In 2000 things got bad and then went downhill from there. Won't bore anyone with all the gory details but a few highlights were losing my grandmother, my father and my mother and getting cancer.
Anyway, here we are at the dawn of a new decade and hopefully the teens will be a darn sight better than the noughties!
I am now 50 (and a half) so when I saw Scrapdolly's new project I thought "that's for me" so I'm joining in the 52 in 10 adventure which you can check out here
I'm also intrigued by Ali Edward's One Little Word (details here ) so I'm going to give that try too. It sounds pretty much like an affirmation but with a crafty twist so it should be good for me. I just need to decide on a word.... better make sure it isn't procrastinate I guess! lol. I'm thinking along the lines of relax/chill/let go/let it be/peace. Better make my mind up soon!!
Right, enough of the navel gazing! Back on the craft front, a first for me for Christmas 2009 was making a card. I don't make cards, never done one, but DDs wanted me to make one for them. To get some inspiration I hopped on over to Hels blog because I just love her stuff and I rummaged around in her old postings. I found this and thought "I have that stamp, I'll give it a go" so I did. Not as good as Hels, but it'll pass:
I brayered a background with a Twighlight brilliance ink pad then stamped the reindeer on in black archival ink. I masked him and stamped the snowflakes with embossing ink then embossed in silver. I gave him a bit of a glitz with some rock candy stickles and matted (badly I know, I am dyscutlic) onto black cardstock then stuck it onto a white glittery card blank. The reason I did the greeting separately was because I didn't think about it properly and had no room for it on the main bit - either that or it was for artistic reasons, you decide! Anyway, I stamped the greeting and embossed with holographic embossing powder to make it all sparkly then used some cut & dry foam with the Twighlight pad to match the main background. There was a bit of a big space at the bottom where the greeting should have gone but, because of the above stated reason, there wasn't enough room for it. So, I dug out a cute ickle polar bear felt thingy and stuck that on and a bit of tinsely holly stuff went on the reindeer itself because you can never have enough tat or tinsel at Christmas is my motto.
Happy New Year everyone x