Saturday, 31 July 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 29

The challenge at Bah Humbug this week is torn paper and as I am still at sixes and sevens with the ongoing decorating work I have gone for something fairly simple. I have used some very glittery and thick handmade paper as the torn element which has left a very fluffy snowy look to the edges - it was very difficult to actually tear it though!  The background paper and penguins have been lying in one of my 'bits' boxes since last Christmas so I reckon this card will also qualify for inclusion in Judith's Forgotten Friday Challenge week 3. These and the sentiment are all from Polkadoodles, the penguins were printed onto pearlescent card, cut out and popped up on Pinflair glue gel.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


I've been missing for a couple of days because my decorator has returned to do the living room which has meant I had to move (and find places to store) everything moveable including enough books to stock a library and ornaments, china and glass from a large cabinet and even larger sideboard.  I have decided I will have to make several trips to charity shops to declutter a bit before I put things back when the room is finished. It amazes me how much a couple of hoarders can accumulate in fifty odd years and add to this items from parents' houses as well - all makes for a lot of possessions!!!  This has meant that apart from making a commissioned card which I can't post at the moment in case the recipient sees it, I've not done much crafting.  I do have a sunflower get well card which is nice and bright to cheer someone who is under the weather.  Stamp is by Papermania coloured with Copics and the butterfly is from a Spellbinders die. Background papers also by Papermania with some Cuttklebug embossing and a computer sentiment.  The bees are little buttons with the backs cut off.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Grandmas are...

My DIL has a milestone birthday later this week and I hope she will like this card I've made using stamps from the SWALK collection by Crafters Companion.  Background papers are also from CC and I added die cut numbers to the computer generated sentiment and some  flowers punched from the background paper.