Sunday 29 October 2017

Make a Wish

Good Morning!

I wonder how many of you in the UK took advantage of an extra hour in bed as the clocks changed.  Well I certainly enjoyed a lie in as it's been a very busy few weeks for me.

This is one of several very quick cards I made this week.  I'm going to Blackpool on Friday with a friend for four days to see the illuminations.  I've never been to Blackpool before and want to get my box of charity cards sent before I go.

Last week I bought a couple of 6 x 6 paper pads in the Works for £2 each.  The whole background is just a piece of one sheet.  I bought the little unicorn and a bunny stamp from Hobbycraft (Dovecraft) which I used for all the cards.

I stuck the paper onto some black card then diecut a round aperture and mounted onto my white card after cutting the black frame from the black card.

The unicorn was stamped onto a snippet of DCWV paper and fussy cut out.  I put him onto foam pads and popped him inside the aperture.  Finally I added some glitter pen to areas of the background and the unicorn then stamped the Paula Pascal twice onto the background.

I'm popping over to Pixies Snippets Playground - Weeks 305 & 306 with my card.

Friday 27 October 2017


Good Evening!

I thought you may be amused to see this card which was demonstrated by Wendy at our village club on Wednesday evening.

The photo isn't very good I'm afraid  cotton wool in a bag. Perhaps it could be called white on white!!! I don't know ....

Anyway they were pretty quick and fun to make and we all managed to make three during the evening.

I enjoyed my day at Loobi  Crafts where we made five Christmas cards.  I'll show those another time.

I'd like to join in the Rudolph Day - October Challenge.

Maureen holds her challenge every month from 25th till the end of the month, encouraging us to get Christmas cards done in time for the Big Day. 

Thursday 26 October 2017

Thank You Phil!

Hello and thank you for dropping by.

I've had a busy week and am looking forward to a fun weekend.  Tomorrow I'm off to a workshop with a friend to make Christmas cards and on Saturday going to a workshop in our village hall with another friend.  The demonstrators are Julia Watts and Leonie.  I'm very excited!!!

You may remember I was taking a course of refresher driving lessons .
Well I've been getting out and about a bit but continued with lesson for a while as I still felt I lacked some confidence.

Last Tuesday I had my last - a two hour lesson with Phil my instructor.

It was very special as I drove from home up the M1 and  M6  to and through Rugby and back.  I can tell you I was buzzing when I got home.

This is the thank you card I made for Phil for giving me the confidence to get out there again.

The bird was made with a Marianne die set.  It is actually a Christmas robin set.  There are various dies to make two different robins plus some holly.   Anyway, I thought it could be any bird so made this one up with small scraps from my box.  The background paper is from a pad I bought at a table top sale I went to recently.

I hope you have a good weekend, whatever you have planned.

Friday 20 October 2017

With Sympathy card

Hello and welcome

My card today was made a couple of weeks ago and is one for my charity box.

I used the flower from my recent club demo where I demonstrated the whitewash technique.  I wanted to try it on black card too so embossed and cut out a flower with black card.  I painted some ink from a Brilliance white pad onto the flower and when dry painted over areas with a purple distress ink.

The leaves were cut from a scrap of black card and the music paper is from a small piece I had left from a card I made at a recent workshop with Wendy Stenton.

This was one of the cards we made with Wendy.  I didn't actually get it finished and this is the photo I took when I got home.

We had heat embossed and coloured some flowers and leaves.  I cut them out  and stuck on in the corner just above the bow in the afternoon.  It was great fun to make.

As my sympathy card was made with snippets I would like to join in with the girls in the Playground at :
Pixies Snippets Workshop - Weeks 303 & 304

Saturday 14 October 2017

Song Bird

Hello and thank you for your visit.

The card today was made using my latest purchase, Song Bird by Sizzix.

I stuck scraps of paper, from a Craftworks Cards pad,  to scraps of white card.  They were diecut  and then stuck onto a piece of old book page.

I cut off the top leafy piece of the die.

The sentiment is an old and well loved Hobby Craft stamp.

After taking this photo I did a couple of scribble lines around the edge with a black fine liner as I thought it needed something else!

As I've only used scraps I'm going over to join in at Pixies Snippets Workshop Weeks 299 & 300

Saturday 7 October 2017

A Quick Update

Hello Friends

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments on my two recent posts.

I've now caught up with jobs and emails since returning from holiday and can now begin catching up with all you've been doing.  It may take a while but I'll get round to visit as soon as I can.

I'd like to give a very warm welcome to my three new followers: 

Litsa Tzika,  Sharon Gibb and Henry Evans.

I have tried to find you but been unsuccessful.  If you have a blog please leave me  a comment so that I can come and visit you too.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Wishing You Well

Hello Friends!

We're home after  a wonderful holiday in Tuscany.  It even exceeded my expectations and we enjoyed it so much the plan is to go to Umbria next year

Now I just have to do the washing and ironing ....

This is a card I made,  just before we went away,  for a cousin who had  come out of hospital.

The stamp was sent by a kind craft buddy.  After stamping the image I gave the card a light wash of blue then coloured the roses and flowers in with Sparkle pens.  Sadly the sparkle doesn't show up well in the photo.

The banner is from a set by Elizabeth Crafts which had just arrived together with the set of sentiments which fitted them.

I'm going to be very busy for the next few days but hope to have caught up with visiting you all over the next week.