Friday, 20 August 2010

LMC NO 100 B and C

Hi Folks,

I know I am supposed to be on my hols, well I am but my hubbie is doing some maintance on the car and I could not wait to have a play with some of my new images, whoopee!

I have used Loretta's recent layout for two cards but only one is complete to the leter of the challenge re colours cream, beige and brown. I have used white card stock to make square cards, deep green card stock, pale yellow/green card stock, latte card stock, deep brown card stock, 2 co ordinating backing papers for each, ribbons, flowers, gemstones, brads, edge puncher, sentiments and two gorgeous images. The complete challenge I have called Blowing Chocolate Bubbles, got a bad choc craving again and the other one well I will just keep to the images name Diva.

Do so hope you like them and well until next time, hopefully after the bank hols and not before, take care and happy crafting, lol

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

LMC NO 100

Well Hi Again Folks,

As promised I am back with the next of Loretta's challenges, yes its 100 can not believe that is how long these challenges have been going, its gone so quickly and without them I would have had no hope of understanding the layouts and designs of crafting. So here's to you Loretta, thank you so very much.

The challenge for this was to follow the layout and use cream, beige and browns. I have used white card stock to make a square card, cream card stock, brown, card stock, pale pink card stock, 2 backing papers with cream, beige and brown (chocolate if you like, well I do anyway) with a touch of pink in. I have also used 1 brown polka dot ribbon, pink flowers with chocolate gemstones, gold dots, sentiments and one of those lovely Gorjuss Girls images called Up, Up and away ( I will call it Chocs away, yes I have a really bad chocolate need at the moment but there is none in the house, boohoo)

I do hope you like this one, and until next time, do take care and happy crafting, lol

Christmas Gifts

Hi Folks,

Just thought I would quickly pop in today with 2 posts and the first is some of the christmas gifts I have been working on lately, still have the calenders to complete but they are slow going.

I have made a total of 5 Easel Calendar Cards, 3 Heart Shaped Bags and 2 stationery boxes with stationery to go in them. The stationery boxes I have made using my favourite empty box of chocolates (Belguim Seashells, ummmm). I have covered them with backing paper, added some embellishments, taken some stationery paper and envelopes and with a corner stamp, stamped the image on 2 corners, one top and the other opposite bottom. I then have made some small square cards with white card stock and stamped a lovely oriental image on to them, left them like it for the girls to colour how they wish for notelets.

I will hopefully soon have the calendars to show you but that will now be sometime in September but will be back shortly with my next challenge, lol

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Cake Anyone?

Well Hi Folks,

Thought I would pop in just before I dash off to the hairdressers so I can upload these pics for you to perhaps drool over if you like.

These are the 2 cakes I have made for one of my niece's 18th Birthday Party, I have made basic sponge mixes for both, just added cocoa powder to one for chocolate sponge.

The chocolate sponge I have added freshly picked cherries to the base layer, added the next layer topped with fresh double whipped cream and grated chocolate. Finally I have added the top layer with more whipped cream, grated chocolate and some freshly picked blackberries.

The other sponge I have added fresh double whipped cream and strawberry jam. Both I have made loads of times before and have disappeared just as quick, but watch out lots and lots of calories!

Until next time, do take care and happy crafting, lol

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Last Batch of Christmas Cards, Whoopee!

Hi Folks,

At last I have finished my xmas cards apart from 2, one for my hubbie and the other for my dad. Gives me more time for xmas pressies, birthday cards and now hopefully my rather large cross stitch.

I have made 12 cards this week and here are my three favourites. I have used Loretta's layouts other the last couple of years to make them. I have used white card stock to make square cards, coloured card stock, white card stock for embossing, cuttlebug, emossing folders swiss dots and snowflakes, spellbinders scallops, gems, sentiments and some lovely images.

I do hope you like this and until next week as I am now having a wee break, do take care and happy crafting, lol

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

18th Birthday Gift

Hi Folks,

Another busy week here making lots of christmas cards but I have managed to squeeze in the 18th birthday gifts for my niece.

I have made her a lovely gift box full of goodies, plus a heart shaped bag with her birthday card in and also an Easel Calender Card.

To make the Heart Shaped Bag, I used a template from a magazine, white card stock, patterned papper, punches for flowers, ribbon, gem stones and my cropadile.

Until next time, hopefully tomorrow, do take care and happy crafting, lol