Personalised Christmas Cards 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Craft Goodies Have Arrived

What a busy time of year, I have been busy making Christmas cards for friends and myself.  The time goes so quickly, here we are in December and rushing towards Christmas.

Well what an exciting month November was.  I received a parcel of craft goodies I won in a magazine competition, a cheque for winning the Pinkpetticoat Christmas Tree Card competition and found out I won second place in National Cardmaker of the Year 2011's Stampendous category (the card in my previous post), looking forward to receiving my prize for this.

Most of the Christmas shopping is done so next week I will be wrapping presents, planning for Christmas week and cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, so not much time for crafting.  I also need to put up my new units and desk in my workroom before we have any visitors but don't know when I will have the time.

Hope to post some photos of Christmas cards just to let you know what I have done this year if I can find a spare hour or two over the weekend.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Thinking of Christmas

What a miserable day it is here today, have spent the day thinking about Christmas.  Most of the presents are bought and all my Christmas cards for friends and family are made and have been written, except the childrens' cards which I am still working on.

My week of using rubber stamps instead of digi images went really well.  I enjoyed myself and have made a dozen lovely cards.  Unfortunately some of my ink pads had dried up and some embossing powder didn't work well but at least I managed to have a clear out of my stamping box (leaving room for new goodies I  can ask for at Christmas).

I did want to post a picture of the cards along with a picture of digi image cards but it is so dark I haven't been able to do so, maybe tomorrow there will be a little brightness.  The picture below is a stamped and 3D card I did earlier in the year using a stamp I bought years ago.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Enjoying some Me Time

Having a rest this week doing what I want to do.  No visitors this weekend so out come the rubber stamps and heat gun.  I haven't used rubber stamps for ages so the digi stamps are locked away in the computer until I come up with a good selection of hand stamped cards.

My latest card using digi images was for my grandaughter Evie's birthday (5), she loved the fairy and butterflies.  Other birthdays this month include my son who loves growing his own veg, thought the frog was aproppriate and my friend who I know likes fairies.  



Have lots of new Christmas cards ready but don't know when I will get them photographed, friends and family get in touch if you want cards making and I will get photos organised, or even samples if you are lucky!

Going off to rummage in my stamp box, who knows what I will find.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Time to myself and to craft

 Been very busy with family over the last week, and will be this weekend, so need to spend today catching up on crafty things.  The Christmas card designs for this year are finished.  I will post them next week, here is a sneak preview






Must get on lots to do before tomorrow grand kids Halloween bags to make and fill!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Halloween Cards

Creepy crawlies, witches, haunted houses, just a few spooky Halloween cards



























Monday, 3 October 2011

Halloween is on the way

Just finished a selection of Halloween cards and made a wicked invitation for my grandson's Halloween Party.  He wanted a Halloween pirate party and I had just the thing, a Pink Petticoat Halloween download with pirate owls, sculls and all things spooky.

Must photograph them tomorrow and post them on the blog.

Still working on Christmas cards, nearly there, just a few more to do.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Personalised and Family Chritmas Cards

A selection of cards for family and friends, personalised as you want.  This is just a small select will add more as the ideas start to flow.   Still not perfect photos seem to have trouble with the very white cards colour balance either yellowy or pinky.















Gift Bags and tags

My take on a gift bag, can be filled with lots of goodies from gardening to toiletries.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Christmas 2011

Well everyone at last my 2011 Christmas Collection is nearly complete, have lots more ideas but must keep some for next year just in case I get a block.  The newest selection of Christmas cards will be posted soon.  The following are designs available at the moment, photos a bit dark so will try photographing them with the new designs so they look as they should.  I am taking orders now until middle of November.  Anyone wanting details contact me by e-mail sylvia_ames@btconnect.com.  I will post a selection of personalised cards later, Mum & Dad, Sister/Broth, Granddaughter/son etc.