Sunday, 27 May 2018

Not Square or Oblong

Good morning.   This is my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The remit was to make a card which was not square or oblong.  Now I know this is pretty much oblong but I hope the fancy edges make it okay!!

My Card


Recipe
ivory and lavender Centura Pearl - Crafter's Companion
Laced Bow Easel creator die - Tonic Studios
Twig leaf die - Sue Wilson
Numbers/letters dies - Spellbinders 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - computer generated 
ribbon and pearls from stash

This set of dies makes such a great card and no matter what colour combo you use it looks fabulous.

I was asked to make this card for the oldest member of our WI and she is absolutely amazing.  Most of our group are so much younger but Myrtle mixes so well with everybody and gets so involved it's hard to believe her age!!!  She is also just recovering from major surgery - and I really mean major but again she didn't let it get her down.

I was asked to use this die or something similar because they had seen another card I had made with it which impressed them.  I was able to kill two birds with one stone and use this card for the IAAS challenge.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but why not pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have produced and maybe you will join in and show us your shaped cards.

Hope the weather improves for the Bank Holiday but here in our part of Oxfordshire it has been a pretty dire couple of days.

Take care.





Friday, 25 May 2018

Add Your Heart at Winter Wonderland

Sorry I'm late with this post.  Over the past couple of days I have been riddled with problems and yesterday we had no electricity for eight hours!!!  Eight hours, can you believe it?  Ah well, we survived by getting out the camping stove to boil water for drinks and eating cold cereal and sandwiches.  John had withdrawal symptoms with no porridge! And also no computer or internet!!!!

Time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is "All hearts come home for Christmas"  where you will need to add at least one heart on our Christmas project.

My Card

 Recipe
6" square red base card
papers - Papermania "Home For Christmas"
image - Leila Decorating
die - The Works"

Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter and the prize on offer for the winner is  one digi of the winner's choice. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the Snowflakes Team has produced and maybe you will want to join in the challenge.

Well it has certainly been an extremely wet day today after all the lovely warm/hot sunny days so I certainly hope the sun will be back soon.

Take care and enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend.


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Sunday, 13 May 2018

All About The Boys at International Art and Soul

Good morning and hope everybody is well and happy.  My card today is for IAAS.  We are a Just For Fun challenge blog and we post every second Sunday.  The DT take it in turns to choose the theme and this time it is the turn of my good friend Planet Susie.  Unfortunately Sue is unwell and unable to take part in her challenge so I hope we have done her proud.  She wants to see cards for the men or boys in our lives.

Please scroll down to previous post if you are looking for my 
Christmas Card Club card.
My Card


Recipe
6" square kraft card base.
papers -  Father Knows Best (disc) LOTV
Banner dies - The Works
Nesting Star dies - Sweet Dixie
sentiment - computer generated

It's always good to have a masculine card tucked away in your box of cards I think.  These dies from The Works are such good value and cut beautifully.

Of late my cards have all been very simple but I guess that's not always a bad thing.  My mojo went walkabout months ago and hasn't found his way back yet. Until he does I'll just plod along producing what I can when I can.

I spent a few hours in the garden on Saturday so the beds are all ready for the bedding plants to be planted up.  I also used the weed killer on the gravel borders and all the patios. Now I remember why I always leave this job for John !!  Gosh my shoulders are letting me know how heavy that flipping back pack set up is!!  John is on antibiotics for a chest infection so isn't feeling 100% so Mrs H to the rescue.  If I'd remembered how heavy it was I'd have left it for him when he was better ... lol!!  Just kidding!

Please pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have produced and maybe you will feel inspired to join us.

Take care and enjoy what remains of the weekend.





Saturday, 12 May 2018

Sentiment As Focus for Christmas Card Club

Goo d morning to you all and thanks for dropping by.  I can't believe how quickly these two weeks pass and now it's time for our next challenge in the Christmas Card Club.  Carol is hosting this this time and she wants us to use the sentiment as the focus of our card.  Suits me down to the ground.

My Card


Recipe
5" x 7" white base card
white card stock - Rymans
pearlescent card stock - Jelly Bean Crafts
embossing folder - Chain Link from Couture Creations
die - Sue Wilson
bottom edge -Martha Stewart Cherish punch 

I decided to use a non-Christmas embossing folder for a change.  I think it looks quite masculine which is a bonus since I send a few to males on their own.

This card is not due until tomorrow but I have a DT card to post then so whenever possible I try to post this one a day early.  

Hope you enjoy the weekend, though I think the weather has changed now.

Take care.



Friday, 11 May 2018

Sentiment Only - No Image at MAWTT

I must apologise to Wendy and team A.  This post was scheduled for yesterday and I didn't realise until last night that it hadn't been published . I'm really not sure what happened but here I am at last, albeit a day late!

Good morning. It is my turn to host the challenge at MAWTT and as you can see I asked the team to use a quote/sentiment on their card with no image at all.  I just love to add quotes to my work and I much prefer it to images.  Please pop over to the blog and see what Team A have come up with for my challenge.

My Card


Recipe
5" x 7" white base card
pink pearlescent card - Crafters Companion
Hunkydory large topper - Quotes and Wisdom
ribbon and pearls from stash

A very simple card but with a lovely sentiment.

I hope you are all still enjoying the lovely weather.  Long may it last - but unfortunately it probably won't be too much longer before the weather breaks. Till then we'll just have to make the most of it.
I have been quite busy sorting things out in the garden and planting bedding plants and planters. 

Well that's it from me.  

Take care.



Sunday, 29 April 2018

Christmas Wreaths For CCC

Good morning, and what a wet few days we've been having. April is certainly living up to it's reputation. We were so lucky on Thursday when we visited  Kelmscott Manor and had such lovely sunshine.

Rita is hosting our challenge at the Christmas Card Club this time and she wants to see Christmas Wreaths.

Card # 1


This is a 7" x 5" card using an LOTV image.  I used lashings of glitter which doesn't show up at all on the picture but actually looks lovely.  At Christmas I always wish my front door was red - they always show up a wreath so well I feel. Or maybe a nice shiny black.

Card # 2


This is a small 4" x 6" card.  I found this image in the Christmas images section of my Greeting Card Factory de Luxe and thought the fruit made a welcome change from holly etc.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.