Monday 30 November 2015

Get Creative Challenges - Holidays

Good morning.  I'm here with my DT card for Get Creative where the theme is Holidays.  Our sponsor is Sami Stamps and the image I have used is "Waiting For Santa."  At least this is one house where Santa will arrive safely since the fireplace is totally empty ... lol!

My Card

5" x 7" card base made from Hobbycraft card stock
Red cardstock for matting - Rymans
Snowflake lattice embossing folder - Sue Wilson
Poinsettias - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from Stash
Sentiment - Polkadoodles
Promarkers to colour,

Another practically flat card for posting which is always a bonus.  Please pop across to the challenge blog and check out the cards made by the rest of the DT.

Well that's it from me for today.  Take care.

I am entering this card into Rudolph Days

Sunday 29 November 2015

OSAAT Challenge 251 Anything Goes With Winter

Good morning -  although we are having very high winds at the moment so not quite so good.  I really don't like gales because they can cause so much damage!   Hope everyone is well and keeping warm.

Today's offering is my DT card for One Stitch At A Time . The image I am using is Santa's Sleigh Silhouette from Floppy Latte and you can find it here in the store.

My Card

This is weird because it all looks so lopsided.   I have just checked the black mat again and it is actually right, so I must have been holding the camera at a very weird angle when I took the shot.  David Bailey I most certainly am not !!!!

I took the snowy trees background from my Greeting Card Factory and then printed the png image of Santa onto it.  A few stars, some glitter and that's it.  And very flat too, which is always a bonus at Christmas.

Please pop across to the blog and see what thye rest of my teamies have come up with and why not join us?  I'm sure you have  plenty of winter/ Christmas cards to show.  The beauty of this theme is it does not have to be Christmas - it could be a winter birthday or anything you wish.

This is the prize you could win - A great selection of images and a paper pack too, so what are you waiting for?

Take care.

Saturday 21 November 2015

Joy To The World

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers, and if you landed here by chance you are very welcome too!  Please leave a comment and if you have a blog I can visit you in return.  I have a Christmas card for you today.  I set off with great gusto with my Christmas cards but somehow managed to fall by the wayside so I really must get my skates on!!  Mind you, having woken up to snow this morning the skates aren't far away!!  Snow this early in the season for goodness sake!!!  And I'm in Oxfordshire, not the north of the country ...

My Card

5 x 7" base card made from ivory card stock - my stash
gold card for matting - also from stash
Argyle embossing folder - Crafters Companion
Joy die - Sue Wilson
Star die - Signature die Joanna Shine
Sentiment - computer generated.

I'm happy with how this turned out and that I managed to keep it CAS.  I always want to add more but sometimes less is more.

I'm sorry I'm not managing too much blog time of late but hopefully that will improve soon.  

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.

Sunday 15 November 2015

OSAAT Challenge # 250 Anything goes with Giving Thanks

Good afternoon to you all.  It's a very cold blustery day here so it's nice to be tucked up warm and safe at home.

It's time for another challenge at OSAAT and this time it is Anything Goes With Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks.  My image is Dragonfly Waterlily from the designer Crafty Girls and you can find it here.
My Card

5" x 7" base card 
Pink pearlescent card for matting and layering
DP - Lili of the Valley
Labels 10 - Spellbinders
Coloured with Promarkers
Ribbon and pearls from stash

I was unable to get a decent picture because the days were dark and had to use flash.  No matter how many times I tried I failed miserably.  Thank goodness for digital photography is all I can say!

We would love you to join in with us and you could win this great prize.

Take care and enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Saturday 14 November 2015

CCC Challenge 23 - Feature a Post Box

Good morning to all my friends, fellow bloggers and visitors.

As you can see it is time for another Christmas card for our little Christmas Card Club.  Mrs A is our host and she asked us to feature a postbox.  I have another image which I intended to use but  could  I find it?  Well, actually I could - but not until after I had made my card ... lol!   Once again my card is not due until tomorrow but I have another DT card due then hence the reason for posting early.

My Card

6ins square base card  made from Hobbycraft card stock
Blue/grey card - Pennies Worth
Red card - Ryman
Digi image - Di's Digis
Snowflake Ribbon die - Poppy Stamps
DP - Me To You "Happy Jolly Christmas"

I love the image of these little mice posting off their Christmas cards. 

Well short and sweet today but if you would like to see what my club friends come up with their blog addresses are in my side bar - but don't look until tomorrow.

Hope you are all keeping well and warm - especially my friends in Scotland who seem to have been hit with adverse weather.  Hugs to you all.

Take care.

Thursday 12 November 2015

MAWTT - My Favourite Things

Good morning to you all and I hope this finds you well.

Mrs Duck is the host for  MAWTT  this week and her challenge is to use something from a song from one of my favourite films of all times.  Have you guessed that the song she has chosen is:

"My Favourite Things"?  
"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favourite things.
Cream coloured ponies and crisp apple streudles,
Doorbells and sleighbells and shnitzel with noodles,
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wing
These are a few of my favourite things.
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into spring,
These are a few of my favourite things.
When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad.!

Now I can hear you all singing along with me and there is so much choice that we would love you to play along with us. I am so far behind with my Christmas cards that I just had to choose "Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes". A tad boring I admit but needs must I'm afraid.!

My Card

5" x 7" white base card
Red card stock - Rymans
White card stock - Hobbycraft
LOTV topper
Snowflake lattice embossing folder - Creative Expressions
Snowflake dies - Spellbinders Create a Flake Five
Sentiment stamp - Dreemies
Pearls from stash
And of course it wouldn't be a Christmas card without glitter!

Well that's it from me but I'll be back at the weekend.

Take care and have a good day.

Saturday 7 November 2015

Courage Doesn't Roar

Good morning all - and what a foul morning it is here in Oxfordshire!  It has been a wild, windy, wet night and it is exactly the same now.  A day to sit around the fire methinks.  I think I'll take some of my crafting stuff into the kitchen so John isn't the only one getting the benefit of the woodburner.  Radiators are all well and good but I do love to see those flames.

Had a great day at the NEC on Thursday meeting up with Ang and her friend Kusum.  We also met up with Anne Oliver who is a follower of Mrs Duck and she very kindly treated us to coffee - or in my case tea.  Didn't spend a great deal, which I guess is good, because there didn't seem to be much that I was impressed with.

My Card

6" x 6" card base made from cream pearlescent card stock - Crafters Companion.
Gold card stock - Anna Marie Designs
Black cardstock - Rymans
Patterned paper - County Botanical from Fancy Pants Designs
Pierced dies - Sue Wilson
Woven ribbon - Hobbycrafts
Pearls from stash
Sentiment stamp - Gentle Thoughts from Quietfire Designs

For my encouragement card today I decide to use just the sentiment from Quietfire which I think is wonderful.  It is a two part stamp and the stamp for inside says Never Give Up.

Well short and sweet today.  Take care, keep dry and warm!

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Get Creative Challenges - Birthday Celebrations.

Good morning everybody and hope you are well.

Get Creatives Challenges  is now one year old! We would love you to play along  and celebrate our birthday with us.   Our sponsor is Polkadoodles  and all you have to do is make a card that celebrates a birthday.  What could be more simple?

My Card

Card base 6" x 6" made from Papermania card stock
Design paper - Lucy Cromwell by Papermania
Pearlescent card stock - Create and Craft  (from Wilkinsons)
Image and sentiment - both from Polkadoodles
Lacy Circles die - Spellbinders
Doily Border Punch - Martha Stewart 
Promarkers to colour
Pearls from stash

Well that's my fourth card in a row which I haven't managed for quite a while.  I think I need to go and lie down in a dark room now ... lol!

We would love you to join in with our birthday celebrations and we have prizes from Polkadoodles and also Angies Digis.

Must go now.  Take care.

Monday 2 November 2015

Crafty Time Challenge - Embellish It

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers.  The challenge at Crafty Time this month is so easy that I'm sure just about everybody could enter and we would love to see as many of you as we can.  The theme is Embellish It.  See, I told you it was easy!

My Card

My card is 7" x 7". The pink pearlescent card is from Create and Craft which I actually bought in Wilkinsons a couple of years ago.  The patterned papers are Lucy Cromwell from Papermania.  I again used Sue Wilson's Pierced for all the matting and layering and the leaves are also Sue's Maidenhair Fern.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are Hobbyhouse. The image is Muffy Mopsy from Sherrie Baldy.

Our sponsor is Sherrie Baldy and you have the chance to win three images of your choice, so what are you waiting for?

Please pop over to the blog to see what my teamies have produced.

Hope everybody is well.  Take care.

Sunday 1 November 2015

OSAAT Challenge Anything Goes ....... For The Dead

Good morning to you.  Hope you are well.

Another challenge at OSAAT and since it is close to Remembrance Sunday I decided to take that as my theme.My card today uses Poppies by Coostie Creations which can be found here It is a very useful pack containing the image and four digi papers.

My Card

I coloured my white line card stock with Pink Petticoat Natural Linen from the Natural Neutrals collection.  I also coloured a piece of  white Neenah cardstock with the  same colour and printed my digi image onto it before colouring with Promarkers. I cut the image and the red mat with Sue Wilson's pierced rectangles.  I really wasn't sure about these dies when I got them but I have used them so much I think they have paid for themselves already!  The sentiment was computer generated and then die cut with SB Fancy Tags. The flower  in the corner ( not a poppy but close enough) was actually white but I coloured it with Promarkers and then added black microbeads to all three flower centres.

We would love you to play along with us this time and this is the prize you could win.

Take care.