Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas to one and all and to all a happy New Year...
With love and best wishes to all my visitors.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Heather's 70th Birthday Card

My friend Heather, is celebrating her 70th birthday on 21st December. This is the card I made for her.

I tried another new technique, I think it's called the FLIP FLAP card or something similar. Not actually as tricky as it looks. Although I would like to make the card a bit larger so I'm going to try and make up my own dimensions as this turned out A5 (and those who know me know I prefer 15cm x 15cm cards or A4). Definitely too small for me, but Heather liked it as I made her open it on Thursday evening so that I could see her face when she saw it.

Murder Mystery Evening

Steve and I were invited to a friends Murder Mystery Evening on Thursday. The theme was The Mystery of Giza. We had to dress up, as Hercule Poirot was investigating three mysterious deaths and this was all taking place in Egypt. So the theme was Egyptian. Steve's character was Dr Robert Ames and I was Femi Ati (an Egyptian Nurse). We all had a really good evening and it turned out that STEVE was the MURDERER. We left the party at midnight and eventually got home at 1.20am due to the snow that was coming down in buckets. It is usually only a 45 minute drive from Aylesbury to home, so I guess we didn't do too badly.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas is Coming...

YAY! Christmas is coming and the black and silver tree IS UP!!! We decorated the tree with silver and black baubles and added some silver beads. Stuck on the fairy lights and hey presto! It's Chrisssssssssssssssssstmas!!!

I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait.
Happy Christmas to everyone who visits my blog and everyone who is still to visit and a
Happy New Year 2010 to all...

Lazy Days

Another digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I made the back- ground with a plate and cut the scallops at the bottom by hand. I do like this image (a lot!) as it reminds me of Lewis and one of our dogs).

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Have a MICE Christmas

I can post this card to my blog now that I have snail-mailed it to the recipient. Hopefully it will arrive in the post before she see's it on here. It looks much better in the flesh than this picture is doing it justice. I had the glittered numbers that I had purchased from Tesco and I made the letters myself following the same font as the numbers and then coloured them with glitter. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil which I cut out and mounted once I had coloured it with my ProMarker pens. I then added the background paper before mounting it. It really does look much better than it looks in the photo.

Click on the image to see a larger version. I haven't compressed it so that you can see it in more detail.

Forever in Pink

Made this forever friends card a while ago but I don't think I have had five minutes to upload it to my blog yet (or at least I don't think I have - apologies if it's already on here somewhere). The lovely spotty background paper was mounted onto black cardstock and I also mounted the image onto black cardstock and then coloured in the image with brown and pink ProMarkers and then added some clear glaze to give it some definition. I added the sentiment (bought ages ago, and only just rediscovered).

Why do we buy things only to put them somewhere and not find them again for an age afterwards? Not that I mind, it's like finding a whole new stash once a week... YAY FOR THAT!

Thank Y'Owl

Here's another version of Dustin Pike's owl. This owl is just too cute. I made the back- ground myself by drawing 'love heart' leaves and then colouring in the background green and colouring in the leaves with my Promarker pens. I then printed the owl image (digital image freebie) and then coloured him in and cut him out. I then mounted him with foam pads and added a little sentiment to his feet.

Christmas Baubles

A christmas bauble shaker card.

I haven't really been in the mood for card making this week, after losing Ali on Monday, but here's a Christmas shaker card that I have made. Nothing exceptional but I am still rather pleased with it considering.

I made the black 'frame' by cutting out a piece of black cardstock and then used by nestabilities and big shot to die cut the section from the middle. I then mounted some acetate behind the cut out and drew the bauble freehand, which I then coloured black and added the swirls and spots with a green metallic sakura pen. I added some foam pads around the edges of the picture and then put some micro glitter inside and then added the frame to the top. Et voila!! Added the ribbon to finish and some white faux stitching.