Sunday, 22 November 2009

It's Just Too Windy For Brollies!!

Well, that's the end of my week off - back to work tomorrow - and I haven't done a quarter of what I intended to do! But at least I've started my Christmas Shopping, and got a plan for the Christmas cards I'll need to post out - just got to get stuck in to making them. Trouble is, my daughter has been invited to two birthday parties next week (one is a joint party), so I have three birthday cards and presents to make now!

Now, onto the cards I want to show today. I decided to use the same stamp set and idea for my other November birthday cards as I showed in my last post - Ollyfant Autumn 2 stamps, and fly away umbrellas on penny sliders - I'm loving putting moving elements on my cards at the moment, but I'm running out of pennies (LOL!)

This first card is the card I made for my goddaughter - she was 20 this week - crikey, that makes me feel old - I remember holding her as a baby!!

My second card is the one I have made for my mother-in-law. I've used a pin for the first time on a card, and added a bead to it - I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, and I hope MIL likes her card!

Well, that's it from me for today - I'm going to hoover upstairs before going to collect hubby from work - I'm being kind today and not making him walk in the rain!!

See you soon!

Love, Andrea xx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #58

Hello folks - Happy Monday - but what dreadful weather we're having here in Wales!
Hip hip hooray though, I have the week off!!! Just a quickie post before going off to dye my hair, and then plan a few Christmas cards!

This is the second of a small batch of November birthday cards I need to make - I am going to enter it in this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is Four Seasons. I have chosen to make an Autumn card. I have used an Ollyfant stamp (Autumn 2, which includes a boy, girl, umbrella, dog, hedgehog and a mushroom - what a fantastic deal!). The poor girl looks so windswept, and her umbrella is blowing away in the wind (another penny slider) - I was so pleased with the way this worked! I thought the background paper looked as though it was a bit 'blowy' too!

I made the charm using a HOTP sentiment stamp, and added some glossy accents and seed beeds to it, and also glossed her boots. Her coat and the umbrella were paper pieced - I was going to add glossy accents to them too, but I was afraid to in case the paper curled up - one to try when I have more time if something goes wrong (not for a last minute card!!).

Well, that's it from me for now - may be back later!

Love, Andrea xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge #45 and Cute Card Thursday Challenge #86

Well, hello everyone - hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Sorry I haven't been around for a while - I just seem to have lost my mojo at the moment - but I have had to get my act together to make some birthday cards.

This is the first one I have made. I am going to enter it in this week's Charisma Cardz Challenge - Merry and Bright, but I'll understand if my entry can't be counted towards the prize cos it's not a Christmas card. My take on the challenge is to use bright colours, and have the girl merrily cartwheeling across the card! I do love the way these penny sliders work, and they are so easy to make!

I'm also going to enter it in this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which is Glitter Me Silly - I have glittered the papers for the number and the slider, and the flower is also glittered. The girl has been painted with pearlescent paints.


Pink Card, Ribbon, Butterfly Charm, Glitered Flower all from my stash
Patterned Paper - Kay & Co Sparkly Sweet, glittered with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle Gold
Stamp - Upside Down from Diane Duda for Sugar Nellie Stamps

Damn!! I just realised I forgot to change the month on my watermark on my photo - but I have only just made the card, I promise!!

Well, I hope you like my card. I'm hoping that this is the start of finding my mojo again because I'm hoping to get some Christmas cards made this week! I have a week off work (yaayy!!), with the intention of making some cards and buying (or maybe making) some presents.

Hope to see you again soon!

Love, Andrea xx