Thursday 31 July 2008

Sisters of the Blogging Stampers Group #22

Hi everyone,

I'm a 60 something brand new Granny to Daisy; my daughter's firstborn and an absolute poppet.

I have a son, who at 32 is about to start his first proper job. He's been a perpetual student 'til now, having gained three degrees, the latest being in medicine, and it is in this field (hopefully) where his future lies. He was married nearly 2 weeks ago.

I am card maker of about 18 months experience, but totally addicted.

I am looking forward to our association as a group and all that it entails!

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Tuesday 29 July 2008

Triple Challenge ~ Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Cool Yule & Sketch Saturday #9 ~ OCC ~ Christmas in July

My first Christmas card of 2008... it seems a long way away, but will no doubt creep up on me unawares!
I enjoyed making this one too! Lovely papers from a DoCrafts goody bag.
Hampton Arts image, coloured with Whispers Pens
Cheekily...Three challenges in one again this week!
Comments appreciated!

Penny Black Weekly Challenge ~ Down on the Farm

This cow is so cute!
Canon Scrapbook papers (free downloads) and Papermania papers
Coloured with Whispers Pens
I enjoyed making this one.
Hurrah for Challenges! Do please leave your comments.

Friday 25 July 2008

Penny Black Weekly Challenge ~ Snow

PB Constellation stamp embossed with
snowflake tinsel.
Cuttlebug snowflakes and Hippie Chick letters.
As always your comments are most welcome!

Three Challenges in One ~ Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #7 + Cute Card Thursday ~ Growing + OCC ~ Dry Embossing

Instead of pattern, I thought that I would go for texture in the backing materials of this card. Does it work?
Do please leave a comment!

Thursday 24 July 2008

ABC Challenge ~ Decoupage

This image of Tilda, like many others, has to be cut out, otherwise she wouldn't be able to sit on anything!

Tilda & Co Challenge ~ Bugs

This is the first card that I have made since the wedding. It seems that there are lots of people to thank!
Yesterday my son and his new wife removed various items of furniture from our garage, where they have been in store for quite some time, to take to their new home!
Things are gradually getting back to normal!

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Surprise Wedding Cake

My son and his new wife are both doctors. This cake was decorated by his new mother-in-law and sister-in-law. The topper is an uncanny likeness to the happy couple wearing their hospital scrubs. They 'dissected' the cake wearing masks and surgical gloves!
It tasted superb too!

Sunday 20 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge Animals Only ... No People Allowed

I have just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Cambridge for my son's wedding. Despite a few drops of rain, we have had the most amazingly happy time.
I may post a picture of the cake... very appropriate for a couple of doctors. Watch this space!
This is my challenge card for this week. I'm very fond of Hedgie!

Wednesday 16 July 2008

ABC Challenge C is for Charms

My son is getting married on Friday in Caius College Chapel, Cambridge.
This is my card to celebrate their wedding!
It seems that the ABC Challenges at the moment are fitting in perfectly with my family celebrations!
As always, you are most welcome to leave your comments!

Sunday 13 July 2008

ABC Challenge

This is my first challenge card for the ABC Challenge.
This card was made to celebrate the birth of my brand new granddaughter Daisy.
She's an absolute poppet!

Saturday 12 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

My first Penny Black Blog Challenge!
Canon Scrapbook Papers
See Ds Sentiment
Comments most welcome!

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Another first!
My first Papertake Weekly Challenge card!
This is one of my new Tilda stamps which arrived this week.
I almost missed out one of the elements and had to add it at the end... can you tell which one it is? I think it's a bit obvious, as it doesn't seem to fit with the rest, as it was in fact, an afterthought!
Comments would be most welcome!

Blog Candy

Lorraine, is celebrating her birthday at the end of the month by offering some fabulous Blog candy to some lucky Blogger.


Her work is fabulous too, so do check out the whole of her Blog!

She's one talented crafter!

Friday 11 July 2008

My latest Tilda stamp!

I have just bought a few more Tilda stamps and this is the first one that I have tried out.
They give such a clear print. I really like them.
Cuttlebug sentiment
Nestabilities frames
Canon Scrapbook Papers
I've even managed to get a signature this time... with a little help from my friends!
Thanks to Sharon and Sue

Wednesday 9 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

I'm very much still learning how things are done on Blogs.
I thought that I would have another go at a challenge. I'm trying to find out how other people do clever things like hyper links etc, so the more I do, hopefully the more I'll discover.

Several family members like fishing, so I thought that this might be a good subject for 'The great outdoors'

Thank you for looking, and as always, comments would be appreciated.

Docraft Magnolia / Tilda Challenge

I was asked to set the theme for the Magnolia / Tilda Challenge on the Docraft website this week. My username there is Chrissyjob!
I chose the theme of 'Buttons and Bows'. One added stipulation was that the ribbon or thread or whatever, should be threaded somehow.
I fancied using flower shaped buttons but could only find a couple skulking in the bottom of my button tin, so I made another from shrink plastic.
I would be delighted if you could leave a comment!

If anyone can tell me how to add an aparently hand written signature to a post, I am very eager to find out!

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Being very new to 2 days experience, this is my first Blog challenge card . The layout is from Sketch Saturday.
I really enjoyed making this card. The papers are free downloads from the Canon Scrapbook site. I absolutely love them, there are so many lovely co-ordinating papers in extremely subtle shades.
The stamp is Maggie from Bootiful Stampz. I believe the sentiment stamp is from Anita's range.
I would appreciate comments from anyone taking a look at my Blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 7 July 2008

The young lady who has captivated our hearts

Meet Daisy Annabel, our brand new granddaughter!
Born a week early on June 29th 2008.
She is simply adorable and we can't wait to start being proper grandparents and spoiling her rotten!
Don't you just love her!

Penny Black Dog

This image takes me back to the time when my son was tiny and loved Richard Scarry books. There was a character called Davy Dog; my son was called David, and from then onwards he became Davy Dog. I thought that I would use this image for his upcoming birthday, but before then we have his wedding to look forward to. So much happiness!

Some of my creations!

I have been inspired by lots of different crafters on the Docraft website. I often see something and wonder how I can adapt it for use with the resources I have available... either that or I feel that a trip to the craft shop is called for!
These are some of my latest cards.

Sunday 6 July 2008

My son's wedding stationery

This is my latest wedding stationery.
My son will be getting married on July 18th in Cambridge.
He and his new wife will be working as junior doctors in Addenbrooks and West Suffolk Hospitals respectively.
What excitement!

My very first attempt at card daughter's wedding stationery

This is the invitation that I have been trying to upload for sometime. Will I ever get the hang of this modern technology?

My daughter's wedding invitations

This was my first attempt at card making.

My daughter wanted handmade stationery for her wedding and I was the one nominated to do it.

I actually discovered that I really love it and now am totally hooked.

I have done the stationery for three weddings, well, almost , I have yet to complete the Orders of Service for my son's wedding which is on the 18th of this month... just a few more days! I'd better get my skates on!