Sunday 17 February 2019

Shades of one Colour for IAAS

Good morning. After rain and mist yesterday we have another lovely sunny morning today.

Today is  my DT card for IAAS where the theme is to use shades of one colour.

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

My Card

A5 card base - Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card
glitter card - Hobbycraft
teal pearlescent card - Limetree Crafts
Cross dies - Spellbinders
Sunray die - Sue Wilson
Oval die -  Austrian Collection Sue Wilson
 Sentiment computer generated

My great nephew's Christening takes place this afternoon in Co Durham so I won't be attending.  However,  my card was posted early in the week so it should have got there in good time. 

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have made for this theme?  We are a "Just For Fun" challenge but I think it often gives some inspiration, particularly if your mojo is not working as efficiently as it should - and I think we all have some of that at times.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday 16 February 2019

Birds for Christmas Card Club

Good morning  Golly these two weeks soon fly by don't they?

As usual my card is a day early because I have a DT card to post tomorrow.

Gwen joined our happy little club this year and she has chosen the theme of birds for us this time. If you would like to get ahead with your Christmas cards so that youdon't have a mad panic in November - or even worse December!!- you are very welcome to join us.  Leave a  note in my comments and I will put you in touch with Margaret, our fearless leader who runs our little group so brilliantly!!

Card #1

 A6 card base
LOTV image
Falling Snow e/f - Sue Wilson
large ovals  Spellbinders
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
wooden snowflakes from stash

 The blue oval looks extremely lopsided but it's perfectly square, if you see what I mean!  It is obviously the angle I took the picture that makes it look so odd.

Card #2

zed fold base card made from Rymans red card stock
papers - LOTV Scandi Christmas
image from Greeting Card Factory
sentiment die - as above
snowflake die- The Works
nestie dies - The Works
pearls from stash

We have had a few lovely days weather-wise and yesterday was really super so we went to Draycote Water,  which is a reservoir and country park near Dunchurch in Warwickshire. There is a five mile walk round the reservoir and there is also a bird hide part way round. It made for a nice walk and of course tea and cake in the cafe afterwards.

That's all from me.  Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Thursday 14 February 2019

A Little Bit Shabby at MAWTT

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well.  Did you get lots of Valentine cards this morning?

It's time for another challenge for Team B at MAWTT  June has chosen the theme of a "A Little Shabby Chic".  I love to see shabby chic cards but I really find them difficult to make.  As you will see mine is definitely just "a little"!! Whenever I'm roughing up the edges I can hear my mum sitting on my shoulder and asking why I'm ruining lovely paper ... lol!

My Card

6" square kraft base card
papers - Vintage Fall from MR Designs
oval nesties/scalloped ovals - Spellbinders  
pearl swirls - Want To Scrap
sentiment - computer generated
butterflies - from stash

I am still trying to use some of my old dies and stash. These MR Designs digi papers were bought from Etsy about five years ago and I'm ashamed to say they have never been used - and yet they are gorgeous!! There are papers, inserts, elements sheet sentiments and element sheet tags.  As you see I used one of the inserts but I cut I cut it in two and glued it down, The doiley is part of the insert and I diecut one of the sentiments and added it to the inside too.  It makes the inside look so pretty too - and so easily  I think I will be using this set again now. The butterflies were in my stash and were white so I coloured them with promarkers.

Unfortunately the light was quite poor by the time I took the pictures so I might try agan tomorrow to see if I can improve them.

Why not pop across to the blog and see the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT?

Take care and enjoy your day.

Monday 4 February 2019

Make Your Own Background for IAAS

Good morning.  My goodness it is cold - anyone would think it was winter!!!!! Fortunately most of the snow seems to have gone.

This time at IAAS the challenge is to make your own background.

My Card

7" x 5" base card
silver mirri card to mat
paper scraps/snippets
 Salzburg die -Austrian Collection Sue Wilson
sentiment stamp - Grand Sentiments JustRite
ribbon and pearls from stash

I saw a video tutorial on the herringbone technique and decided to try it to use up some of the pieces of papers I had been hoarding. It is very simple yet looks so effective.  Probably with darker papers etc it could be a good card for the men in our lives
Why not pop over to the blog to see the different backgrounds created by the rest of the DT.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but it could give you some ideas for your own projects.

Take care and keep warm.

Sunday 3 February 2019

Angels 0r Fairiesfor Christmas Card Club

Good morning.Thankfully the snow seems to be thawing although there is still quite a bit hanging around. I'm glad I do't live in Scotland at times like these - much as I love it.

Time for another Christmas card for our little club.  This time GranMargaret has chosen the theme and as you can see she wants to see angels or fairies.  I have gone with angels.

My Card

7" square base card Anna-Marie Designs
backing paper - Silent Night  from First Edition
Die'sire e/f - Seasonal Music
stamp - Angelic Candle  LOTV
sentiment stamp -Little Claire
holly corner die - Signature die Joanna Sheen
Promarkers tocolour
flowers -Wild Orchid Crafts
Lacy Circle dies - Spellbinders
lace and pearls from stash

I haven't used this rubber stamp for years and I don't know why because it is gorgeous. I have had this First Edition paper pad for a number of years and there is not much left of it now, which is sad. I'm trying to make a point of using some papers dies, stamps etc that I haven't used for a long time.  We tend to get fixated on the new ones and forget about the ones which we used to love.

Well that's it for today.Hope you are all well and keeping warm.

Take care.

Friday 1 February 2019

Tribute Challenge to Eileen

Good morning. And what a cold one it is too! Looks just look a scene from a Christmas card out there.  Unfortunately it's a bit windy so I'm hoping it doesn't start blowing the snow into drifts or we may well be cut off.  Cupboards and freezer well stocked though. Perfect excuse to stay tucked up inside in the warmth and craft!

It is now two years since Eileen, who was the owner and blog co-ordinater of the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog, died rather suddenly.  In her memory the Design Teams  decided to keep the blog going and run it in the same way that she did. Helen took on the lead role and does a splendid job, so many thanks Helen.  We appreciate all your work.

Our sponsor this month is Dr Digi's House of Stamps where you will find some brilliantly bizarre images.  Such fun.

My Card

7" square base card - Anna Marie's Designs
red card - Rymans
backing paper - LOTV Scandi Christmas
Falling Snow e/f - Sue Wilson
Nesting squares and Lacy Squares - Spellbinders
digi image - Dr Digi's

Why not pop across to the blog and check out the cards from the rest of the DT? The theme this month is "Anything Goes" but please don't forget that we are a Christmas challenge only.

That's all from me so take care and keep warm and safe.