Wednesday 30 November 2022

Christmas en-route to Australia

 Hi Friends

I have deliberated whether to post these cards yet, but I very much doubt that my son in Australia visits my blog. He barely has time to Skype me so pretty sure he won't take a sneak peak..probably not bothered anyway.

So while Christmas is in the forefront of everyone's mind here in the they are.

First for Thomas who will  be 7 next February. They are vegetarian so I thought this quite apt....hope it makes him laugh.

I am sure he will think I have spelt Happy wrong!   this is a crafters Companion image coloured with copics and the sentiment comes with it. The 'grandson' is from my stash.

Next up one for Chloe who is 4 and starts school in January having just graduated from cap and gown job as well!! They start young these days.

This is a digi image from Rachelle Ann Miller.  I so fell in love with this image (tipped off by a blogging buddy about it...thank you!). Digi is not something I do much of I have to admit. Anyway I coloured again with copics and the sentiments are from stash. Happy Christmas is uniko stamps.

Finally one for son and DIL.....

Back to crafters Companion for this one...a set with stamps, stencil and dies. I have decided I need some fine stencil brushes for this as even finger daubers proved a bit too much. The background is done with a falling snow folder I found amongst my rather large collection of varying sized embossing folders (half I have never used...maybe 3/4)

So three for the price of one today folks! Hope you like them.

I'm hoping of course that they get there in time!  I bother making them because it is basically the only thing I can do for Thomas and Chloe being so far away and sending gifts now is prohibitively expensive so rely on my son to buy them something with money I send. Not quite the same I have to say.

I am grateful for Moonpig in return! and 'A card is a card' as my son says!

I still have s few cards to make and I know I am fast running out of time, add to that the postal strikes here in the UK (who isn't going on strike) and I need to get my skates on.

So it's Ta Ra folks for now, best get stuck in.

Thanks for stopping by when time is of the essence.

Take care, keep warm and well.

Crafty hugs

Carole x

Saturday 26 November 2022

Birthday time...again!

 Hi Friends

This past week has been a week for birthdays. Mine and my future DIL who's is two days before mine.

She has two horses ad teaches riding so it is difficult to organise celebrating, Anyway here is her card featuring a horse, the box for it and a tiny exploding box I made to match for her present.

A better look at the card...a Crafters Companion signature collection image coloured with copics....

So there we have it! 

Now I can concentrate on Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by, I know we are all very busy, but your thoughts and comments are very much appreciated.

Wishing you all a good weekend.

Crafty hugs and take care

Carole x

Tuesday 22 November 2022

More embossing

 Hi friends!

 I hope this finds you well and in Christmas mode? I have to admit to struggling a bit in that sense. I have got my cards of to Australia and I think I packed my mojo and inspiration with them!

Anyway  one of my friends and her hubby celebrated their Anniversary. the card too over a week to get there and sadly missed the day...if only I had posted it earlier as it sat on the shelf looking at me for over a week!

Here it is.....

This is another new embossing folder that I bought at Stamparama. It is again a Lisa Horton and comes with a die to cut the image out.

I stencilled a memory box background on my card and coloured and cut the embossed peony, placing it on top  of the trellis. A die cut sentiment finished it off.

Having since watched Lisa with her embossing folders I think I did it the wrong way round...I embossed, coloured and then cut and in doing so of course flattened the embossing a bit...lesson learnt for next time, cut colour ad emboss last...but not sure how good the colouring would be on an unembossed image! perhaps if you have done it you could let me know. There are no stencils to this set.

Thank you so much for stopping by...I know it is a busy time for all right now. but your visits are so much appreciated. 

Back soon with the Oz Christmas makes!

Till then take care everyone

Crafty hugs

Carole xx

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Wallpaper? and 70!

 Hi friends

Just popping in with a birthday card made for a friend using Lisa Horton 3D peony embossing folder. The embossing on these folders is stunning. 

I coloured the flowers with Distress Oxides and a finger dauber. I kept it subtle as you can see.

Here is another one done with the letter press technique...

It reminds me of anaglypta wallpaper!

I put a bit of clear sparkle in the flower centres which does not show on the photos.

I hope you are all well and ready for the weather turning colder here in the UK. The darker nights are certainly not to my liking I have to say. Time to shut the messy world out!

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always so much appreciated.

Take care wherever you are and I will catch you again soon.

Time to crack on with those Christmas cards!

Crafty hugs to you all.

Carole x