Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Ya can't use one of these with a Kindle!

I finished these three bookmarks last night, the swap theme was open, just one stipulation of having a Peel Off somewhere on the bookmark. I decided to use the wonderful resources that can be found over at the GraphicsFairy. The top two are vinatge labels, and the lady - well I'm not sure where e3xactly I found her......I laminated the bookmarks for ease and extra stability whilst postal, but if I was going to hand delivery it I would have made it more of a pretty gift - inking it up, embellishing and blinging.

Monday, 17 October 2011

over the weekend I baked the first Christmas Cake of the year, noramlly I do two, one for me and one for my friend. Its still naked but I tarted it up for the photo, now its gone to sleep wrapped up tightly in greaseproof paper and silver foil, ready for its big day....

Its a 'Bero' Christmas Cake, with the fruit soaked in brandy for two days, occasionally stirred. One year I tried the fruit soaked in warm cider but din't like the result, its much more moist with brandy, even though most of the alcohol gets baked away.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

A simple card made using off cuts from another project, with a sentiment printed off the internet, a gorgeous black and white Butterfly (from a pack which I got from the '7 day present' swap on cardexchangeuk, my swap partner was Helen) and of course a little bling in the corner.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sniffles away! Did a quick card for my oldest friends wedding anniversary, from the Debbi Moore craft inspriation magazine I got last week, didn't even glitter it....... must have been ill!

Monday, 10 October 2011

normal crafting service will resume once I get rid of this extremely tiresome cold which thinks its the flu.....

Sunday, 2 October 2011

I made this for a monthly partner swap on cardexchangeuk, the stamp was in a set I got free with Lets Go Stamp (or something similiar) - a magazine which covers a different craft each issue. I'd just got my first promarker set (Pastel) - hopefully the first of many *g* . I love the pink cardstock which always tears beautifully. Blinged it up slightly with a few pastel gems.

Yesterday I received my Debbi Moore package and the one from Kaycee crafts. It was like Christmas *g*

Saturday, 1 October 2011

another atc, I have about 10 sheets of these 'sentiment/greeting' tags which I got free in the Lets Make Cards magazine I used to get, have only used the odd tag so I decided to use a full one as my background with a wistful looking lady having a cup of coffee and a good think about what she could celebrate that night, plenty of lovely cocktails will be had, of course.