Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Husband

Hi all

This is a card I'm really chuffed with. The image is from a LOTV art pad and I'm pleased I've got it as I have loads of male cards coming up. It was very easy putting this together as the papers are from LOTV and the stamped sentiment is too. It has all been backed onto a blue mirror card and finished with a few gems. 


That's me for today..short and sweet! Until next time...Lea x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Triple stamping

Hi everyone
Well I hope you've all had a fabulous Christmas. It's been a good one in the Brawn household with me being able to hold things together really well. It does help that I have a fab family...my Dad is wonderful and helps a lot with Christmas dinner and it was really well executed this year! As my Mum and a Dad left my son and his family arrived - it was lovely to spend some quality time with them. My 12 year old Grandson informed me that he wouldn't want me to live nearer (cue me crying lol)...all was explained...he said he looks at the time spent with us as 'really special' time. He's not my blue eyed boy for nothing hahaha. Anyway normality was restored at lunchtime today and then I collapsed on the sofa and slept! 

I haven't done any crafting so cards that I will be showing over the next few days are some Christmas and some birthday. I have no work desk at the moment as we had to rejig to accommodate everyone over Christmas. I have a new toy that I'm itching to use..a fab ScanNCut. I'm so excited. I only switched it on today. I've not cut anything yet though. I'm hoping it will really add to my crafting. I already have a frame in my plans  I'm thinking of doing for one of my Grandsons. Very exciting stuff. 

Anyway to my card. This was my first ever attempt at triple stamping. I was quite pleased at how it turned out although I would make it a 6 x 6 next time not 8 x 8 as this one is. This was made for my very dear friend in the USA. I'm pleased to say it was a very unexpected surprise for her when it landed on her doorstep.  Anyone that doesn't know how to do this technique there are lots of tutorials on the net. The flower is from a Sue Wilson die and the tag was a bought one. I just added gems and a bow to finish. 



Well that's me for today...it's good to be back. I've started visiting your blogs but if I haven't got round to you yet I will do. Bye for now...Lea x


Friday, 19 December 2014

Decisions, decisions!


Hi everyone

Well I've missed a few days again. I just had to get my head down and make Mr Bs Christmas card and also my grandsons cards as it's his birthday on the 4th January! Now I have this decision which one shall I show. Mr B has opened his so I thought I'd show his :) 

I started by stamping snowflakes in a silver ink (the pad is very inky and the images take ages to dry) and embossed it with silver powder. I then stamped different styles and sizes of snowflakes in three other colours. I trimmed it down and backed it onto layers of silver mirror card and white card. I cut a large snowflake with an SB die and then stamped the sentiment which is from LOTV. This I cut out with a circle and put it onto another die cut from SB. I made a matching band from the scraps and added this across the top. I finished with some blue gems. 

That is me done for today. I'll be back soon...Lea x

Ps. Whoops I forgot I also ran it through a Tattered Lace embossing folder and inked over it to take the whiteness off it!!!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Football

Hello all

Well it's been a few days. I'm still feeling like I don't know if I'm on my head or on my a**e but am getting there..I think! 

Today's card is a male one...talk about stating the obvious! The image is hand stamped with a stamp from LOTV. I've coloured it with Promarkers. It's been backed onto green and then onto maroon coloured mirror card. I've then just alternated the layers with white card. The word nephew is from an LOTV stamp set and I've finished with red gems. 


That's me done today..a short one from me! Have a good day..Lea x


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Orangey red!

Hello all
It's been a few days since I blogged. To be honest I don't know what I've done with my time but it is still racing away and I've got nothing done for Christmas. When I think I pre fibro I worked full time and used to be ready for Christmas so early but now it is taking me all my strength to muster up any enthusiasm at all. The only thing I'm on top of is my Christmas cards although I haven't done Mr Bs yet - his birthday card is just about done though and I'm chuffed with how it's looking - I bought an art pad from LOTV with male images on which has made so much difference. The good thing is I have lots of male birthdays in February so will get the use out of it then and later in the year. I'm feeling positive about future male birthday cards lol. 

This card I'm showing you is such a different colour for me. It is Alfs Christmas card and I worried coz of the colour it might be a little girlie but he is pleased with it. 


I started by stamping snowflakes with Versamark clear ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then blended red and orange ink over them and stamped some large orange snowflake and some smaller red ones. It still wasn't right so I put it through my fave embossing folder (the split one) and that completely changed the look. This was backed on to red card then mirror card and finally a white layer. I added some red ribbon and stamped a sentiment from my new LOTV stamps and added this to a gold snowflake (an SB die cut). I must admit I love this card - not a bad job at all even though I say so myself! 

Before I go I'd like to thank everyone for their very kind comments on my blog. It really is much appreciated....thank you all...Lea x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Silver Snowflake

Hi all

Hope this finds you well on this horrible, windy night! 

This card is very hard to photograph because of the dark colour. The background is a navy sheet from kanban. This was backed onto white card (which has been pierced round the edge using a piercing ruler) and silver mirror card. The silver corner die cuts were made using a Tattered a lace die.  The wording is from Brittania dies. The snowflake is from an SB die. I finished with a silver bow, silver pearls and some little silver flowers and leaves. 


This card is for Mr Bs parents...hopefully they will be pleased with it. That's me done for today. I shall finish watching the Tonic pick of the week on Create and a Craft then it's off to bed...Lea x

Christmas!

Hi everyone
Well so much for finishing my Christmas cards..I decided to sit quietly today and write them and low and behold I was short! These two were what I put together fairly quickly. They are both made using elements from a Craftwork Cards pack I was given a few months back. I actually hadn't opened it until today. I quite regret leaving it so long as I could've probably made twenty cards or more using this. The sentiments and the poinsettia were very handily already die cut, it was just about deciding how to use the papers. I backed these onto a matching coordinations card and then finished with some gems. Hopefully that is it now. 





The only problem I have is that it looks like a five year old has written some of the cards as my tremor has really been playing me up lately. Heyho it could be far worse!!!

That is me done for today...until tomorrow..Lea x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

All done!

Hi everyone out there in Blogland. 

Well I've done it...yyyaaayyy! My Christmas cards are all done and dusted. I haven't shown them all yet so that will come over the next few days. My next job is to make my hubby's birthday card. I'm actually looking forward to making it even though it is a male card. 

The first thing I'm showing is a box lid.  This is the box to a card I showed a few weeks ago - actually maybe I should show the card again too. Here goes...



I kept the lid simple using matching colours and an image from the same sheet as the little girl came from. 



The second card is for a friend's parents. It was very hard to photograph again. It looks black but it is a navy colour. The backing papers are Kanban papers from a couple of years ago and these are layered onto a piece of white card that I have used a piercing ruler on. The bauble die cuts are from SB and I just did different colour layers and put them through an embossing folder. The words are from Britannia dies. I finished with ribbon and pearls. 

Well I'm off to bed now.  See you again tomorrow..Lea x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Phew nearly there...

Good evening all

Well Saturday has gone already. I can't believe how quickly the days are flying towards Christmas. I've put the tree up today so am trying to get that Christmas feeling. You'd think with all the festive cards I've made I'd be there already wouldn't you? Maybe it's the fact I started in June lol....maybe you become Christmas immune...wow I started in June and still have a couple to make!!!

And here are a few more of my Christmas makes...


The white one has been made by embossing the card base with the embossing folder. I love this folder as it is a split pattern..one of my faves. The snowflakes are from SB dies - the card was finished with four silver pearls. 

The next three cards are made using a Kanban toppers. The bauble one has been finished with matching bow and some gems. The house one has been decoupaged. The sentiment was stamped and embossed. It's quite hard to read in the pic - it's says 'have a holly jolly Christmas'. The card was finished with pink and white pearls. 



This last card will look familiar. I had two of this gorgeous dog topper. I just changed this one a little by putting it onto a hammered effect card base and adding green ribbon and gems instead of the brown I used before. 


I'm nearly there for showing my Christmas cards. I'm looking forward to making something else now. I'm toying with making a couple of calendars next. Thanks for coming by and for all your lovely comments. Catch you all again tomorrow hopefully...Lea x



Friday, 5 December 2014

Red and white

Hi everyone

Hope you've had a good week and are ready for the weekend. I keep thinking I really need to get my Christmas head on as I've only got prezzies for my Mum and Dad and they're ones I've picked up over the last few months..knicknaccy things. This weekend my plan is to get my tree up and sort out lists of what I need to be doing and what I need to buy. 

One good thing is I've made one of the three Christmas cards I needed to do so I'm nearly there! It is a red and white one. 


I'm not a red girl really but am quite pleased with this. The red backing card is from a very old Kanban Christmas kit (about three years ago). The white dotty card is made using a Spellbinders A4 embossing folder. The little holly die cuts and the die cuts the precoloured image is sat on are from SB and the wording from Brittania dies. I glittered up the image with Stickles and added some bling and a dazzler.  The red ribbon, the double bow and the lovely lace that I thought looked quite wintery is from our local market. 

Right I'm off to get the next one on it's way...until tomorrow..Lea x


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Couple of quickies

Hi again everyone

The cards just keep on coming at this end and I'm pleased to say I'm am just about at the end of Christmas. I've got four more to make, two for orders, a Mum and Dad one and one for Mr B..yaaayyy! I need to also make Mr B a birthday card as it's his birthday on the 27th December, the same day as his sisters. His Mums is on the 29th - I'm glad I never lived at their house years ago when they were all under one roof!

These two cards have the same embossed pattern on them. I embossed the pattern straight onto the card base of the dog card just for something different. The decoupaged images are both from the a Kanban goodies I won. A little ribbon and gems were used to finish them. 





Well that's me done again. Hope to see you here again tomorrow...Lea x

Nearly there!

Hello everyone out there in Blogland

It's extremely late/early and I'm still beavering away on here. I've actually just finished card making for the night..I really have been on a roll. I'm itching to get my Christmas cards finished as my new Kanban kit arrived yesterday and it is beautiful (I'm not really supposed to buy anything else but it is the first time for ages!) and I can not use it until I've finished Christmas and my Christmas birthdays (I have three lucky me!). I've also been a lucky, lucky girl - over the last few days I have won three different prizes from blogs. I won some Promarkers pens, a lovely wad of Kanban products and a fabulous box of flowers from Petal Lu..to say I've been excited is an understatement :) :) :) 

Anyway to my cards. They are virtually the same..just the sentiments are different. These came from my wad of Kanban bits. I loved this sheet as soon as I saw it. There were two lots of the same thing on the sheet and after I'd decoupaged them I didn't want to spoil them by adding too much so all I added was a touch of bling and added them straight onto a hammered effect base card. 



I'm pleased with how they turned out even though I've done a little bit of 'cheating' again. 

I'll be back to show you some more tomorrow. I just hope the way I feel continues as I've actually had a couple of not too bad days this week. The thing about the fibromyalgia is that it tends to sneak back on you and bites you on the backside before you notice it and the good days can be quickly forgotten. I'm not moaning honest...I'm just saying lol...Lea x


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Skating!

Good afternoon everyone

Well I'm on day 2 of operation Christmas cards and so far so good. This image has been sitting on my desk for ages. I coloured her with Promarkers and glittered her wings and skates with Stickles. The poinsettia is from an SB die and this too was glittered with Stickles. 


I can't for the life remember where I got the image from. I used some Tonic Trellis dies to cut her out and mounted her on foam pads. This is mounted onto green, red and gold card. I added gold gems to finish it. The sentiment is from Britannia dies. 

Right that's me for today, short and sweet. Enjoy the rest of the day..Lea x


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

And back to Christmas!

Hi all

Well it is back to Christmas for me today. I've done a list, post-it noted all the ones I've made with names of recipient and am hopefully on the road to finishing my Christmas cards. I was actually very surprised as when I checked my leftover bought cards (from three years ago - Sshhsh don't tell) I hadn't got many at all. So I realised I still had a fair few to do. So out came a Christmas kit I bought a couple of years ago and managed to make five cards from that. Then I looked at the mess on my desk where I have been putting leftover pieces of embossed cards and paper and managed to make some cards from that.

 I'm not going to bore you with them all but I'd like to show you one I made with some stamped card I found laying around. I'd used another piece of this on another card but I hadn't used this piece as it hadn't stamped right. I got round this by trimming it up and used a matching ink to ink round the edges. I backed this onto white card and added it to the card base. I'm very into 7 x 7 cards now since I found them at The Range. 


The sentiment and die cut were also lying around on my desk (my desk was like a pig sty). I just added some blue gems to finish...not a ribbon or bow in sight! Right only about 8cards left to do so onwards and upwards...Lea x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Kit card or not?

Hi everyone

It's been a few days since I blogged. I seem to have had a lot on over the last few days...a real mix of days. I've been out for a curry with my lovely work friends, had a visit from my wonderful niece and her boyfriend (we live away from our family so it's lovely when we get visitors), we actually went home as we had a family funeral which although very sad enabled us to see our family. I'm back to normality now until Christmas when we will pop home again for a couple of days before my parents come to us for few days. 

I feel my card isn't a very interesting one as I feel like a bit of a cheat as I've used some elements from the Camden Town kit from Crafters Companion. This is probably out of all the kits I've got the one I've used the most. I have tried to put my own spin on it by adding in Tattered Lace die cuts to the top corners. This is all backed onto silver mirror card. I've finished with ribbon, lace, flowers and pearls. Oh and I nearly missed out the word 'Mum' which is made using my new alphabet dies from Tattered Lace. I love the shape of these. I was chuffed because I managed to get them at a reasonable price too - I refused to buy them before as they were so expensive. 




Another card I've made is a 'Nan' one again from kit elements...I'm not sure what they are as I found them in my stash. It is actually pyramaged but unfortunately it was very hard to photograph. 





I've decided in the New Year I am going to have a card making session using all my kits and then try to sell them. 

Anyway I'm off for now..until next time..Lea x





Thursday, 27 November 2014

Silver and Gold mix

Hi all

Well this is a post with two different cards today. I have been playing with a bauble die I got free from a magazine. First off I cut the bauble out in silver and in gold. When I went to put the waste into the bin I realised I could add them back in by putting the gold waste into the silver bauble and the silver waste into the gold one. I really love how they turned out. Unfortunately I'd already started throwing the waste out so I ended up scrabbling about in the bin to find the pieces - in the end I cut another silver one to save the silver bits.

I hung the baubles from a silver ribbon and added silver bows. The embossing folder I used on the white card was from, yes you've guessed it....Tattered Lace. This was backed onto silver mirror card. The sentiment was cut from Brittania dies. I finished with my fave silver and gold pearls. 



The second card was made using left over scraps of white embossed card and gold mirror card. As you can see the bauble looks completely different with the cut out pieces left open. The bow on the bauble is one I stamped with a Chloe stamp and embossed in gold. The snowflakes are from a punch. I hung the bauble on pearl on a string and finished with pearls. This is a nice quick card so I may make more like this in different colour ways. 


Thanks for coming by..thank you all for the lovely comments that have been left..you are all too kind. Until next time..Lea x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Silver trees

Good afternoon all

Well it's really feeling like Winter now..the weather is horrible here in Gloucester. Please, please bring the sun back! I suppose it's only right that I carry on with Christmas cards as it's definitely feeling like that time of year lol! 


This card is the card I mentioned the other day where I'd embossed trees into a group. It is quite hard to photograph this card - I can not get an angle that shows it off. I do quite like this and so would've like to show it at it's best! I embossed the trees in silver onto a white layer. I used a Tattered Lace embossing folder to emboss another piece of white card and used SB labels 18 to die cut an aperture into the embossed layer. I also cut an area into silver card so that I could have a silver layer under the white but still showing the trees...are you confused yet haha. I really have to think about the process when I go for this effect. I would've liked the silver card to show on the inside of the die cut but the next size down labels 18 would've covered too much of the trees so didn't. I added some poinsettias I'd cut out of pale blue velum and added silver pearls. 

I hope you'll agree it made for a very pretty card...Lea x



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Baubles

Well it's a horrible day outside.....and my house feels freezing inside even with the heating on! I could actually sleep for England today and have spent the last few hours resting on my bed. I hate that it then impacts on crafting time. 

This is a card I made yesterday. It is the one I made whilst throwing gold embossing powder everywhere. First off I stamped these baubles by Chloe with a glittery embossing powder - I didn't get on very well with this at all. All the glitter seemed to blow off and go everywhere. I then tried using a plain gold powder which was more successful (apart from it jumping out of it's pot all over me and my desk). I used a circle die to cut them out. The white card was embossed using a Tattered Lace folder and backed onto gold mirror card. I 'hung' the baubles from some pretty Daisy lace. I finished with gold pearls. 


Well that's that for another day. Enjoy the rest of your day...Lea x

Monday, 24 November 2014

Embossing powder!

Hi everyone out there in Blogland

Not so long between posts at the moment..I'm back on a roll. 

My card is a bit different for me yet again. I've been playing around with embossing powders. On this card I embossed some Christmas trees (freebie Penny Black stamp from mag) in silver. Now I meant to group the trees a bit better than this but didn't want to waste it so found a way to hide some of it by putting behind the red and white layers. The embossing folder used on the white is a Tattered Lace one. I finished with a bought poinsettia and a few gems. 



I have another one to show another time on which the trees are grouped better and in a different colour way. I am continuing to practise with the embossing powders and I must admit to you I had a really fun time with some gold today. My tremor in my arm played up at a crucial moment and both my desk and I ended up wearing the embossing powder instead of the card! All in a days work hey...Lea x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Who knew I could do CAS?

Good afternoon all

Well it's been a quiet weekend in the Brawn household. My son has been away on a boys weekend away which means it was just me and Mr B at home. It brings back memories of when my son left home earlier in the year (those that know me know unfortunately he needed to come home). Anyway it's been quite nice. Fortunately he was away as there would've been WW3 in our house over the motor racing. He is a huge Hamilton fan which I am not and I think if he'd been at home the noise levels would've been quite high. 

Anyway to my card today. My snowman is one a friend gave me. I absolutely love him. The colours are probably not very Christmassy but I like them. He has been coloured with Promarkers and I just happened to have the perfect colour backing papers.  He has been backed onto silver mirror card first. The sentiment is a Penny Black one which I love even more so as it was a freebie from a magazine along with some other great Christmas stamps. 


I kept the embellishment very simple by adding three small silver pearls. I love these pearls - I buy them from our local market. 

Well that's me done for today...thanks for coming by...Lea x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Scraps!

Hi all

Well I've been AWOL for a while. I've been to my Mum and Dad's for a few days where I've been extremely spoilt. I didn't feel like a 53 year old woman, it was like going back in time and been a youngster again! Unfortunately the weather is causing me problems and causing the fibro to flare quite badly at the moment so the crafting is a bit sparse at the moment. I just keep throwing simple things together. I'm so aware that Christmas is around the corner and I need to make enough Christmas cards so I don't have to break my rule of not buying cards from the shop. 

This card is a simple one. Because of how I've taken the pic it looks wonky but it isn't - honest! 




I won't bore you with how I made it...I think you can work it out yourselves! Really it was lots of left over scraps that I've used up. Like every one else I have a ton of them!

Well that's me off for now. Hopefully it won't be so long between posts next time..until then...Lea x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Gold, gold, gold!

Hi all

I'm keeping this post simple today as I'm tired and it's late. 

Well this is a really tricky card to photograph due to a ton of mirror card on it! I had a topper and I used a die to cut the centre out of it and added Stickles to it. I then added layers of embossed gold card and white card. I tied a thin green lace like ribbon through the centre and added a few red gems to finish. 





I finished with a sentiment made using my Britannia dies. I am slowly adding to my stock of them. This week I bought 'Merry'. 

Anyway I'm off now. Until next time....Lea x

Sunday, 9 November 2014

More Christmas

Hello all
I hope you've had a good weekend. Mine has been very quiet thank goodness as I've been so shattered. I find it hard to think I used to hold down a full time job, swim 80 lengths five times a week and be as bright as a button! Now sometimes it's all I can do to keep my eyes open. 

I did get a little crafting done but made very simple cards. 


This Forever Friends topper has been decoupaged and given a sprinkling of my favourite Stickles to add some sparkle. I kept it simple and just added it to some gold mirror card. The sentiment is from Britannia dies. I finished with some gold pearls. 

Right it's a little bit of Downton now for me so I'll catch you next time...Lea x


Friday, 7 November 2014

Sparkle!

Hello again all

Another blue card from me again! Ever get the feeling I love this colour? The sentiment is from a set I was given and I used SB dies to cut it out. The background was embossed and inked with the Cornflower ink pad to make it pop. As you can see I've added lots of bling and a huge bow this time. I just fancied a bit of sparkle! The poinsettia has had a bit of Stickles added to it. 


I'm not going to say much else except have a great weekend...Lea x

I'd like to enter the following challenge:


http://seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/monochrome-challenge-november.html



Thursday, 6 November 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone

I hope you've had a great day. I've tried to get some jobs done without much luck. I am just sooo tired - boy do I feel ancient haha. 

My card is another different one to what I'm used to doing. I bought some plain tags from The Range the other day in two different sizes with the thought I'll probably make my own tags this year. With that in mind I decided to have a play with my stamps and of course my favourite Cornflower coloured ink. I used a Tattered Lace embossing folder for the background and just inked around the edge to make it stand away from the white card base. If I did it again I'd probably back it onto a white layer. I added the two two tags putting some foam pads under the larger one. I then added a poinsettia I'd cut out in velum yesterday and added some Stickles to it. I finished with a snowflake and some gems. 



        

And that as they say was that. Am off for another play now. Until next time...Lea x


Snowflake!

Hi everyone

Well I'm sure most of you are fast asleep as I'm writing this. I've not been sleeping so well so it seems I put off going to sleep later and later. I'm sure it does me no good whatsoever. Anyone that knows about this fibro malarkey will know it seems you go from one extreme to the other...one minute you can sleep for England, the next you're wide awake and there's nothing you can do about it. Anyone I'm not moaning - honest! I'm just saying :) 

I'll show you my card now shall I? I realised today I'd got some coloured velum I bought from The Range months ago and had done nothing with it and actually have no idea what to do with it. I decided to cut a ton of snowflakes and some poinsettias out of it. I'd got some patterned Christmas paper which I embossed with a SB Embossibility folder. This was backed on a teal mirror card and added onto a white layer before being added to the hammered effect card base. I attached some spider web and teal seam binder ribbon across the card then added layers of snowflakes. I finished with pearls. It was quite hard to photograph the card and I don't think it does it justice really. 




It's actually very pretty in real life. I'll probably play around with some other colours of the velum now I've tried cutting it. I wonder how it looks after going through an embossing folder - methinks that's the next little play...anyway that's me done for now. Take care all...Lea x


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Christmas Die

Hello all

Oh gosh it's so miserable again - I suppose we had better get used to it as I think the Autumn is definitely here. Funnily I do love the Autumn. I love the changing of the leaves and spend all my time pointing the gorgeous colours out to my hubby who has no interest whatsoever! I love when it is a brisk, cold morning...I just hate the wet weather! I do believe it is why I have so many problems during the winter with the fibro. 

I have been having a bit of a play with my Tattered Lace Christmas die again this morning. I've made three more cards using it. The cards were quite difficult to photograph as I kept having to make sure I wasn't reflected in the mirror card. I kept them very simple again using just the die, a few embossed lines with bows and gems. 




The only downside to making cards using a die like this is it bores me silly making the same sort of cards over and over so I'm going to either have to put the die away until next year now or think of a different style. However I think your hands are tied really. I did think I may make a few easel cards and add a calendar tab to them.  We'll see....I hope you enjoy the rest of your day...Lea x

Monday, 3 November 2014

With Love at Christmas

Hi all out the in Blogging Land

What a miserable day it's been weather wise. Very dark and dank. 

My card is a very simple one. I used a SB embossibility folder for the embossing on both parts of the card and backed it onto red mirror card. The die cut I used for the sentiment was made with a Tattered Lace die - I've actually cut a few of these in different colours so I can make a few quick Christmas cards - I decided I needed to pull my finger out and get a few more made. I backed this onto red mirror card and put pads on this to give the card some dimension. I finished with some green ribbon, a bow, a ready made poinsettia and gems. 



I'm pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully the next few will too....Lea x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Embellishments galore!

Hello my lovely blogging friends

I hope this finds you well on this lovely sunny Saturday afternoon! I know it is highly unusual for me to blog so early but I wanted to get this card posted so it leaves me with some crafting time...or just chilling time. Unfortunately I wasn't very well yesterday and I slept ALL day and ALL night! I couldn't believe it - I woke at 2pm then the next thing it was dark! A whole day gone...just like that! 


I made this card for a very good friend of mine - we had a conversation earlier in the year about the fact you couldn't buy anything with her granddaughters name on - I offered to make a Christmas card for her Granddaughter. Anyway this card is for her! The image is a ready coloured one and I added some Stickles to her. The pink card was embossed with a folder that has two different patterns on. The white card base was embossed with a Tattered Lace folder. It's great that you can put an 8 x 8 card base front into these folders - it just completely changes the look of it. The glittered card started life out as a piece of plain card to which I added strips of double sided tape all round the edge. I then added some Cosmic a Shimmer glitter to this. The different layers were then added to pink mirror card. I used SB dies for the snowflakes. I hand stamped the sentiment and stamped the letters of the name and cut these out with tiny SB bauble dies. I finished with everything possible - lace, ribbon, pearls, dazzlers and gorgeous pearl snowflakes! Did I get carried away...I don't think so!!!

Anyway that is me done for today. I'll catch you all next time - have a good weekend.....Lea x