Friday, June 11, 2010

Lucky Last

Last one for a wee while. Another version of the slider card for a little girl. Again it is a sample for a class at Sister Act later in the year after my holiday. I love the hair !!!!! Well That's All Folks!!! I am away for seven weeks but I won't desert you altogether. I will post a few things for those of you who are interested. We go cycling in Italy for a week , a week today, so we should find some sunshine there at least. Not sure about the UK. It's not reknowned for it's great weather. Still we know what to expect we lived there long enough. Take care all of you and those of you south of the equator stay warm and cosy through the cold winter days. Bye and as always thanks for visiting. Elaine
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Santas and Snowmen

Hi Everyone - quick posts this afternoon as things are a bit hectic here as you may imagine. Tomorrow is our departure day so it is packing the cases, checking the lists etc, etc. Two posts - the first on is this variation of the stepped card. Instead of being Side Stepped it is Centre Stepped. Used some of my yummy crystal card I have had in my stash for ages. I bought it in the UK so I have added it to my (quite long) shopping list for my UK craft shop visits. Hope I can find some more then I can offer it as a class as is. Otherwise I will have to make a substitute which is always a bit dissappointing. Anyway I was pleased with this one and it will be a class later in the year at Sister Act in Waikanae on the beautiful Kapiti Coast here in NZ. I'm just about to mail the last of my samples to the shop now so I will post this here and then one more before going to the post box with the mail. See you again soon.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stepped Christmas Version

Hi Everyone and I hope you are snuggly and warm if you are here in NZ. It's another awfull winter day but just the ticket for crafting in a nice warm room. This is my first Christmas version of the stepped card and I am quite pleased with it. I think it will make for a good class project and that was my thinking when I did this card this afternoon. I feel quite pleased with my progress because this work done now will take the pressure off when I come back from holiday and maybe find it hard to settle into a regular routine again. I must say I do like making these stepped cards. They are just a bit different and I like different! Ashleigh, our eldest granddaughter is due in about 10 minutes for tea and to spend the night with us which will be lovely. I had better go and make a start on tea. Thanks for visiting today and I may see you again tomorrow.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Side Stepped Butterflies

Hello again. Late as usual on Monday nights because I've been watching the netball. The first game was a good one but the one which was supposed to be the battle of the giants turned out to be a one sided flop and the team I wanted to win didn't!!! Never mind. That is the last I will see of this year's ANZ Championship. I always miss the finals because I am away on the other side of the world. I'll still be checking on the progress but I think it is a bit of a foregone conclusion. It certainly looks that way at the moment. Anyway onto my post. I found these stepped cards somewhere out there in Internet Land and liked what I saw so I got Harold to draw up the template for me and here is my first attempt. Do you like it? I do - I am thrilled with it and have plans for more. Especially ones with a Christmas theme. They will probably have to wait until my return in August as time will be at a premium this week. The card was fun to do but you do need to be accurate with measuring and cutting. Lots of possibilities though don't you think? Well it is bedtime so 'night 'night for tonight.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Mid Winter Christmas???

Hi Everyone. This is a really quick post as it is VERY late and I am teaching all day tomorrow but I did want to share this card with you before I go to bed. I love it and I hope you do too. I just learnt how to make the poinsettias this week and put together this card using them. If you live in NZ I hope you all have a happy, safe and enjoyable Queen's Birthday holiday weekend. Thanks for visiting and 'night 'night I'm off to a snuggly bed for some shut eye.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Three off the List

Hello Everyone. It's been almost a week since I posted something so sorry for that. I had a busy weekend - teaching all day Saturday and then catching up with things on Sunday. Add to this the fact that I have had a very heavy cold for the last week and it's not surprising to me that a week has slipped by. Winter has really set in here in Upper Hutt and it's been wet and miserable for the last ten days or so. It's not actually been too cold, but it sure seems it when the weather is so grey and wet outside the window. Anyway - enough moaning - get over it Elaine. At least I will be taking off for warmer climes in just over a week. These three cards are the last from my MUST DO BEFORE I GO list. The moonlight one has tiny stars in the sky too. I think you can just see one at the left side but there are more. Maybe you will see them if you click on the image to enlarge it? It is for our son-in-law's birthday. I think I have shown you a version of the second card before. This is a birthday card for a dear friend we shall be seeing whilst in the UK. I love this seascape stamp. It's so peacefull and very calming to work on I find. The red flowers on the trees are Pohutukawa flowers and bloom here in NZ at Christmas time and so we affectionately call it our Christmas Tree. The friend who it is for has a daughter living in NZ and has visited several times when the trees are in flower so that is why I included them. The last card is a Well Done card for someone I just felt needed a bit of recognition. So I had a productive afternoon yesterday and now I have lots of ticks on my list!! Today's job is to get class material ready for this Saturday when I am teaching in the morning and running a Question and Answer session in the afternoon. I keep getting a few butterflies in my tummy when I think of the deadlines I still have to meet. Still I expect everything will get done. It usually does and at least all my cards are done now. Thanks for stopping by a listening to me dribble on - sorry. See you next time.
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