Thursday, 29 September 2016

A Sketch For MAWTT

Good moring to all my friends and fellow bloggers. Today at MAWTT it is Carole's turn to choose the theme and we have a sketch to work from.

My Card

6" square card base - Hobbycraft card stock
lilac card - Hobbycraft
DSP - Nitwits
Classic Circle dies - Spellbinders
Classic Scalloped circle dies - Spellbinders
Topper - Sympathy Bug from Hobby House
Ribbon - Poundshop

I just added some pearls, a peel off greeting and lots of glitter to the wings and I was done. I used differnt coloured glitters tomatch the colours in teh wings and it worked out well. So this is a card to go into the box for when needed.

Just a very quick post today because I have a busy day ahead.  Hope things are well with you all.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Christmas Goose

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers. It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland  and this time I am hosting the challenge for the Snowflakes team. I sometimes find that I get stuck in a rut so I decided to shake myself up - and every body else too- and my choice of theme is a sketch.

My Card

There is alos an alternate challenge which is Tic Tac Toe so pop over to the blog where you will find the grid.

My Card

7" square card - Anna Marie Designs
green card stock- Rymans
patterned card stock -
ribbon - from stash
digi image - Christmas Goose from Beccy's Place
sentiment - computer generated
Lacy Circle dies - Spellbinders
Snowflake e/f - Creative Expressions
Promarkers to colour

As you can see I went with the sketch. I just love this goose - it has such attitude! The card just kind of made itself. The Christmas tree bulbs were something I picked up off the internet and printed them onto photo paper to give them a shine.

We have two sponsors this week.  The first is Beccy's Place , offering the winner three single digi images or one digi set.  Our second sponsor is Crafty Ribbons offering $10 to spend instore.  We would love you to join in with our challenge but do remember Christmas projects only!  Why not pop over to the blog and check out what the rest of the Snowflake Team have made and it may inspire you to join in.

Hope all is well with you.

Take care.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

OSAAT - Something Special

Good morning to you all.  Challenge 271 at OSAAT is to make something special which could be for birthday, anniversary, new baby, new home .... You get the picture I'm sure and the remit is so wide that I'm sure you can find something if you care to join us in our challenge.

Please scroll down to the previous post if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Card

6 " white square base card
purple card - Rymans
image and backing papers - Stitchy Bear
Promarkers to colour
pearls from stash

I used the Iris Digital Stamp and Paper Pack  from the designer Coosty Creations.  There are four papers included in the pack and I really wanted to use them all but in the end I settled on three.

We would love you to join us this time and you could win $10 to spend instore.

Well that's all from me today.  Hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far.

Take care.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Hats and Gloves for Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Well we are back to the more normal weather for this time of the year. I saw on the weather report last night that it was 30 degrees somewhere yesterday and today it will be 13.  Wow that's some difference!  They might well need their hats and gloves today!

Today the lovely Kate has asked us to use hats and gloves on our cards and this is what I have come up with.  Mr Mojo has still not returned from his extended holiday so my cards are all fairly simple at the moment. I hope he decides to come back soon!

My Card

6" square cream pearlescent base card -  from Crafters Companion card stock
backing papers - Dovecraft "Glad Tidings"
Image - Pink Gem "Snow Hugs"
Frosted Spruce and Frosted Pine trees - Memory Box
Noble Double Pierced Squares - Sue Wilson
Wooden bell - ancient stash

I decided to use cream as my background rather than white then had to search through my papers to make sure there was cream on them as opposed tothe usual white.  I have three Dovecraft  8 x 8" pads (courtesy of Every Crafts a Pound at the NEC) and two of them were suitable with cream so basically that was about it; a couple of embellishments and job done.

My card is a day early because I have another  DT card to post tomorrow.

Hope you are all well.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Borrowed Dies

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers, and many thanks for dropping by today. Well we are having some glorious weather again, what we used to call an Indian Summer, but I think it is only due to last a few days.

 A couple of days ago I admired the die that my friend Jenny - Cardsarus - had used on her card that day. She very kindly loaned me the dies and wow!  I have really fallen in love with this Tonic Twisting Veranda Layering die set and I have used it on my card today.  This is definitely at the top of my "must have" list!

My Card

White card stock - Hobbycraft
Lilac card stock - Core'dinations
Twisting Veranda dies - Tonic
Maidenhair fern - Sue Wilson
Sentiment stamp - JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels 4
 Purple/White Tone Bloom Set flowers - Wild Orchid Craft
Ribbon - stash
Pearls - The Hobby House

I used the largest die to make an easel card and then just took it fom there.  As you can see I used quite a lot of the eleven dies from the set ... lol!I can't wait to make another card - possibly using fewer dies, but I got carried away!Thank you so much Jenny!!!

Well that's all from me today.  Hope everybody is well and if not I hope you feel better soon.

Take care!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Krafty Layers

Good morning.  Hope everyone is well and thank you for calling in today. This time at Winter Wonderland Cindy has asked us to use "lots of layers" on our cards.  However, we also have an alternate theme which is "Wish upon a star" so if you would like to join in our challenge this time you can use either theme, both themes, or even combine the themes.

My Card


6 " square base card - kraft cardstock  from Dovecraft
ivory pearlescent cardstock - Crafter's Companion
Noble double pierced rectangles - Creative Expressions
Holly corner die -  Cheery Lynn
DSP - Handmade Holiday pad from Simple Stories

As you can see I went with lots of layers and produced a very simple, flat card. I made a 6"  square base card using kraft card. I then just cut some images from the pad and added  holly dies and a little bling.  I did add a gold star die cut which I found in my die cuts box so I guess I covered both themes though by default!!  Easy peasy - it had to be because Mr Mojo still hasn't shown up!

We are sponsored this time by  MRDesigns

 and she is offering 10 euro's to spend instore.

Why not pop acros to the blog and see the inspiration from the Snowflakes team?

Take care and have a great day.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Golden Wedding

Hello to you all.   Hope everybody is well.

Today I am showing a card that I made for my cousin, who has been married for 50 years. My goodness I cannot believe it!  I was 16 when I was her bridesmaid and it certainly doesn't seem that long ago!

My Card

5 x 7"  base card - made from Crafters Companion pearlescent card
gold mirri card - Dovecraft
Tied Together e/f - Couture Creations
Anjas large oval dies - Marianne Creatables
roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
rose leaf spray -  Brittania dies
gold pearls - Meiflower
sentiment - computer genearted

There are so many new dies that we tend to forget that some of our older ones are very beautiful.  I have decided to keep going back into my collection and using some of them.

Take care and have a good day.