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Saturday, 31 December 2011

We have music for you to dance to!

Well 2012 is nearly here and today is a day to party with family and friends.

So, to party you need to music..................and here is a track for you produced by my husband, Calllum, using the music program 'logic' on his mac. Just click on the link below and press play-why not leave a review!

Callum's New Year's Eve music for you!

And what else do you need to party.............dance moves. So I have made a card to get you in the mood-a 'male' version of my Tango card.

Now you have the ingredients for a good party-so go Tango 2011 away-Bring it on 2012!!


Tango the night away!

Love to all xx

Friday, 30 December 2011

A time for thanks

Today I have a thank-you card to share with you. This is for my Mother-in-law, Jean. I wanted to thank her for the lovely Christmas day we spent with her.



I made this card for the challenges at Less is More, Stars and stamps , Crafty Creations.

The flourish is made using my new 'big shot' machine and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Enjoy your day x
I

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Today lets go for a bike ride.

Not such a good day to go for a bike ride here in London where it is raining, raining and raining some more!



This card is for my sister's friend who likes to mountain bike. Yes, it would be difficult to cycle up a mountain on this bike but I thought the digi image from Mygrafico was gorgeous and had to use it. I have also had this vintage cycle paper from my cousin Lynn (not sure where she got it) and have wanted to use it for while. And to make this card more 'girly' I added a pink ribbon and pink gems on the buttons and star (star was made using my new 'Big Shot' toy!)

I have entered this into My Time Made Easy Sketch #41

Used in card:
Mygrafico posh and trendy digi
Tim holtz distressed burnt corduroy ink
Memento sweet plum and tuxedo black ink
star sizzilits
buttons and ribbon from stash

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Lets Dance

Just popping into share a quick card.

This is for a friend who loves to dance and what better dance is there than the Tango. Sorry photo a bit wonky (not due to Xmas cocktails I promise!)


I tried out some new digi paper from Cupcake Cuties and the Tango digi is from Delicious Doodles (such a cool name for a site). The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I like the Vintage feel to this so have entered into the vintage Stamp and Create challenge and the Colour Q weekly challenge. And the colour challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters was also perfect for this card.

Callum and I share our craft room-well it is really our spare room-and today we started our own challenge of sorting it out so we can both 'do our thing'. We only got as far as buying a storage unit then both got creating again-him his music and me this card. So tomorrow hopefully we will sort and create again.

Take care x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A bouquet of wishes

Hope you are all enjoying your Christmas.

Santa some how knew that I wanted a 'Big Shot' in my stocking this year. And because I have been a good girl this year he gave me a batch of goodies to go with it. So here is my first card using my new toy.

I used a textured Impression to emboss the pink paper and 2 different size petal sizzlits for the flowers. I found a button, in my stash, the exact same colour as the background 'stampin' up paper and just added some 'bakers twine' to give the card some added texture.
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat

And here are a few photos taken on Xmas day.

First Callum and his Mum:


And now Callum and his Mum's partner, Joe, doing the traditional Xmas day 'boy' chore of washing up.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Spots and Stripes

Morning all

Are you ready for Xmas yet? Well I am done but I am lucky as I visit family on Xmas day so don't have a big food shop to do.
And tonight is my first Xmas Party this year. We are off to a neighbour's Winter Solstice party-the longest night of the yesr-although Winter Solstice is generally celebrated on 21st Dec, this year it is actually tomorrow. Traditionally this is a day to spend with friends and family. Traditions involve making Xmas presents with your kids, decorationg Xmas Yule Logs and bringing Holly and Mistletoe into the house. Did you know Holly is considered male-prickly with the fertile red berries and mistletoe being the femaie-soft!! Well I had to look all that but found it interesting as I didn't know any of that.

And onto my card-another card for a friend and this time I have used the same sentiment but followed  the spots and stripes Daring Cardmakers challenge.


I had a go at curved edges. I did it free hand and thought it came out o.k.

Enjoy your day x

I used:
Pink Petticoat digi bloomin sentiment
Stampin up paper
Flower and ribbon from my US cousin Lynn-not sure where she got them!
Kanban gem.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Friendship

Morning all,

My card today is for another of my Mum's friends (Mum has put in an order for a few friends and she chose the sentiments which are all from Pink Petticoat bloomin' sentiments)

I have entered this into Clean and Simple's sketch challenge and the 'Friendship' challenge on Crating When We Can


Today I wanted to share with you a photo of my Brother and his family-Lisa, his wife, Chloe and Holly-his daughters. I am sharing this for no reason except that it is Christmas and a time for family plus my niece e-mailed me this photo and I thought they all looked so gorgeous-it was taken this Oct in Turkey.



I have used in my card:
Pink Petticoat digi sentiment
Craft creations paper
Three kings ribbon
Glamour Glitter
button from stash
Woodware punch

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Singing Sunday

Well it is another crafty Sunday in the Rodgers/Munro household. Callum is producing his music on his computer and I am sat in the other corner of the room covered in ink and glitter making cards. This is turning into a regular weekend activity for us-we did the same yesterday. We both love it and break off occassionally to have a cup of tea and see what each other has come up with. It's great-in the same room together but creating in different formats-cool hobbies!

So here is one of the cards I made:


I have had this paper for a while-a digi freebie from Craft Creations and have wanted to use it and when I saw this week challenge on Less is more I knew now was an opportunity. The challenge was to make a card project to do with Music and it had to be in the CAS style. I haven't decided if I will use it in a set of notelets or just send when I have 'just a note to say' !!

I have also entered this into Sparkles Forum challenge of 'anything but Xmas' -check out this link and you will see I won last week with my Xmas card for Callum and have a very gorgeous prize from Crafty Emma on its way.

And also when checking out a few websites today I joined The Stamping Boutique and look what you can win if you sign up and follow a few simple rules-if you do sign up please let me know as I get another go at winning for recommending you-and if you recommend someone you get another go.......so what are you waiting for:



For my card I have used:
craft creations digi paper
whispers wooden stamp
memento tuxedo black ink
'just a note to say' stamp 'wild rose' studio

Enjoy the rest of your

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas has come early!

I have been MIA this week but do have a good excuse. My Mum and Aunt have been visiting and we have shopped for the last Christmas bits and below you can see us enjoying an early Xmas meal (not turkey but swordfish!!). Callum, me, Mum and Anne.  Yes we had crackers, silly hats and cracker jokes-well if you are going to celebrate, do it in style.


As the Xmas cards are done I found it quite refreshing to make a Birthday card for my Mum's very dear friend, Mary.
I was a bit low on inspiration so hunted through some challenges for a sketch and some colour combos. I chose the Cardabilities #44 sketch and the colour combo of pumkin pie, melon mambo, choc chip and bermuda bay on Colour Combo. Naturally I was drawn to the pink and brown-a combo I love-but it was a challenge to combine this combo with these shades of blue and orange. However I like to challenge myself with colour mixes that I feel won't go together then am excited when I can make it work plus I like the result!
I also chose a 'bingo' challenge on Stampalot to give me some ideas of what to add that 'something special' to my card. I chose the 'bingo' of flowers, a punch and a pearl.

And here we go............

 

I have used:
Pink petticoat digi 'bloomin sentiments'
Paper-craft creations, stampin up,
Stamps-martha stewart, woodware,
Gems and pearl-kanban crafts
Flower-recycled from a card sent to me by my cousin Lynn -check out her craft web here.

Have a good weekend x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

New Year Nearly........

Well the tree is up and the house is decorated and boy does it feel christmassy. Last night we put on all the Xmas lights and lit all our candles to watch a cosy Xmas movie-what better way to start enjoying the season. Today I finally finished a Xmas project I have been working on for a while-a calendar for my parents with a different header for each month. It has taken a long time but has been fun and a chance to stretch my creative side. Today I am going to share the front cover with you-a CAS cover! I have used 2 digi images from Create with TLC. Just added some ribbon. I wanted to give it this clean and clear look as I felt it suited the image-a black tie party.
I have entered it into the challenges at Die Cut Dreams and Sketchy Colours


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Xmas Tags

Just a quick note today as I have been busy buying the tree and getting the decs from the loft ready to spend all tomorrow decorating the house listening to Christmas carols.

But wanted to do a quick craft session before tea and as I have finished my cards (I know ....very smug!!) but I still felt like doing something Christmassy, I decided to have a go at making my own tags. The tag bases are actually luggage tags from our local pound shop. I decided to use up all those scraps of paper and old Xmas cards as I don't like to see waste and just mixed and matched to make a few tags. Added some ribbon and here we are:




Well I hear hubby making a Gin Martini so signing off-have a good night and a fab weekend x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Love

Today I am sharing the card I have made for my Husband Callum but first I wanted you to have a peak at him cooking Xmas dinner a few years ago. I was poorly and we had to stay home, just the 2 of us-and he ran out to the shops on Xmas Eve to buy the food. So to thank him I gave him this gorgeous Xmas apron! Mmmm.....not sure he was as happy as he looks but after a vat of Christmas wine he has forgotten quite how silly he looked!


And here is his card:


I saw this digi sentiment on the site 'Create with TLC' and had to have it-take a look at this site-it has some fab sentiments. I think this sentiment says it all. Christmas really is a time for love and a time to tell those people who mean so much to you how much you love them. And Callum is my true love and I am blessed to have found him (it took me a while but I got there in the end-nearly in my 40th year but heh who counts at that age)

I am entering this into the challenges on Victorine Stamps and Lexis creations and Sparkles Forum
Have a good Wednesday x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Twinkly Tuesday

Happy Tuesday,

What a gorgeous day it is here in London-sunny, bright and chilly. A perfect day for walking in the park then getting cosy at home and crafting.
Today's card is for My Time Made Easy sketch #38 challenge.

I have used this funky Xmas tree stamp again and added the bling and some ribbon and here we are:



I'm pleased to say that I have nearly made all my Christmas cards-just a few to do then what is next.....dare I say....Valentines-at least that is only one (well I am hoping it is only one for most of you-and if not......lucky you!!!)

x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Merry Monday

Another week is here and another day closer to Xmas-20 to go!

So today I went back to making Xmas cards and here is one to share:


This is for the Less is more weekly challenge. This week it is a green CAS card. I love this carol christmas paper from Craft Creations plus their deep green paper. I made the tag using a card my cousin Lynne (check out her blog here)  sent my Mum-just used the base and added my own papers and green button.

Off to do another card-have a good day x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Lucky Sunday

Happy Sunday to all,

Today I wanted a change from Xmas cards and saw the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge on Cas-ual Fridays. I decided to make a card using the kraft/orange/polka dot combo. My friend has just got a new job starting after Xmas and I wanted to make sure I made her a card now before the madness of Xmas. And here we are-my CAS tic-tac-toe good luck card:


Here I have cut our heart shapes from green polka dot paper (quite hard to see polka dot from photo but it is there!) smudged some 'momento potters clay' ink on the edges. Added a green button from my stash and some 'holiday green Three Kings' ribbon and stamped a good luck sentiment. This is my first go at rounding corners!

And as some of you know I have been having my kitchen re-done and had a disaster with the floor. Yesterday I had it re-done and this time it worked! I finally have the kitchen I want. And look at the gorgeous red and black mix-I think this should be an inspiration for one of my cards.

We do have the smallest ever kitchen but heh who cares-its funky!! Want a sneak...........




Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sparkly Saturday

Another Xmas card to share. This one is for a sparkly Xmas. And here you are:

You can't see too well on the photo but I have layered the ribbon-a thin blue ribbon on a thicker silver ribbon-I got this idea from watching a craft show on T.V. I thought it was such a simple idea but looked effective so decided to give it a go.

I have been making a crafty Xmas present that has taken up most of my time (I will share soon!) but yesterday I decided I needed to get another Xmas card made. I have had this snowflake for ages and have been wanting to use it on a CAS card so looked through some challenges to get inspiration. I found smowflakes and bling challenge at CCEE Stampers and a ribbon challenge at DYSU . Both perfect for this card.

Today I am having a new kitchen floor laid so there will be lots of drilling and smashing so I am off to a local craft fair to see if I can find some craft stock and later I will tackle that craft Xmas present and hopefully do one more card. The end of the day will be a G and T and a movie with hubby.
So that is my Saturday-what are you up to?


Used in the card:
Memento ink
Stampendous clear mini holiday stamp
Woodware stamp
Whispers 'starry starry night' ink
Stampin' up paper
Kanban bling gems
x
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