Monday, 31 December 2012

Out with the Old and in with the New

Well what a mixed bag this year has been. We started it off in early March by losing a very dear member of the family. Then the wedding of my lovely Son and the gorgeous Nina. We then then had a birth, our lovely wee Great nephew Ryan. So we had a Hatched Matched and Dispatched year, but in the reverse order.
So I thought I would show you the last Card I made for this year, and the first card made for the next year. So we are off and running. Will try to keep ahead of trouble, and hope you all do the same. Happy New Year to all of my lovely Blogland friends. Here's hoping it is all you wish for and more. Thanks for keeping my spirits up when I have needed it. I'll raise my glass to you all  sláinte  xxxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Candle partie deux

I have had another go this time with a smaller candle. I used another of the stamps form the set Elaine bought me. I love them. This one is a much more delicate image and doesn't photo very well.  But I think it is pretty. Again I used JS detail EP .

The two of them together don't look to bad do they??
Let me know what you think xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Candle

This is my very first attempt at decorating a candle. I have to say I am quite pleased with it. The photo does not do it justice.
Using versamark I stamped an image (one of a set that I was given by Elaine for my birthday) on to the mat side of a piece of regular tissue paper.. I then used some fine detail antique gold embossing powder from Joanna Sheen, then very carefully heated it. I then wrapped the image around  large candle. Then wrapped this with a sheet of parchment paper. Then heated it until I could see it change colour. I then removed the parchment and buffed up the candle with a clean soft cloth, and voila.

Please let me know what you think of it xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Anything Goes

The Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge, this month is
"Anything Goes"
The winner of this month challenge will win a printable from
I chose to do a LO with a photo of my oh so lovely Mother in Law.
This was taken a few years before we lost her to dementia. She was one of the most lovely,  gentle women, I have ever had the privilege to know and love.
The background paper is a Tsunami Rose design.. This is a digital LO
Please join us in the challenge, it can be either paper or digi. It must contain a photo.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas cards

Three cards I have just made. The 1st one is for my wee Kate. The 2nd one is for my friend Leslie. The 3rd for my wee Ryan, who I have yet to meet. Just one more to do now for the Man himself. Then that's it for another year phew.

This one I did on Cap  then I printed the tag and the figure out and put on separately.

This one doesn't show on here but it is all gold and cream. I think it looks a lot nicer in the flesh.
This is a Popcorn the bear card. First one I have made with him. I don't think Ryan will take much notice, but Kate might lol

I hope you like my cards and please leave me a comment. xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Time Flies

This a card I made for my Son. Time sure does fly. It doesn't seem like 38 years since he looked like this.

This is one made for my cousin's wife on her 70th. Once again Time flies. I remember when she was this young.

Thank you for looking please feel free to leave me a comment xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

~Frosty Winter~

The Cupboard Trilogy has a new theme for December

Glitter, cool wintery hues, snowy photographs & other wintery exploits for the scrapbookers, or if you don't have that type of photos then load them up with wintery embellishments 
So whether you go traditional, contemporary or completely different, we need to see or  at least 'the illusion of '  snow, frost or ice .... make use of those cool blues, lavender & pale pinks, creamy whites & dusky greys .... 
As always have fun with the theme !
This month prize is 12 sheets of Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock in the colour group of your choice!

Here is my cold cold page. With my gorgeous Great Nephews Ryan & Connor, last winter.
This is a Digi page.