Tuesday, 20 November 2012

At about this time of year I am usually asked to make a cards for an ex-colleague, to give to his daughter.  A birthday card and a Christmas card.  This year I have used a Lili of theValley topper and added glitter and gems.  The embossed snowflakes in the centre are made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I edged the whole shebang with distress ink and also the lacey aquare around the topper.
What a dreadful day it is today.  Wet and wild in this neck of the woods.
I am in the process of making up quizzes for my sister's house party in December.  I have done a visual one - ART but still have to make up four more.  This is when I start to get stressed.
I am going out to meet a friend now for lunch. At last - I am a lady who lunches!!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

I made this card for Lady Foster on The Isle of Man. The main red flower panel is a fabric square. The fancy black frame was tricky to affix, there being not many places to stick glue on the thin borders.  I don't like that spray glue - I get it everywhere apart from where it is intended to go. I have had a cold for for a fortnight now and just as I thought I was getting better - I felt bad again yesterday but not with cold symptoms.  I'll be glad to get back to normal.
Hubby and I went to see Skyfall last weekend.  Enjoyed it too.  Out for dinner last night at the home of friends and out for lunch today.  So, yes, in case you were thinking it - the waistline is ever expanding.  Bring back elasticated waistbands I say.
Next Wednesday it's the Hobby Art 'fast and furious' Christmas card workshop.   Can't wait for that!!  Until next time....

Friday, 9 November 2012

Christmas Is acoming

Hi Folks.
Sorry I have been away but I have had a stinkin' rotten cold all week and it is showing no signs of abating yet.  After work and doggie walking, I didn't feel up to much.
This card was entered into the Hobby Art Christmas card competition.  I am pleased to report that I came joint third!!  Hoorah!  I made the pale pink background using pearl-ex, water and cling film.  When dry, I stamped on it twice and cut out the corners.  I used Promarkers to colour the image and glossy accents on the berries.
Well I don't know about you but I am nowhere near as far along as I should be for Christmas.  I still have most of my gifts to buy, cards to make and quizzes to arrange for my resident quiz night at Christmas in Torquay.
On a high note - I won a bottle of wine at the whist drive - highest scoring lady. I gave it to my other half and he complained it was Chardonnay!  I wish I'd chosen the box of tea bags now, or the bag of oranges. Tomorrow I am out playing cards again for most of the day.  Wish me luck!!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Well my Sunday did not start out too well.  I came downstairs this morning to find my conservatory completely under water.  AAAHHHH!!!!  I dragged my other half from his slumbers and I put towels down everywhere to soak up the water.  It had rained heavily through the night and the gutters were full of detritus (my fault apparently because I feed the birds!) so the water overflowed into the conservatory.  I really thought we had conquered this old problem.  So much so, we decorated the room. So when I got back from dog walking, I had to put the heating up to dry out the sofa etc. I then pressure hosed the patio and now I am going to have a hot bath because I can hardly feel my fingers or toes.
But before that, I thought I'd put up this card.  I bought these old fashioned photograph toppers some time ago and have never used them - until now.  Used with my lattice nestie type cutter, I think it makes a nice gent's card.  Now who could this be for Lady Foster?  Anyone you know?  A little bit of X
Factor and Downtown later - and that's my day complete.  Back to school bus driving tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hello again friends. This was just a quick card using one of the modern style peel offs. I made the background with a brayer and a big and juicy pad.  The rest is self explanatory.
Busy week - so what's new?  Whilst I am on a break from the school, I pack as much into the holiday as I can.  Yesterday saw me at Jimmy Spice's with the girls from work and tomorrow we are 'going up West' to see Let It Be at the theatre.  I am looking forward to that as I loved the Beatles.  Last week I saw 9 - 5 at The New Wimbledon Theatre.  Bonny Langford was in that.  I am sorry to say I didn't realise until the end. She looked pretty good mind - swanning around in her sussies!
We have had a lovely Doberman with us for a few days.  We thought her owners were going to be stuck in New York but theirs was the first plane out of JFK after the cancellations.  Until next time.