Friday, 13 December 2013

Dove of Peace

It's Friday the 13th so I've stayed at home today, and made a card for three challenges

The sketch is from Mojo Monday,

The colours are from
their July 2013 challenge at
 52Christmas Throwdown,



and Addicted to Stamps have this Christmas photo for inspiration   

Here's my card 

It's difficult to see in the photo, but the dove is heat embossed with Ivory Pearl powder,( the camera flash made the tips of the wings look more white than the body, but it's the same opalescence all over ) and the sprig of olive was made with a punch and passed through two slots in the card above and below the beak.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Real Red, Choc Chip, Green and white base FMS
Stamps = Calm Christmas
Inks = Versamark and Real Red
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Swirl EF, Heat Gun, and Bird Punch
Extras = Ivory Pearl EP, 3D Pads, and Red Cord FMS

Sadly I've not been able to do any crafting lately, and I'm a little behind with my Christmas cards, so at least I've now got one to send!! 

Wednesday's for me, are days spent with my niece Sophie, until her brother Nathan, comes home from school, and then we play on the computer, make things, or play games. This is a photo of Sophie ( and her baby Henry ) with the Elves at the garden centre. She is so excited about Christmas this year that we have had to go there for the last three Wednesdays so she can see the Christmas decorations, whisper to a 7' Santa statue, and hold the presents with the giant Elf. As I'm in hospital again this Wednesday, she will miss her garden centre fix, but I will make it up to her when I'm up and about again.

I hope you are enjoying all the madness of the Christmas preparations wherever you are, and I will try to be back again before the big day.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tea For Two

My card today is for The Male Room DT where our theme this week is  

 and I will also be entering it into two challenges.

The sketch comes from CAS Colours and Sketches

and these colours are from
Fab Friday

My Step Dad Dave is a Tea-aholic, and likes his very strong and in a china mug, every hour, on the hour!! so I thought of him when making this card. I stamped the tea cup and fussy cut it out before placing it on pads on a Nestie, with the sentiment going in the top like a tea bag. I added a strip of embossed red card with swirls like steam, and some tape FMS which matched the colours perfectly.

Supplies :
All are Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise
Card = Whisper White, Real Red, and white base FMS
Stamps = Tea Shoppe
Inks = Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Gumball Green
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Swirl EF
Extras = 3D Pads, and Floral Tape FMS

I am struggling with a trapped nerve in my right wrist at the moment, so can not craft when the numbness and pins and needles are too bad to hold anything, but I cant let the MR DT down, so have taken all day to piece this together.

About six months ago, my friend had asked me to make her two Santa themed cards, and I've finally finished them. I made pop up cards with Santa stuck in the chimney with his legs dandling down, all watched by a Scotch Terrier, her favourite dog. I hope she likes them?

Can you believe that it's nearly Christmas? Just where has this year gone? I'm taking Sophie to see Santa tomorrow, so I hope to have some photos to show you soon. Enjoy your preparations, and I'll be back soon