cherry blossom stamp on Ebay & thought it was beautiful. I stamped it onto cream cardstock & coloured it with Whispers pens – I used a Whispers blending pen for the first time & managed to do a little shading! I have a major addiction to ribbons & I love the effect of the pink ribbon on the brown.
That my last post was the end of September?! Where has the time gone? Apparently, it’s only 50 days to Christmas……….AAARRGGHH!! 🙂 I’d love to be able to say that my life has been non-stop excitement since September, but sadly, I can’t. Instead I ‘ve had hospital appointments & my mom was here from Ireland for a few weeks. I haven’t had time to make any cards & I seem to have lost my mojo too. I’m surrounded by crafting goodies & there are lots of challenges at docrafts, but I can’t get inspired. I made these cards a while ago for my sister & my niece, their birthdays were in October so I didn’t want to post them here until they had seen them.
I bought this image in Summer 2007 for my sister’s birthday card. After I decoupaged it I couldn’t think what to do with it & it stayed in my stash until this summer when Loretta at docrafts posted one of her weekly LO challenges. The backing paper is from Capture The Magic & I attached a piece of vellum to it with brads. They don’t show clearly in the picture, but I put some tiny adhesive gems on to the flowers on her hat & a little glitter glue on her bodice. The card my sister got is actually slightly different to this one. My mom said she would take it home with her so I put it on the couch & went to get a pen, when I came back the cat had chewed off one of the flowers!! I’m surprised my scream wasn’t heard in Blog Land! 🙂 I’m always leaving crafting stuff on the couch & the cat has NEVER done anything like that before. Luckily I have quite a few, (ahem), flowers in my stash, so I was able to repair the damage.
I knew I wanted to use this Penny Black stamp, (it’s called ‘Cinnamon’), for my niece’s card, but I couldn’t think of what colours I wanted to use on the card. Then I remembered the dress she wore to a party in the summer -black with a cerise pink sash. The backing paper is from a sheet of giftwrap & I heat embossed a piece of black card. The image was coloured with Whispers pens & then I used Anita’s 3D glaze.
My friend Jen asked me to make a card for one of her volunteers at The Grand, the movie theatre where she works. Maggies loves cats, but instead of a traditional card I decided on this Egyptian one. I decoupaged the cat & used glitter glue – red & blue – & some red adhesive stones. On the inside of the card is a cartouche with Maggie’s name stamped in hieroglyphics. Maggie liked her card, (ooh, the relief!), & sent me a lovely e-card from Jacquie Lawson as a thank you.
I hadn’t made an oriental card in a while, so when Geraldine sent me an enormous parcel of papers, stamps & toppers I made this one as a thank you to her. The LO is another of Loretta’s challenges – how she thinks up a different one week after week I do not know! The fabric flowers are from Papermania & everything else is from a QVC kit. I scanned the card before I added a gold ‘thank you’ peel-off above the image. Hope Geraldine liked it!
This is another of Loretta’s layouts. I found the
I have some more pics of cards that I made before October got in the way, but I’ll post them tomorrow hopefully. I also want to update my list of crafting blogs – there are some very creative crafters out there! I need a rest now because I’ve been up all night watching the US election results. I have followed the election since the primaries & found it extremely interesting & I have to say I’m delighted with the result. Go Obama, go!!!
Love & light to all who read this.