Sunday, 27 December 2009

Hope you all had a good Christmas!

Wow! I can't believe it's a month since my last post. I've not been well, which some of you know. I've had a really bad cold, and asthma, aggravated by the sawdust and smells from the extension, which is now finished, thank goodness. I still have a bit of a cold, but it's manageable. We ate our Christmas dinner in the new room, which was such a treat, and really enjoyed the experience after the months of muddle and mess. We've put all of that behind us now, and are putting the house in order again. My craft room is still in a mess, but I'm getting there slowly.

I didn't make as many Christmas cards as I would have liked this year, because I wasn't well. I left posting them until now, as I wanted the recipients to receive them first. The first card is a card I made for the Graphicus Guild card swap, using a large embossed reindeer, which I then masked, and stamped a tree stamp to appear behind it. I used Distress Inks to watercolour everything. I made an easel card, using Artylicious papers as my backing paper. I stamped a sentiment on a Nestie shape which became the stopper for the card.

The second card was for one of my nieces who has a cupcake blog, so I used a Mo's Digital Pencil image coloured with Coloursoft pencils. I punched out some snowflakes and added some blingy gems.

The third card was for my niece Holly, so I had to use Mo's Holly fairy of course! I used Coloursoft pencils again, with some Holly punched out and some flat backed pearls this time.

The fourth card was for Ryan, using a Tim Holtz reindeer, Trees and snowflakes on some grungy blue paper.  embossed the reindeer to make it stand out, and used white Stazon for the snowflakes.
I used this lovely Whiff of Joy image to make a few cards; the first one was for Michelle, using a lovely music paper fpr the background. I have coloured the image with Coloursoft pencils again. I have used a holly punch and flat backed pearls for the berries. The second card used gems for the berries as I didn't have enough pearls. I loves the paper on this one, but I can't remember what it was! My good old Nesties have been brilliant this year, but I had to start using a new cutting mat through my Big Shot, as the old one just stopped working through overuse.                                

Well that's all for now, I really must get on. I hope you've all had a good Christmas, that you've been safe in this awful weather, and that you have a Happy New Year. I'm off to my Mum's on New Year's Day in Darlington. Hopefully we won't get any more bad weather in between now and then. Bye for now, Judith x


craftimamma said...

Well done Judith! These are beautiful and you deserve a medal getting any crafting done with all the upheaval, etc., but particularly when you've been so poorly. I do hope the New Year finds you back on top form and I wish you all the very best.

The new room looks fabulous by the way.

Lesley Xx

Lynne K said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Judith. Your new room looks fantastic & I'm sure it was worth all the upheaval. Thank you so much for the beautiful card. I loved it. I hope you have a very happy New Year, and I'll look forward to seeing what you make with the blog candy! xx

Aquarius said...

Some great cards and I was the lucky recipient of one of them! I do hope you are feeling better now and have a Happy Crafting New Year.

Val W

Your Touch of Craft said...

Fab cards Judith and the extention was worth all the hassle it is lovely. The paper that you have on the card that you love bat can't remeber what it was is.... SEI Wintersong - flurry Kisses.
(we have it!).
Happy New Year xx

Jo said...

Judith, you must have been so pleased to get all that work done for Christmas because your room looks like a festive season's dream. I too was the privileged recipient of one of your WOJ cards. That is such a beautiful image. In fact I can see the real thing right now on my mantelpiece. I think you have convinced me I need those pencils! Here's to lots more gorgeous makes in the coming year. Jo x

Kat said...

Love these cards Judith. And your new room looks fantastic. Glad it was finished in time for Christmas day. Hope you're feeling better now and all the best to you and yours for 2010.

Kat x

Elaine G said...

Great to see how beautifuly your new room has turned out - a lovely setting for your Christmas lunch.

I too was a recipient of one of you lovely cards - thank you!

Hope the new year brings you good health and happiness.


Caz said...

Beautiful cards Judith and with all your craft "stuff" in turmoil too!
I totally sympathise with your suffering from all the extension dust & mess. When we had the garage converted, it played my asthma up no end even though we kept the door into the house closed while all the old plaster board was being ripped out. I seemed to be dusting the rest of the house for weeks before everything settled down!! At least you have a beautiful extension to show for all the chaos - it looks gorgeous!
Hope you get back to being healthy very soon and have a Happy New Year.

Debbie Dolphin said...

Your extension looks absolutely gorgeous.So crisp and fresh.I know what an upheaval it is as we went through it ourselves a couple of years ago.At least i have my own craft room now!!lol
love your cards and your blog xxx
debbie xxx

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