Thursday, 2 April 2020

Blooming Botanicals at 12 MoC Link Up

Good morning.  Another Christmas card today, this time for the 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up.
Our sponsor is Beccy's Place.

My Card

6" square base card
Image - Cardinal and Holly - freebie from Beccy's Place
Paper - Holly Boughs  DDDoodles 
Sentiment die - Sue Wilson

I kept my card CAS by adding the image to the backing paper  digitally, and also adding a digital border. After attaching this to the card base I just added the sentiment die so it is still flat for posting. 

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features any type of Christmas FLOWER or GREENERY such as pine boughs, poinsettias, holly and berries, Christmas Cactus, wreaths, etc.  Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Botanicals.

Head on over to the blog and add your card to the challenge. This is a good opportunity to get ahead with your stash of Christmas cards.

Take care and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Add Diamante for MAWTT

Good morning and here we on April Fool's Day. Be careful not to get caught out. It's Mrs Duck's turn to choose the theme at MAWTT and she wants to see diamante on your project.

I know I have some lovely diamante buckles that would have been great with ribbon threaded through. They would have been ...... if only I could find them!!!!!

My Card

7" square base card 
pink pearlescent card - stash
rose gold glitter card - Hobbycraft
image - Hunkdory
border e/f Big Dot Little Dot - Tattered Lace
pink shimmer gems - Hobbycraft

I love this pretty art deco lady in  her lovely gown. The border embossing folders are a pack of four and were a gift. I must admit I really like this one but I don't buy Tattered Lace I'm afraid because they seem to me to be over priced and if I'm honest the majority are too fussy for my taste.

Please take a wander over to the blog and check out what my team mates have contributed to the challenge.

Hope you are managing to keep yourselves occupied and staying safe and well.

Take care.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 30 March 2020

No Focal Image at IAAS

Good morning.  Time for my DT card for IAAS I found this quite a difficult challenge because to be honest, I didn't really understand it.   Anyway this is what I came up with. Hopefully my large 70 doesn't count as an image.

My Card

6" square base card
John Next Door dies

I had to make this quite quickly for a friend and was asked to keep it flat for posting.

She was thrilled with the result - even though I missed adding the embellishments.  Didn't seem quite finished.

Anyway I hope you are all well.

Take care.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Candles for Christmas Card Club

Good morning on a bright but chilly morning. It's time for Rita's choice of card for this weeks CCC card. My card was made extremely quickly this morning so it is very simple. I looked at the wrong challenge and actually made a card for our next challenge instead of this one! Ah well, at least I am ready for the next one in two week's time.  Sorry Rita.

My Card

Unfortunately the picture is very poor. The dark red background is actually quite vibrant but looks drained on this photo. It is very sunny and was difficult to take a decent picture, but at least you get the idea.

I hope this finds you all well and coping during these strange and trying times.

Take care.

Sunday, 22 March 2020


Good morning on this cold, bright Mothering Sunday.  Unfortunately families are not able to get together today but better afe than sorry.

Our WI has had to close and we are concerned about a number of our older members.  Of the 60 of us we have three over ninety and five in their late eighties who rarely miss a meeting.  We are keeping in touch with them by email, phone etc and I have just a made a card for each of them. I will be doing this at regular intervals just to let them know they are not forgotten.

My Card

5" x 7" white base card.
lilac and purple card - Hobbycraft
embossing folder -Petal Pleasure from Couture Creations
flower die - Britannia Dies
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
Tonic crystal drops

Simple cards but just a way to keep in touch.  Unfortunately the photo does not show the lovely embossing.

Keep well and if, like me, you are confined to barracks keep busy.  I am sure we all have enough craft supplies to keep us going well past this emergency situation. 

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Using Green for IAAS

Good morning.  My card today is my DT card for IAAS where the theme is to use green. I don't use green too much but hey, that's what a challenge is all about isn't it?

 Click HERE if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Card


7" x5" white base card
Darice embossing folder
small swirl - Memory Box
stitched pennants - SueWilson 

I die cut the swirl from the white card and another from green card and then paper pieced the green one into the negative space.  In the picture it looks as if I have just glued the swirl onto the background but in real life it actually looks quite effective.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out what my team mates have made for the challenge?

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Christmas Wreath or Garland for Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Another two weeks have passed and it's time for another challenge for our Christmas Card Club. The theme is "Christmas Wreath or Garland" and was chosen by Lorraine. It's not actually due until tomorrow so teh rest of teh girls will be showing their cards then.

My Card

A very simple traditional card with just one layer added to a 6" square base card using Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Squares.. The image is from my Greeting Card Factory programme and I managed to apply the stripes at the top of the image digitally too.  The problem is I play around with things and forget to write down the steps I took to achieve something. I then can't for the life of me remember how I did it and when I want to try it again I have to re-invent the wheel!

Well that's it from me today.  Take care and enjoy your weekend.