Monday, 11 December 2017

Make It Sparkle at IAAS

Good  morning.  Well we are well and truly snowed in.  It snowed the entire day yesterday but stopped in the evening, but unfortunately more of the white stuff fell overnight so that's it for us for a bit. Before I retired this was always a worry but now it's not a problem - I'll just keep warm and snug around the woodburner. 

This card is my DT card for International Art and Soul and should have been posted yesterday so I am a day late. We were asked for lots of sparkle and I've certainly got that!  Unfortunately it was very difficult to photograph because of the glitter!

My Card
6" base card - Hobbycraft card stock
silver glitter card - Crafter's Companion
snowflake die - Sweet Dixie
sentiment - computer generated
Very simple but the beautiful Glitter Cardstock makes it special.  It really is the best glitter card I have ever seen.  I also slathered loads of glitter onto the snowflake which is actually dangling freely from the silver cord and bow. I computer generated the sentiment and just added a gemstone to the centre of the snowflake.
Why not pop across to the blog and see what my team mates have made for this challenge?
Well that's it from me for today.  Keep warm and go carefully if you need to go outdoors.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Gifts

Good morning.  I hope none of you are snowed in!  We are not quite at that point yet but the way the snow is continuing to fall I think it might not be too long!  The joys of living in such an isolated spot! Still, the cupboards and fridge are stocked so if the worst comes to the worst we won't go hungry!!

Well this is our final card of the year for our Christmas Card Club but we will be back in the New Year.

My Card
5" x 7" base card - Hobbycraft card stock
die and embossing folder - Sue Wilson
topper - LOTV
pearls - from stash
Yesterday was the first day of the Christmas  Tree Festival which we. the WI, had been asked to organise in the village church. We have 24 trees of all shapes and sizes - real trees, artificial trees,
 a lampshade tree, twig tree - you name it and it's there. It's lovely to see how imaginative people have been, which is what se asked of them.  Yesterday we served coffee and mince pies for a couple of hours and next Saturday we will be doing the same thing. It's quite a lot of work at such a busy time but so worth it when you see people's reactions.  I got there and back with a wee bit of difficulty yesterday so I'm glad the major snowfall didn't happen then!
Keep warm and safe - a day to huddle round the fire I think!!
Take care.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Anything Goes at Winter Wonderland

Good morning for my second day in a row!  I'm here with another DT post; this time for Winter Wonderland where the challenge is "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor this time is Pink Gem Designs.

My Card
6" square base card
pink striped and spotted card stock - Anna-Marie Designs
 Christmas pudding mice topper - Pink Gem
Holly Jolly corner die - Yvonne Creations
pearls from stash
This card front from Pink gem made for a very quick and easy card.  I just printed it out smaller and used it as a topper.  Complementary cardstock, corner die and pearls added - job done.
Hope everybody is well and getting ready for an enjoyable weekend. We woke up to snow and the white stuff is still falling. Hopefully it won't stay long but in these parts you never know!
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Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Night Before Christmas at MAWTT

Good morning to you all and thanks for popping by. This is the penultimate challenge at MAWTT and Emma has asked us to use a reference to the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas." It reminded that I had this beautiful Barbara Grey stamp that hasn't seen the light of day for more than ten years!

My Card

6" square base card
Papers - LOTV Frosty Christmas
Stamp - Barbara Grey
Snowflake dies - The Works
Promarkers to colour
Pearls from stash
Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have made  for this fun challenge.
I hope if you are affected by Storm Caroline that you are bearing up. I think it is affecting Scotland and the north at present but due to make her way south by tomorrow.
Last night was our WI Christmas Entertainment Party and we had the most fabulous evening.  Our group is so talented.  Our WI choir sang quite a few numbers and we also had a couple of songs from a member who used to be a professional singer in her youth. One lady performed a rap, a couple of others performed a sketch as two angels one wearing an L plate signifying she was a trainee angel.  I could go on forever telling you all the acts .  We all provided a plate for the buffet and the tables were groaning with food, and some fabulous cakes.  Well after all we are talking about the WI so providing cake was a no brainer!
Today is the start of the Christmas Tree Festival we are organising in the church so we have two trees to decorate - a traditional Christmas tree and an alternative tree from our Craft and Laugh Group made from lamp shades.  I'll let you know how that turns out.
Anyway, time for me to be off.  Have a good day everybody.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Buttons and Bows

Good morning and I hope you are all managing to keep warm in these very low temperatures. Not forgetting the snow in the north of England and Scotland.

Yesterday evening I suddenly realised that I had a DT card due for International Art and Soul and I hadn't actually made one.  Panic stations!! Well, 15 minutes later I finished this very CAS card - and that time included computer generating the sentiment!  I have never made one this quickly  and I'm sure it will never happen again.

My Card
5" square scalloped card
patterned paper - I think it's a scrap of LOTV
ribbon - another scrap
button - my button box
It's amazing what you can do if you try  Certainly not my usual style, but at least I managed it in time.
Why not pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with - all far superior to mine I can assure you!!
Well take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I think my day will be spent round the fire!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Traditional Colours at Winter Wonderland

Good morning.  Time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and for our penultimate challenge of 2017 the theme is "Traditional Colours - Use Red and Green". Gosh, it's unbelievable how close to Christmas we are!

My Card


Inside card
tartan card blank - Dovecraft
snowman and bird digi  - Sasayaki Glitter
Merry Christmas die - Yvonne Creations ( I think!)
snowflake dies - The Works
bling - stash
The card already had the diecut on the front and I didn't have exactly the same size die.  Since it looked incomplete I added the gems - and I cannot believe I missed two off!  They are now safely glued in position. I placed the digi image inside and then added snowflakes in opposite corners to finish.
Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter and the prize on offer is a digi of your choice.  So many people love to use traditional colours on their Christmas cards so why not pop over to the blog and check out the work of the DT and then enter the challenge.

Take care and keep warm.



Sunday, 12 November 2017

Autumn Colours

Good morning.  My card today is for International Art and Soul.  The theme is autumn colours, and I think I have cracked it with this card.

My Card
7" x 5" base card - Papermania
Bronze pearlescent card - Crafters Companion
White cardstock - Rymans
Sunflower image - Greeting Card Factory
Microbead and pearls - stash
I was very happy to be able to add some quotes to my card.  In fact I added so much text that I decided to not use too much in the way of embellishments.  I used microbeads for the centre of the sunflower and then some brown pearls in the corners.  The picture does not show the microbeads at their best.  There are three or four different shades in the pot and look gorgeous in real life.
I kept it all pretty flat by adding the image and the three different texts onto the one piece of card and just played around with the positioning.
I found the birthday quote online and told John it suited me perfectly - for some reason he just laughed! I think this card is for me since it is my birthday today ... lol!
Why not pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with, and maybe join in the challenge?
Take care and enjoy your day.  We are off out for the day but I don't know where.  I quite like surprises though.