It's my friend Alice's birthday at the weekend and I have just finished her card. Knew that I wanted to make an easel card, but just couldnt decide what to put on it. My problem is that decoupage is the first thing that comes to me when making a card and I wanted to do something different. Ok it has decoupage on the front - so that was the easy bit. Hope she'll like it. Used Sharon Duncan's embossibilites CD for the background. Just love these backing papers. The rubber stamp was a one from a selection from Stampin Up and also used my SU punches. Ribbon and flowers from my stash.
When we were in Vegas we went to the older part of the town - Freemont Street and had a look around there. A lot quieter than down the strip. One of the places we went into was Binions which - as far as I can remember - the place which did the first Poker tournament. Inside they have a million dollars in a case and you can get your picture taken beside it. Oh how it would be good if you could take it home with you.
Well I have really surprised myself by making a Christmas card already. Mind you I did make one early last year but didnt progress too much making more. Used my snowflake cuttlebug folder and then my scalloped circle nestabilites to cut a hole in it. Used a Martha Stewart border punch that I bought at the NEC in November and then backed it onto red card and added a piece of ribbon from my stash. Cut a snowflake and put it in the middle of the circle and added a peel off. The picture is a bit squinty.
Valentine's Day is looming so thought I had better get cracking and make a couple of cards that I need.
I always find them difficult. This one is one of the Me To You Bears. I just love these designs and have used them frequently on cards. Printed off the front of the card, made a backing sheet with my 3D2 software and used peel offs for the heart. Also decorated the inside of it. Hope you like it.
Here are a couple of piccies of Douglas and I in Las Vegas. We had a fantastic time. Weather was cool for them but just nice for us. This one was taken along the strip. Douglas wanted to put his kilt on one of the days and have his picture taken outside some of the places he played poker. LOL. One kind guy asked if we wanted our pictures taken together - I felt a bit under dressed. We bumped into a Glaswegian who had lived in Vegas for lots of years. So I gave him a rundown on what was different now. This one is across from Caesar's Palace.
This one is at the fountains in front of The Bellagio Hotel. Made famous by Ocean's Eleven. Its a fantastic show. We went and had a look at night and had a coffee in the hotel. Very posh indeed. I believe that George Clooney had the place in an uproar as they had it all sealed off when they were filming, but he kept on coming out during the filming and the place was buzzing.
Well I have been a bad blogger - well not totally my fault. I couldnt log in as it said it was the wrong email address and then the password and it was driving me nuts. Hopefully that is me sorted now. Was in Vegas for my hols and loved it. Went to the Grand Canyon - my goodness what a massive hole in the ground. LOL. I didnt win any money, but Douglas did and we are planning to go back again this year. Better start saving.
I am 55 years old and have been crafting for as long as I can remember, in fact started knitting when I was just 5. I have attempted various crafts over the years which have included knitting, cross stitch, ceramics and now mainly card making. My favourite being decoupage as I find it most relaxing when I'm cutting out. Like most crafters have lots of stuff and could be doing with a massive room to keep it in. I am also a big F1 fan and love to watch it on a Sunday. I try to do some crafting each day but dont always manage it. I have two nieces and three great nephews and I love them all to bits. I married my Douglas in Las Vegas in 2010 and am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him.