Saturday, 31 January 2009

A bit late but MojoMonday challenge card

Ooops it's not Monday but here's the Mojo Monday card I made for this week. It's also in line with a challenge on the cardmaking forum of a "coffee" card. Or for those not liking coffee, tea or the colours cream/brown.
I loved making this using the Penny Black Stamp Tea Cozy, Doodlebug dotted paper, K&Co paper and Stampin Up card, along with a bit of cream lace (loving lace) and a sentiment by Craftworkcards.

I'm full of cold at the moment :( but struggling along as I need to make some cards this weekend, I'm way behind. I did have a surprise this afternoon when I logged onto the cardmaking forum to read I'd come first in the "love" competition for January. I'll show you the Valentine's card when David's received it on the 14th but winning really cheered me up.
I've also had a little spend up in The Glitterpot (online) and also at Happystampers. Can't wait for my Penny Black stamps to arrive.
Better get on, more cards to make in between my coughing fits and having that bunged up feeling.
Take care

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A box for letters

Yay, although I felt tired this evening I had in mind a letter box to hold my penpal letters until I get round to writing replies. I wanted a bright box which will sit on my PC/craft table but not be too large. Ummm, I'm into bright colours at the moment :) I had a steel letter rack but it wasn't very pretty. Here's the box I made this evening.
It's made out of chipboard which I then covered with Imaginesce Bunny Hop flock paper (on the outside) and Doodlebug yellow spotted paper (on the inside). I used some Doodlebug Mini Just My Type Alphabets and some Gems on the front and then punched some holes using the Crop-A-Dile and tied it all together with some green Grograin ribbon. I'm well pleased with the box and it brightens my craft table.

Yesterday afternoon I made 4 Valentines cards! Sorry I can't show you them yet, you'll have to wait until after the 14th :) and after the "Love" competition on the cardmaking forum.

I did make a couple of cards on Saturday. Here's one of them, I had to use eyelets on it as a challenge on the cardmaking forum:
David semi-retires (his request) as of 1st February and will only be working 16 hours a week down in London. We are both so happy :)
Take care and please leave a comment, I'd love to know who is viewing my blog. Thanks

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Here they are ... the sketch cards

Hopefully all four cards should have been received now, so I can show you the photos of them:

I was pleased with how they came out. The images were downloaded from Pink Petticoat a while back and coloured in and glittered. I used mostly Doodlebug papers on the cards. The bright pink card is glittered also, I so love bright spring colours :)
I haven't made any more cards since but hope to make a few this weekend. I bought a few unmounted rubber stamps from Cuddly Buddly so need to stamp out some images.
Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Card sketches

Good morning from a cold and very frosty/foggy Suffolk.

Just been writing some penpal letters this morning so to my dear friends please look out for a letter from me, I've just walked to the postbox to post them - and it's sooooo cold! I'm so pleased to feel able to write letters again, it makes my life complete.

After a little fathing about last night my mojo returned and I made 4 cards! I can't show you them yet as they are for friends on the cardmaking forum but here are the sketches I created after I made the cards:

For those cardmakers looking, have fun! I'll put the cards up at the end of the week when my friends should have received them.
Right I better get ready for school, I need to be there for 11.30 today and as it's not nice out will leave at 11 am. Better to be early than late!
Take care and keep warm.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Where's my mojo gone?

Ummmmm, just couldn't get into cardmaking today, think my mojo has gone somewhere warmer - it's sooooo cold here the temperature outside hasn't got above 0C.

David went down with a dreadful cold/cough virus last Sunday. He was off sick Monday to Wednesday and then worked from home Thursday and Friday. He's on the mend now, although he's still coughing. I've had a bit of a cough so hoping I don't go down with anything. It was back to school on Monday - boy was it cold in school - the children didn't start until Tuesday and I guess the heating had been down low. Still the week passed quickly and it seems we haven't been away now - it's back to normal, not quite as manic as last term though - touch wood :)

On the cardmaking forum there's a challenge to make a "friendship" card, only thing was I forgot the bit of ribbon so my card which I finally got round to making a short while ago, it only has paper glitter ribbon, but it's very pretty as it's Doodlebug, in fact most of the card has Doodlebug stash on it. I coloured in the image with Promarkers - some new pens I've just bought. Here it is:

The image was made using a Clear stamp by Lelo Design called "Roses for you". Isn't it cute? I just love spring colours. The sentiment which you can't see very well on the photo (although you can read it in real life on the card) is by Stampin Up and reads: A friend is someone who stengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love, and encourages you with hope. Isn't that lovely?

Ummmm not much on television tonight so may be I'll make another card or two later.

Take care, please post a comment if you're able, would love to hear from you.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Can you believe it? 2009!!! and a Happy New Year to you all, hope this year will bring happiness and good health.

The New Year card I sent to distant family and friends:
You can't really see on the photo but there's quite a bit of glitter on it, on the clock face and star; and on the patterned paper.

We've just had the perfect two weeks, don't know where the time has gone really but it was enjoyable all the same.

Mum, brother David and his dog Telford came over for Christmas Day and Boxing Day and it was just the best having those two days in our own home with our loved ones. Christmas Day afternoon brother David and I took Telford along the cliff top whilst Mum and my David stayed and had a snooze :) Then Boxing Day afternoon the 4 of us went to the panto! It was to see Peter Pan at our local Theatre and it was great, got us all yelling :)

Oh yes earlier the first week David's company car had a problem so we took that in to our local VW dealer. That meant us using our own car which was fine with me, and as I don't like changing the seat/mirrors now I did all the driving :)

We saw the New Year in with Mum and then New Year's Day spent it there as well along with brother David and Telford. A good few days though brother David beat me at scrabble every time!

Monday afternoon Charlotte a neighbour's 13 year old came round for a crafting session and we had fun with stamps and glitter - ooops we got glitter everywhere but it was great fun.

A card I made fairly recent for a good friend's birthday at the end of December. I've managed to make a few thank you cards but have a way to go.

Wow you'll never believe what happened today? David and I met up with my penpal Rose from Australia. We've been writing for over 26 years but have never met until today. It was just fantastic meeting Rose and her sister Rach. They are over here for 4 weeks driving around visiting distant family and friends. Hoping we might get to meet up again soon if they find it's too cold to go to Scotland.

That's it for now, take care, hope to be back soon to show you some thank you cards.

Take care