Sunday 28 March 2021

Shaped Cards (no squares/rectangles) for IAAS

 Good morning and it's time for another challenge at IAAS.  This time we don't want to see any square or rectangular cards so be adventurous.

If you are looking for my CCC card please scroll down to previous post.

My Card

I used two different sets of dies to make my card.  The larger dies are from Card Making Magic "Happy Birthday Decorative Word" set.  The smaller ones are from John Next Door "Stamford" set and they coordinate really well. The patterned paper is LOTV/Nitwit Petal Fresh pad. The sentiment stamp is from the Notwit "Bloom With Grace" collection.

Why not popover to the blog and check out what the rest of the DT have made from this interesting challenge?

It is extremely cold here this morning but it promises to improve over the week so fingers crossed.

Take care.

Saturday 27 March 2021

Trees for the Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. Kate has chosen our theme this time and she has given us quite a wide brief. She wants to see trees, Christmas trees or trees in a scene.

 Card # 1

This is using an image I have had for years but not used for a long time. I just added  a little colour to give it a pop and lots of glitter. I mounted it onto silver mirri which sadly looks black in the picture but I wasn't able to get a better picture. I computer generated the sentiment and just added a couple of snowflakes but otherwise left it pretty simple.

Card # 2 

This is an upcycled Christmas card from last year but it was so pretty I decided to use it.  I cut it down to fit a 4" x 6" gold glitter card. It is not showing well but the trees at the front are gold and very pretty. I bought a pack of both silver and gold glitter cards last year very cheaply but never used them until now.

The other ladies will be displaying their cards tomorrow.

Here in England  from Monday we are all looking forward to meeting up with other people after three months, even though it is just outside. We are planning to have our first WI committee meeting for twelve months on Monday afternoon.  We will probably be wearing our thermals since we will be in the garden - just praying that it doesn't rain. 😉😂

Take care and enjoy your weekend. 

Sunday 14 March 2021

Bunnies at International Art and Soul

 Good morning. Time for another challenge at IAAS. The theme this time is Bunnies and I have chosen to make a Christmas Card because this image is so sweet. Although I can tell you I don't think they are sweet when they are eating my plants!! 😉😊

My Card

I used an image from my Greeting Card Factory Deluxe. The base card is 6" square and the gold card is Anne Marie Designs. I then just added  peel off greetings (remember them?) and a couple of pearls.

That's it from me today - two posts in one day is unheard of!

Take care.



Christmas Card Club Challenge Christmas Flowers and Foliage

 Good morning on a day that's looking better than the last few; no wind anyway which is a blessing. Zoe has chosen our theme of Christmas Flowers and foliage.

My Card

I used a .5"x7" white card base. Crafters Companion Sparkling Trellis die. The rest of the dies are all from John Next Door - Poinsettia, Christmas Elements and Festive Swirl Sentiments. I mostly used up scraps of cardstock that I had left over in my box.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Cheers! 12 Months of Christmas LinkUp

 A new challenge at 12MoC Link Up.  The Sleigh Belles are posting our cards today and then mid month it will be the turn of the Merry Maidens.  The theme is Cheers! and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, then you need to feature a BEVERAGE you might drink during the HOLIDAYS as the focus of your card. For ex., eggnog, mulled wine, hot toddy, wassail, hot buttered rum, brandy Alexander, Christmas punch, hot cocoa, etc.
Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate from this month's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Cheers! Christmas Edition

My Card 

It uses the image  Snowman Cocoa from our sponsor Bugaboo

and also two papers from DDDoodles Geometric Man

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the cards from the other Sleigh belles and join in our challenge.  It's a great way to get a head start on your festive cards so you don't have a mad panic at the end of the year.

Take care and have a good day.




Monday 1 March 2021

Spring is Coming at MAWTT

 Good morning and hope this finds you all well. We have had some lovely spring-like days for the past three days and it does make you hopeful that before too long spring will be on the way. There is a quote I have sometimes used on cards "No matter how long the winter spring is sure to follow." I chose the theme for MAWTT this month and as you see I chose Spring.

My Card


I used some Hunkydory products that I have had for years and the packs are still intact so I need to get on with using them up because they do  look very pretty.

This is another card to send to my sister becasue she looks forward to them coming.

Please pop acorss to the blog and check out the cards from the rest of the DT.

Take care.