Saturday, 31 December 2011

Blog Candy offer from The Stamping Boutique

Hi Just found this post when visiting my dashboard - still a few days left to try and win it just click the link below - sorry the picture wouldn't save.

have started my Thank you cards

On the ball today! as I have begun my thankyou cards for christmas prezzies. Have used nesties and anna griffin punches on these. The papers/card is from my stash and the ribbons is from making memories as part of a pack.

Also one of my resolutions is to not leave cards for family and friends til the last minute so that they are not rushed Have begun though as my cousin turns 70 this year so have started his card and will upload when it is completed. I have taken some inspiration from Sue Wilson of the Particraft blog for it although not up to her standard!
check out her blog

Thursday, 29 December 2011

how quick was that!!

Was off work yesterday and watched the craft sale tsv on QVC - as it was Bazzill card - my fave card - so decided to treat myself.
Well it just arrived at my door - couldn't believe it - great for using when I am off at the weekend making thankyou cards for my christmas prezzies.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

fed up with poor service

I am really getting fed up with co's who take your money and then don't answer any emails when your order doesn't arrive. I ordered a craft book through amazon but the seller was abebooks some months ago now. I was patient because it was coming from the USA but now 3 months later and 3 emails asking what is happening - nothing. No  book, no explanation nor apology - have decided not to buy through amazon again and certainly not from the seller abebooks.  There are plenty of good co's out there who do give good service but I think I will make more of a fuss about poor service/no service and if I get no reply will tell everyone about it. Right rant over!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

christmas decorations

hi bloggers

I have joined a local craft group and one of the members designed this project for us all to have a go at - so made 2 so far both for friends - hope you like them and hope they do too!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

some of the final bundle

I think this is all I will post of christmas cards as some are multi copies of the same card - must get on with christmas shopping!

hopefully last of the necessary christmas cards!

Here is another selection of my christmas cards - whew! .

Saturday, 17 December 2011

more speedy cards


Trying to get all my christmas cards finished but still a few to do - where does the time go?? Having to stick with quick and simple. Mind you I am certainly using my spellbinders and sissix embossing folders - I found out today I had bought the same set twice again - I really must pay attention.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

cards for neighbours - super quick


hi blogger had to make super quick cards for my neighbours as have jsut realised how close it is to christmas and so much to do!! Made a little mistake on one but think I will get away with it and no time to redo or buy shop bought ones.
I have used a mixture of die cutting, embossing folders and stamping and embossing. Still more things to doand so little time!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

qvc bargains - CBGM blog challenge

Treated myself to new punches from the clearance section. The Anna Griffin punches are pretty and useful and I have use one of the corner ones on the Sweet Stampin Challenge entry. And here is one of the others; the 3D ribbon punch.

My friend loves big cards which is a challenge for me as I usually like 5" x 5" or below. But as it's christmas!! I have used:
Sissix frame back die
Kanban die cut
paper and card from my stash
Anna Griffin 3D ribbon punch
white organza ribbon
stazon black ink
glossy tissue from a Lidl's craft pack.

I stamped the poinsettia image on 6 sheets and cut out and decoupaged -and then punched 2 small flower images for the centre and then layerd it all up.
The  ribbon punch outs were threaded through with the organza ribbon and tied off at the ends.

I am entering this in the CBGM challenge red & green

There is a you tube video of Anna on QVC USA demoing the punches if you want to see it as the UK QVC don't have the demo anymore.

on a bit of a roll

Hi fellow bloggers I am now getting on with xmas cards and also using my nesties a bit more.
On this one I have used only nesties and paper/card from my stash. With the hanging ornament made from angelina fibres [ironed into a sample piece] and cut out with a nestie. That let me know that nesties work with angelina fibres which will be useful for other projects.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

sweet stamping challenge - things with wings

hi all
here is my entry for this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge  - it has been aa while since I have entered but found a cute fairy stamp during my tidy up[haha].
Anyway I used:
  • papermania fairy stamp and sentiment
  • promarkers
  • nesties
  • bazill
  • dcvw glitter card
  • glitter embossing powder
  • anna griffin corner punch

This weeks LiM

Hi again fellow bloggers
 - here is my entry for this weeks LiM  - the theme is Let it  Snow and it has to be one layer.
I have used:
A computer generated sentiment

  • A snowflake stamp from my stash - it is clear and has lost its sheet so not sure who the manufacturer is,
  • Versamark ink pad
  • silver dollar embossing powder
I used my scor it to emboss a block for the sentiment and then masked off the embossed area and stamped inside it, Then embossed the stamped image.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Clearly i Stamp challenge - christmas theme

This is a newly found challenge for me . The theme is christmas so thought I'd have a go.
I have used:-
  • craftwork cards scalloped edge cards
  • card from my stash to mat
  • Silver paper from my stash for the nestabilities dies
  • a sissix die
  • nestability accents set
  • silver glitter on double sided tape
  • stamp from the stampman
  • versafine black ink pad
  • cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

LiM 44

hi all another great challenge from Chrissie and Mandi - here is my entry for this week  - unfortunately in the photo the outline round the label looks more yellow than in real life but it is actually a green promarker
I have used: -

distressed c0-0rdinations
Martha Stewart punch
free stamp
versafine black ink
nestie label