Monday 19 January 2009

Bonus four!!!!

Remember I told you I was going to Derby for the day?
Well I can't believe it, but I managed to make four cards even though there were seven of us congregated round a dining table in Pauline's kitchen.
Talk about a tight squeeze! We didn't care though. We were having a great time, using each others 'stuff'. There was a bacon butty (sandwich), to start us off. (It's a tradition now).
Made a card or two and went to Hobby Horse for a browse. Can't not visit a craft shop, it wouldn't be polite! Got a bargain or two! All Christmas stuff was half price! Got a set of Papermania clear stamps for £3.95! There are TEN stamps in the set and they are a good size too.
Got a Craftwork Cards paper pack, Plum Pudding for £2.85. There are 36 sheets of 6x6 papers in the pad. Two reels of Christmas grosgrain ribbon for £1 and a punch for £1.
Then I bought some Bazzil CS. I'm really short of chocolaty colours. I only spent £12!
When we got back, we were starving and had ham sandwiches. Copious amounts of tea and coffee supplied all day by Robert, Pauline's star of a Hubby. More playing..ooops! I mean crafting LOL then it was tea -time. Cottage pie! Scrummy!! Followed by a delicious strawberry and yogurt terrine. Wow! We were stuffed!
Pam and I left at about 10.15pm. Shattered but happy.
Here are the fruits of my labours......LOL

The only element of mine on this one, is the scroll stamp.
I used it on anything that wasn't nailed down! LOL
This is SO not 'Me', but I love it.

The cupcake image and scroll stamp are mine.

I finished this one when I got home. I added the silver filigree corner and the little square with the flower from the SU Close as a Memory set.

The only item on this that's mine is the corners! LOL


It was made for me by the enormously talented Jennifer.
Isn't is fabulous! It's exactly as I wanted. You are SO clever my friend.

(I need a bit of practice to get the size right, but I'm almost there).

Thank you so much! :0)

Thanks for dropping by and staying the course.
Hope I've not sent you to sleep! LOL Viv xx


Oma said...

The cards are beautiful. I especially like the 3rd card (It's your day).

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Viv :) I LOVE coming over to your blog! First of all your blog layout is so pretty and I LOVE the music!!

Your cards are so pretty! I LOVE all of the beautiful layouts and stunning color combinations!

Have a wonderful week! Enjoy your NEW watermark! Hugs always, Jennifer :) xoxo

Karen said...

Gorjus cards Viv, love em all.

Love Karen xxx

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards Viv and I love your new watermark. x

Jackie said...

You know what I think of them Viv, absolutely superb and the pics don't do them justice, the colours are so much more vibrant than they look here :o)
Luv, Jackie xx

Tina said...

Viv your cards are just beautiful.... i love your new Watermark, hehehe i used to work with Rachel Hobby Horse owner.... the mags court in Nottingham.... she was one of our bosses... small world.. Crafty hugs Tina xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks your visit in my blog. Your cards is so beautiful.

Linda Crowder said...

I love all the cards and I want a scroll stamp. I am so jealous! It really adds to the cards...fancy! Linda Crowder

ikki said...

What a great time you had! Super card production line! and LOVE your watermark! Have something for you on my blog with thanks, ikki xx

Ila said...

All these cards are Super Gorgeous!! and it sounds like you had a great time!..and got some great deals too...I haven't been to the city scrapbook shopping since...Dec....(getting the shakes now..LOL)..Hugs, Ila

Chrissie said...

Love your cards, and love your watermark! I want one too!!!!! How???

Handcrafted With Love said...

Beautiful cards Viv and yes we sure did have a great day.

Love Pam xx

Handcrafted With Love said...

Whoops I forgot to say the watermark is great too.

Love Pam xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. I can't quite figure out if you meant the top card was partially made by you, or all of it? Anyways, great cards, and yes I certainly knew you were BIG TIME into blue :)

Chris (catt871) said...

Your cards are all so beautiful!!! i can't pick a favourite!!!! Your watermark is awesome too!!!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous cards Viv...Id 'lost' you and have finally found you again lol Have added you properly this time mandi xoxo