Monday 30 March 2020

No Focal Image at IAAS

Good morning.  Time for my DT card for IAAS I found this quite a difficult challenge because to be honest, I didn't really understand it.   Anyway this is what I came up with. Hopefully my large 70 doesn't count as an image.

My Card

6" square base card
John Next Door dies

I had to make this quite quickly for a friend and was asked to keep it flat for posting.

She was thrilled with the result - even though I missed adding the embellishments.  Didn't seem quite finished.

Anyway I hope you are all well.

Take care.

Sunday 29 March 2020

Candles for Christmas Card Club

Good morning on a bright but chilly morning. It's time for Rita's choice of card for this weeks CCC card. My card was made extremely quickly this morning so it is very simple. I looked at the wrong challenge and actually made a card for our next challenge instead of this one! Ah well, at least I am ready for the next one in two week's time.  Sorry Rita.

My Card

Unfortunately the picture is very poor. The dark red background is actually quite vibrant but looks drained on this photo. It is very sunny and was difficult to take a decent picture, but at least you get the idea.

I hope this finds you all well and coping during these strange and trying times.

Take care.

Sunday 22 March 2020


Good morning on this cold, bright Mothering Sunday.  Unfortunately families are not able to get together today but better afe than sorry.

Our WI has had to close and we are concerned about a number of our older members.  Of the 60 of us we have three over ninety and five in their late eighties who rarely miss a meeting.  We are keeping in touch with them by email, phone etc and I have just a made a card for each of them. I will be doing this at regular intervals just to let them know they are not forgotten.

My Card

5" x 7" white base card.
lilac and purple card - Hobbycraft
embossing folder -Petal Pleasure from Couture Creations
flower die - Britannia Dies
sentiment die - Sue Wilson
Tonic crystal drops

Simple cards but just a way to keep in touch.  Unfortunately the photo does not show the lovely embossing.

Keep well and if, like me, you are confined to barracks keep busy.  I am sure we all have enough craft supplies to keep us going well past this emergency situation. 

Sunday 15 March 2020

Using Green for IAAS

Good morning.  My card today is my DT card for IAAS where the theme is to use green. I don't use green too much but hey, that's what a challenge is all about isn't it?

 Click HERE if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Card


7" x5" white base card
Darice embossing folder
small swirl - Memory Box
stitched pennants - SueWilson 

I die cut the swirl from the white card and another from green card and then paper pieced the green one into the negative space.  In the picture it looks as if I have just glued the swirl onto the background but in real life it actually looks quite effective.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out what my team mates have made for the challenge?

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday 14 March 2020

Christmas Wreath or Garland for Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Another two weeks have passed and it's time for another challenge for our Christmas Card Club. The theme is "Christmas Wreath or Garland" and was chosen by Lorraine. It's not actually due until tomorrow so teh rest of teh girls will be showing their cards then.

My Card

A very simple traditional card with just one layer added to a 6" square base card using Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Squares.. The image is from my Greeting Card Factory programme and I managed to apply the stripes at the top of the image digitally too.  The problem is I play around with things and forget to write down the steps I took to achieve something. I then can't for the life of me remember how I did it and when I want to try it again I have to re-invent the wheel!

Well that's it from me today.  Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Friday 6 March 2020

Blue Christmas at Winter Wonderland

Good morning.  It is my turn to host the challenge at Winter Wonderland this month and as you can see I chose "Blue Christmas." Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and there are some fabulous images on her site.

My Card

6" square blue card base
image - sponsor's image  "Snowman Couple "
backing paper - LOTV "Frosty Christmas"
Frosty Snowflake Border - Sue Wilson
Frosted Spruce and Pine trees -  Memory Box
Promarkers to colour

I love this cute Bugaboo image and the expressions on the faces of the Snow Cuuple are lovely.

Please pop across to  the blog and check out the cards from the DT and maybe you will be inspired to join in our challenge.  It's never too early to start on your Christmas cards.

Well that's all from me today.

Take care and enjoy your day.


Tuesday 3 March 2020

12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ice Ice Baby

Good morning.  As you can see I am still playing catch up; hopefully I will soon be where I ought to be. Another late DT card unfortunately. This is for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up and this challenge is a great way to get ahead with your Christmas cards.

It's always anything Christmas goes with an optional twist which this month is 'Ice Ice Baby' - we want to see lots of snow or ice on your designs.Head over to the challenge blog here for more details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team. (I'm also singing the song!! Can you hear me?)
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo.
My Card 

This is a 6" blue card base made from card in my stash. the two background papers are from Decosse Dynamite.  The cute digi, coloured with Promarkers, is Snow Friends from Bugaboo available here

Thank you for visiting me today.

Take care.

Monday 2 March 2020

Anything But a Card for MAWTT

Good morning.  I've been chasing my tail this week and still haven't quite caught up with myself just yet. This card for MAWTT should have been posted yesterday so apologies to Diane Louise and my team mates.

My Project

I haven't made one of these bags for quite a few years and it took me a while to remember the measurements for the gusset. The cardstock is from an old First Edition pad. I use Spellbinders Grand Labels 11 dies and SB Oval dies to cut out the handle. The large butterfly die is an old Marianne die and I cannot remember where the two smaller ones are from.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Why not pop over to  the blog  and see what the rest of the team have made?

Well that's all from me today.

Take care and happy crafting.

Sunday 1 March 2020

Postbox for Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  A rather late start for me today - life really gets in the way sometimes.

ValeryAnne chose the theme this time and she wants to see postboxes.

My Cards

Two CAS cards today today for speed I'm afraid but they fulfil the brief and they both have the obligatory Christmas robins.

I'm so sorry for this extremely quick post!

Take care.