Saturday 29 January 2011

I've finished a card making marathon

This week I have really enjoyed a marathon card making session. A friend of a friends daughter is getting married in May and asked moi to make her wedding invites. I had paced myself well at the beginning and cut the cards to size, folded them, cuttlebugged the fronts, printed the inserts and also the invites were stamped, printed inside and the envelopes addressed. On Thursday evening the brides friends and family met at her Mums house and the finish line was in sight. We all finished off the invites with punches, ribbon and punched corners.
It was a lovely evening and Barbara provided a selection of scones to keep us happy. My problem is I forgot to take a photo of the finish.

This coming week is my babies 18th birthday. I can't believe he's 18 and an inch off 6 foot. This year I've made a few 18th so I thought I post a pic of one I made for a friend of his that started Nursery with him.

Sophie had a hollywood themed party and she loved her card. The lady is from Elusive Images and she is so versatile. I love her in the black and white. I coloured her face and arms with copics after stamping with black and embossing with clear powder. I cut her out and placed her onto the decorated card.
Today I need to make a card for my son. I'm hoping to head off to the shops as I'm wanting fabric to make another bag. I'll post a photo of my first effort later.
Enjoy your Saturday

Tuesday 25 January 2011

A quick post

I'm not really a snip and stick card maker but before xmas our cook at work had a special request. When she left school at 16 she worked in a bakery and the manager of the bakery turned 100 years old. She asked if I could make a with cakes on. It took me a while to find the sheet on the net. She sent it through the post. A friend of hers went to see him on the day of his birthday. He was showing her the cards he'd recieved. He told her to pick up the one on the mantle piece, she picked up the Queens and he told her,'Everyone gets them, I mean the one next to it.' MINE.
This is the reason I love making cards.

Monday 24 January 2011

A little bit of xmas a little bit late

I can't believe that xmas has been and gone so quickly. I was a little poorly at xmas and at the time it seemed a little fuzzy. So here are a few bits and bobs I should have posted a while ago.
The putting up of the xmas tree, we bought a narrow tree a few years ago. It used to be like National Lampoons Xmas Vacation. lol

Xmas day at ours.
Amy and Jess having a whale of a time.

I spotted the little xmas trees in a large store and they are my take on them at a fraction of the cost. Surprising what you can do with a loo roll and some glitter card.

Have fun everyone