Monday, September 22, 2008

Its Been a While

i hadn't realised how long its been since i updated my blog, I've been unbelievably busy and i haven't made any cards for about 2 weeks well i have made a couple of commissions but forgot to take pics. The reason I've been so busy is because i have been making a lot of gift baskets and makeup baskets ready for a party i am hostessing, so all my spare time has been spent sourcing, wholesale accounts and merchandise, and if all goes well this will be my new source of income, as i have resigned from my job, you can only work with a bunch of *ankers for so long (but that's another story, too long winded for on here)

Today i managed to get a few cards made ready for Christmas. Just a quick peak here i will go into more detail later. The other pick is a couple of goodies I've made for the gift party, all together I've made over 60 baskets ranging from luxury down to little sweetie gifts (as shown in the pic)
I hope it wont be too long until my next post.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Something different

Lately ive been making a lot of cutie cards with cute images, so for the last 2 cards i had to make something different, no characters and no cutie elements.

My mind when blank for a moment, then i just started adding bits to the card and came up with the above card, its for a 60th birthday and i was told she likes traditional, so it had to be flowers.

the stamp is magenta, coloured in h2o's.

the circles were cut with a cuttlebug and nestabilities, I embossed one of them with swiss dots folder. The swirl was cut on the cricut by a dear friend Tracey, the flowers are primas and zooms were added along with lots of stickles.


I will share the other cards later, im a bit tired at the moment as im feeling sorry for myself and am full of cold.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bright & Breezy start to the morning

I was up real early this morning as it is Ashleighs first morning at secondary school, we have been having a sleep in all of the holidays so this morning made a change, before waking her i started housework so after she left for school all that remained to do was wash her breakfast plates.

Her brothers are still in bed and as its their last days off they can sleep in. Its so nice having the house all peace full but i know i will miss them like crazy when they are all at school i will be wishing for the next holidays. so as the house is so quiet i decided to make a quick card and the above card is what I've came up with.
Its a Sarah Kay coloured with pro markers lots of inking around the edges using hero arts inks.
The papers are a download from Summer Driggs, zooms and ribbon as embellishments.

I wonder if i can get another couple of cards done before the boys wake up!

Monday, September 01, 2008

My worst colour ever, but i like it!

I looked on the Sarah Kay challenge blog and to my horror you had to use purple & Green, I normally don't do Purple as I hate it, definitely don't normally use it in crafting unless requested, I wasn't going to take part but I thought why not give it a go so here we are here is a Sarah Kay using Purple & Green. I think it turned out better than i expected and i may give purple a try again.
for this card i have used:
Sarah kay stamp coloured with promarkers
papers downloaded from summer driggs
MM metal words
prima flowers
hat pin Heidi Grace
stickles, liquid pearls, ribbons and gems

Penny Black/ Papertake weekly

The card I've made today completes 2 challenges at once the first is obvious as I've used a penny black stamp, the criteria for the penny black challenge is a simple one just use stars and stripes somewhere on your card, my stripes are the different papers and the stars are stamped.
The other challenge this completes is Papertake Weekly I've rotated this sketch as you can see below (i hope this is allowed!)

I'm getting to like these challenge/sketch blogs
for this card I've used
Penny black stamp coloured with pro markers and distress inks
scenic route paper
ribbon from stash
stars stamps are autumn leaves
sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly