Thursday 25 November 2010

Some Male Cards.
A friend of mine asked if I could make her some male cards, so I thought I would get these out of the way so I can concentrate on Christmas AS SOON AS MY REINDEER IN FLIGHT DIE ARRIVES. It was dispatched from the U.K. over a week ago - I sure hope it arrives today.
The Happy Birthday card as stamped with a range of stamps from the Non Sequitur stamp set Time and Space and a Crafty Individuals Script stamp. I stamped with black archival ink and used Chipped Sapphire and Crushed Olive distress inks for a bit of colour. The punch is from Marth Stewart - it's from the punch around the page series but I can't recall the name now.
The two images on the Journey card were stamped on alcohol inked backgrounds. They were both from Stempelwinkel - bought at Wiesbaden last month. I found many quotes about journies on the internet but I thought this one would appeal most to my friend. She is Swedish as was Dag Hammarsköld - a remarkable man from what I have read of him and by him.

Friday 12 November 2010

With Love and from Left-overs.
I just finished a bunch of cards for a friend of mine and this was the last one.
I had a little bit of the fuschia glitter card left over - just big enough for the largest tattered floral and another scrap big enough for the smallest of the flowers. Also had some strips of pink left over from which I punched some squares. When I bought this punch on the internet it was advertised as a 1" punch. Unfortunately that's the diagonal of the square not the sides. I didn't realize a 1" punch would be so hard to find - Wiesbaden came and went and I'm still looking ! Just have to use scissors I suppose.
I bought some great things at Wiesbaden. I also took advantage of the fact that a friend was going over to the U.K. during the school holidays and stocked up on some of the bargains to be had with the stronger euro - without the prohibitive postage costs. So watch this space !