Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Hope you have a great Christmas if I don't get back on here before then! Paul is off from tomorrow, and we have quite a few things we need to be getting done... I'm waiting in today for my order from Amazon arriving.. like it should've yesterday!
Have a good 'un..
I started feeling a little ropey last weekend, just a bit full of cold, and this week has been hellish! It's gone straight down onto my chest, leaving me with a chronic cough, feeling very very tired and completely drained of energy.. outta puff, even going from one room to the next.. ! Blimey I felt crap.
At least last night I was only rattling on my chest, not major coughing fits and sneezing, so I did manage to sleep a little easier!
I've got lots of cards to show you later on, I've been plodding on with cards for Christmas amongst other secret things, so can at least upload something when I get them photographed..
See ya later!
Thursday, 11 December 2008
I used the lovely DCWV Christmas glitter pad to add that little bit of sparkle. The die cut was LOTV and I added 3D gloss to his eyes for a bit of sparkle. The numbers are Papermania.
Now before I forget, I know I've not shown this cake on here..
Quite ingenious eh? It's a Christmas cake that's been stamped with a High Hopes Christmas image.. how do you do that you're asking??
Well.. if you use food colouring instead of inks, (a bit of trial and error with the 'how much to use'), you can stamp on the cake. You need to make sure that the stamp is a clean, never been used before stamp so it's food compatible. You can also colour with the food colouring too..
Anyone fancy a slice?? Well check out the blog HERE for a better look.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
We put ours up at the weekend, and Martina decided she wanted to have a go at some long exposure photography.. so here we go!
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Anybody got one they don't want anymore?? lol..
Sod it! And I soooo need it.. I'm busy!
This is just a very quick post as I'm supposed to be working this morning.
I've been really busy lately - not going to knock it though! I thought coming up to Christmas that things would have quietened down a little, but things keep coming up. I've got a couple of really big things happening in the New Year - I'll share when I get the go ahead. It's soooo exciting I can hardly wait!
I am also busy making my cards to send off.. Last week saw my 100th parcel going off to our Soldiers out in the Sandy Place - thank you to every single one of you who have given parcels and messages of good will. So this week it's my family's turn for my attention. It will be the first time everyone has a handmade card - usually by now I've given up and bought them!
My demonstrations have finished now. I'm having a few weeks off and then all ready for going again in January! I will miss them though. I really love demonstrating - even if some of my ladies are a bit cheeky! (yes Miss Cheeky from Ali craft.. you know who you are! lol). We have a bit of a laugh at my demo's, which is lovely, so thank you all for making 2008 a fantastic year!
Who knows what 2009 will bring.. but I hope it's full of life, love and laughter!
I will be back with more posts shortly, I just need to get the photos sorted for my blog.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Now all I need to do is...
2. Contact them to let them know that you have chosen their blog for this award
3. Link the person who gave this award to you
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
The challenge this week is for Glitter and Sparkle! Nothing better for Christmas I say.. so I combined the images with some glammed up papers (backing papers with glitter sparkles on the design) and some Papermania glitter ribbons to match. I also used some glitter card for the layering.
- Apply dye ink to your stamp (so it stays wetter slightly longer but not like a pigment ink.)
- Take your rubber brayer and roll it over the inked stamp.
- Roll this onto your cardstock to reverse the image.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
You can change the template, turn it around, flip it up.. do whatever you'd like as long as we can see the original design..
See you over there!
Sunday, 23 November 2008
I was up at Carlisle doing a demo, which was in fact quite quiet. It had been snowing overnight and although the weather was cold, and I mean like freezing brass knockers!!! - the roads were actually quite good.
Anyway, enough of chatter.. here are a few of the cards I made yesterday.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
It's going to be work in progress over the next few days, so I apologise in advance for the rather pale, white look!
What do you think of the header? I reckon I'm going to make it a bit more colourful! lol..
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
You are The Lovers
Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.
The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.
Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Mmmm... not usually into doing this, but found it on Kirsty's blog this morning, so thought I'd give it a go... tarot in real life is something I've never dabbled in, I've only ever done a weejy board when I was at school with friends - and that resulted in a dribbly paintpot - but that's another story for another day!
However, this is quite right about changing career... wierd!
This is weird, but interesting!
I just wanted to share this little card with you. I've been busy this week with commissions so haven't had a chance to make any cards for myself, but I just had to try this sketch from Kim's blog.
It was such a nice sketch, I couldn't resist.. and as I have a FF demo this weekend in Cumbria, I thought I'd use it for a card to take with me.
I used a cute little sticker which I placed onto white card, and mounted onto red card. The papers are from the Christmas kit and the dimension sticker and heart button just add the little bit of Christmas sparkle.
I hope you like it.
Thanks for looking!
So, you never know.. Cumbrian snow scenes by the end of the week? I hope not!
See ya soon x
Friday, 14 November 2008
Here's what I managed to get done: