to try and play Friday if the weather is fine - fingers crossed!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Katie's birthday

This is for my niece and God-daughter Katie whose birthday is 2nd March. Stevie, if you're viewing this make sure that Katie can't see it!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Joyce's birthday

This is a card that has been ordered by a friend.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Initials - birthday cards

Eileen is one of my Tuesday class ladies and her birthday is on Friday, so I will be putting this in the post today.

"Rachael" is a card that has been ordered by a friend.

Tuesday Class - tissue packet holder

Here is another version of the tissue packet holder - this time stamped with the "It's Beautiful" wheel in Orchid Opulence. The closure is Orchid Opulence card stamped with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, using one of the SAB "Vintage Labels" stamps, and a boho blossom is punched and stuck in the middle.
Tuesday class made one of these tissue holders and their first!! CHRISTMAS CARD!!!!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Valentines' Dinner

Arty farty angle

On Saturday night Barry and I went out with friends to a Valentines' Dinner. All the ladies received a red rose (although Barry had already been to Morrisons and bought me the Valentines' special of a bottle of Rose Fizzy and a dozen roses - very nice!) We played a game of Mr and Mrs, and Barry and I came third out of 6 couples. We won a Valentine's Travel Alarm clock! The meal was delicious - I had salmon and it was to die for!
Last night Jane (si-in-law no2) came and spent the evening crafting with me. We cased some Easter cards. Jane is a teaching assistant and will use them for her pupils. I have been asked to do some Easter Cards for youngsters at an event that the local Lions are holding. These are our versions.
The rabbit is courtesy of Sarah
Thanks for making me the prototype of this Sarah.
The "good egg" is cased from stamping moments Thank you Jenny.

Sunday's Card

I always struggle when it comes to designs for mens' cards, so was quite pleased with this - note that I am still on my monochrome journey!

Saturday's Card - Jill's

This is the card that I have made for Jill who is Keith's wife. (Keith off the market!) I think that they are back from their holiday in Turkey where they have been celebrating Jill's 50th birthday. I shall deliver this card tomorrow morning.

Friday's Card - Julie's

And here is the card that I have made for Julie's birthday- I will also be seeing Julie tonight at our reunion, so you see I couldn't really post these cards before today or they would have seen them wouldn't they!?

Thursday's card - Winnie's

Hi there - for those of you who think that I have done no crafting since Wednesday - you are wrong. This is the card that I have made for Winnie and i will give this to her tonight when we have our quarterly reunion dinner, which tonight is at The Royal Electric (Chinese). Yum Yum!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Chris's Harmonica Card

And here's Chris's. Well worth the effort!
(Don't think that we'll be giving these away in a hurry - nor will we be in any rush to make another!!)

Harmonica Cards

Today I have been crafting with Chris (my Sis-in-law) and we have worked very hard to produce this Harmonica card. It has taken us most of the day to cut, decorate and assemble. Here's the fruits of my labours.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Emma's Birthday

Here is the card that I have made for my niece Emma,(who is also my God-daughter) and her birthday is on Valentine's Day. I used this for Julie's Jems Colour Challenge 2, which was to make a card using:Bravo Burgundy, Rose red, Old live and Blush Blossom.

My Barry is taking me out for a Valentines Dinner at the weekend and I am really looking forward to it.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Richards Birthday (SWUS Project - All in the family)

Here is the card that I made for Zoe's project using the All in the family stampset, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise cardstock and tempting Turquoise ribbon.
It is my nephew Richards birthday on the 19th, and I always have trouble coming up with ideas for men. Think that he will like this one!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

SWUS Project - A Good Egg

This is SWUS Monica's second project
Now I don't normally do Easter cards, but when I saw this set I couldn't resist this little chick. The colours I have used are Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Don't you just love him!

More Thank You cards.....

Here is a series of three cards that I made yesterday, using the same Designer Series Papers (Nouveau Chic), but I have used this on three different colour cardstocks - black, basic gray and sage shadow. Doesn't it change the appearance of the cards! I am quite pleased with these, and I have used one of them today, to send to a potential new customer, who has used the Internet DemoFinder to send a request for more info. Keeping fingers crossed for a result!

Tuesday Training with Julie

On Tuesday evening (after it had stopped snowing), I travelled up to Leeds to have a training session with my SU colleagues and my SU momma - Julie.
We had a great time and it was well worth the journey.
This is an example of a quick card that we can make and Julie showed us how to make her famous bow. It's a lot less complicatd than I thought. We used Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Tea and crumpets paper, a Sale-a-bration Whimsical Words sentiment and Chocolate Chip ink.
She also showed me how to photo edit, so I hope that you can now see a marked difference in the quality of the photos of my cards now. Let me know if you can see any difference.

Here comes the Easter Bunny

Here is a card that has been designed specially for me by my SU sister Sarah P. I have been asked by a friend who fundraises for a local "Lions" group, if I would do an Easter cards with a group of youngsters in March. Sarah creates fabulous animals using SU punches, so I asked if she could create either an Easter Bunny or an Easter chick for me. This is what she came up with.
Isn't it fabulous. I am sure the youngsters will love this (and I think some of us "older" children will love making it too!).
Thank you Sarah!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Liz's Bella Toile (Pretty in Pink)

Bella Toile Tissue holder

As you can see I have been busy today (making up for not posting anything yesterday!!) Christine (S-i-l) has been over to me today and she has made the Bella Bleu desk calendar, a treat bag, the monochrome black and white (Get Well Soon) card
AND a tissue holder. I kept her very busy today. Myself I made the Cupcakes Crazy card, the Bella Toile thank you card and this tissue holder. I have had a lovely day.
Tonight most of my Wednesday Class have been unable to get to class because of the snow. Liz however got her husband to bring her and fetch her home (Clever girl!)
so she was given the choice of what to do.
As I had been using the Bella Toile stamp, I suggested that she used this stamp to make a birthday card and she chose to do it in pink. It is a fabulous card and I will post it before I go to bed!

Bella Toile thank you

This is another card that uses the Bella Toile stamp - this time in Brocade Blue ink on Very Vanilla cardstock matted onto Brocade Blue cardstock.
I really love this stamp and think that I am gonna have to buy it! (I have borrowed it from Sue and when she sees this she is going to want it back quick!)
Don't you just love it?

SWUS Cupcakes!!

This is the SWUS Project 2 (Tuesday's) - Zoe's. called cupcakes crazy. Wasn't able to do the other items on her project as I neither had a cupcake, nor a cupcake case!
Am very pleased with the results, but the cupcakes were very fiddly to cut out!!

Monday, 1 February 2010

SWUS New Year Project 1 (Monica's)

Here are the cards that I have made today - in between unpacking and sorting the SU order, ferrying Barry to the garage, shopping and cooking!
Today SWUS New Year Online Classes featured a set of cards using the Greenhouse garden Stampset and I used Regal Rose,Rose red and Bravo Burgundy as my colour theme.
There should have been a tote bag to go with these, but I couldn't get the template to print.