Sunday 30 September 2012

A very quick post tonight as I've yet to get things ready for work and school in the morning!
I've made this card for my second "Mum"; it's her birthday on friday. The fishy bowl is cut from blue glitter card, and layered with acetate, with the little fishy "swimming" in between. It's very difficult to capture on camera, but the effect is quite realistic. I've simply layered this on some corrugated card, and beige paper, on a blue base. The sentiment reads "From Me To You" which is how 2nd Mum signs off her texts to me!
Entering this in Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Number 54

Saturday 22 September 2012

Quick and simple card today! I have got so much to do but I'm feeling quite calm!
This card is so easy to make....all I've done is colour a piece of white card with my Promarkers to give a sunset effect, then added a Nativity scene peel-off. Layered onto black card on a white A5 card base. I've tied some black and gold ribbon round the card, and finished off with "Away In A Manger" peel-offs. Simples!
I've got my best buddie popping in soon to pick up a 50th wedding anniversary card, which I will share with you later (she has to see it first!). I will be baking another batch of Marrow Cakes (got to use up the never-ending supply of marrows some how!), and the BIG CHOCOLATE CAKE, which is a heart attack in a tin, but is so delicious, I can't resist.
And will try and get some toppers done to sell on ebay, and the numerous birthday cards for family birthdays coming up will not make themselves, so I best get cracking!
Fiona xxxx
Entering this card in CHNC challenge "Nativity".

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Good evening blogland! I've missed you! It seems my kids' social lives are taking over my life now, so little time, so much to do! Oh well, wouldn't change a thing!
I've gone all out with the sparkle this week. Two new "finds" for me; the fabulous "Twinklets" Diamond Dust, which I just love, and a new digi stamp shop Squiggle Stamps, which has some rather cute images. This one is called "Autumn Leaves" but I've tweaked it to get rid of leaves, and replaced them with snowballs made with the Twinklets! I coloured her in with Promarkers, to make her look like my little girl.  I've used papers from Dovecrafts "Winter Wonderland", and finished it off with some flowers and a snowflake from my stash.
Super busy time for me right now. Husband's birthday next week, then both kiddies, followed by numerous other family, then MINE! And it seems half the world got married in September because I've been asked to do LOADS of anniversary cards too. I will try and share what I make, time allowing.
I'm entering this in  CHNC challenge "fun and games".
Fiona xx

Monday 10 September 2012

As I let the side down last week, I thought I'd make a special card this week! Unfortunately, our little cat died, very peacefully, last saturday, so I didn't really feel like crafting much.She had a good innings, 17 lively years, but such a quick end. In the space of a week she was gone...but she's in cat heaven now, playing once again with her sister who we lost last year.
Just got the bonkers pup now!
Back to the card! I folded an A4 piece of card in half , and rounded the bottom edge to form a rocker card. And what rocks??!! A rocking horse! I made this with my little girl in mind so it had to have pink and be very sparkly! I used some edging from my stash and finished off with some shiny snowflakes.
I'm entering this in CHNC challenge "a card for a child".
Fiona xxx