Sunday, 17 September 2017

Penguins and Glitter For CCC

Good morning to you all.  It's time for a card for the Christmas Card Club.  Kate has chosen our theme and she wants to see penguins and lots of glitter!


My Cards
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7"  base card - Papermania
white card stock - Hobbycraft
blue card stock - Jelly Bean Crafts
Falling Snow e/f - Creative Expressions
Snowflake die - Spellbinders Create a Flake
Image - Greeting Cards Factory
Sentiment - computer generated
Diamond Dust glitter
 
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7" base card - Papermania
blue glitter card
blue cardstock - Rymans
white cardstock - Rymans
image - Greetings Card Factory
silver glitter snowflakes - X Cut punch
 
Sorry about the glare on the glitter card. Thanks for a great challenge Kate and that's two more cards ticked off the list now.  Christmas is creeping ever nearer ... lol!  If you would like to see what the rest of the group have made you will find their details in my sidebar.
 
Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
 
 



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sentiment As The Focus

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers.  I have been away for a few days back home in the north east for a family funeral so have not been able to visit any blogs. However, I'm back now so I shall get stuck in and start visiting you.

I really do hope everybody is well and have not been affected too badly by the hurricanes overseas and the storm here in the UK.  We have been okay really with just a small tree down but that will probably give us  a week's worth of wood for the wood burner.  Always a bonus.

My card today is for Moving Along With The Times.  It is time for team A to post their cards/projects and I am hosting the challenge. As many of you know I love to use quotes on my cards and so I have asked the team to make the sentiment the focal point of their project.  I don't want to see any images at all but naturally embellishments etc are fine.

My Card
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7"  tent fold card - Hobbycraft cardstock
Blue card - Jellybean Crafts
Elegant Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Large and Medium rose dies - Brittania
Rose leaf die - Britannia
Seasonal Music e/f - Die'sire Embossalicious
Sentiment stamp - Quietfire Designs
Pearls - Hobby House
 
If you need some inspiration why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with.  We would love you to join in the challenge. 
 
Take care and stay safe and dry.
 
 
 
 

 


Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Sympathy Card

Good morning.  Here I am with my third card in a row.  I have said before that my cards are like buses - wait for ages then three appear at once.

This is my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The challenge this time is to use lace and/or pearls.  I had to quickly make a sympathy card a few days ago when my cousin died very suddenly and unexpectedly. This Tonic die was the ideal one to make a quick card, but one with impact. This followed on from a very dear old friend, also from back home, who passed away at the age of 96.  Marjorie was a very good friend of my mum and I have kept in close touch with her since mum died, and every time I went back to visit my beloved sister we would both visit Marjorie.  She used to love receiving my cards. This card wasn't made specifically for the challenge but fit the topic so well which was a bonus.    My sister was very much the optimist and her favourite saying was "There's always a bonus" so this brings her back so clearly I can almost hear her saying it.

Please scroll down if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club entry

My Card


Recipe
6" square white base card - Rymans
blue card - Jellybean Crafts
Sunray Scene Dies - Tonic Studios
Rising Dove die - Tonic Studios
Fancy Tags Die - Spellbinders
Pearls - from stash

I computer generated the sentiment and used one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags to frame it.  This is now three people who were close to me and have passed away in the last two months so I will be travelling back home again next week.  It will be nice to see the rest of my family again, but once again at a sad occasion.

Anyway, back to the challenge.  Please pop over to the blog and check out what my team mates have made and I do hope you might be inspired to join in with us.  Lots of use pearls and lace on our cards so I'm sure you will have something to offer. No prizes I'm afraid since we are a Just For Fun challenge but we have great banners for your side bars.

Well take care and I'll see you again soon.



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  I am back at my usual early morning post today, not midday like yesterday.  I have never been as late as that when posting a card.  Gosh these two weeks certainly come around quickly.  It's time for my friends in our little club to produce another card to add to our collection so that we are not one of those who gets caught out in November and panic because they don't have enough cards made. Making them all year round is great fun too.  This time Rachel chose the theme and she wants mystery or magic. As usual I am posting a day early so the rest of the girls will be showing their cards on Sunday.

My Cards


Recipe
7" x 5" white base card - Papermania
black card - stash
image - from internet
image printed onto linen card stock
digi sentiment - had for ages
star punch outs 
gems - from stash
lots of glitter

Since I took the picture I have replaced the sentiment.  I obviously had not allowed the glue to dry before putting the sticky pads on and it shifted.  Why do you never notice these things till you have already taken the picture?  This image of the snowman waving to Santa made me smile.


Recipe
5" x 7" white base card - Papermania
image - from my Greeting Card Factory programme
printed onto linen card stock
sentiment - computer generated
lots of glitter

Unfortunately I just could not get a good photograph. Nothing really magical or mysterious about this card but it looks like a fairy tale and I couldn't resist it.  The glitter isn't showing up too well but it is definitely there.

We have had some very mixed weather over the last week or so but Thursday and Friday were mostly sunny.  I do like autumn but don't want it to come too quickly!!

Take care and enjoy your weekend.







Friday, 1 September 2017

Spots/Stripes At Winter Wonderland.

Good morning.  Just a very quick post today and quite late for me too.  It is time for a challenge from the Snowflake team at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge is to use spots and/or stripes on your project.  Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and the prize on offer is 3 digis of the winner's choice.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card - Rymans
Blue card - Jellybean Crafts
snowy (spotty) paper - LOTV Frosty Christmas
digi image - Snowman Song ,Crafty Sentiments
Pierced Squares and Rectangles - Creative Expressions
Snowflake Ribbon - Poppystamp Dies
Sentiment - magazine freebie

I got spots in my backing paper and stripes on the snowman's scarf.  Can I count the pierced holes too?  Ah well, perhaps not. Lots of crystal glitter on the hats.

Please pop across to the blog and see if you can pick up some inspiration from the DT and maybe consider joining in with the challenge. We look forward to seeing you.

Take care.









Sunday, 20 August 2017

Layer It Up for IAAS

And here I am again with another card.  This time it is my DT card for International Art And Soul and the theme is "Layer it Up".

Please scroll down if you are looking for for my Christmas Card Club entry.

My Card


Recipe
7" x 5" base card - Rymans
patterned cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Argyle embossing folder
stitched round dies - Presscut
sentiment - computer generated
candi
ribbon - stash

My nephew started a new job earlier this week.  He had been with his previous company for 25 years so this was quite a major step, but one which he was ready to embrace. I wish him all the luck in the world.  My sister knew about the new job so I'm sure she will have been looking down on him, smiling and sending loving thoughts. 

Why not pop across to the blog and check out what my teamies have come up with and perhaps join in the challenge.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but have some super banners for the winners.

Well that's all from me today.

Take care.





Saturday, 19 August 2017

The True Meaning Of Christmas

Good morning, it's time once again for another card for the Christmas Card Club. Sometimes I think that in all the hustle and bustle at Christmas,and all the razzamataz of of presents, decorations, food etc the true meaning of Christmas gets forgotten.  Maybe we just need to take a step back and reflect what Christmas is all about, and what exactly we are celebrating. Since it was my turn to choose the theme I asked the girls  to make a card showing what Christmas really is about.

My Cards



Recipe
6" square base card
coredinations jade card - stash
backing papers - LOTV (discontinued)
image - Ruth Morehead
sentiment - Hobby house
standard circle die - Spellbinders
gems - stash


Recipe
6 " square base card
blue card - Rymans
white card - Rymans
linen embossing folder- Crafter's Companion
digi image - in my digi folder
blue candi 

Two more cards done so I'm not doing too badly.  I can't believe that we are well through August now; it's incredible.

My fellow CCC pals will be posting their cards on Sunday but I have another card due then so as usual I am posting a day early.

I'm hoping the weather stays okay because it is the village show today and the WI are doing the teas.  We were asked to do them last year because the lady who usually did them was heavily pregnant. We were victims of our own success and made such a profit for the show that we were asked to take it on again this year.  We did get a very good contribution to our funds so we were happy with that.

Enjoy your weekend.

Take care.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning With "B"

Good morning.  Well right now the sun is shining brightly but since I am writing this post in advance, and scheduling it, I have no idea what it will be doing when it is published. It's time for another challenge at MAWTT today.  Diane Louise is our host this time and she has asked us to use things beginning with the letter "B" on our projects.

On my card you will see the colour blue, birds, blossoms, two lots of bunting, one on the image and also die cut bunting, a butterfly and a birthday banner - and if you look very closely you will see a tiny bee in the background as well as a bow on the birthday parcel.  I guess I could stretch it and call the pearls "beads" ... lol!

My Card




Recipe
7" x 5" white base card
topper - LOTV Art Pad (disc.)
bunting die - Joanna Sheen Signature dies
Noble Pierced Rectangle dies -Creative Expressions
punched butterfly
pearls - from stash

On my card you will see the colour blue, birds, blossoms, two lots of bunting, one on the image and also die cut bunting, a butterfly and a birthday banner - and if you look very closely you will see a tiny bee in the background as well as a bow on the birthday parcel.  Maybe  I could stretch it and call the pearls "beads" ... lol!  I die cut the bunting in white card and then just coloured it with Promarkers to mimic the bunting in the image.

Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of Team A have come up with.  Hopefully you will be inspired to join in the challenge.

Take care and have a good day whatever you plan to do.


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Pause Dream Enjoy - birthday

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

They're Changing Guards At Buckingham Palace

Good morning - no card today but I thought I would tell you about a trip we had last week with our WI. This is a post I did for our WI  Blog so I have just copied and pasted it.  You may find it interesting.
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"I'm not sure whether Christopher Robin went down with Alice  because we didn't actually go to the Palace. Our aim yesterday was a private visit to Wellington Barracks, just a couple of minutes away from the Palace, which was kindly arranged for us by Major David Sewell a resident of the village. Unfortunately for us the English weather put paid to our plans. According to the newspaper headlines there was going to be a month's rainfall in one day - since it poured down the entire day I can well believe it!  However, we didn't allow that to dampen our spirits.


Wellington Barracks


Band of the Grenadier Guards



Latest Recruit to The Coldstream Guards (aka me)

Plans were changed because it was too wet for the new guard to be led to the palace by a marching band. Instead we were treated to the Band of the Grenadier Guards playing an impromptu mini concert for us - under cover!  When the first strains of Jerusalem started I think we all felt goosebumps and I don't think a single person was left unmoved.  They finished by playing the Regimental Quick March The British Grenadiers.  This was an amazing experience which I doubt will be forgotten.

From there we were taken to the Coldstream Guards stores where LSgt Duckworth showed us some wonderful uniforms, swords etc and some of us even had the dubious honour of trying on some of the tunics, great coats, bearskins etc.  My goodness, those great coats weigh a ton!! I shall have the greatest respect next time I see a soldier marching whilst wearing this particular item of uniform.

Our next port of call was the Guards Museum which was an interesting experience.  With my nursing background I was particularly interested to see the candle holder which Florence Nightingale carried around the wards of Scutari hospital and also the small cup which she used to give dying soldiers whiskey, or other spirits, to ease their passing.

We then were led to the Guards Chapel.  Adjacent to the chapel is the Flanders Field Memorial Garden, dedicated to those who lost their lives in WW1.  The soil in the garden was collected by  children from the  war cemeteries and battlefields in Flanders.  Those of us who visited James Butler's studio a couple of months ago were also excited to see the statue of Earl Alexander of Tunis having seen the small "prototype".

Following our picnic lunch in the conference room of the Scots Guards the rest of the day was free to follow our own itinerary, although sixteen of us went to  Westminster Abbey for a blue guide tour.  Having only seen inside the Abbey on television it was wonderful to see this beautiful building "in the flesh" as it were. Others visited Covent Garden and went to see Buckingham Palace. It was certainly a first for me standing outside in the pouring rain craning my neck to check out the architecture! Unfortunately photography was not allowed in the Abbey apart from in the cloisters so you will need to go online if you want to see more details.  Our Blue Guide was incredible! The depth of her knowledge was astounding and she certainly made things come alive for us.

By the time we left Wellington Barracks for our return journey (still raining!!) we were all pretty well exhausted, having been on our feet for the entire day. However, everybody had a great day but I'm sure we will be having a restful day today.

Our special thanks go to Major Sewell and every other guardsman and officer at Wellington Barracks who made our experience so magical. We must also thank Liz and Dee for their organisational skill and who made this outing so enjoyable for us ."

Well sorry for such a long post but it was a terrific day out and because of our connection to the major we were able to see things to which the general public do not have access.  

The sun is shining so John and I are off out for the day. I will be back on Thursday with a card.

Take care and I hope the sun is shining where you are.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Bags and Boxes for International Art and Soul

Hi, I'm back again.  This time I am showing a box I made for IAAS.  This is another one I had in my stash which I hadn't even photographed.  I really must start making use of these boxes.

Please scroll down to previous post for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Project



Recipe
Cream cardstock - WH Smith
Paper - Webster's Pages
Punched edge - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

This box is 2 inches deep and 4 inches square so it will hold quite a reasonable sized gift.  Or quite few choccies!!  

Unfortunately the names of the MS punches are on the boxes but not the punches and the boxes have long since been dispatched to the recycler so I don't know the name of them.

Pleas pop over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with.

Well yesterday we had some sunshine but a rather mixed day overall.  I think we are about to have some pretty rough weather - but after all it's summer so what can you expect ...lol  ?

Take care and enjoy your day.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Carol Singers for the Christmas Card Club

Good morning to you all and hope this finds you well.  Gosh we have had some strange weather over the last week.  Lots of rain and on Wednesday high winds.  I really hate wind!  It is so powerful and can be so destructive. We woke up on Thursday morning to find a huge limb had been torn off the large apple tree in the hedge and was right across the lawn. It was so big it looked like a small tree. Ah well, more wood for the fire I guess, but it left quite a mess in its wake.

It's time for another card for our little club and this time Margaret, aka GranMargaret, asked us to show Carol Singers on our cards. So I managed two cards this time.

Card # 1


Recipe
6" square card base from Hobbycraft cardstock
Image - Singing Snowmen - Pink Gem designs
vellum snowflakes and gems from stash

Pink Gem Designs are so easy to put together  if you are in a hurry - or Mr Mojo has gone walkabout!!


Card # 2


Recipe
7" square card - Anna Marie Designs
teal adorable scorable - Hunkydory
patterned paper - digi paper from ages ago so unknown 
toppers - Singing Mice from Paper Creator
snowflake - Spellbinders Create a Flake

These mice really make me smile.This is a great set from Paper Creator because there are so many papers and images and toppers.

 I had initially intended to use an LOTV topper for one of my cards and I actually die cut it from one of the art pads - and then it just disappeared!!  I have no idea what happened to it.  There are two toppers on the page and they are both simply nowhere to be found.  I have checked my waste bin but not there.  No doubt I will find them in some stupid place!  Luckily Pink Gem came to the rescue!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Take care.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Ribbon, Lace or Twine for Winter Wonderland.

Good morning.  Today it is time for another challenge  at Winter Wonderland and it is the turn of the Snowflakes team.  I have the pleasant task of hosting this challenge and the theme makes it so easy.  So many of us like to use these particular embellishments on our cards so I am expecting to see lots of entries ... lol! Of course you can add all sorts of other embellishments but you must use lace, ribbon or twine to be eligible for the challenge.

We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and the prize on offer is a £10 voucher to spend instore


My Card


Recipe

7" square card base - Anna Marie Designs
dark blue card - Rymans
snowflake paper - oddment found in a drawer
image - from Greeting Card Factory Deluxe
ice Crystal Frame - Amy Design
ribbon and pearls from stash
pearl embellishment - Poundworld


Why not pop over to the blog and check out what the Snowflake team have come up with and you might feel inspired to join in the challenge.


My nephew and his family came to stay with us for a few days last week so that was enjoyable for us all.  He has "inherited" my sister's Yorkshire terrier, Molly and it was nice to take some walks with her too.  Poor little thing is still quite unsettled. She was a town dog and has now become a country dog, because my nephew lives near Richmond in North Yorkshire. She is so used to walking mainly on pavement and it is taking some getting used to the fact that it mostly grass for her now. She certainly doesn't like wet grass!!!  She also checks and double checks them all the time;  she patrols though the bedrooms at night and if anybody gets up she follows them until they go back to bed.  She is definitely checking to make sure that nobody else disappears from her life now that her human "parents" have disappeared.  She is still a very loving little dog - but definitely a much sadder one now .  Hopefully things will improve when she gets more used to the new situation.  It is very early days for all of us.

Well, that's all for now.

Take care!



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Using Dies for IAAS

Good morning.  Can you believe I am here for the second day running?  This is actually a cheat card - what I laughingly call a "Blue Peter" card... lol!  I actually made it last year but haven't yet shown it on my blog.  Since it fit the brief for the current challenge at International Art and Soul I thought I would use it for my DT offering  as I had nothing else.

Please scroll down if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Card


Recipe
7" x 5" tent fold card - cream pearlescent cardstock 
(Crafter's Companion)
Gold mirri card  - in stash
cream and gold backing paper -  Craftwork Cards
Card Creator (? which) - Spellbinders
aster dies - Heartfelt Creations
rose leaf die - Britannia dies
pearls - from stash
ribbon - local haberdashery

I am not too keen on the backing paper because it is so busy, but the recipient liked it so that's what counts.

Please pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have made for this challenge and maybe you will be inspired to join in. We are a "Just For Fun" challenge blog so no prizes I'm afraid, although we do have some great banners for the winners. Sometime I think we  need a little bit of a push to get us motivated (I need a huge shove at the moment!!!) and if we have a theme to follow it helps.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the weekend.







Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas Bells

Good morning.  It's time for our Christmas Card Club challenge once again.  I have missed the last two challenges.  I really want to get back into crafting but haven't had the heart really but this seemed like a good time to make the effort.  Margaret chose "Jingle Bells".  I hope she feels my Christmas Bells is okay.                                      

My Card


Recipe
7" square card - Anna Marie Crafts
Green pearlescent card - from stash
Ring Out Those Bells die - Crafters Companion Die'sire
Classic Oval dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment - JustRite

I haven't used this Create A Card die for a few years and I thought it would make a very easy starting point for me. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it then rubbed some green ink over to tie in with the ink used on the large die.  A wooden embellishment and some red pearls were all it took.

This is not actually due until tomorrow but I will be posting a card for another DT then (what I call a "Blue Peter card!" you'll understand what I mean if you look in again tomorrow!))

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

80th Birthday

It's time for another challenge for Team A at MAWTT.  Our host is  Carole and she asked us to make a card using age as the focal point. Fortunately for me, since I am still not up to crafting since I lost my sister, I have a few cards made before she became ill.  This one fits the brief perfectly.


My Card


Recipe
5" x 7" base card made from black adorable scorable cardstock
Spellbinders Etched Alphabet dies
Sue Wilson -Stitched Flags
Silver mirri card
Silver Rub on greeting



I used a second piece of the black card to die cut the numbers and then layered it onto the base card with foam tape. It was very difficult to photograph and not easy to see  but in real life it is quite effective. In the picture it all looks very flat.  A few gems finished it off.

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



Monday, 10 July 2017

A Classic

Dear friends, followers and fellow crafters I apologise for my absence. A few weeks ago my beloved younger sister and best friend was diagnosed with cancer and passed away only 10 days later.  We had hardly got our heads round the diagnosis before we lost her.  I am struggling at the moment and not able to craft  so I do  hope you will bear with me for a little while longer.

This is a card I made very quickly for my husband's birthday.  He very nearly didn't get one - and he wouldn't have minded this time.  We had to cancel his birthday lunch.

My Card


Recipe
A5 card made with green pearlescent cardstock
Sage green pearlescent cardstock 
DP - "Father Knows Best" LOTV (discontinued)
Candi - Craftwork Cards
Linen e/f - Crafters Companion

The sage green looks silver in the picture. I wasn't able to make the card I had planned but this was a quick option.  John has a classic Datsun 240Z which he has had forever - well, I think he bought in 1977 when it was 2 years old. I wasn't able to take a picture of his own car since it was in the garage so i trawled the internet until I found one the same colour.  Luckily he was thrilled with his card. 

Yesterday I met with Ang, aka Mrs Duck, and John Lockwood at the craft show at the Motorcycle Museum and we had a lovely time.

Thanks for calling in.  Take care.




Thursday, 22 June 2017

In An English Country Garden tra la!

Good morning to you all and hope you are well.  It's time for a challenge at MAWTT and Mrs Duck is our host.  If you are a regular to our challenges you will know that Ang (aka Mrs Duck) always gives us the verse of a song and asks us to make a card using something from that verse.  As you can see today's song is "English Country Garden".  There have been many versions of this traditional English folk song but my favourite has to be the one by Jimmy Rodgers in about 1962.  I hope you are all singing along with me!!

My Card



Recipe
6" square base card
Paper - from my stash ? make
image - LOTV Art Pad
roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
leaves - Woodware punch
Circle and petite scalloped circle dies-Spellbinders

This is not just random flowers!
You need to use something that features in the first verse of
the song, which is as follows:

English Country Garden
How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden? I'll tell you now of some that I know And those I miss you'll surely pardon Daffodils, heart's ease and flox Meadowsweet and lady smocks Gentian, lupin and tall hollyhocks Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, and forget-me-nots In an English country garden

Now this is not the card I had planned to make but  events overtook me and I had to get it made in a hurry. Mrs Duck knows my reasons and understands why it is so simple.  I sponged Pan Pastel Light Gold on the topper because I didn't like the stark white against the backing paper and I think it toned it down just enough. 

Please pop over to the blog and see what delights my teamies have produced.  I can't hear you singing yet!!

Take care and have a good day.





Sunday, 11 June 2017

For Men

Good morning to you all and thank for dropping by.  My cards are definitely like buses aren't they?  None for ages then three in a row!!

Please scroll down if you are looking for my Christmas Card Club card.

Today's card is my DT card for International Art & Soul and the theme is "For Men". I've gone to the younger end of the male spectrum because my card is for my great nephew who has just turned 13 so he is officially a teenager.

My Card


Recipe
7" square base card - Anna Marie Designs
backing papers - LOTV 
image - Kenny K
star die - Spellbinders
sentiment - computer generated

Just a fun easy card and ideal for a new teenager.  Harry liked it - but I have it on good authority that his 8 year old sister thought it "very cool"!! You've got to smile haven't you? I think Kenny K made some great boys images so it's a shame they have stopped trading now.

Why not pop over to the blog and see the creations from my teamies and maybe join in the challenge? We are a Just For Fun challenge but we do have great badges for your side bar - or perhaps I should say "cool" badges ... lol!

Hope everybody is well and getting lots of crafting done.  

Take care.




Saturday, 10 June 2017

Anything Goes At The Christmas Card Club

Good afternoon. I can't believe how quickly these two weeks come round.  It's time for another card for our little club. Sylvie has chosen a very easy "Anything Goes" challenge for us this time.  This was great for me because I have had such a busy few weeks.  I was also away in Liverpool for a couple of days earlier in the week at The National Federation of Women's Institutes Annual Meeting.

 I also had a bit of a mishap.  Somehow I managed to fall down the stairs from top to bottom a few days ago. Fortunately nothing broken but I was very shaken and covered in bumps, bruises, grazes etc.  Sitting down is very difficult because I landed heavily on the top stair on my hip and thigh before sliding the rest of the way on my back - only stopping my when my feet reached the wall at the bottom. I also managed to twist my right thumb and really bang the right elbow.  I look like I am wearing "Joseph's Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat" ... lol!    Poor John, who was in the kitchen, thought I was never going to stop - all he could hear was thud! thud! thud!  As you can imagine, I have struggled with  cards so Anything Goes was a real bonus. Thank you for that Sylvie!

My Card


Recipe
6" square scalloped base card
turquoise card - Lime Tree Crafts
backing paper and toppers - Polkadoodles - magazine freebie 
(from 2011 would you believe!!)
punched snowflakes
red gems

This is not my normal style of card at all but it works I think. And the bonus was nothing to do but a few scissor strokes, some glue and foam tape for mounting the toppers.  I don't think I have ever made such a quick card in all my life!! It just goes to show that if you keep something long enough it will come in useful!

Well that's it for now.  A much better day today and the sun is shining. Hurray!

Take care and enjoy the weekend.




Friday, 9 June 2017

Snowflakes at Winter Wonderland

Good evening.  I have never been so late in adding a post! This was due at 9am this morning so I apologise to Cindy who is our host for this challenge at Winter Wonderland and she chose snowflakes.  What could be simpler?  I have snowflakes on my backing paper and added snowflake dies too.

We are sponsored this time by Little Claire Designs and my image is such a delight! It is Star of Wonder  and I just love it.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card
DP - Lili of the Valley (discontinued)
blue card stock - Limetree Craft
Pierced squares - Sue Wilson
Twinkling Snowflake Duet - Memory Box
pearls - The Hobby House

Please pop across to the blog and see what the rest of the Snowflake Team have made.  Why not join in and you might win three digital stamps of your choice?

That's all for today.  I hope you are looking forward to the weekend - and I hope it flipping stops raining!!!

Take care.



Monday, 29 May 2017

Mistletoe and Wine

This is my post for our Christmas Card Club and I am a day late so huge apologies to Rita, who chose the theme for the challenge.  As you will  have guessed from the header she chose Mistletoe and Wine.  This certainly posed a challenge for me!

My Card


Recipe
7" x 5" white base card
Image - LOTV Art Pad (discontinued)
Stickers - from stash
Sentiment - computer generated

I was really struggling  here.  I had images of  mistletoe and images of wine but nothing of the two together.  Whilst rummaging through some ancient stash I found some cardstock stickers of wine, grapes etc and then realised this LOTV image had some mistletoe in it.  Bingo!! I used one of the Art Pad images and added a border to it together with the little heart.  I computer generated the sentiment and then added a bottle of wine and a wine glass.  Problem solved!!

I think this makes an ideal male card because I find even Christmas cards can be a problem for the male species!! And I like the CAS aspect of the card too.

Well a quick post today but I hope everybody is well and enjoying the extended weekend.

Take care!