A great welcome to everyone who takes a few minutes to visit my blog, and hope you will return. I started off scrapbooking, but making cards soon overtook and I really enjoy seeing the end results. I enjoy blog hopping to see the wonderful creations from other crafters, there really are some talented, friendly people out there.

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Shop til u drop 'dressy' birthday card

Hi, all, I'm back again, this time with a card I've made for a work colleague.  Like a lot of us girls she likes to shop, so I thought this card quite appropriate for her.  I love the way Sue Wilson gathers her ribbon on cards and thought it finished this one off quite nicely.  What do you all think, hope you like it!

I've been blog hopping the past week or so, and as usual Eileen is producing stunning cards, but I have to also mention  Poppy's Patch (Sylvia), Bev Rochester's blog, Fleur's blog, Stampin for Pleasure (Sandra), Cards Calligraphy (Shaz In Oz) and Addicted to Magnolia (Ellen) to name but a few, but I would also like to say a BIG Thank You to my new followers and everyone else who has left a kind few words and taken the time to look at my blog.  It's been nearly 12 months since I took the plunge into the blogging world and a big thanks to Eileen for her enthusiasm and encouragement.

Also I've been busy trying to make christmas cards, but the past few days have not been fruitful, as I came home from work early on Thursday with an upset tummy, I couldn't believe how quickly it hit me at work and by the time I drove home I was like a wet lettuce, good for nothing, so Friday was a wash out too.  Didn't feel anything like myself until saturday and today I had family over for lunch so good job I was feeling better...  I'll post again later in the week with a couple of christmas cards I've put together.

I've also posted a couple of photos of goodies I bought at the NEC a couple of weeks back, I forgot I hadn't posted these yet.  As usual spent more than I was going to, but enjoyed every minute watching a couple of demos too..  See you all soon.   Luv Dee xxx

Cordinations card stock white and back
plain red card stock
White spotted organza ribbon
dress die cuts Bazzil On the Edge card
SB Labels 17
red jewelled brad
small coloured gem stones
Die cut sentiments
Inside of Card designed similar to front.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Christmas gem baubles & Christmas Cheer

Hi Crafty mates  I've been having a play the last few evenings and have made a couple more christmas cards.  I try and get my close family cards made first if possible and then follow on with other family, friends and work colleagues.  This year for some reason I seem to be finding it a challenge to make cards for everyone, including work colleagues but I'll see how it goes....  I always take a look at Eileen's blog and couldn't believe the 3 cards that she has made, they're wonderful as usual, but coincidentally one of the cards I'm posting is a similar version to one of Eileen's posted last christmas using the woodware stamp set and gems. It was Eileen's offering that motivated me to also make a similar card.  I have listed the materials below the card.

My second posting is using the large Christmas cheer stamp that I absolutely love, it is so versatile according to which colours you use.  I will probably use this stamp a lot again this year.  Again the materials used are listed below the card.  Sorry about the quality of the photos I seem to have a shadow on the bauble card.
Thank you to all my crafty friends who have left such lovely comments on my blog, they are so appreciated.  Have a nice evening - Cheerio for now.  Dee xxx 

Woodware Baubles stamp
Selection of Gems from stash
Red satin ribbon
Holly corner punch
Martha Stewart branch leaf punch
White, Blue & /Red /Cardstock
sentiment typed on computer.

Christmas Cheer stamp
Encore Ultimate Metallic Inkpad (embossed)
Purple organza ribbon
White, purple and teal card stock