Monday, 25 October 2010

Hooray, I've done it!

Hello, good morning, hope all's well with you,
Today I've made a Christmas card..............
 ....................and I managed to get my watermark on the card. There was one step that I'd forgotten, linking the pictures but now I've got it right,  so you can see my new watermark. It's only taken a few months (well maybe a little longer) but I got there in the end:0)
Today's card uses Art Journey stamps and I would like to enter it into their challenge, 'use tape'. I have used Tim Holtz tissue tape.
I also used my new Martha Stewart  snowflake punch, I love the shape of this one it's more like a splodge than a snowflake. 

Papermania vellum on top of the sentiment, mmm a bit of an experiment. The sentiment overpowered the picture of the little girl and I'm hoping the vellum has subdued it a little.
Okay, lots to do today and the sun's shining, it's beautiful, have a great day everyone:0)xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A lovely surprise

 Hi , hello, how are you? Good I hope :0)

 Look what landed on my doorstep today................................

 A beautiful card from my blogging buddy over in Canada, Emily. It's such a  delight, beautifully coloured and just so welcome, Thank you ever so much Emily, you too are very sweet. If you click on her name you will wing your way over to her inspirational blog and I'm sure she will make you feel very welcome. TTFN:0) xx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The man's point of view?

Hello and a happy day to you,
Yesterday's card was for a female sort of person and today's version is for a male sort of person..................

I find chap's cards so tricky, my hubby thinks I try too hard and that some of my feminine cards are suitable for men, how weird is that? Perhaps he has a point  but when you set out specifically to make a male card you want it to work, correct?

Ah well, maybe I just don't have the knack, He he he, at least it's fun doing it. 
Today I used Tim Holtz stamps for the cityscape and a Hobby Art sentiment

Enjoy what's left of your Sunday and have a good week ahead TTFN :0)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Hi all, happy Saturday to you, hope you are having a good day:)
I have been having a play, I came up with a variation on the easel card, a bit pointy but I'm hoping the flowers have softened the design. I quite like the shape and am thinking about more possibilities, folds or pop outs might be good :0)

So what d'you think? Is it too angular?I've gone for a shabby sort of look and was thinking I may come up with a more masculine version next. 

 Does the shape tickle your creative fancy, have you tried this one yourself? I don't think I've seen it done quite like this before but I cannot be certain, there are so many of us out there:0)

I was quite pleased how this side turned out. The papers are Basic Grey, Periphery  it's an old paper and retired now, I think.                                                       
   The text stamps are Stampin up, Sincere Salutations that I bought second hand from eBay.

Tim Holtz Weathered wood Distress ink for stamping the sentiment and edges. On the base of the card it's a Crafty Individuals stamp, 'fill each day with joy', uplifting oh! yes! and I love the fancy font it's in.

Used a Martha Stewart doily lace punch, they are so efficient, I'm seriously impressed and would love more :)
Love to hear from you and have a great weekend!