Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Fred's Flowers Retirement Card

Haven't used these flowers in ages ... so when my neighbour asked me to make a retirement card for one of her work colleagues and said that she loved flowers of any description ... Fred's Flowers immediately sprang to mind.
The ribbon hasn't photographed too well .. it looks pink in the picture but is actually almost the same colour as the floral backing paper, but it's that dark and dismal here at the moment I'm surprised I managed to take a photo of it at all!!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

I lied ......
when I said I'd made my last Christmas card for this year.
I had a last minute request for a First Christmas card for Cameron ... you may remember the one I made for him when he was born earlier this year.
His Mummy and Daddy weren't in a mad rush for it as obviously at six months old he still can't read and doesn't know who Santa is yet!!! LOL
They just wanted a memento to mark his first Christmas.
Hope you all had a good one and with a bit of luck the next card I post will be a nice, pretty, flowery one .. just how I like 'em.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS


I'd just like to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and an even better New Year and a big thank you to everyone who visits my blog and especially those who take the time to leave me lovely comments.
Cheers!!!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Ain't she cute!!


After making Christmas cards for what seems forever this year ... it was so nice to make an ordinary card.
This is for Trev's boss and his wife cos every year at Christmas they book all the staff (and their other halves) into a hotel that is having a theme night of some description .. last night it was Moulin Rouge. Had a great night and the brilliant thing about it is nobody has to worry about getting home cos we all stay the night at the hotel and then get treated to a full english breakfast the following morning. (Oh and forgot to mention .. all drinks are free all night .. just put them on the company tab .. how generous is that)!!

Friday, 19 December 2008

The last one
I've made over 80 Christmas cards this year ... 60 of them being the little snowman card further down on my blog ... and to be quite honest if I see another snowman this side of Christmas I might just get the urge to strangle him!!! I get bored when making the same card so many times but with time never on my side, I have no option but to make them all the same ... apart from a few special ones!!

It was such a pleasure to make this one for my Mum and Dad ... a) because it got my creative juices flowing again and b) not a snowman in sight!!!

The lovely poinsettia is from the Christmas Past CD from Cupcake Crafting and the poinsettia paper is a Laura Ashley one .. I just drew round the edges of the flowers with a Sakura Stardust pen to make it glisten!!