Tuesday, 28 January 2014

LIM week 156 - sketch

It's a sketch challenge over on Less is More this week. I thought my sale purchase of this TH set of stamps and dies would fit the sketch design. I've embossed the stamping on the frame and the silhouette.
I haven't had a chance to join in with LIM for ages and was determined to make it this week. I was going to post the card last night but my train left St Pancras at 17.30 and five minutes later developed a fault, we sat on it for an hour before they decided we were going back to St Pancras.  So I didn't get home until 21.40 instead of 19.40! Luckily for me I had taken a coffee and a salad onto the train with me. Except when I came to eat the noodle salad in a carriage full of silent people, I felt everyone was looking at me. Also good ole M&S had run out of forks and so I was using a spoon  - probably thought I was a sandwich short of a picnic! On a positive note I did manage to finish a book I was reading.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Vintage @Allsorts

If you saw my blog post yesterday you will know I used this little lady on four Christmas cards. Carried away by paper piecing I wondered if I could adapt her to a non Christmas card. With a little surgery (I had to cut her arm off and reattach!) here she is holding a handbag from a Clare Curd stamp set.
I'd like to enter this card into the Allsorts vintage challenge.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

January Rudolph day

 Sarn is back with the Rudolph challenge for 2014, but this time you have to make two cards for your entry. I so wanted to use this stamp of the lady with the ornament before Christmas but I never got time. So, once I started paper piecing her I couldn't stop, that is why I have four cards and not just two. I also did her in a non Christmas card, but that will have to wait for another post.

 The other thing I have had for at least two years is this TH embossing folder. I wasn't sure how to use it, as on it's own it is the size of a card, but I decided to use some white core mirri card and rub it back and also a new embossing folder with mistletoe on it and make a big card. There again of course is the retro lady.
Blimey its gone very dark here and I've just hear the rumble of thunder - decided to stay in and have the shopping delivered. Except when I unpacked it the lamb chops were best by - today! I rang and complained and they are giving me the money back, so chops for tea tonight then.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

mid month reminder for love and romance at Penny Black & More

Well here we are half way through January already and time for the mid month reminder of our Love and Romance challenge over on Penny Black & More.
For my DT card I used PB 30-115 Lace Delight to stamp and emboss the background and for the sentiment. I used TH distress "old paper" emboss powder, its the first time I've used it and I was really pleased with the result.
If you haven't joined in already this month come and share with us, and if you have already shared, you can enter again up to 3 times. Just remember no digis please.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Love & Romance at Penny Black & More

It's the first challenge of 2014 over on Penny Black and More and for this month the theme is Love & romance. For my DT card I used PB set Piece of my Heart and a sentiment from Flonz Craft. I embossed the background made with real red SU card with a spellbinders m-bossabilities rose folder. I've kept the image simple by just colouring in the flowers.
I do hope you can join us this month. As always we have fantastic prizes and wonderful inspiration from my fellow team members. Just remember please - no digis are allowed.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Fav five creations of 2013

Happy New Year everyone, I wish for you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

I haven't blogged since before Christmas, and although I didn't go back to work until today I didn't get as much crafting done as I would have liked - still stamps un-inked etc! 

So to get me back into blogging I thought I would join in with the challenge that Debby has  set, which is to share our fav five cards from 2013. It was tough and I am afraid 6 have actually made the final cut (but she did say that would be ok!).

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