Monday, 13 September 2021

Challenge #117 Fancy Fold Card at IAAS

 Good morning.  This time at IAAS the theme, which was chosen by me, is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card

Card Front

Inside from the front

Inside from the back

Rear of card

This folds down into a 6" square envelope but obviously will need a large stamp since it is probably too bulky for the usual stamp. Sorry it is rather photo heavy. I used papers and images from Nitwit Collections "Noah's Ark".  It was all done digitally so that it wasn't too bulky.  My great nephew is coming up to his third birthday soon and I thought this would be the ideal card for him.

Why not pop over to the blog and see the fabulous offerings from my team mates?

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Poinsettias for Christmas Card Club

 It's unbelievable how quickly these two weeks pass. It's time for another challenge and this time it is to use poinsettias on our cards.

My Card

Like my card last time this again is slightly smaller than A5. I used the frame from John Next Door's "Jane's Tree". The poinsettias and ivy leaves are also from JND. the sentiment die and the embossed centre are from Creative Expressions.  It came together very quickly but looks fine although difficult to photograph because of the silver mirror card. 

I hope those of you in the UK have enjoyed the few last days of summer we had. Yesterday it rained quite a lot here but I don't mind- it helps to keep my well and water butts topped up. However today was again warm and sunny but I think that might be the last of summer.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Thursday, 2 September 2021

Going Metallic at 12 MoC LinkUp

 Good morning. Our challenge this month at the 12 Months of Christmas LinkUp is to add some metallic. If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features something METALLIC. Add the shimmer of metal to your card by way of metallic markers, gold or silver glitter, embossing powder, wire or metal embellishments, or through the use of foil, chrome or other metallic type textures and papers, or any other way you can think of!
Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

My Card

 I used blue glitter paper from Decosses Dynamite Doodles for my backing. The image and sentiment are from our sponsor's "Festive Baubles". I added hanging baubles from Memory Box diecut from blue glitter card and then some metal snowflakes I found in  my stash from years ago.

Why not pop across to the blog to see what the other Sleigh Belles have made for this challenge and then check back mid month to see the work of the Merry Maidens.

Have a good day.


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Under The Sea at MAWTT

 It's time for another challenge at Moving Along With the Times and Zoe has chosen the theme which is Under the Sea.

This theme almost caught me out because I only have one set of stamps and papers with this theme and I used it last year.  I felt I had no other option - but then I found this image in my Greeting Card Factory programme so I was saved. My brother is Pisces so I was going to go with a male theme and pick out the blue/green colours but the lilac in the fishes and in the border called to me so I just had to go with it. When I added lilac glitter to the fishes it just looked so much like scales.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have come up with?

Take care and have a good day.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Birthday for International Art and Soul

Two cards in a row this weekend.  These two weeks come round so quickly. It's time for another challenge at IAAS,  birthday this time, and this is my DT card.

If you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card please scroll down to previous post. 

My Card


This is a 6 inch square white base card and I have used an image from Craftsuprint, but didn't use the decoupage.  I did attach the sentiment with foam pads to give it a little dimension.

Why not pop over to the blog and see my teamie's cards?

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Christmas Card Club - Layers

 Good morning and here is another card for the Christmas Card Club.  The theme this time is "Lots of Layers" and it was chosen by Lorrraine.

My Card

My card is almost, but not quite, an A5 card but I chopped a bit off the side for symmetry. As you can see there are certainly plenty of layers .

I used matte and mirror silver card stock, from Crafter's Companion, which makes it very difficult to photograph but at least it doesn't look black which sometimes happens.

Dies used: John Next Door - Frame from Calling Angels and snowflakes are Baroque Snowflakes.

Presscut- Notched Rectangles

Sue Wilson - Let it Snow die.

The weather has been quite autumnal for the last few days. I do hope you are all well and enjoying life.

Take care.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

CAS for International Art and Soul

 Good morning.  The theme this week at IAAS is CAS. I have an extremely simple card to show for my DT card today.  I somehow mixed up my challenges and realised this morning that I had made my card to fit the next challenge.  Luckily the theme is CAS because  was able to make my card extremely quickly. 

If you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card please scroll down to previous card.

 My Card

The longest part of making this card was the time in locating the embossing folder I wanted to use. It is absolutely donkey's years since I used it.  It's an old Cuttlebug folder and the embossing is amazing.  It is so deep it is like the current 3D embossing folders that are popular now but in those days 3D folders hadn't even been thought of.  The stamp is from the Nitwit Collection "Bloom With Grace" from Crafter's Companion.

Why not pop over tot he blog and check out the cards from my team mates?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.