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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Is anyone else have problems with Slide?

I can't get it to load, and when it loaded last week I couldn't get to my slide shows, maybe it isn't Windows 7 compatible?

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas everyone

And a Very Happy Christmas to my Husband who just received this card I made last night. Another Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Promarkers and Trias.


The end is in sight

Here I am up late again, and finishing the last couple of cards. I have one to show today using a Sugar Nellie image, I will look up the name tomorrow. This is for my son and daughter in law, DIL loves penguins so this seemed appropriate for the newly weds. I have to make a birthday card by tomorrow lunchtime, wrap the presents and clean the house, washing, oh and start preparing food for Christmas day!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A few more cards

Yes I am still making cards, haven't finished yet. I cased the bauble card from Wickedly Wonderful Creations Blog. When I saw the card there I had already cut and embossed my baubles, and had a couple of card blanks I cut last year, but it was the greenery that caught my eye and I have that punch, so borrowed the idea.
 
 All card blanks cut with Sizzix Bigz XL dies, the tree apeture with Movers and Shapers. The bauble is a Cuttlebug die and folder combo, the shape behind is a Spellbinders Nestabilities large label die, greenery is punched with a Martha Stewart punch, shapes are embossed with holly using a Cuttlebug folder. Finally the tree card has a greeting stamped with Just Rite stamps from the Merry Little Christmas set. Gems were added to all cards and ribbons to the bauble cards and I used Papermania 3d glue dots.
Hope you like.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Still making cards

I was up until gone 1a.m. in the morning and I don't have a lot to show for it. But then I slept until 11 a.m. so lost a morning. I do feel awful, have a bad sinus headache. I ventured out to post the last of the cards to post, which probably won't get there now, and I saw a bus slip on the ice and end up on the pavement, just missing the car in front of me.
We have a covering of snow, and it is snowing again now, but the snow from yesterday froze overnight so it was very slippery. I did get all the Christmas bits out and found a few card blanks I had cut before, and some Lily of the Valley die cuts which I used to make these quick cards. The first one is cut using Sizzix Movers and Shapers and the tree is an apeture with a contrasting tree inserted that is inside the card, and I have another card in the reverse colours!



Panic stations

This is what panic stations looks like, last minute card panic still going on and I have some yet to post!


 
 
 

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Anyone good at maths?

Or maybe miracles?  11 won't go into 63, I have 63 name labels for my Christmas card envelopes, but only about 11 cards. I think I need to get making quick cards or I will be buying quick!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas tree and decorations

Man decides to get Christmas tree out of loft. Tells woman to get on other end to lift it out. Woman tells Man it needs to be assembled and is colour coded pieces. Man leaves Woman to sort it out but can't resist joining in, after all it is plugging bits in to electrical sockets! Man wrenches tree top off to better plug in green colour coded branches, then re-inserts it and plugs in. Top of tree not lighting up. Woman looks and finds not only is one wire broken off of solder but the socket bit is unstuck from centre pole - man fetches soldering iron...........

Monday, 7 December 2009

Quirky Crafts Challenge 18 - Christmas


I picked this fortnight's challenge over on the Quirky Crafts Forum and I thought we should do Christmas before we get there. My card is stamped and embossed in silver using two Penny Black stamps. I love this tree and hope to use it in many ways, but as it is so near Christmas I might not manage that. Still have loads of cards to make though so maybe sticking to one stamp and design is the way forward, also it is hard to remember who I gave which card to last year. I made 11 of these cards with varying trimmings. All panels were die cut with Nestabilities large rectangle and large scalloped rectangles.
Ribbon was a RAK from Deanne, thanks Deanne, and I think I have some more of the same somewhere in my stash, if only I could find it.........

We have just been to our first Christmas party of the year and it was good fun. Took another evening out of making those cards though!

You can enter any project you like in this fortnightly challenge, and you could win a prize. There are some wonderful DT examples on the forum including an altered tin, and an exploding box with darling tree in the middle.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Sneaky peek of challenge 18

Tomorrow is Challenge 18 over on Quirky Crafts forum, and here is a sneaky peek of my creation, I hope to make another creation but I can't say definately.
If you are anything like me, and you probably aren't, I have such good intentions, print off various challenges, think through what I am going to make and then suddenly it is too late, the challenge is over and I didn't make my card. There are two that ended today which I really wanted to enter and missed them.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Has anyone got this lampshade?

Last weekend I got to clean the glass light shades finally and boy did they need cleaning! There were 10 to clean, and I say "were" because there was a casualty. So does anyone have a spare glass lampshade like this or do you know where I can buy one? I bought the lights in BHS many years ago.

Two more days to enter

Nobody has made a card using Lyn's very versatile sketch yet and there are two more days to make your card, enter the challenge on Quirky Crafts Forum and win a prize. There are some great examples by the design team on the forum and their blogs.