Thursday, 14 October 2021

A Golf -Playing Unicorn?

No I haven't completely lost it - this is what Roy's great niece has asked for for her birthday! Of course it is impossible to buy such a thing so silly me has set to to crochet one for her ( I must be totally mad!) I'm still working on it but will show it when it's finished. Meanwhile I have made a card. It's been a long time since I took 3 days to make a card.

I found the unicorn and golfing bits on the Silhouette store. I cut all the pieces out in white and then coloured them with Copics. The grass paper has been lurking in my stash for a long time. Once I'd assembled all the pieces and placed on the card I added some stars to the unicorn. As a number of white snippets were used I'm going to share at the Playground. I'm also sharing over at Crafty Creations.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Rudolph Day September Using More Old Stash

It's Rudolph Day time again and thankfully Maureen and family have recovered from their illnesses they had last month. I'm on a bit of a roll using up old stash, so you have not one but six cards from me this month.

They have all been made with a Hunkydory kit that came with a magazine a couple of years ago. It's a good way to boost my Christmas card stash quickly !

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

More Old Stash

This time I have used an old Hunkydory kit which I think was a magazine freebie. I have to say I have quite enjoyed making these and it has certainly added to my Christmas quota.

I'm sharing the first card with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge and  the second one at The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge. I made these before we went on a short cruise. It was really nice to be able to get on board again and the whole thing felt very safe with all the Covid protocols in place and testing before we could board. That was a bit stressful though waiting for the results to come through. We went with P&O for the first time on their new ship Iona. It is huge but a beautiful ship. It was sailing with only half capacity, but still seemed quite busy. I definitely won't be sailing on her at full capacity which is approx 5200 bodies!

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Using Old Stash

I've been trying to get a few Christmas cards made so that I don't have a sudden panic in December. I'm also trying to get rid of (use) some of my very old stash. The following cards are all made from bits from a very old Kanban kit from QVC!

I'm sharing the bottom  card at The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge. I'm on a bit of a roll with these so  there will be more old stash cards coming up!

Friday, 20 August 2021

Christmas Bauble

I finally succumbed and bought the Sweet Poppy Bauble stencil. Another NBUs make as this is the first time I have used it. I had a couple of false starts with colours that didn't work for me. The final version ended up being inked with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.


Rather than put an image in the middle of the bauble I decided on just a sentiment, which I stamped in gold. I'm sharing this over at CAS Christmas and NBUS challenge.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Silver Wedding

First of all I was deeply saddened this week to learn of the untimely death of a blogging friend, Kath of Plain and Simple. She made beautiful cards, very often floral and paperpieced. She was a long term commenter on my blog, having comented on almost every post over the last few years.  She will be sadly missed in blogland.

R.I.P Kath xx

Now onto a card I made for a friend's silver wedding earlier this month. I went for elegant and understated and hope I managed to achieve it!

The background stamp is yet another NBUS from Simon Says Stamp, Inked and stamped in silver using the Misti . The numbers are SU dies which I cut out three ties and layered up to make them stand out. I am sharing with NBUS challenge and Try it on Tuesday

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Rudolph Day June

Thank goodness it's a bit cooler her so I was able tospend a pleasnt afternoon making a card for Rudolph Day while Roy hosted the monthly meeting of the local branch of the British Model Soldier Society. he van no longer paint them as he is unable to manipulate the paintbrush with the arthritis in his hands, so every so often I get the job!!!! Here is a photo of one of the ones I am currently doing. The background is my SU grid paper showing centimetres.


Anyway onto more interesting things like cards. I have used a NBUS stamp that I bought last September and which has been sitting on my desk ever since.

The die is from an old SU set and is the only Christmas one I have that fitted the space. I'm going to share this at the NBUS challenge as well.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Twins Birthday Cards

Gosh it’s a long time since I posted anything. Did you miss me? I haven’t done much crafting in the last couple of weeks as I had cataract surgery on both eyes last week. Distance vision is now better than it was with my glasses. The downside is I need reading glasses to read my phone! 

Anyway onto some cards which I made some time ago. You may remember from last year that there are twin boys living next door and they recently had their fourth birthday. As I’m writing this they are out in the garden, playing with what seems to be new toys - bicycles with bells!

As they are not identical twins I always make the same card but different for them. This year I used the Lawn Fawn double slider die set with suitable traffic!

A red one and a blue one!


Apparently they were delighted with them! Lots of snippets used  so I’m sharing in the Playground.

Saturday, 26 June 2021

June Rudolph Day

Its Rudolph Day again at Scrappymo’s, only 5 more to go before the big day! So if you haven’t made a start yet on those Christmas cards, maybe you should start! 

I used a new stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I thought would make a quick and easy card. Wrong! Eventually I stamped in red and clear embossed it as it looked too flat just stamped.I found some matching red card for a mat and mounted it on a large square card. The matching bow is some old SU ribbon, added to hide where the stamp missed a bit. The sentiment is a PaperRose die.  I’m also sharing at NBUS challenge and Pixies Playground even though my snippets (the card I stamped on and the mat) are rather large!

Monday, 14 June 2021

Perfectly CAS June

The middle of the month means its time for a new challenge over at Perfectly Cas.This is my last card for it as a design team member, as explained in my HLS posts.

This month we want you to use just one corner and remember that you must only use one third of the card as well to keep it Perfectly Cas.

I used a Simon Says Stamp die and coloured it with Copics. I also used one of my last hemp card blanks which are no longer available from Craft Creations. Such a pity as I really did like them.
Do go and have a look at all the fabulous makes from the rest of the DT.


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