I hope that you have all had a wonderful day and haven't eaten too much. I wish that I could say that I hadn't but I can see some serious diet and exercise in my future lol.
As wonderful as this time of year is, it is unfortunately especially hard for some when they loose a loved one.
My next door neighbour lost her Mum the week before Christmas and so I made this to let her know that we are thinking of her and her family.
I have stamped and embossed Stampendous Wildflower Sprigs onto a piece of background card coloured with Alcohol inks and then cut out several assorted circles using a Nestie.
The circles have then been layered onto a panel cut with another nestie and coloured with distress ink while the nestie is still in place.
The background papers are from my stash and the card has been put together using the lovely sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
I have added stitched borders with a fine black pen and some small white dots to the finished card.
Of course my favourite Swirl Flourish from Magnolia has managed to find its way onto the background papers.
Off to bed now, I'm sure that we will be just as busy at work tomorrow as we were today, I can't believe how much shopping people can do. You would think that shops were never going to open again :)
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
Places on classes are open to anyone and can be booked by contacting the appropriate store.
Davina (Stampcraft in Purley) - 020 8660 2679
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.