Thursday, 15 December 2011

My December Postcard

The theme for the December postcard swap over on UK Stampers is 'The top of the tree'

I chose a star for the top of my tree & wanted it to be the 'star' of my postcard.

I started with a base of blue card & used blue stazon ink to stamp the background - Santa, presents & Christmas writing

I then stamped my star stamp & Happy Christmas & heat embossed them using gold embossing powder to make them 'pop' & become the focus of the postcard.

I kept the subtleness & stamped the wording underneath the star again using blue stazon ink in a triangle to represent the top of the tree.

I tried various attempts at this using more colour & bling but much preferred this version.

It was very difficult to photograph though, so hope that the recipient finds it better in real life :-)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Graduation ...................

Our daughter graduated from the University of Cumbria last week, hence the green & silver colour theme for the card, with a First Class Honours Degree in midwifery - we are very proud of her.

 I used the university colours for the matting layers

and the punched circle sentiment that is hand written

This is a background stamp

and to finish I hand cut the mortar board in two pieces which I stuck together & finished with a piece of twine 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

The list goes on .....

Hubby has written off my car - or rather the STUPID bus driver that ran a red light into the passenger side of my car wrote off my car!!  Hubby is fine *Phew* but days are now spent talking to/negotiating with the Insurance co & answering endless questions ............. same questions multiple times ............

It seems it never rains but it pours!!

But the good news is that I won the gorgeous Indigo Blue stamp set Poppy Meadow on the Craft Room Treasure Hunt 2!
Thanks so much.

It has arrived safely & is gorgeous in real life - can't wait to get it out & have a play - when I get near my craft room again :-)

Craft Room's Christmas present is now up for grabs
Treasure Hunt 3
pop over & join in for the chance to win another gorgeous Indigo Blue stamp Wild Meadow

These stamps are so lovely that I'm running over to try my luck again :-)