Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Birthday!

It was my birthday on Monday and I was thoroughly spoilt.  My sister in law had sent a card with strict instructions on the back which made me smile:

I have quite a reputation for opening cards before the time!  This beautiful hand made card was inside

with an added surprise

this lovely hand made bookmark.

I received this beautifully wrapped gift from a friend

which was almost too nice to open but given my reputation for opening things I couldn't hold out for very long

It's so pretty and that handle is so comfortable to hold.  I can't wait to use it.  My crochet skills have been improving slowly, I'll have to do a separate blog post to show you what I have been up to.

Another friend gave me this lovely metal candle holder seen here with all my birthday cards

All in all a really lovely birthday!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Dreaming of a white Christmas

I did a little card making this weekend and made this for a friend using my snow globe technique. I used white snowflake stickers which soon after I had sealed my globe started lifting off.  Note to self:  Ensure that everything is stuck fast before sealing up!  The snow came from the pound shop.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Family Card Challenge - Week 24 - Thank You

This is our last Card Challenge for the year as we are having a well earned break over the festive season.  But don't worry blog readers I have some other things that I would like to blog about during that time so please come back and visit again!

I used an Elzybells stamp which I bought when Elzybells closed down and have never used it before. It's so sweet!

So with that I would like to say Thank You for stopping by and visiting today!


Family Card Challenge - Week 23 - Bold & Bright

I made my bold and bright card for my nephew:

The rubber stamp came from here. Isn't he cute?! 


Family Card Challenge - Week 22 - Red & Green Christmas

My card this week would not photograph well, perhaps I need to do a course in photography!!  It looks much better in reality but at least you get the idea!  I cut the wreath with my Frostyville die and then covered it with green Flowersoft.    I made the little gift. I seem have a thing for little gifts!


Family Card Challenge - Week 21 - Number

This week's theme - as it was our 21st challenge - was to make a card with a high number, like a 21st card.  As my daughter was turning 20 in November I made my card for her.

The paper is from the Tea- Thyme collection by Prima, I love those roses!
As usual I was busy on it until the last minute so the photo was taken when the light was not good.