Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas Angel

Hi everyone

I can't believe how long it is since I posted a card. I've been a very bad blogger but here we are with the first Christmas card of the year. We've had some very mixed weather up here and it was quite cold at one point. Some people were even saying they had had their central heating on. It made me think summer doesn't last long and winter will soon be here - better make a start on the Christmas cards. Like I need an excuse! I always enjoy making Christmas cards more than any other type of cards.

For want of a better name, I've called this card Christmas Angel. I know it's a stamp by Nellie Snellen for Kars but once I'd used it I couldn't find it again to check the name. You wouldn't believe the state of the area I work in. No one would believe Suzanne and I are mother and daughter - I drives her nuts. I've never seen a tidier crafter; it's not really normal, whereas I could never enter "What's on your workdesk Wednesday". Folk would think I'd messed things up for a laugh!

I can't believe what a carry on I'm having with Mr Blooming Blogger tonight. I started this post at the back of 6 and I was still trying to upload the first photo at quarter to 11. It's a good job I'm a patient person- not!

Here's the card:

A side view:

My card recipe:
Image: It's by Nellie Snellen for Kars (sorry, the name eludes me)
Coloured with Promarkers, lots of Glammer Dust and some Stickles
DP: The Paper Company - Snowflake Swirl
Cardstock: Stash
Tools: Cuttlebug; Snowflake Diecuts; Plain and Petit Scalloped Ovals; Plain and Scalloped Rounds
EK Success Snowflake Border Punch; Woodware Corner Punch (what a lot of tools!)
Charm, Jumprings, ribbon and selection of brads from stash
Sentiment: Justrite - A Merry Little Christmas Set

I can enter this card for these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge- Easel Cards
Sketch and Stash - I used the sketch of course and the stamp and paper were unused although I got them last year. I also used my new Snowflake Border Punch. I've bought all these from Craft at Home
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie

That's it, then. Thanks for dropping by. I've got a few birthdays coming up so no doubt I'll be back soon providing Mr Blooming Painful Blogger behaves himself.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cappuccino Girl

Hello everyone

I hope you've been enjoying the nice weather. we've had some sunshine but it's raining again here in Edinburgh. We've had everything this week: howling gales, lashing rain and beautiful blue skies. Can't beat it for variety.

I'm looking forward to the football tonight so nothing will drag me away from the tele!

This card is for my mum for her birthday. She likes girly things and she loves all these little flowers so I hope she's pleased with it.

My recipe:
Image: Cappuccino Girl - Wild Rose Studio
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Bella Press
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: An assortment from Wild Orchid Crafts and from stash
Lace from stash
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Silver Glitter Glue
Lavender Stickles
Pin: Hobby House
Sentiment: Imaginisce

I can enter this card for the following challenges
Charisma Cardz - Metal Mickey (my pin is metal)
Crafty Catz - Distressed
Stampavie - Sparkling
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
Totally Gorjuss - I used the lovely sketch
Magical Crafts - Flowers

That's all just now. I think I'll join the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge this week. It's in aid of Michelle Oatman who's had a very nasty accident so hop on over to the Spoon Full challenge blog to have a look.

Thanks for dropping by.