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Friday, 20 August 2010

Long Time No Post!

I know I had a new post on Monday, but that was scheduled, so it seems like forever since I last posted.

It's been a busy few weeks. We got back from our France/Germany trip, and we were at home for a few days during which my sister came to visit, and then we travelled to Scotland to visit family. We got back on Monday, and since then we've had a 21st birthday and the tension of waiting for A level results. Well, all that went well enough, so in October, we'll have two boys heading for university. Still to come are GCSE results for our youngest on Tuesday.

So today, I actually made some cards. I used images I coloured while I was away, and the result was five Christmas cards.


I kept all these cards fairly simple - it's probably my default style anyway, and for Christmas cards, it's probably the best idea given that I make a lot of them! All the images have been coloured with Promarkers and added sparkle added with glitter glue. The snowflakes were made using a Spellbinder die in my Wizard and the paper is from my collection. This image is by Elizabeth Dulemba - one of her freebies which is available on her blog.

I'd like to enter this card into the Charisma Cards challenge which is calling for die cuts.




The image this time is a Cuddly Buddly freebie which I really love.






If you read my blog regularly, you'll recognise this image. It's one I used for a recent OSAAT DT and it's by Lexi Creations available at the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations Emporium! (Now, that's a name to conjure with!) There are a lot more artists on the team now, and even more choice in the shop. The paper in this one is a magazine freebie.

I'd like to enter this card for Crafty Ann's challenge which is 'Christmas in August'.





Another freebie image - this one from Beccy Muir - a lovely poinsettia image. The flower I added, adapting a Spellbinder Blossoms 2 die by cutting out alternate petals. I edged the petals with Versamark ink in Evergreen and Burgundy, and edged the image with Cocoa.

I'd like to enter this card for this week's Craft your Passion challenge which is 'Anything Goes'.





And finally, an image by Pollycraft, and another magazine freebie for the paper. This one's even simpler than the others - I love how the paper seems to radiate from the image.

14 comments:

craftybunny said...

Super set of Christmas cards.All so lovely.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine it is lovely to see you back posting your gorgeous creations. Well done to your two who are going to Uni. As for your cards each and everyone is beautiful I love the papers and the simplicity of the designs excellent work and thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Hugs
Lorraine x

Claudine Poch said...

Very cute cards! You have a great start on your Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Ann Whitfield said...

Hi Josephine - I'm glad all went well with the A level results for your boys. The christmas cards are really lovely, thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's. From another SG-1 fan but also the Jack O'neill days!
Ann x

Dawn said...

Well done to your sons for gettign uni places. Your cards are fab, love those BP on the 1st two.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great cards and well done to your sons on their Uni places
Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion
hugs Shell xx

Lauretta See said...

wow.. all these cards are fab!! your coloring is so nice ;) Thank you for playing with us this week on the CRAFT YOUR PASSION challenge, Good Luck!

Sammibug said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Claire said...

What gorgeous cards, you are on a roll!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Josephine youve been a busy girl so many fabulous and gorgeous cards. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mina said...

its fantastic you all got the results you wanted...fingers crossed for the gcse's...wow Josephine your christmas cards are fantastic...how busy have you been girl
Mina xxx

Vee said...

Fabulous card, and a lovely design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Sue said...

Wow, you really have been busy! Your cards are beautifully done and your coloring is stunning!

iReneM said...

All of these are gorgeous!
Well done to your boys and good luck for the GCSE's for your youngest :-)

Thank you for sharing these with us at Crafty Ann's.

x

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