Well, had the hen do last night & I couldn't wait to get home - why do they have to play the music so loud that your ears ring and you have to learn to lip read very quickly so that you can hold even a minimal conversation? Give me a comfy sofa, something good on the telly and a nice cup of coffee any day (cheaper too!), I've also found that years of wearing flat shoes has made it impossible for me to wear heals for any length of time, my toes kept getting so numb I had to keep taking my shoes off.
Anyway, I promised to come back with pictures of the Christmas cards I made on Saturday, so here goes:
This first one was made using some stars that Sharon gave to me, she got them in the B&Q sale after Christmas one year - just goes to show you don't just have to go to craft shops to find things to use on cards, they are all over the place. The sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set that I've had for ages, which I stamped in versamark and then embossed in white - the only problem with this is that when you emboss onto Kraft cardstock, the card warps more than normal card (don't know whether it has a higher moisture content?), so I ended up having to put it under some heavy books for a few hours to straighten back out before putting the stars on as they are quite dimensional. I really like this card as it's really simple.
This next card was a copy of one from a magazine, but theirs was a 'thinking of you' card with soft colours, which i didn't have so decided to change it into a Christmas design. The papers were from a Wild Rose Studio paper pack that I bought last year (I think - may be the year before, time seems to run away with me nowadays!) - the faux cross stitch edges were done with my trustee black fineliner - not sure I've quite got the hang of them, just seem a bit too uneaven for my liking. The sentiment is another Inkadinkado and I even used some gold peel offs (only have half a ton of them still to use up - don't use them much as it feels too much like cheating to me).
Finally, this card was made using a very old sheet of PSX stickers that I've had for some time (probably 5 years or more!), can you believe I had 5 sheets of these stickers, which I had bought for only one thing on them, so all of the other stickers just stayed on the sheet, still at least I'm making a start on using them now. You may recognise some of the backing papers used, they are some papermania ones that were out a few years ago, and yes, I'm still trying to use them up!
Anyway, hope you liked these - I've got to go back to work tomorrow, ah well, it's been a lovely week off, felt much longer than a week and I'm sure it will only take a couple of days before it feels like I'd never been away. Hopefully I will be able to fit crafting in between work and looking after the family, so see you soon.