Monday 31 October 2016

Christmas ATC

Hello and I hope you're enjoying your day.  It's been a lovely sunny one here - a nice change from yesterday.

I don't do a lot of cross stitching any more and I don't make many ATCs  these days.

This is one of a set I made for a swap last year although I haven't shown it before.

I coloured my card with distress ink then stamped randomly with an old wood mounted rubber stamp then lifted some colour off.

I added some sparkle with a glitter pen and used a white gel pen for the white dots.

I finished with the sentiment and a star gem on the tree.

I'm entering it  at The Allsorts Challenge #387 - Lets make a start on Christmas

Sunday 30 October 2016

Penny Slider

I hope you're enjoying your weekend and  if you're in the UK I hope you enjoyed an extra hour in bed!

I went to a card class with friends on Friday where one of the cards we made was a Christmas penny slider.

As I had not made one for a long time I decided to make another this morning.

The car is a Lawn Fawn stamp and die. the hill was cut from a die that was  a prize from one of  Darnell's NBUS challenges  and everything else is made from snippets.  The trees were part of a diecut that had been on my windowsill for months and the little flowers were punched from the torn paper I used for masking the sky.

So - I'm popping over to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 253 to join in and also
The Alphabet Challenge blog R for Recipe as I'm using dies, flowers and a sentiment
Cardz 4 Guyz #143 - Kinetic 

Friday 28 October 2016

An Oldie for Friday

Good Evening

A late post from me today as I've been out with friends.

As it's Friday I'm linking up with Erika of Snappy Crafts where she invites us to join her every Friday with an old craft project.

Sorry about the wonky photo but this is a very old one made with a Woodware  stamp and a Hero Arts sentiment.

I don't know what the paper is.  The little butterflies were punched from paper.

I hope you'll have a good weekend and are well stocked up with goodies in case you have early Trick or Treaters calling.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Rainy Day!

Well actually it's a lovely sunny day here today.  I hope you're having a good one too.

Just a quick post as hubby is taking me out for lunch shortly so no cooking to do tonight .....

I made this card a while ago using up bits and pieces and old punches.

The image and sentiment are both from from  Hobby Art set of stamps, the flower from my stash and everything else is scraps.

I water coloured the image and added a little glossy accents to the flower.

I'm entering the Challenge over at Moving Along With the Times - #32 Cute Animals

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Rudolph Day - October

Good Evening!

I'm trying to get some Christmas cards done as I really am behind this year.

This card was pretty quick to make so I made several while I was at it using a Tim Holtz mixed media background die and a die from his Holiday Greens die set.

With a piece of red card for matting and some ribbon, all that I needed to finish was a peel off sentiment and a few gems for some sparkle.

I would like to join in with the Rudolph Day Challenge - October at Mo's  Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo blog.

I'm also joining in at The Christmas Card Challenge #46

Monday 24 October 2016

Harebells and Butterfly

Hello and thank you for visiting me today.

I wanted to make my card to enter into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #65  -      H is for Hoops/and or Harebells and everything came together quite quickly.

I had a piece of paper on my desk which after adding a little more blue was the colour.   I searched out a set of small flower stamps that I used to use for ATC and there it was - a tiny harebell stamp which I stamped randomly onto the background.

The "hoops" were die cut with the Sizzix Bright Bubbles die that I'd used for the first time yesterday when I had a little practise with it.

The Sentiment stamp is from a Hobby Arts set of sentiments and the butterfly from a sheet of 3D butterflies that have been in my stash for years.

I would also like to enter my card into the Challenge on The Allsorts Challenge blog - Week 386 where this time they are asking for Sparkle and Shine.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture either the sparkle or shine very well in this photograph.      

Sunday 23 October 2016

Get Well- Snippets!

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

I'd like to give a warm welcome to my latest follower Donna.  I do  hope you will pop over and visit her blog

This is one of several cards I made a while ago when I was using up bits and pieces and old techniques for quick cards,

I stamped with an old background wood mounted stamp with a versamark ink pad then rubbed over with decorating chalks.

The background edge was also coloured with decorating chalks  and trimmed with fancy scissors.  I used chalks for shading the leaves too.  As you can see I really did go back to basics for this one.

The small flowers and heart were from my bits pot and the large flower and lace from my stash.

The sentiment is from a Paula Pascal set  which you'll see on lots of my cards as it's an old favourite.

Almost everything on this card is snippets so I'm taking it to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground -  Week 252

Friday 21 October 2016

An Oldie for Friday!

Well it's still just about Friday so I'm joining in with Erika on her Snappy Crafts blog.

 I went to a workshop in the village today from 10.00 till 4.00 so that's my reason for being late this week.

Erika invites us to join in each Friday,  just for fun, with an old craft project.

My card was made several years ago.  I can't remember what the stamp is but it's from a set of clear bird stamps in a similar style.

I do remember that the background paper was recycled from the inside of a box of chocolates and how nice the paper smelt at the time - yum!

I embossed it several times with an embossing folder, matching up the dots.  Then just did a little colouring and added a bit of gold gel pen and shading  to the bird feeder.

I hand pierced around the edge of the white matt.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

I Wish!

Good Morning!  I hope you are enjoying your day.

I Wish I was still able to wear shoes like this!

My card was a very quick make.  I did make a batch in different colours which will go into my charity box to be posted off later.

I used an embossing folder to create the front of the card then coloured with two Distress inks.

I added a little glitter, which doesn't show well in the photo plus a gem on the shoe and punched out the three hearts which I covered with Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is a very old stamp which lives on my desk and I added a heart shaped gem.

I would like to enter my card at Allsorts Challenge blog Week 385 - Pink October

The use of pink for this challenge is to highlight Breast Cancer which causes great distress to so many men and women around the world.

My own mother suffered breast cancer during her life and had a mastectomy within two weeks of being diagnosed.  It was a very worrying time for us all but she went on to live a long and healthy life after treatment.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Feeling Sheepish

Morning Folks!

I hope you are having a good day.

 Well it seems I had a senior moment yesterday in my rush to do a quick post before going out..

Anyway, I posted an old card.  This is the one it should have been.

It is  still using a selection of Inky Doodle  stamps and  a selection of snippets, so at least I got that right!

Happy Crafting!

Monday 17 October 2016

Get Wool Soon!

Good Morning and I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

We're back from a long weekend away in Norfolk with my brother in law and his wife.  We really had a great time.

As we've been away I have lots of catching up to do. It's a busy day as I'm off to craft club shortly and have a friend coming this afternoon so will be visiting later.

I made this card some weeks ago when I decided it was time to use older stamps that haven't been out for a while.

This card was made using various Inky Doodle sets of stamps and as you can see lots of snippets too

So I thought this card would be just fine to take along to enter with the girls at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 251  also entering
Craft Your Passion Challenge  #334 (anything Goes)

Friday 14 October 2016

Best Golfer!

Happy Friday Everyone.

Another quick post from me today as I have a mountain of ironing to tackle.

This is one of four cards I made at Loobi Crafts on Wednesday using Woodware shoe  stamp sets.

I particularly liked the papers we stamped the shoes on but forgot to ask what it was.

There is some paper piecing and colouring on the shoes and the laces were coloured with a Sakura white gell pen

We made two male and two female cards.

It goes without saying I had to buy all the stamp sets we used and I'll  show the other cards soon.

I'm looking forward to a weekend with my hubby's brother and his lovely wife.  I hope you enjoy your weekend too.

Wednesday 12 October 2016


Evening All,

I went to our village craft club this evening.

Wendy had two projects for us tonight.  One was a jam jar which we decorated with a tea light inside and this was the other.

It's the first Halloween card I have ever made and was great fun.

We tore strips of white card, inked the bottom of each one and stuck them onto a piece of black card, leaving a space for the googly eyes.

The spiders web, spider and pumpkin are all table confetti.

Not a very good photo, I know, but it was taken a short time ago underneath the lights on the kitchen cupboards.

It's been a busy day - no it hasn't, I lie.   I've been crafting for most of it.  Wendy and I went to a workshop today.  I'll show you the cards we made  when I've taken some photos.

So the plan now is a mug of hot chocolate, a bit of tele then off to bed.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Cyan Butterfly

Good Evening and thank you for dropping by.

I 've not had much time for playing this week.  It's been a very busy one.

However I've not managed to join in with Mrs A recently so made this today for The Butterfly Challenge #64 C is for Checkered/and or Cyan.

Well I just went for Cyan this time using ribbon and small pieces of paper from my stash.

The piece of background embossing folder was in my bits box and the sentiment is from a Hobby Art set of sentiments.

The butterfly is a Sweet Dixie die which I bought at the craft show recently.  The die is just the fancy top piece so I drew round the die and cut the butterfly base from another part of the paper then punched out the little flowers and heart.

You wouldn't believe the trouble I had with placement of the sentiment but I hope it works where it ended up!

Tomorrow I'm off to a workshop with a friend at Loobi Crafts.  We're using Woodware stamps to make cards with different types of shoes.   In the evening it's the craft club in the chapel and so I'll be playing catch up again with visits.  Happy Crafting everyone.

Sunday 9 October 2016

Strawberry and Snippets

Good morning everybody,

First I'd like to introduce my latest follower to you.  Many of you will know Gerrina.  She does make some beautiful cards so do drop in for a visit.

My card today was made last week using a couple of card templates.

I made a similar card at a crafty day out a few of weeks ago.  It really was just cutting around both templates and embossing half of the strawberry to make a very quick card.

I used odd bits and pieces for decoration so am taking this card over to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground Week - 250 and also the
 Craft Rocket Challenge #25 which this time is Ribbon/and or Lace

I'm really busy making a special parchment card at the moment which I must finish today so I apologise that I've not managed to visit anybody over the past couple of days.  I promise I'll be round to see what you've been making as soon as I can.

Friday 7 October 2016

An Oldie for Friday

A very quick post from me tonight

As it's Friday again I'm late joining in with Erika at Snappy Crafts where we are invited to share an "oldie" craft project just for fun.

Mine is another tapestry that I did back in the l980's.  I can remember making this and it only seems like yesterday!

It is hanging on the wall in my sitting room.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

Smiles on Friday

Happy Friday Smilers!

Another week gone so I'm linking up with Annie on her Stitch in Time blog where she invites us every Friday to share things that have made us smile during the week.

I think I probably smiled a lot this week.  It's been very busy but mainly with good things.

I visited my friend Jacky a couple of days ago.  She's recovering from a replacement knee operation and I'm sure she'll soon be feeling like a new woman when all the pain has gone.

On Sunday I went to the craft show at Stoneleigh with my friend Wendy where we both spent more than we probably should have.  Here is what I came home with plus a lot of double sided tape and other essentials .

We met up with Di who hosts The Snippets Playground challenge and Mrs. A who hosts The Butterfly Challenge.  It was wonderful to meet them both in person.   We certainly had a good natter and I'm sure I smiled a lot too!

I hope you'll all enjoy a happy weekend.

Wednesday 5 October 2016

So quick and easy.

Hello Everyone and just a quick post from me today as it's one of those "chasing your tail" kind of weeks.

I made three similar DL cards last week using the same Paper Artsy stamp set although I varied the design a little and all the sentiments were different.

I stamped with black archival ink onto some kraft paper then added a bit of detail with a white gell pen.

The large flower was from the same set and was stamped onto patterned paper, fussy cut and after inking the edges I stuck it over the stem of flowers.

The centre of the flower is punched from the card, where I put the sentiment and I used a little button from my stash.

I matted onto  a strip of black card and cut the bottom with fancy scissors.

I would like to enter my card into Miss Di's Snippets Playground - Week 249  and also Brown Sugar Challenge #218 where the theme is Anything goes

Sunday 2 October 2016

A Wonderful Day!

Evening Everybody!  I hope you've enjoyed your Day.

I certainly have.  I went to the craft show at Stoneleigh with my friend.  I won't show you what I bought although as always it was far to much.

But we had a great time and this is what Wendy and I made for our two Make and Takes.  The reveal card is a lovely gold which turned out bronze looking in the photo and the script on the tag, as hubby pointed out straight away, is stamped upside down!  I know it's a rubbish photo but it was taken in a hurry and I'm really sooooo tired.

However - the highlight of the day was meeting up with Miss Di and Mrs A.  What a lovely long chat we had with them.  I really enjoyed it but silly me I completely forgot to have a photo taken with them as I'd planned to do.

Thank you so much for dropping by again.

Saturday 1 October 2016

Friday Oldie on Saturday!

Good Morning,

I hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Just a quick post today to join in late with Erika on her Snappy Crafts blog where she invites us to share an old craft project for fun.

Well this is an oldie that I made with a peel off several years ago.

I stuck it to some white card, did a bit of water colouring and matting.

Everything was stuck onto a 5" square card which had been cut out using my then new Tonic matting dies.

My die collection has grown quite a bit since then ..... I think you'll know what I mean.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.