Friday, 28 June 2013

Joyous Celebration

Morning All,
The other day, my neighbour asked if I would make two Christening cards for Sunday!!  I immediately went into panic mode - TWO cards for's been such a long time since I have made a card that I was not sure my mojo was in any mood to create. Luckily, the neighbour wanted both cards the same as they were for twins - phew!!

My neighbour knew exactly what she wanted which really helped - pink and silver with a cross and this is what I came up with.

The swirl is stamped with Versamark and embossed in silver and the words are computer generated.  The cross was cut by hand and the edges punched with a corner punch.  I don't have any dies that would make a cross so had to wing it - will definitely be getting one soon :0)  I kept the design nice and simple and am very pleased with the final result.  My neighbour was thankfully over the moon with them and announced that she would need a couple more cards in the next week or two so it would seem that I shall be back to making cards and hopefully back to blogging!!

Thank you so much for sticking with me.
Denise xxx

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:-
Party Time Tuesdays #126 - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun #217 - Celebrate
Crafting When We Can #47 - Keep It Simple

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Altered Notebook

Hi All,
Bet you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth!!!  No such luck - just still very busy crocheting for the Craft Fairs Louise and I are attending this year.  However, in between all of that crochet, I have been stamping - yay!!!  Not cards though - notebooks and here is one I made recently.

The idea came from the Inkylicious stand at the Make It show this year.  The backing design and jig-saw have been inked using the Inkylicious Ink Dusters (love, love, love these) and then stamped with a variety of images from Lavinia Stamps. The words have been computer generated. They have all then been matted
onto black card and stuck to a plain wirebound notebook - am really loving the final result.  I have made a few more but am saving those for another day :0)

I hope you like my latest make - they have been very popular at the fairs.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look - I am so sorry I have been such an awful Blogger of late. I really could do with 48 hours in a day at the moment.
Happy Crafting
Denise xx

As it has been such a long time, I thought I would enter some challenges with this :-