Thursday, October 28, 2010

Still coughing...

I'm still feeling rough and spending a lot of time under the duvet and not a lot either on the pc or at my craft desk. is pretty much limited to throwing something simple together for dinner as I'm too tired and wobbly to do much else.  When I was little I had a teddy bear who's seams grew a bit threadbare and his stuffing started to come out.  I feel as though my stuffing is escaping - especially from my knees! hehe
Having got the plea for sympathy out of the way (and this rotten cold, plus a trip to the Outlaws on the IOM last w/e are my excuses, nay, reasons! for not doing much blog visiting lately) I do have stuff made before our trip  that I can share on here.  Just as well as the only crafting I've managed this week is my DCM card for tomorrow - and thank goodness that went together without a hitch as I don't have any patience when I'm feeling ill.
The Crafty Templates  cards on my last post were made a week or two ago and this wedding anniversary card is part of an order I spoke of a while back and haven't got round to blogging yet
 I made this type of pocket card for hubby on our own anniversary and when I bought the GCD (Paris Nights" papers I knew they'd be fab to use for this commissioned card.  The swirly design I've used on the lower section of the pocket is flocked and very lush!  Perfect for something romantic like an anniversary. I made the pocket section so that it can stand on it's own rather than needing propping up against something.
I love the idea of a pull out section - lovely for a secret, romantic message, eh?
I used:
All papers from the GCD Paris Nights 8x8 pad
Dusty Pink ribbon, pale pink heart gems.  Coiled roses made with scraps of the same papers
Sentiment is cut with Craft Robo

Now for a Funky Hand  Update!
Anice issued the Funky Hand team with a bit of a challenge a few weeks back - she asked us to make Christmas cards using papers from the two Papercraft factory CDs "Dreams Come True" and "Colour Me Happy".  This was all to do with the up and coming TV show on Create and Craft.
Anice will be on your screen this Saturday morning  (30th October) at 11am with lots of ideas for the two CDs - and there will be a very special deal, available only from Create and Craft if you buy the two CDs together - we're not allowed to tell you what the special price is - you have to watch the show for that!
Anyway, here are a couple of the Christmas cards I made using some of the CMH and DCT papers, (hopefully they'll make an appearance on the show).  I've a couple more which I'll add next time
 Papers above are "Jovial Man" from the Colour Me Happy CD
I printed the background design direct onto the card then glued scraps of other designs onto thin card and hand cut tall triangles for the trees
Also used:
silver mirror card, plain white card, white and silver ribbon, 
punched or die-cut glitter card stars and snowflakes

The card below uses "Blue Magic" papers from Dreams Come True, plus the stocking shape from the 2009 Funky Hand digi image download "Festive Mix", which I resized and then converted to cut with the Craft Robo.  All the designs I've used here are from the same collection and I love the way these colours and patterns looks so Christmassy
Also used:
Silver crochet thread, sentiment Robo-cut from brown Bazzill card

I think we were all amazed at how many of the designs on the CD worked really well for Christmas projects even though that's not what they were intended for - and of course it's always good to add another great use for Funky Hand Stuff to the ever-growing list.  
If you tune in to the programme either on your TV or via your pc on Saturday you'll see just how much use you can get from the CDs for Christmas and you could bag a great deal too!
Right, time for the next lemsip and a gulp of the disgusting cough medicine....


Karen said...

Awe...poor you still suffering sweetie xxx

ooo that anniversary card is really lush looking it!!! Just goes to show that we really don't need to buy loads of Christmasy papers for the cards!!! These are fab! xxx

Traceyr said...

Wish you well Kathy - not nice being poorly is it?

You have made some wonderful stuff there but get back under the douvet and stay warm.

Hugs :)

Angelnorth said...

Fab cards - love your romantic anniversary pocket card and the trinagle trees are perfect for those papers! Hope you're soon on the mend!

Kaz said...

Fab cards Kathy,, I love those blue papers and the black and white are so stylish.
I hope you're back to yourself again soon xx

lisa said...

So sorry your feeling poorly, Kathy. Hope you're soon back to normal. Your crafting hasn't suffered though. Well done for getting so much done when you're feeling rotten.
Love them all!
Hugs Lisax

Rein said...

Fantastic projects!