Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cards galore

Hello all, a longer post today, have loads of pics to show if I have the patience to load them all. I've managed to catch up a bit with work and got a few card sets for Making Cards done and posted off. They'll be coming up between now and the December issue.  So if you get that mag, look out for them.  Other than work I've not really done much else, sad and boring I'm afraid!

Oh yes, I did watch a real 'feast for the eyes' film the other night. It was Once upon a time in Mexico (I think) and it had Antonio B, Johnny D and Enrique I in it. It was almost too much with all 3 in, but it kept me glued to the screen and wide awake. No falling asleep before the end of that one I can tell you. Ooo I'm getting flushed just thinking about it, lol.

Have any of you got a halogen oven? I've just acquired one, and the first thing I cooked in it was a chicken. OMG it was amazing, so moist and succulent, both Colin and I even enjoyed eating the breast, which in this house is always left till last and normally put in a pie.  We both like the skin, wings, drumsticks and thighs in that order, but neither of us are keen on the breast meat.

Talking of food and pies I made Colin a huge Yorkshire pud earlier in the week.  I don't know why, but I just can't make small ones, after all you can't make it any smaller than 1 egg now can you.  But mine always grow rather large.  It's such a shame, cos Colin loves them and I don't and they're always too big for one person.  I could tell you all what the secret ingredient is, but then I'd have to kill you.  And quite frankly prison does not appeal, so the secret stays with me and Marilyn.
I've just got some new spellbinder dies from Polka Doodles ( great prices) and I've had a little play. Here's a few that I made. Nice and simple with nothing elaborate, difficult or long winded.
I just love the snowflake ones, so effective.
Here's some Mag cards that have been in recently.  The first ones are using Woodware stamps and some of Joanna Sheens backing papers.  The second set is using WS Designs templates, DCWV and Craftwork Cards papers.
This week over at the Polka Doodles blog the challenge is to make an easel card.  This is also a little sneak peek at some of the papers and elements from the summer section of the new cd Sundae of Seasons.  It's a real winner this cd, jam packed full of characters, embellishments and the sweetest of sweet backing papers. I really enjoyed using it. The new cd airs on Create and Craft 10am on Monday. Don't miss it please, it's an amazing collection of fabby images and the samples are going to inspire the life out of you.
Ssshhhhh, don't tell anyone, here's another sneaky peek using the papers from the winter section of the new cd.
And lastly here's a couple of cards made with Polka Doodles templates, you can have so much fun with these and dress them up to the nines or keep them simple.
Phew, that's it for now. Have a good and craftful week.


Kirsti said...

Oh wow...Dee, you have been very busy haven't you...I love a yorkshire pud as well but am too lazy to make them myself so just buy frozen ones...x

Cazz said...

my goodness that is a blogpost and a half but a thoroughly good read none the less xx

Just love all the cards, especially the ones with the nesties. The snowflake dies are stunning x

Hope Jacare said...

Loads of fabulous cards Dee - such brilliant use of Nikki's cd's ! Cheers Claire x