Well, it's been a while. I actually can't believe I haven't blogged for so long.
Today I am sharing the card I made for Card Swap 9 (November's Swap), as well as the Christmas card for Swap number 10.
The challenge for November was to make a card with a favourite stamp. I was going to rummage through all my boxes of stamps that I have had for years, but I decided to go with my first Stampin' Up stamp set - Pocket Silhouettes. I teamed it with Wisteria Wonder, one of my favourite colours. I added a little bit of sparkle on the flowers with a Sakura glimmer pen.
The next card uses the lovely Festive Flurry stamps in Pool Party and Smokey Slate with a touch of Not Quite Navy (I think!). Again, a little bit of ribbon and a diamante in the centre of the main Snowflake. The card was pretty much CASEd from one I saw on Vicky Hayes' blog here ).
And finally, something more traditional. I used a card kit from Craftwork Cards to make this card. It included all the elements, including the lovely bauble stamps, which will get plenty of use I am sure. I really enjoyed embossing the letters with some glitzy embossing powder.
Well that's what I've been making for the last few weeks. I hope everyone is feeling festive and ready to celebrate Christmas. My preparations seem to have taken a lot longer than usual this year although I'm not sure why. I'm slowly starting to feel a little bit more Christmassy - especially as the house is getting tidier!
I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and hope that 2014 brings you all lots of happiness. Thank you very much for all your comments this year, they really have kept me going. I can't promise that I will blog more regularly next year, but I can certainly try!