Monday, 29 December 2008


Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a good Christmas and Santa bought you lots of lovely presents.

I have just been awarded this wonderful award by Sally Benson (thank you soooo much Sally)

Friday, 19 December 2008

Stitched Cards and Bookmarks

Im making a lot of stitched cards and bookmarks at the moment, I just love doing them. The bookmarks I put in with Christmas cards for family and close friends, some of my Christmas cards were stitched but now that they are finished I have started on a set of Art Nouveau Roses. These are the first three cards and a few of the bookmarks. I haven't put sentiments on two of the cards as I'm not sure what occasion they will be for. I get the patterns from Stitching Cards, they have some great designs and you get to download them there and then, no waiting for the Postie to deliver them.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Bring it on!

At last, I'm ready .... bring it on! Christmas that is. The freezer is bulging with mince pies, jam tarts, sausage rolls, cheesecakes, pizzas, bread sauce, cranberry sause ... you name it and it's in there. The cake is iced, the presents wrapped and the tree is up, this year I've gone for gold and silver, I've even made a little fantasy woodland scene to sit in the living room window ... let Christmas begin!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge

The last Cuttlebug Challenge for this year proved to be more difficult than I first thought. The challenge is to make an all white card with a black sentiment. For my card I embossed the front panel with the cuttlebug bubbles folder then cut an apature using my Nestabilities, the bauble is cut and embossed using another cuttlebug die and folder, the ribbon is the last of my white Anita's that I had and the greeting is by Funstamps again using a smaller Nestabilities.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 27

I've just finished my card for this weeks PB Saturday challenge, it was so nice to make something other than Christmas cards!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 26

I haven't had time to join in any challenges of late but I thought now that I had finished making my Christmas cards I would enter the Penny Black one, the card I have made is for my Son so I thought something a bit sophisticated rather that a cutie, what do you think?

Where's the time going?! Could someone slow it down a bit please? When I started this blog I intended to update it at least once a week but I've already failed miserably!! The reason I've not been here is .... Christmas ... well Christmas cards actually. I thought I would make an early start this year and began aroung August but last Saturday when I had written all the ones that needed posting I realised I was about 20 short ... AND ... I had forgotten to make one for himself. Well it is now Mission Accomplished, I've finished (I hope). These are the ones I made for my two Grandchildren, the problem is that in my rush to get them in the post I think I have forgotten to write in them!!!