Monday 27 September 2021

Non Tradional Colours

 Good morning.  I apologise to my friends in the Christmas Card Club because I am a day late with my card. I don't understand what happened to this past week because I ran out of days - I was sure that today was Saturday!  Senior moment!!  Actually time really does seem to be whizzing past.

We were very happy to get a phone call on Friday for John to have his Covid booster next day. It was an early appointment, 8 am in the next town, but we are both early risers so it was fine.  I ma just so relieved  that he has had it.

I fell back on a Crafter's Companion Diesire Create a Card die which takes the work out of crafting and gives a quick card but with pretty stunning results.

My Card

My card is 15.5 x 15.5 cms to accommodate the layers and made from Anna - Marie Designs cardstock because I love the weight of it. I layered it onto aqua glitter card and then onto the card base.  I put the centre die to one side and  I will use it to make a smaller card later.  I stamped the sentiment with aqua ink and die cut it with SB Classic Squares.    I added three snowflakes to the corner. The two white ones were already in my die cut drawer so I cut the aqua one to layer it up.  The large ones are Marianne Swedish snowflakes and the smaller one is a punch.  All it needed then was for me to add some Hobby House pearls in the corners and away we go - job done. 
Take care.

Sunday 26 September 2021

Furry Friends at Internatonal Art and Soul

 Good morning.  We have a new challenge at IAAS which is Furry Friends.

My Card

I found this cute cat couple in my Greeting Card Deluxe set and I couldn't resist using it. They look really cool in their sunglasses so I just added the sentiment digitally to fit in. It was matted with an animal print paper, orange card and and then onto a black 6 inch square base card.  Easy but cute.

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.

Monday 13 September 2021

Challenge #117 Fancy Fold Card at IAAS

 Good morning.  This time at IAAS the theme, which was chosen by me, is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card

Card Front

Inside from the front

Inside from the back

Rear of card

This folds down into a 6" square envelope but obviously will need a large stamp since it is probably too bulky for the usual stamp. Sorry it is rather photo heavy. I used papers and images from Nitwit Collections "Noah's Ark".  It was all done digitally so that it wasn't too bulky.  My great nephew is coming up to his third birthday soon and I thought this would be the ideal card for him.

Why not pop over to the blog and see the fabulous offerings from my team mates?

Hope this finds you all well.

Take care.


Sunday 12 September 2021

Poinsettias for Christmas Card Club

 It's unbelievable how quickly these two weeks pass. It's time for another challenge and this time it is to use poinsettias on our cards.

My Card

Like my card last time this again is slightly smaller than A5. I used the frame from John Next Door's "Jane's Tree". The poinsettias and ivy leaves are also from JND. the sentiment die and the embossed centre are from Creative Expressions.  It came together very quickly but looks fine although difficult to photograph because of the silver mirror card. 

I hope those of you in the UK have enjoyed the few last days of summer we had. Yesterday it rained quite a lot here but I don't mind- it helps to keep my well and water butts topped up. However today was again warm and sunny but I think that might be the last of summer.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Thursday 2 September 2021

Going Metallic at 12 MoC LinkUp

 Good morning. Our challenge this month at the 12 Months of Christmas LinkUp is to add some metallic. If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features something METALLIC. Add the shimmer of metal to your card by way of metallic markers, gold or silver glitter, embossing powder, wire or metal embellishments, or through the use of foil, chrome or other metallic type textures and papers, or any other way you can think of!
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 $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

My Card

 I used blue glitter paper from Decosses Dynamite Doodles for my backing. The image and sentiment are from our sponsor's "Festive Baubles". I added hanging baubles from Memory Box diecut from blue glitter card and then some metal snowflakes I found in  my stash from years ago.

Why not pop across to the blog to see what the other Sleigh Belles have made for this challenge and then check back mid month to see the work of the Merry Maidens.

Have a good day.


Wednesday 1 September 2021

Under The Sea at MAWTT

 It's time for another challenge at Moving Along With the Times and Zoe has chosen the theme which is Under the Sea.

This theme almost caught me out because I only have one set of stamps and papers with this theme and I used it last year.  I felt I had no other option - but then I found this image in my Greeting Card Factory programme so I was saved. My brother is Pisces so I was going to go with a male theme and pick out the blue/green colours but the lilac in the fishes and in the border called to me so I just had to go with it. When I added lilac glitter to the fishes it just looked so much like scales.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have come up with?

Take care and have a good day.