Saturday, 9 October 2021

Snowman/Snowmen for Christmas Card Club.

 Good morning . Time, yet again, for a card for our little group who make Christmas cards all year round which means we are not caught up in  panic mode come December.  Kate chose the theme. this time.

My Card

I have used a very old digi image, "Snowdad Family" from a company called Digi Blessings, which I think has probably folded because I was unable to find it on google search. This is such lovely smiley snow family and perfect for Kate's challenge.

I used old LOTV papers and Grungy Christmas Sentiments. I found the sparkly motif in the corner in my box of extras.  I have a feeling it is from an extremely old Spellbinders die set when they did  complementing motif and accent dies. 
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Saturday, 2 October 2021

Winter Wonderland Pinecones and Poinsettias

 Good morning.  We have a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we would like to see Pine Cones and/or Poinsettias. Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said.

My Card

I made a 6"sqauare card and enlarged the image to make a real statement and I didn't need to do much more. Sparkly centre, green mat and job done. I used Pierced Noble Squares and a sentiment die from Sue Wilson.

Pop over to the blog and see the work from the rest of the DT and maybe you will be inspired to join in.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 1 October 2021

Bingo at MAWTT

 Good morning.  Today at MAWTT we are playing BINGO.


If you want to play along you need to use one line of the grid and that can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. Please say on your post which line you are using.

My Card 


For my card I used the centre horizontal line and as you can see I used patterned paper, image - matching topper- and glitter which I actually mixed with flower soft to make the centres of the flowers. You can just about make out the glitter in the photo but in real life it is actually very effective. I used the papers and one of the toppers from The Paper Boutique set Evening Blooms. I love how subdued the colours are.

Why not pop over to the blog, check out the work from the DT and maybe you will be inspired to join in.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Monday, 27 September 2021

Non Tradional Colours

 Good morning.  I apologise to my friends in the Christmas Card Club because I am a day late with my card. I don't understand what happened to this past week because I ran out of days - I was sure that today was Saturday!  Senior moment!!  Actually time really does seem to be whizzing past.

We were very happy to get a phone call on Friday for John to have his Covid booster next day. It was an early appointment, 8 am in the next town, but we are both early risers so it was fine.  I ma just so relieved  that he has had it.

I fell back on a Crafter's Companion Diesire Create a Card die which takes the work out of crafting and gives a quick card but with pretty stunning results.

My Card

My card is 15.5 x 15.5 cms to accommodate the layers and made from Anna - Marie Designs cardstock because I love the weight of it. I layered it onto aqua glitter card and then onto the card base.  I put the centre die to one side and  I will use it to make a smaller card later.  I stamped the sentiment with aqua ink and die cut it with SB Classic Squares.    I added three snowflakes to the corner. The two white ones were already in my die cut drawer so I cut the aqua one to layer it up.  The large ones are Marianne Swedish snowflakes and the smaller one is a punch.  All it needed then was for me to add some Hobby House pearls in the corners and away we go - job done. 
Take care.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Furry Friends at Internatonal Art and Soul

 Good morning.  We have a new challenge at IAAS which is Furry Friends.

My Card

I found this cute cat couple in my Greeting Card Deluxe set and I couldn't resist using it. They look really cool in their sunglasses so I just added the sentiment digitally to fit in. It was matted with an animal print paper, orange card and and then onto a black 6 inch square base card.  Easy but cute.

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Challenge #117 Fancy Fold Card at IAAS

 Good morning.  This time at IAAS the theme, which was chosen by me, is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card

Card Front

Inside from the front

Inside from the back

Rear of card

This folds down into a 6" square envelope but obviously will need a large stamp since it is probably too bulky for the usual stamp. Sorry it is rather photo heavy. I used papers and images from Nitwit Collections "Noah's Ark".  It was all done digitally so that it wasn't too bulky.  My great nephew is coming up to his third birthday soon and I thought this would be the ideal card for him.

Why not pop over to the blog and see the fabulous offerings from my team mates?

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Poinsettias for Christmas Card Club

 It's unbelievable how quickly these two weeks pass. It's time for another challenge and this time it is to use poinsettias on our cards.

My Card

Like my card last time this again is slightly smaller than A5. I used the frame from John Next Door's "Jane's Tree". The poinsettias and ivy leaves are also from JND. the sentiment die and the embossed centre are from Creative Expressions.  It came together very quickly but looks fine although difficult to photograph because of the silver mirror card. 

I hope those of you in the UK have enjoyed the few last days of summer we had. Yesterday it rained quite a lot here but I don't mind- it helps to keep my well and water butts topped up. However today was again warm and sunny but I think that might be the last of summer.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.