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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wanna Giraffe?



My daughter's mother in law is 80 today, and she loves Giraffes.   So I made this wreath for her with a wreath kit from Kathryn Sturrock, and the giraffes were made with cold porcelain.


My granddaughter is also making her a birthday cake, and I made a giraffe out of modelling paste to put on the cake.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Another Scrabble card



Another simple scrabble theme card.    Love using the scrabble letters so effective.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Snooker & Scrabble


Men's cards can be so difficult can't they?    Made this for a friend who enjoys snooker and with whom we used to play Scrabble many moons ago.   

As his birthday is Christmas Eve, I try to make a card for him.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Family Christmas Cards


Decided to go with a theme for this year's family cards using my Fizzy Moon Digikit collections.  So designed these toppers.








Monday, 21 December 2015

Children's Christmas Cards


a selection of cards on a theme for my youngest granddaughters, using Fizzimoon Digikit



Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas Cakes 2015 - 4


and finally - my cake - continuing the theme, but with the largest of the cutters.   I had originally fancied doing a blue cake, but as I had done one for my pal in that colour,  I opted for Gold as I had some suitable ribbon for the side,  Amazing how different they all look, albeit I  have used the same cutter.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas Cakes 2015 - 3



Continuing the Christmas Tree them, using the same cutters.  My pal wanted an "icy and cool" looking cake - so blue and silver it was.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Cakes 2015 - 2


This cake is the first on a variation on a them, using the tree and parcel cutters from Patchwork Cutters.

Normal recipe fruit cake this time for my son-in-law.  He loves my rich fruit cakes, so as I made the gluten free one for his wife I made another small one for him!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Cakes 2015 - 1




Very simple cakes this year, as I wasn't really in the mood to do anything elaborate for obvious reasons.   However, I did purchase some new Patchwork cutters earlier in the year when I attended a sugarcraft exhibition with my daughter.

This cake is just a small one as it was an experiment.   My daughter has become gluten intolerant, so I tweaked my usual recipe.   She said the offcuts from leveling the cake tasted ok - so fingers crossed the rest of the cake is ok.    She is mad on owls, so this one is for her.



Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Fairy





I gave the family heirloom fairy a bit of a make-over this year.  This fairy has sat on the top of either mine or my mother's tree since I was a child.

Every so often she needs a new dress - which is made (and always has been) from crepe paper with a net overlay.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Anniversary Card


Wedding Anniversary for a very good pal.   I knew she wouldn't appreciate a "slushy" card.  I chose this image of two mice with the man giving the lady a present of some cheese - thus the wording that I put on!

Hope she likes it and is still speaking to me when she receives it!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Cards (CAP)


Time was a bit short this year for doing cards, as I was so behind after my husband's death, and really couldn't get my mojo working.  I created three simple designs about 4" square, which meant I could get 6 on a page to print them off.   A quick chop with the guillotine, and a tape pen and voila done.  It also meant I could use up my stash of small card blanks.

variation 2

variation 3

and here are the original designs in CAP:







Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Playing with new TODO machine


So having received my new TODO ,machine, I had to try out the hot foiling.  This is the Christmas tree using the blue foil.  As you can see it is almost holgraphic as when I took the picture the light from the lounge lights has caused different colours to reflect.  (Even more so when I used the flash to take the photo.)



I also tried out stamping using the TOD - and the Noel was stamped using that, and then the little snowman from the Clarity little Christmas people was added in the normal way with a block.  I used an archival pad for stamping - Brilliance pearlescent ice blue.

I did another version of this card with a Chrismas tree in the middle, but forgot to take picture.

It's ages since I did any stamping, but the TODO does seem to help get a good image every time. Hopefully there will be some more TODO makes in the future.  Can't wait to try more foiling.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Distress Ink Christmas Card



I treated myself to some new stencils from Clarity Stamps, and used them with some distress inks, and the Clarity brushes  This is the first time I have done something like this, so quite pleased with my first attempts.   I used various shades of brown distress inks for the stag to try and get so dimension to him.





The candle window required a bit more of a play, as so many different coloured areas required.


Next time I want to try embossing the card first.  I did try using my newly purchased TODO machine, but I think I was using the wrong card, and I had problems getting the settings right.  However, I shall persevere


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Card for a Cousin


Quick little card using the Party Paws digikit