Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tiny Things for IAAS

Good morning.  I scarcely believe that after not posting for two weeks here I am on my fifth day in a row.  I have been busily crafting and will show things when I get round to it but I have also been giving John a helping hand out in the field.

Anyway one of my lock down projects was this banner for WI - when we eventually manage to get together but that is looking pretty hopeless for some time yet.

Please scroll down to previous post if you are looking for my CCC post.

My Project

It was made using wooden letters I bought at the NEC last November with this in mind but never actually got round  to doing anything with them so this was a golden opportunity.  Each letter is 4" high so it will look fine when we eventually get it hung up. I painted them with Pinflair Buff-It paint which is so lovely to use.  I applied it with a cloth and then buffed it up, producing a really beautiful sheen. It was then easily decorated using stuff from my stash - tiny flowers, butterflies and dragon flies with an odd leaf here and there.  My plan was to use ribbon to hang it but I didn't have anything narrow enough so for the time being Bakers twine will suffice.

Why not pop across to the blog and see what "tiny things"my team mates have come up with.

Take care and stay safe and well. The lock down rules are relaxing but it's even more important to be vigilant now.  I'm going to be carrying on exactly as I'm doing; I don't want to jump into the pool just yet!

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Christmas Trees at Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  It's not exactly summer weather right now is it? Jeans and sweatshirts in July - and we even lit the wood burner last night.. 

Today it's time for another challenge for our little club and  Shaz chose the theme this time.  She wants to  see Christmas trees.

My Cards

Two six inch square cards matted with sage green card from Limetree Crafts and the paper is from the Dovecraft Glad Tidings pack. The Christmas tree toppers were from the LOTV  Art Pads.

A very quick post today. Take care and have a good weekend.

Friday, 3 July 2020

At Winter Wonderland it's Hip to be Square

Good morning. It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and as you can see the theme is Hip to be Square which means we want to see square cards.  How easy could that be? Our sponsor is Fred She Said.

My Card

6"square white base card - Rymans
green card stock - from stash
Noble Pierced Squares - Sue Wilson
sentiment die - Sue Wilson

I decided to keep my card CAS and I'm so glad I did because I really like it.  I just added a dash of colour with Promarkers on the pine sprays and bottoms of the pinecones.  Apart from adding the sentiment I did nothing else. My husband caught sight of it and said it looks classy.  Quite a compliment from him.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the inspiration from the DT which may tempt you to join in our challenge. Please remember we are a Christmas challenge only so as well as being square your card must be a Christmas card.

Take care.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

12 MoC Link Up Flip a Coin

Good morning.  The 12 MoC LinkUp has a new challenge just starting and our sponsor is All Dressed Up. This  is such a fun challenge and one I've never done before. The twist to this month's challenge is to  Flip a Coin! There are five lines in the grid and you flip a coin to choose what you use for each line.

My Card

6" square base card
pink pearlescent card
dots paper - Decosses Dynamite Doodles Eclectic Mix
sponsors image - 3 Little Christmas Girls
Noble Pierced Squares - Sue Wilson
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
pink shimmer gems - Hobbycraft

Make a card with 3 layers or less Make a card with 4 or more layers
Make a rectangular or square card Use a fancy fold technique
Add dots to your card Add stripes to your card
Add lace or ribbon to your card Add gems or pearls to your card
Add a frame to your cardUse faux or real stitching on your card

I used 1 : Heads, 2 : Heads, 3 : Heads, 4 : Tails, 5: Heads

(I really wanted to cheat because I would have liked to make a fancy fold card and use lace but I played the game and went with the flip of the coin.)

If you love to make Christmas cards, or you just want to get ahead with your Christmas stash then this is definitely the challenge for you. If you  enter two cards you automatically  to win one of the papers from the monthly pack(Eclectic Mix 1) but if you follow the twist there is a chance to win the full pack of six papers. And as if that is not enough one random entrant will win two images from our sponsor.

Pop across to the blog to see some inspiration from the Sleigh Belles DT and there will be more inspiration mid month when the Merry Maidens will be posting their cards.

Take care and have fun.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

At The Beach with MAWTT

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well.  It's lashing with rain at the moment but I'm not too concerned since it saves the hassle of watering the garden,

Today is challenge 120 at MAWTT and the theme is At The Beach.

My Card

I have no beach images but I managed to find three different images in my graphics programme so I merged them into one and added a sentiment before printing it off.  I then mounted it onto blue card stock and a white base card.  Easy peasy.

Please pop over to the blog and check out the cards from the rest of the team.

Take care and stay safe.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Blue is the Colour for IAAS

Good morning.  A new challenge will be posted today at IAAS and this time it is to make blue the main colour on your card or project.

My Card

This is very quick and simple card.  I made a 6" x 4" base card from navy blue Jelly Bean Crafts card stock.  I have misplaced the packaging of the die so when I come across it I will add the name. The card just made itself.  I used a sentiment die from Sue Wilson and mounted it onto navy card stock to make sure it stood out against the busy background and then just added some gems.  Job done.  It's one of those handy cards to keep in your stash I think.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what my team mates have made?

Take care and enjoy your day.  It is sunny here at the moment but we had heavy rain earlier this morning.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Sentiment as the Focus at Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks.  I have been really busy doing things for our WI ladies.  Since we can't meet up at all, as a committee we are trying to do things for them, so as well as keeping in touch by phone, email, newsletters etc every month when it should be our meeting we make sure we give them something.  This month I have just made and laminated fifty six bookmarks and matching greeting cards.  I also do something for our eight vulnerable ladies on a fortnightly basis. It makes it a very busy time for me but everybody is so appreciative  that it makes the hard work worthwhile.  Since I make everything two other committee ladies then have the task of distributing them on their daily walks around the village and two other nearby villages where we also have members.  I live in a third village - but I don't receive anything ... lol!

I am a day early with my card for our little Christmas club.  The other girls will be posting tomorrow but I have a DT card to post then. It was my turn to choose the theme and as you see I have gone for no image and make the sentiment the focus of the card.  This is my favourite thing to do with cards.

Card # 1

6" square white base card
white glitter card to mat
Spellbinders Create a Flake 4 and 5
Spellbinders Labels 10
X Cut quilting embossing folder
digi sentiment - Pink Petticoat"Snowy Days" sentiments

Card # 2

6" square base card
purple pearlescent card stock
Bearly Mine digi paper
Large star Signature die
Small stars Memory Box
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares
sentiment computer generated

Card 3

6" square base card
lavender card to mat
Nitwits Snow Princess patterned paper
sentiment stamp - Bright Christmas Heartfelt Creations
Ice Crystal Frame die - Amy Design

I have been trying to use some of my old dies and embossing folders that haven't seen the light of day for far too long yet are so lovely. The backing paper is one I have used quite often and each time I digitally alter the colour which means I can change the look so easily.

We had a bad storm on Wednesday night  and then it rained the entire day on Thursday so the wells and water butts are all well and truly filled up.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.