Thursday, 11 October 2007

thursdays ramblings

It's soon come around to my day off again and I've been in the mood for crafting! Well thinking about it anyway. I've seen some gorgeous covered tealights and thought I needed to do some of my own. I bought some Christmas spice red tealights from Sainsbury's earlier this week and made these today. I used MM paper from the Sam range and CB snowflake embossing folder. I added a bit of stickles, sizzix tags, American Crafts ribbon and some bling. I think I'm going to make more for nice little pressies for folk. The spicy aroma is lovely and has got me in the mood to make more Christmas stuff. I can't think what to do with the red lollipops I made the other day. I've got a few ideas, but nothing is just right.

I made this diorama card a while back using a tutorial on SCS. It was a bit fiddly so if I was going
to do another it would have to be someone spesh! I used SU Flaky friends set and Bazzill cardstock.

This next card was done for a SCS challenge. We had to use Basic Black, Basic Gray and River Rock. I haven't any SU cardstock so used what I thought were the equivalent in Bazill. I've had this stamp years and hardly ever used it. My watercolouring is not great. I need to work on that a bit (or a lot)

Next is another SCS challenge to make an acetate card. I used delight in life set. You can only just make out that the acetate has been stamped with a background stamp from the same set. I was really pleased with this card. It was very hard to photo though.

I made this little box before work on Tuesday. Ended up being a bit late, but you know when you just have to do something and your prepared to suffer the consequences....
The tutorial is on K werners gorgeous blog.

We cleaned the hammies out tonight and I thought you might like to see them. They are only about 10 weeks old. We got them from my friend Linz. She had to replace a hamster at short notice, as you do, and Bobby 2 was already pregnant. She was only about 6 weeks old. God! and we women think we've got it bad, I'd hate to be a hamster! Anyway, We took two of them, Fergie and Bella and here is one of them. They are more or less identical. Faye is the only one who can tell them apart. They are still tiny and so cute. Here is one of them. I think this is Bella.

1 comment:

Cazamataz said...

Hiya Lou, keep having a look at your blog... love the cards and what you've done with the CB embossing folders...saw the textile one on another of your lovely cards and love what you've done with the snowflake one (i've got them too I've created some 4x4 and 6x6 books with the snowflake eone as a feature running through it) .Am crafting most weeks although slowed down this week..will ahve to leave the housework and life in general crafting first! need some ideas for cards.I've some gorgeous christmas fairie stamps and want to create a set with a vintage feel around misteltoe, holly and pointsettia... help!I've cream card blanks some lovely vintagable holly bacing paper to start me off with the holly faire but am struggling its getting the best effect with the stamps that I struggle with recently got some marvy markers to try to bring stamps to life! I'm trying to get a blog off the ground also sussing outhow and what to post on it at the mo...its under cazamataz on same blog site as yourz take a look and give me some hints if you're able