Friday 11 November 2011

Forgotten Friday 39

I think Judith must be busy because no sign of her post yet for Forgotten Friday but as I've made a card in readiness I'll show it here and link to her blog later.  The partially embossed background on this card was a piece I did as a demonstration on using the Big Shot machine way back in September of LAST YEAR and I came across some of these bits and pieces when I was having a sort out.  That is the first 'forgotten' item and the second is the stamped music design from a Chocolate Baroque set which I just had to have in August (this year) but this is the first time any of them had been inked. The main image is from a set of Urban stamps by Papermania, mounted on Nestabilies and I added a little greeting on matching die cuts.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Make My Monday Week 23

There is a new theme for the month over on Make My Monday challenge blog and as you might guess it is Christmas with traditional/vintage chosen by Suzi B for this first week of November.  I do like a wide variety of styles but for Christmas I think traditional or vintage always goes down well.  I have chosen backing papers from a pad by Cart-US which has some wonderful vintage papers including some of these little postcards on which I've stamped a greeting.  The main image is a stamp from a clear set which has unfortunately lost its packaging but I really love this Santa.  I added some cream lace, a die-cut border and a poinsettia cut from some of the backing papers.

Sunday 6 November 2011

Beaded Bauble

I just had to have a go at a beaded bauble pattern which appeared in the latest edition of Bead magazine.  This is something I've been meaning to try for ages - even bought a book last year but didn't actually get around to making any of the designs!  These instructions were brilliant to follow with excellent step by step photographs (sadly not always the case with magazine patterns) but that's another story.  The most difficult part was actually trawling around the town searching for a bauble of the recommended size and I'd not realised just how many variations there seem to be, mostly smaller or larger than I needed. I would have preferred a matte gold rather than shiny but shiny was all I could get in the right size.  The beading is a mix of size 11 seed beads and various fire-polished crystals. Sorry the photo is a bit dark but the light wasn't brilliant and I didn't want to use the flash on that reflective bauble.