Saturday, 28 January 2017

My oldie for Saturday

Hello Everyone

I had a few spare minutes so I thought I'd schedule this post as I'm going to be having a bit of a busy week end. My daughter will be teaching Rueda on Friday evening, we always go and support her, saturday night a Salsa friend is having a "Blow Away the January Blues" party and Sunday I am going to the Craft Show at Sandown - this was something that I wasn't really planning on going to but a friend suggested it and as I was lucky enough to have a ScanNcut for Christmas I thought I would explore and it's a crafty day out woo hoo!
Today's oldie is a simple card that I made, just because... I'd had a play with ink misters and then thought OK what can I do with it. I have had the misters for years and I have only ever used the end result this once. have a great week end.
Are any of you going to Sandown on Sunday?

5x7 card blank
My ink misted background
patterned papers tonally created in Serif
Sue Wilson Pierced Flags
Pesscut/Crafts Too Sentiment

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A little bit of summer

Hello Everyone, hope you are all well. I think I'm over the worst of my cold, just feel muzzy headed and tired. A big thank you to Pia for popping along and leaving a comment I hope you'll be able to visit again
As January is so gloomy I thought I'd try and brighten things a little and show you a birthday card I was asked to make for a friend whose favourite flowers are fuschias. I recently started to take photographs of layouts of my cards to get an idea how they would look before sticking anything down. I don't know if it has helped....

This is the one I chose (don't know why it has appeared in this spot I would have liked it to have been at the end!)

5x7 card blank
All created in Serif
Maroon/wine card from my stash

Saturday, 21 January 2017

My oldie for Saturday

Hello Everyone, thanks for visiting and if you leave a comment I do value your feedback. The weather here is very sunny but mighty cold I expect.  I say expect because I haven't ventured out since Tuesday because I've had a really nasty, heavy head cold. But (fingers crossed) I think I am over the worst of it.
Today's oldie is a card that I have made several versions of for my crafty friends. Those that knit have a page from a knitting pattern (photocopied), quilters have a paper pieced background and "sewists" have a an image of a dress pattern! The shaker elements are sequins, beads, tiny safety pins, press studs etc. with appropriate embellishments
The sentiment inside this particular one read
"I knit, therefore I am armed with scissors, two very sharp sticks and some very strong yarn. So don't mess with me"
I'm going to have a very quiet week end to see if I can shake this cold off completely - I don't want it to end up as a naty chest infection!

7x7 card blank
card and knitting pattern from my stash
Tonic Circle dies
X-cut Haberdashery dies
beads and buttons etc

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Craft Rocket Challenges - Add a Bow

Hello Everyone

Is everyone back to reality now following all of the festive celebrations!

Today starts a new challenge at Craft Rocket Challenges and this fortnight, the challenge is "Add a Bow" Now! I don't do bows very often!
But I have made this card before and decided to make another one and this time I used my new Birthday/Christmas present - ScanNcut to cut the decoupage pieces again.I think it's also a little different from the interpretation I would expect to see. Why not join in. It's for fun.I love to see everyone's interpretation of the theme. The photo doesn't show up all of the decoupaged pieces, ie the hat, glasses and moustache which is a shame because it does look so effective in real life
5x7 card blank
Background from Serif
Images from a free Serif digikit all resized and manipulated by me
Sue Wilson - Itty Bitty Bows and 3D dotty bows

Saturday, 14 January 2017

My oldie for Saturday

Hello Everyone and thank you for visiting. It is very cold here but we're very lucky that we have had hardly any snow (yet!)
I know Erika is taking a break from blogging but I thought I would keep posting oldies, whether already blogged or not. I entered this project into a competition and made the top 3!
Have a great week end. Hoping to have a play with Oscar. He is such a character and we'll be going dancing at some point
Bar of chocolate
Lilac card stock
Sue Wilson Pierced tags with printed sentiment
Spellbinder D-Lites, Filigree vase, Asters and a Medallion (can't remember which number)
Ribbon and a pearl!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Another HAPPY card

Hello All

So far, so good! No snow (yet!) I hope you are not suffering too much with bad weather. We're well into the New Year now aren't we. I had a couple of New Year resolutions that got broken more or less straight away. One was, if I wasn't out dancing that I will go to bed before 11pm. That lasted less than 24 hours and the other was tomke a Christmas card every time I made a card - that hasn't happened either.
 Today's card follows on from Saturday's in that I have used one of my favourite die sets. I saw a version of this somewhere and thought how pretty it was. I wish I could remember where I saw it, to say thank you. So,very feminine cards can be made too.

5x7 card blank
Topsy Turvey card in lilac/purple
Sue Wilson Perspective dies - HAPPY
Sue Wilson - Delicate Daisies - open petal
Free Sue Wilson - Configuration die from a magazine
Britannia - Birhtdy die
lilac pearl bling

Saturday, 7 January 2017

A sort of Oldie

Dear All

Well it's certainly turned cold but I do appreciate we are lucky that it is not as cold as other parts of the country/world

My card today may be an oldie BUT I needed to make a birthday card for a work colleague who recently joined the team for next week. I do not know very much about his likes, hobbies, etc. So I decided to make a card similar to ones I have made previously.

Off to my craft room now, a young friend cam to "play" yesterday afternoon and announce she became engaged at Christmas, so I'm going to go and make an Engagement card!

7x7 card blank
Coloured card stock
Sue Wilson Perspective dies - HAPPY
Sue Wilson Pierced tags

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Craft Rocket Challenge Number 30 - Something New

Happy New Year everyone. I do hope 2017 is a happy, healthy and peaceful one.I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. It seem so long ago now, doesn't it. I had a lovely day with my family and Oscar was the star of the show, not that he knew what was going on!

The start of a new year and so the challenge for this next fortnight from Craft Rocket Challenges is Something New (Year, Baby, Home etc). Take a look at the other designers projects and I would love to see you take part
Mine is a New Baby card. Last year at Ally Pally I treated myself to some of Sue Wilson's New Arrival Collection and this is the first time I have used any of them. All of the items I used are from the Shadow Box in its basic form
6x4 card blank
Various shades of CE Foundation card, bbay blue, Blush, Peach, Custard (and green from my own stash)
Sentiment sized and printed using Serif as a guide