Friday, 5 November 2010

Reindeer Flight

I apologise for the fuzzy image. Usually when I take photos of my cards, I take quite a few to make sure I get a decent one. But this time I took one and thought that it was ok until I uploaded it. I've tried sharpening it with Photoshop but this is the best I could do at the moment.

This lovely reindeer die is from Tim Holt'z 'Reindeer Flight' set of two Sizzix dies. I had some nice ribbed card to give it nice texture and added a tiny black bead for it's eye. The background is the Cuttlebug 'Swirls' and the Christmassy strip down the middle is from Stampin Up. Another simple card that was easy peasy and quick to make. I was going to add a sentiment but it just looked too fussed so I left it like this.

I've got a really painful wrist at the moment which is making it hard to type. I don't know what I've done to it but it feels like I broke it!!! How can you break your wrist without noticing it until it's broke, lol?

Well I hope to get more card making done this weekend but it all depends what happens. Just when I think I have a nice clear day to get things done, other things crop up. Ah well, that's life.

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

This is the same card as yesterday but in my preferred colours, even though I still like yesterday's version, Did I mention the sentiment is by Memory Box? I can't remember and didn't check before starting this post.

Hey we've been having wonderful mild weather over here in the UK and long may it last. I'm really hoping we have a short winter this year, like a month or something. Now that would be amazing.

Sorry this post is really short but I'm about to have a visit from my hairdresser who is going to re-blond my hair for me :). I must put a new pic of me up on this blog as the one that's up now is nearly a year old and I'm sure I've got at least one inch thinner, lol!

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Monday, 1 November 2010

At last a reindeer card for Christmas

Well I seemed to have skipped Halloween and gone straight to Christmas. I'm now really into making Christmas cards which is just as well as I have a heap load to make.

I adore the Hero Arts 'Winking Reindeer' rubber stamp which is my favourite image at the moment, he's sooo cute. And I also love the simplicity of this card and the fact it didn't take long to make. The sentiment is by Memory box and the strip of Christmas cards is adhesive and by Stampin Up. I love using kraft card too as the colour seems to go with most other colours, particularly red.

I've made this in different colours and I'll show that tomorrow, I'm in two minds which colourway I prefer. I really like paper piecing, where you stamp the image onto another colour, cut out part of the image and stick it on (did I explain that right?). Well the white bit of the reindeer is the bit I'm on about, lol! Not that you see many white reindeers about, if any!

The lovely thing about reindeers is that they are perfect for sticking a tiny red rhinestone on for their nose.

We could use a tiny pinky rhinestone for a certain little cat....

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