August 05, 2011

Going to a workshop tonight

I am going to Wimborne for a workshop tonight so hoping to get some ideas for some cards that I might try out next week. I made this card a few weeks ago but tend to forget to take the photos and put them on the blog. This one has no stamping but uses punches, paper piercing and more ribbon.


August 04, 2011

Making a start on the Christmas cards

As the weather is so lousy today I thought that I would make an early start on my Christmas cards. I have been making all my own cards for the last 3 years and I always get comments on how relatives and friends enjoy seeing them which makes it worthwhile.

I haven't decided on a design for them all so making a few samples to see what the family think.
This is what I have come up with so far. Both of them use the "Season of Joy" set of stamps from Stampin  Up. Please let me know what you think.

August 03, 2011

More ribbon

Yesterday I said that I would post another card that used ribbon and had a shoe on it. I am sorry the photograph is a bit blurred but hopefully you can see it. This shoe stamp was the first stamp I ever bought about 5 years ago and I still love using it. It has a very stylish feel to it and is perfect for female friends. I have used a white organza ribbon which goes with any colours and is very feminine.

August 02, 2011

I love ribbon

I love working with all embellishments, but particularly ribbon. I have got a couple of weeks off work (hurrah) and the weather is brilliant. I have had an enjoyable day, first having a golf lesson and then going out for a long bike ride. I am determined to lose half a stone before we go away in 4 weeks, so no more cake and as much exercise as possible.
I have made quite a few cards recently but didn't get round to photographing them until today so will be posting them over the next few days. The first  has a butterfly stamped on it which I got free from The Stamper magazine . I decided to stamp it onto a diamond shape  rather than a square one. I layered that onto a pink piece that had been embossed with my Big Shot ( love my Big Shot) . A piece of mauve ribbon was tied onto the pink card and then it was all layered onto a piece of pink patterned paper
Off to the dentist tomorrow , think I might cycle there if it is not raining. It should take about 25 minutes to get there(I tested it today). Come back tomorrow to see more ribbon and a shoe!.