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