Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Halloween at IAAS

Good morning to you all.  Just a very quick post this morning.

Lsst night I went to a concert at Warwick Arts Centre to hear Aled Jones and Russell Watson on the final leg of their twenty concerts.  They still have two to do in Ireland.  What a fabulous night! The singing was superb and a great variety of classical, popular (not pop) and hymns. Very funny too at times. There was also a terrific guitar solo playing John Williams "She was beautiful" - and it truly was beautiful.

Anyway, back to business. This is my DT card for IAAS.

My Card

I really don't do Halloween but rather than sit out the challenge I decided to rise to the challenge.  This is a very simple card made by adding several digital images to a black background and added an orange digital border. I then printed it out and matted it onto white card and attached it to a black base card.

The IAAS DT have made some great projects so why not pop over and check them out?

Have a good day.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Nativity at Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  My goodness this past year has flown by. Only two more challenges after this.  At least my stock of Christmas cards has been building up.

Rita has chosen the theme this month and, as you can see, it is Nativity.

My Cards

This  card  is 7" x 5" and cut from card from my stash.  I used an embossing folder from Crafters Companion on black card and used chalks to give it a bit of colour.  I almost threw my chalks out a few months ago because it is donkeys years since I have used them. I added a diecut star using a Sweet Dixie die. I computer generated the sentiment but I shall replace it because the font needs to be larger I think.

The rest of the cards were made using "Elegant Ornaments " from Imagine That Digis. There are three images plus seven sentiments in the set.  I made six CAS A6 cards  although the only sentiment I used was the "Peace" one.  I computer generated the others. I used Linen card from Hobbycraft and black card from Rymans. For the final card I made  it 6" square and printed the image larger. I used the same black card and linen card and the spotted paper was a free digi from my stash. The black pearl swirl was something else that had been in my stash for years.  I'm not too sure that it goes with the spotty paper but once it was on it had to stay, or risk damaging the paper in trying to remove it.

Well that's it from me Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

It's Merry and Bright at Winter Wonderland

Good morning to you all and I hope this finds you all well. This post was due yesterday but my new computer was delivered late yesterday morning and I had no access to my computer until the evening while John was setting it up and transferring stuff over from one to the other.  That is an ongoing task as there is a lot to sort.  However, at least I have access to emails, blogger etc. And that is when I discovered that although I thought I had scheduled my post it certainly didn't appear.  I didn't realise this until evening so I decided to delay posting until this morning.

My Card 

 6"square base card - cut from ivory Card Craft UK card
backing papers - "Handmade Holidays" by Simple Stories
digi images - Sherry West
square notched corner dies - Presscut
snowflake dies - The Works
Promarkers to colour.

This is my DT card for Winter Wonderland.  We have a new sponsor this month Sherry West Art and she is offering "a surprise " for the winner!

Why not pop across to the blog and check out what the rest of the team have made with the images Sherry supplied and maybe get some inspiration.

Take care.

Entered into:
Crafty Friends Challenge 120 anything goes Christmas

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

12 Months of Christmas - Sensational Santas

Good morning. Another month and another challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  The theme this month is Sensational Santas and we are sponsored by Limited Runs Digital Stamps

This is is a fabulous way to build up your stash of Christmas cards.  You could even win a prize simply by taking part.

My Card

6"  card base - cut from Craft UK Ltd card
papers - Santa Stops Here Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
digi image - Santa Coffee Cup Limited Runs
coloured with Promarkers
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
red cardstock - Rymans

I cut the front of the card down to 2" but  I think if I do this style again I will probably make the centre portion larger.

The optional theme this month is to add a Santa as the focus of your card in order to win a $10 dollar voucher to Limited Runs and to be in with a chance to win the full pack of Santa papers. However, you do not have to follow the theme to enter the challenge, and you will still be in with a chance to win one of the papers from the pack.

Take care.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Tags at IAAS

Good morning and apologies to Jane and the rest of the DT at  IAAS.  This card should have been posted yesterday so this is just a very quick post.  The remit is tags.

My Card

4" x 6" base card
papers - Vintage Fall by MR Designs
sentiment stamp - Quietfire Designs
butterflies - punch

I folded a piece of 12" x 4" card and trimmed the edges into a tag shape. I added a piece of backing paper to the top, after tearing the edge, to make a pocket for my tag. The tag was stamped with a sentiment from Quietfire Designs. This is for a friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

Please pop across to the blog if you would like to see what my teamies have come up with for this challenge.

Well that's all from me today.  Hope you are well and not getting washed away with all this rain.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Icicles for Christmas Card Club

Good morning and I hope you are all well.   Lorraine is our host at the Christmas Card Club and she wants to see icicles. My cards today are very simple because they were pretty last minute.

 I've had an extremely busy week for card making. I had three sympathy cards to make for WI.  Our president, Jacqui, lost her mum suddenly earlier in the week.  Lilian was also the post mistress in the village for many years and was still working so she will be a great loss to the village. Jacqui and her sister both work in the shop and, being the business it is, they had to keep it open this week so you can imagine how difficult it has been for them.

I also had two cards to make for one of our members who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her daughter is also one of our members. It has been quite a difficult week all round. As I had a couple of DT cards to make too I have been rather pushed!!

My Cards

Both cards are 6" square and feature images from the Paper Shelter. The first one is "The Most Adorable Snowmen" and the second one is "For Santa". They are both mounted on glitter card from Hobbycraft. The icicle die is by Joy!Crafts. I die cut it from plain card then used Creative Expressions Fluffy Stuff and Papermania glitter to make the icicles really icy.

I'm sorry this is such a short post but I still have a couple more DT cards which are due in the next few days so I think I'd better get cracking! That will be eleven cards in a week!! Phew! I'll show some of them in future posts.

Take care.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Wedding or Anniversary for MAWTT

Good morning.  It's time for a new challenge at MAWTT and there are also some changes.  Wendy, who has been our blog administrator and team leader for the past four years, has decided to step down due to a change in her circumstances. Fortunately for us she will be staying on the design team.

Today's challenge theme was chosen by Caz and she wants to see wedding or anniversary cards.

My Card

A5 base card
backing  paper- Craftwork Cards (ancient stash)
Spellbinders dies
ribbon and lace from stash
Wild Orchid Crafts roses
punched leaves

I came across this paper when I was clearing out some boxes.  I always loved this set which was gold embossing on a mixture of dusky pinks, ivory and this one.  Beautiful! There were a few more scraps fortunately so I will make use of them at some stage.

Why not hop on over to the blog and check out the cards from the rest of Team B and maybe you will decide to join us.

Enjoy the rest of your day.