I've been so busy today (cardmaking and babysitting the twins!!!!) that I haven't stopped to take any pictures and now it's too dark, so I thought that I would share the card that I made for Vixykins to send to her Nan on her 90th birthday.
For those of you who didn't know about it Vix tried to organise 90 cards for her Nan's 90th birthday.
I think it was an absolutely brilliant idea and I happily sent a card for her to give to her Nan on the big day.
I only wish I had thought of it for my Mum who will be 80 in August :-)
This is the card that I sent her.
It was made with one of my all time favourite Hobby Art stamps from the Jean's Floral Collection. I have stamped it several times on to a sheet of sticker paper that is pre cut into squares. Once I had coloured it in - distress inks of course lol - I have reassembled nine squares sticking them onto black glossy cardstock and leaving a narrow border around them.
This panel has been mounted onto a green card that has had the floral image stamped and embossed down the right hand side. I have then coloured this with bleach.
Boy this card is full of my favourite things lol.
A piece of ribbon across the centre completes the card.
I hope Doreen had a fabulous knees up, and that Vix didn't get in too much trouble. You know what Nan's can be like when they scold you lol.
Better close now. I seem to be getting a little better with this new edition of blogger. I suppose like anything it just takes practise and like most 'oldies' I don't like change.
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Total made in 2016 - 123 Carried forward into 2107 - 81 cards Total cards made in 2017 Jan - 3 cards Feb - 7 cards Mar - 0 cards Apr - 5 cards May - 7 cards Total made in 2017 - 22 cards
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Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Davina - Backgrounds for Boys and Girls using Oxide Inks (See blog post 18th September 2017)
Saturday 30th September 2017 at Davina - Alcohol Inks and Acetate
Saturday 7th October 2017 at Davina- Create a Picture Frame using Inky backgrounds and Stamps Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Jane Gill on Hochanda with some of my samples Saturday 14th October 2017 at Davina - Christmas Cards using Pearlex Saturday 21st October 2017 at Davina - Solid stamps, White Ink and Crayons
Saturday 28th October 2017 at Davina - Follow a Sketch
Saturday 4th November 2017 at Davina - Watercolour Stamping and Sparkle Pens
Saturday 11th November 2017 at Davina - Let's play with Dies
Saturday 18th November 2017 at Davina - Groovi Playtime
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have five Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(14), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(9), and Emma (1)
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Woodware and Hobby Art, and have also designed for Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make some of the samples for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions
I love joining in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.