Sunday, 23 February 2014

50th Birthday Card

Wow! So that week went quickly, and it's back to work tomorrow.  I've had a lovely restful week off, didn't get a lot achieved, but never mind.
Here is one of the cards that I did make this week.  I used the lovely Simply Stars stamp set and teamed it with Very Vanilla card stock, Melon Mambo and silver ink, ribbon and a little bit of glimmer paper.  Hope you like it.

Hope you all have a good week.  Bye for now and take care.

Michelle x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

More Petal Parade

So, here I am, back again.  Not posting regularly, but still around.  I haven't made many cards this year so far but am aiming to remedy this now it's half term.  In fact I've got a list of cards to make, and I'm always more productive when I have a list to go by!
This is one of the few cards I have made recently.  I stamped a piece of white card with Petal Parade (SAB) in this season's In-Colours.  The I cut it into three panels to mount on a white card.  I stamped the sentiment from Cycle Celebration in Strawberry Slush onto white card and cut it into a strip which I them mounted onto Strawberry Slush card stock.  A couple of little punched out flowers and gems completed the look.

I'm having a quiet week this week.  Emily is buried with college assignments and university interview preparation.  Edward has homework too.  As I said - I have lots of cards to make.  March is one of my busiest months for birthdays so I definitely need to get a head start.  I also have another little project on the go that Emily has tasked me with - a Harry Potter jewellery box!  Before Christmas she saw one on Etsy and I said (stupidly!), "Oh, I can make that for a lot less money!"  What was I thinking of?  Anyway, we bought a plain wooden box and tracked down the papers, and it is currently waiting for the undercoat to dry before I start on it properly tomorrow - wish me luck!

Emily is quite good at giving me little tasks.  She went on a college trip to Disneyland Paris the week before last, and apparently I am going to be doing some Disney scrapbooking for her as well.  It's no wonder I have no time for making cards!

Anyway, that's me for now.  Hope all is well with you and thanks for dropping by.

Take care

Michelle x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Card Swap 11

Hi everyone.  Well January is over and what a long month it has been.  "Junk Free January" is finally over and I am so proud that I didn't weaken once.  Both Mark and Emily were successful too.  For me, it was more about challenging myself and proving that I actually do have some will-power.  The funny thing is, that now I can actually have some chocolate today, I don't really fancy it - how ironic!
Today I am sharing the card I made for Alison, for the January card swap.  I had a lovely email from her, so I know that it went down well.
The brief was to make a fancy-fold card.  This isn't really my forte, so I went back to a tried and tested one for me - a concertina card.
I cut the card from Basic Black cardstock and used my trusty Simply Scored.  The papers are the very beautiful Sweet Sorbet DSP from the Sale-a-bration promotion.  The flowers are from the new Spring/Summer catalogue and are called Petite Petals.  They are so sweet and there is a matching punch too.

To be honest, I'm finding it a bit hard to get my crafting mojo back on track at the moment.  January has been rather a stressful month.  I'm also doing a course for work which runs for 10 weeks and involves weekly homework (information that wasn't forthcoming when I agreed to do it!).  I was supposed to be making cards today, but that hasn't happened either. Oh well, there's always tomorrow!

I hope you are having a good weekend.  Thanks for dropping by.

Take care

Michelle x