Sunday, 29 December 2013

Hopefully everyone had a fab Christmas..........

and are managing to enjoy the break between Christmas and the New are a couple of birthday cards I made during 2013 and decided to post them together as basically they are the same components just put together slightly differently.......not sure which I like best!!

and version two........

The colours are exactly the same the coconut white and teal from the CE paper stock but the camera work on the second is not so good - sorry!!  The white looks more like the blush card stock but it isn't honest!!

When I started taking photos of my cards it wasn't with a blog in mind but rather something that I could refer back to when I had a craft block (which happens quite frequently)!!

Anyway, hope you enjoy the bit of normality before New Years Eve and whatever you are doing enjoy yourself and keep safe and warm.


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Well not expecting many people to read this today.......

as it is now 5.55pm on Christmas Eve and I have made a start on the food preparation for tomorrow.....done some steam cleaning.........done the ironing and managed a walk (all be it to the local supermarket for last minute things) just in case!!! the round trip is about an hour so at least I have had some exercise and fresh air and boy it is fresh but compared to the some other areas we cannot complain.....anyway taking a leaf out of Patricia (summerhousecrafts) I have decided to post a virtual Christmas card to the few followers I have......who knows they may grow during 2014.

Merry Christmas to one and all and hopefully you have a fab day with family and friends and get all that you wish for yourself.  Lets also spare a thought for all of those who have suffered due to the adverse weather conditions and have had to cancel Christmas - I really feel for you all.

I will try and post again between Christmas and New Year and thank you to the few dedicated followers that I have managed to achieve in my short blogging life - Thank You.


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

It's nearly here.....................

well this time next week we will all probably be sat watching the telly with a glass of baileys or wine or beverage of choice and some choccys!!

Hopefully anyway........

My cards are now all posted and the giving out ones are nearly all 'gived' out.......I only have one pressy wrapped and that is only because I was meeting up with her not really that organised yet!! 

I'm sure it will all fall into place...............arrgghh!!!!

on a lighter note here are some more Christmas cards from 2012.....

this was made especially for a friend who just luvs the colour pink.........

some more special cards that were made for family or special people in our lifes............
luv this card and the emboss part of it was a 'happy accident' but managed to duplicate the 'accident' on the other side of the card (probably wouldn't be able to do it again) lol

the negative and the positive used from the SB holiday tree - not like me to be this resourceful!!

Hope you like all or some of the above - one thing I have noticed I have kept my cards much simpler this year - not sure if that is due to lack of time or that I am in a 'simple' mood!!........make of that what you will.



Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I'm a poor blogger.......

so here are a selection of Christmas cards that I made last year...............

these were made for members of the same family so the same but different!!

for the son
for the daughter
for the mum
I used the SB 2012 Holiday Tree die which is just scrummy! SB Labels Eighteen and I used a spotty EF on two of them and the Tied Together EF on the other..............  
my 'posher' cards to hand out as too delicate and too expensive to post...................
these were made with centaura pearl cards and the SB Layered Poinsettia dies with CE pearls for the centres, SB Labels Twenty-Eight for the sentiment - easy really just time consuming cutting out all the poinsettias but worth it (I think)........

these were good for batch making cards (the hardest part of this was stamping the sentiment down the centre of each bauble) again made with centaura pearl card  and the SB 2012 Heirloom Ornament dies the background done with M-bossabilities - Holiday Magic...........

another good batch making card -  I made these in three colour ways, turquoise (pictured) green and lilac - I really like how these worked out.....  2012 Heirloom Ornament dies used again for this with some ribbon from my stash and the sentiment is a Clarity Stamp.  Both of the above were good for posting too as they were relatively flat.....unfortunately we have to think about this now as it is extortionate if it doesn't pass as a letter size.

I hope you like some or all of the above.......... and hopefully I have made up for my lack of blogging!!!

I hope you are all keeping well and managing to fight the horrible cold 'bug' that seems to be doing the rounds and that you are not getting too stressed out........ it is only two days after all.

Note to self - listen to your own advice - lol!!


Monday, 2 December 2013

Had a nice steady day today.....

only had to wash the bedding and get ironed and back on the bed - prepare tea and CRAFTING yaaahh!! - not too much but at least I have started making my Christmas cards now.

This is the card I made for our daughter's birthday last year........

CE Expression neutral card pack cream and coconut white card
Spellbinders butterfly dies and the good old faithful SB Fleur de lys dies (I hadn't realised how much I used them)

Just luv this colour combo and absolutely luv butterflies (bet you can't guess)!!

CE cosmic shimmer glue pearls and SB border die complete the card - oh and the emboss folder which I think is an M-bossabilites (it has butterflies on it) lol xx 

Finished card 8 x 8

Hope you like.

xx Gail xx