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Saturday, 22 December 2012

It's been a while...

Good evening fellow crafters, gosh it's been ages since my last post.  I've just been so busy getting organised for Christmas that crafting has taken a bit of a back seat.  Although I have been knitting some scarves for presents.  I'm sure we are all in the same boat just now.

I took some time tonight to chill with Iona and we watched Snow Buddies on DVD which was good fun, and I still managed to do some knitting at the same time!

I made this card last night for my crafty friend Fiona and her family.  I've just one more card to make - one for Iona, so watch this space!  Poor Rab, I was getting a bit worried about running out of time so I bought a shop one for him :o(

I've used Graphic 45 and Kanban papers matted and layered with kraft cardstock.  I've also used the kraft card for the LOTV sentiment and the punched snowflakes.  The main image is a topper by Wee Stamps.  I've finished off the card with pale blue pearls and gems and a brown gingham ribbon bow.  I really love the expressions on the girls faces they look like they're having a lot of fun!

I hope you are all more organised than I am!  I will catch up with everything I've missed over the last few weeks after the 25th! 

Just in case I don't manage time on here before hand I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and get everything you wish for.

Shona xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Yummy Cake


Well I've had another night off from crafting.  Mondays and Tuesdays are busy for me as Iona has clubs she goes to and my husband doesn't drive so Mum is the taxi service.  I'm always glad to get Tuesday over with as the rest of the week isn't usually so stressful!

This is a card I made (very quickly) on Saturday for my pal Fiona's daughter.  I'm not usually so disorganised but my plan to make it on Thursday night backfired after I spent 2 hours off and on  the phone to NHS 24 then ended up in A&E just before midnight after my aunt burst a blood vessel in her eye.  As she is 86 they didn't want to take any chances but happily she is completely fine, the look of it is the worst thing about it!

It wasn't so much of a rush as it sounds as I had already made up my mind that I would use this decoupaged Forever Friends image.  I mounted it on white pearlised card die-cut with a X-cut scalloped oval die.  I've used a smaller die-cut for the number 6.  I've used lilac gingham and spot papers by Craftworks Cards mounted on bright pink cardstock and added a ribbon bow, pearls and gems to finish.  The little flower stickers, sentiment and cardstock number sticker are all from forever friends.

I'm off to bed now or it will be another late one!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Feeling Blue!

Evening Folks,

I've taken a couple of days off blogging after the end of the A-Z Christmas Challenge and not done much crafting either!  The challenge just about wiped me out although I enjoyed it immensely.

I've also been taking part in the A-Z Colour Challenge over on Docrafts since it started earlier in the year, we are now on the letter 'U' for Ultramarine and/or Umber.  I decided on Ultramarine and thought I would make good use of my Capsule Collection papers I also decided to combine my card with Katy's Sketch Challenge as I really like the sketch this week.

I've really just followed the sketch and used different papers from the Burleigh Blue collection some of them layered with Coredinations Cardstock.  I've also used the cardstock to die-cut a flourish using a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die and a scalloped circle by X-cut to mount a LOTV sentiment on to.  I've fininshed the card with 3 gems as per the sketch but also added a sprinkling of gems around the flourish for extra detail.

I should really be making my Christmas cards for close family but I'm having a lazy few days and hopefully I'll catch up later in the week!

Shona xx