Friday, 28 October 2011

28th October - times running out

. . . . for my Christmas card making! I've just about managed to stay on top of my card making recently (just) but so far this year my Rudolph Days have been pretty much non existant. Oh well, mad panic card-a-thon in Nov/Dec again for me.

I'm pretty pleased with what I've made of late. I went to a Lyndsay Mason demo at Pinnacles shop the other week and was so impressed with her wintry sky themed cards, I just had to have a go myself. Totally hooked on distressing these days. Want to pluck up the courage to have a go at brayering again - when I find the time.

Since we changed our hours at work, its been manic most days and all I want to do when I get home is crash on the sofa.

I've been teaching my friend Jenny about card making and showing her how I do things. Dont profess to be an expert - far from it! - but its been great to see her have a go and pick things up so quickly. Her house is slowly turning into a craft shop, just like mine! We went to an acetate card class last weekend and had fun making three cards -
Its a bit difficult to see the acetate on the circlular floral one, but that was fun to do cutting out a flower shape in acetate and then adding the paper after. The Christmas scene was supposed to be covered with acetate too, but I prefered it as it was, coloured with Promarkers :-)

And finally, the October swap card for UKPC. A favourite book from your childhood. Although I absolutely adored Enid Blytons Famous Five, Malory Towers and the "Adventure" (Island of . . , etc) books, it was my Rupert Bear annual beside my bed at the age of 8 which was in my head from the start of me thinking about what I would use as my theme - hence . . .

See you in Craftland . . . .


  1. Love the cards... think the fairies come out on top - seem to recognise the stamp, Lindsay Mason? If so I have the same set.

    Still not made a single Xmas card... guess I should get started.

  2. I loved the fairies too, but no they arent a stamp. I got the image from my Dancing with Shadows cd-rom.

    My Christmas cards are still in the planning stage - although I havent got around to planning them yet!

  3. Very good work here Karen.... I have the dancing with shadows CD and love that image .... A beautiful 'Just for you card' I like that one a lot... I have the flower stamp you have used for your very pretty acetate card. My friend named Karen! introduced me to card making and like your friend my house was soon FULL of stash! That was 2004 and I am still buying! Many thanks for your kind comments on my blog XX