I Haven't Deserted You, Just Been Really Really Busy.... sorry...

Well I cannot believe it has been nearly a week since I last posted, but life has just taken over at the moment.... Last Thursday I went Christmas Shopping For the 3rd Thursday in a row, hopefully only one more next week and that should be everything finished.... Saturday one of my Inkspots And Markers ladies came over with her husband so that we could do some scrapping together, must say I chatted too much and didn't get much done, but here is the card I made..

Sunday my Step Dad's brother died, although they knew it was going to happen, no-one realised it would be so quickly, and just before Christmas too.... how absolutely awful as he has children and grandchildren... I just had to make a card for him, to show how sorry we all are...

For this card I used Kraft, Real Red and Bashful Blue cardstock, plus some of the Bashful Blue Patterned Paper. I used Stamp Sets Lovely as A Tree and Close as A Memory. The tree was embossed using Black Embossing Powder... I tied some of the Linen Thread around 2 Stampin' Up! Black Brads...

I have been desperately trying to get all my Christmas Cards made so that I could write them and send them out so that I can concentrate on other things that need doing, and apart from around 6 I have finished them. I make the ones I give out in Church all the same (don't want any arguments that yours is better than mine.... lol) and I feel pressured to make my own as our Pastor always says "I have been waiting to see what you would make this year"... so these are the ones I have made for Church, they look a bit dull in this photograph, but look much better and sparkly in realy life, the gems in the righthand bottom corner are silver..

I used the So Swirly wheel with an uninked cartridged inked with versamark, ran this over the cards and then embossed using the Silver Embossing Powder. The main part of the card is a Stamp Set called Christ is Born, I stamped the other sentiment from the set on the inside, onto red card and using Silver Ink.

The next card is the special card that I have made for family and best friends, I used the Stamp Set Silent Night for this, I stamped the image, coloured it in with markers and then using Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds, I went over the top of the whole image to make it nice and sparkly, I used Always Artichoke as the card base and the retired Patterned Paper Dashing, which you can still buy whilst stocks last. And try as I might, even when I used the Stamp A Ma Jig, I could not get the Happy to sit straight, I think I managed it on 1 in 9 cards.... never mind, at least you can tell they are handmade... lol


Tomorrow is another busy day, my little boy is performing in his Christmas Play (he is 6) tomorrow afternoon and of course we all have to go watch him, he is A Cloud and Wind... so should be interesting... hope to get back here as I have something else to show you, but cannot share it today, so watch out for it...

Am about to go off and make 10 cards for a swap I am in, I have an idea, but as usual I am sure it will all change...

Have a good evening everyone, take care xx


3 amazing people have contributed:

Yankee in England said...

I love the glittery card! I don't know if i could deal with all the mess in my flat though!

Kate Lewis said...

Sorry to hear about your family's loss - so hard at this time of year too. Your cards are fabulous as always, I love the glittery church - so pretty! K x

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning cards.