Thursday 30 August 2018

Gingham or Buttons for MAWTT

Good morning.  Time for another challenge at MAWTT for Team A.  Kaz wants to see gingham or buttons.  As you can see I have gone with gingham and instead of a card I have made a milk carton which contains a blue candle in a glass votive. Handy to have a little gift already prepared for when needed.

My Project

gingham cardstock - old stash
diecuts - Parisian Motif (or maybe the accents) Spellbinders
leaf sprigs - foliage Spellbinders
blue roses - old stash
thistles - old stash
organza ribbon - Hobbycraft

As you can see I added embellishments to all four sides but not as elaborate as the front. It's quite a while since I did one of these and it is so quick and easy that I might prepare a few more to have on hand.

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

I cannot believe it's already Thursday!  Last time I looked it was only Sunday!!! Time flies when you're having fun ... lol!  😀😁  

Take care and I hope everyone is well.

Sunday 19 August 2018

Nautical Card for IAAS

Good morning.  This is my DT post for International Art And Soul where the theme is Marine, Ocean, Sea.

My Card

6" square card base from navy pearlescent card - stash
backing paper - from my digi stash
image - from digi stash
ship's anchor  - Cheery Lynn Designs
pennant dies - Creative Expressions

The backing paper started life as creamy brown but I digitally altered it so it fitted my theme better. So this is another card for my male box.

Please pop across to the blog and see what my team mates have come up with this for this challenge.  We are a Just For Fun Challenge so don't give prizes but you might still like to join us.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Monday 13 August 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good morning. Another quick post and another quick card.  I had to make this in a hurry so I could catch the postman.  He always collects anything I have  for posting.  Great guy!!

My Card

6" square base card
 Heart trellis e/f -  Crafts Too
large heart die - Hobbycraft Intricut dies
Small heart die - Nellie Snellen
butterfly die - Spellbinders

Yet another simple card.  One of these days my mojo will return but he's certainly taking a long time about it.   Occasionally I come up with something reasonable but for the last year or so that has been a very infrequent occurrence. Ah well, I'll just keep on keeping on as they say.

Take care.

Saturday 11 August 2018

70th Birthday

Good morning.  I was so excited yesterday because we had rain!! The well is full and all the water butts are full and my plants all look so fresh and nourished.  It doesn't take much to please me ... lol!  Now I  would still like more rain but it can rain overnight and then we will all be happy!

My Card

white cardstock - from stash
pink centura pearl - Crafters Companion
Create a Card die  - Die'sire
Etched Alphabet & Numbers  - Spellbinders
Oval Bliss - Spellbinders
pearls - from stash

I created a side fold step card from A4 card stock and die cut the Create a Card die into the main piece which I then backed with Centura pearl. I needed it to be quite flat for posting and luckily it didn't need too much more adding to it. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the die because I took it out of the original wrapping and popped it onto a magnetic sheet and promptly misplaced the piece with the name on. Since that was a couple of years ago now I know it will definitely not turn up again!

Well I hope you are all well and enjoying life.

Take care.

Sunday 5 August 2018

Christmas Activities

Good morning.  Time for our little Christmas Card Club to produce another card in our quest to keep ourselves well ahead of the game and come December there will be no sense of panic or urgency.  This time Maureen is hosting and she wants to see something to do with activities at Christmas such as  sleighing, sledging, skiing etc.

My Card

6" square base card - Rymans
silver mirri and glitter card - Crafters Companion
Wintertide die - Amy Designs 

I chose this die because there are skis leaning against the tree and ice skates hanging from the lamp post so I've ticked two boxes. All the mirri and glitter makes it very Christmas-sy - but very difficult to photograph.  Ah well, I know that in real life it looks very pretty.

I like these smaller sentiment dies.  The large ones are great to make a statement on a card but sometimes just  a tad to big for smaller cards.

Well I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.

Take care.

Love and Hugs Christine xx

Friday 3 August 2018

For The Boys

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well.  This is my DT card for MAWTTSharon has chosen the theme this time and her choice is "For The Boys". 

My Card

A5 card base -bronze card from stash
ribbed old gold card - from stash
toppers  - old stash
embellishments - old stash

I made this card a while ago but I am sure I never published it and I have gone back a long time on my blog trying to find it. I remember having to make it it in a great rush because I had the birthday of one of John's friends and needed something in a desperate hurry so that he could take it down to his friend;  hence all the toppers and peel off greeting!   I just love those nautical toppers.

Well we had the much needed rain last week and my water butts are full again but I think they will soon be empty again because there's been nothing since.  But the grass is just starting to green up again.
Please pop over to the blog and find out what my team mates have made for this male challenge.

Take care.

Love and Hugs Christine xx