Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sarah Kay - Noel Charity

Hi everyone

I feel like it's such a long time since I posted a card. We've been back a few days from our break in Scarborough but it's taken me a while to get organised and I've been busy entering the Passion for Promarkers Blog Hop. Great fun! We had a lovely time in Scarborough, we were so lucky with the weather again. We visited York, which we love. They have the most fantastic museums there. Of course, the kids had to go to Flamingoland. Some of those rides would give you nightmares, wouldn't they? You would have to be off your head to even think about going on them. Erin, Kim and Jack went on everything - several times. Suzanne and I had to walk away! Says it all about my family really, doesn't it?

This stamp is one of my presents from the kids for my birthday. It's one of the new Sarah Kay designs. I think she's lovely.

Card Recipe:
Image: Sarah Kay - Noel Charity
Coloured with Faber Castelle water colour pencils
DPs: Rayher (no name)
Cardstock: Coredinations
Snowflakes: Kay and Company
Hatpin, beads, ribbon, star brads and charm from stash
Stickles: silver, red and gold
Leone Em branch punch
Medium retro flower punch
Tools: Cuttlebug and snowflakes embossing folder

I can enter this card for several challenges:

Allsorts: snowflakes this week - lots of snowflakes on this one. The paper, card, image and embellies are all "snowflaked"
Sketch and Stash - I used the sketch and all the stuff is new except the snowflakes and star brads which I bought last year
Papertake Weekly: fake. I've got fake snowflakes and I made my own flowers so I hope this qualifies as fake
Charisma Challenges: flowers - my favourite embellies
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: One for the girls. This is definitely a girl's card. I don't think I'd get away with giving this to a boy.

Hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Holiday Cheer!

Hi everyone

I'm getting into some serious Christmas card making here, now. I've realised I've only got 6 or 7 cards in my box and I wanted to have about a dozen by now so I've done away with making cards for other occasions and I'm concentraing on Christmas cards.

This is my first post for several days. One of our young rabbits had to be put to sleep and I just haven't felt much like making a card. It's funny how it affects you, isn't it? I know it's only a rabbit but I fed it every day and talked to it every time I went into the garden and now it's just not there. Seems to me that everywhere I look there are rabbits, and I don't know where that stupid saying "I'm not a happy bunny" came from but if I've heard it once I'm sick of hearing it.

Anyway, enough of me being a miserable old bat. Here's the card.

I really like these snowflakes but they never look as nice on the photo as they do in real life. They are much more sparkly than they look here.

Here's my recipe:

Image: I think this is an Elzybells image but I don't know the name
Coloured with Distress Inks
Designer Papers: Imaginisce - Snowy Jo. Love this paper
Cardstock: Coredinations
Snowflakes: Kay and Company
Stickles: Diamond Black, Frosted Lace, Christmas Red
Cream Flower Soft on her hood and cuffs
Ribbon: Anitas
Sentiment: Hero Arts

I can enter this card for 2 challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers which is a sketch. I moved things around a bit - hope this is ok
Stamp Something which is your favourite stamp. I can't chose a favourite. There are so many beautiful stamps how could I choose but this is certainly one of them.

I hope you like the card. I'm a bit disappointed with it but I think that's just the way I'm feeling. It's my birthday on Thursday - another year older but I'll probably get some lovely cards and nice presents so that will make me feel better and then we're off to Scarborough on Friday for a few days so see you all next week.

Thanks for dropping by.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bev's blog candy

Bev has a lovely Sarah Kay stamp she is giving away. Click the link to go to her blog.