Saturday, 21 November 2009

Scraps, Stamps & Scouse & Sunday Stamper..



I love using texture and layers in my work so made some cards with paper, material scraps and threads using the new Mabel Lucie Atwell stamps available at the Artistic Stamper. I have sewn with some embroidery thread over the material and paper scraps to add a little vintage texture. Over at the Sunday Stamper the theme is holly so this second card is ideal for that!

We have just had the church Christmas fair so my sons have picked up lots of toys to occupy themselves on this rainy wet afternoon. We had the best bowl of scouse in Liverpool at the church and my eldest son along with fellow cubs made £9 for the church funds on their duck apple stall!!! We met a lovely Father Christmas who took time to speak to all of the childeren and my youngest sang Jingle Bells with him..it was one of those magical moments that will stay with me forever.
Here is a link to my recipe for Scouse..the longer its cooked the better! Its gorgeous in cold wintry weather like we are having now..

13 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG these are lovely.
Absolutely gorgeous.

lisa said...

I hope you got a pic of your son with Santa? Cute vintage-looking stamps. This weekend I have to prep a bunch of goodies to sell at a holiday fair after Thanksgiving.

craftytrog said...

Love these cards Lorraine! They're so original! x

Chris said...

Fab work. Love how you incorporated the fabric and stitching.

Deborah said...

Love your use of colour. These are adorable.

Linda Elbourne said...

These are both fabulous!

LME said...

The cards look great Lorraine.

We had scouse for tea last night :)

Jennie said...

These are fab, .. not ever had scouyse.. please elaborate:)

Hels said...

One word for these....

A-MAZ-ING!!!!!! Love the vintage look you have got with both of them .... truly beautiful x

PS...the Sunday Stamper has the theme holly...so you could enter one there *wink wink* xx

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the elf one on the bottom!!!! so vintage'y sweet!

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper :O)) Did I mention that I loooove those cards??? x

Minxy said...

Cool work hun, i especially love the look of the second piece :)

Chris said...

These are pretty. I think I'd like to try these next time. And Scouse? HA! I'm giving that to the cook in the family. It's got to be good!