Sentiment: Hobby Art "CS144D "Christmas Frosting"
Spellbinders Borderabilities: A2 Curved Borders One
Creative Expressions: Aqua Dazzlers
Still time to play along if you are quick
I hope you are all doing OK.
The magazine shelves are looking very short on craft magazines at the moment .. .. and sadly a lot of them have been finished never to return. All of those editors and their teams furloughed and then unfortunately made redundant .. .. this virus has a lot to answer for!
One magazine that "is" currently on the shelves though is Make Special Cards, Issue 24, which is another in the Peter Rabbit and Friends Series. One of the bumper packs where you get plain card bases and envelopes, a selection of clear stamps, image and sentiment toppers and lots and lots of design papers.
I was very fortunate to be asked to complete commissions for this issue and these were some of my favourites:
These first two were part of a "flip flop" card commission and the magazine has the templates for the card base and for covering the various shaped segments.
I hope you have all had a lovely Tuesday .. .. it was a bit rainy here but not too bad.
Here tonight with a card that is even smaller than my usual teeny tiny cards .. .. .. .. .. this one when folded is just a fraction under 3" square!
But for saying how small it is when folded it was a nightmare to photograph.
I hope your weather was a bit more exciting than mine was today!
The other day when I purchased that lovely Christmas wreath download I got some others alongside .. .. .. using a 30% off voucher that was available if you purchased five images.
The problem wasn't deciding which five I would like .. .. there were lots of beauties .. .. the hard part was deciding which five I would like the most.
This image was one of my "must haves" simply because I knew I would really enjoy colouring it (even though it is available as a pre-coloured image):
I hope your have had a good day.
My teeny tiny card has today morphed a little into a scrapling card (measuring 6.5 x 13.5cms). These cards are made with the offcuts I am left with after creating my own card bases .. .. .. and I have rather a stack of them .. .. .. so they need to be used.
I hope you have had a good weekend.
We have been doing a bit of "sorting out" at this end over the weekend. Had a breadmaking session (I just love how it makes the house smell all lovely and homely) and I then played again with the wreath image I posted yesterday.
This time I wondered how it would look if I shrunk it down to go on a smaller 4 x 4 inch square card, gave it some backing paper and changed the colour of the ribbon. I also added a digital sentiment this time instead of a stamped one .. .. .. just to make it even quicker for batch making.
I got a little carried away and ended up making six in total along with matching envelopes:
I hope your weekend has got off to a good start.
I am still battling on with Christmas and today played along with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge which this fortnight is looking for "Pink Christmas" in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
There are some pictures for us to take inspiration from too.
This is what I created:
Image: Whimsy Dreams ClipArt "Christmas Wreath"
Sentiment: Penny Black "30-310" Believe (what makes you think it was still on my desk from yesterday?)
Hearts and snowflakes from their respective boxes
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Hopefully your Friday has been a good and productive day .. .. .. nearly the weekend again!!!
I am in Christmas mode at the moment and feeling quite cuffed with myself because normally at this time of year I am running round like a headless chicken panicking as to when I will have chance to pull all my Christmas makes in.
But this year I have been sticking rigidly to my New Year's Resolution of making five Christmas cards each month and it has made a really big difference .. .. .. I actually make this resolution every year .. .. .. but this is the first year I have managed to stick to it (to be fair though it is mainly down to all the wedding work going pear shaped this summer).
Still plenty more Christmas makes to get through though and this is my latest offering!
and no Trusty Sewing Machine .. .. .. shock horror!!
Catch you again tomorrow!
Enjoy your evening and the weekend when it arrives.
Next, I need to catch up on what changes Mr Johnson has made today!
I hope your Wednesday has been good.
A mixed bag of weather here but we have managed to dodge the rain .. .. more by luck than anything!
As my remaining wedding work is all messed around at the moment I have been having more time to spend with Mr Heart and also to improve on my blog posting and visiting skills.
One beautiful blog I have recently stumbled upon, quite by accident belongs to the lovely and very talented Claire who has a blog called String Bows .. .. .. and whilst having a nosey about "as you do" I stumbled upon this lovely card here and I simply had to add the stamp set into my collection as I can see it being useful for so many different occasions. Lots and lots of different characters, elements and sentiments that you use to create a variety of wreaths.
This is my first play:
Image and sentiment: Tracey Hey "Rocking the Wreath"
Backing Papers: From the snippet mountain
Memento Ink Pads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
and that is me for today .. .. .. hope you are all well. Take care of yourselves and stay safe as we see the second virus phase starting to take hold.