Sunday, 30 November 2008

Finally-some christmas cards!

I've decided my problem with christmas cards is the paper... I buy packs and packs of patterned paper every christmas-then find them so highly patterned I can't work out how best to use them.

So my personal challenge this year is to make 5 cards from each pack-even if I don't like the papers!

This was with an old Dovecraft pack- using the Papertake template this week

and this one uses paper from a Papermania pack I got last year then hated

Not the most original layout in the world-but the Santa is so lovely he deserves to take centre stage. It also fits the ABC theme this week of Snow.

Only another 32 left to go.

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3 cards and a hedgehog

Yes, I'm still putting off the 34 christmas cards I need to make!
All three cards made today were using pictures from a stamped image swap again. I have a pile of them on my desk and I'm gradually working through them rather than stamping new stuff.

However this will change-have you seen the new cupcake stamps Nikki is bringing out this week?? I have to have at least 3 of them-they are gorgeous!!!

I needed 2 thank you cards and a sort of get well card-oh and a pincushion after the pin box explosion this week! I never would have tried a medallion stamp myself but I really enjoyed colouring it in and I think it looks quite effective.

The pincushion is from the Sew Hip magazine-hubby thinks it looks half hedgehog, half brontisorus

Stamp something's saturday challenge was a card using black

and my final card was for the Secret crafter saturday challenge

I'm off to make a cuppa and put off making some more christmas cards

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Friday, 28 November 2008

2 days running!

It can't last! Well I was up at 3 again-my dodgy hip won't let me sleep so I got caught up on a few challenges
Daring cardmakers this week was a christmas card in white and pink. Now there aren't many people I could think of to send a pink christmas card to-except my 6yr old niece!

The image came from the stamped image swap on caroline's again-she just looked christmassy to me!

I also made these for a couple of challenges on Carolyn's forum

I'm off back to bed now-I may be back later with a pin cushion-there's a cute hedgehog pattern in the new Sew Hip magazine I want to try after dropping my pins all over the floor last night
This all depends how much I get roped into help stripping the cd's etc from the living room so Si can decorate!

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Thursday, 27 November 2008


I actually managed a challenge! The Cute card thursday challenge this week was Lilac.
I received this very cute baby stamp in an image swap on Carolyn's forum-isn't it gorgeous?

Its mad-I don't need a baby card right now what I should be doing is Christmas cards!!!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A little sewing project

I've not made many cards since the crafts by carolyn forum challenge weekend-I really must make a few more christmas cards this weekend

I've been a bit busy making curtains for the nursery. The ones that come with the range we have are A plain and boring,B tab top which we can't use and C flippin expensive!!!!

I got all the fabric, lining etc for £22 and even have some left over to make a few little projects with-bargain!!!

Sorry I took the pictures at night so they aren't great-here's a couple of close ups of the machine embroidery

I did a couple of sample pieces first-I haven't done any machine embroidery in about 10-15 years. I did a city and guilds in embroidery and I did enjoy the machine stitch part I even embroidered celtic knots on my best mate's wedding dress back then
The samples worked pretty well though so we are going to frame them for the nursery too
I have a couple more sewing projects planned for christmas presents so the machine is staying on my desk for now :-)
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