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Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Nuthatch in Florida

I have to say this is quite surreal.  I am sitting on the deck typing this overlooking a beautiful pale sand beach watching a few people shelling and others dog walking.  Back home in the UK they have had their first frost. 

This card, another Christmas one, uses a recent release from Mark's Finest Papers.  I die cut the circle and prepared the other pieces to bring with me.  Other cards made while we are here could have a few squares or rectangles and they might not be perfect as I only have a ruler and knife!  The card is for Challenge 9 and it is another easy one - use your favourite sketch so why not join in.

  Hope everyone had a great weekend especially those celebrating Thanksgiving.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Mad Rush

Off out very shortly but wanted to get this posted.  It is my card for Mum for Christmas - dogs and flowers!.  It uses this week's Jugs colours.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Marks Finest Papers - Blog Hop Day 3

This is the last day of cards highlighting the new sets.  The set we are  showing today is What a Fox.  My simple card features the scene from the set.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Trip to Lancaster - 50th

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox
This card was made for my Brother in Law who turned 50 on Sunday.  He has always pretended to be much younger but with a big party on Saturday he could pretend no more.  The trip to Lancaster set with the great sentiment about age was my choice.  I have used SC359 sketch and my colour choices are from challenge CC348. 
Thanks for looking

Monday, 21 November 2011

First Blog Hop - Thanksgiving Nuthatch

This is a big event in my crafting life - my frst ever participation in a blog hop.  Sadly at the time of posting I don't know who is next on the Marks Finest Papers hop.  However I can share my card with you that uses the lovely little Nuthatch.  I have combined it with some Thansgiving paper and the sketch SC358 and mailed it out Saturday.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

VLVNov011 Week 2

I am still struggling for crafting time but wanted to get some more cards completed for Christmas.  Majority are written and ready to post but I have one or two to make.  This one uses the Week 2 sketch for VLV.  The sketches are always that bit more challenging but here is my take on it.  This one is for the Vets who looked after our old Goldie Meg, plus our Lab many years ago.  This will be our 3rd Christmas without our own pooch! 

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Golden Girl

This card is for Saturday's Penny black challenge - gold and presents. Nothing fancy but I like this image. 
Thanks for looking and keep warm.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Jugs110 - Ghosting

I tried the Ghosting technique (this week's Jugs challenge) on this card and one other which I won't even bother to post and I think I must be doing something a bit wrong as my ghosts are quite faint!  I saved this card with the white embossed snowflakes.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Friends of Speedy TV - Challenge Week 7

Well its another easy challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV - so please join in and make a birthday card to add to your stash or better still give to someone.  This is my card using the flowers and butterfly from the Brick Wall set..

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Quick Penny Black Cards

Tried to get our cards written today and realised I need 25 more cards.  These two are quick ones using a Penny black image, embossing powder and some gems.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Ducky Cuddles

This card is using Penny Black's challenge of Christmas, Snowflakes and Silver with the sketch from VLVNOV2011. 

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Birthday Saloon

The WMSC72 sketch challenge combined with the OCC challenge to make a masculine card using non standard masculine colours is how I came up with this card.  I have used 2 stamp sets from Waltzingmouse and one image from Las Vegas stamps.  I was thinking saloon doors and that is why I put the show girl in too.  The colours are more "purpley" rather than blue and the green is more lime but the camera hasn't coped too well and my photo editing skills cannot make it right!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Friends of Speedy TV - Card with ribbon

I am not actually being very speedy right now with meeting deadlines.  With Mum only just out of hospital and work being crazy life is very much getting in the way of creating.  I stepped away from my Christmas cards to make this one which uses ribbon and an image from "He is the Lamb" set and a sentiment from the "Happy Pansies" set, both from MFP.  The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to use ribbon so that should be easy for everyone - please do join in the challenge.  Janine

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Holly Fairy meets WaltzingMouse!

Used this cute digital image with some Waltzingmouse stamps to create this card using this weeks sketch.  All in all a simple card.