Saturday, 30 November 2013

Winter birthdays

I have a friend who has a birthday very close to Christmas and each year we try to make it completely separate from our Christmas get-together.

A few years ago she told me she didn't like 'winter' birthday cards that look like Christmas cards, so I made this for her birthday this year...



It's an easel card matchbox, so I can put a gift in the drawer. Perfect for posh choccies or a piece of jewellery :-). All the decoration is heat embossed using the WOW! Powders earth tones and metallics - lovely colours!

I uses tons of white card snippets for the panels & the die cuts, so I'm linking this to Pixies Snippets Playground, where Di is celebrating 100 Snippets posts!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Saturday workshop pics

The 1-day workshop on Saturday was such a hoot! Everyone had fun, relaxed & worked on their Perpetual Calendar projects. Here's everyone working hard in the morning


We had different generations working alongside each other which was lovely - you can see the open biscuit tin with not many biscuits left lol!! 


In the afternoon we tucked into home made mince pies - yum! As we headed towards the end of the day the pace picked up as people were keen to finish their projects - here's a pic of a couple near to completion....


I had a great time teaching the class, and was totally shattered at the end of it, with a sore throat from all the talking & giggles :-)

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who attended the workshop and made the day such fun

Debs xx



Friday, 22 November 2013

Birthday card & Friday funnies!

Made this card for a friend who's had a rough week & couldn't really celebrate her birthday.


The design is one i saw a long time ago when I attended a class. The flowers are paper pieced using snippets of pretty papers, so I am linking this to Pixies Snippets Playground. And next week will be the 100th Snippets Playground post, so do pop over and take a look here and maybe join in!

And for my Friday Funny - my moggy is a bit of a sun worshipper, like all felines. As the sun is pretty much non existent at the moment, he's found a new heat source to worship!


Who said cats were intelligent!!?! Linking this to Annie's Friday smiles cos it made me giggle :-) A few people post funnies ion a Friday that have made them smile - always up for a giggle me! And take a loo at Annie's amazing quilt that she made for Children in Need, with the help of a few bloggers!

Looking forward to seeing my lovely ladies tomorrow at our class, and I'll share pics of our jolly soon

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by

Debs x




Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Woyww 232


Today's desk is pretty messy! On the left you have leftovers from sorting kits for this weeks classes. Just in front of my trusty cuttlebug is the beautiful Craftwork cards Vogue kit, which I've just used for a magazine project (not yet published so can't share yet)

On the right my brilliant snowflake punch, and a box of sequins, also leftover from sorting kits for this week (I'm rubbish at putting things away!)

And front and centre a pile of templates I'm working on ready for my Saturday 23rd workshop to make this little beauty!  (details here)


So, pop over to Julia's to see lots of other messy piles work desks around the world. 

Happy blog hopping!

Debs x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Purple reindeer!


After last weeks reindeer massacre (see here for details!) I decided I should try to restore the balance by making a quick reminder card. I searched hi & low for reindeer pics in my stash - think they've all run away in fear having seen what I did to their friends last week [sigh]

So the only reindeer I could find were purple & green (naturally!!) from an old mag cover kit (can't remember which one). Backing paper is a leftover piece printed from a Funky Hand cd, not really Christmas but if you squint they could be snowflakes :-). And the colours match perfectly, despite what the camera shows!

All white card from snippets, run thru a cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, and die cut into snowflakes. Purple card for matting leftover from die cutting something else ages ago. All finished off with liberal splodges of Stickles Crystal 

Off to checkout Pixies playground & see what others have done this week with their snippets!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Christmas Iris Folding - correction

So guess who forgot to photograph her projects before sending them for publication?? Honestly, if I had half a brain I'd be lethal!

These are my Iris folding Christmas cards, featured in Novembers issue of Making cards - pics of magazine pages rather than the actual cards!



I did notice a couple of typos in the magazine instructions, so if you are planning to make these:

BAUBLE - the gold top piece for the bauble is a 3cm square of card, lower edge trimmed to fit flush with the top of the aperture. Top edge mark in 0.5cm from either side, draw a diagonal line from each of these marks to lower trimmed edge & cut off the outer diagonals then fix to the card above the aperture.  

Also, VERY important! for both cards, the strips of paper need to be 2cm wide x 12 inch width. If using anything other than 12x12 paper, cut strips 2cm x 10cm for the bauble, and 2cm x 14cm for the tree. 

Do NOT cut the 4cm length given in the magazine!! These would be way too short!

Hope you enjoy making these, and would love to see any examples you make

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x