Thursday 29 August 2013

Ding Dong Merrily (xmas11)

Ooops it is so long since I blogged or commented on your wonderful creations, I almost forgot my password. I have missed being with you all. I lent my camera and had to use my old one today so the photo isn't great as it appears to have developed a fault, also I couldn't remember what I did with my tripod and my old camera is quite heavy (probably isn't really but my hands and arms are totally rubbish and I ache in bits I didn't know I had, lol). I would have had another go but of course the battery was running low and as I had to search for the camera this post has taken some energy to construct. The actual card is a little more rusty colour than my photo shows so please use a little imagination. 
I don't know where the days are going and have been feeling a bit sluggish of late so I really need to get myself going so I wonder whatever happened to "fergusade" and "cremola foam"  !!!! I am sure they would help.
Anyway I will be away now and hope you are all well and hugs to all who need some. Thank you all for taking the time to comment, love hearing from you. 
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
rusty card is Core'dination,
a LoTV sentiment,
 Dies used :- Spellbinders  Labels 18 ,
Dee's Distinctively Silhouette Bell and
Couture Creations EF New Year Dove.

Monday 12 August 2013

Twas the Night before (xmas10)

We've has a busy day today and I have spent lots of time mortaring and generally holding/passing things DIYish. So this will be a very quick post thanking you all for commenting on my reindeer card, I was so pleased with your reaction to it. Well onward we go with our sing-song. I hope to visit you all over the next few evenings, know that I enjoy your blogs and hopefully the fingers may even allow a bit of typing. Hugs to anyone who is struggling.
Image - Penny Black Sweet Wishes 1866E coloured with 
polychromos pencils also
a LoTV sentiment,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6x6 pearly card,
and backing card I won as candy and some stash, 
 Dies used :- Spellbinder  Opulent Ovals & Labels 18 
and Whinsey Corner.

Friday 9 August 2013

The Holly and the Ivy (xmas9)

Hello to all my crafty pals, been awol for a few days as we had deliveries etc getting in the way and today is a sleepy day. You have all been very busy creating so many wonderful things. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog, I do appreciate it very much. 
We have also had a very dusty week here (no I haven't broken my "No HW") but they have been resurfacing our main road, this seemed to consist of putting down a small amount of glue and 100 tons of chippings and dust, which they then went up and down the road attempting to hoover up with an array of contraptions. As the weather was so dry we ended up in a cloud of thick dust with about half an inch of dust left everywhere when they finished. I don't know who came up with this idea but I'm sure there are many people who could tell them it is a rubbish idea. 
The little bit of singing voice I had, has therefore disappeared but I didn't want to deprive you all of my latest suggestion. Have fun crafting and singing of course.
Paper  and card - card blank is an A5 Plaid card,
and card I won as candy, 
 Dies used :- Cheery Lynn  Holly Flourish 
Signature Dies Ivy Flourish, 
 Sizzix Reindeer & Cracked EF.

Monday 5 August 2013

CAS attempt (xmas8)

Hello to my crafty pals, you will be glad to know that we are having a little break from singing, lol (couldn't find any French hens) . Of course I will still be ever so pleased to have comments to read as I love receiving them. I can only say that I hope I visit you all now and then as my skippity brain is still playing up.  
Today I have spent my time putting preservative on wood, when I ran out of the odorless stuff I started on the smelly stuff which hasn't helped my skippity brain and the photo could certainly be better. I would love to put something else on this card, maybe a few bits of bling. 
Hoping you are all well and hugs to all who need them. 
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
red card from the Papermill,
 Dies used :- Spellbinders  Labels 18 & Floral Ovals 
Memory Box Glowing Candles  and
Couture Creations EF Tied Together .

Sunday 4 August 2013

Two Turtle Doves (xmas7)

Here we are again my wonderful crafty pals, Thank you all very much for your comments. I struggle with the concept of Less is More so I may start using my Christmas cards to practice this, not there yet of course. 
I did do my weightlifting exercises this morning as I lifted the boxes of dies to get to the box of embossing folders. Also had to move 3 boxes of card to find the one I wanted.  I know I'm not the only one, lol. 
The embossing folder I used was "Happy and Merry Christmas" by Couture Creations, I used a bit of Core'dinations card, embossed, sanded and highlighted with pencils and Sakura pens. I then added brads, a pin and a bit of ribbon from stash and placed it on a 7x5 white card. Of course I fiddled about with it for ages so it wasn't a quick make. 

Friday 2 August 2013

A different song (xmas6)

Thank you all very much for your comments, reading them made me smile so much. I do hope your therapy is almost complete Heather, lol. I thought I would post my latest make , as I thought you all needed a different song to sing, although I am not too happy with how it turned out. It wasn't quite what I wanted but it was fun to play. Maybe I enjoyed our wee celebration too much last night, you will see from my latest photo on our renovation project, it deserved a celebration. Anyway without further ado -
Image - Penny Black Caroling Hedgehogs 1508K coloured with 
polychromos pencils also
a LoTV sentiment,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
red co-ordinations scruffed a bit,
bells left over from a project a couple of years ago.