Monday, 24 December 2012

More Drink, not Less!

The recipe at Less is More for weeks 99 and 100 is DRINKS  This card is for my daughter Lydia who sure does love her cocktails!
It is probably a bit 'more' than less but there is plenty of white space! The gradient glitter cardstock was part of a pack and I remember wondering what on earth to do with it, it is perfect for this card! I also entered Simon says stamps - Merry Christmas and Papertake # Anything goes as previous challenge

I would like to wish my lovely followers and visitors who have left  lovely comments which I really do appreciate , a Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year or as the French say:

Bonne année et bonne santé 

Donna x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Black and Gold Christmas

At Dynamic Duos this week the colors are Gold and Black, not my first thought for Holiday cards but I have now used the combo for several cards and love it!

Stamps: SU Happy Hour heat embossed in gold, cardstock, mesh, brad from stash.
Other challenges: Simon says stamp - Merry Christmas

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Happy Hour

Christmas cards are my favourite cards of all.  I havn't got very far with making my christmas cards for this year, I spend too many hours looking at the many lovely designs to CASE on Pinterest !! I havn't entered any challenges for ages until today. I saw the sketch on Mojo Monday (Mojo270) which I love.   I stamped the SU images in gumball green, lined them all up with the stampamajig, I am getting a lot better at stamping now I have one. I cut the drinks out of glittercardstock I have had for EVER. I love the little finishing touches in the set and can see me using it a lot (nothing to do with hubby with in the wine trade of course LOL).

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Which Die cutting machine to replace hated E-Craft?

I want to replace my E-Craft, (oh I I hate that machine :-( ) with something that does not cut different every time, DOES need a mat to stabilise it, chew up my expensive paper etc. It takes hours to get even a simple cut right and as for anything intrikit, forget it! I had an old Cricut and SCAL 2 which cut better. I love SCAL 3 and want a machine that will run it, no cartridges, less expensive blades and mats that last a while! perhaps one that will print and cut accuratley?? If any of you ladies can help me choose I would be very happy :-) I wish I had read reviews of the E-Craft before I bought it.
I am dropping hints to Santa! and one last thing, it has to be available in the UK or France.

Pros & cons
cost of consumerables, blades, mats, 
Life of consumerables, blade every 5 mins!
Good supplier
Any thing else!

Please let me know what you think of your own machines.  I have been looking at the Silhouette and the Sizzex Eclips..................  

Thank you
Donna :-)

Eclips with Ecal it is!  it arrived the other day and I love it allready.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Happy Anniversary - Glad you made it!

It was our 6th Anniversary on the 28th of October. We got married soon after we moved to France in 2006.  On his way to the airport to work in London for a few days last week, a woman in a VW Polo did an illegal 'U' turn without checking, right into Tom on his motorcycle.  He fell on his head but amazingly apart from being knocked out having no idea where he was going and why, for an hour or so until he got to A&E , a cut lip and some grazes on his face and a sore neck he was otherwise ok. He was very lucky that the traffic was moving slowly and it was winter so he had his heavy jacket and trousers on.   I did have to stop him going swimming when he got back from the hospital and he was a bit out of it for the rest of the day! The bike is a write off but at least he didn't miss our Anniversary :-)
 SU DSP, digi glasses color with Promarkers & glossy accents. Embossing folder, Kraft card and .bakers twine from stash.  This is the 2nd card I made as the first one has the SU motorbike on it............:-)
As there is some dry embossing I would like to enter DYSU #95 - Embossing

Edit: just noticed that Alison has posted a very similar card today - great minds think alike!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Lydia 18th

Close up of shoes

Soon my 'baby' will be 18. She would only wear shades of purple, and the more velvety and flittery the better! If I dressed her in anything else off it came and on when the purple dress, purple socks, purple cardi...
I made the little shoes from a svg I made ages ago for a card for my elder daughter Sophie.   It does not show too well but they are made from a scrap re-cycled of velvetely brocade paper I found in my stash, I think it was originally from a doll dressing up pack. Black glitter cardstock, bows and ribbons, bling, rub-ons from stash.  Brocade embossing folder. SU punch out of purple plum cs, nestie and I made a key SVG and cut it on the e-craft. It is bit fussier than usual for me but Narelle on FMS did say she likes layers and 'fullness'!!
Challenges: I used the layout from  Freshly made sketches #58
Unstampabelles # recycled
Sir stampalot October-challenge - Punch Away

Friday, 19 October 2012

Mum's birthday

A bit fussier than my usual style, but my Mum will love it! It is a horrid day here today, 95 km per hour winds, tiles falling off the roof, wheelie bin blown 100mt in the orchard!
I do think this Penny Black stamp is teriffic. Coloured with Promarkers.
Flowers from Wild Orchid
E-craft die cuts and SU punches and sentiment. Paper and ribbons from stash.
Challenges: Penny Black Saturday - sketch
Cr84fn Colour challenge - pink, tan, cream
I Love promarkers #139 anything goes