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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Playing on a Monday

Made a quick card on Monday from some of my purchases at the craft show on Sunday, plus it was a great escape for a bit with all thats going on at the mo. The stamp is from Chloe's Creative Cards, and I also used a glittery embossing powder. I then jazzed it up a bit with some Silver Stickles from Ranger and a couple of diamonds from my stash - and this is the result. Am pleased with my first attempt - now need to have more of a play...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Craft Fair

Went along to the Ross Papercraft show today at Leeds Grammer School - it was really good.  Only £2 to get in, about 30 suppliers there, and the nice thing about it was, it was not too busy, so you could easily spend time at each stall having a good look around without being pushed and shoved around like you do at some shows I attend.  It was there first event in Leeds, but hopefully not the last.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

For some reason some of my pictures did not download yesterday, so have included a couple more of my cat Olivers Card to Steven......

Monday, 23 January 2012

And there's more.........

These are some cards I made late last year for Steven's Birthday and also his Christmas Card.  As you can see I am still playing with different card designs - I really think that this can make quite a simply card look really different and intriguing.  The cat card was made by Oliver our cat (he is very clever you know)  The flower/wheel type card was made from myself, there are lots of sayings on the petals which I have layered, wanted to keep it simple and meaningful.  The last card is my Christmas Card to Steven, the picture is not so clear, so will look at doing some more tomorrow to show the side detail ect.

A few birthday cards

Well I am trying to keep to my New Years Resolution... and have posted a couple of my recent creations for forthcoming birthdays.
This card is a stamp from Leanne Ellis.  I have used distress inks as a background, and stamped the image on top.  I have used glossy accents for some of the bubbles, and pro-markers to colour.  I have also used one of my favourite punches from EK Success - Swiss Cheese.  The bow and patterned paper are from papermania completes the look.  I really like the shades of blues and purples....

The card below is a Valentines Card for you know who know.....  This is a Penny Black stamped image.  I decided on a different card style, though not too sure how clear it is from these pictures.

I can't remember the name of the card style, but as I am addicted to watching YouTube videos at the moment, it's hard to track it down.  Papers are from Papermania and gems are from my stash - probably from Thailand.  Wanted to keep it simple.......

And, then lastly.......

another Birthday Card.  This time using a Sugar Nellie stamp.  I cut out the imagine and popped on the border punch, so it looks like she is sat on it.  Coloured my image with ProMarkers, and used my stash for the decoration, again flowers from Thailand, - finally putting them to good use.

Well thats it for now, hopefully will not leave it too long before the next post.

Friday, 13 January 2012

New Year

Well we are almost half way through January - can you believe it. Am going to try real hard to post more regularly. I do make some creations, but generally when its someones birthday or special occasion, and the card is written and sealed before I remember about taking a piccie.

So all I can say, is watch this space. I am also going to try and devote some time to making my blog a bit more flash, - when blog hopping I see some fantastic blog designs, and do wonder how I can update mine.... so here's to some Alison's Attempts - watch this blog!!!!