Well Hello from Bristol this Mothering Sunday. I have just watched Songs of Praise which was a blessing. I have been treated today but still miss my own mother , despite it being nearly 19 years since she went home. I feel for those who can’t be with their loved ones today, due to risk of viral infection, especially my own sister who is home alone with her low immunity :-(.
But to look on the bright side… In between distance teaching and marking my classes work, I think I will get in more crafting than usual over coming weeks and some time in the garden.
Greetings! My blog posts seem to be few and far between these days – I can only put this down to the pressures of work and family. I have three teenagers at home and I am a teacher. This week has been 1/2 term. so that has been lovely and I have managed to get some crafting in. This does mean that I will be spending the weekend working though…
But to more enjoyable matters. My DT card for Creative Moments is made using a digistamp called Stardust 3 , from:
I coloured the image using Promarkers and then dug out some very old stash to mount it. The papers are from Hot Off The Press – one of my favourite paper brands. I had a small amount of this paper left and cut around the flowers and butterflies to make it look as though the little figure is pepping out from behind the flowers in the garden. I finished off with a sentiment topper from Hunkydory and some iridescent glitter.
For this week’s challenge I have used part of a digistamp. This is such a vertitle stamp from Sheepski, called Breezy Beach Walk. It can be used whole for a card for a girl or lady, or cropped to a seascape to make a gorgeous card for anyone. I printed onto watercolour paper and coloured with Aquamarkers.
Athough I love using and colouring digi stamps, every now and again I like to get out proper wood-mounted rubber stamps. Here I have used two and then embossed the images with black embossing powder. It seems strange to use black on a Christmas card (and indeed as I schoolgirl i was once marked down for designing a wrapping paper that had a black background) but with with the silver foil on the Kanban backing paper, I still see the light in this card.
I have used a Lili of the Valley topper for this Christmas card. I matched it with some holly decorated paper from my stash and a topper printed from a Pollyanna Pickering CD. Alll elements were mounted onto dark green before being assembled on the card. I used some rustic jute ribbon behind the topper for a little texture.
The new challenge at Creative Moments has started – there is an option to make a spooky creation but I am well into Christmas card making now so a Christmas card it is!
My card uses a digi stamp set from M Medal Creations. The stamp set includes several stamps which are perfect for Christmas cards and can be used in any combination.
I took the image into an editing program and used the small digis to make confetti for my shaker card. The elves and sentiment were enlarged and coloured and cut out to be mounted upon the shaker section frame. The backing papers are from Hot Off The Press.
Another Christmas card from me today – I am on a run of them at the moment. I have used this image of carolling penguins from Scribbles Designs for the Creative Moments music themed challenge.
I printed and coloured the digistamp, then printed the circular text with some of the music notes which I used as a frame by cutting the central part with a die. I used 3d foam to raise this frame over the image and mounted the lot on a red mat before affixing to a 7 inch square card.