Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mountain Border Card

Good morning and welcome. Wasn't that sky incredible on Monday?  I had been out walking and on the way back it was getting darker and darker and the sun was getting redder and redder.  When I got into the house I had to switch all the lights on - it was like night time! Spooky!

My Card
 
 
Recipe
7" x 5"  base card - kraft cardstock from Hobbycraft
natural linen cardstock -  Pink petticoat digi paper
embossing folder Argyle- Die'sire  Embossalicious
mountain border digi - Eureka stamps
spruce die - unknown ( lost the packet lol)
sentiment - computer generated
 
It was my brother in law's birthday a couple of days ago. It is the first one since he lost his wife (my sister)and I needed to make sure it got there in time. Our local post is not the most reliable. I tend to give my cards etc to our postman who then puts it straight into the sorting office and it gets there the next day without fail.  I just have to be sure to have them ready when he comes.

 
I only partly coloured the image because I didn't want it to look too busy and overpowering. I think it works a treat.  And my nephew let me know that, sure enough, it got there next day. Thanks Postman Tony!
 
Well that's it from me today. I need to get baking. It's my turn to provide cake for our WI Craft and Laugh group to morrow.
 
Take care!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Not Square or Rectangular

Good morning and here I am again, this time with my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The remit is for your to be anything other than square or rectangular.

 
My Card
 
 
Recipe
Snow dome card blank ? Tattered Lace
Reindeer and Sleigh - Tattered Lace dies
Merry Christmas Die - Yvonne Creations 
Snowstorm acetate - stash
snowflakes - Woodware punch
Backing paper - from my digi paper file
gems - from Stash
 
I found this card blank in the bottom of a drawer and I have no idea where I got it from. After looking on Ebay I am sure it is from Tattered Lace.   A friend gave me the diecuts of the reindeer and sleigh - I don't buy Tattered Lace because they are so expensive - so I just added lots of sparkle to them.

Please pop over to IAAS and checkout the projects from the rest of the team.

This was very difficult to photograph because the acetate kept picking up the light.  It is quite dark but when I used flash I got a lovely flash of light in the acetate. Anyway, you've got the idea I'm sure.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

 
 
 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Non Traditional Colours.

Good morning.  Time again for our Christmas Card Club.  Two weeks certainly shoot round!  Today Carol is hosting the challenge and she wants to see non traditional colours. I rarely use pink at Christmas so I decided that was the colour to use this time.

My Card 
 
 
Recipe
62 square white base card - Rymans
Pink card stock - old stash
Pierced Noble square dies - Sue Wilson
Stitched Flags - Sue Wilson
Snowflake tree die - Britannia
Falling Snow e/f - Sue Wilson
pearls - The Hobby House
Sentiment - computer generated
 
 
A very CAS and almost flat card. I added the sentiment flag with foam pads to give just a little dimension and that was it.  Job done.


The weather has been quite good this week and the weekend is set to be good too in most places.    I'm sorry if you are in the areas that are due for hurricane-type conditions.  And poor Cumbria is taking a battering with the rain again. I have managed to get quite a bit of walking done this week. I've gone with the walking instead of my usual cycling because I have a problem with my left thumb and it is causing a lot of pain when trying to change gear. Sometimes it is so painful that I can't change back up when I have been in a low gear.  Hopefully by resting it for a few weeks it will improve.  The joys of arthritis ... lol.
 
Enjoy the weekend and I will be back again tomorrow.
 
Take care.
 


 Entering :
Think Pink
 
 


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Autumnal Colours

Good morning.  I hope you are well and enjoying the milder weather; I'm sure it will change pretty soon.

It's time for my DT card at MAWTT.  Zoe is hosting this challenge and her remit is "Autumn/Fall Cards - Anything with an autumnal feel whether it be autumn colours or autumn images".

My Card
 
 
Recipe
6" square base card - cardstock from stash
paper - First Edition "Falling Leaves"
Sentiment - JustRite stamps
Die set - The Works
pearls - The Hobby House
 
 
 I have gone with autumn colours and kept it quite CAS as you can see.  I just loved the paper so much that I didn't want to cover it all up.  There are some beautiful designs in this pad and as you can see parts of this one are pearlescent. The die set is one I bought from The Works.  I have had a few from there and they cut and emboss beautifully and are very reasonably priced - ie cheap!

Please pop over to the blog and see the inspiration from my team mates.

I hope you

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Make It Round

Good morning.  Hope you are all well and didn't have too much wind yesterday - weather-wise I mean!  I hung my washing out wondering if it would actually blow away!  Still, didn't take long to dry so I was able to get straight on with the ironing.  Must confess that is not my favourite chore so I like to get it out of the way as soon as I can.

This is my card for the Christmas Card Club  which was due on Sunday, so I apologise to my club teamies.  I intended to make an easel card but in the end came up with a rocker card instead.  I have struggled with my card making over the last few months and even when I got round to making a card I found it difficult to come up with new ideas and it was taking ages to actually make even the most simple card.  Anyway, hopefully things will start looking up a bit now.

We all take turns to choose the theme each fortnight and this time it was Mrs A (ValeryAnn) and she asked us to make it round.  I wasn't sure whether she meant us to make the actual card round or just add something round, but I think my card covers both eventualities.

 
My Card
 
 
Recipe
white card stock - Hobbycraft
Blue pearlescent card = Jelly Bean Crafts
paper - LOTV Frosty Christmas(disc but now available as digi papers)
glitter card stock - Hobbycraft
Grand Decorative Circles One - Spellbinders
poinsettia die - Marianne
leaf sprigs - Sue Wilson
Ice Crystal Frame - Amy designs
pearls - The Hobby House
 
This card ended up being very large at 8 inches.  Usually when I make big ones it is 7 inches but because of the shape it doesn't actually appear to be that big. And would you believe it!!! I have just realised one of the leaf sprigs has fallen off before I took the picture.  I tucked them in to see what it looked like and obviously only glued two of them! Ah well, easily solved.
 
Well that's all from me today.  Thanks for your visit.
 
 



Sunday, 1 October 2017

Make It Monochrome

Hi!  It's hard to believe it's already October - time is just zooming by at the speed of light!

I'm back today with my DT card for International Art and Soul where the theme is monochrome. Somehow lots of my cards end up being monochrome without me even trying!! 

My Card
 
 
Recipe
7" x 5" tent fold card - from Papermania cardstock
pink adorable scorable card - Hunkydory
Elegant Labels 4 Spellbinders
Labels 4 - Spellbinder
Tranquil Moments - Spellbinders
leaf dies - The Works
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
sentiment - very old stamp
pearls and flowers - stash
striped ribbon - local haberdasher
 
Lots of pretty dies made this card a cinch to make. All I had to do was add a little colour to the flowers using a Promarker and job done.
 
Why not pop over to the blog and check out the cards from my teamies?  We are a Just For Fun blog but we have some super badges should you decide to join in the challenge.
 
Take care and have a good Sunday.
 
 
 
I would like to enter this card into :

 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Winter Wonderland

Good afternoon, and I apologise for my late post today.  In fact I am even later than you might think because this was due yesterday but I have not been available for a couple of day.  Anyway better late than never!

This is my DT post for Winter Wonderland.  We are sponsored this time by  All Dressed Up and our theme is a the extremely easy Anything Goes - as long as it is Christmas! The prize is two digi images so what are you waiting for? 

My Card
 
 
Recipe
6" card base from purple card stock 
Papers - LOTV Snow Princess (disc)
Image - Three Little Girls from All Dressed Up
Promarkers to colour
 
A simple card but quickly made. Why not pop over to the blog and see what the other DT members have made?
 
Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I'll be back tomorrow with another card.
 




Sunday, 17 September 2017

Penguins and Glitter For CCC

Good morning to you all.  It's time for a card for the Christmas Card Club.  Kate has chosen our theme and she wants to see penguins and lots of glitter!


My Cards
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7"  base card - Papermania
white card stock - Hobbycraft
blue card stock - Jelly Bean Crafts
Falling Snow e/f - Creative Expressions
Snowflake die - Spellbinders Create a Flake
Image - Greeting Cards Factory
Sentiment - computer generated
Diamond Dust glitter
 
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7" base card - Papermania
blue glitter card
blue cardstock - Rymans
white cardstock - Rymans
image - Greetings Card Factory
silver glitter snowflakes - X Cut punch
 
Sorry about the glare on the glitter card. Thanks for a great challenge Kate and that's two more cards ticked off the list now.  Christmas is creeping ever nearer ... lol!  If you would like to see what the rest of the group have made you will find their details in my sidebar.
 
Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
 
 



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sentiment As The Focus

Good morning to all my friends and fellow bloggers.  I have been away for a few days back home in the north east for a family funeral so have not been able to visit any blogs. However, I'm back now so I shall get stuck in and start visiting you.

I really do hope everybody is well and have not been affected too badly by the hurricanes overseas and the storm here in the UK.  We have been okay really with just a small tree down but that will probably give us  a week's worth of wood for the wood burner.  Always a bonus.

My card today is for Moving Along With The Times.  It is time for team A to post their cards/projects and I am hosting the challenge. As many of you know I love to use quotes on my cards and so I have asked the team to make the sentiment the focal point of their project.  I don't want to see any images at all but naturally embellishments etc are fine.

My Card
 
 
Recipe
5" x 7"  tent fold card - Hobbycraft cardstock
Blue card - Jellybean Crafts
Elegant Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Large and Medium rose dies - Brittania
Rose leaf die - Britannia
Seasonal Music e/f - Die'sire Embossalicious
Sentiment stamp - Quietfire Designs
Pearls - Hobby House
 
If you need some inspiration why not pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with.  We would love you to join in the challenge. 
 
Take care and stay safe and dry.
 
 
 
 

 


Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Sympathy Card

Good morning.  Here I am with my third card in a row.  I have said before that my cards are like buses - wait for ages then three appear at once.

This is my DT card for International Art and Soul.  The challenge this time is to use lace and/or pearls.  I had to quickly make a sympathy card a few days ago when my cousin died very suddenly and unexpectedly. This Tonic die was the ideal one to make a quick card, but one with impact. This followed on from a very dear old friend, also from back home, who passed away at the age of 96.  Marjorie was a very good friend of my mum and I have kept in close touch with her since mum died, and every time I went back to visit my beloved sister we would both visit Marjorie.  She used to love receiving my cards. This card wasn't made specifically for the challenge but fit the topic so well which was a bonus.    My sister was very much the optimist and her favourite saying was "There's always a bonus" so this brings her back so clearly I can almost hear her saying it.

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

My Card


Recipe
6" square white base card - Rymans
blue card - Jellybean Crafts
Sunray Scene Dies - Tonic Studios
Rising Dove die - Tonic Studios
Fancy Tags Die - Spellbinders
Pearls - from stash

I computer generated the sentiment and used one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags to frame it.  This is now three people who were close to me and have passed away in the last two months so I will be travelling back home again next week.  It will be nice to see the rest of my family again, but once again at a sad occasion.

Anyway, back to the challenge.  Please pop over to the blog and check out what my team mates have made and I do hope you might be inspired to join in with us.  Lots of use pearls and lace on our cards so I'm sure you will have something to offer. No prizes I'm afraid since we are a Just For Fun challenge but we have great banners for your side bars.

Well take care and I'll see you again soon.



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Christmas Card Club

Good morning.  I am back at my usual early morning post today, not midday like yesterday.  I have never been as late as that when posting a card.  Gosh these two weeks certainly come around quickly.  It's time for my friends in our little club to produce another card to add to our collection so that we are not one of those who gets caught out in November and panic because they don't have enough cards made. Making them all year round is great fun too.  This time Rachel chose the theme and she wants mystery or magic. As usual I am posting a day early so the rest of the girls will be showing their cards on Sunday.

My Cards


Recipe
7" x 5" white base card - Papermania
black card - stash
image - from internet
image printed onto linen card stock
digi sentiment - had for ages
star punch outs 
gems - from stash
lots of glitter

Since I took the picture I have replaced the sentiment.  I obviously had not allowed the glue to dry before putting the sticky pads on and it shifted.  Why do you never notice these things till you have already taken the picture?  This image of the snowman waving to Santa made me smile.


Recipe
5" x 7" white base card - Papermania
image - from my Greeting Card Factory programme
printed onto linen card stock
sentiment - computer generated
lots of glitter

Unfortunately I just could not get a good photograph. Nothing really magical or mysterious about this card but it looks like a fairy tale and I couldn't resist it.  The glitter isn't showing up too well but it is definitely there.

We have had some very mixed weather over the last week or so but Thursday and Friday were mostly sunny.  I do like autumn but don't want it to come too quickly!!

Take care and enjoy your weekend.







Friday, 1 September 2017

Spots/Stripes At Winter Wonderland.

Good morning.  Just a very quick post today and quite late for me too.  It is time for a challenge from the Snowflake team at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge is to use spots and/or stripes on your project.  Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and the prize on offer is 3 digis of the winner's choice.

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card - Rymans
Blue card - Jellybean Crafts
snowy (spotty) paper - LOTV Frosty Christmas
digi image - Snowman Song ,Crafty Sentiments
Pierced Squares and Rectangles - Creative Expressions
Snowflake Ribbon - Poppystamp Dies
Sentiment - magazine freebie

I got spots in my backing paper and stripes on the snowman's scarf.  Can I count the pierced holes too?  Ah well, perhaps not. Lots of crystal glitter on the hats.

Please pop across to the blog and see if you can pick up some inspiration from the DT and maybe consider joining in with the challenge. We look forward to seeing you.

Take care.









Sunday, 20 August 2017

Layer It Up for IAAS

And here I am again with another card.  This time it is my DT card for International Art And Soul and the theme is "Layer it Up".

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

My Card


Recipe
7" x 5" base card - Rymans
patterned cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Argyle embossing folder
stitched round dies - Presscut
sentiment - computer generated
candi
ribbon - stash

My nephew started a new job earlier this week.  He had been with his previous company for 25 years so this was quite a major step, but one which he was ready to embrace. I wish him all the luck in the world.  My sister knew about the new job so I'm sure she will have been looking down on him, smiling and sending loving thoughts. 

Why not pop across to the blog and check out what my teamies have come up with and perhaps join in the challenge.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but have some super banners for the winners.

Well that's all from me today.

Take care.





Saturday, 19 August 2017

The True Meaning Of Christmas

Good morning, it's time once again for another card for the Christmas Card Club. Sometimes I think that in all the hustle and bustle at Christmas,and all the razzamataz of of presents, decorations, food etc the true meaning of Christmas gets forgotten.  Maybe we just need to take a step back and reflect what Christmas is all about, and what exactly we are celebrating. Since it was my turn to choose the theme I asked the girls  to make a card showing what Christmas really is about.

My Cards



Recipe
6" square base card
coredinations jade card - stash
backing papers - LOTV (discontinued)
image - Ruth Morehead
sentiment - Hobby house
standard circle die - Spellbinders
gems - stash


Recipe
6 " square base card
blue card - Rymans
white card - Rymans
linen embossing folder- Crafter's Companion
digi image - in my digi folder
blue candi 

Two more cards done so I'm not doing too badly.  I can't believe that we are well through August now; it's incredible.

My fellow CCC pals will be posting their cards on Sunday but I have another card due then so as usual I am posting a day early.

I'm hoping the weather stays okay because it is the village show today and the WI are doing the teas.  We were asked to do them last year because the lady who usually did them was heavily pregnant. We were victims of our own success and made such a profit for the show that we were asked to take it on again this year.  We did get a very good contribution to our funds so we were happy with that.

Enjoy your weekend.

Take care.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning With "B"

Good morning.  Well right now the sun is shining brightly but since I am writing this post in advance, and scheduling it, I have no idea what it will be doing when it is published. It's time for another challenge at MAWTT today.  Diane Louise is our host this time and she has asked us to use things beginning with the letter "B" on our projects.

On my card you will see the colour blue, birds, blossoms, two lots of bunting, one on the image and also die cut bunting, a butterfly and a birthday banner - and if you look very closely you will see a tiny bee in the background as well as a bow on the birthday parcel.  I guess I could stretch it and call the pearls "beads" ... lol!

My Card




Recipe
7" x 5" white base card
topper - LOTV Art Pad (disc.)
bunting die - Joanna Sheen Signature dies
Noble Pierced Rectangle dies -Creative Expressions
punched butterfly
pearls - from stash

On my card you will see the colour blue, birds, blossoms, two lots of bunting, one on the image and also die cut bunting, a butterfly and a birthday banner - and if you look very closely you will see a tiny bee in the background as well as a bow on the birthday parcel.  Maybe  I could stretch it and call the pearls "beads" ... lol!  I die cut the bunting in white card and then just coloured it with Promarkers to mimic the bunting in the image.

Please pop over to the blog and see what the rest of Team A have come up with.  Hopefully you will be inspired to join in the challenge.

Take care and have a good day whatever you plan to do.


Entered into:
Pause Dream Enjoy - birthday

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

They're Changing Guards At Buckingham Palace

Good morning - no card today but I thought I would tell you about a trip we had last week with our WI. This is a post I did for our WI  Blog so I have just copied and pasted it.  You may find it interesting.
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"I'm not sure whether Christopher Robin went down with Alice  because we didn't actually go to the Palace. Our aim yesterday was a private visit to Wellington Barracks, just a couple of minutes away from the Palace, which was kindly arranged for us by Major David Sewell a resident of the village. Unfortunately for us the English weather put paid to our plans. According to the newspaper headlines there was going to be a month's rainfall in one day - since it poured down the entire day I can well believe it!  However, we didn't allow that to dampen our spirits.


Wellington Barracks


Band of the Grenadier Guards



Latest Recruit to The Coldstream Guards (aka me)

Plans were changed because it was too wet for the new guard to be led to the palace by a marching band. Instead we were treated to the Band of the Grenadier Guards playing an impromptu mini concert for us - under cover!  When the first strains of Jerusalem started I think we all felt goosebumps and I don't think a single person was left unmoved.  They finished by playing the Regimental Quick March The British Grenadiers.  This was an amazing experience which I doubt will be forgotten.

From there we were taken to the Coldstream Guards stores where LSgt Duckworth showed us some wonderful uniforms, swords etc and some of us even had the dubious honour of trying on some of the tunics, great coats, bearskins etc.  My goodness, those great coats weigh a ton!! I shall have the greatest respect next time I see a soldier marching whilst wearing this particular item of uniform.

Our next port of call was the Guards Museum which was an interesting experience.  With my nursing background I was particularly interested to see the candle holder which Florence Nightingale carried around the wards of Scutari hospital and also the small cup which she used to give dying soldiers whiskey, or other spirits, to ease their passing.

We then were led to the Guards Chapel.  Adjacent to the chapel is the Flanders Field Memorial Garden, dedicated to those who lost their lives in WW1.  The soil in the garden was collected by  children from the  war cemeteries and battlefields in Flanders.  Those of us who visited James Butler's studio a couple of months ago were also excited to see the statue of Earl Alexander of Tunis having seen the small "prototype".

Following our picnic lunch in the conference room of the Scots Guards the rest of the day was free to follow our own itinerary, although sixteen of us went to  Westminster Abbey for a blue guide tour.  Having only seen inside the Abbey on television it was wonderful to see this beautiful building "in the flesh" as it were. Others visited Covent Garden and went to see Buckingham Palace. It was certainly a first for me standing outside in the pouring rain craning my neck to check out the architecture! Unfortunately photography was not allowed in the Abbey apart from in the cloisters so you will need to go online if you want to see more details.  Our Blue Guide was incredible! The depth of her knowledge was astounding and she certainly made things come alive for us.

By the time we left Wellington Barracks for our return journey (still raining!!) we were all pretty well exhausted, having been on our feet for the entire day. However, everybody had a great day but I'm sure we will be having a restful day today.

Our special thanks go to Major Sewell and every other guardsman and officer at Wellington Barracks who made our experience so magical. We must also thank Liz and Dee for their organisational skill and who made this outing so enjoyable for us ."

Well sorry for such a long post but it was a terrific day out and because of our connection to the major we were able to see things to which the general public do not have access.  

The sun is shining so John and I are off out for the day. I will be back on Thursday with a card.

Take care and I hope the sun is shining where you are.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Bags and Boxes for International Art and Soul

Hi, I'm back again.  This time I am showing a box I made for IAAS.  This is another one I had in my stash which I hadn't even photographed.  I really must start making use of these boxes.

Please scroll down to previous post for my Christmas Card Club card.

My Project



Recipe
Cream cardstock - WH Smith
Paper - Webster's Pages
Punched edge - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

This box is 2 inches deep and 4 inches square so it will hold quite a reasonable sized gift.  Or quite few choccies!!  

Unfortunately the names of the MS punches are on the boxes but not the punches and the boxes have long since been dispatched to the recycler so I don't know the name of them.

Pleas pop over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with.

Well yesterday we had some sunshine but a rather mixed day overall.  I think we are about to have some pretty rough weather - but after all it's summer so what can you expect ...lol  ?

Take care and enjoy your day.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Carol Singers for the Christmas Card Club

Good morning to you all and hope this finds you well.  Gosh we have had some strange weather over the last week.  Lots of rain and on Wednesday high winds.  I really hate wind!  It is so powerful and can be so destructive. We woke up on Thursday morning to find a huge limb had been torn off the large apple tree in the hedge and was right across the lawn. It was so big it looked like a small tree. Ah well, more wood for the fire I guess, but it left quite a mess in its wake.

It's time for another card for our little club and this time Margaret, aka GranMargaret, asked us to show Carol Singers on our cards. So I managed two cards this time.

Card # 1


Recipe
6" square card base from Hobbycraft cardstock
Image - Singing Snowmen - Pink Gem designs
vellum snowflakes and gems from stash

Pink Gem Designs are so easy to put together  if you are in a hurry - or Mr Mojo has gone walkabout!!


Card # 2


Recipe
7" square card - Anna Marie Designs
teal adorable scorable - Hunkydory
patterned paper - digi paper from ages ago so unknown 
toppers - Singing Mice from Paper Creator
snowflake - Spellbinders Create a Flake

These mice really make me smile.This is a great set from Paper Creator because there are so many papers and images and toppers.

 I had initially intended to use an LOTV topper for one of my cards and I actually die cut it from one of the art pads - and then it just disappeared!!  I have no idea what happened to it.  There are two toppers on the page and they are both simply nowhere to be found.  I have checked my waste bin but not there.  No doubt I will find them in some stupid place!  Luckily Pink Gem came to the rescue!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Take care.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Ribbon, Lace or Twine for Winter Wonderland.

Good morning.  Today it is time for another challenge  at Winter Wonderland and it is the turn of the Snowflakes team.  I have the pleasant task of hosting this challenge and the theme makes it so easy.  So many of us like to use these particular embellishments on our cards so I am expecting to see lots of entries ... lol! Of course you can add all sorts of other embellishments but you must use lace, ribbon or twine to be eligible for the challenge.

We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and the prize on offer is a £10 voucher to spend instore


My Card


Recipe

7" square card base - Anna Marie Designs
dark blue card - Rymans
snowflake paper - oddment found in a drawer
image - from Greeting Card Factory Deluxe
ice Crystal Frame - Amy Design
ribbon and pearls from stash
pearl embellishment - Poundworld


Why not pop over to the blog and check out what the Snowflake team have come up with and you might feel inspired to join in the challenge.


My nephew and his family came to stay with us for a few days last week so that was enjoyable for us all.  He has "inherited" my sister's Yorkshire terrier, Molly and it was nice to take some walks with her too.  Poor little thing is still quite unsettled. She was a town dog and has now become a country dog, because my nephew lives near Richmond in North Yorkshire. She is so used to walking mainly on pavement and it is taking some getting used to the fact that it mostly grass for her now. She certainly doesn't like wet grass!!!  She also checks and double checks them all the time;  she patrols though the bedrooms at night and if anybody gets up she follows them until they go back to bed.  She is definitely checking to make sure that nobody else disappears from her life now that her human "parents" have disappeared.  She is still a very loving little dog - but definitely a much sadder one now .  Hopefully things will improve when she gets more used to the new situation.  It is very early days for all of us.

Well, that's all for now.

Take care!



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Using Dies for IAAS

Good morning.  Can you believe I am here for the second day running?  This is actually a cheat card - what I laughingly call a "Blue Peter" card... lol!  I actually made it last year but haven't yet shown it on my blog.  Since it fit the brief for the current challenge at International Art and Soul I thought I would use it for my DT offering  as I had nothing else.

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

My Card


Recipe
7" x 5" tent fold card - cream pearlescent cardstock 
(Crafter's Companion)
Gold mirri card  - in stash
cream and gold backing paper -  Craftwork Cards
Card Creator (? which) - Spellbinders
aster dies - Heartfelt Creations
rose leaf die - Britannia dies
pearls - from stash
ribbon - local haberdashery

I am not too keen on the backing paper because it is so busy, but the recipient liked it so that's what counts.

Please pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have made for this challenge and maybe you will be inspired to join in. We are a "Just For Fun" challenge blog so no prizes I'm afraid, although we do have some great banners for the winners. Sometime I think we  need a little bit of a push to get us motivated (I need a huge shove at the moment!!!) and if we have a theme to follow it helps.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the weekend.







Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas Bells

Good morning.  It's time for our Christmas Card Club challenge once again.  I have missed the last two challenges.  I really want to get back into crafting but haven't had the heart really but this seemed like a good time to make the effort.  Margaret chose "Jingle Bells".  I hope she feels my Christmas Bells is okay.                                      

My Card


Recipe
7" square card - Anna Marie Crafts
Green pearlescent card - from stash
Ring Out Those Bells die - Crafters Companion Die'sire
Classic Oval dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment - JustRite

I haven't used this Create A Card die for a few years and I thought it would make a very easy starting point for me. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it then rubbed some green ink over to tie in with the ink used on the large die.  A wooden embellishment and some red pearls were all it took.

This is not actually due until tomorrow but I will be posting a card for another DT then (what I call a "Blue Peter card!" you'll understand what I mean if you look in again tomorrow!))

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

80th Birthday

It's time for another challenge for Team A at MAWTT.  Our host is  Carole and she asked us to make a card using age as the focal point. Fortunately for me, since I am still not up to crafting since I lost my sister, I have a few cards made before she became ill.  This one fits the brief perfectly.


My Card


Recipe
5" x 7" base card made from black adorable scorable cardstock
Spellbinders Etched Alphabet dies
Sue Wilson -Stitched Flags
Silver mirri card
Silver Rub on greeting



I used a second piece of the black card to die cut the numbers and then layered it onto the base card with foam tape. It was very difficult to photograph and not easy to see  but in real life it is quite effective. In the picture it all looks very flat.  A few gems finished it off.

Please pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have made for this challenge.