Thursday 21 December 2017

Anything But a Card at MAWTT

Good morning everybody.  I hope you are well on with your Christmas preparations.  I finally got my Christmas tree up on Tuesday!!  I was beginning to think it was never going to happen this year. I threw it up so quickly and yet it looks great.  Other years I spend hours and then till keep fiddling with it.

Today is our final challenge of the year at MAWTT and both teams are taking part.  There are also some great give-away prizes by DT members so get yourself over and check it out.  The theme is "Anything But a Card" so let your imagination run wild. 

My Project

I have made tealight holder using Sue Wilson's Wise Men Striplet die then just added a gold glitter border to the top and bottom and a gold glitter star. Simple but effective.
Well that's it from today.  Hope everybody is well and not suffering from any nasty viruses.
Take care.

Monday 11 December 2017

Make It Sparkle at IAAS

Good  morning.  Well we are well and truly snowed in.  It snowed the entire day yesterday but stopped in the evening, but unfortunately more of the white stuff fell overnight so that's it for us for a bit. Before I retired this was always a worry but now it's not a problem - I'll just keep warm and snug around the woodburner. 

This card is my DT card for International Art and Soul and should have been posted yesterday so I am a day late. We were asked for lots of sparkle and I've certainly got that!  Unfortunately it was very difficult to photograph because of the glitter!

My Card
6" base card - Hobbycraft card stock
silver glitter card - Crafter's Companion
snowflake die - Sweet Dixie
sentiment - computer generated
Very simple but the beautiful Glitter Cardstock makes it special.  It really is the best glitter card I have ever seen.  I also slathered loads of glitter onto the snowflake which is actually dangling freely from the silver cord and bow. I computer generated the sentiment and just added a gemstone to the centre of the snowflake.
Why not pop across to the blog and see what my team mates have made for this challenge?
Well that's it from me for today.  Keep warm and go carefully if you need to go outdoors.

Sunday 10 December 2017

Christmas Gifts

Good morning.  I hope none of you are snowed in!  We are not quite at that point yet but the way the snow is continuing to fall I think it might not be too long!  The joys of living in such an isolated spot! Still, the cupboards and fridge are stocked so if the worst comes to the worst we won't go hungry!!

Well this is our final card of the year for our Christmas Card Club but we will be back in the New Year.

My Card
5" x 7" base card - Hobbycraft card stock
die and embossing folder - Sue Wilson
topper - LOTV
pearls - from stash
Yesterday was the first day of the Christmas  Tree Festival which we. the WI, had been asked to organise in the village church. We have 24 trees of all shapes and sizes - real trees, artificial trees,
 a lampshade tree, twig tree - you name it and it's there. It's lovely to see how imaginative people have been, which is what se asked of them.  Yesterday we served coffee and mince pies for a couple of hours and next Saturday we will be doing the same thing. It's quite a lot of work at such a busy time but so worth it when you see people's reactions.  I got there and back with a wee bit of difficulty yesterday so I'm glad the major snowfall didn't happen then!
Keep warm and safe - a day to huddle round the fire I think!!
Take care.

Friday 8 December 2017

Anything Goes at Winter Wonderland

Good morning for my second day in a row!  I'm here with another DT post; this time for Winter Wonderland where the challenge is "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor this time is Pink Gem Designs.

My Card
6" square base card
pink striped and spotted card stock - Anna-Marie Designs
 Christmas pudding mice topper - Pink Gem
Holly Jolly corner die - Yvonne Creations
pearls from stash
This card front from Pink gem made for a very quick and easy card.  I just printed it out smaller and used it as a topper.  Complementary cardstock, corner die and pearls added - job done.
Hope everybody is well and getting ready for an enjoyable weekend. We woke up to snow and the white stuff is still falling. Hopefully it won't stay long but in these parts you never know!
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Thursday 7 December 2017

The Night Before Christmas at MAWTT

Good morning to you all and thanks for popping by. This is the penultimate challenge at MAWTT and Emma has asked us to use a reference to the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas." It reminded that I had this beautiful Barbara Grey stamp that hasn't seen the light of day for more than ten years!

My Card

6" square base card
Papers - LOTV Frosty Christmas
Stamp - Barbara Grey
Snowflake dies - The Works
Promarkers to colour
Pearls from stash
Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have made  for this fun challenge.
I hope if you are affected by Storm Caroline that you are bearing up. I think it is affecting Scotland and the north at present but due to make her way south by tomorrow.
Last night was our WI Christmas Entertainment Party and we had the most fabulous evening.  Our group is so talented.  Our WI choir sang quite a few numbers and we also had a couple of songs from a member who used to be a professional singer in her youth. One lady performed a rap, a couple of others performed a sketch as two angels one wearing an L plate signifying she was a trainee angel.  I could go on forever telling you all the acts .  We all provided a plate for the buffet and the tables were groaning with food, and some fabulous cakes.  Well after all we are talking about the WI so providing cake was a no brainer!
Today is the start of the Christmas Tree Festival we are organising in the church so we have two trees to decorate - a traditional Christmas tree and an alternative tree from our Craft and Laugh Group made from lamp shades.  I'll let you know how that turns out.
Anyway, time for me to be off.  Have a good day everybody.