Sunday, 26 June 2022

Rudolph Day June

Another quick and easy card for Rudolph Day! I have to admit I'm really liking these Masterpieces Made Simple from Penny Black.

 I matted this one onto white and then gold before adding to a premade card blank. The sentiment is a peel off from many, many years ago!

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Another Wreath!

When I was looking for the wreath die for my previous card, I came across another one. Again it is a magazine freebie and also NBUS!

I used the Penny Black border die again this time in red but left the wreath and sentiment in white. Apart from putting the glue on the wreath it was a fairly simple card to make.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

A CAS Christmas Wreath

I was really pleased to see that the CAS Christmas Challenge was back after their break. This month they are looking for wreaths. This was a good opportunity for me to get out some more NBUS!

The wreath die was a freebie from a magazine quite a while ago. I cut everything out in white then coloured it with copics. The Noel die is also NBUS . I cut that out twice to add some dimension. The snowflake frame die is from Penny Black and has been used quite a lot.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Snow Globe

This has to be the fiddliest card I've ever made! mainly because some of the pieces were so very tiny. I cut all the pieces out of white card as I really wasn't sure which piece was what or how it all fitted together. When I had worked that out I coloured the pieces with watercolour pens.

Glueing the very tiny pieces like the window frames was very, very fiddly. If you use this Tim Holtz die set you need a lot of patience! Since making it I've discovered that he has got a tutorial on putting the pieces together to make a clock. Will I use the die again? Probably but not very often!

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Superhero Twins!

Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time will know that my neighbours have twin boys. Unbelievably they have just celebrated their 5th birthday and will shortly be moving to a bigger house.

These are the cards I made for them this year. Both were created with Craft Artist with the superheroes fussy cut and attached with a springy thing. I'm sure there is a technical term for them!

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Rudolph Day - May 2022

Well here we again- Rudolph Day time! Actually I’m a bit late this month. I had to tidy and clean all the pastel dust up after doing a painting. The dust gets everywhere so there is no way I can do any cardmaking or scrapbooking till I’ve got rid of it all.

My card this month uses a NBUS die from Charlie and Paulchen. I have to blame Chrissie Stokes for introducing me to this company as she has been using quite a lot of their dies recently. I just thought I’d have a quick look at their site and of course one or two of their dies just happened to jump into my basket! I decide a fairly simple design would work well and used some old SU plaid paper for the mat and to cut the trees. 

Challenges : Rudolph Day
                     NBUS challenge

Monday, 16 May 2022


Our first port of call was Oporto, a very pretty town, built on the banks of the Douro. We did an organised tour here then had some free time in the town itself.

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Scrapbook layout

I decided it was high time to start another scrapbook. This time to cover our cruising holidays over the last four years, with a two year Covid break of course. 
Our first cruise, done with some trepidation, was to the Canaries in 2018, so I have started with that and the ship we sailed on.

A lot of snippets were used, albeit some large ones. All the papers were out of my scrapbooking snippets drawer. The ship was cut out of snippets of white card on my Cameo then coloured with Copics.


Monday, 2 May 2022

Collage flower

I've had this stamp from Chocolate Baroque for sometime waiting to be used and I've finally got round to inking it up.

After I had stamped it I added a stencil background around the image with DI Antique Linen. The image was watercoloured with DI Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint. Then I cut it out with a Julie Hickey die.


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Sympathy for Less is More

That is of course a sympathy card for the latest challenge at Less is More. I didn't set out to make a sympathy card, it just sort of evolved.  I decided to use a NBUS stamp from Visible Image and stamped in black and clear embossed it. I had intended adding some colour to the flower and making a birthday card.

However after I had done that I rather liked the look of it as it was and thought it would make a good sympathy card, and as I have sadly had to use a few just recently my supply did need topping up.


Less is More



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