Monday, 1 November 2010

Pinch, punch...

That's what my lovely hubby decided to do at precisely 6.20 a.m this morning - I tell you he was the one nearly punched - right in the mush!!! I can laugh now but I am really NOT a morning person - lol!!
Right - my mojo has returned and got a few cards made - thought I could blog them all tonight - but getting decent photo's is a nightmare - curse you low energy lightbulbs :-)

Before I get to the cards I'll show you how I am progressing with my cross-stitch - oh boy it it's testing my patience but I wont give up - my son will get it before he is 21!!

I think if I keep blogging my progress it will make me stick with it - hmm lets see if that psychology works!!

Okey doke, this is the Christmas card I have made for my mum - it's our 2nd Christmas without dad - so wanted to do something special - she has a thing for angels so I hope she likes what I have done here - she doesnt really like things too fussy either - so I hope she does:

The red paper is Basic Grey and I have die cut a scalloped circle and made the snowflake from a 12 x 12 sheet that was in a goody bag but not sure who's it is. I stamped the image from a stamp I got from ebay (I love her face) and the sentiment is possible a daisy & dandelion one.

I would like to enter this into the Circles challenge at Digi stamps 4 joy - you spin me round.
OSAAT - Christmas
Delightful challenges - Circles.
Creative card crew - punches
KMS' s MSE Challenge - Christmas

I loved doing this next card - after last week where everything I tried just looked a mess - this came together nicely:

I have used a cute Mo Manning freebie and coloured it with pro-markers and added sakura glitter pen to the leaf & whiskers. I have used Nesties label 1 to die cut the image and then matted it onto some turquoise card which was SU. Then used paper that I received from a giveaway at Millies Marvels which I have then matted onto some craft paper and added 3 different sized gems in the corner also in my lovely gift.

I would like to enter this into:
Catch the Bug - whirling, twirling autumn.
Crafty Creations - Autumn

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Beautiful cards, thanks for joining in my challenge x

  2. Lovely cards Ali! I bet that x stitch is very hard on the eyes to do but it looks very effective. x

  3. Both great cards, I am sure your mum will love hers. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  4. Wow! You're so creative!!!

    Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
    (guest designer)

  5. the cross stitch is coming'll get there "one stitch at a time" and then it will be treasured for sure!

    your lil autumn card is fab...the image is adorable - love your colour mix! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  6. Wow that cross stitch is really coming along. Lovely cards. x

  7. Very lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges with your card for your mum - she will love it.
    Your cross stitch is fabulous and a craft I do as well. I will check back to see what it is so keep plugging away.

  8. What a gorgeous angel Ali, love your card.
    Thanks for joining in with the OSAAT Christmas challenge.
    Luv Brenda xxx

  9. beautiful creations Ali! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma x

  10. Two gorgeous cards, love that cat image, so cute and the backing paper goes perfectly with it.

  11. Oh Ali they are both cute.

    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Christmas challenge. Good Luck !

    Choccy x

  12. Beautiful cross stitch and lovely card, thanks for joining us at the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge!

  13. Gorgeous card! The circle behind the angel looks fabulous.

  14. What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  15. What an adorable image - terrific card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Whirling, Twirling, Swirling Autumn Challenge at the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Blog!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  16. Gorgeous card. I'm sure your mum will love it. Thank you for entering it into the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge.
    From Mel