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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Making batches of things

Like others I know I have been making batches of things for Christmas - biscuits (cookies for some), cards, tags, goody bags......here are some cards I have been making batches of 10 of....does that make grammatical sense?

These all use one of the SU sets that I didn't get much use from last year but have squirrelled some ideas away for this year. My hand began to ache towards the end of fussy cutting all the flowers and the trees! So, thirty more done.


Stamps: SU Season of Joy and Peaceful Wishes; WSM Frame It
Paper and Card: SU Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade, and various Christmas papers from the stash
Ink: SU Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz
Other: SU ribbon, other ribbon, bling, Martha Stewart Doily edge punch, commercial card blanks, dimentionals


Then there was this one:


This is not as easy to batch - I will have to do something else for the mount for the sentiment as my attempt at a scalloped square using the scallop edge punch is dismal. Probably just a plain mount, or a double mount as I have the main bit.


Stamps:SU Season of Joy and Peaceful Wishes
Paper and Card: SU whisper White, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise
Ink: SU Not Quite Navy and Tempting Turquoise (pen)
Other: Vandoros ribbon

NEWS:

Guess who won the Annabelle stamps blog Candy for November - yes, moi! Thank you so much Andrea: she tells me the parcel is on its way, and I will show you what I purchased with my winnings! 

Then there is my lily - I have been watching the buds swell for three days now, and this morning one had started to open.  I meant to get my camera and go and photograph it but got waylayed by blogland (you know how it is) and then when I did go, it had fallen off or been knocked off and I could not locate it - sang out to the DH (he doesn't think he knocked it off but he might have, accidently - he just found it there on the ground and put it in the kitchen!)  - so, here is the stalk with the second bud and then the flower that should have been attached!





Isn't it a beauty! If you know what kind of lily it is, I would be pleased to know!

ED: Deb tells me it is an Amaryllis Lily - thanks Deb. 

2 comments:

Debgem said...

Good morning Susan

I do like the cards you've been making. My favourite is the turquoise one - just love that colour.

As for your flower - I think it's an Amaryllis Lily - my mum has one in a pot. I think yours is wonderful.

Regards, Deborah x

Sue W said...

Beautiful 'Batch' cards Susan I know what you mean about your hands aching though!!! I love this lily such a pretty colour! Sorry don't know the name!
Congrats on your Annabelle win!