Hopefully, whilst I'm off, I'll get plenty of time to craft and show more cards, so please keep popping by on the off chance!
I've now got to choose five people to pass this on to and that's not an easy choice! I will choose:
Claire (Claire Ellis)
Apologies for not putting more cards on today but my sister has been round and the 3 of us have been playing on the Wii most of the afternoon!
Anyway, I've spent the day with my best friend, Nikola crafting away in her conservatory. I managed to make 5 Christmas cards amidst the chatter and cats! Rather than post them all today though, I thought I would spread them out over a couple of days.
I've used my cute Forever Friends Santa stamps again, isn't he adorable?!? I'm hoping that this is acceptable for the Winter Wonderland Challenge which is Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I know it's a little late!
I was really happy with the colouring and shading of this image, I'm finally starting to love my pens!
Stamps: Reindeer & Robin - Elzybells; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics & Rangers Inkessential White pen;
CS: Bazzill Basics and CWC white card;
Tools: Snowflake CB Folder, Square nestabilities
Embellishments: Gems - Papermania, Sentiment - CWC oval; Anita's peel off borders
Her blog doesn't seem to get many visitors or comments so I know she'd really appreciate it if some of you lovely people would stop by and give her some encouragement.
This card fits the Cute Card Thursday challenge - Xmas in July and I've used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.
I left the bow off the card as it hid the ribbon which I thought suited the image and I didn't think it was right on a Christmas card. In hindsight I guess I could've cut out a snowflake to put in it's place. I hope it's still acceptable for the sketch challenged
Hopefully this is the first of many Christmas cards now! I'm off to finish my book now, not many pages left. I'm reading The Kite Runner and would recommend to any of you out there that have not read it. It's a very powerful and emotional read.
I hope you are all enjoying the rest of your evening and thank you for stopping by. Any comments you leave are much appreciated.
I was asked to make a card for someone who loves shoes and the first stamps that came into mind were the Retail Therapy set from Elzybells. With that thought came the fantastic card that Michelle made during the sneak peek releases for this set and I just had to CASE it! I didn't have any black Bazzil Swiss Dots card, so I went with this gorgeous pink. The stripped ribbon across the centre is from SU! which I acquired from the lovely Jules. For a change I have also included a picture of the inside. I don't usually do much on the inside, but I wanted to include a couple of the images from the set without cluttering the front of the card.
I've a few more cards to show you that I made. Please accept my apologies for not posting what I have used for each individual one, but if you have any questions, just drop me a message and I'll do my best to help.
Hurry thought as they are virtually there....!!
Anyway, another card I knocked up yesterday is eligible for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. The challenge this week, My Favourite Things, is to use your favourite items on your card. I had so many cards that could have fitted this challenge, but I settle for this one. My favourite items on this card are my swiss dots embossing folder and my MS lace doily punch! Penny Black stamps are also one of my favourite stamps, but then I have too many to choose!
I just love this stamp, it's so cute and was one of the first Elzybells stamps I purchased before they launched their online store.
I was very naughty the other week and couldn't resist the adorable Popcorn Bumper Pack that was released by Crafters Companion. If you've not seen him yet, he's the cutest bear on the block! My resolve weakened when I saw the fabulous cards that Jacqui revealed on her blog before the launch. Aren't they just gorgeous?!
When I met Stacey at Newbury on Saturday I was talking about ideas as gifts for teachers. On Monday Stacey very kindly lent me the Desk Tidy designed by the very talented Lauren Meader for Papertry Ink. I immediately had an idea of what I wanted to create.
What do you think to this Notepaper and Envelope gift set? I am so pleased with how this has turned out. It surpassed even my wildest dreams when I'd finally finished it! Jon was blown away and said "You've never made that!" All the elements are taken from the Florals CD rom.
I've enclosed a few more photos below from different angles.
I was very lucky that this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge was to make a Thank You card for a teacher! This one I've made is similar to the others that I posted last week, but equally as cute I hope!
I've again used the sweet sheep from the Elzybells clear set as I think he is perfect for this sentiment.
I hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave, they are much appreciated.
I did have a lovely weekend thought. I got to meet the lovely Stacey at the Newbury show on Saturday and then we met Bev who was demoing for The Hobby House. I was a bit star struck and didn't actually introduce myself as I was too busy admiring her handiwork!
I'd better go and finish getting ready for work. Hope to post something later on this evening.
I've also been using some of my SU! goodies from the lovely Julie and was really pleased with how this turned out. I can't tell you the colours though as I didn't make a note so I apologise for that. I can tell you that the DP is from the Rainbow Sherbet set. The image has been coloured with Copics and cut out using the Label 4 nestability dies.
You can't tell from this photo, but I've put some glossy accents on the sunglasses for a bit of sparkle. I must also apologies for the colouring of the hair. I've not quite mastered this technique yet, so must practise some more.
I hope you have a lovely day Stacey!
I do have a scheduled post for you tomorrow, so please pop back for that!
On a happy note, I finally received a MS Valentine Punch today from the Hobby House! I'd placed my order in March and had given up hope of them ever returning, so that really made my day!!
Hope you're all okay.
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