Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Patrick's Birthday Card

Well here's my last posting in 2013 - it's a card for our dear friend Patrick, 
who you may recall had meningitis last year,  and is consequently blind.
I tried to put some texture and depth on this different shaped flip card - as he wont be able to see it.

This super three circle flip card die is one that Barry bought me for Christmas.
The colour combination is Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
The sentiment was computer generated the  the circles die cut.
the side panel was die cut then stamped using Creative Elements stamp set.
The borders were embossed using the Textured Impressions Delicate Designs embossing folder, 
and the stars were simply punched then stuck on.
We are going to go see him tomorrow and join him for a birthday drink.
Happy Birthday Patrick!!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Monster Hugs!!

Hello everyone - yes I am still around - just been having a really relaxing few days after the Christmas bustle.
I have a couple of things to show you that were made by Lexie and Ethan on Boxing Day.

Monster Hug Boy

Monster Hug Girl

They really enjoyed making these little monsters and you can still get them from
 Stampin Up until the 27th January, if you want some for your little monsters!
Everything except the sweeties comes in the kits - one kit for girls and the other for the boys!!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas
and a happy and healthy new year.

Best wishes to you all

Sunday, 22 December 2013

More Warmth and Wonder

I can't believe that it is over a week since I last posted on here!!
It has been a frenzy of Christmas card making, delivering, posting, gift buying, food planning, 
Nativity concerts and general enjoyment of the pre- Christmas preparations.
I have really had a good time, catching up with friends and having lunch or dinner with them,
though I may regret having enjoyed so many after Christmas!!
Right - back to blogging.
Here's one of my favourite cards that I have made, using my now all-time favourite
stamp set - Warmth and Wonder.

Whilst it's a very CAS card, I think the sparkle really sets it off nicely.
The background paper is the Winter Frost DSP stack - I have now used three of these!!
I love the colours - Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana and Indigo Island.
The tree is stamped in Silver Encore ink and the berries are two step stamped
 in Pool Party and then glittered.
If you come back tomorrow, I have another card to show you.!!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Colour me Christmas

Well I am still busy making my own Christmas cards so I am sorry to keep boring you
with even more of them, but I hope that you enjoy seeing them anyhow!
Here's the one that I made for Christine's (sis-in-law) grand-daughter (the other Eva!!)
I seem to have plenty of Chris's in my life and then I get two Evas
or even more curious - two Eva Lilys!! I showed you their birthday cards in November.

I have (again) used the stamp set (that I bought for Lexie) Colour meChristmas-
I find this so useful for both children and adults alike - 
plus I like to do colouring in!!
Colour Combo is simply Cherry Cobbler and White,
sentiment is from More merry Messages 
and the embossing folder is Stylish Stripes.
Really CAS card, but I love it - and hope that Eva  will too!!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Magical Season

I still have quite a few cards to make that need to be posted so I have to make them flat.
Here's one that I think looks nice enough with just a couple or three layers,
and that sentiment just sets it off nicely.

Simply layered a strip of the Season of Style DSP stack paper
on top of a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock.
Used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out the Cherry Cobbler base label.
Stamped the Magical Season stamp in Versamark, 
then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder, then cut this out with a smaller Labels die.
The snowflake is from the Warmth and Wonder (Hostess) stamp set
and was stamped with Silver Encore and a finishing touch  was
 a touch of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details in the centre of each snowflake.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Heather's birthday

Tomorrow is my niece Heather's birthday (Chris's daughter)
Here's the card that I have made for her.
It's not my normal type of card, but I thought this might be suitable for a younger person.

It uses a stamp set that I received free at Convention - Gorgeous Grunge
and Chalk Talk (matching framelits die used to cut the tag).  Sentiment from Label Love.
The colour combination is  Blushing Bride, Soft Suede and White.
Happy Birthday Heather!!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Ellie's Christmas card

Here's my older grand-daughter Ellie's card, so I made it more grown up!

Card closed

Card open

Colour Combo, Melon Mambo and White
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Warmth and Wonder
Teeny Tiny Wishes and Petite Pairs.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Love & Joy

I'm still busy doing my special cards, but a little under the weather today -
sniffles, sneezes and coughing!!
Decided to try and keep busy rather than doing nothing.
Here's one I made earlier today.

Colour Combo is Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Silver and White.
Stamp sets - Festive Flurry and Love & Joy.
Computer generated  square sentiment on base card.
I have added dazzling Diamonds glitter, but don't think it shows up.
If you receive this card - you know you're special!!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Warmth and Wonder

As the Christmas card making frenzy begins in earnest, I am turning to this Hostess stamp set
Warmth and Wonder, more and more.  I have made several cards using this set
and will post them on here over the next few days for you to see.

The Colour Combo is Pool Party, Silver and White..
The Background paper panel is from the Winter Frost DSP Stack
The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.
Don't know whether you can see the Silver Stampin Glitter
that I poured onto a thin strip of double sided tape.
I am very happy with this card
the piccy doesn't do it justice!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Eva's Christmas Card

Another of my special cards is for Maggie's Grand-daughter Eva
here's the card I made for her

This is a simplified version of the little angel I showed you on Tuesday.
Julie showed us something similar yesterday at monthly training -
this is a version somewhere between the two!
This one is less bulky and whilst it is intended as an ornament,
sticks quite easily (and securely) onto a card!!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Ethan's Christmas card

Here's the card that I have made for Maggie's grandson
 (not sure what relation he is to me- his dad is my nephew)

Card closed

Card open

Colour combo is Island Indigo, Real Red and White.
The Thinlets Circle Card Die was used to cut the base card
 and I stamped Santa with the Colour Me Christmas stamp set. 
Coloured with Stampin' Write Markers.
The sentiment is from Wishing you.
Snowflake from Warmth and Wonder (Hostess) stampset.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Angel Ornament

As well as the inspiration for yesterday card, I came across this beautiful angel ornament ,
I emailed her to ask if I could buy either the kit or the instructions to make this little beauty
and Debbie was kind enough to sell me the instructions and email them to me.

Isn't she sweet!
Apart from the little face stamp, all the products are Stampin' Up!
If you would like to make her,
simply contact Debbie at debbiesdesigns2009@gmail.com

Monday, 2 December 2013

Special Christmas Card

Yesterday I started making my special cards for friends and relatives.
Here is the one I have made for sister Maggie and husband Gerald.

I spotted the inspiration for this on Debbie Henderson's blog
and altered it slightly to suit the personalised cards I had computer generated.
I used Versamark and Pewter embossing powder then heat embossed a Tea Lace  doily
to give this beautiful sheen on the doily.
The Christmas Star (single stamp) was stamped in Versamark and covered in 
Heat and Stick Powder, heat applied to melt the powder then Black Stampin' Glitter
was applied and heat set.  The star was then fussy cut, shaped and glued on top of the doily.
Thanks for the inspiration Debbie - appreciated xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Flip Nativity card

Here is my latest Christmas card using the Thinlits Circle Card Flip Die

Card Closed

Card Open

The card base is Island Indigo and the image is one from the Best Of Christmas stamp set,
 coloured with Stampin' Write Marker pens and blending pen.
The sentiment is from More Merry Messages
and the backing paper is from the Winter Frost DSP Stack.
I have applied dazzling Diamonds glitter to the stars, but not sure that it shows up.
(All products used are Stampin' Up!)
Whilst my colouring in is only average, I am very pleased with the overall card.