I am practising with my schedule a post thingy…….. So I am really writing this at 10.30 pm on Thursday night, but hoping it will post itself On Friday, at a time yet to be decided 😉
I had to root out some photo’s tonight and while I was trawling through I found a lot of photo’s from this year which had very happy memories so I thought I’d share them with you, using another one of my favourite bloggy things, a slideshow :). Here’s hoping the bad weather bog’s off soon, and we can get back out in our Caravan …..enjoy!
Just before I show you the slideshow, I thought I’d show you my top 3 of the whole year:
Peter and his Auntie Julie trying to eat Ice cream under the cover of a towel, after running the gaunlet from the icecream van, to stop the seagul nicking in – HILARIOUS
Have just been sorting through my comments and stuff that has happend since getting back from hols and to my huge and very pleasurable surprise I find I have received an award for my Blog, from Ginger Pie designs, I am soooooo chuffed. It also means I can pass it on to 7 of my favourite blogs too, so pop along and see what these awe inspiring bloggers get up to…….
…………. I could not resist! all the stuff packed and on it’s way to the studio’s with Sara………. so I thought, well why not have a little play! so I’ve whipped this up, so I can give you all a peak at whats to come tomorrow 🙂
Sara is on at 11 am tomorrow with the new Popcorn Kids CD and Stamps, I love them, I think there my favourite set of Popcorn Products we have produced and in the words of Ross in the office, the papers on tthis CD are “banging”, (I am editing this as Ross insists he did not call them banging, but in-fact he called them “the Daddy”!) – that’s a good thing! 😉
So here we go Ive listed all the show times for you …..
…….. I didn’t have anything new to post today and I am trying very hard to keep on top of it, as I promised, soooooooo, I thought I’d dig out an old photo or two of the first cards I ever made about 6 years ago and give you either
A) a bit of a giggle, or
B) hope that we all get better with practice 🙂
No posts for months and then 3 in one day! Claire really did get me feeling guilty 🙂 OK, I have an admission to make, I can’t bear left-overs of any description……. especially food and crafty bits :). I kept looking at the bits left from the distressed mum card of today, and thought, I can’t leave them, and I especially can not relegate them to the over-flowing bit box! because there just too nice to do that too, so here we go, a best friend card using the same technique as before but with the bits that were left over. The only addition is the best friend panel which is a Sizzix embossing folder, embossed on core-dination and sanded to an inch of its life, then cut out, and lined up in the folder, and ran back through the cuttlebug to sharpen the edges, where it got flattened when I sanded it 🙂 – if you get what I mean ……
………. No don’t worry she is fine :), but I have made a distressed card for a Mum 🙂
OK – a couple of days a go a work colleague and friend gave me a little talking to about the lack of posting, and she is quite right I should be ashamed of myself, thank you Claire for the wake-up call, have a peek at Claire’s blog, she has some beautiful stuff on there http://gingerpiedesigns.blogspot.com.
So, I got out my stuff and had a little play ….. This card has been made using Coredinations cardstock in olive-green, Cuttlebug floral embossing folder, Versa magic, spanish Olive chalk dew drop ink pad, making memories Slice Machine with the Noteworthy Cartridge and some Olive Green Ribbon.
For the distressed crumpled panel, give a piece of coredination card a light mist with water, and scrumple up in your hands, flatten and with a sanding block, sand and distress the card. With a hot iron put the piece of card in the middle of two pieces of old cloth and iron flat …. tear down the right hand side and ink the tear with chalk ink. Run a cream panel of card through the cuttlebug with the floral folder, and rub the chalk ink pad over the embossed design, also ink the edges of the panel. Using the Slice and Noteworthy cartridge, cut out some flower layers from cream card and coredinations. Sand the coredination layers and ink the cream layers, crumple and shape and layer the flowers, finish the centre’s with brads, pearls or both!. Wrap a piece of olive satin ribbon around the centre panel and stick to the card base. Arrange the flowers in the top left and cut a decorative panel for your sentiment, again using the Slice and Noteworthy Cartridge, this sentiment is from the Peter Rabbit stamp plate……..
…….and voila a distressed mum 🙂
All of the products to make this card can be found here
I have been a very shabby (again) poster, I really must get better at this, maybe if I put a reminder in my diary and promise to do just one a week ………
Anyway, a while ago I made some thank you cards with DCWV La Creme, which I bought in California in January. I am just loving this range and fingers crossed it will be available to you all soon 🙂 its so elegant and just effortlessly stylish. All I used to compliment it was some balck and cream card and some black ribbon! The shapes have been cut with the slice, noteworthy cartridge….
Hope you like them (PS – SORRY about the absolutely terrible photo, the recipients were coming for a meal and I had not photgraphed the cards, so with 3 minutes to spare I bunched them together and snapped a quick one 🙂 )