Sunday, 31 October 2010

This month's class makes


I decided it was time to think about Christmas - gulp - as there are only really two classes, Oct & Nov for making Christmas cards, as by December it's too late. So I ordered one of the new SU Christmas stamps sets, along with a very handy matching punch (I love how SU have matching punches for some of their stamps)

The idea for the first card (the turquoise & brown) came from a card I saw on ILWS by Carol Houghton, she'd used the branches from the Bird Punch and I though that was a great idea and have cased it - thanks Carol

Here's the details:

Stamps - Delightful Decorations; Best Yet - sentiment(retired)
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise (retired) Green Galore; Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink - Tempting Turquoise; Chocolate Chip
Punches - Two Step Bird; Ornament Extra Large

The second card is all my own, I was going to use one of the new red colours, but I just love Real Red for Christmas especially combined with Old Olive - here's the details:

Stamps - Delightful Decorations
Cardstock - Real Red; Old Olive; Very Vanilla
Ink - Real Red
DSP - Merry Moments (retired)

Both cards are quite simple and quick to make, the idea being they'd be suitable for a bit of mass producing for Christmas - I know I'll be doing a few of these this year - so easy with the punch!


Sunday, 10 October 2010

A Little Thanks


It's time for another challenge over at Craftalicious and our theme this week is an open one as Anything Goes! How easy!

I had to make a couple of thank you cards and used a new, but sadly no longer available SU stamp set that I've wanted for ages and took advantage of it being half price in the last chance sale.

SU! used:

Stamps - Good Friend; Tiny Tags
Ink & Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie; Pink Passion; Old Olive; Close to Cocoa; Versamark
Paper - Summer Picnic
Felt Flowers
Brads from stash

Once again I've not managed much blogging or crafting lately, just very busy and not enough time to go around at the moment! But I'm still here, albeit very quietly!

TFL xx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Second Week done

Got my last run of the week in today, I've been a bit behind this week as I was too tired on Tuesday to do run 2 and the same on Friday, but the good news is that I didn't give up and today went ok. I'm not sure that I'm making a lot of progress just yet as the increments are really slow but I think I'm feeling a bit fitter and still enjoying it (in a very bizarre way!) so that's all to the good. My diet at the moment is just rubbish, every day I start with good intentions but rarely get through the diet, but if I keep up my running then I don't need to be quite so concerned about the number of calories going in, at the moment I'm more or less staying the same, which will do for now! Although in the long run (no pun intended ha, ha) I do want to lose.

Onwards & upwards!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

This month's classes


Hello quick post from me to share this month's class makes - we did a box with four cards using the lovely SU set Trendy Trees & matching wheel Funky Forest, the idea being they can be given as a (dare I say it Christmas) gift as I didn't want to make actual Christmas cards just yet, will probably start that next month!

Still busy as ever, although from next week I'm only working 3 days a week for the next few weeks so it'll be good to have a couple of days off during the week to help keep on top of things - so looking forward to that.

Here's the details:
Stamps - Trendy Trees; Funky Forest;
Cardstock & ink - Chocolate Chip; Pumpkin Pie; Old Olive; Ruby Red; Certainly Celery; Really Rust