Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Guess what we did last week?

Guess what my two crafting buddies and I did last week? ...... Christmas cards! Yep that's right, mad I know but our challenge was to make Christmas cards using just two stamps that one of the Sues had provided. I found it very difficult to get in the mood to make the actual cards, we had used the stamps during our crafting session using the resist technique then made the cards at home ready for our session yesterday. Here are my cards.

I also of course made a Valentine card for my lovely Rob, which he loved.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Latest "creations"

Hi everyone

I haven't been on for a while but I haven't been slacking! Rob and I have started the low GI diet, well to be honest Rob has enrolled for the diet sessions and I am his "Buddy". The first week was quite tough trying to get my head around what we could and couldn't eat and trying to follow the GI recipes but after that it got easier and it is now going really well, in 3 weeks Rob has lost 13lb and I have lost 8lb so we are both really pleased and really motivated.

I have also been busy making my cards and trying different techniques. My friend Sue has some of the Stamps by Judith which are really cute so a couple of weeks ago we spent the afternoon playing with them, here are my two cards (isn't the Dorky bird cute?).

The following week it was playing around with Mica Gloss, I love the shimmery results you get with it. The background and the frame (cut with Nesties) on the pinky card are both glossy card brayered with Mica Gloss and the butterfly is painted with it. The turquoise and lilac card is made by brayering Mica Gloss onto a cuttlebug folder then putting it through the machine, the butterfly is again painted with it. The shimmer doesn't really show up in a photo but it looks stunning.