Hello Everyone, Happy New Year.
Did you see the firework display in London on the TV last night it was absolutely fantastic?
Well I made it through another New Years Eve. It has never been my favourite time of the year, made even worse 10 years ago by the death of my son Adam.
I lit a candle and took flowers. In fact the Grandchildren all came with me which was nice. Saskia wanted to know when he was going to pop up, which took a little explaining that he wouldn't, but at least it made me smile lol.
I have several friends who also find this time of year hard so there have been quite a few Thinking of You cards to be sent. This one is on its way to Spain.
The main image is by Clarity Asian Bamboo, and has been stamped onto a piece of handmade background paper from my stash.
I cut the image out using a nestie and mounted it over background papers layered to fit the sketch over at Seems a Little Sketchy.
The ribbon is from Woodware.
The greeting has also been cut out using a nestie, which has been left in place while distress ink is sponged over the image. This is what creates the thin white line around the edge once the nestie has been removed.
I added some swirls to the background panels using my favourite Magnolia Swirl Flourish. I also added some stitching using a fine black pen.
Everyone has had a nice lazy morning, so the chaos and noise hasn't kicked in yet, it's only a matter of time, I can hear footsteps on the stairs.
Have a great day, and once again I hope that you all have a very Happy New Year.
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.