Sunday 31 January 2021

Christmas Bells at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning.  It's time for our next challenge for our Christmas Card Club and the theme is Christmas Bells.

My Card

Sorry for the very poor picture but when I tried to take a photo last night my camera seemed to have given up the ghost. I got John to take a look at it earlier so I have changed the image.  I will take a better photo when the camera is up and running.

This is another Create a Card from Crafter's Companion and I just added an MDF bell to the corner.

Take care.



Sunday 17 January 2021

Winter at International Art and Soul

 Good morning dear friends and I hope you are all well and keeping warm. It is time for another challenge at IAAS where the theme is Winter - very appropriate.


Please scroll to previous post if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club entry

My Card

inside of card

This is a 7" square card and I used the backing paper from The Paper Shelter's "Snowboarder Girl".

The trees on the front are Memory Box and the sentiment stamp is  from Inkylicious  which I split to use over the front and inside.  Both the trees and the stamp were used on my last IAAS card two weeks ago and so I made two cards at the same time.  Lots of glitter finished off the front beautifully.

Please pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have made for the challenge.

Take care.



Saturday 16 January 2021

Nativity at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning.  This is the second challenge for our Christmas Card Club where we make a Christmas card every other week in order to be ahead of the game come November. Margaret has chosen the theme and she wants to see the Nativity which is , of course, the reason for the season. I am a day early with my card and the rest of the girls will be posting on Sunday.

Card 1

For this card I used the Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene. I cut it twice, once in black and again silver then pieced the two leaving me the opposite colourway to make a second card. For some reason I didn't notice the glue stains until  I had taken the picture.  However they came off easily with the glue eraser. Why is it you always see faults after the picture has been taken?
Card 2

This is my "Go To" die for Christmas using  a Crafter's Companion Create a Card die. I love it and it is so easy to do. I have used the last of my beautiful glitter card but hopefully I can get some more because  it puts me in mind of the sand in the desert from where the Magi made their long journey.

Well that's it from me today. Take care and enjoy the weekend. Mind you all days are the same now aren't they during lockdown?

Monday 4 January 2021

Use Kraft for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and hope this finds you all well. I'm usually a day early with my card for our little club but this month I'm a day late. Not a good start for the New Year is it? I had a total break from card making and blogging over Christmas and now I'm frantically trying to catch up - not too successfully I hasten to add. 


My Card

This is a card made from a pack I bought at the Works last year I think but only made two cards from it. However it fits Kate's challenge perfectly. Very easy to put together because the layers just need pushing out of the page and added to the base card which I made from Kraft card. I think I shall be making some more so that I can get ahead with next year's cards - oops I mean this year's cards!

We had a new addition to the family in the early hours of Boxing Day when my niece gave birth to a little girl six weeks prematurely. A worrying start but she is a strong little girl and obviously a fighter and now has been taken off the ventilator so hopefully she will continue to make progress. So that was something nice to end an awful year and something great to look forward to.

Take care.



Sunday 3 January 2021

Landscapes for International Art and Soul

 Good afternoon and hope you are all well and keeping warm - unless of course you are in the southern hemisphere! Our first post at IAAS this year is to show landscapes.

My Card

This is an image from my Greeting Card Factory Deluxe programme and seems to work well. 

The trees are from Memory Box and the sentiment is an Inkylicious stamp. Please pop across to the blog and check out my teamies  work.  There are some great projects.

Take care.



Saturday 2 January 2021

Something New for MAWTT

 Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had a good Christmas.

I have had a total break from blogging and card making and now I am desperately playing catch up. I chose to use a new house card for my friend who moved back from Scotland to Redcar after living near Edinburgh for more than 40 years. 

My Card

I had put all my stuff away for Christmas and have not yet got it out so although this card has many layers I used no dies at all. It takes me back to when I first started card making and dies were a long way in the future!  These days we wonder where we would be without  them!

Well that's it from me.  Take care