Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Revival #3

Pretty poinsettias and Christmas roses on this one, matt and layered on red, pale green and gold mirror card, and decorated with punched holly and pine leaves, a gold bow and red gem.

Christmas Revival #2

These were all recycled from one card. The cards in the top photo are very tiny, though, ie - half of A6, whatever size that is.. A7? I mounted the pictures on mirror card, deckled three of them, and added a clear crystal gem in the centre of the star. I also used a 2001 Serendipity stamp for the text on the star card. The text 'Prince of Peace' below is computer-generated.

Christmas Revival!

I have been upcycling and reviving some 'pre-loved' Christmas cards! That is to say, salvaging elements from old cards that have been rescued from the recycling bin, or donated by relatives, and jazzed up in various ways.

The festive border on this one was painstakingly snipped and mounted on black card, which was also snipped to leave a smart border around the frame, on a 6" x 6" square card blank. The lovely greeting in the middle is a stamp from Inkylicious: 'Christmas Wishes' #3170.

Red gems from stash decorate the 'I's in the greeting and the bows in the corners of the frame.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Christian Mother's Day card

Mother's Day card for a Christian friend. And the same card with matching box, below..

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Third time lucky...

Third post in four days.. Must be a record! ;-)

Have been making some more of my 'upcycled' Christmas cards. Will post some fresh pics when I've taken them, but in the meantime.. here's something else you won't have seen before. This was a special birthday commission for someone who loves violas..

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Two posts in two days!! Can you believe it? ;-)

Catching up with cards made but not blogged in the past couple of years. Here are a couple of Mother's Day cards. (The one above has a matching box.)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Is there anybody there?

Hello, you lovely lot.. That's if there is anyone out there in blogland!

My last post on here was over two years ago. Unbelievable! It is my intention to pay a bit more attention and I hereby make a new resolution to post at LEAST once a week! That feels scary to type out loud! ;-)

Old friends may notice some changes to the blog.. name, etc. Wanting to attempt to tie-up all my craft-related 'bits' on the net. I will be working on things over the coming weeks, like checking that all the links in my sidebar are still current, so please bear with me.

Quick personal update:

Once again, the hazards of working on a contract basis is that they can end without the next contract being secured, and I am again 'between contracts'. After several months looking for jobs and not getting interviews, I asked the Jobcentre about selling cards, and they said as long as I don't exceed 16 hours work a week, and declare my sales, it will be OK. We'll see. I'm going to just put a toe in the water and see if anything sells, but the jobsearch will remain my biggest focus.

Yorkshireman and I did not manage to recover things, so single again, but HAPPY that way! ;-)

Lost my lovely mum last year in February, and my precious Tigger in November.

Moved to Nottinghamshire end of March this year.

That's it in a nutshell.

Hope you are all OK and doing well. I look forward to catching up with you, bit by bit. I'm glad to be back. :-)

I hope to have some fresh cards to share with you soon. Meanwhile, here's one you won't have seen before on here...