Friday, December 20, 2013

Birthday owl

These owl stamps were a magazine freebie and to be honest I didn't really care for them  .I thought they were a bit too big so I put them away and decided I probably wouldn't use them. Fast forward 6 months and I am totally hooked - Couldn't resist this mug - too cute.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kissmas loving

I love being able to change the size of a digital  image -  easy to use and easy to store-

Creative Craft Cottage -Use a digital image.
Papertake Weekly challenge -  a chance to get in the last Christmas card
Southern Girls  -  Christmas wishes

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays

I hope you enjoy this little song by Mary Ellen Smith .This talented lady writes the cutest poetry and most days posts a free sketch on her blog .


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

a card for my MIL

My MIL has a birthday in December and each year I faithfully make a card . I don't know if she likes the cards or if she thinks a shop bought card would be better . I never speak to her so I just get a 'thank you ' passed on via facebook.
I made the card at the top thinking delicate soft colours ,perfect for an older person . My DH said it was drab .
A bit of decoupage was next on my list but no DH didn't like that one either.
I did stitched  flowers and leaves in oranges and greens ,that never got even got made into a card as DH didn't like the colours.
I went really bold with the pink ,black and gold - teacups on foam pads - a bit tacky -DH quite liked this .

First place went to the owl and it's now winging it's way to the UK.Have I strangled him yet - no  - given the choice I would love to know which card my MIL would have picked ,if any.
Perhaps I should start now on the choice for next year.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

birthday blooms

A welcome change from Christmas cards.

Let's Craft and Create- challenge 84 - Say it with flowers