Welcome through the doors of the "Making Room" the name, given by my ( grandaughter when she was a little girl, she struggled to describe my craft room, she also said it was very messy! and it still is!
Its one of my grandsons birthday on Wednesday 22nd... I find cards for males quite a trial but adolescent boys!!! are even worse..
apologies to the male of the species :)
I was thinking about this card wondering what to do etc etc, I was getting desperate, Wednesday is fast approaching. I don't have many stamps suitable for teenage boys... me thinks I'll have to have a closer look at Stampotique!
Then I remembered my polka doodles
"Not for girls definitely for men" CD
whew! thank goodness... all the images and DP are from this CD.
I had decided to go with the black and white theme (trying to be cool insert wry grin)
It looked a bit dull, needed some colour so I added yellow
( hope this isn't a rival teams colours ... I know nothing! )
So now I am entering it into thePDCCC colour splash ... which is black and white with a splash of yellow.
Hope your all keeping warm and safe..its minus 12 on my garden thermometer!
Theyellowis much brighter than is showing on the blog.
It hasn't scanned well and its too dark out side for a photograph
I've made this card with a tag I made at the beginning of Dec
which used a Dezinaworld download image. Its for my son and his partner .... he likes traditional snowy scenes It's not quitehis thing but I'm hoping he likes it... I'm putting a bigger version of the Santa image on the inside so that his partners little girl can read the rhyme...it's a bit small on the front :)
Hope your preparations for Christmas are well under way.... mine aren't :( loads to do!
This is the wonderful Pistyll Rhaeder waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains in North Wales. It is a magical, mystical place at any time of year...if you've not guessed its one of my favourite places
The waterfall is 240' high and the tallest in the UK. I've used one of the close up photo's for my header... I hope you enjoy them ...
The photographs were taken by Joe one day this week. apparently the car park was a treacherously covered in ice.
I should never be let loose with sprays cos I always over do it. My idea is to just have a smattering of paint just where I want it! of course that never happens so instead of getting a fresh piece of card and doing it again or saying I like that, I'll use it as it is ... I carry on & on spraying... I love the gentle smattering of colour idea...I will master it!
Enough moaning... here is a card I produced at the Cubby Hole at a workshop last Saturday. It was a last minute Christmas card W/S with Sarah Anderson. Sarah had some lovely cards for us to make and every one cracked on and produced a megalithic amount of wonderful interpretations of the cards. .. except me!!! I don't know what was wrong with my head but I just couldn't get going. I had a great fun time with fabulous people...but didn't really like what I produced... no change there then:))
It was a great day I really enjoyed it. Thank you to all the CH work shoppers, Sarah and CH owner Carol who poor thing was pounced upon when the new Stampotigue order arrived...it was a big box full of goodies!
Here's another one I did at home...just to prove what I mean...lol
Just noticed the card looks a bit blue...it is white.
I've also entered this into Tuesday Taggers competition Ive been blog hopping and TT's challenge is to use Father Christmas so this fits the bill nicely. See link in my side bar.
This is a photo taken on the snow on my garden table... just to prove that we here in Crewe have had snow!... no where near as much as some of the UK... we have not had any transport problems or school closure much to the disappointment of the children.