Thursday, 12 November 2009

What A Week

I've been a very poor blogger lately, I keep thinking I must do a new post and then something crops up and another day has gone so forgive me for the lack of new stuff and also for not getting round and visiting my favourite blogs this week. I will catch up, I promise!!

I had a day off this week and it seemed such a luxury. I spent the whole day making my Christmas cards. I've done about half the number I need but at least I've got going so that's been great.

These are two of them. The Christmas trees were pieces of cardboard painted with metallic blue craft paint and stamped and gold embossed using one of the Elusive Images Christmas plates.

The stocking stamps are from Stamptivity. I stamped them in Brilliance pearlescent crimson and painted them with watercolours. Stickles and little bells were added to the ends.

The BP on both was from the Elusive Images Christmas CD and I stamped snowflakes on the tree cards to break up the cream card.

I was feeling fed up on Monday. I had to go to the dentist and then found out that my favourite mag, Scrapbook Inspirations, is to be no more, not enough interest apparently!! so I logged onto Blogger to see what I could find to cheer myself up and discovered I'd won Enfys' wonderful Martha Stewart Blog candy. I couldn't believe it, she'd had so many entries I never gave a thought to being drawn. I am completely overjoyed. Thank you so much Enfys.

I was also given this lovely award from the lovely Eiglas. I am supposed to pass it onto to 5 other bloggers but I couldn't possibly choose as you are all such a lovely lot so please help yourself if you haven't already got it. I'm also meant to answer some questions but forgive me if I pass on this one Ei, I'll never get any visiting done tonight if I attempt them.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your week is going well so far.


Lynne K said...

Great cards, Lisa. They look so effective. And congratulations on winning the Martha Stewart candy! What a fab prize.

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Know the problem well, but at least you have a good start on those Christmas cards and very nice they look as well.

B x

Sally H said...

Lovely cards, Lisa and congrats on the award and blog candy. I know what you mean about time. I feel like I'm doing doggy paddle through treacle at the moment!

Sarah xx said...

Congrats on winning that lovely stash Lisa - you deserve it for all the lovely things that you make and share with us. Love these cards! xx

Beryl said...

Congratulations on the blog candy win and on the award. Sorry you've been a bit down but it obviously hasn't impared your creativity. These two cards are super. I really like the tree stamped onto the triangles.It gives the stamp a whole new look.
Beryl xx

Jill said...

Wow, well done on the blog candy. Your Christmas cards are so lovely and the award is so well deserved.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow these are fabulous!
kim x

Debbie Dolphin said...

know what you mean about blogging lisa ive been exactly the same lately.
congratulations on winning blog candy your so lucky.good stuff as well xx
debbie xxx

Lesley said...

Lovely cards Lisa! I know what you mean about time going so quick. Well done on the blog candy too! xx

Kathy said...

Well done on the Cword cards!I especially like the first one, trees are my fave embellishment for Christmas cards

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hope you manage to find those extra hours in the day Lisa. If you do, please send some to me !!!

Just love your cards especially the one with the trees, I just love all the embossing.


Jo xxx

Paula said...

Great cards, Lisa.

I give up trying to be a regular blogger I work far too many hours to have anything worth showing or telling!!!

Anne said...

Congratulations on your win, that's brilliant. You've made a great start on your Christmas cards there and several of those look you you could make several at once?