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Blogging In Daylight…….Again!!!

Posted by manicstamper on November 9, 2007

Well this is becoming a bit of a habit. I usually update my blog in the wee small hours when everyone is tucked up in bed and I was going to do that today. Unfortunately I couldn’t get near the computer as I had been having a bit of a sort out and the poor thing was buried behind a pile of boxes which I didn’t feel like moving at 3am.
Hubby has let me have the cupboard under the stairs as extra storage space so I have been moving things about and putting stuff in there that I don’t use that often or that is too big to fit in my room. I now have a relatively clear work space……wonder how long that will last……lol!!!

The cards I am sharing today are a couple more I did with the Hero Arts stamps.
The Mona Collage Tag is the Caught In Crystal technique but with a slight twist……I used Christmas napkins instead of plain tissue. The one I used makes a beautiful background as it is gold and beige with small snowflakes in it.


The background for the wisemen card has been made using the Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder. I then used Opalite Nordic Ice over the top of this and embossed with one layer of clear embossing powder which gives a fantastic texture and doesn’t make the piece too thick or heavy for the card.
For the main piece I stamped onto black card using Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder then again used Opalite ink pads in Sterling Frost and Nordic Ice to add the colour.


I am having a lazy day today…..well lazy for me anyway….lol!!! I’m all snuggled up in my workroom with a tidy desk so I am making a few more cards for the local shop after that I will try and come up with a few designs for workshops and samples for the shop. I have an embarrassingly large pile of new stamps that have not yet been touched including all of the new Hot Off The Press clear sets…….well I couldn’t just pick one…..they were all gorgeous…lol!!! What’s the betting though that it will take me three hours to decide which stamps to use.


Right best go and start deciding then.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sheila-x-

3 Responses to “Blogging In Daylight…….Again!!!”

  1. All Pink girl said

    this cards are stunning ,i love them both i can not choose a favourite

  2. Rosie said

    You make such wonderful cards Sheila and we 3 were very sad not to be able to see you at Totnes again this year… but maybe next time🙂

    Love all your Christmas cards so far!!
    Hugggggsssssss

  3. SmilynStef said

    These are absolutely stunning … love them both.

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