Thursday 29 March 2018

Happy Easter!

Wishing a very Happy Easter to my followers, friends and visitors.

I made this quick card using the Sizzix  Bigz Bunny  die and some packaging.

The grass was a snippet of green paper cut with fringing scissors that were given to me recently by my friend Wendy.  The bow is cut from a scrap of yellow card and the sentiment came in with a Woodware set with a bunny I've not used yet.

I added some Nuovo glitter drops as there was lots of empty space.

I would like to join in at
Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge week 322

Sunday 25 March 2018

Rudolph Day - March 2018

Hello and Thank you so much for your visit.

Can you believe I did a craft workshop with friends
on Friday morning, another all day on Saturday and returned from a third all dayer at 6.30 this evening.  It's just the way it turned out!

I have a really busy week coming up and a three cards to make before Thursday so hope Maureen won't mind if I join in with the Rudolph Day Challenge this time with a card made several years ago although it has never been shown.

I used Hero Arts stamps and a Marianne icicles die.

Maureen invites us to show Christmas projects from the 25th of each month until the last day of the month.

The idea is to make cards throughout the year and try to get ahead in good time.  Hopefully I'll do it properly next month Maureen.... promise!

Saturday 17 March 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #3

Hello and thank you for your visit today.

I made my cards with a Joy stamp that hasn't been used before.

For the Easter card I stamped with black Archival ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I coloured the flowers with distress inks.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn coloured with wink of Stella and cut up.

The other card was inked in black onto a Brusho background and coloured with Brushos too.  I fussy cut two extra flower heads, used foam pads under one and stuck the second on loosely.   The sentiment is a wooden stamp bought at a table top sale last week.

I would like to join in at the Twofer Card Challenge #3

Friday 9 March 2018


Hello and Welcome

I've seen lots of these lego cards on the internet but never made one before.  So I was delighted when I went to a workshop at Loobi Crafts yesterday and this was one of the cards we made. 

Now things are still rather busy and stressful here at the moment and although I've done a bit of relaxing card making over the past couple of weeks I've not entered challenges or spent much time on my laptop.

Mrs A has changed the format of her Butterfly Challenge this year and we have to spin the butterfly wheel where she sets us seven - yes seven criteria.

I was thinking about The Butterfly Challenge #96 
which seemed very much out of my comfort zone.  Then suddenly, looking at the cards I made yesterday I realised that I'd used all the colours required on this card and although there is stamping involved the card is rectangular and with a butterfly and numbers added I would have used six of the requirements.

So - I punched a butterfly from a snippet of white card, coloured it yellow and using a Tim Holtz stencil, placed very carefully on top, with navy coloured ink I stencilled on the number.  Job Done!

As I used a small piece of card for the butterfly I hope I'll also qualify for Pixies Snippets Playground - Challenge 321

Saturday 3 March 2018

Winter wonderland!

Good morning and I hope you are all managing to keep warm and safe.

We had a lie in this morning as we won't be going far.   When I opened the bedroom curtains I was surprised to see icicles hanging from the thatch outside.  So I popped up to the top bedroom (the attic) to take this photo of the garden.  There's my little cabin with snow on the roof.

Hubby went straight up to turn up my heater and  fill the feeders where there were lots of birds waiting for their breakfast!

 A few hours crafting and a couple of football matches is my plan for the day.  Have a good weekend everyone.