Sunday, 8 July 2018

Summer Fun for IAAS

Good morning.  My cards are like buses - you wait forever and then three come along at once .  Well here I am with my third.  This time it's my DT card for IAAS and the theme this time is Summer Fun which is totally appropriate.

If you are looking for my CCC card please scroll down 
to previous post.

My Card

6" square base card -Rymans
blue matting card - Limetree Crafts
backing paper - Bonnets & Bowties  LOTV (disc) 
corner die - Joy!crafts
Butterflies - Inticut by Hobbycrafts
mini butterflies - punch
stamp - Penny Black
Promarkers to colour 

 I love these little mice having fun in the sun on their balloons.  Reminds me of many years ago on those bouncing things and for the life of me I just cannot remember what they were called. 

We are a Just for Fun challenge but please pop over to the blog and see t my team mates have made for this particular challenge.

Hope you are still having fun in the sun!!

Take care.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

WOW for Christmas Card Club

It is my turn to choose the theme for our little club and I have gone for White on White, or a smidgen of colour as long as the card or project is mainly white.

In fact I had to use a bit of colour myself.  My plan was to use all white with white glitter card.  However, my white glitter card was so very different to the very white cardstock I used for the card that it looked totally out of place, so I swapped it to silver and I'm much happier with it.

My Card

A5 base card
silver non shed glitter card - Hobbycraft
Snow Crystal die - Crafters Companion
Let it Snow die - Crafters Companion
ribbon- from stash
gems - from stash
I placed bot dies on a piece of cardstock and die cut them together.  All it needed than was mounting onto the glitter card and the base card  and the ribbon and gems adding.

Unfortunately I think my garden is going to have to fend for itself - in other words my flowers are probably all going to die due to the heat and lack of rain.  We have five 230 litre water butts which are all empty, plus another two dustbins of water which are also empty.  I have moved as many of the pots and tubs under the car port as I can so that they at least have some shade and won't need as much water.

The immersion heater arrived this morning so I was looking forward to a shower later. Yay!  Cheered too soon! When John opened the parcel they had sent the wrong one!  Grrrr!!!!!  Boiling kettles to wash is a real pain.  We have been promised it by Tuesday now.  Unbelievable isn't it?  John ordered a specific one, the invoice was for the same make immersion but a smaller size and the actual immersion heater they sent was a totally different one from a different manufacturer - the mind boggles.  How can you make three mistakes on an order of one item?

Well I hope you are all surviving the heat and that your gardens are doing better than mine ... lol.

Take care.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Male Theme at MAWTT

Good morning and I hope everybody is well and enjoying this superb weather.  I have no problem with the sun (well, that's not true because I burn very easily) but my major problem is no rain for the past six weeks!  Does the world not know that my water supply comes from a well and we are running short!! Help! And to cap it all the immersion heater blew up the other day and so we are unable to heat the water except by boiling kettles.  Luckily the new one is on order and should be here in a couple of days then John will get to work fixing it. It's great being married to a man who can do all this work and so never have to worry about tradesmen.

Anyway, now to my card for this months challenge at MAWTT,; the theme chosen by  Jackie is to make your project male themed. I never have enough male cards in my stash so this is good for me..

My Card

7" x 5" black base card - Rymans card
topper, backing paper and gold cogs - Kanban
gold mirri card - Crafter's Companion

I was rooting around in my drawers (as you do) and I found some ancient stash which was perfect for putting together this very quick steam punk male card. I'm sorry the picture is so dark.  The sun was so bright it was really difficult to get a decent picture.

Why not pop across to the blog and see what my the rest of my team mates have come up with?

That's all from me for now.

Take care.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Candy Canes for the Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  It's time for or little club to produce another card and this time Lorraine is our host and she would like to see candy canes or gingerbread.

My Card

I used an image from Greeting Card Factory De Luxe which I matted and layered onto green and then white card before affixing to a red base card. The sentiment is one of the new Sue Wilson mini dies and the pearls are from my stash.

Are you all enjoying the summer weather? My problem is that we have had no rain at all for nearly three weeks now and no sign of it in the near future either. It's a bit of a worry if you don't have mains water - especially when I'm wanting to keep my plants well watered.   Ah well, the joys of living in the country eh?

I'm off to a wedding this afternoon. Our WI choir (including moi) will be singing because it is the wedding of one of our members.  Hope we don't mess it up!

Take care and have a good weekend.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Make It Square

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the summer weather.

Sorry I have been MIA but we booked a very last minute holiday and just took off.  I nevr advertise on social media that I am not at home because you just never know who is looking in do you? We went to the most beautiful 400 year old cottage in Monmouthshire. It had been modernised sympathetically inside and was very light and airy with large rooms and plenty of space.

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland  and this time it is very easy.  Pat K is hosting our challenge and she wants to see only square cards.

We are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs and there are some super digi images and digi papers. Please remember that we are a Christmas challenge only, so to be eligible for a prize your project must be Christmas related.

My Card

6" blue square base card
digi paper - Unique Snowflakes from sponsor
digi image - Snow Family from sponsor
pearls from stash

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the Snowflakes Team have made with these lovely images.

Take care.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Not Square or Oblong

Good morning.   This is my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The remit was to make a card which was not square or oblong.  Now I know this is pretty much oblong but I hope the fancy edges make it okay!!

My Card

ivory and lavender Centura Pearl - Crafter's Companion
Laced Bow Easel creator die - Tonic Studios
Twig leaf die - Sue Wilson
Numbers/letters dies - Spellbinders 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - computer generated 
ribbon and pearls from stash

This set of dies makes such a great card and no matter what colour combo you use it looks fabulous.

I was asked to make this card for the oldest member of our WI and she is absolutely amazing.  Most of our group are so much younger but Myrtle mixes so well with everybody and gets so involved it's hard to believe her age!!!  She is also just recovering from major surgery - and I really mean major but again she didn't let it get her down.

I was asked to use this die or something similar because they had seen another card I had made with it which impressed them.  I was able to kill two birds with one stone and use this card for the IAAS challenge.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but why not pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have produced and maybe you will join in and show us your shaped cards.

Hope the weather improves for the Bank Holiday but here in our part of Oxfordshire it has been a pretty dire couple of days.

Take care.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Add Your Heart at Winter Wonderland

Sorry I'm late with this post.  Over the past couple of days I have been riddled with problems and yesterday we had no electricity for eight hours!!!  Eight hours, can you believe it?  Ah well, we survived by getting out the camping stove to boil water for drinks and eating cold cereal and sandwiches.  John had withdrawal symptoms with no porridge! And also no computer or internet!!!!

Time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is "All hearts come home for Christmas"  where you will need to add at least one heart on our Christmas project.

My Card

6" square red base card
papers - Papermania "Home For Christmas"
image - Leila Decorating
die - The Works"

Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter and the prize on offer for the winner is  one digi of the winner's choice. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the Snowflakes Team has produced and maybe you will want to join in the challenge.

Well it has certainly been an extremely wet day today after all the lovely warm/hot sunny days so I certainly hope the sun will be back soon.

Take care and enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend.