Saturday, 11 December 2010

2 variations for birthdays

Gosh, it's been a while since I last blogged. There are always so many things to do at this time of year!
I am finally catching up with myself. I have written & posted the cards for abroad, & the cards I have written for those who wouldn't appreciate a handmade creation. I've finally bought the presents this week - & wrapped them! & today I have made 20 Christmas cards :-) I still have a few to do, & a few letters to write (not my favourite task, - & I don't produce a family newsletter, each letter is personal for the recipient).

My built in gas hob has packed up, I only have 1 ring working, so I have ordered a new one, & the fitter has promised to fit it before Christmas - otherwise cooking on one ring could be a whole new challenge lol (I'm lucky to have fab neighbours, but that could be pushing the limits lol)

I can now enjoy my Christmas work meal & "do" tonight without feeling guilty about all the things I have yet to do.

Right, onto a couple of birthday cards I made for friends I have met through the DC forum.
The brown card was made for the lovely Sueplayingwithpaper - a lovely lady, & she is so knowledgeable, & I am so grateful for her papercrafting advice & hints.

For both cards the image was created using 2 stamps
& coloured with Promarkers - & then edged with Promarkers
EZ success punch (coloured with Promarkers)
For the brown card, I used Papermania Hampstead papers by Jessie Edwards - the ribbon effect is in fact a strip of paper hand cut, with slits cut into it's length & a narrow strip of contrast paper woven through it.
                                                 Papermania 3D butterfly embellishment
                 The lilac card is made with Papermania Henbury Lane papers & has adhesive
                      ribbon flowers cut out singly & placed into position on the latticed area.  

This is for the lovely Tanmo, such a fab sense of humour - & her chocolate brownies are amazing!

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave


WILLIE...! said...

Goodness me....Is it Christmas then....!
Wondered what all the fuss was about....!
Noreen, l know we've chatted, at lengh, by text.
But, l wanted everyone to know, and to thank you again, for the wonderful card,you made for Jacqui.
She loved it, especially the dog, as it is identical to hers. Lovely. :)
Can't thankyou enough. Bless...!
AND, a BIG X for Mia.....Another :0).

Vixx handmade cards said...

Ahhh Noreen what gorgeous cards hun and fab colour combos too. Poor you with no cooker!, hope it turns up soon :o)
Have a great evening,
Hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Noreen, fab cards and lovely colours. Your DC buddies will love them.

Donna x

kay said...

gorgeous cards noreen and am sure sue and tanya loved them,funny how christmas is so much,remember to take time for yourself and i hope cooker arrives in time for dinner,xx

Lee said...

Hi Noreen.Can't believe your hob has packed up what a time to do it poor you.Fingers crossed you will have one for Christmas.Cards are really fab love them both.Take care hun,thinking of you.Hugs xxxxx