In my last post I said that we made the Christmas Ornament card at a Card Cafe. Sorry, this was wrong it was made for a craft group at a nearby Baptist Church where I went along and did a demonstration. I was made to feel very welcome.
Just went through all my Christmas cards to photograph and show you and guess what?? Yes even though I have about 38 in my basket most of them were either left over from last year or made this year in classes or extravaganza and stamp-a-stack events. Have found 4 cards that I think I made myself but if I have made a mistake, my apologies.
Please excuse the photograph as I just laid them on the dining room table so take no notice of the brown around the edges.
Anyway, here they are:
If I do make any more I will post them. Enjoy the lovely weekend.
Thought I should start putting up some of the Christmas cards I have made this year. Today’s card was one that I taught at my Card Cafe last Monday. I know that the ornament stamp and the Not Quite Navy cardstock has retired but I do like them both in this card.
Last month my husband and I celebrated our 50 years of marriage with a Golden Wedding Luncheon. We were joined by family and close friends and had a wonderful afternoon. Here are a few photos of the day.
Our grandson Sam who sang for us. Hubby and I.
Our eldest grandson Matthew, his fiancee Jess
and our youngest daughter Kim.
Some of the beautiful hand-made cards we received. Sorry there wouldn’t be room to post all the cards!
The thank-you card I sent out to those who gave presents (against my wishes – though much appreciated!!)
Well my only regret is – WHERE ON EARTH DID THOSE 50 YEARS GO TO.
Many, many thanks to Stampin’ Up! for the Make a Statement Digital Tour that they held here in Auckland yesterday. Great information, great presentations, great people – a thoroughly enjoyable learning time.
We all had our laptops with MDS (My Digital Studio) installed and used the Downtown Grunge photobook as a learning tool. After I came home I added a few elements on to one of the pages – here’s my finished page.
Mmm – very grungy, don’t you think? … but I like it.
If you are interested in using this programme for your cards, invites, projects – and of course, scrapbooking, please ring me and I will be pleased to talk to you about this exciting software programme.
Another daughter, another birthday. Nicky celebrated her birthday yesterday. We spent it at the filming of New Zealand’s Got Talent where Tyler was performing with the Variety Voices choir. Not allowed to tell you whether or not they got through to the next round – you will have to watch the show when it comes on TV.
Guess you are all waiting to see the card I made for Nicky. Well here it is:
Love the ease and simplicity of using the Secret Garden stamp set with the matching framelits. Yeah!! No manual cutting out.
As we were unable to go out to dinner with Nicky last night this will be happening one night next week (when her present arrives), but had spent the day with her. Hope you have had a wonderful birthday Nicky … with more to come.
Love this new Stampin’ Up! Wheel – Shop Around. For this card I have combined it with the Sale-A-bration set – Feeling Sentimental. Think they go together really well.
I cut an A5 piece of Pistachio Pudding cardstock but only folded it over so it came to the top of the stamped wheel then put a piece of vellum at the bottom to cover the stamped wheel which was stuck on to a Whisper White piece of cardstock on the inside of the card. I used Washi tape to connect the vellum to the Pistachio Pudding cardstock. I then stamped the cycle on to the front then stamped it again on Whisper White and cut out, attaching it to the stamped image using dimensionals.
Finished it all off with a piece of Baker’s Twine and a button made with our moulds.
My upline, Karen Rogers and I started having a Card Cafe on a Monday morning a couple of months ago. Our most recent one was held last Monday at 10 am and this is the card our guests made.
This lovely card was cased from one made by Vicky Hayes. The only difference is the card base & flower colours. Vicky did her card using Basic Black, I used Midnight Muse. Wish my photo came out as clear as hers so do hope you can see the scoring lines, both vertically and horizontally. As this card was smaller than the usual card sizes, they also made a matching tag for a parcel.
These Card Cafe sessions are lovely – guests get to make one card and have a coffee or tea and biscuits. A great way to introduce people to cardmaking. If you would like to come to the July session, please ring me and book.
Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
Diagnosed with breast cancer - now NED (no evidence of disease) then in 2003 diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 2 ops and chemo. Ovarian cancer returned in 2008, a bowel op and another lot of chemo, presently NED. Then diagnosed with myeloma chemo now NED then Chronic myeloid Leukemia still being treated. Last November 2015 diagnosed with lung cancer stage 4 which has metastasised to the bones, mostly pelvis and spine. Very painful. Had hip replacement, 3 blood transfusions and bone strengthening infusion.