Sunday, 30 December 2007

3 out of 4 ain't bad

The DCM challenge this week was actually 4 of the previous challenges, a cut, ribbon, a frame and buttons-well I managed all but the handcutting!

I've made a few cards over Christmas-one of my New Years resolutions is to turn the PC off more in the evenings-I get so much more crafting done!!!

This card I finished this evening for friends who are moving to the country. They are coming to us for New Years Eve so glad I got it finished

I love this alphabet-its a Sizzlit one-First Steps. I also bought Cherish in the Ellison sale but haven't opened the packaging yet-I love this one so much its going on everything!!

Other cards this week

and I found out you can emboss on acetate!!!

Its weird, I've only had literally a couple of hours craft time over Christmas but I've got so much done by not having the PC on (I've also made a couple of rings, I'll try to photograph them to show tomorrow)
I'd love to hear any crafty new years resolutions you have too!!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

DCM challenge

I've not done much crafting lately, life's got in the way I guess-but heres my DCM Inside out challenge for this week, the challenge was to decorate the inside as well as the outside of the card.

and the inside
as you probably guessed I used my Bind it all.

One pressie left to make for my sister-but I'm not sure what to make her yet-if I run out of inspiration I may have to cheat and buy her something!

Monday, 10 December 2007

Finally made a couple of christmas presents-I am very pleased to report all the cards are done

I made these organisers from chipboard coasters from Craftfairies, the holes are punched on the Bind it all, now I have got over my fear of the flippin thing!

I have another couple to make but I might fill those with smellies instead

I may have overspent a little in the Ellison sale..............

but in my defence I didn't think I'd get the whole order, and some are for Mum for christmas

and I've used a couple already, the brackets and the First steps alphabet (I love it) on this card for DCM's candy stripe challenge. The card blank, paper and stamp all came from the children in need competition I won on Leo's blog, I've wanted the bird stamp forever!!

I was sposed to be making a Baby card today-but it didn't happen-I just couldn't do it, having a down day and baby cards aren't the easiest thing for me-maybe tomorrow

Talking of tomorrow, wish me luck! I'm off to a ceramics cafe with my best mate and its one of the few crafts I've never tried. Think I'll try a mug to match my new kitchen colours, teal and red-you may see a picture somewhen, if it works!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

I have been crafting-just not cards for a change. I started a quilted christmas wall hanging a couple of years ago and decided this year I was actually going to finish it.I'll photograph it this weekend when we put the decorations up.

I think, after this batch I just need 3 more christmas cards then I'm finished for the year!
This was sposed to be for the DCM buttons and bows challenge, but as you can see I only got half way! It just doesn't work with a bow on it anywhere-and I'm actually not any good at bows so I might sit this one out ladies and wait for tomorrows challenge instead!

No gym again tonight, not been a good week for my joints, but we have walked into town and back 3 nights doing about 2 miles each time, so I hope thats helping a little. I'm determined not to put on weight over Christmas or its only more to loose again before we start another cycle of IVF.

Last card, I made it for a challenge on Carolyn's forum, it had to have real sewing on it-no fake rubber stamped stitches-its for my mother in laws birthday this weekend. Papers are from a funky new Dovecraft pack I got recently, and the scrummy flowers are from Craftfairies

Not sure how much I'll get done this weekend-I find putting up the decorations exhausting-but hubby is away Monday night so I have an evening of crafting planned , can't wait.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

I have been making stuff honestly, but all for orders. I'm a bit wary of showing them here because my cards and adoption announcements are almost all personalised and it doesn't seem right showing that much detail of other people's lives.

But, finally made another Christmas card, only about a dozen left to go, it fits the DCM birdie challenge this week

I've used a chipboard birdie from Craft fairies

I got the stamp from craft central this monring but its been cut wrong so I've had to fill in some of the letters with a brush pen, hope it doesn't show too much.

In other news....I was lucky enough to win the children in need competition on Leo's blog, it made my day!

and I bought some sparkly jeans to wear at Christmas reeduced in sainsbury's- hubby's comment? They just look like all your jeans do after you've been crafting!!!!