Thursday, 14 December 2017

Partial Die Cutting

Here’s another card made at the HLS retreat I went to in November. One of the sessions was partial die cutting. Never having been to a retreat before I really didn’t know what or how much to take, so the choice of dies I had that were suitable was limited. But I thought the Penny Black stamp and die set would be OK and this is the result! 

The colours are not very true to life in the photo as the hats, scarves and snowflakes are really aqua not green!  I’m entering this into the following challenges:

The Sisterhood Of Crafters - All about Christmas
Allsorts: Snowflakes

Thursday, 7 December 2017

light up poinsettia

At the recent HLS Craft Retreat Kylie showed us how to make light up cards. This is one of ones I made. I used the HLS Stamp Set Season of Joy.  The images were coloured with Zig Clean Brush pens. If I’d been at home I would probably have used Copics but hadn’t taken them with me. 

The  light is behindthe centre of the poinsettia and comes on when the sentiment is pressed. I would like to enter this into the Addicted to Stamps &More challenge which is Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Snowman at Cardz 4 Guyz

Well the house refurbishment is still ongoing! They keep telling me that it will all be done in time for Christmas! It might be but I don't want to try out the new oven for the first time with Christmas dinner, that's a recipe for disaster!  Anyway onto the card for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this time we want to see snowmen! How easy is that?

I have used Penny Black stamps and dies for this card.Love this new set of stamps and the snowflake frames.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

A Great Weekend!!

Last weekend I travelled down to Swindon for the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat, and what a great time I had with like minded people. Lots of crafting, good food, and laughter. Thank you Kylie for arranging it and being a fabulous teacher! This is the card I made at home for a challenge, which I won!
I will post more of the cards made during the Retreat in the next  few days. Going to head over to the Playground with this one and to the Penny Black Saturday challenge, and Rudolph Day extra!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Happy Christmas / Happy Holidays at Make My Monday

This is the last challenge before the New Year at Make My Monday, where has this year gone!

Another fairly simple card using a NBUS die and embossing folder.The EF is from Sue Wilson amd the dies are Memory Box. Hope you'll be able to join in with us! It is also time for the last Rudolph Day for this year!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Welcome to a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week it is Reindeer. When Stampin' Up brought out this Dasher stamp I just had to have it, but it has hardly been used. Time to ink it up again.

A  simple card, but it used up some fairly large snippets from my snippet mountain, not that you can tell!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Snow Fun!

Time for a new challenge at Make My Monday and this time it is Snow Fun. Lots of scope there! The perfect opportunity for me to use my new Snowy Family stamp. I do love these snowmen.

I watercoloured the hats and scarve, and cut it  out with an oval die, then mounted it on red mirri card. The sentiment is cut out od the same mirri card.

Do pop over to the challenge and check out my teamies makes!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Oh Christmas Tree !

Welcome to another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, where we are looking for your masculine creations.
I have used a very old Christmas tree stamp that I bought about 10 years ago and never really got on with. I was very new to stamping then.  It's still not the best stamp to use!

I stamped it in green and clear embossed it. As I made it some time ago, before my house got too chaotic I can't remember which green I used, and can't get at the card to have a look!  The bow is coloured with gold Wink of Stella. The image is mounted on green holographic card, again very old, and the sentiment die cut from the same card. The backing paper is actually foiled vellum from SU last year,. The trees are ideal for adding the glue!

Hope to see you joining in with us.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Dot Painting MMM anything but a card 30 OCT

There's a new challenge at Make My Monday for "Anything but a Card" I decided to do a scrapbook layout as I'm still working on my Australia album, and it has been a bit neglected of late.

We did some dot painting while at Uluru with two aborigine ladies. This is a photo of all our creations. I thought the spotty papers were perfect for it. I hope you can join us this week and look forward to seeing your makes.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Rudolph Day - October

I didn't really think I would be able to make a card for this month's Rudolph Day as my craft room is currently a dumping ground for anything and everything. But I am definitely getting card making withdrawal symptoms - so went digital as I have got the laptop.

I know I'm not going to have enough cards made this year as the building work started later and is lasting longer than anticipated. I was reluctantly thinking I would have to buy some cards, but instead I think I will be able to print off some digital ones instead.Just need to make sure I've got enough printer ink!


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