Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas is!

I think it might be nearly time to hit the panic button! It's almost December and I still have lots of cards to make......eek! Inkurable Stampers November theme is to make a Shabby Chic Christmas project, so here's mine.

I started by inking up a Hero Arts distressed background stamp, firstly with light pink Hero Arts Shadow Ink, then swiping a darker shade of pink around the edges. I spritzed the stamp with a little water, then stamped it onto white cardstock. Once it was dry I stamped the Inkadinkado holly stamp onto it using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, then stamped the Firecracker Designs greeting in the bottom left corner. I trimmed around the shadow background and then distressed the edges and layered it onto some green Bazzil cardstock with distressed edges. The pink background piece is Cor'dinations cardstock which I've dry embossed with Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder and sanded the raised parts. I also distressed the edges of both background cardstocks. Other supplies are Kaisercraft rhinestones, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, white lace from my stash and a couple of staples.

Every year I say I will start my cards early so I won't have to rush at the last minute. I did actually start early, but didn't continue with them (sigh!). How are you all going with your Christmas cards?

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

It's all good!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for all your well wishes about my CT scan......they worked! I got the results yesterday and there is nothing showing on this one, my Oncologist thinks that it must just have been a kink in my bowel that showed up on the last scan. He's also giving me 2 months off chemo...........YES!!! So, I'll be having Christmas and New Year off it, then another scan to work out where we go from there.

Sorry, but I don't have anything new to show, but I do have some photos of my grand-daughter, Annika that my brother took while he was staying with me. I've also bought myself a new toy that's keeping me busy. I got a Sony Touch Ereader, so I've been busily downloading some free books to read on it. I love that I can store a heap of books on it and it's only about the size of a thin paperback novel.....and very lightweight! The best part is I can just pop it into my handbag and carry it around with me......great to have when you seem to be waiting forever for a doctor's appointment.......and if I happen to forget my glasses, I can just make the font size bigger!

I've got a bug on my arm, and it tickles!!

Whew! This is hard work!

Hey, what you looking at, can't you see I'm busy!

Aaah! This drinks good!

Hope you enjoyed the photos, I'll try and get back into my craft room soon and get into making some Christmas cards so I can get them finished on time! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Big Present!

Hi everyone, my card today uses one of the fun, and terribly cute, Forever Friends stamps that I purchased a while ago. I still have a few more of these that are patiently waiting to be used, LOL! Since I'm using a teddy image I'm entering this card for the Teddy Stampers blog challenge of creating a birthday card. It's my first time playing along there and they are celebrating there 1st birthday with lots of prizes to be won!

I coloured my image with copic markers and added the tiny Stampin' Up 'For You' greeting to the only just fit which made me happy! I used my Nestabilities Label 17 dies to cut out my image and used a larger die to cut out the Stampin' Up Lavender Lace cardstock. My background features Designer Paper from Kaisercraft's Lilac Avenue 6 x 6 pad and I've used my trusty sewing machine to stitch around the edges. I stamped another SU birthday greeting on the top left of the card and layered this onto a piece of Lavender Lace cardstock. I also used a piece of Lavender grosgrain ribbon (unsure of the brand) and some SU certainly celery ribbon tied with a button and embroidery floss, then just all adhered to a white folded card.

Hope you like my card today, please let me know what you think! My brother is arriving today for a visit so I might be a bit scarce for the next week. I also have a follow up CT scan scheduled for next Monday, so keep your fingers crossed for me! If the result is good, the oncologists are talking about giving me a break from chemo, yeehaa......that will be MY big present!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lots of Pink!

Hi everyone, here's a card I've done for this month's Annabelle Stamps bling sketch challenge.

The birthday cake stamp is from the Annabelle Stamps 'Helen's Party' stamp set, I've coloured it with Copic Markers, the greeting is by Hero Arts. The pretty satin floral ribbon and the bling is also from Annabelle Stamps, the Patterned Paper is by Heidi Grace. Other items used are pink Criss Cross Bazzil cardstock, Fiskars border punch and Nestabilities Lacey Circles dies.

I was rather tempted to add more to this card, but in the end decided to keep it fairly clean and simple. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!