Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas cards

Hi I have cards I made a while ago and am trying to catch up. I have been a bit poorly and was meant to help out at two stalls at a winter fair this Saturday just gone but my body had different ideas about that so I am now on the medication and back blogging with gusto!
I wanted to share my cards I hoped to sell but will be sending out to friends etc instead. I do like these but prefer the black and bling if I am honest.
I hope you like them...
I am off to bed now to rest more rather than playing with lost of stamps and ink pads which are calling my name from the craft room.
image used was an elzybells one but she is now designing with penny black and you might find similar images there

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Advent clock workshop

Well my friend debs and I went to the craft barn today for a birthday workshop (pressie of a ticket from both of us to both of us) We were taught via the person Di Oliver, who had developed/designed the Tando kits and made them.
This is what we were making and Di's example of the completed Advent clock 

I began making this by decorating the frame first and distressing the paper to go on the background 
Next I coloured all of the embellishments and decided on the design and colour scheme as well as adding a bit of sparkle and shimmer to the design

Here is Debs also designing and making her Advent clock too.
The finished product and I am really pleased the way it turned out . I love the colours and  now am ready for Christmas  and to begin using the clock .

Thursday, 8 November 2012

So true

This is really true of many crafters I know. My brain will be like this after the workshop I am due to escape to on Sunday in the craft barn. I am quite excited and look forward to making an advent clock.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Here is another creation as I wait for my second attempt at getting the said punch... (the company realised they were out of stock) groan!!!! So take two and hopefully it will arrive quickly as getting frustrated now :( I have also added inserts too and this one has not been stuck in so it is a little wrinkled!Still loving the tinsel tots....

Well having problems with cutting stamped images with circle dies. I have stamped lots of images using my old elzybell stamps, such as these and was very pleased with them
however when I came to cut them using my trusty nesties they were either too small or I had to draw and cut round them to get the right size. If I had tried to cut them with bigger nestie it would have looked silly
see second photo...
So I am now awaiting a new punch from amazon which is 2.25" sized and hopefully should help take some of the work away, so frustrated. Can't wait for another parcel Woohoo. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

I am getting ahead of the game here and I know Mondays are busy so I thought I would continue to share what I have made whilst attempting to get more done. I am crafting to stop myself from thinking about snacking, now I have lost almost 3 stone through a slimming club. I certainly do not want to go backwards, not that my friends would let me ;)
 Yet two more tinsel tot cards. They are soooooo cute and easy to work with....

Sunday, 4 November 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well here are my first two cards from Tinsel tots, purchased from create and craft I think??? I love the images it reminds me of the children I work with in class but the pictures are better behaved lol.
Anyhow hope you like them and will try adding as I go along....
Tinsel tots decoupage

where have I been????

Well a new chapter as hoping to blog more here now... Yes I no longer have an antique gerbil running my computer. (It was definitely tired and needed a rest) So the new super duper machine I am using will help me to get the blogging mojo well and truly working again (hopefully). I feel energised and am pleased with myself as have lost lots of weight and feel a new younger version of myself (until Christmas)
I hope to be inspired and already have been, via little Claire & Claritystamp my favourite stamping places. Have a look at their gallery you will find some really lovely ideas and it is worth the effort to make some of those pictures.
I have been busy trying to make as many Christmas cards as I can with the church winter fair approaching 24th Nov I need to get a move on. I have made some cards using Tinsel tots and will post a piccie tomorrow (promise)
I also have a new drawing pad which I will begin to play with and try out, I want to see if I can make some nice clipart/digi images to colour. Anyhow better go as it is very late.... night!