Monday, 10 December 2012

Recycling at its best ....

We were asked to use newspaper in our projects this week at Polka Doodles and I know I am a tad late (!!!) but I couldn't get a decent photo of my card. Rubbish light and shadows appeared everywhere. I have asked OH now to make me a light box thing and am hoping that this might help me especially as I am not very good at doing the "tweaks" in my photo package either .... lol

Here is my card and I have used up loads of paper scraps to create the bunting but I wanted to make sure that the wonderful sentiment took pride of place ....

Newspaper: from sons paper round!
Ribbon and buttons from stash
Glitter leaves: from an ornament found in £land
Swirl ?: die cut was given to me 

I have inked all the edges of the bunting and used a layer of newspaper as my background paper; inked of course.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Hiding in my craft room - using scraps
Polka Doodles - paper piecing with newspaper
Sentimental Friday - use sentiment and anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas sentiment

Well better go and make some food for us .... I'm starving! I think it's this cold weather as I feel the need to eat and eat ..... and possibly then hibernate


Sunday, 9 December 2012

back from the cold ....

It has been a little manic the last couple of months and I have had no time to do any crafting or anything relaxing really. Things are little calmer although, will get a little bumpy again in the New Year but hopefully with a happy ending a from the bumpy, pot holed road I have been travelling on. Anyhow enough of the "down stuff" as Christmas is around the corner (I am sooooooooooo behind on absolutely everything) and the festive season begins in earnest ... one Christmas party done and another 2 to go .....

I am very late entering my card in to the Crafty Creations Challenge and I would like to thank everyone on the DT for bearing with me and being so understanding. I misinterpreted the theme (!) and had to start over again ... anyhow here is my card ....

Embossing folder: Freebie from a craft mag
Glitter, ribbon & glaze from stash
Snowflakes: Cutting file from "Gingerbread Twist", Polka Doodles

I have used the snowman image from "Here comes Christmas" CD from Polka Doodles. I wanted to make him look frosty, so I have covered him in glaze and as it was setting, I "cracked" the glaze to create a vintage, frosty feel ..... I know what I mean, I'm just not communicating it very well!

I have made the heart image glazed too, layered on top of a further heart and this is sent to everyone who has been very supportive .... mwahhhh to you all x

I am entering my card in tot he following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge - winter scene
CD Sunday Challenge Blog - frosty days
Red Carpet Studio - use a snowman/snowflake
2 Sisters Challenge blog - snowflakes

Well better get going as have load of cards and gifts still to make .... at this rate, they'll be getting them next Christmas .... lol


What's new on my blog this week ...

' I'm happiest when I'm with you' hanging heart decoration