Tuesday, 16 December 2008
There was also the small matter of the Sergeants' Mess Christmas Ball which was on Saturday (where we won a 22" LCD TV in the Christmas draw - not bad for a night's work!). I managed to get a beautiful dress (had to be floor-length). No doubt someone will post some photos on Facebook before long so I'll let you know if any surface!!!
Well, I'd better get back to my Christmas cards - we're going over to Dublin on Thursday so haven't got very long, especially as I'll have to do all the sorting out and the packing!!!
I've only got one more post before I go away (my Design Team entry for the Flutterby Crafts Monthly Blog Challenge), but I want to take the time now to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone, but especially to those who have become good friends over the last few months.
Have a good New Year too - and remember, everything in moderation!!!
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I made the card to double as a wallet card as I wanted to reciprocate all the lovely images she has sent me over the past few months. I haven't made up for everything but I hope it goes someway to say thank you!!!
The image is a cute little Docrafts stamp, which I coloured with Whispers Brushstroke markers and a green Impress re-inker.
The little tag was 3D'd to add dimension, and the mouse image was matted onto lime green card from the DCWV Brights cardstack.
The patterned papers are from the K&Co Amy Butler Belle paper pad, and a length of green organza ribbon was attached across the pieces of paper and a knot was added.
The sentiment was stamped using one of the circles from the HOTP Sentiments set and also matted onto lime green DCWV card, cut using the Fiskars Shapecutter and circles template. A small piece of ribbon was attached to it to make it look like it is hanging.
A lime green Papermania brad was attached through a pink paper flower from Crafty Cow and attached over the corner of the image.
I managed to get another couple of cards made today, using a couple of Penny Black images that I received in an image swap from Judith B over on the docrafts forum.
The first is using the ice skating Hedgie from the Penny Black Christmas Critters set. The image was watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers and the hat highlighted with Anita's Metallic White 3D Dimensional paint.
The image was then placed beneath a slide mount covered with patterned paper from the HOTP Christmas Creative pack, as was the mini tag.
The greeting was taken from the HOTP Christmas Motifs stamp set, stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut out and matted onto the tag.
Red patterned paper from the HOTP Christmas Creative pack was matted onto gold mirror card as was a matching piece of green paper from the paper pack.
Red embroidery thread was threaded through the tag and attached in the corner of the card.
The second is using another Penny Black image from the Christmas Critter set, this time the Carol Singing Mice.
The image was watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers and highlighted with clear Sakura Glaze pen on the lantern and clear Sakura Stardust pen on the gloves and scarf.
A frame was created from dark green card using the Fiskars Shapecutter and the Frames#1 template.
The patterned papers are from the HOTP Christmas Creative pack, and matted onto gold mirror card.
The greeting panel was cut out using the HOTP Labels template, and stamped using Brilliance Rocket Red ink and a greeting stamp from the Dovecraft Studio G Snow Phrases mini stamp set. The snowflakes were taken from the HOTP Christmas Motifs set. The greeting panel was then matted onto a shape cut out using the HOTP Tags template.
Small clear faux gems were adhered to the corners of the frame and to the centres of the snowflakes.
Friday, 5 December 2008
I only realized I'd forgotten when I saw that I was up to 100 posts, but only 99 were showing, so technically this is my 100th post!!!
Poor Babz is suffering quite a bit of upheaval at the moment - not least because she's moving house - and country!! She's had to pack up all her crafting stash (I know what that's like, I had to do it myself last year!) and weirdly enough the removals people came and packed our house up on the 13th December just like Babz - I know this because I was unloading the van on the 14th - my wedding anniversary!!!!
So, pop over to Babz's lovely blog and leave her some messages of moral support, if, for no other reason than she can't stroke her lovely papers at the moment!!!
The rules of this award state that I can pass it on to six of my crafting friends. This is going to be hard to narrow it down to just six!!!
But, the six I have chosen are:
I'm sure they've probably already been given this award, what with me being so late in the day passing it on (let's face it, it's only just still Autumn!!), but I wanted them to know that I consider them good friends (some only 'virtual', but friends nonetheless!!)
I've made another Christmas card in my mammoth task - hopefully it's not an impossible task to make the last 35 cards before they have to be posted!!
The focal image of this card is the Hampton Arts 'Wreaths' image, which was very kindly supplied by Loretta in a forum image swap.
The image was watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers and highlighted with white Sakura Souffle pen. It was cut into a tag shape using the HOTP Tags#2 template and matted onto dark green card.
The greeting was taken from the HOTP Christmas Sentiments stamp set and stamped using Brilliance Graphite Black ink. This was also matted onto dark green card and both panels were edged with gold paint pen.
The patterned papers are from the HOTP Christmas Creative pack.
So, here's to another 100+ posts!!!!
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Anyway, I've managed to knock out 15 cards, so I'm getting there slowly but surely!!!
The first design is the Pink and Green Tall Stylized Christmas Tree.
The Christmas Tree image was stamped and coloured using Sakura Stardust pens.
The sentiment was stamped using stamps from both the HOTP Christmas Sentiments and Motifs stamp sets.
Faux stitching was added around the edges of both panels too, and both panels were matted onto white and cerise pink card.
The patterned papers are from the Anita's Naughty and Nice Paper pad.
The second design was the Pink and Green Stylized Christmas Tree.
The image, from a Dovecraft Studio G mini stamp set, was stamped and colour was added using the Whispers Brushstroke markers.
Faux stitching was added around the edges of the panel and this was then matted on to lime green and cerise pink cardstock.
The patterned papers, from the Anita's Naughty and Nice paper pad, were layered and a strip of Dovecraft printed grosgrain ribbon attached over the top.
The sentiment was taken from the HOTP Christmas Motifs stamp set.
The Papermania Ornate Christmas Tree stamp was stamped and silver embossed four times onto cerise pink, lime green and white cardstock.
The first is the Kreativ Blogger award that Jackie gave to me. So a big thank you to Jackie. Much appreciated!!
The winner may put the logo on their blog.
You must add a link to the person who sent you the award.
You must nominate 5 blogs, adding links to their blogs.
You must leave a message for your nominees on their blogs to let them know.
So, my 5 nominees are:
I have also been awarded the I Love Your Blog Award by Alex. Thank you very much Alex - this is high praise from you!!
Apparently I have to pass this on to 7 people.
So, I am passing this on to:
I have also been given the Proximity Award by Lisa and Katy. So a double thank you to you both.
The award means that this blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who must choose 8 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
So, the eight people I shall be giving this to are:
Well, better let these people know that they've got an award!
Might take me some time!!!