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Friday, 31 December 2010

secret santa...

I still haven't managed but put ink to card yet - the holidays seem to pass in a blur of seeing goods friends and catching up! So I thought I would share with you the beautiful gift and card that I received from my secret santa from ILWS...
We had to put up a wish list of things that we would like to receive and these pictures show what Sue has sent for me. I listed the distress kit as one of my signatures to the cards that I make is inking every layer that I add to the card - and I had not yet purchased this for myself but was dying to have a go. I was also sent a lovely button bracelet, some scrap book tags and then there were some charms as well. I was so pleased everything was beautifully packaged and hand stamped.
I even saved the gift for Christmas morning and put it in my stocking under the tree! I was very impressed with myself. I will definately have to take the time to have a play in the next few days, before I forget how to craft altogether! (I wonder if that is possible!)
So I hope you all have a wonderful new year - what ever you chose to do and I will see you next year - and I promise there will be a card that I have made!
Thank you for all your lovely comments this year and for continuing to visit my little old blog! Your support is very much appreciated - Debbi x x x

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Hello...


Well I have been MIA for the last few weeks and there are a number of reasons for this but mainly due to my boys who have been poorly on and off for the last month with various ailments and this has stopped all manner of preparations for Christmas... We have lots of high temperatures, poorly tummies, runny noses and coughs! Fingers crossed though they seem to be on the mend. They are a lot less grumpy which is a bonus and means I can once again move independently!
Today is the first day of the most exciting Stampin' Up! promotion of their calender HOORAH! I hear you all shout! It is Sale-a-Bration. There are some great stampsets that are available and they are so versatile...
Here is the leaflet with further details on for you...
I will be back later with some samples for you! Normal service should now be resumed! I have missed my crafting but with the boys as they were I have little more than wipe noses, hand out medicine and watch televison!
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and that you have had lots of fun and managed to do some crafting as well...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Another Forever Friends...

This card is a card that I have created for one of the candle orders that I have have completed - Very simple and in traditional colours using Stamping Up! DSP and a Forever Friends image that is coloured with SU colours, I have kept the colours simple and I have added depth to the colour. I have done this by adding a layer of colour letting the image dry and the adding another layer of colour. I have inked the edges of the panel and then mounted this on cherry cobbler and garden green card - inking the edges of each layer.
I have then added the sentiment to the bottom left of the card and stamped this in cherry cobbler on a white card blank, where the edges are inked (surprise surprise!)
The DSP is a couple inch panel that is added to the top of the card and there is a small gap to the top.
I hope you like the card and thanks for looking - Debbi
The snow is still falling so probably not much crafting tomorrow as my boys are at home with me! x