Monday, 21 November 2011

LIM - silhouettes

Good morning all!

I had a fabulous week in Cumbria last week with my husband, mum and dad! A bit of walking and a few days out with my mum for a bit of shopping, perfect!!

Back to reality this week (although I am still on holiday for another week!). Only 4 weeks left until christmas, and there's still so much to do! Does anyone else feel like there's not enough hours in a day??!!

Well, I did find time once I returned home to make a card for this weeks LIM challenge. Chrissie and Mandi want to see Silhouettes.

So with it being christmas in the not so distant future I have made another christmas card!

Now, I forgot to take a picture of the inside... but here is the inside of a similar card, only on my dasher card the base is cherry cobbler, but everything else is the same.


CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Dasher, Pennant Parade, Petite Pairs and Contempo Christmas

Tools: Top note Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Choc Chip ink pads

Misc: Sponge daubers, Adhesive Gems

Well I have already had a quick look over at the LIM blog and had a look at some of the entries this week and there are some fab interpretations of the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by. I must dash, chores to be done! I need to get on with today's to do list (lots of christmas related jobs to do!).

Hugs, Victoria


Friday, 11 November 2011

Lovely as a tree for christmas!

Evening all!!

Tonight I have a card to show you that I made recently for my christmas box. The main focal tree image is from the same set as the image I used on the autumnal card in my last post, it just shows how versatile the set can be!

A very simple inside with a sentiment that compliments the one on the front....

Again, whilst I had my stash out I made another card, this time just changing the ribbon and positioning of the sentiment. I'll let you into a secret, this is a real trick of mine, to make a few of a similar style card, it's a huge timesaver when it comes to this time of year when you need to make multiple makes.


CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamps: SU Contempo Christmas, Petite Pairs and Lovely as a Tree

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig,

Misc: SU Ink in Chocolate Chip, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Cherry Cobbler Scallop spotty Ribbon and Victoria Crochet Trim

I'm not sure if you can see properly on the pictures but there is some glitter added to the tree branches to represent snow. It looks much sparklier and pretty IRL!

So which is your favourite? The first is more traditional and the second has more of a vintage feel with the crochet trim. I think I like the first best (only just though).

Well I may not be around in blog land much over the next week as I now have 14 days off work and am going to the Lake District tomorrow with hubby and my parents to stay in a beautiful cottage on a farm. We aren't sure how long we're going for yet, it could end up being all week, unless my parents get sick of us before then!

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and see you again soon

Hugs Victoria ~x~

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

LIM challenge - A change from Christmas!

Afternoon all!!

I honestly don't know where time goes to. It's been over a week since I last posted on my blog, although I have had time to have a look what you've all been up to and to make a few cards.

Today I am sharing with you my entry for this weeks LIM challenge, where there is a colour challenge. Chrissie and Mandi want to see Red and Orange this week, in honour of Bonfire night! Now I am in full Christmas mode at the minute, with only 47 days until the big day and a christmas class I have coming up in a few weeks. However, I didn't think I could make Red and Orange work for christmas. So whilst I was out and about yesterday I was inspired by a beautiful tree with really vibrant red leaves on it, and so the idea for the following card was born!

An arty farty angle.....

the simple inside...

Whilst I had my supplies out I made an identical one with just a change of sentiment for a work colleague who had surgery yesterday.

(Apologies for the poor light in the pictures it's been dark and miserable here today!)


CS: SU Cherry Cobbler and Confetti White

Stamps: SU Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs, Trendy Tree's and Happiest Birthday Wishes

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Daubers for distressing, Blender pen

Misc: SU Markers in Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Early espresso

I love how by inking up the stamp with your markers you get this multi-tonal effect of the leaves. I then used a blender pen to drag the colours together so there was no white space between the leaves. A definate CAS card from me this week, with lots of white space.

Got to dash. I need to go start tea and then I've got my tuesday night craft club to go to.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you've all created.

Hugs, Victoria