Thursday, 25 May 2017

Graduation

Good morning and yet another beautiful day.   Today it is Amy's turn to choose our theme at MAWTT and she wants to see cards for graduation.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card - Papermania card stock
blue card - Lime Tree Crafts
image - from the internet
quote - computer generated.

I don't know of anybody who is about to graduate and have nothing in my stash that was suitable so I resorted to t'internet and one of my well loved quotes and hopefully it has done the job! I never miss a trick to use a quote wherever I can ... lol!

A simple CAS style from me today.  I think this quote of encouragement, although suitable for all sorts of occasion, is very apt for young people who are just about to step out into the wide world and may be unsure of what the future holds.

Please pop across to the blog and check out what Amy and the rest of the A Team have produced. We would leave to see you join us and look forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Take care and enjoy your day whatever you will be doing.





Sunday, 14 May 2017

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Good morning.  Here I am with the last of my three in a row!

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

 I am very much a pastel girl so this DT card for International Art and Soul challenge "Hot Colours" really took me out of my comfort zone.   Why not pop over to the blog and take a look at what my teamies have come up with and maybe you  will be inspired to join in the challenge.  We are a JFF challenge blog (Just or Fun) so no big prizes just cute banners for your side bars.

My Card



Recipe
7" square base card -  Anna Marie Designs
all papers/cardstock from my ancient stash 
flowers - rose dies from Brittania
leaf strip - Brittania
Provence dies - Sue Wilson
butterfly dies - Hobbycraft Intricut Dies
quote - computer generated
black pearls - from stash

It has been a very mixed few days around here.  As I said previously we were in real need of the rain the other day but since then it has been cooler and windy.  The blossom is all getting blown off the trees and covering the garden, so much so that when I had a quick glance out of the window it Thought it had snowed ... lol!

Well that's it from me. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.





Saturday, 13 May 2017

Christmas Carols

Good morning. This time my card is for our friendly little Christmas Card Club and we make a Christmas card (or two) every other week so that we are not panic stricken when November arrives with very few cards made! I am hosting the challenge this time.  I love making Christmas cards of all description but I must admit that my favourites are those which have something to do with the real meaning of Christmas.  I have asked that the girls make a card based on a Christmas Carol.

My Cards

Card # 1


Recipe
 6" square base card - blue cardstock from Jelly Bean Crafts
card front "While Shepherds Watched" - Crafts u Print
pearls from stash

I forgot I had this CUP card front and I don't think it has ever been used.  It is actually 8"x 8" but I printed it out at just under 6".  I tend to only use the larger cards for special occasions. I just added lots of pearls and some glitter for the poinsettia centres.


Card # 2



Recipe
5" x 7" base card - cardstock Papermania
Pearlescent green card - Craftwork Cards
stamp - Midnight Clear - Our Daily Bread Designs
 Pearlescent Ivy Brilliance Ink Pad
Holly Vine - Memory Box
Poinsettia die - Marianne dies
A2 Bracket Borders One -  Spellbinders
Pine Twig - Sue Wilson die

I used a foam pad and the same ink that I stamped the image to colour the base of the card and allow it to stand out a little.

We had some long overdue rain yesterday. It has been so dry for the past few weeks. The garden really appreciates it and everything looks really fresh. It had the added bonus of filling all my water butts making it easier to water all my bedding plants.


Well I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Take care.



Friday, 12 May 2017

Favourite Colour Combination

Good morning. I'm sorry for being such a bad blogger but life is so busy right now!  One of these days it will slow down - but not for a while yet! I am still up to my neck in WI Centenary Celebrations!  We have something planned for every month of the year - and some months more than one!  Ah well, you only celebrate a centenary once in a lifetime!!

Well it's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland.  I am hosting this time and the theme is to use your favourite colour combination - remember that it is Christmas projects only! We are sponsored this time by Pink Gem Designs and the winner will receive two digi images or two card toppers of their choice, or one of each.

My Card

Recipe
6 inch square white base card
Penguin Post topper from Pink Gem Designs
Frostyville Corner - Memory Box
gems from stash
tiny pom poms on hats - stash

Another simple card using a card topper.  I love the combo of lilac and turquoise or lilac and pink, so when I saw this image it was a no brainer.  Didn't need much to finis it off.

Please pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have made for the challenge and maybe you will be inspired to join in.  You can never start your Christmas cards to soon ... lol!

Hope you are all well.  Take care.


Monday, 1 May 2017

Nativity for Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  Usually I am a day earlier with my post - this time I am a day late!  I just don't know what happened to the week!  I was very surprised to lose a day ... lol!.   I suddenly realised it was Sunday, the day  I post my DT card for IA&S and I had missed Saturday and this post!  Anyway I'm here at last - with apologies to Mary whos turn it was to host.  She chose Nativity which is great for me.  I decided to make two cards which can be used for children.

My Cards



Two A6 cards one landscape and the other portrait. Boringly flat I'm afraid.  I did layer them but glued to base card, no t raised on foam pads. A little glitter and some Dovecraft 3D pearl effects to the angel's holly wreath and I was done. Sentiments were computer generated on both cards.

Thanks for looking in.

Take care.


Entered in to :12 Months of Christmas - Cute Christmas


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Vintage

Good morning.  Gosh it's very cold and windy this morning.  Today is my DT card for International Art and Soul and the theme is vintage.  This is not something I would normally do, but hey, that's what challenges are all about.  I hope this is considered to be vintage.  Lavender makes me think vintage anyway, and I love the colour so that is what I ran with.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card
freebie backing paper - printed onto linen card stock
fancy ornate bird cage die - Cottage Cutz
scrap of  ribbon from stash
purple adorable scorable card - Hunky Dory
Sentiment - computer generated

The linen card stock has a beautiful sheen to it - I only wish I knew where I got it. I do have more but it is matte and I think the sheen is beautiful.  The Victorians were known to have birds in cages so there we have it - one vintage card!

Please pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with and maybe you will be inspired top join in with the challenge.  We are a "Just For Fun" blog but we do have a lovely winners banner for you to take away!

Well that's it from me today.  Enjoy the rest of of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Take care.




Thursday, 27 April 2017

Fairies

Good morning and I hope this finds you well and not experiencing too much bad weather.  It's pretty cold here but not too much in the way of snow and hailstones but oh boy we had a doozy of a storm yesterday.  The thunder and lightning were incredible and the hailstones were so bad John was caught in his workshop until it eased off enough for him to get back indoors again.

It's time for a card at MAWTT and this time Janice is hosting the challenge and she wants to see fairies.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card - purple Adorable Scorable card stock 
Mat - cream pearlescent card stock
background - Scenescapes Lavinia Stamps
fairy, ivy, mushrooms, fairy dust and text stamp - Lavinia Stamps

It was so easy to stamp all these images at the same time with my Hampton Stamp Perfect tool. I came across the Scenescapes, which I forgot were there when I was clearing out my craft room. It's like Christmas all the time because I keep finding more stuff!  I then just had to add some glitter and job done!

Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of Team A have come up with.

Take care!