Thursday, 25 November 2010

a VERY special engagement card

Now that the "occasion" has been and passed, I thought i'd get this one uploaded. It is the engagement card I made recently for my boss, and it had to be made large enough for everyone at work to sign. They had gone off to Disneyland Paris to celebrate their engagement, so I thought this would be a fitting image. Aside from being my boss, Nat is also a very good friend, so it was a pleasure to spend time working on this card, and when you're in the midst of mass producing christmas cards, its lovely to take time out and make something for someone special.

Monday, 22 November 2010

a couple of cards from me

Havent uploaded a card onto here for a few days, so thought I'd make ammends.

The first is for this months D/C friendship swap, and I fancied climbing out of my "cute & cuddly" box, and doing something just a wee bit different, I must admit I do like this colour!

Next up, is another Chrimblie card, this image from Pink Gem has got to be one of my faves this season.
Havent made any more of my digi sentiments lately, having stumbled upon another blog offering something uncannily similar - hmmmm! But that said, I do enjoy putting them together, so there may be more soon.
Anyway, having sat here for ages the washing-up fairy still hasnt shown up, so I guess its down to me again.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Something a little bit different from me......

Hello blog-friends!
Another busy Saturday for me today, as I have been roped in to help out at a Christmas Fair at my parents church. I will have a few cards, Reindeer food and poo that I will be selling, but the main feature of the table is festive craft activities for children. Have been scratching my head for ideas of inexpensive and child age-appropriate things to make and do, and have come up with: Christmas Lanterns, Reindeer Penpots, Mini Calendars, decoratable door hangers, but the idea I was really chuffed with was making Reindeer Fridge Magnets, as seen here:

Found some old Funky Foam on top of my wardrobe, and cut a medium and a large circle with a circular nestie, also cut a frame with a large scalloped edge nestie, cut it in half and turned it upside down to create the antlers. Wobbly eyes and red pom-pom was cheapy from either Wilko's or The Works (cant remember which) and finished it with a little off-cut of magnetic tape. I though he looked fab, and should be suitable for myyoung customers.

Will let you know how it goes anyway............

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Friendship Freebies

Hi all!

Havent been about for a few days as we've had probs with our internet line not working.........just how many Virgin Media engineers does it take to sort out a few dodgy wires!! Anyway to keep myself entertained (and sane while the kids were suffering facebook withdrawal symptons) I started to make my card for this months Friendship swap over on Docrafts. When I say started,

what I actually mean is that I printed off and coloured in a digi, faffed about with backing papers for a while and then decided to make a sentiment for said card.

Have uploaded them here:
If anyone would like to use them, please feel free to help yourselves. (instructions on how to do this can be found on the previous post.
Oh, and Im still no further with making the card yet either!