Monday 8 January 2024

Using die cuts at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

 Good morning everyone.  Christmas and New Year have disappeared in the rear view mirror and it's onwards and upwards. Today is my DT card for the 12 Months of Christmas.  The challenge is always anything goes - as long as it is Christmas! However, there is also an optional twist should you wish  to go in that direction and this month is to use diecuts. 

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up is a unique challenge blog designed to provide incentive to help participants avoid the yearly Christmas card panic that many go through as the Christmas holidays approach!

My Card


For my card I used the background image from Snowy Church Mini Kit by Delicious Dynamite Doodles.. It makes an extremely simple but effective card. I added a layer and a diecut greeting and I was done!

Sunday 7 January 2024

Trains, Planes and Automobiles at Dragonfly Dreams

 Good day everybody. TIme for another challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and this month is to make a card using Trains, Planes and Automobiles. You can any or all of the above modes of transport.

My Card

I have decided to use up some of my old stash so I used scraps of patterned paper and cardstock and wait for it ............. Peel offs! remember those? I was going through some old stuff and I cannot believe how many peel offs I have in my collection! Well there are four bits fewer now. 😀😄😉

Hope you are all well.

Monday 1 January 2024

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody.


 I have had a very bad year with one thing and another but 2024 finds me determined to get back into blog land.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas 

Take care.

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.