Thursday, 27 March 2008

Another Christmas card

I have also managed to do yet another Christmas card. This is a brought tag that I have used on this card but I am happy with it.

Birthday Bind it all book I made

I had started this book a few weeks back and never got back to finishing it so have done so over the last couple of days. It has to be sent overseas as my friend's birthday is the end of next week so I will get it into the mail Tuesday to her.

I have another couple of stamping friends with birthdays coming up in the next couple of months so think I might make them Bind it All birthday books as well.

Do take a look at what I have done and don't forget to sign my Guestbook as well

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

More cards

Well gee I am getting so good at doing this cropping and resizing of my photos and thanks must go to my friend Libby who sent me instructions on how to do this. I kind of knew but hadn't done it in a long time as Murray usually scans cards for me but when I am using the Digital camera I have just been downloading the pictures straight to my blog. This way is so much better I might add.

Here are two cards done for various swaps that I am on at the moment.

Sorry I don't have a specific recipe for them but will remember to add this when I next download cards to my blog.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Another card made

Well here I am with another card and its not using the Cuttlebug either.Surprise,surprise. It was a themed card called Games that people play hence the playing cards that I used on the card.

My Remember scrap book I made

Well here it is the finished 6 x 6 pages of the Remember Scrap book that I have worked on over the weekend. Never before have I taken photos one day, got them printed the next day and then completed the book the day after but I did that this time and I must say it has got me inspired for more scrap booking but with these smaller albums. Maybe now if I can find my photos from my conference in Hamilton last May and the boat trip I did whilst there I can scrap these as I don't think I have done so yet!!!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

What I have been doing over Easter

Well here I am again with another post and pics of cards made over the last day or so.

I am so enjoying my card making just now that is for sure.

I have even been able to do some scrap booking and have nearly completed a 6X6 album of photos of around town of soon to be demolished buildings that are of importance to me plus photos of two other buildings that are either at nearing completition or part way through building. I plan to show pictures here of that completed album just as soon as I can.

I have been still playing with the Cuttlebug again. I really love that little green machine it was my best ever buy I think.

So here for you to view are another couple of cards

Thursday, 20 March 2008

another Cuttlebug card

I have managed to do a card again this afternoon. I went over again to my local stamp shop mainly to get Elsa's new Bazill cardstock as she has yummy colours in just now and we used these on Tuesday night. I was really after the cut and emboss folders and dies but finished getting a mini set of four fancy corners embossing folder this time and have got Elsa to put aside for me to get next week the vintage die set which we used also on Tuesday night. Guess I will have to wait another week or two for that cut and emboss set. Maybe I will get that after I do my carer support weekend beginning of next month.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Cuttlebug class

Hi here I am again. Last night I went out to a card making class the first time in simply ages.

The theme of the night was using our Cuttlebug machines. I really enjoyed night too.

We made 5 cards in just over two hours.

We teneded to stick on the birthday theme with the Happy Birthday embossing folder but I did like the four cards that we made using that card as the base.

I am also hooked on the cut and embossing dies and can see me getting a few these over the next few months as well.

I am adding photos of the five cards that I made.

I hope you take a look at what I have doen

Sunday, 16 March 2008

card sketches and my takes on them

Well here I am back again. I must be feeling good again as I have spent a lot of time this last week doing lots of cards for the different swaps plus also today I have made 10 atcs for various swaps that I signed up for as well.

While I have been crafting I have been playing my music again and in particular my new Celtic music CD that I brought yesterday. It just makes me feel so nice and mellow and relaxed as I craft away in my craft room.

The weather was certainly cooler today after the extreme heat of yesterday where it got to 30 degrees.

I'm even looking forward to going to a card making class this week. We are doing about Cuttlebugs so it will be great to get some more ideas to use in my cards so continue to watch this space for my samples of what I learned.

Now for some of my latest creations

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

More cards

I am adding some more photos of recently made cards

new cards to show and tell plus update on me

Well I have managed to get back to my blog again after having trouble with logging on over the last week or so. I think they must have been having trouble this last week so am giving this a go tonight.

Health wise I am back to normal again and feeling really good. Today I managed to do the school cleaning without Murray's help and feel good on that too.

I am really enjoying my card making these days and in particular doing these page maps or card sketches that seem to be all the rage in the stamping world at present.

I have also just made for my Aunty a special Easter book because on Easter Sunday she also celebrates her birthday so I thought this would also act as a birthday present to her and of course I used my Bind it all machine as well.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Back up and running again

Well big apologies from me as it has been nearly 3 weeks since I have posted anything here at my blog but over this time I have been very sick and did not feel like doing my blog at this time and in fact just seemed to muddle along and not do a great deal.

I am now recovered and feeling pretty good again have over this last weekend gradually caught up on things including card swaps and tidy ups too.

Cannot believe that March is here already and down here in New Zealand it is now Autumn and today has been very much that kind of day. A good day for being inside and making cards which I have done.

Life itself is getting busy again for me and the weeks just seem to speed by. I think we are all finding this out aren't we.

To all of my internet friends who have recently had surgery I wish you well for speedy recoveries. For all who have been suffering from flue and stuff hurry up and get well as well. Nothing worse than feeling yuck is there. Not sure about the rest of you but for me when I am feeling down the best medicine for me is to make cards but unfortunately this time I only just what was needed to be done, done.

Any rate time for a card or two now.