Monday, 9 December 2019

IAAS Final Post for 2019

Good morning.  Today is our final challenge for 2019 at IAAS and it is "Anything But a Card".  This challenge will actually last for four weeks which means the DT can enjoy a break over Christmas, but we will be back in the New Year.

My Project

This is a very large bucket type bag measuring 12" tall x 7" wide and the base is 7" x 4". It closes with a velcro dot. You can get a very large gift in here - or lots of little ones. To look at you really wouldn't think it was made from cardstock,. The card stock is from a pad from The Works and only cost £3 so very good value for money. I made this from a tutorial on Mixed Up Crafts and I really love it.  I think I will be hard pressed to pass this on to somebody when the time comes. 

These are the sort of projects I used to make for my sister Jeanie because I knew she would love and appreciate them as I did.  She really was my number one fan! Just another reason why I miss her so much.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the projects from the rest of the DT.  I know you won't be disappointed.

Well that's all from me. I hope you are getting on well with your cards and gifts.  I have my cards to write and a few special ones to make and just a couple of gifts to buy but we are off to do the last minute Christmas shopping on Tuesday and then if I have missed anything it will be too late ... lol! I actually thought I had finished but we will be visiting my nephew and his family on Boxing Day and there will be other people there I will need to give something to, but nothing too big or fancy.

Take care.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Humour for Christmas Card Club

Good morning and I hope you are all well.  I can see a little sunshine this morning which makes a nice change. I totally forgot to do this post even though my card has been ready for a few days.  Ah well, better late than never.  This is our last challenge this year and Rachel chose humour

My Card

This is a small A6 card using an image from Bugaboo "JJ Cheers".  The backing paper was made digitally and I added the cocktail glasses. The sentiment is computer generated.

A very quick post but I have a lot to do today so I will just crack on.

Take care and have a good day.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas

Good morning.  Here at Winter Wonderland we have reached our final challenge for 2019 and as usual it is Anything Goes - As long it is is Christmas themed.

Our sponsor is  Digital Delights by Louby Loo and the prize on offer is a $5 voucher to spend instore.

The design team all worked with the same digi image, Magical Santa Tree, and it was interesting to see the different cards produced.

My Card

6" square base card - from kraft card stock
red plaid card stock - Dovecraft Glad Tidings
red cardstock - Rymans
Promarkers to colour

A very simple flat card so easy to post.

Hope everyone is well and nearly ready for the big occasion! We had a shopping trip with our WI Craft and Laugh group to Webbs of Wychbold, near Droitwich on Tuesday. It is a great retail place with Webbs Garden Centre, and everything else available at garden centres these days. There was a very large Hobbycraft and also a terrific Lakeland store.  That wrapped up my Christmas gifts nicely - no pun intended!

Another short post I'm fraid.

Take care.

Monday, 2 December 2019

12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Good morning, it's time for our final challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas Linkup.

As always there is an optional twist to the challenge which is "Layer It Up".  You don't have to follow the twist to be eligible for a prize but if you want to win the prize from our sponsor then you certainly need to  do so.

My Card

6" square white base card
lilac matting paper - Hunkydory Pretty Pastel pad
purple glitter card - Hobbycraft
backing paper - Snowy Bokeh Trees DDDoodles
digi image - Scribbles Designs 
snowflake border die - Sue Wilson
notched corner dies - Presscut (Crafts Too)

I printed the backing paper and digi image onto glossy paper and it looks really lovely, although it doesn't show up on the photo.

Just a quick post again but I hope youare all well and surviving the cold and the frost.

Take care - and  keep warm!


Monday, 25 November 2019

Christmas With No Image at IAAS

Good morning.  The theme for our challenge at IAAS is Christmas with no image although obviously diecuts and embellishments are welcome. Apologies again for being a day late with my DT card.

My Card

5" x 7" base card
Stamp " Midnight Clear" - ODBD (Now Divinity Designs)
Pearlescent blue ink pad
poinsettia die - Marianne
twiggy leaves - Spellbinders
A2 Bracket Borders 1 - Spellbinders

I love this stamp and it suits the style of card so I use it often just changing the  colour and slightly different bracket border.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the gorgeous card from my team mates? If you still have any Christmas cards to make you might take some inspiration there.

That's all for today so take care.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Snowy Forest Scene

Good morning.  Sorry this is a bit later than  I usually post.  I did actually schedule it, as I always do,  but for some reason it didn't work this time.

Kate chose the theme this time and wants to see a forest scene with lots of tree, snow and glitter.  Very wintry and Christmas-sy. Here is my offering; only one due to my busy couple of weeks recently.

My Card

7" square white base card 
green pearlescent card- Hunjydoey
green glitter card - Hobbycraft
backing paper  -the Paper Shelter
A2 bracket borders - Spellbinders
triple tree die - Memory Box
sentiment die - Sue Wilson 

I love this paper and felt it didn't need too much else doing to it except adding glitter to the trees in the background and the diecut trees.

Hope this finds you all well and coping with the cold and wet weather.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm hoping for a quiet day today!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Steamunk for MAWTT

Good morning.  The challenge this time is steampunk.  I'm not sure this is truly steampunk, but it does have plenty of cogs and it makes a great male card for my box.

My Card

5" x 7" base card - made from Crafter's Companion black cardstock
matt silver card - Crafter's Companion
Argyle e/f - Crafter's Companion
cog dies - Papermania Chronology collection 

I went to Gloucester Docks Victorian Christmas Market last week with our WI and had a really good day out. I didn't actually spend too much but it was nice to be with friends.

This is an extremely quick post today I'm afraid.  I've had a very busy week so far and the next few days look like being more of the same.

Hope this finds you all well and surviving the cold weather.  I'm happy as long as John keeps the wood burners loaded  up!!

Take care and I'll see you in a day or two.