Monday, 6 December 2010


I know a lot of people use Digi stamps, and I have been wondering just how easy they are to use.

What weight of paper or card do you print on to and what do you use to colour them in with? I know promarkers are very popular but I am usually behind the times and don't actually own any, I have hinted at it as a possibility for a Christmas present, so will just have to wait and see if the words were heard, along with a hougie board, clarity stamps and dvd's, a big n juicy stamp pad *mountain and spice*, brayer, nesties *labels* or any type.... etc etc etc..... maybe I should just save up and then check on eBay lol.

Another question is are there any websites which you would reccommend to a complete beginner at digi stamping?

Something else I have been pondering on today is the use of flipping glitter.... I know I hate it, but I have decided that I have to use what I have or else get rid of it all, and it stands to reason that since I haven't given it a chance so far that I really should.

I have thought that I could use a peel off onto card then use some glue to fill in the areas and cover with glitter, if I did that what glue would be best to use? I will also have a go with using double sided tape in a more bolder style and use the glitter on that too.

What do you think, am I mad to even try these?

Anyway any help would be greatefully appriciated thanks.

Hope you are all keeping snug and warm in all this white stuff .... it is well past the time it should have gone, I think we have all just about had enough with it now.

3rd Dec

Well I continued with my craft mojo so went with the flow and made a few more Christmas cards destined for the Christmas Fair on the 4th Dec.

What do you think of these?
I didn't send the top card as I quite like that and Hanah pointed out I had put the backing paper on upside down....
I was also in two minds about the 3 Kings as I just love the colouring on that card.

MU Birthday cards for Nov & Dec 2010

2nd Dec saw me sitting down to make a start on the birthday cards. Because the 2 cards for Nov were for the end of the month I was going to give them at church or at the next meeting, which is why I come to be making Nov b/day cards now lol.

Well I had printed out some sheets from some of JS cd's the night before so that if I made it to Craft Club and finished early I could make a start, unfortunately it was cancelled, BUT fortunately for me it meant that I was able to crack on with them.

Once I got started I didn't stop, hubby placed a sandwich next to me or I would have forgotten to eat even LOL.

I am really pleased with how they have come out. Hope you agree.

16th Nov Brownies & Rainbow meeting.

Well how proud am I of my Brownies & Rainbows, just look at their efforts with the Christmas cards, I am sure that anyone receiving them will enjoy them immensely. The silver one is done my my daughter and the one with the yellow border had help from my guider friend who came to help me. The rest are all their own works of art.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Samples for my Brownies & Rainbows

16th Nov I knew I would be without my co guider so had asked another guider to help me with my meeting. I had decided that because I wasn't going to be able to follow our term plan that we would make Christmas cards instead. So of course I had to make a couple of samples up. A good friend from a forum had sent me a die cut decoupage book for me to use, so some had gone on my MU meeting ones, and so of course I used them for the girls. I had pre popped them and cleaned up any pips on them and put them into little money bags so the girls could choose themselves which one to make up.
If you ask my family they will all tell you how much I actually hate using glitter, so goodness knows how I have come to have so much of the darned stuff. So I decided to have a little play if you can call it that lol. I edged the card with double sided tape then used the red glitter on it. Who knew there were so many different types of glitter in the world. They are rather large pieces, but not to worry. If you look on the card I made at Craft Club in the Odds & ends post I used a very fine crystal glitter which another lady had with her, I have to admit that it really brought the image to life. So I will keep on working on using the wretched stuff LOL.

Odds and ends.

This card was made from using old envelopes, made at a sort of craft group that I went to with a friend of mine. I will go again, but haven't been able to just yet because of the weather.

This card was made at my Craft club 3-11-10 the only down side was that the image and background and sentiment were already stamped out, so just needed to assemble it. I think I would like to try stamping more as I need to get more confident with it.

08-11-2010 MU meeting

Well for my sins I somehow agreed to lead this meeting with the theme of making Christmas cards.... not sure how it happened!!! Anyway set to amd made some sample cards for the ladies to look at and decide what style etc they would like to make. I took far too much stuff with me and gave them far too much choice, have made a note for in future....
I was told the week after in church that it had been lovely for them to actually do something rather than being talked to all the time by a speaker!!
Glad to know I am starting to do something right LOL.