Thursday, 29 August 2013

I'm a winner!

Wow talk about being made up, i have won at Handmade Harbour with my cards I entered.  It is so much more about someone saying that i did a good job as opposed to the prize ( which is great, don't get me wrong).  Too m.any times i can show a card to hubby and he says oh that looks ok! Well ok is no help at all lol.

We all need constructive criticism, there is always something we can do to improve.  But we don't always know what it is.

Anyway, today has seen me finish more xmas cards , at least i have plenty to spare this year.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

When good things go wrong!!

My crop-o-dile died today, it was only making a hole through some laminated sheets and shoot......look what happened!
So thats not good, and for the past couple of years I have been in love with these, to the point that I got rid of my Silent Setter.

The next problem was silicone glue that refused to set and instead made a grease spot through my card :(
What a shame!  I used the birthday tag from 
Handmade Harbour and made the flowers from magazine pages.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Happy Birthday card

So at the moment I am quite in to colouring the wonderful images from the images are lovely with the children and their poses reminding me of my kids when they were younger,  the image I used is Backpack Max and I coloured using my copic and prisma markers.
The check and brown papers are from a company that i have downloaded from for many years.
The happy birthday banner i actually printed off in works and coloured using my markers!
Finally, the happy birthday tag was downloaded from, that was yet again coloured using my markers.

Just a quick note, the image was cut out using a spellbinders die, and i edged the papers using distress inks.

After making this card i decided to use up the leftover papers so I made the following card........

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sympathy cards

The other week I made a number of sympathy cards.  You never feel able to make them when you get the bad news and i know it seems morbid being ready in advance, but i wanted to create something  less dreary than most shop bought cards.
The digi stamp is from  a company i have downloaded from for years, i think that their images and papers work really well and i return to them to see what new. Items they have on a regular basis.
The other cards are made using scraps to the best if their advantage.

Christmas is coming!

So Christmas is coming and as each year I make cards thinking I have enough cards, until my daughter comes along and helps herself to her chosen card selection!  Then my mother ends up having some cards to send out, with the result that I either have a mad rush to make more, or horror of horrors I have to buy cards!
Well this year I refuse to not have enough cards in my stash, so I have started making.
I have set myself a challenge to use up as much of the bits and pieces from previous years card making.  Even down to using up tiny pieces of paper to make Xmas trees to use on the cards.
Anyway, I have to get on and cut, stick and create, I hope you like the cards made today, and don't forget...........,.,,,,Christmas is coming!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Congratulations Anita

Handmade Harbour digi stampsWell I would like to congratulate my good friend Anita for getting accepted on the design team for handmade harbour.  Looking forward to seeing more of her creations!,