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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Festive Friday and Allsorts

I am shocked to discover that it is nearly a month since I last posted!! My fibromyalgia has been playing up and at one point I found it difficult to grasp and hold a stamping block or even use the computer .But the most frustrating thing about it is when your head is so buzzing with ideas and you can't use them....then by the time you can you've forgotten them again!! hee he
But thankfully my meds have finally taken affect and as you can see have made a simple double length Christmas card to fit in with the challenges over at Festive Friday with this beautiful inspirational photo 
I saw the parcels and especially the white one with the red ribbon beside the fireplace and this idea popped into my head.(First tried it in pink,but looks more like a birthday present so will keep that idea for another day ...if i can reemember!)
No Designer Paper
 and my card doesnt have that, in fact it has very little on it except that great Christmas sentiment from FLonzcraft that I won the in one of the previous Allsorts challenges... I chose a few prizes and one of them was a sheet of different Christmas sentiments and they are brilliant!,and used an old holly stamp and some cherry cobbler twine from Su to finish it off .
Off to have a look at your takes on this weeks challenges,and thanks for taking the time to look 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

cas(e) this sketch and festive friday

I can't believe it is November already, the months are flying past !
This weekend I met up with a friend that I started school with 50 years ago omg did I just say 50 ????...its not only the months that are flying by!!:-),she was one of my bridesmaids and she moved to Winnipeg 27 years ago,worked and married over there but comes home to see her mum once every two years ,but what surprises me is that we always just take up from where we left off and we had such a good time that we both felt quite tearful saying good bye :-(

So what is a girl gonna do to cheer herself up ...make cards of course!
As you can see I am combining two challenges with one card ,had been really struggling with the Festive Friday photo inspiration this time.Think I couldn't see past the presents and then when I saw the sketch for CAS(E) this sketch, it was a light bulb moment.Think this sketch is going to be used a lot -  I love it ..there is endless possibilities!
This was one of those cards that evolved as I went a long ,sketch first then colours from photo and when I spotted the bauble the rest was history as they say! There was meant to be a bow on top of the bauble to match the bows in the pic - but I lost the stamp it slipped out of my hand and no amount of searching has made it turn up ,but if I do will make another one with the bow and post it.
Thanks for taking a look hope you've had a great weekend!


This week on the ALLSORTS challenge it is a masculine theme and I must admit I do like doing male cards. I love how they  can be no fuss just plain and simple .
Well this one does have a fussy kind of stamping on it I must admit,but it is for my great nephew who will be fourteen next month and at that age they are into game boxes etc so when I saw this paper smooches stamp set it was a no brainer!  
Stamped some of the images as a background then stamped a small SU happy and a Uniko Studio large birthday sentiment on top before  fussy cutting out the controller image .
Coulours used were:-
  smoky slate,sahara sand and cherry cobbler all from SU
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope you have had a good weekend