Sunday, 29 October 2017

A Anniversary Card for Hubby

Good Morning Crafters, this year I have been following Chloe of  Chloe's Creative Cards as I really love her dies and stamps and for hubby this year I decided to give him a bit of bling but not to over the top.
Our Anniversary was in September but I pinched his card yesterday which is still on display to show you it, as Ive said before I have been making cards but Ive not always taken a photo of them, probably because I did'nt want the people who they were made for to see them but now it does'nt matter now for this one especially. I hope you like the result though the photo isnt the best I'm afraid.

For some unknown reason its gone rather yellow in the middle probably because a light is reflecting but I can assure you its completely white and silver embossing.
Ive used the butterfly heart die and stamp and the flower stamp which I cut out and layered up, also the greenery which has got slightly bent when in the envelope.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Well here is another blog post

Good Morning Crafters, thank you so much Brigit, Melodie, Marianne and Anne for leaving such wonderful comments I will try and keep the momentum going its stupid really I have had quite a few cards that I made and not bothered to post on  here and Ive got to say is just my laziness so maybe I can pull up my socks and start posting some of the cards I have already made ready to use and the following ones for Men are the latest ones I have made in the last couple of weeks.
And I so agree with you about people blog hoping I myself have been one of those that would religiously go around all my list and leave comments but as at times like posting on my No.1 blog I just haven't had the mojo to do so, the only ones I have found that I really needed to keep up with were my Paper Shelter DT blog members and my Pink Gem ones.
Anyway here are my latest cards to show you I hope you like them, its always difficult to create cards for men but I have a secret to give you I rather enjoy making them and Im always on the look out for images that will make simple cards that men I hope will enjoy receiving and to be honest most of the men I know are not those that enjoy Golf (my father in law was the only one), Boats, Scenery but anything to do with cars, machines, steam engines (hubby) that sort of thing so I hope these cards will go down well with those that are to receive them.

 Using Woodware Stamp, Pixie Powders and Chalk Clouds

Using Pixie Powders and Sue Wilson Dies

Using Heartfelt Stamp and Tim Holtz Oxide Inkpads

I have to say that I made six of each of the cards so that now I have a stash of men cards so hopefully for the next few months I shall be ready to send them out.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

I know its been along time

Good Morning Crafter's yes I know its been along time since I posted anything on this No.2 blog but as you are probably aware I have had a very painful and difficult few months since Christmas last year and its taking me longer to become motivated to start up this particular blog and even my No.1 blog has suffered to, Ive just been posting my Challenge Cards.
Its now almost 5 years since I started posting on this blog and 9 years since  I started my No.1 blog so I should offer some blog candy but Im going to give this year a miss if you dont mind as this is not the time to do so, I know I have lost my regular visitors on here and the same on my other blog I will make up for it hopefully by improving things by my 10th anniversary next year.
Now thats out of the way I must admit to having been making the odd card now and again all though the year and just in the last week I have created at least 7 new cards and Im going to post them here in a moment.
Firstly I want to tell you that Im gradually readjusting to having part of my large bowel removed and thank goodness Im now out of the terrible pain I have suffered Thank God. I wasnt aware how bad I was and again I Thank God for sparing me as my actual bowel had perforated and luckily because I had a lot of scar tissue from my Endemetriosis and Body Fat it had sealed it in and stopped it going into my body and causing Sepsis, so if you suffer with Diverticulitis please do make sure you keep your eye on your symphtoms.
And now to get of my Health and start a new term here, and I have had these Art Impressions fabulous stamps for quite along time and as I need to create several female cards I thought these were ideal for my friends and family, hope you do to.

I sincerely hope that they make you smile as much as they do me, the backgrounds on 6 of them is the new Distress Oxides which I absolutely love, and as I only had the six I used the background papers from one of the Sweetshoppe Papers on the last one.
Hopefully it wont be quite so long before I get back to you.