Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Basic Grey Christmas Cards

Hello, apologies I've been a bit busy to try and clear my December duties so I can commit to Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas and I've been wrapping the Advent Swap pressie up for UKS...I do hope my victim likes my choices :)

Just a few cards I made this morning.

Supplies: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding patterned paper and a Penny Black sentiment stamp.

Supplies: Basic Grey patterned paper, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Penny Black brush stokes stamp and Marvy Le Plume pens.

Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow patterned papers and Figgy Pudding, American Crafts ribbon, Penny Black brush strokes stamp, Stamps Away stamp and Whispers ink.

Be back soon.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Journal Your Christmas

Yep I decided to join in the fun with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas and have been busy creating my front cover. I decided to use a 7 Gypsies 6x6 in keeping with my CJs so they all look pretty on the book shelf, yes I know I'm anal lol.

I thought I might include a few acrylic pages along the way but we'll see...I get easily distracted!!

I'm using Basic Grey Wassail range. I wanted a really Christmas feeling front cover so used a nice deep red/burgundy paper, added some Playroom Thickers and used my Bazzill In Stitch'z for the holly and berries and used a white journalling pen for the rest of the title.

The inside covered was decorated with distressed white paper cos I didn't like the pattern on the front lol, and I added some embossed snowflakes sadly I did that after I had stuck it down and it wrinkled a bit, never mind. I used my new Sizzix die to create a reindeer which will probably feature quite a lot in my journal as I absolutely love deers and living where I do I can see them quite often when I go walking on Cannock Chase.

I've also done my page dates but only up to Christmas Day so far, I will probably go up to New Years Day but doubt very much I will continue until the 6th January. I used a 1" Woodware scallop punch and a EK Success 1 1/2" and used some red ink just to take the plain white off...OK so I went a bit mad with number 10 but I'm hoping once its on the page it will look alright lol.

When its finished it will have a selection of ribbons through the rings to make it look all festive but for now its just a working progress :)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Stash, Stash and Stash

What a fab day I've had out at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC.

I took lots of spends with me including Jay and his wallet just in case and I spent, spent and spent like a woman possessed lol.

I met Sandra aka GottaCraft and her lovely husband Simon and we've had such a fantastic day.

My only regret and disappointment of the day was seeing some gorgeous Bazzill pompom ribbon in Christmas red, green and white and thinking I will come back for that and when I did get around to going back it was all gone...totally gutted but on a plus side I did get the Doodlebug flock I've been after for ages, some gorgeous Penny Black stamps and of course more Basic Grey Wassail :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

On a Roll Now...

Indeed I am, I made 2 Birthday and 3 Christmas cards this morning. I now have the grand total of 8 Christmas cards which has taken me a whole two mornings... hmm not a natural born cardmaker lol.

Supplies: Papermania patterned paper, AC ribbon, DCWV textured cardstock and a stamp I love but haven't a clue who its by, sorry.

Supplies: Hero Arts Dandelion stamp, Anita's sticky ribbon, Marvy Le Plume pens, Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp and purple Bazzill (yep I used purple Bazzill and I've come out in a rash lol).

Supplies: Penny Black stamp, DCWV textured cardstock, Rhonna Farrer patterned paper, Marvy Le Plume pens, glitter twine from my box, Bazzill cardstock, Whispers Ink and Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp.

Supplies: Penny Black stamp, K&Co patterned paper, Marvy Le Plume pens, Whispers Ink, some ribbon and charm I've had for donkeys.

And finally this one is my favourite and I love it.

Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow patterned paper and rubber stamp, DCWV textured cardstock, AC ribbon and Hero Arts sentiment stamp.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Birthday Wishes & Kisses

I'm not sure where the times gone but my eldest has officially turned 12 this afternoon, he's shooting up day by day and the attitude grows at an alarming rate but I do love him loads and loads and wish him a fab Birthday and here he is opening his cards this morning (its a card from the cat in case you're wondering lol)...pressies after School :)

I've been trying to get on top of my Christmas cards this morning and have managed the tremendous amount of 5 lol. I can only show you 3 because one is for a special friend and of course she reads my blog and the 2 are the same.

Supplies: Cuttlebug Winter Scene embossing folder, AC ribbon, Sakura glitter gel pen, K&Co Christmas paper and Catslife Press 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp...sorry its not that clear.

Supplies: BG Mellow patterned paper, Stampin' Up sentiment stamp, EK Success punches, AC velvet ribbon and a Penny Black stamp.

Supplies: Stampin' Up cardstock, AC ribbon, Rhonna Farrer patterned paper, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and Penny Black sentiment stamp.

Don't forget tomorrow night sees the launch of November's kit from GottaCraft and its gorgeous, perfect to compliment any Autumnal photographs :)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Coming or Going...Absolutely No Idea!!

Its that time of year when my feet never seem to actually reach the floor!!

Back from holiday which was nice but the washing pile isn't so pretty to look at and the washing machine is groaning at me again lol.

Kyle is 12 on Monday and you'd think getting age 12 balloons or even Happy Birthday would be easy wouldn't you...well not if you live in a little town, we have 6 card shops and not one has any balloons, can you believe it and the woman says 'we've got 11 or 13' yeah that will work cos he's 12!!! Can't write what I actually wanted to call her this morning...blah.

I'm also in 3 Christmas swaps one of which is the big Advent one over on UKS so I'm busy scribbling lists of who I've got, what they need, want or have and to add to that I fancy taking part in Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas, well I never said I didn't like a challenge lol.

I want to take a trip to the NEC for the Craft Show so I'm busy nagging my husband to take us and HIS credit card...bless he did buy me the new Making Memories Slice thinking it might shut me up...nah didn't!!

Right before I go and yes I know its late but here are a few Halloween layouts I did using the kit from GottaCraft...go on buy one and scrap your pumpkins or even your monsters :)

Slater xxx