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31 December 2008

Review of the Year

Wow what a year.

I have had a real journey this year, full of fun, new techniques, new mediums ... I could just go on & on ...

I managed to have a go at Scrapbooking, both digital & traditional, bringing both pleasure to me & for the family ones, joy to those who read them. I must do more.

I have played with altering canvases & dominoes, started my first altered book & tried crafting with new shapes such as houses & tri-pennants. My favourites have been Inchies & Moos, due to their size & their related challenge blogs, which have been so inspiring.

When I haven't been crafting, I've been redesigning my blog, as you may have noticed.

I won't hazard a guess at what the next year will bring, but if it's half as exciting as this year, then I'm in for a treat.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog & sharing in my crafty creations. I know I have loved the time spent blog walking to see what everyone else has been making & seeing the different ways people interpret the various craft challenges out there in blogland.

Below is a slideshow of my favourite projects from 2008.

24 December 2008

The Holly ...


May this
joyous season
fill your home with love
your heart with hope
&
our world with peace


The base card is Bright Red Soft Touch card from Inspire me.

I used corrugated card in Flame Red, Forest Green & Rye, with gold metallic thread & a few red gems.

19 December 2008

"Thank You"

Time to make some Thank you cards.


The base card is made from Bright Red Soft Touch card from Inspire me.

Using a paper punch, I cut a flower from their corrugated card in Flame Red & wound gold metallic thread around it.

The flower was mounted onto an inch square of corrugated card in Rye, using silicone glue, then onto a square of handmade paper from my crafty stash.


All ready to write my thank you notes & send off after the Christmas festivities.

15 December 2008

O Christmas Tree ...

A special card for my Great Aunt.


The base card is Soft Touch card from Inspire me. I used corrugated card in Flame Red, Forest Green & Rye, with gold metallic thread & a few red gems.

13 December 2008

Christmas Cards

A few more Christmas cards for close friends.


The base card is Soft Touch card from Inspire me.

The tree image is by Magenta. I coloured the images with watercolour pencils & added a touch of sparkle with a stardust gelly roll pen by Sakura.

The image was then mounted onto a few layers & finally added to the base card with 3d foam pads.

Finally, more sparkle was added with some ribbon.

03 December 2008

Rudolf the Reindeer

Well I am finally getting down to finishing off my Christmas cards for this year. This is the first of my designs for my family cards. This year I decided to use some scrumptious papers from Inspire me.


The base card is made from Soft Touch Pale Cream card, with a strip of Dark Chocolate & a dash of Bright Red. The reindeer die-cut is mounted on Coloured Corrugate card in Rye.


The reindeer was made using my Sizzix Sidekick machine, some red adhesive gem stones & gold Stickles.

The finishing touch was some red organza ribbon.


Luv the textures on this card.