Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!!!

Hiya! I hope you're all ready cos there's only one sleep left! I've been really poorly lately - a nasty case of the flu' - and it's been all I can do to get my cards finished in time. I haven't had the time or the energy to take photos of them, never mind post them on my blog, so my apologies.
We've still got plenty of snow here.... I'm just hoping it decides to go away over the next few days cos we're supposed to be going away. Fingers crossed!
Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope that 2011 is a lovely year for you all.....
See you in the new year!
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Happy Christmas, Paul xx

Hiya! Sorry I've been missing for a few days... So many good intentions, so little time! I've come to the conclusion that I can't possibly get everything done so I'll just have to do what I can....
This is for my loooovely boyfriend, Paul. I won the image from Suzanne and the roses and pearls from Jude (thankyou both!). It is coloured with promarkers, I think the papers are Deck the Halls, the stamp is from papermania and the holly punch is from xcut.
I haven't had the opportunity to look for any challenges and I don't think I'm going to for a while, so I think all challenges are probably suspended till the New Year! Too many cards to make and I keep getting side-tracked by mince pies (mmmmm!) and white chocolate and cranberry fudge (MMMMMMM!) - making them, not just eating them! Oh well, I'll have to restart the diet in the New Year too! :-)
Time to go. Small child waking up from his nap :-)
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A Card in 45 Minutes.....

The challenge over at Forever Friends at the moment is to make a card in 45 minutes. This is perfect for me at the moment. With so many cards to make, I've got to make at least some of them quite quickly! I chose this fab image because it is so quick and easy to colour. The papers are from Wild Rose Studio. I had the large flowers for my birthday and bought the small ones at the NEC craft show. The pearls were from ebay and the ribbon is from my stash. The stamp is another of those clear Relations stamps from papermania that I couldn't live without!
This is (obviously!) for my Nan. It's her birthday in a few days and she's been quite poorly. She lives in rural North Wales, away from the rest of the family. She had a nasty fall a couple of weeks ago and broke her knee and has ended up in a care home for a bit. I hope she feels better for her birthday! Have a lovely day, Nan xx
Now, I'm not going to lie to you..... The glue wasn't dry, and I'm not even sure the ink was but it was definitely done in 45 minutes! I think I may employ similar tactics when making some of my other cards this week!
Hope you have a fab day! The snow is thawing here now so I may be able to get out this afternoon!
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas gifts..... A candle and some jars.....

Hiya! I've been a very busy bee just lately catching up with all my christmas cards and goodies - I just haven't stopped to post them on my blog so this is a couple of posts in one....
I've seen these candles made by various people and assumed they'd be really tricky to make. But a bit of hunting on Google and I found out how easy they are! I'm sooo pleased with the results. This one is for my Mom - I can post this on my blog safe in the knowledge she won't see it cos she's still on her Carribean cruise! Alright for some! The image is of course from Lili of the Valley and coloured with my promarkers. Needs a bit of ribbon or tinsel round the bottom, maybe?
I'm entering it into:
Creative Inspirations - Christmas gifts
Creative Inspirations (a different one!) - Christmas decorations (no cards!)
A pal of mine, Lynn, asked me to decorate some jars for her boys to fill with goodies and take into school as prizes. I really enjoyed myself :-) The papers are Deck the Halls by Papermania, the ribbons are a mixture of my stash and some I won from Suzanne (thankyou!), the sentiments are Daisy and Dandelion clear stamps cut with nesties, the chipboard shapes are from my pal Yvonne (thankyou!) and the toppers were also won from Suzanne. Just got to fill them with goodies now :-).
I'm entering the first jar into the Pollycraft Monday challenge which is to use chipboard.
More posts soon!
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx