Monday 6 March 2023

DragonFly Dreams March Challenge - Outdoors

 Good morning . Today I have my DT card for the Dragonfly Dreams challenge blog.


I used an image from Joanna Sheen which reminds me of driving out for Sunday lunch.

I then added mats and layers using a brick embossing folder and a brick paper.

It's very simple but a great on for those pesky males in our lives who are more difficult to make cards for.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the catds from my team mates and maybe you will decide to join in with us?

Take care.


Sunday 5 March 2023

Christmas Card Club Songs/Carols

 Good morning.  I have been missing for a while and have missed the last two challenges but I was determined to participate this time.

My Card


I used a very old but well loved Lili of the Valley rubber stamp coloured with Promarkers, I printed the musical score onto vellum. 

The cold weather and probably more snow are due to return later in the week. I doubt it will be like just before Christmas when we were snowed in for almost a week. I'm cold enough now!  I do seem tofeel the cold much more these days.  My brother calls me a soft southerner now not the hardy northerner I used to be.

Take care.


Sunday 22 January 2023

Two Patterned Papers for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. Time for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show a card with two patterned papers.

This is a 6" square base card and I have used papres from a Papermania pack from many years ago "Home for Christmas".  I have some scraps left because at the time  bought two pads because I liked it so much. Sadly there is hardly any left at all now. The sentiment is from Little Claire - again very old. I used Britannia small rose die and the leaves are also Britannia but they were in my stash box so not sure which they are. The sweet image is an LOTV topper

Hope you are all well and managing to keep warm.

Take care.

Sunday 8 January 2023

Embossing for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. I hope this finds everybody well. 

Our first challenge of 2023 for the Christmas Card Club is to use embossing.

My Card

I used Sue Wilson's merry Christmas die and Falling Snow embossing folder also from Sue Wilson. Unfortunately the embossing isn't showing up too well in the photo.  The tree die is from Stampin' Up.

Take care.

Thursday 1 December 2022

It's Christmas at Moving Along with the Times

 Good afternoon.  It's the first of the month and time for the final challenge this year at MAWTT.

My Card

I have used an old Lili of the Valley image from the Art Pads and stamped the sentiment. I also used Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Rectangles and embossing folder all mounted onto a 5" x  7" white card base. I do wish LOTV would bring back Art Pads - they are far more useful to me than the current printed images. Another flat based card for posting - although with all the postal strikes who knows if our cards will get to their  recipients at all? We'll just have to keep everything crossed.

Take care.



Sunday 27 November 2022

Deer at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. here we are at our penultimate challenge this year It's a bit frightening because it means it less than a month to the Big Day!

My Card

Just a very simple card using a die which was a magazine freebie many years ago and I thik it was only used once.

Sorry this is such a quick post but I have a busy day ahead.

I hope you are all keeping well.




Sunday 13 November 2022

Christmas Crackers for Christmas Card Club

Today's challenge is Christmas Crackers although we always have the "Anything Goes" option if we don't have anything suitable for the challenge.  I do like to follow the theme if possible but I thought I was going to have to give in because I searched through all my images but didn't find anything suitable.  Then I had a lightbulb moment! I have just made a cracker treat box so I decided to show this instead.  Not a Christmas card,  I know, but still pertinent to the challenge.

My Project

I have had this Tonic Studios set of dies for a number of years and haven't used it for years either. I stopped buying Tonic dies because they are so expensive  I decided they didn't warrant the expense, even though the finished items are lovely.The two pieces just slide aside to reveal the gift inside.  The poinsettia and leaves are from John Next Door.

I't's  decent size so can get a reasonable gift/goodies inside.

Take care.