Friday, 7 June 2019

Red and Green for Winter Wonderland

Good morning.  Hope this finds you all well. Today it is time to post my DT card for  Winter Wonderland.  The challenge, as chosen by Helen, is to use red and green.  Now how simple can that be when you are making Christmas cards?

Our sponsor this month is Dr Digi's House of Stamps and we have been able to use some really fun images.

My Card

6" square easel card base - cardstock Hobbycraft
patterned papers - Decosses's Dynamite
sentiment die - First Edition 
coloured  with Promarkers

I love this image; it really makes me smile. Why not pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with? We would love you to join in the challenge but please remember we are a Christmas challenge only.

Well this is a very quick post from me because I have a very busy day ahead. Have a great weekend everybody.

Take care and happy crafting!

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sketch Challenge at MAWTT

Good morning and another challenge at MAWTT and it is my turn to host the challenge. Like many of us my mojo sometimes goes walkabout and at these times I find sketches ideal to give me a few ideas.  I thought it might be fun to follow a sketch for this challenge but that means everything else is down to you and you can make the theme whatever you want it to be eg Christmas, Birthday, Get Well etc etc.

The Sketch

My Card

7" x 5" white base card
pink card - Hobbycraft
papers - "Whimsical Pastels" The Works
stitched flags dies - Sue Wilson
sentiment stamp - JustRite
pearls - from stash

I love the soft colours and patterns in these papers and at £3 for a 12" pad they are such good value.I have quite a number of these pads now. I managed to incorporate four of the papers onto my card. 

Why not pop across to the blog and take a look at the cards from Team B?  Perhaps they will inspire you to use the sketch in a card of your own.

Take care and happy crafting.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Gingerbread for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

 Good morning. I hope you are all doing okay. It's time for my second DT post for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place.

My Card

6"  kraft base card - from Hobbycraft card stock
 papers - Peppermint Diagonals "12 Days Of Christmas 2018"   
Cookie Group - from Gingerbread Cookies  
(both papers - Decosses Dynamite)
 image and sentiment - Beccy's Place  "Sugar and Spice " set
Christmas die - First Edition 
Promarkers to colour

As you can see I have gone with another zed fold card.  It just seemed to fit with the image of my gingerbread men marching across the card.

There is an optional twist to the challenge if you would like to follow it, but mainly the idea is somewhere for you to link up all your Christmas cards throughout the year.  The twist for this month's challenge is to use some form of a gingerbread image eg gingerbread house, gingerbread men or women, or general gingerbread cookies, etc.  as the main image for your card. 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 AU gift voucher from Beccy's Place.

Why not pop across to the blog and check out what the other Sleigh Belles have made with their images?  Maybe it will inspire you to create something too and get ahead with your Christmas cards.

Well that's it from me today.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Take care and happy crafting .

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Lace and Pearls

Good morning. I hope all is well and that you have been enjoying some good weather.  I've been doing a lot of work in the garden before the weather changes.

 I'm here with a card for International Art and Soul today where the challenge is to use lace and pearls

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

My Card

6" square base card
patterned paper - Craftwork Cards (ancient stash)
paper doiley - from stash
French Pastry doiley die - Cheery Lynn
Fancy Tags - Spellbinders
lace and ribbon - from stash
pearls spray - Want2Scrap
sentiment stamp - unknown

I found this piece of paper in my box of off cuts - I have no idea how many years it's been there but it's a long time! The lace is some that I bought years ago in our local haberdashers when they were selling off old stock.  I got about 25 metres  on a card and it worked out at about 6p per metre - quite the bargain ... lol!  And of course two lacy doileys which also fit the theme.

A few years ago I decided that wooden stamps took up too much space so I took all the rubber stamps off the wood - and forgot to make a note of the company!  I learned after the initial mistake!!!  But it certainly freed up masses of storage space.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with for this challenge?

Take care and happy crafting.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Let There be Light

Good morning to you all and I hope this finds you fit and well.

Our Fearless leader, Margaret (who keeps us all on the straight and narrow and works so hard on our behalf) has chosen the theme for our Christmas Card Club challenge and she wants to see Christmas lights.  Now this can be any lights such as Christmas tree lights, lamp posts, candles, lanterns, lights shining through a window etc.  She has given us a really wide scope.

Card #1

6" cream square base card - made from Crafts UK Ltd A3 card
aqua card stock to mat - Hobbycrafts
papers - Helz Cuppleditch Christmas Village paper pack
matching decoupage topper - Helz Cuppleditch

This paper pack includes papers, and strips of papers which match the toppers etc and that is what I have used to form the layer on my card.  There is also a separate pack of decoupage toppers. I have always put my decorative layer in the middle of the card but I saw Sam at Mixed Up Crafts do it this way and it actually leaves much more room for your toppers or verses etc. The backing paper is really glittery and looks great. If you haven't found Mixed Up Crafts yet you really should take a peek; she is terrific and does some wonderful videos.  I have made a few of her bags and boxes which I have yet to show but I'll get around to it soon.

Card # 2

 4" x 6" base card
blue card stock- from stash
image - LOTV
lamp post die - Britannia dies
Pierced Noble rectangles - Sue Wilson
Sentiment die - Sue Wilson 
Falling Snow e/f - Sue Wilson

I think this more or less speaks for itself. This image is just so sweet.

Well that's it from me today. Hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Ecology/Environment/Conservation at IAAS

Good morning and hope this finds you all well. Sall chose our theme at IAAS this time, and I must say I struggled with this but in the end, when I found this image of a tropical rain forest, I thought it fit the theme.

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

My Card
7" x 5" base card
image - Greetings Card Factory

Another CAS card which I completed digitally by adding the three layers, including the sentiment and  label for it. There is a fine green border round the sentiment label but it is not easy to see in the picture  I then just printed it off and mounted it onto the card base.  I decided it needed nothing else.

This reminds me so much of our trip into the rain forest in Trinidad (or it might have been Tobago).  I can almost smell it and I think I'll start perspiring soon ... lol!

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made for this "challenging" 

Today would have been the birthdays of my mum and dad and mum's twin brother.  I think the three of them will  be celebrating their 93rd birthday together in heaven.  I still miss them all.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Take care and happy crafting.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Children at Christmas for CCC

Good morning and time for a new challenge for the girls in the Christmas Card Club. Kate has chosen the theme this time and as you can see she wants to see cards for children. As usual I am a day early with my card.

Card #1 

5" x 7" base card 
red card stock - Rymans
 Elisabeth Bell image -The Hobby House
lacy circles die - Spellbinders
sentiment - computer generated

This card was in my box from a while ago just awaiting an image and sentiment so it was a five minute job.

Card #2

6" square base card
digi image - Polkadoodles
snowball barrel - internet
lacy circle die - Spellbinders
sentiment stamp - Little Claire Designs
large snowflakes -  Marianne dies
small snowflakes - punch
Promarkers to colour

Card #3

6" base card
papers and topper - Cuddly Buddly (ancient digi downloads)

This image never fails to make me smile. I just added some punched stars to finish and tie in with the papers. (I think the name has now changed to Buddly Crafts.)

Well that's it for now.

Take care and happy crafting.