Sunday 26 November 2017

Buttons and Bows

Good morning and I hope you are all managing to keep warm in these very low temperatures. Not forgetting the snow in the north of England and Scotland.

Yesterday evening I suddenly realised that I had a DT card due for International Art and Soul and I hadn't actually made one.  Panic stations!! Well, 15 minutes later I finished this very CAS card - and that time included computer generating the sentiment!  I have never made one this quickly  and I'm sure it will never happen again.

My Card
5" square scalloped card
patterned paper - I think it's a scrap of LOTV
ribbon - another scrap
button - my button box
It's amazing what you can do if you try  Certainly not my usual style, but at least I managed it in time.
Why not pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with - all far superior to mine I can assure you!!
Well take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I think my day will be spent round the fire!

Friday 24 November 2017

Traditional Colours at Winter Wonderland

Good morning.  Time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and for our penultimate challenge of 2017 the theme is "Traditional Colours - Use Red and Green". Gosh, it's unbelievable how close to Christmas we are!

My Card


Inside card
tartan card blank - Dovecraft
snowman and bird digi  - Sasayaki Glitter
Merry Christmas die - Yvonne Creations ( I think!)
snowflake dies - The Works
bling - stash
The card already had the diecut on the front and I didn't have exactly the same size die.  Since it looked incomplete I added the gems - and I cannot believe I missed two off!  They are now safely glued in position. I placed the digi image inside and then added snowflakes in opposite corners to finish.
Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter and the prize on offer is a digi of your choice.  So many people love to use traditional colours on their Christmas cards so why not pop over to the blog and check out the work of the DT and then enter the challenge.

Take care and keep warm.



Sunday 12 November 2017

Autumn Colours

Good morning.  My card today is for International Art and Soul.  The theme is autumn colours, and I think I have cracked it with this card.

My Card
7" x 5" base card - Papermania
Bronze pearlescent card - Crafters Companion
White cardstock - Rymans
Sunflower image - Greeting Card Factory
Microbead and pearls - stash
I was very happy to be able to add some quotes to my card.  In fact I added so much text that I decided to not use too much in the way of embellishments.  I used microbeads for the centre of the sunflower and then some brown pearls in the corners.  The picture does not show the microbeads at their best.  There are three or four different shades in the pot and look gorgeous in real life.
I kept it all pretty flat by adding the image and the three different texts onto the one piece of card and just played around with the positioning.
I found the birthday quote online and told John it suited me perfectly - for some reason he just laughed! I think this card is for me since it is my birthday today ... lol!
Why not pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with, and maybe join in the challenge?
Take care and enjoy your day.  We are off out for the day but I don't know where.  I quite like surprises though.

Saturday 11 November 2017

Shimmer and Sparkle

Good morning.  Time again for our Christmas Card Club to show our offerings.  Lorraine is hosting this challenge   and asked for Shimmer and Sparkle - and if you can't shimmer and sparkle at Christmas when else can you?  A great theme Lorraine. I have just realised that we only have two more challenges after this. Scary thought.

My Card
Side stepper card - Ryman's card stock
matt silver card stock - Crafters Companion
silver mirri card - Crafters Companion
silver glitter card stock - Crafters Companion
Create a Card  "Snow Crystal" - Crafters Companion
other snowflakes dies - The Works
gems - from stash
I used an A4 piece of card stock to form the stepper card so it ends up being quite a large card but perfect for the snow crystal die. This particular glitter card  is absolutely gorgeous and really shimmers so much it looks beautiful.  Quite difficult to photograph though. And I have just seen that a gemstone has gone AWOL from the top corner!! Easily fixed though.
I'm rather envious of those of you who live in the north because I'm sure you must have had some lovely views of the Northern Lights judging from what I have seen on t'internet.  When I was a student nurse in Darlington, many moons ago, we had some fabulous views and it's something I've never forgotten.
Well, that's it from today.
Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 9 November 2017

Trees For Mawtt

Good morning and I hope this finds you warm and well.  I was quite surprised when I got up early this morning - no frost!  I came in at half past nine last night and the temperature was already down to 1degree so I was expecting a really hard frost like the last couple of mornings.  Obviously it got warmer during the night thankfully.

This morning my card is for MAWTT.  The theme was chosen by Jackie, who asked to see trees.

My Card
7" x 5" kraft card base - Hobbycraft
image - Greeting Card Factory
bronze pearlescent cardstock - Crafters Companion
white cardstock - Ryman
maple leaf punch - Woodware
stitched pennant - Creative Expressions
sentiment - computer generated
I love to see reflections in the water so when I remembered this image (which I had downloaded a long time ago from my Greeting Card Factory programme but never actually used) it was the perfect choice - water, reflections, trees.
Quick and easy card which I think will probably be added to my pack of cards for males.
Please pop over to the blog and see the offerings from my team mates.  perhaps you will be inspired to join us in our challenge.
Take care and enjoy your day.