Monday, 22 September 2014

Xmas cards


Beautiful day today - shame I was at work like most days....
Made some Christmas cards - yes some!...simple ones - but at least I have started - Have you?
1st card today is an image from an old fashioned postcard - these are easily obtained - as luck would have it though - most of my images are from original images as my dad is an avid collector of these items...
Love this image. 
 Just a close up - just added the odd bit of glitter here and there
And as always - embossed the envelope - used a star for this card.

Next card - same again used one of my dads images...
 Added the odd bit of glitter on the snow
 And embossed the envelope
And the last image - my fave
 glittered again....perfect xmas image in my opinion
And embossed the envelope...

And because I was feeling sooooooo xmassy...started to soak my fruit for 2 cakes....had to go and buy a new bottle of Brandy though as some Brandy thief had polished off the last lot!!!.

Well that's Monday nearly over - hope you survived

ABC challenge - S for something festive


Hugs



 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Xmas here we come

Yes - I have started at last to make some xmas cards.....well 1 for the moment at least!.....Had this image and wishes image already stamped up love it....think the txt is Penny black - maybe the image is too...problem is I have been selling my stamps - printing or saving a stamped image as honestly I had sooo many - and as I do digi images mainly now to save on space....some images I have been really good - saved them nice and neatly under the correct folder - some even named...others ...well - they are just there...so sorry..


glittered his antlers and glossed his skates...I love this image - used it sooooooooo many times.....can't fall out with it really....


The inside of the card just used up some odd scraps....


 And as always ...embossed the envelope to start off the Christmas cheer before you even get into the card....ho ho ho...............................
Well start wrapping up warm....won't be long before I start lighting the fire again....fab...love log/coal fires

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Back to Uni

Well Bex is off back to Uni - 3rd yr out of 4...I can go in for a deep clean of her room again to wait for her return to totally trash it again...miss her when she is not here though....
Made her a card for her new accommodation and good luck for yr 3 sort of card - rolled into one....



 
Sooooooooo love this newish Mo Manning image and the text is perfect and soooo true...
 
Coloured in with copics and crackled the swing seat and glossed the under side of her shoes..... and as always embossed the envelope

Enjoy

Hugs!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Cushions

Morning................
Just been to the gym and dog walked - and thought I would pop a new pic on my blog for you ....and blimey - its not a cake!!!..

Bex goes back to Uni soon and wanted some new cushions making - so here we have 3 cushions - also a seat cushion and a bean bag.....not brilliant as I know there are some fantastic sewers out there - but its not bad...I did also make her some bunting - but she has taken that already to Uni so I can't show that.



Off for a hair cut later on today - so now off blog hopping...

Have a great weekend

 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Diamond Anniversary Cake


Evening.....sorry I am getting boring posting cakes - will try and post some cards soon - promise
- Made this Diamond Anniversary card for this old man in my village that I sometimes go dog walking with - he sits at his window most mornings I am sure waiting for me...its lovely really - 84yrs young and celebrated 60 yrs of marriage - 60 YEARS!!!!!!!!...blimey - deserves a medal not a cake!

So I just made him a little fruit cake and decorated it with some roses and little diamonds - he filled up and was so made up...made it all worth while really.....
Just a spray of icing roses and some ivy leaves put together...
 
Enjoy the evening - Em off to Leeds Festival on Wed - why oh why would you - a festival in a muddy field with millions of smelly muddy people - shared smelly toilets...its bad enough doing her washing when she comes back never mind anything else....My dad is picking her up on Friday to take back to good old Grandma and Granddad's for a shower and bacons and sausage sandwich.....
Enjoy whatever you are doing
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

50th flower cake

Happy Sunday - raining like mad here today - but thankfully Archie and I went our walk earlier - went blackberry picking down the lanes near me - so blackberry and apple crumble for tea it is!.

Had a nice weekend - Sat - Gym in the morning - and then in the afternoon went dog walking with some friends over to Harrogate around the back of the show ground - great place to let yr dog off to run for miles - though Archie was not on his best behaviour....but soon forgotten as I love him so much...

Showing today a cake made for a 50th wedding Anniversary...Icing flowers I made here if you are unable to tell are Roses, Carnations, Freshia's and Stephanotis. Love making icing flowers - but they take sooooooooo long....



 
Mother in law here for tea - so need to vac and get sorted...food all prepared for my Sunday roast - chicken this week -sooooooo love a Sunday roast....
 
Enjoy yr Sunday - hope its not raining with you
Hugs
 

 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

pearl anniversary cake

Me again - 2 posts in a week - unheard of I know - well at the moment it is...
Sorry another cake - will do some cards soon - promise..
Made this for a peal wedding anniversary for a lady at works parents....Love making icing roses - think they are my fave flower to make...............

Close up of the roses - make in petal paste so you can get a fine petal - rather than thick sugar paste ones
Then added pearls to the side and made a pattern going round
Simple design - but I think effective - Do you?

Hope you have a cracking weekend...and the sun shines...off to the Dog and Gun tomorrow night at Knayton - near Northallerton - ever up that way I cannot recommend it enough - fantastic!...

Hugs