Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's the 25th!

So the 25th has whizzed around again. I've done a speedy make and done my five cards. I did a quick search on pinterest and found some inspiration.

These are made using the snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders bauble die. Very simply I cut the bauble from the centre of the white card and them embossed it with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I mounted it with 3D foam pads onto the Christmas patterned paper and then embellished with a bow. The Christmas greeting is the Stampin' up That's the ticket stamp and punch. I'm pleased I used the 3D foam as it gives a lovely effect and just lifts the design a little.

I am conscious that I've been quiet for a couple of weeks but they have been very busy in our house. My husband had applied for a promotion and after a tough interview process, he got the job! So big congratulations to him. I knocked up a quick card with the cute Stampin' up owl punch. That punch is so versatile!

I have to dash now as I'm at work this afternoon! I hope to be back in a couple of days to tell you all about my latest two card nights. 

Jen. X

Monday, March 10, 2014

Being AWOL.

Hello. I am aware that I've been away a while. Well, it was Hannah's birthday on Friday and her party on Saturday, so most of last week was consumed with party preparations.
I had great fun making and decorating her birthday cake. We decided on a mermaid cake to fit with her swimming pool party, so it was all on a watery theme.

That also gave me a good excuse to buy a new Lily of the Valley stamp: a mermaid!  I made a cute card at the last minute, and I'm rather chuffed at the blending of the colours where her top meets her tail. I'm getting better with my promarkers but still have a way to go yet.

Now I'm planning my next card night. The Mothers' day card in a box. I've sent out the texts and ladies are booking up the places. So now I need to get busy organising that. I also want to have time to squeeze in some more little crafty ideas to share with you soon, so watch this space!

Jen. X