It's the Weekend!

It's nearly the weekend and I can't wait! I am off shopping with my friend tomorrow and on Sunday we are putting up the Christmas Dec's. Yes I know it's not even December yet but we can't wait any longer!  Best of all hubby has Monday off and we are going out for lunch and a spot of shopping!

Before I start with earnest on the christmas cards I had a few more birthday cards to make. It was Grandad's birthday last week and my best judge and critic (hubby) aske me to make this card.

Grandad loves to tell us stories about the war and we love to hear them so this card from the kids was especially for him. We love having grandad over for dinner and the kids love spending time with him, I think they are trying to turn him into a rock star!

Hubby and I also gave him a card...

 Sentiment and background paper were from Pink Petticoat. Another little fella in our lives turned six this week, my friend's son loves Bart Simpson and she asked me to make him a card with this theme.

The image was from the internet and the backing paper was from Pink Petticoat.  I also made a card for him from his brother...

My final card with a male theme is this thank you card..

I had a few bits of scrap paper left over and quickly made this one but thought with the colours it would be a good card to give to a man.  A man with a white beard and several reindeer perhaps?

Have a great weekend all!

Tracey x

Its Oh so Quiet!

Hi all, hope you have had a great week and are not too wet! Hubby and the kids have gone away for a boys weekend which has left me time to make some cards, have my friends round for a takeaway and of course do housework! Its very quiet here!

Like most of you I am still chipping away at the Christmas Card list and have made this one with a stamp called Fantasy from Penny Black.

I really like the colours on this one and the tree has been heat embossed with some black embossing powder with glitter the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat.

I have also been asked to make some cards for my friend who has a long list of birthdays in the coming months, she loves to come round and pick out the papers and embelishments. This card is for her hubby for his birthday.

I have also made a card for her parents to give to her sister an they wanted gold colouring.

The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, the flower was cream but I coloured it with a Sandstone pro-marker and then added glamour dust and the sentiment was done on the computer. The final card was for her work collegue who is celebrating her 60th and the request was for pink.

The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat, I did the sentiment and number on the computer and I added a little bit of background paper which I ran through the cuttlebug and added some bling at the bottom.

I'm learning loads on my photography course and our homework last week was to photograph fireworks. It was really hard but I got a few good shots including this one of a Catherine Wheel.

I haven't photoshoped it yet but think that I can bring the colour out a bit more. That's our class for next week!

Finally a request for help, I have been asked by my friend to make some invitations for her son's Bar Mitzvah next year and we sat down with a glass of wine last night and tried to make a start. I am not jewish and my friend although Jewish, claims to have no idea about what is supposed to go in the invitation, does anyone have any experience or examples of Bar Mitzvah invitations? Any suggestions will be gratefully received!

Have a wonderful week!

Tracey x

Lost Mojo - If found please return!

I was excited to start crafting after the kids went back to school only to find that I had lost my mojo! I sat in my craft room, made a really bad card then thought I may just have to close the door and leave it a while.

Funny how the day turns around, I spoke to my hubby and (whilst assuring him that I had not wasted loads of money on craft stuff only to close the door and leave it there) he gave me a few good words of encouragement and I went back to it again. As you can probably tell I do like to keep things simple....

The stamp (yes I have stamped!) is from Stampin Up and I have added glamour dust for the snow on the ground and some bling for the snow flakes. I added some dotted background paper which I had put through the cuttlebug and the sentiment was done on the computer as I don't have any stamps for that!

This Papermania star has been stamped and then heat embossed with black and bits of glitter flecks so that it stands out a bit and then a bit of bling was added to the middle.

I then walked the dog, had a lovely chat with a dear old fashioned gentleman who tipped his hat to me when he left and said it was lovely to talk with me and I went home with a smile on my face!

So it was a day of two halves for me, I am glad it ended on a good note! Hope you are all having a great day, no matter what you are doing.

Tracey x
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