Thank goodness I've finally got rid of my cold, it knocked me for six and lasted well over a week but now it’s almost gone. Christmas card making was on hold this week, I did have a bit of stamping frenzy earlier in the week and coloured some cute bears as a result. I've completed two cards using the same Alfie bear with balloon the style is very similar although I went for contrast with the colour scheme one I've used more pastel/soft tones and the other bright and colourful, I've posted the softer of the two, the other I will post later when I get the chance. I love Alfie, he was great fun to colour. All the papers were magazine freebies from various sources other than the love heart paper which is from the Bazoo paper pack.
Yesterday I had a great day and I didn't do any housework!... went to a craft fair which was on locally until the early afternoon, hubby stayed at home… I learnt after my visit in the spring husbands and craft fairs don’t mix. I had a fab time and very happy with my purchased goodies although I did spend more than I planned to. I got loads including stamps, cardstock, embossing powders, ink pads, flowers ribbons and dies… (for my Christmas hubby gave me some extra cash to get something if I saw it...of course I did..I can’t wait till Christmas)… you get the idea; I have no excuse now for not having enough stash or stuck for ideas.
'happy birthday '
'close up of Alfie bear '
My birthday is also coming up next month and the husband has both my birthday and Christmas wish lists (he needs time to plan and save!)…Santa has already agreed to bring me a Grand Calibur thanks to a great offer on C&C a few weeks ago! and the birthday fairy some copics and a heat gun, not the large set of pens only 36...I didn't want hubby sorry the birthday fairy going into shock!...that happened when he found out how much I've spent on promarkers, so I didn't want to ask for too much. These will be more than enough to get me started. I've heard so much about them, that I thought I’d add them to my promarkers which I am happy with; I want to compare how they work and what direction to go in as I progress in the future. The heat gun is because I want to try embossing as I love the look and decided now is the time to learn a new skill. Since I got into card making, I can’t think of anything non crafty that I would want…I'm definitely addicted.
I used the following
- scalloped card
- Green and grey papers and card for layering
- Papers various magazine freebies
- heart paper -Bazoo Helz Cuppleditch
- Alfie bear - Craftwork Cards-coloured with Promarkers
- Organza ribbon, and bakers twine
- Button, pearls
- Sentiment-magazine freebie
- Inside -card and papers as for front.
- Punched flowers using same papers and cardstock
- Die cut square- inside
Penny Black and More-Monthly Challenge- Animal Magic
Addicted to Stamps challenge#41 - Animal Friends
Cards Galore Challenge-Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge -Bingo I used ribbon button blue
Daring Cardmakers Challenge-‘don’t worry be happy’
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #74-Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour challenge-Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #5-Anything Goes
The Craft pad Challenge#193-Use an Animal
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #29-Use Ribbon
Clearly i Stamp challenge –CIC62 -‘All Tied Up’-Use Ribbon or Twine
Dutch Dare Card Challenge-Buttons and bows
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge#186- No Rules
One Stop Craft Challenge#201-Anything Goes
Make it Monday Challenge#112-Anything Goes