Saturday 31 August 2019

Snowman/men for Christmas Card Club

Good  morning.  Gosh these two weeks certainly come round quickly. The theme this time was chosen by ValeryAnne and she wants to see snowmen on our cards, either one or more.

Card # 1

6" square white card base - Rymans
pink pearlescent card from stash
pink snowflake paper - Helz Cuppleditch
lacy squares - Spellbinders
stitched flags - Sue Wilson
shimmer gems - Hobbycraft  
promarkers to colour 
peel off sentiment (white but colored pink)

I have had this digi image a long time and use it a lot but I cannot remember where it is from. I decided to make my snowman a snow lady! I think she looks very pretty in pink. Judging from her smile she seems delighted to have a little friend with her.

Card # 2

DL card base
red and black card - Rymans
digi image - Crafty Ribbons
promarkers to colour 
peel off sentiment (white but coloured black)

I haven't made a DL card for years but this image definitely called for one.  I have had this image a few years and have never actually used it.  I bought it at the same time as I bought the matching ribbon.  I used the ribbon but not the digi.  I went onto the website to see if they still did it but unfortunately not.  They still have the digi but not the ribbon which is a shame because it is gorgeous. I decided to just add a dash of red to each of the snow people, rather than colouring them in totally, because I felt it made them pop.

Well that's it from for today.  The rest of the girls in our little club will be posting their cards tomorrow but I have a DT card tomorrow which is my reason for showing this ahead of time.

Take time and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 29 August 2019

Things With Wings at MAWTT

Good morning.  I must admit to feeling thankful that the weather has turned a wee bit cooler.  Unfortunately I'm not on of those people who love to bake in the sun, and sleeping in this heat proves virtually impossible so with lack of sleep and feeling drained from the heat I have not exactly been firing on all cylinders.

Time for another challenge at MAWTT and the theme is "Things With Wings".  Now this doesn't have to be just butterflies and birds, although they certainly spring to mind first and foremost as I have proven with my card. You could choose fairies, planes, dragonflies etc.

My Card

6" square white base card - Rymans
papers and topper - "Butterfly Ballet" from the Paper Boutique
raspberry card for matting - from stash
bird dies - The Works.

These papers and toppers from this set are so gorgeous the card almost made itself. The Paper Boutique really have such fabulous papers and I have a few different sets, including Christmas, so you will be seeing more.

Just a quick post today but why not pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with for this challenge?

Take care.

Sunday 18 August 2019

Flowers for IAAS

Good morning.  This is my DT card for International Art and Soul. I was going through some stuff last week and came across a lot of Hunkydory stuff so I thought I would use it for this challenge

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

My Card

7" square base card
Topper and card stock - Hunkydory"Fabulously Floral"

It has been years since I did anything with acetate so this is what I came up with. I cut away most of the card front and just left enough at the top to attach the acetate. All I need to do then was to add a header and footer with a topper and sentiment topper.  I added silver floral peel off borders because they are so like the silver flowers around the topper. A very easy card but looks so pretty. Mind you, it was terrible to photograph without getting reflections showing ion the acetate but I think I did okay in the end.  Why not pop over to the blog and see what my team mates have come up with and maybe you will feel inspired to join in the challenge?

We had a very successful day at the village show yesterday but I was absolutely shattered when I got home.  We raised £1200 - and when I tell you that we only charge £1 for tea and coffee and £2 for cake you can just imagine how many people we served!!  No wonder we were all cream crackered ... lol! I think next year we may have to think about raising the prices a wee bit because we have charged the same for the last five years. But then again, maybe that's why we have so many customers? It was rather breezy initially but the wind soon died down and the sun shone so we were very lucky considering - that we had torrential rain and high winds on Friday and it is raining again this morning.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care.

Saturday 17 August 2019

CCC Patterned Papers

Good morning.  Another challenge for our Christmas Card Club. GranMargaret is hosting and wants to see two or more patterned papers on our cards this week.

Card #1

5" x 7" base card from kraft card
kraft snowflake paper - LOTV
other papers - Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories
snowflake die - Marianne
trees - ancient stash from Lakeland
snow flake border - Memory Box

Card # 2

5" x 7" base card from cream card stock
krat card to mat
papers - Handmade Holiday as above
snowflake die - Xcut

A very quick post today because I forgot to schedule it last night. It is our village show today and WI is once again serving the teas.  About five years ago we were asked to stand in for the person who used to organise things when she was heavily pregnant and unable to do it.  We became victims of our own success because it was so successful and raised so much money that we have been asked to do it ever since.  So it  has been quite a bit of baking over the last day or two and this morning we will be setting up ready for this afternoon.  Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder than yesterday!

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


Monday 5 August 2019

Non Traditional Colours for Christmas Card Club

Good morning to you all.  First of all I must apologise to my friends in the Christmas Card Club for being a day late. I 've had a busy week with my family here and also four DT cards to produce! Anyway I am here finally.

Card #1

Card # 2

These two cards are very simple 6" square cards using images from the Hunkdory Little Book of  of Festive Poetry.  I am determined to us this as much as possible.

Card # 3

Decided to make a rocker card for a change.
Papers and topper are from The Paper Boutique "A Whisper of Winter".  I love this set and the muted colours are perfect for Sylvie's challenge.
round dies - Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Decorative Circles
stitch hole round die - Presscut from Crafts Too
Tonic Nuvo drops

Card # 4 For Rachel

This final card is for Rachels' reindeer challenge which I missed when I was on holiday back in June.  Sorry it has taken so long but I got there eventually!

6" square base card 
papers and topper as before
reindeer die - magazine freebie
shimmer gems - Hobbycraft

When I saw this topper with the reindeer I knew it would be perfect for Rachel's challenge.

Well that's it for now.  Hope you all had a great weekend and feel refreshed and ready to start the new week.

Take care.

Sunday 4 August 2019

Dry or Heat Embossing for IAAS

Good morning.  Here I am for the fourth day in a row. Christina (CG) has chosen the theme of "Embossing - Dry or Heat" for IAAS.  I've gone with dry embossing.

My Card

pearlescent cardstock - Lime tree Crafts 
E/F -3D embossibilities Framed Labels 18
Labels 18 die - Spellbinders
sentiment stamp - "You Never Know" Quietfire Designs
flowers - Hobbycraft

This is a 7" x 5"  embossing folder so I made the base card as tent fold measuring an extra half inch all round. I attached the embossed piece with foam pads. I love the sentiment because it is so true and I have found it to be very useful on a number of occasions.

Well this is just a very quick post because I have family staying and it has been a busy and hectic week but so very enjoyable. We have been very lucky with the weather and so have been out and about quite a lot.

We are Just For Fun Challenge but why not pop across to the blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with? 

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday 3 August 2019

12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Good morning.  The new challenge at 12 Months of Christmas is live and the theme is to add sparkle, glitter and/or bling.  Not hard to do on a Christmas card as I'm sure you will agree. The Sleigh Belles are showing their cards now and mid month is the turn of the Merry Maidens so you should come back then to see some more inspiration.

Our sponsor is The Oddball Art Company and you might win a gift certificate to spend in store.

My Card

6" square white base card 
silver glitter card - Hobbycraft
circle and lacey circle dies - Spellbinders
Digi image - sponsor's image "Chillie Willie"
backing paper - 12 days of Christams 2018 from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

To be eligible for this month's free paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles link up two Christmas cards and you will automatically get one of the papers. Follow the optional theme to be eligible to win the whole set.

Take care  and I hope you are having a great weekend

Friday 2 August 2019

Christmas Ornaments at Winter Wonderland.

Good morning.  Another challenge at Winter Wonderland and this time it is to use Christmas decorations on your project. Baubles are the obvious and will spring to your mind first no doubt, but you can use lights, stars, tinsel, holly etc.

Our sponsor this month is LeAnns World 101 and the prize on offer is two digi images from the Etsy store.

My Card

6" square blue base card
paper - Dovecraft "Winter Wonderland"
digi image - Decorating LeAnn
sentiment die - Yvonne Creations

Pop across to the blog and chreck out the cards from the DT.  Maybe you will be inspired to join However, do remember that it is Christmas projects only.

Take care and enjoy the sunshine - if it is shining where you are.

Thursday 1 August 2019

Bees at Moving Along With The Times

Good morning.  June chose the theme of bees for our challenge this time.  I must confess I was at a loss because I haven't anything bee related, except for something I used in another MAWTT challenge a couple of months ago and I didn't want to use the same thing again.  Fortunately I came across some papers and toppers from a magazine from many many years ago - probably 12 years ago. It pays to be a hoarder sometimes. 😊

My Card 

 6" square base card in white
cream card to mat
topper and striped paper - from magazine

 This was a good find and the card came together very easily.  I fussy cut the extra bees and just added the topper onto  foam tape to give a little dimension.

Why not pop across to the blog and see what the rest of the team have made for the challenge?

My nephew and his partner are with us at the moment and staying for a few more days so I'm looking forward to some happy time with them - and with Molly of course.  Molly was my sister's little Yorkshire terrier adopted by Darren when his mum sadly passed away suddenly. She is a beautiful friendly little doggie and always has a great time when she's here since there is so much land for her to play in.

Take care and enjoy your day.