Sunday, 19 August 2007

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frighful!!!

And it definitely is frightful today although this morning was quite pleasant.
Still it hasn't bothered me much as I have been inside stamping me little socks off. I've been making up some samples with a new set of stamps for the shop and they are absolutely gorgeous.
The clear set is called Mega Merry and is by Stampendous. There is the big 'merry' and also a selection of script words such as 'and bright', 'christmas' and 'wishes' along with some little picture stamps.
They stamp beautifully and although I don't particularly like fiddly cutting out, I found them very easy to do.
All the cards are five and three quarter inch squares so you can tell just how big that 'merry' is. For this card I have used paper from the BG Fruitcake range. This one is double sided so I have used the reverse for the word and also for the holly leaves which are punched using a Woodware punch.
I would have preferred to use buttons for the embellishments but I didn't have any the right size so went with gems instead.

This card uses paper from a DCWV stack I bought last year.
The punched snowflakes are on small chipboard squares and are finished with a gem.

Not entirely sure what went wrong with this scan but there is actually about three quarters of an inch of white card showing above the strip of paper but I could only get this to scan to the edge of the paper.......strange.
Anyway DCWV paper again with a Sizzlit snowflake cut from glitter card and embellished with tiny heart shaped gems and some punched flakes with gems.
I think this set will get used quite a bit this year. I just love the simplicity of it.

Well as I have to do some painting in the bathroom tomorrow I am trying to get all my samples and class cards done today before I have a good tidy up. As usual my room looks like a tornado has ripped through it.

I was amazed to see that my counter is showing over 20,000 now so I think it is time to offer some Blog Candy as a thank you to all the wonderful people who visit and leave such heartwarming comments on my work. I will need to go shopping first so give me a few days and I will sort out something gorgeous and maybe this time a little competition.
Keep checking back so you don't miss out.
Back to work for me then......hope you have all had a fab weekend.


  1. Gorgeous stamps and super cards (as ever). Btw I bought some of the Tanda stamps with your holly doodles - they look fab.

  2. Your really very talented! Maybe one of the best of the blogs, in my book! Your cards are just beautiful! I am glad I signed up for your blog subscription

  3. Wow! fabulous cards Sheila - you're such an inspiration!

  4. lovely cards Sheila - my favourite is the red and green one and I like the sparkly jewels!
    Annie x

  5. That big Merry is lovely isn't it- love the cards you have done iwth it. The scan thing is cos your scanning background is white - stick a piece of coloured card behind and it will be able to differentiate between the card and the lid of the scanner. HTH


  6. Love them, love them, love them. You are such a clever devil :))

  7. These are ALL fab - but I especially love those blue and white ones at the bottom - they are just so gorgeous!

  8. I love these Wintery Cards! So Pretty! TFS! Hugs! Ash~


Thanks for taking the time to leave me a message.
It is much appreciated.