Sunday, 7 August 2022

Christmas Roses for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and it's time for our little group to share our cards.  The theme is Christmas Roses, but there is always the option for Anything Goes.

My Card

I have used matching dies, and decoupage topper pad from Crafter's Companion. I haven't actually used the Christmas Rose, which is the Hellebore Nigra, but I don't have any images of them.  My card is showing roses on a Christmas card so I think that is close enough. 😉

A little later I am off with some of my WI friends to watch an open air production of a comedy play by the canal and we are all looking forward to it.   It's about the WI and called "Raising Agents" and performed by a touring group  - I have seen a short video clip and it was very funny. Luckily the weather forcast is good!

Take care and have a good day.


Friday, 5 August 2022

Reindeer at Winter Wonderland

 It's time for another challenge at the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. The theme is Reindeer. However, we don't have a sponsor this month so this is a Just For Fun Challenge this time.

My Card

I used an A6 tartan base card and some die cuts, both from my box. I think they were from Hobbycraft, although quite some time ago. It was quick to make and flat for posting so ticks the boxes.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out what the rest of the team have made?

Take care and have a good day.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Fancy Fold Card for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. It's time for another card for our club and this time I chose the theme which is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card 1


I have made a bridge  card but put a full sheet of acetate at the front give it strength which then made it into more of a diorama card. When folded down it measures 8" x 6". I used paper pad from The Works called "Snowy Christmas" which I bought last year.

Card 2

I made a 7" easel card using papers from the same pad and added some JND snowflakes

I thought  I was going to be unable to post because on Thursday my computer was attacked by a virus which added a trojan and has completed wiped out my computer!! I cannot even open it. Luckily I still have my very old Windows 7 computer from when I upgraded to Windows 10 with a new computer. John has set it up again for me this morning so I can use Blogger, gmail etc at least. He has removed the hard disc from my machine and has been working on it for the past couple of days but it appears to be kaput. Sadly I have not saved the last couple of years work to my external hard disc so I have lost all my photos, pictures, digi images etc.  Please, please do  be sure to save your work on a regular basis to an external source. Luckily all my documents were saved elsewhere - initially I was in a real panic because I am secretary of our WI and have masses of stuff on my computer!!

Hope you are well  and having a better time than me!!😀😄 

Love and hugs



Sunday, 3 July 2022

Red, White and Blue at IAAS

 Good morning. Here is the next challenge at IAAS and it is to show red, white and blue.

My Card


This is a 7"x5" red card base.I used a die set from Crafts Too  Background Collection called Apollo. I used Prim Poppy from Memory Box and the sentiment dies is from Sue Wilson. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made?

Take care and have a good day.


Saturday, 2 July 2022

Anything Christmas Goes at the 12Moc LinkUp

 Time for another challenge at the the !2 MoC LinkUp We are always Anything Goes - providing it is Christmas! We usually have a twist if you want to follow it but this month it is purely Anything Goes.

My Card


I decided to go with black and white. I embossed the background layer with a snowflake e/f. The central snowflake is stamped and embossed onto black card and then diecut with Spellbinders dies. The other two snowflakes are from Spellbinders Create A Flake dies - all very old dies.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the Sleigh Belles team have made for this challenge - and then revisit on the 15th of the month to check out the offerings from the Merry Maidens?

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Inky Background at MAWTT

Good morning. It's time for a new challenge here at Moving Along With The Times. The challenge is to make an inky background.

My Card

I used a 6" square card base and an embossing folder from Crafter's Companion to emboss the front of the card. I used a stencil that I've had for a number of years but it has rarely seen ink.After stencilling I diecut it with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - very old dies. 
Why not pop over to the blog and check out the work from the rest of the DT?
Enjoy your day.


Sunday, 26 June 2022

Santa's Sleigh at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and here I am with a couple of cards for our Christmas Card Club. Kate is hosting the challenge this time and would like to see Santa's Sleigh.  We always have the option to use Anything Goes if we don't have anything suitable for the current challenge. However, Anything Goes doesn't really suit me - I find I procrastinate too much and can never make my mind up!

Card # 1

Card # 2


Two quite simple cards but they fit the brief.  

I hope this finds you all well.