Sunday, 14 January 2018

back in the swing ......

just getting back into the card making mode....and determined to make one christmas card each week....




going for the opulent red and gold card I make for my brother and sister in law to match their christmas decorations....
Sue Wilson Snowflake background die...Sue Wilson classic poinsettia and classic poinsettia open petals dies...Sue wilson  merry and bright...embossalicious snowflake embossing folder from crafters companion...some gilding wax and some gold stamens
Hope you are having a good weekend and havn't got this nasty flu...we have both got colds but at least that's not too bad...
thanks for popping by my blog today.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

christmas card club challenge 1....gnomes pixies or elves

the first challenge of the year is here....



just a fun little card....made using the free stamps and dies from papercraft essentials magazine...alphabet dies Tonic and the intricate frames die are also tonic....coloured with sparkle pens and glittered to the nth degree...sadly it doesn't show very well....
if you would like to see what the other girls in the club have posted you will find a short cut to their blogs on my side bar....
thanks for popping by today ......hope you are happy crafting...

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year

well christmas has flown by and here we are on new years eve and I hope you all have a very peaceful and healthy 2018.....

I have finally got back into my craft room after a good 2 week break and its just as messy!....I did bag a couple of bargains in the sales to play with this coming year and can feel my crafty mojo coming back.....




I have used some heartfelt creations stuff that I had completely forgotten I had bought..the winters eve and Festive Holly collections...lots of glitter...coloured with copics....oh and a poinsettia made using the new flower moulds which I am finding very useful as my arthritis makes flower shaping painful these day....especially after making 3 dozen mince pies yesterday...we ran out, and that last scrap of pastry....a treacle tart.
thank you for popping by my blog today and I hope you enjoy your new years eve whatever you do....




Sunday, 17 December 2017

hubbys birthday card

first time with this die.....



I think I may be using it a lot this year.....he really enjoyed his day,lunch at Bettys in Harrogate and then a trip to a new record shop.....what more could a boy ask for,well yes he demanded fish and chips for his birthday tea.....it takes all sorts....
I hope you are all keeping warm and looking forward to the festive season.....
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

my die has arrived!

I have been after this die for ...ever.....it has just been re released by TH and so determined was I that I ordered it from the USA......its still not available here.....



so at last I have my victorian carolers....also the new TH lamppost....which comes with the wreath and bow...the backing paper is a really old TH pad of kraft resist card and this is a music sheet....dry embossed with Sue Wilsons falling snow embossing folder....the flowers are tattered lace and the other embellishments are from TH winter greens set....
I do hope you are all safe and warm and if you have snow that it clears soon....we are snow free here
Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

christmas card club challenge 25 Christmas Gifts

the last challenge of this year....where has it gone well I don't know about you but I have had lots of fun creating my christmas cards and getting lots of support and inspiration from the other girls in the club....so my last card for the years challenge




I really liked the silhouette image and the vintage feel I achieved with this card....I used sparkle pens on the parcels...sadly once again the glitter edging on the letters has proved to be a photographic challenge but you get the idea don't you.....
I hope like me the other girls have achieved their target of christmas cards for the year...as that's why we do this..... so we are ahead and all done by December when the pressure comes to us all.....
And come the new year we start again.....
Please pop round the other girls blogs...their links are on my side bar....thank you for popping round to my blog today.