Thursday, 15 March 2018

Happy Easter at MAWTT

Good morning.   Well haven't we had a mixed bag of weather of late? We went to Evesham yesterday and the River Avon had burst it's banks. It was quite a sight to see the picnic tables and the benches all in the water and the ducks and Canada geese swimming almost at street level.

Time for another challenge at MAWTT.  Carole is hosting this challenge and she wants to see your Easter creations.

My Card

6" square base card
lemon backing paper - Limetree Crafts
patterned cardstock - "Spring Drop" First Edition
image - Pink Gem
Austrian Collection (Salzburg) dies -Creative Expressions
purple card - Crafters Companion
sentiment - computer generated

Such a sweet image of this little bunny with his Easter egg. I used these dies because they seemed to resemble Easter eggs and fit the theme so well. I don't generally make Easter cards but this year I have made three for some reason.

Please pop over to the blog and check out what the rest of the DT have produced and hopefully you will decide to join us.

Take care.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Star of Wonder

Good morning. This is my DT card for Winter Wonderland and I am very late I'm afraid but I got there in the end.  The theme is "Stitching - Real or Faux" as chosen by Pat K.  Our sponsor is
 Little Claire  Designs. 

My Card

6" square blue base card - Hobbycraft
backing paper - LOTV (discontinued)
image Star of Wonder  - Little Claire Designs
frosted pine tree - Memory Box
frosted spruce tree - Memory Box
sentiment - computer generated
Why not pop over to the blog and check the rest of the DT's creations.  The prize on offer is three digi stamps of your choice so it is certainly worth joining in the challenge but please remember it is Christmas cards only.

Thankfully the snow is well on the way to being gone. I was a bit concerned when it started snowing again yesterday but it didn't last too long fortunately. 

Take care.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Robins for Christmas Card Club.

Sorry - I have only just checked my blog and realised it hadn't posted! I can tell you however that the temperature has risen a wee bit and apparently out on the roads it is starting to snow - so my friend in the village said. Not here just yet but we are much higher so we can expect that.

Good morning.  Well, since I am scheduling this post I don't actually know what kind of day it is. We are still well and truly snowed in and this (Saturday) is day 3+. We actually have been snowed in since mid afternoon on Wednesday.  We would have been stuck anyway because there is a great deal of snow but the high winds have created incredible drifts. This morning John and I decided to walk to the next village because we were beginning to feel a bit stir crazy and John wanted a newspaper. Now the three miles there is okay because it is downhill,  We used our trekking poles and I still managed to fall three times! Not hurt, I hasten to add.  Coming back was a different story - uphill and a long, steep one at that. And the papers hadn't been delivered to village shop anyway ... lol!  However I do wish I had remembered to take my camera because the huge snowdrifts were beautiful.  Such gorgeous shapes.

My Card

I loved this cheery little image and so I decided to make a set of six - obviously not all here because I can actually count. They are 4 inches square and flat for posting So all good.

I do hope that if you have very bad weather you are coping with it. The forecast says that the temperature is due to rise here to plus instead of minus so that's a bonus!!

Take care and keep warm.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Oh Deer!

Good morning.  I'm afraid I'm a day late with my card so apologies to Zoe..  I usually post on the Saturday but this week I didn't get chance.  It's Zoe's turn to choose the theme and her choice is "Reindeer".  I'm not sure that either of my cards count as reindeer - one is the stag's head, and the other is a deer with large antlers but I think it's probably near enough.

My Cards

6" square kraft card base- Hobbycraft
papers - Trimcraft
Stag - "Christmas Dear" Precious Marieke
Precious Ornaments dies - Memory Box


6" square blue card base - Hobbycraft
whithe card - Ryman
Falling Snow e/f - Creative Expressions
image - from Greeting Card Factory Deluxe
Snowflake Corner - Memory Box
blue glitter cards - Jelly Bean Crafts
Sentiment - computer generated
lots of glitter

Well that's another two cards into my Christmas box.  I'm doing quite well so far and if I keep this up I'll do fine ... lol!

It's a miserable, misty, murky day after the beautiful sunny day we had yesterday, but it's winter still when all is said and done.  Roll on spring.

Take care.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

International Art and Soul

Good morning.  We are a Just For Fun challenge so no prizes but some great badges for your side bar.  This challenge threw me at first. The remit is "Use something you already own".  In the end I took it to mean don't buy something new  and use it in your project.

My Card

5"x 7" base card - Anna Marie Designs card stock
Antique Gold Pearl card - Ross Paper Craft
Provence Die set - Creative Expressions
Smallest die from Auverne set - Creative Expressions
Star Flowers and Star Flower Leaves - John Next Door
Heart embossing folder - Crafts Too
Ribbon - from stash
Gold pearls - Meiflower
Sentiment - computer generated.

Apart from John Next Doors Star flowers and leaves which I bought just before Christmas everything else I used has been in my possession for a few years at least. So I think I have fulfilled the remit.

I was bridesmaid for my cousin and I still can't believe it was so long ago! I had just started my nursing career and I was a student nurse of three months standing and my cousin had just taken her finals at the same hospital.  Looking at the photos again brought back some memories I can tell you.

Please pop across to the blog and check out what the rest of the team have made.

I will be back again tomorrow with a card for my Christmas Card Club which unfortunately will be a day late!! See you then hopefully.

Take  care.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Winter Wonderland Tribute Post

Good morning to you all and hope this finds you well.  Today our post for Winter Wonderland is a tribute to our late blog owner and co-ordinater Eileen.  It is hard to believe that it is now twelve months since she passed away. We decided to continue the blog in her memory and in the same way that she did.

My Card

7" x 5" base card - card from Hobbycraft
red card - Lime Tree Crafts
Poinsettia image - Imagine That Digis 
poinsettias - The Works
Sue Wilson leaf spray dies 

We are sponsored this time by  Imagine That Digi Stamps and the prize on offer is a $10 coupon to spend instore. Our theme is "Anything Christmas Goes" so why not get ahead with your Christmas cards and join in our challenge?

This image is fabulous. It includes so many images and sentiments. The card really made itself.
Please pop over to the blog and see what everybody has made for this challenge.  There is a lot to see because both teams have taken part in this challenge.

Well that's all from me today and I'll be back again soon.

Take care.

CCAYR - Mainly Red

Thursday, 15 February 2018

MAWTT - Item From The Song

Good morning folk.   Well I do hope that you haven't been washed away by all this rain.  Yesterday was a very strange day.  It started out extremely frosty and icy with a bitterly cold wind.  Then by late morning the rain started and has barely let up.  Ah well, good for our two wells - always a bonus as my lovely sister would have said.  She was always one to see the glass half full.  If you are not a regular visitor to my blog - we live in a very rural part of Oxfordshire and do not have mains water or sewage, hence the reference to the wells.

 Mrs Duck is hosting this challenge and she is asking for something from the verse of this particular song by Dana "All Kinds Of Everything". You need to choose something from the bold type. If you choose to use birds then they must be seagulls, not just generic birds. Very fussy is our Mrs Duck!!

"Seagulls and aeroplanes, things of the sky,
Winds that go howlin', breezes that sigh
City sights, neon lights, grey skies or blue
All kinds of everything remind me of you."

My Card

6" blue square card base - Hobbycraft
DSP Harbour Boulevard - Craftwork Cards
Digi Image - Only Fish
Lighthouse die - Cheery Lynn
Die - Spellbinders Labels 18
Promarkers to add a little colour

I really wanted to use just seagulls but didn't have any images to fit but I had  this one which included a pelican as well.   I decided to use seagulls in the backing paper and also in the corner.  So you got lots of  seagulls Mrs Duck, and  I threw in the pelican free and gratis ... lol! The two large seagulls in the image are eying up the fish that the pelican is flaunting.

I've had the DSP for quite some time and only used one piece out of it so I'm glad it's getting a fair outing this time. I've also had the digi image for probably a couple of years and it was still in it's zipped folder! Unfortunately there is no indication of which company it is from so if you know I would appreciate the information. The seashells in the corner were cut from another of the papers.

Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of Team A have made to fit the challenge and maybe consider joining us.

Take care and enjoy your day.