Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Thank You Notes

I do hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and if you are out celebrating tomorrow night be careful and don't get too drunk. In any event, Happy New Year to you all.

As a child I was terrible at writing thank you noted after Christmas. Despite being bought numerous stationery sets the letters never actually made it to the post box. So, as a mother I always make sure that my boys send their thank you notes. As a crafter, I love to make them.

I made the following using the Jungle theme plates again, specifically Monkeying Around. Well, I have 2 monkeys of my own..........

I couldn't decide whether to colour them in Promarkers (left) or Twinks (right), so I did one of each and put it to the family vote. Here they are side by side. The boys decided that the Twinks looked better, so the rest were coloured that way.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Ju's Un-Birthday!

I've not been on for a while. Bad blogger, lol! I haven't really done much crafting over the last week and spent some quality family time.

However, my friend Ju has decided that she's old enough and is now going to start having un-birthdays. I made this card for her as a bit of fun.

Sorry about the lighting on this one. I used stamps from the Creative Expressions Jungle Friends plates and coloured them with Twinkling H20's. The background, which you can hardly see, lol, was using the Joseph's coat technique. I stamped the leaves with a Versamark pad and embossed with clear powder. I then took a Distressed Ink Pad in Walnut Stain and wiped it over, buffing when dry. The paper was such a dark patterned green, you can barely see it.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Presents

I wanted to give the children that Kieran goes to the childminder with a little something for Christmas. I got this idea from a demonstration on Create and Craft. I bought some inexpensive tree chocolates and repackaged a selection into A6 card bags. I then printed off some Christmas background paper and cut it into 4x4" pieces. I folded them in half and attached them to the tops of the bags and added a personal greeting. I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

My Boss's Birthday

My boss's birthday is a couple of days before Christmas. I made this card using a topper from Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit CD. I printed it off a few times and created my own decoupage. I'm sure he will appreciate this as he has been known to spend an hour or two at the Pub, lol.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Last of the Christmas

Here are the last of the Christmas cards for 2009 that I am going to share with you.

This one is the one I made for my hubby off our 2 boys. It uses an image from one of the MCS CDs. It has been sat on the table since July ish waiting to be cut and stuck. It wasn't til I was cutting it out a couple of weeks ago that I realised that the little bear is holding a a blue teddy. Our youngest son's bit of comfort is a blue ted.

This card is for Lewis from his little brother. However, his little brother likes it more than he does, lol. Kieran is car mad at 22 months old!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

New Swaps

I needed to make an ATC themed 'Taking Care'. I really wasn't sure which way to go with this, so I dug out one of my Bear-i-ation theme plates and used the Nurse's uniform on one of the bears. It was the first time I had used this particular set and was really pleased with the results. I coloured the image with Promarkers.

The theme for November's Inspiration Card Swap group swap was 'Tea For Two'. I REALLY struggled with this one but decided that these two ladies from the Lilac Lemon Designs Art Deco plate were having Iced Tea.......are you convinced..............................?lol.