Friday, 24 December 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful........

Actually it's not frightful outside....... just very cold still.  It's lovely and cosy inside though with a bowlful of nuts and a glass of ginger wine, oh and some chocolates and some mince pies too.  Yum.

Happy Christmas everybody! X

Monday, 13 December 2010

A quick Christmas card

This is one of some quick cards I made last week for Andy to take to work.
Card and paper is Stampin' Up!, the December panel in the background is a Tim Holtz texture fade tinged with Forest Fern and Barn Door distress inks.
The words are from the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge with some glitter glue and a ribbon added.

Sorry the photo's a bit odd - better if you click on it. X

Saturday, 4 December 2010

A little play with Inka Gold

When we were at our Artsycrafts weekend there was a beautiful little sample on display done with an Inka Gold painted background, so I thought I would give it a go.  It's a little bit dark, and I might gesso it to make it a blank canvas and start again, but here it is in its current state:
Stamps used are Paperartsy, Lavinia, Clarity and Judikins.

I think I'll have a go with a white gel pen and do a bit of highlighting before I erase it.

Think (hope) we are having a little thaw outside - time to stock up and batten down the hatches for the next Arctic winds!

Thank you for all my beautiful birthday cards and facebook messages for yesterday my lovely friends. XXX

Friday, 3 December 2010

Vintage Christmas

Just a quick post today of some gorgeous vintage gifts I have received this week.  Above is a beautiful Victorian advent calendar that Andy brought me back from Covent Garden.
These are lovely Christmas tree decorations that my sister sent me. I love traditional Christmas decorations - I have to stop myself buying some new ones every year, there are some beauties out there.
Hope you are all keeping warm and safe. X