Saturday, 29 December 2018

more of my Christmas cards

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & now eagerly awaiting the New Year.  This is a strange few days - the hustle & bustle & excitement of Christmas has passed.  You've finished making Christmas cards & some of the presents too I suspect. Now it's those days between one event & the next.  You need a little rest from card-making, but then I expect like me you have people with birthdays early in January - so its off on another card making spree.  I had 2 to make yesterday for New Years Day birthdays to get them in the post today.

Anyway, those Christmas cards.

The last one (in this batch) I used Brushos over clear embossed images to create the background & I also used the matching die on the poinsettia spray to raise the flowers. This was the lucky dip card for the Happy Stampers Group (HSNW) that I still go to.

The card above it is deliberately pale & subtle as the person it was for, likes that style. In fact her card to us was a white card with white die cut. You will get to see it when I show you all the handmade cards that we received this year.

So - where did I get to?  Ah yes, last post of these was 31 - so now I am up to 36 & there is still a few more to come.

Have a good weekend. The weather looks just right for a nice stroll to work off all that Christmas food - but I have other things to do - like a golden wedding card that has to go in the post Monday & a certain man in my life has a birthday next week as well.  A woman's work!!!!!!! 😀

'Bye for now.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Happy birthday

Birthday Greetings

Today is December 24th

& a Mold II club member has a birthday

Have a lovely day Dot

Sunday, 23 December 2018

member showcase

Hello everyone

Today I have the member showcase for you that I mentioned & it is of some more sewing work from Joanna of Mold club.

Along with the photos in the email Joanna said this ...............

"Hi Gloria

Thought you might like to see what I've just been making - my great-niece had a baby two weeks ago and so I made a 'welcome bear' for him. Couldn't leave his big brother out so he got one too :)

More fab designs from the company I've recently discovered (those who designed the trees) Kreative Kiwi - they're almost 12 inches tall.

Rory was born 12 weeks early weighing 2 lbs 12 ozs - he's going to be in special care for many weeks yet but he's doing very well - tiny but strong."

Here they are;

I am sure they will love them Joanna - they are gorgeous.  Thank you for sharing.

Ladies - you are all so clever & talented & I love seeing what you make regardless of what particular craft you have used.  So, do please send me photos to show on the blog.

That's me for this visit.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Here are some more of ............

.......... my Christmas cards;

That's another 9 cards with this stamp set, making 31 so far.  

There are a few more to come.  My next blog will be a member showcase.

Take care - 'Bye for now.

Friday, 21 December 2018

.... and there's more

photos of cards I made using the Chloe's Stamp set, as in the earlier post.

Here they are;

Another 11 - so I am now up to 22 cards, & still more to come!

That's me again - more soon.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Happy birthday

Birthday Greetings

Today is December 20th

& a Mold II club member has a birthday

Have a lovely day Christine

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The time has come to ..............

...........  start showing you the Christmas cards I made which had rubber stamping on them

Quite a while before I start making them I look around for ideas - such as looking on Pinterest, looking back at styles we learnt about on club nights & articles in magazines.  The latter of course also means you may get Christmas stamps as freebies which can help.

After deciding & changing my mind several times I finally saw the boxed magazine from Chloe's Stamps & fell in love with the stamp set in the box, along with a matching die.

After a sample stamping session to see how well they stamped I decided on the route I would take, & that was to make as many different cards as I could using the main stamp in the set.

Here is the first set I made;

 this one & the next one are actually subtly different

As you can tell the stamp I chose to use was the main stamp - the curved poinsettia spray.

So 11 cards in this set - more to come.

That's me for today.  All my cards made & those that had to be posted have been posted, many given out personally.

'Bye for now - more in a little while.

Friday, 14 December 2018

some Christmas cards

Good evening everyone.

My it was cold today - glad I didn't have anything to go out for.

The cards I have to show you today are some of the last ones I have been making using Hunkydory card & toppers;

I still have a lot to show you - mainly the ones I made for the stamp clubs.  I am now on to my final cards - those for the family, although I have already almost finished the one for our grandson.

I hope your Christmas plans are going well - it's not far away now.

Take care everyone
'Bye for now.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

csnw photos

Good evening everyone.

This evening I have the photos from the CSNW meeting last Wednesday.  The delay in showing this was caused by the breakdown in the mobile phones system over the weekend & therefore Elvena could not send them to me. 

There is a mixture of cards to show - the ones from the project which was making a shaker card, a couple of a waterfall card & a photo of an ATC.

This is a beautiful Christmas ATC from Ann,
& was actually the Show & Tell for the evening but only Ann made one.

These 2 photos are of a waterfall card that Ruth made after Novembers meeting when I showed how to make them.  She so enjoyed it she went home & made another one.

Now for the evening's project - Shaker cards;

Ann's card has lovely gold stars as the shaker material which goes well with the sparkly frame to the aperture.

Claire's card has a lovely flower fairy in the shaker box

Elvena complimented her spotty paper with spotty shaker material

Grace made a square card with a thank you theme & gold sequins.

Gwen shaker box has a silver bauble hanging in front of silver card with the multi-coloured shaker material in it.

A cute little snowy pair in Joan's card with a lovely snowflake background paper.

A pink art deco lady adorns Kate's pretty in pink card.

Ruth's card has a pretty border pattern of flowers in the background of her shaker.
Lots of sequins to shake too.

A really nice selection of shaker cards ladies. I am glad you enjoyed making them. Because of the acetate in the aperture of the card it is hard not to get reflections in the photos, but I hope you can still them ok.

A big thank you to Elvena for taking the photos - not just today but throughout the year.  Thank you is also due to Grace who has looked after the club for me & also showed a project, along with Claire, Joan & Elvena.  Thank you very much everyone.

That is me for today.
I have been busy finishing off my Christmas cards & will have photos to show you.

'Bye for now.