Thursday, 18 December 2008

It's been so long.......

Sorry it's been so long but the lurgy attacked our house! The whole family have been struck down with the flu bug roaming around the country. DH went down with it first, followed by me then DS. We are only just starting to feel human as you can imagine, I am very behind with the Christmas preparations. Been into the city today to finish buying presents and managed to get the tree up this evening. Still got all the presents to wrap though. Might do some tomorrow before going off to Thursford Christmas Spectacular. I am lucky enough to be able to go to this show each year. It sells out every year and people from all over the country come to see it.

As you can imagine there hasn't been much crafting done the last week or so, although I did manage to get my card created for my Colour Combo Challenge today over at In Love With Stamping. The colours today where, Old Olive, Pink Passion & Whisper White. Here is what I came up with.

I used single flower image from the Bloomin' with Beauty stamp set and water coloured with Old Olive and Pink Passion ink. This was layered onto Old Olive card. The base card is Pink Passion, with a panel of Old Olive designer paper (Retired but still available to buy) layered on Old Olive card. Old Olive ribbon is tied around the panel before the water coloured image is layered on top. The Birthday Wishes sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set.

I did manage a couple of cards for challenges over at In Love With Stamping before getting the Flu but didn't manage to post them here on my blog, so here are photo's to share.

The first was for this challenge, Anything goes except layers.

This card was so quick to make. I just used an old card that I had, that had 4 square windows and used it as a template to sponge Real Red ink over to create the 4 squares on the card. I then stamped the ornament from the Hung up on the Holidays stamp set in each square with Real red ink. Two scored lines above and below and Real Red ribbon attached and created into a bow. Merry Christmas sentiment in Real Red.

The last card I have to share is for this challenge over at In Love With Stamping. Lovely as a Tree set used here and Gold Embossed. Layered onto Gold card (Not SU, but can't remember where it came from!) Another Simple card ideal for mass production.

Anyway. This has been a long post and I apologise for that. Hope you made it to the end. LOL

Back Soon....


Sonia said...

Beautiful Carole :) Hope you are all on the mend now and will get to enjoy Christmas.
Hugs Sonia x

Hayley said...

Stunning cards as always Carole. Sorry to hear you and your family have been poorly. Hope you are all well enough to enjoy Christmas properly.
All the best

Helen said...

Lovely cards, particularly the old olive and pink.
Glad to see you are on the mend ... I've not got the plague yet and hope to miss out this year! Fingers crossed.
Best wishes for Christmas.

Sam said...

I just love your simple, elegant red Christmas card. It is beautiful!