Thursday 1 December 2022

It's Christmas at Moving Along with the Times

 Good afternoon.  It's the first of the month and time for the final challenge this year at MAWTT.

My Card

I have used an old Lili of the Valley image from the Art Pads and stamped the sentiment. I also used Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Rectangles and embossing folder all mounted onto a 5" x  7" white card base. I do wish LOTV would bring back Art Pads - they are far more useful to me than the current printed images. Another flat based card for posting - although with all the postal strikes who knows if our cards will get to their  recipients at all? We'll just have to keep everything crossed.

Take care.



Sunday 27 November 2022

Deer at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. here we are at our penultimate challenge this year It's a bit frightening because it means it less than a month to the Big Day!

My Card

Just a very simple card using a die which was a magazine freebie many years ago and I thik it was only used once.

Sorry this is such a quick post but I have a busy day ahead.

I hope you are all keeping well.




Sunday 13 November 2022

Christmas Crackers for Christmas Card Club

Today's challenge is Christmas Crackers although we always have the "Anything Goes" option if we don't have anything suitable for the challenge.  I do like to follow the theme if possible but I thought I was going to have to give in because I searched through all my images but didn't find anything suitable.  Then I had a lightbulb moment! I have just made a cracker treat box so I decided to show this instead.  Not a Christmas card,  I know, but still pertinent to the challenge.

My Project

I have had this Tonic Studios set of dies for a number of years and haven't used it for years either. I stopped buying Tonic dies because they are so expensive  I decided they didn't warrant the expense, even though the finished items are lovely.The two pieces just slide aside to reveal the gift inside.  The poinsettia and leaves are from John Next Door.

I't's  decent size so can get a reasonable gift/goodies inside.

Take care.

Friday 4 November 2022

Winter Wonderland Challenge Robin Redbreast

 Good morning and it's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  Our sponsor is Sheepski Designs and the theme is Robin Redbreast.

My Card

I have used the digi image from Sheepski Designs called Christmas Post Box. It was coloured with Promarkers.  I used Sue Wilson's Nobled Pierced Squares and the Holly Spray is from precious Marieke.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made for the challenge and maybe you will feel inspired to join in.

Take care and have a good day.





Sunday 30 October 2022

Winter Animals for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning . Our challenge this month is Winter Animals and was chosen by Elizabeth.

 My Card

My aim is to make as many of my cards as I can flat enough for the cheaper postal rate. Obviously I have made exceptions for family and close friends. To that end I used a digital image and added the mats digitally then printed it out and added it to a kraft card base card. I just added a few peel off snowflakes and I was done.  Easy peasy.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Sunday 16 October 2022

Snowglobes for Christmas Card Club.

 The theme for  Challenge # 21 is Snowglobes and has been chosen by Gwen.

My Card

I have used a Snowglobe die from The Works.  These dies are a very reasonable price and cut beautifully.

I used a sentiment die from Sue Wilson and the trees are from John Next Door. Very flat for posting - always a bonus at Christmas.

I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely autumnal weather.  It is really weird because my geraniums in the pots at the front of the house are all in full bud again and just about to bloom. Very strange weather indeed.


Friday 7 October 2022

Let it Snow at Winter Wonderland

 Hi, it's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  This challenge is Just For Fun and we have no sponsor. The theme is Let it Snow.

My Card


This card is 7" square and uses an embossing folder from Apple Blossom. The snowflakes are John Next Door dies.

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

Hope you are having a good day.



Monday 3 October 2022

Another challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas LinkUp

 Hi, I'm afraid I'm a little late with my DT card for the LinkUp. As always the challenge is Anything Goes but there is also a twist which you can follow if you like to give yourself a bit of challenge.  In honour of the rich vibrancy of October, the challenge is to use one or more of the following colours in your design: INTENSE ORANGES, DEEP REDS, RICH BROWNS, WARM GREENS, VIVID PURPLES.   

My Card 

I chose to use shades of green as my signature colour with mirror card being the most dominant and giving that warm glow. I used John Next Door's Christmas Wreath Twig die set.  My card is a 6" square base card and I just added some cream poinsettias to lift it. The stamped sentiment is from Two Jays and stamped with pine green ink.

Why not pop across to the blog and check out the cards by the other Sleigh Belles and then on the 15th drop by again and check out the work of the Merry Maidens.  We would love to see you enter the challenge.

Take care.


Sunday 2 October 2022

Use Dies for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. Gosh these two weeks have flown by and it is time for another challenge.  This time it is to use dies, but as ever we have the option to choose anything goes.

My Card

 This card is about 6.5 inches square. The base card is white and the mat is pine gree. I die cut the Snow Flowers in white and the leaves in silver and added a small silver pearl tothe flower centres. The stamped sentiment is in pine gree too although it looks black in the picture. It is from a Two Jay's set.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Take care.

Sunday 18 September 2022

Christmas Trees for Christmas Card Club

 Time for another challenge for our little group.  I missed the last challenge two weeks ago because we booked a late holiday - first time away since before lockdown. We went to a cottage on a farm in Suffolk  which was fabulous and great scenery from the cottage - including the llamas and horses. The weather was also very hot so we we were lucky.  When we got home we found there had been some rain which fillled a couple of our water butts - very much needed!!

My Card

 My card is 6" x 6".   The backing papers are from Me To You "Winter Wonderland"  which I have had for a few years and now am starting to use up some old stash.    An LOTV topper from many years ago.   I die cut the tree with Dees Distinctively A Cut Above  (what a mouthful that is!) and used glitter card - yet more very old stash.   The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards and  the pearls are from my stash.  It's flat enough for posting I think so I stopped myself from adding too much in the way of embellishments.
Have a good day.


Sunday 28 August 2022

Birthday at IAAS

 Good morning and time for a new challenge at IAAS. The theme this time is birthdays.

My Card 


I found a couple of toppers in my stash that I had bought many years ago when the local craft shop was closing down. These things do come in very handy in an emergency don't they?

The 5" x 7" basecard is made from an A4piece of bronze cardstock, the dull gold cardstock has a very fine ribbed appearance and  I matted the toppers onto rust colored card. The clock embellishment was from my stash and then I just added  the little brass buttons which were from my button tin.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the great cards from my team mates? 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you have planned.

Sunday 7 August 2022

Christmas Roses for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and it's time for our little group to share our cards.  The theme is Christmas Roses, but there is always the option for Anything Goes.

My Card

I have used matching dies, and decoupage topper pad from Crafter's Companion. I haven't actually used the Christmas Rose, which is the Hellebore Nigra, but I don't have any images of them.  My card is showing roses on a Christmas card so I think that is close enough. 😉

A little later I am off with some of my WI friends to watch an open air production of a comedy play by the canal and we are all looking forward to it.   It's about the WI and called "Raising Agents" and performed by a touring group  - I have seen a short video clip and it was very funny. Luckily the weather forcast is good!

Take care and have a good day.


Friday 5 August 2022

Reindeer at Winter Wonderland

 It's time for another challenge at the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. The theme is Reindeer. However, we don't have a sponsor this month so this is a Just For Fun Challenge this time.

My Card

I used an A6 tartan base card and some die cuts, both from my box. I think they were from Hobbycraft, although quite some time ago. It was quick to make and flat for posting so ticks the boxes.

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

Take care and have a good day.

Sunday 10 July 2022

Fancy Fold Card for Christmas Card Club

 Good morning. It's time for another card for our club and this time I chose the theme which is to show a fancy fold card.

My Card 1


I have made a bridge  card but put a full sheet of acetate at the front give it strength which then made it into more of a diorama card. When folded down it measures 8" x 6". I used paper pad from The Works called "Snowy Christmas" which I bought last year.

Card 2

I made a 7" easel card using papers from the same pad and added some JND snowflakes

I thought  I was going to be unable to post because on Thursday my computer was attacked by a virus which added a trojan and has completed wiped out my computer!! I cannot even open it. Luckily I still have my very old Windows 7 computer from when I upgraded to Windows 10 with a new computer. John has set it up again for me this morning so I can use Blogger, gmail etc at least. He has removed the hard disc from my machine and has been working on it for the past couple of days but it appears to be kaput. Sadly I have not saved the last couple of years work to my external hard disc so I have lost all my photos, pictures, digi images etc.  Please, please do  be sure to save your work on a regular basis to an external source. Luckily all my documents were saved elsewhere - initially I was in a real panic because I am secretary of our WI and have masses of stuff on my computer!!

Hope you are well  and having a better time than me!!😀😄 

Love and hugs



Sunday 3 July 2022

Red, White and Blue at IAAS

 Good morning. Here is the next challenge at IAAS and it is to show red, white and blue.

My Card


This is a 7"x5" red card base.I used a die set from Crafts Too  Background Collection called Apollo. I used Prim Poppy from Memory Box and the sentiment dies is from Sue Wilson. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made?

Take care and have a good day.


Saturday 2 July 2022

Anything Christmas Goes at the 12Moc LinkUp

 Time for another challenge at the the !2 MoC LinkUp We are always Anything Goes - providing it is Christmas! We usually have a twist if you want to follow it but this month it is purely Anything Goes.

My Card


I decided to go with black and white. I embossed the background layer with a snowflake e/f. The central snowflake is stamped and embossed onto black card and then diecut with Spellbinders dies. The other two snowflakes are from Spellbinders Create A Flake dies - all very old dies.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what the Sleigh Belles team have made for this challenge - and then revisit on the 15th of the month to check out the offerings from the Merry Maidens?

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Friday 1 July 2022

Inky Background at MAWTT

Good morning. It's time for a new challenge here at Moving Along With The Times. The challenge is to make an inky background.

My Card

I used a 6" square card base and an embossing folder from Crafter's Companion to emboss the front of the card. I used a stencil that I've had for a number of years but it has rarely seen ink.After stencilling I diecut it with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - very old dies. 
Why not pop over to the blog and check out the work from the rest of the DT?
Enjoy your day.


Sunday 26 June 2022

Santa's Sleigh at Christmas Card Club

 Good morning and here I am with a couple of cards for our Christmas Card Club. Kate is hosting the challenge this time and would like to see Santa's Sleigh.  We always have the option to use Anything Goes if we don't have anything suitable for the current challenge. However, Anything Goes doesn't really suit me - I find I procrastinate too much and can never make my mind up!

Card # 1

Card # 2


Two quite simple cards but they fit the brief.  

I hope this finds you all well.

Sunday 19 June 2022

Four Legged Friends for IAAS

 Good morning. It's time for another challenge at International Art and Soul  the theme of which is "Four Legged Friends" and hosted by Jane.

My Card

A very simple card but with a sweet image. Who could resist these sweet little kittens? I'm a dog lover rather than cats but kittens are gorgeous. Unfortunately my husband has asthma and as soon as gets anywhere near felines it sets it off.

Why not pop across to the blog and see the cards from my team mates?

Enjoy the rest of your day and hope it is a good one.


Sunday 12 June 2022

Let it Snow for Christmas Card Club

 Time once again for our Christmas Card Club to show our cards and the theme is "Let it Snow" chosen by Rachel. These two weeks pass so quickly.

I hope this finds you all well.

My Card

I printed an image from my Card Factory Deluxe programme and put it into the inside of a 6" square base card. I then die cut a square aperture from the front using SB Classic Squares Large  and added some Snowstorm Acetate from my stash. I added red poinsettias in the corners with leaves from the Leaf Flourish Strip, which I think is a Britannia die.  I stamped the snowflakes around the borders from Hero Arts "Fluttering Snowflakes" with Versamark and embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder. The "Let It Snow" wording I found in my box of die cuts and I have a feeling it is from Brittania dies too.

Card #2

This is a 6" square base card matted with red card  and patterned paper from LOTV. The sheep is from a recycled Christmas card a few years ago but it makes me smile. A few diecut snowflakes and a Sue Wilson sentiment  and job done.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Sunday 29 May 2022

CCC Mistletoe and Wine

Sorry I have been absent ladies.There has been so much going on over the past month that I don't know whether I'm coming or going.

Card # 1

 A very simple card using an LOTV an image from an old art pad.  I still have some left. I feel it's  a great pity that they discontinued them. It might be hard to see but there is definitely a little mistletoe in amongst the greenery. Sentiment computer generated. The wine bottle and glass of wine are stickers.

Card # 2

Sentiment as focus for last challenge


I found this poem online, the pine cone sprays are digi images from Fred She Said . They are black and white so I just added a little bit of colour to them so they stood out a bit.

Sorry for the quick post.  I'll try and get round your posts a little later. I'm hoping things might be a bit better for next time. 

 Belated birthday greetings to ValeryAnne. Hope you had a great day. x

Sunday 8 May 2022

International Art and Soul - Three of Something

 Time for another challenge at INTAAS and this time it is to use three of something. The theme was chosen by Jane this time.

My Card

I am still on a mission to use older dies and the two I have used on this card are from Memory Box and I diecut them in white glitter card. The paper is extremely old and I came across quite a few sheets of this pack which was an 8x8" pad which may have been Papermania but the front sheet is missing. The sweet image is from an LOTV Simply Print sheet.

Why not pop across to the blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with for this challenge?

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.




Thursday 5 May 2022

12 Months of Christmas LinkUp Winter Sports

 Good morning. This morning I am showing my DT card for The 12 Months of Christmas LinkUp challenge. As always the challenge is Anything Goes with the option of following the twist.  This month the twist is Winter Sports. The Sleigh Belles team show their cards at the beginning of the month and mid month there will be cards from the Merry MAidens.

My Card

I think the image might be from Ruth Morehead but I am really not certain because it has been in my digi image folder from long before I started blogging at time when I didn't make a note of this sort of thing.  (Another name that is hovering in my mind is Sylvia Zet.) If you know different please let me know. The background paper is one from DDDoodles. As the image is a png. I just superimposed it onto the backing paper and it looks very effective.  A little glitter to the fur and one very quick Christmas card.

Hope you are all well.

Take care.

Monday 2 May 2022

"Birthday" at MAWTT

 Hi, I'm a bit late showing my DT card for Moving Along With The Times where the theme is Birthdays.

My Card


I have made a double column card from white card stock and the paper I used is from The Works pad "Flowers Blooming". The banner die is Joanna Sheen and the pretty birdcage is from Cottage Cutz. The stamped greeting is from Crafter's Companion.  This is a very effective card which folds flat for posting.

Why not pop over to the blog to see the cards from the rest of the DT.

 Take care.