Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Wintry weather!!

The weather is quite cold here at the moment, but luckily no snow yet.  I decided to ink up my Winter Town stamp again and try something a little different with it.  I have added lots of stickles to the snowy areas but unfortunately its so dark and dreary that I can't get a decent photograph.

I am having alot of computer issues at the moment so DH has decided to get a new one, this means I am going to be offline for a few days.  I hope to catch up with everyone's blogs next week.  I also have some more cards to share.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Online Class Inspiration

 Hi again, I have more cards inspired by my Online class, this first one is a CASE of Shari s fabulous card.  I love the way she shaped the bottom edges of her card to give it more texture.

This second card was inspired by this beautiful card that Lizzy made and is also taken form Day 5 of the classes and a card that Debby Hughes made.

I made this card to use up some scraps I had after playing around with my distress inks, the snowflake is really bright and sparkly but I couldn't seem to get a good photograph of it! I am adding this to the current challenge at "Die cut Divas"

I still have loads more Christmas cards to make and I am running out of time!!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Online Class Day 4

I have been having serious computer issues and have been told by my friendly computer expert that my computer is on the way out!!  Hubby and I are hoping to get a new one next week but in the mean time I am struggling with a very sick computer,  I have managed to watch another online class and have created these two cards based on the ones Shari Carroll made on day 4.  I love her CAS style and even managed to stick to the non traditional colours!

The cards are alot brighter in real life but as the weather is so dark and dreary these are the best shots I can get.  Hope ypou are having a better week than me and I am hoping to catch up with my favorite blogs soon. I am also hoping that I won't be off line for too long.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Online Card Class Day 3

I have made two cards today inspired by two cards that Shari Carroll created for the Holiday Workshop Online classes.  The idea is to use lots of layers but to still have CAS cards with lots of white space.  This first card is really simple and would be great for mass production!

This second card is made using stamping ( the chevrons on the card and the square die cut) patterned paper and chip board shapes. I love the shaped edge to the card front, I didn't have the die that Shari used so just drew around a plate and cut free hand. I love this effect and will definitely be using it again.

I have a fairly free weekend so hope to making lots more cards!!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Online Class

Another card cased from Day 1 of my online card class, this three fold card is based on Jennifer McGuires "Christmas Tree Card".  I decided to go with the fold but add this snowflake tag shape to the front.  The base is stamped with the same stamp as the snowflake base, the Hero Arts "Merry Background"

I am adding this to the current Hero Arts Challenge "A few of my favourite things" as I love to get inky and play with mixing my Distress inks.

Its been a busy this week at work and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend!!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Online Card Class

I am taking part in the Holiday Card Workshops this year after winning a slot over at Debbys Blog , thanks again Debby.  This is the first time I have taken part in one of these classes and am really looking forward to trying out some new ideas.

 This is my first card, from Day 1,  its all about the inside this time, making a card with a pocket for a "Gift Card".  I had fun with this one, casing the original design, but changing a few things to suit the stamps and embossing folders that I already have.

This is the inside of the card with a coffee shop card placed in the vellum envelope.

I am looking forward to playing with some more ideas at the weekend,  I have got a busy few days so probably won't have time till craft till then!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Christmas Village

I had time this morning to make another card using the pretty Winter Town stamp from HA, I only used a portion of it and also added the embossed snow to be able to cut out this tag shape, The ink is a Distress one called Seedless. I seem to be making more cards this year in unseasonal colours!  This is another card for this months Hero Arts Challenge. "Deck the Halls!"

I just thought I would share what has been keeping me busy this week,  I have been foraging  in the local countryside for blackberries and rose-hips to make these drinks. The blackberry liqueur is delicious and I am saving it for Christmas, its perfect when the weather turns cold.  The rose-hip is an old recipe, its packed with vitamin C and is meant to fend off colds.  When I was little we were always given a spoon of rose-hip syrup every day during the cold winter months.

Back to school tomorrow for me and then the countdown to Christmas really begins!!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Snowflakes and a Wedding.

I have been busy today making a couple more Christmas cards, I have just got this sentiment set from Hero Arts after seeing it last year and regretting not buying it, doesn't it look lovely stamped in Pool ink!!
I have made two cards on the same theme but with different snowflakes.  This lovely die is by spellbinders and you can mix and match the shapes to make lots of different designs. I am entering this card in the Die Cut Divas challenge and also "Anything Goes at Simon Says"

It also fits with the Hero Arts challenge "Deck the Halls!"as I have used Hero Arts Gems.

I then had a rush job of a quick Wedding Card for my friends son who called me to request a card, I had 30 mins to come up with a design and make it. (boys always leave things to the last minute!!) This is my CAS design and he was thrilled with it.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, I am making the most of being in my craft room as its back to work on Monday after a week off!