Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Winter Tales

Forgive me blogland for I have sinned - it has been 3 months since my last post!!  Thank you to my followers who have not unfollowed my blog - its so boring I almost unfollowed too.  I promise to try and be better.

I have been fairly crafty over the last couple of months but have been very silly and forgotten to take photo's of some of my creations :(  I made a lovely velvet pouch with felt flowers for a handmade secret santa gift which was handed out on Saturday - no piccie and I am gutted - might have to ask my work colleague if she can take a pitcture of it for me!  It was my first ever stitched make and I was very proud of it.  Will just have to make one for myself now!

On the card making front I have made these:

 This card was made for my OH uncle for his birthday and I have used Stampin 'Up stamps on this one and coloured the buttons (at the bottom of the card) with promarkers to tie in with the colours used for stamping.

This was made for my OH's 39th Birthday - will have to be a cheeky one next year!  This was created using my Cricut and the Indie Art cartridge.

I made this during a craft/chinese night with the girls from work.  Images are from Polka Doodles Fairy Flutterfly stamps.  The backing papers I have had for years!  I am on a mission to use up all my scraps that I have lying around.  I currently have a 19litre really useful box full of scraps but yet I cut a fresh piece of A4 card or print off another sheet of paper!! Doh - when will I learn!

We are currently having a fair bit of snow fall - 19 inches at the last count:

The schools have been off all week and it was announced that they would stay closed for the rest of this week as there is another 20com of snow forecast for overnight tonight.  I quite like the snow and it has been great getting a lie in and not having to brave the weather to take the kids to school....however..... I have been waiting for a couple of craft purchases and the postie's can't get through to deliver my goodies :(

I ordered these from the Polka doodles website and cannot wait for them to arrive :( - so snow snow go away, I want my craft stuff so I can play!!  Nikky did a fab demonstration with these on her PD show which aired on C&C on the 26th November.  Not that I will be able to recreate her lovely creation with promarkers and the house stamps but I will try......

I was also lucky enough to have one of my card samples shown on the same show :) It was sooo exciting seeing one of my cards on telly!  I hope to see more soon!!

On a christmas note and because of all the snow and being stuck indoors I made my first card for Christmas 2010

The image is a Digi Stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique and the papers I have had for ever!!  Again I have coloured the button using promarkers.  Well I think that is enough for now - hope to be posting again soon. Hope I have not bored you too much!  TTFN Vxx