Sunday, 18 September 2022

Christmas Trees for Christmas Card Club

 Time for another challenge for our little group.  I missed the last challenge two weeks ago because we booked a late holiday - first time away since before lockdown. We went to a cottage on a farm in Suffolk  which was fabulous and great scenery from the cottage - including the llamas and horses. The weather was also very hot so we we were lucky.  When we got home we found there had been some rain which fillled a couple of our water butts - very much needed!!

My Card

 My card is 6" x 6".   The backing papers are from Me To You "Winter Wonderland"  which I have had for a few years and now am starting to use up some old stash.    An LOTV topper from many years ago.   I die cut the tree with Dees Distinctively A Cut Above  (what a mouthful that is!) and used glitter card - yet more very old stash.   The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards and  the pearls are from my stash.  It's flat enough for posting I think so I stopped myself from adding too much in the way of embellishments.
Have a good day.


Sunday, 28 August 2022

Birthday at IAAS

 Good morning and time for a new challenge at IAAS. The theme this time is birthdays.

My Card 


I found a couple of toppers in my stash that I had bought many years ago when the local craft shop was closing down. These things do come in very handy in an emergency don't they?

The 5" x 7" basecard is made from an A4piece of bronze cardstock, the dull gold cardstock has a very fine ribbed appearance and  I matted the toppers onto rust colored card. The clock embellishment was from my stash and then I just added  the little brass buttons which were from my button tin.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the great cards from my team mates? 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you have planned.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Christmas Roses for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and it's time for our little group to share our cards.  The theme is Christmas Roses, but there is always the option for Anything Goes.

My Card

I have used matching dies, and decoupage topper pad from Crafter's Companion. I haven't actually used the Christmas Rose, which is the Hellebore Nigra, but I don't have any images of them.  My card is showing roses on a Christmas card so I think that is close enough. 😉

A little later I am off with some of my WI friends to watch an open air production of a comedy play by the canal and we are all looking forward to it.   It's about the WI and called "Raising Agents" and performed by a touring group  - I have seen a short video clip and it was very funny. Luckily the weather forcast is good!

Take care and have a good day.


Friday, 5 August 2022

Reindeer at Winter Wonderland

 It's time for another challenge at the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. The theme is Reindeer. However, we don't have a sponsor this month so this is a Just For Fun Challenge this time.

My Card

I used an A6 tartan base card and some die cuts, both from my box. I think they were from Hobbycraft, although quite some time ago. It was quick to make and flat for posting so ticks the boxes.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out what the rest of the team have made?

Take care and have a good day.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Fancy Fold Card for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. It's time for another card for our club and this time I chose the theme which is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card 1


I have made a bridge  card but put a full sheet of acetate at the front give it strength which then made it into more of a diorama card. When folded down it measures 8" x 6". I used paper pad from The Works called "Snowy Christmas" which I bought last year.

Card 2

I made a 7" easel card using papers from the same pad and added some JND snowflakes

I thought  I was going to be unable to post because on Thursday my computer was attacked by a virus which added a trojan and has completed wiped out my computer!! I cannot even open it. Luckily I still have my very old Windows 7 computer from when I upgraded to Windows 10 with a new computer. John has set it up again for me this morning so I can use Blogger, gmail etc at least. He has removed the hard disc from my machine and has been working on it for the past couple of days but it appears to be kaput. Sadly I have not saved the last couple of years work to my external hard disc so I have lost all my photos, pictures, digi images etc.  Please, please do  be sure to save your work on a regular basis to an external source. Luckily all my documents were saved elsewhere - initially I was in a real panic because I am secretary of our WI and have masses of stuff on my computer!!

Hope you are well  and having a better time than me!!😀😄 

Love and hugs



Sunday, 3 July 2022

Red, White and Blue at IAAS

 Good morning. Here is the next challenge at IAAS and it is to show red, white and blue.

My Card


This is a 7"x5" red card base.I used a die set from Crafts Too  Background Collection called Apollo. I used Prim Poppy from Memory Box and the sentiment dies is from Sue Wilson. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made?

Take care and have a good day.


Saturday, 2 July 2022

Anything Christmas Goes at the 12Moc LinkUp

 Time for another challenge at the the !2 MoC LinkUp We are always Anything Goes - providing it is Christmas! We usually have a twist if you want to follow it but this month it is purely Anything Goes.

My Card


I decided to go with black and white. I embossed the background layer with a snowflake e/f. The central snowflake is stamped and embossed onto black card and then diecut with Spellbinders dies. The other two snowflakes are from Spellbinders Create A Flake dies - all very old dies.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the Sleigh Belles team have made for this challenge - and then revisit on the 15th of the month to check out the offerings from the Merry Maidens?

Take care and enjoy your weekend.