Monday 25 November 2019

Christmas With No Image at IAAS

Good morning.  The theme for our challenge at IAAS is Christmas with no image although obviously diecuts and embellishments are welcome. Apologies again for being a day late with my DT card.

My Card

5" x 7" base card
Stamp " Midnight Clear" - ODBD (Now Divinity Designs)
Pearlescent blue ink pad
poinsettia die - Marianne
twiggy leaves - Spellbinders
A2 Bracket Borders 1 - Spellbinders

I love this stamp and it suits the style of card so I use it often just changing the  colour and slightly different bracket border.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the gorgeous card from my team mates? If you still have any Christmas cards to make you might take some inspiration there.

That's all for today so take care.

Sunday 24 November 2019

Snowy Forest Scene

Good morning.  Sorry this is a bit later than  I usually post.  I did actually schedule it, as I always do,  but for some reason it didn't work this time.

Kate chose the theme this time and wants to see a forest scene with lots of tree, snow and glitter.  Very wintry and Christmas-sy. Here is my offering; only one due to my busy couple of weeks recently.

My Card

7" square white base card 
green pearlescent card- Hunjydoey
green glitter card - Hobbycraft
backing paper  -the Paper Shelter
A2 bracket borders - Spellbinders
triple tree die - Memory Box
sentiment die - Sue Wilson 

I love this paper and felt it didn't need too much else doing to it except adding glitter to the trees in the background and the diecut trees.

Hope this finds you all well and coping with the cold and wet weather.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm hoping for a quiet day today!

Thursday 21 November 2019

Steamunk for MAWTT

Good morning.  The challenge this time is steampunk.  I'm not sure this is truly steampunk, but it does have plenty of cogs and it makes a great male card for my box.

My Card

5" x 7" base card - made from Crafter's Companion black cardstock
matt silver card - Crafter's Companion
Argyle e/f - Crafter's Companion
cog dies - Papermania Chronology collection 

I went to Gloucester Docks Victorian Christmas Market last week with our WI and had a really good day out. I didn't actually spend too much but it was nice to be with friends.

This is an extremely quick post today I'm afraid.  I've had a very busy week so far and the next few days look like being more of the same.

Hope this finds you all well and surviving the cold weather.  I'm happy as long as John keeps the wood burners loaded  up!!

Take care and I'll see you in a day or two.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Mid Month Reminder 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Good morning and hope this finds you  all well. Yesterday we had a trip to the Victorian Christmas Market at Gloucester Docks with my WI friends on a couple of mini buses.  The weather had been so bad on Thursday with many of the roads in the neighbouring villages badly flooded so we did wonder if we would actually make it.  However, the floods receded overnight but we still had to make a number of detours before we were able to get well on the way. It is about 80 miles to Gloucester and all along the way many fields and garden etc were flooded.  I really feel for those poor people in Yorkshire.

Anyway, back to business. I don't usually post mid months for 12 MOC but I have joined the Merry Maidens for this challenge so here we go. Our sponsor is Imagine That Digis.

My Card

The first image is the card virtually closed and the second shows it open.

6" square zed fold card - made using kraft card from Hobbycraft
 All images pre coloured digis -  Imagine That "Gingerbread Scenes."
papers - Decosses Dynamite Doodles
sparkly gems - Hobbycraft

This was a fun card to make. If you still have some Christmas cards to make why not pop over to the blog join in the challenge?  You have the chance to win an digi paper just for entering the challenge, but if you follow the optional twist which is to use red and green on your card, and that's not too difficult at Christmas, then you have the chance to win a $12 gift certificate to spend in store.  What are you waiting for?

Also don't forget to vote for your favourite paper from this month's set
Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards will receive one paper from this set and one random winner who follows the twist will win the full set of papers.
Well that's all from me.

Take care.

Sunday 10 November 2019

Anything Goes at Christmas Card Club

Good morning and I hope everybody is well. Gosh yesterday we had such a hard frost that I couldn't actually scrape the ice off the windscreen. Serves me right I guess for forgetting to put it under the carport.  I had to wait almost an hour before it could be done. I couldn't believe that an hour or so later the rain started to come down in torrents and it rained the entire day.  Very odd weather.

 This week's challenge is Anything Goes, which I actually find more difficult.  I prefer to have a theme to work towards, but that's just me.   It's been a very busy week or more, so again I have only one card to show. However, I have been getting on very well with my Christmas cards so I think I'm still on target.

My Card

7" square base card - using Craft UK Ltd card stock
gold mirri card - Crafters Companion
Christmas Words die - Create a Card Crafters Companion
Snowflake ribbon die - Poppystamps

I think did pretty well in photographing this card.  Usually mirri card is so difficult and catches the light and reflections etc. So all in all not too bad at all. I love this die because you need to do so little with it to create a pretty card.  Ideal for batch making.
Anyway, thats all from today.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Love and hugs from Christine

Friday 1 November 2019

Holly and Ivy at Winter Wonderland

Good morning.  We have had a few frosty mornings of late which became bright, sunny and chilly.  Nice to see the sun even though there is no warmth in it.

Today is the penultimate challenge of 2019 for Winter Wonderland and it is my turn to host the challenge and choose the theme. Our sponsor this month is Sheepski Designs and Andrea is offering  three images of choice for the random winner.

My Card

6" base card  made from card in stash
lavender pearlescent card - Riverside Craft
white card - as above
Oakham Lattice die set - John Next Door
mini ivy dies - John Next Door
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
image - Holly Angel by Sheepski Designs
coloured with Promarkers
flowers - Hobbycraft

I really love this little angel image and it fits perfectly into the centre of the Oakham die. Please pop over to the blog and check out the lovely creations from the design team and hopfully you will be inspired to join in the challenge with us.

Take care.