Well here's to the end of 2009 and the start of 2010! It was my birthday on Monday and my OH bought me a dishwasher so you know what that means? More crafting time yay!! Well some days it will be but its certainly given me some freetime to indulge my favourite hobby!Over the past couple of days I've managed to do 3 cards, all of which I'd already done the image part and stashed it so just had to put the cards together. My nan also gave me some pennies for my birthday so after taking some advice from the fabulous Judy I went for the John Lewis Mini which is very similar to the mini janome she has. I'm a bit dim on things like that so it took me an hour to learn how to wind a bobbin and thread it, I've got the hang of it now though!
I've had a pretty good 2009, cant complain! Had a glass of baileys but I dont really drink anymore so thats me done now, will be having probably a cup of coffee at midnight! Here's hoping 2010 will be a better year if 2009 wasnt so good and look forward to all the creations for next year!
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Jill from The Stampman for asking me to be on their design team and I hope I do them proud! I love their products and have been using them for many many years so being on the team is an absolute pleasure for me!
Also the same to Nikki from Dewdrop Craftz who has some of the most interesting digi stamps on the net which I find such fun to colour as you know I LOVE my promarkers!
Also thanks to Joanna Sheen for sponsoring my challenge blog Crafty Cardmakers and helping get it on its feet and also to all the special guests who freely give their time and support to help fellow crafters and finally to all the team who willingly give their time and effort to help shape the blog and provide inspiration to all levels. Thank you girls xxx
Also a special mention to Sheilakins who has been a close friend for many years now, she is one of the most talented people I know and has had an excellent year since I kicked her bum to get blogging and to share her talents!
And to Cath who I've also known for many years who continues to be my mentor and inspiration with loads of beautiful examples and tutorials and advice on all levels.
Lastly to Bridget, this lady is battling breast cancer after losing her beloved husband this year and is one incredibly brave lady. She's also a fellow crafter so pop over to her blog and give her some healling loves and support :)
Thanks to you all xxx
Okies here's my last 3!
I can't remember the name of this stamp plate, Cath sent it me last year! Embossed with moonglow midnight violet, cuttlebugged french lilac violet starburst stains on half the card and swiped over with brilliance black ink.
I coloured this image AGES ago! I remember mentionning it on Vickys blog as she'd just coloured the same image at that time too. I embossed with UTEE then cracked it. The background is starburst stains jack in the pulpit teal swiped with black, the teals go so well with black. I felt the image was too "perfect" given the background so I grunged it a bit by rubbing brilliance black ink over the cracked UTEE and pushing it in with a slightly damp baby wipe. This made the ink spread on the paper giving it a grey and old look so was happy then lol! Its my last one of the year so here's to tommorrow!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!