Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Long time no see?

Hi Guys,

How are you all?  I'm still not feeling great but pondering on.  I have been away with work last week, got back home on Sunday night and just had so much to do around the house.  Last night I spent crafting, it was so nice to just be able to do some cards again, it's been absolutely ages.  This is going to be a LONG post, go grab your cuppa and hung on with me.

Today I have 5, yes 5 cards to show you.  Some I started before I went away for work and some I made yesterday.  I will go through each one individually.  I have had a few orders for Christmas cards, but they want traditional, as you can see from my previous work I am not really into this, but then I found this below.  I think these cards are just great, what do you think?

 Front of card 1

 Inside Card 1

 Front of Card 2

 Inside of Card 2

Front of Card 3

Inside Card 3
Sorry about the pic, they were really hard to take, just couldn't get the lighting right.  These are 3 designs from a Trinitage range.  Decoupage isn't really my thing but when I saw the sample card at the local craft show I thought, hey how great is this?  OK it isn't really decoupage, but the images are lovely and very traditional.  Hope the guys like these who are looking to order some traditional cards. 

The way it works is, the images come printed on a sheet of A4 paper, you cut them out and make some cardboard tubes to stick the layered images onto and design to your hearts content... Simples... lol  OK if you want some more informed instructions, just email me and I can send them over, it is really easy and looks great.  I kept the fronts really simple because the cards are displayed in the pop up format so the front isn't really seen.  I added some glitter to the images (can't not hey)...


Cards 1,2,3-City Crafter Challenge Blog: #25 Hooray for the holidays
Cards 1,2,3-Charisma Cardz: #39 Christmas Crafting
Card 2-A Spoon Full of Sugar: #124 Sparkle and Shine (although all cards would qualify except cricket card lol)
Card 3-There's Magic In The Air:Magical Monday-A Christmas Card inc Snowflakes (the front of the card has snowflakes on it)
Card 3-ABC Christmas Challenge: T if for Tree

Card 4

Sweet Mandy of of A Sprinkle of Glitter very kindly sent me some candy through the post and one of the images is Sleeping Tilda in the card above.  What better timing of this arriving?  My cousin had a baby girl yesterday and this card is just prefect for her, the timing couldn't have been better!!  I coloured this with Promarkers.  The flourish is cut using a Marianne D die, how cute is that?  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and Papermania.  The ribbon, paper and gems are from stash. 

I am entering Card 4 into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #64 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: #85 Childhood
Just Magnolia: #75 Anything Goes
Stamp Something: Something to celebrate
One Stop Craft Challenge: #100 Congratulations
Craft Your Days Away: #5 Babies

Front of Card 5

Inside Card 5


Card 5: Stampavie and More: #110 More than one fold

This is a gate fold card for a friend, as you can tell he is a huge cricket fan.  The image, sentiment and DP is Papermania.  For the inside of the card I just stamped loads of cricket related images, again from the Papermania range all around the inside.  For the inner I coloured the items in chalks and added some shading around the image to make them look like they are flying around, can you tell?

Right almost to the end now.  Recently I won a beautiful blog award, thing is I need to tell you 7 things about myself and forward the award to a few people, I already have 3 definite candidates, just going to browse some more blogs now to find some more beautiful blogs, yes I know all of them lol.... This is so hard x  Come back to see if it is yours x

Bye for now x


  1. A lovely selection of cards! love the way you have done your decoupage of the easel card for our ABC Christmas Challenge, thanks for playing along! Samantha :0)

  2. Gorgeous holiday cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Beautiful cards ... love the last Christmas one ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

  4. You definately have been on busy lady. Your cards are beautiful and I think my favorite is Card 2 but they are so gorgeous it's hard to chose. Thanks so much for joining us at There's Magic In The Air/Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

  5. Gosh - you have been busy - such beautiful cards. Thanks for joining OSCC this week.

  6. These are so pretty, each and every one. Love the layouts and paper on your traditional Christmas cards....I know your customer will love them. Thanks so much for playing with us at TMITA/PCC this week.

  7. Fantastic cards!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes! Hugs Nilla

  8. WOW... Your holiday card are beautiful.. Thanks you so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

  10. Cute cards! Love the baby one!!!
    Thank you so much for joining the Just Magnolia challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  11. They are all wonderful - The Christmas cards are especially beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Cupcakes!

  12. You have been busy! The baby card is just right for a little girl! Thanks for playing along at CYDA.
    Carol Ann xx

  13. so lovely!! thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  14. All your cards are just fab. I love the pop up layered christmas card it is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at Paper Cupcakes!
    Hope to see you next week!
    TMITA w Paper Cupakes Blog
    (free digital images)
    Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

  15. Great cards and your baby one is gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  16. Wow a busy bee you have been!

    I love all your cards your baby one is very pretty!

    Thanks for joining our baby theme over at craft your days away!