Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WOYWW, I made a mini book!

Hello Everybody!

I am late posting - well I almost didn't but I thought I should at least post even though I don't get around much - I have to stay in the game! My knee is slowly improving - as much as it can, I have done my first outing with just a stick - not both crutches today so yipee ! It was scary and I felt very insecure but if I am to go back to work in 2 weeks time I better get less dependent on crutches! On the crafty side I made my first mini book! Well the credit goes to Jo from Jozart who showed me how to fold it but I did all the embellishing and stamping! I made it for my niece - she was 18 last week and because she does a bit of crafting herself ,  she knew how much work went into it and was really happy when she got it...
It is funny - about an hour ago I was browsing around Tim Holtzes blog and I found that he did a tutorial for a mini book - he, he it made me really proud that I didn't need to see his tutorial and made my own book! 
So here are some photos.....page 1

These are my happy birthday wishes and a few tips on to what to do with the book....

I left lots of space for her to write things in the book - or do whatever she wants....




There was some money put in that little pocket.....


There were TH tickets put on the tags that you can pull out of the side pockets....




and this was the last page....


So there that was my mini book - I also have a few cards to show you....

A happy birthday and new house card......


and a card for my dear friend who had a rather unconventional wedding - not a white one and so the card well - is not a white one.....




I better get over to Julias castle before it strikes midnight and all my lovely work will be changed into pumpkins and mice!
Lots and lots of hugs to all of you from
Cardarian
P.S.: Thank you for all your lovely comments and get well wishes - it helps a lot !!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Christmas Card with Crafty individuals deer stamp

Good evening dear friends! 

I have made another Christmas card and I thought I would show it and as it is made with a Crafty Individuals stamp I will enter it in their challenge!
Although the card doesn't look like anything special I did put a few hours work into it - mostly because I kept on changing my mind of how to do it! I can't remember where I got the DP but it is digital, the snowflakes were made with  a Spellbinders die, I also used various punches and punched out the gold glittery snowflakes I used something new on the background I never used before - it is called Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray! I don't know if you can see it but it is a shimmery  bumpy effect - quite like it! The Merry Christmas stamp is from Hero Arts - I gave the deer a red nose so it is clear that it is Rudolf ha, ha....


Have a nice evening! Even though I am not working at the moment I still like Friday evenings! Anybody for a movie and popcorn???
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WOYWW, can't remember which one is it now 128??? Huh!

Good morning lovely bloggers!

I have been a very bad blogger lately but my knee is still playing up so I can't really do much on the computer - just a quick look every now and then - I could post but of course what WOYWW-ing is about is the commenting and as I can't do much of that I thought it would be rude just to post and not comment - there is a bit of an ethics we have to go by don't we??? Anyway I will do my best to get round to those who visit me and I will try to visit others today! So what has been going on??? Well I am still off work - struggling with this knee of mine but it is gradually getting better! I don't want to moan as we are not here to for that are we???
I have been doing bits and bobs - not much to show but what I have been doing intensly is gathering haul for making Christmas stuff....my room is a big mess - in fact my whole flat is a big mess - I don't really bother with tidying - just the once a week keep it clean enough to live in! Anyway enough chat what you really want to see is the photos so lets get right to it! 
First up is a very calming autumn photo (before you see the disaster of my room) I took a few days ago when I was out for a walk around our buildings! I have to walk a bit every day to keep up my strength....


Next up is one of my Christmas makes - I have started putting swarovski gems on my cards - quite like the effect....
and now the disaster of my room....


and my desk.....


and all the goodies I have gathered....crafty individuals just made a big profit ha, ha....




and here is more bits and pieces.....


and the mess on the right..... I have a special printer - spits out Planets Mars.....YUMMMMMMM!!!


and the mess to the left....


I have a few makes I can't show at the moment (as they haven't been given yet!) but they will be on here soon!
Dear ladies and gentelmen have a lovely day, enjoy the snooping under the supervision of our Queen Julia!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
Cardarian