Friday, 30 October 2015

Merry Kiss-Mouse

Another wet and chilly day here and not much likelihood of it improving over the weekend so fingers crossed I may get chance to get on with some more christmas cards... after I finish the housework of course !

The image and sentiment I used for this card is one of the decoupage sheets from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse triple cd printed onto photo paper. I don't usually do pink and blue together but I had this last bit of ribbon which was just long enough to tuck under the edges of the LOTV paper with enough spare for a bow.. albeit knotted with some baker's twine. I addded some Tattered Lace snowflakes (cut from snippets of card) with added gems and a snowflake charm to finish.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

October Rudolph Days challenge 'anything goes christmas'

Pixies Snippets Playground 200th challenge 'use snippets' my 3rd skip over to the playground

House Mouse & Friends challenge 'all white or option of anything goes' I went for the option

Time Out challenge 'christmas + twist use pink +/or purple' I twisted with the pink

Winter Wonderland challenge 'anything goes christmas'

Papertake Weekly challenge 'take your pick' I picked technique theme decoupage

Thanks for popping by and I hope you all have a fun weekend

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Butterfly and Numbers

Just fluttering by with my card for Mrs A's Butterfly challenge and the chosen letter this fortnight is N for numbers. I've used a fabulous Woodware stamp 'Delicate daisies' which I was lucky enough to win courtesy of the wonderful Sarn when she was acting as Prefect over at the Playground a few weeks ago (Thanks again Sarn). I coloured it with my usual Promarkers and went for a very CAS style adding some ribbon, silver peel-off numbers and a butterfly from my stash. The butterfly looks more pink in the photo than it actually is.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Butterfly challenge 'butterflies and N is for numbers'

Without Words challenge 'purple and green but no Halloween'

Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Morning everyone and thanks so much for all your lovely messages on my last post. I'm trying to get some cards made (instead of leaving things until last minute) but everything seems to be going wrong and there have been a few ending up in the bin. My card today has survived although I did forget to add the 'stick it' sheet to the card before die-cutting so had to use 'stix 2' micro dots and ended up putting it on the wrong side of half the letters and had to cut more. It's a good job I've got a mountain of snippets!

I needed a birthday card is for my Dad to give my son who will be 41 so as usual when I need some ideas for male cards I headed over to my blogging friend Pauline at Crafting With Cotnob and this is her card which inspired me. I also went for a colour combo to fit in with a few challenges and made it entirely from snippets of card and papers. The sentiment and letters are Memory Box dies and the stars are an Xcut die.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 200th challenge 'use snippets' off for my second play

Allsorts challenge 'orange / purple / black all or any two'

Papertake Weekly challenge 'take your pick' I've gone for the colour theme

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'colour choice - orange, purple, black'

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Playground Party and a 95 year old Elephant

Just for those of you who haven't heard all the noise and shenanigans there's a party going on over at Pixie's Snippets Playground to celebrate Miss Di's 200th challenge and I'm heading over with my snippet of a box and a 95 year old elephant!

My daughter is expecting her first baby next year (her second time of being pregnant and things are going well this time) and this will be my first grandchild. My dad was given a silver teething ring when he was born (95 years ago this December) and this was eventually passed on to my son who said he would like to pass it to his baby niece. I got a kraft box to put it in which I decorated using snippets of Dovecraft 'princess fairytale' paper and some kraft and pearlescent card for the die-cut Clearly Besotted elephant and added a little pearl 'eye'.

oops I forgot to line up the images on the lid before I took the photo!

And here's the box with the rather old and battered elephant
which has seen twelve babies through their teething troubles.
It'll be enjoying retirement this time around though and will be
there just for show. 

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 200th challenge 'use your snippets'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'wrap it up'

Fairytale challenge 'box or album'

Craft Your Passion challenge 'anything goes'

The elephant is now winging it's way to Australia along with a few baby clothes, maternity wear (took advantage of the Mothercare summer sales) and a pram blanket from my dad. He knitted all the squares and I just sewed them together and crocheted a border around the edge. Oh and if you were in any doubt, this is not going to be a pink baby... she already has a 'Minions' dress & hat and a 'Star Wars' bodysuit waiting for her !!

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and for your greatly appreciated comments

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Quick and Simple Sentiment

This was really such a quick and easy card made for a couple of challenges and perfect for a batch make at christmas. I used a Clearly Besotted robin stamp cut with the matching die and a Memory Box sentiment die, both cut from snippets of card

and these are the challenges I'm entering

Allsorts challenge 'all sentimental'

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'

Friday, 16 October 2015

Two by Two

Good afternoon to you all and thanks for popping by.

I've got a couple more christmas cards made following the same CAS design I've used before. Again I used (retired) LOTV toppers cut with QuicKutz nesting dies and matted onto gold mirri-card. I had just enough of the ribbon left for the two cards and then added the card candi to finish.

So I made two CAS cards with two teds on first card, two robins and stockings on second card and two bits of card candi on each card and I used snippets of gold mirri-card and ribbon

I shall enter these in the following challenges

Papertake Weekly challenge 'two by two' 
ABC challenge 'T is for two'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'any image anything goes'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'christmas with a ribbon'
Creative Inspiration challenge 'clean and simple or fussy and fancy'
Mod Squad challenge 'winter and a die'

Hope you're all looking forward to the weekend. I'm planning on spending mine catching up with visiting your blogs and maybe a bit of crafty time if I get chance.

Saturday, 10 October 2015


There's certainly a nip in the air so I decided to go for an autumnal feel and also join in with a few challenges. I'm not too fond of the lower temperatures but must admit the colours of the leaves this time of the year definitely make up for it.

I've used Whimsy Wee stamp 'oak tree girl' coloured with my usual Promarkers and matted onto a circle of gold mirri-card. I went for a kraft base card, papers from my loose pile (so not sure who by) and I added ribbon. lace and pearls from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

The Ribbon Girl Card challenge 'pearls and lace'

Mod Squad challenge 'get your fall on'

Papertake Weekly challenge 'anything goes' (my 3rd entry)

Penny Black and More challenge 'warm autumn colours'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'colours of autumn'

Simon Says Monday challenge 'autumn is in the air'

Scrap & Craft challenge 'colours of autumn'

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you enjoy the weekend whatever you may be up to.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Popping by with a Penguin

Or should I say dashing in very late for a challenge so a very quick post from me today.

This is very CAS with a (now discontinued) LOTV topper die-cut into a circle and matted onto a silver mirricard die-cut. I embossed the botton half of the background card with a Die'sire Embossalicious holly folder, added a bit of ribbon and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Winter Wonderland challenge 'ppppick up a penguin'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'anything goes' (my 2nd entry)
Crafting Musketeers challenge 'christmas with a ribbon'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'clean and simple christmas'

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Getting ahead

Well the change in the weather has certainly made me realise that it's not that long until christmas and I also have some birthdays before then so I thought I'd better get a few cards made in advance.. and use a few challenges for inspiration too.

My Dad will be 95 in December and his card was the first on my list to get done. I went for a CAS design and a LOTV image which I coloured with Promarkers. A few snippets of paper from Prima for the background, some gold peel-offs, Memory Box die-cut letters.... and job finished!

I shall enter this in the following challenges

I Love Promarkers challenge 'masculine'

Papertake Weekly challenge 'anything goes'

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'

Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge 'anything goes'

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Engagement Card

Some of you may have seen in my post a few weeks ago that my daughter and her boyfirend got engaged and this is the card I made for them. It was a bit late being made and they only received it yesterday but it was well liked and I was forgiven for the lateness.

I had originally intended to go for a very CAS modern style but wanted to do something a bit more special so decided to head over to a fellow blogger Romantyczka for inspiration as she makes the most wonderful cards which have a very romantic feel to them... well worth a visit.

I really was pleased with what I finally made although I did feel a bit out of my comfort zone. Hopefully it borders on modern and romantic.

Paper ~ Prima
Dies ~ Memory Box Catalina Wreath, Xcut nesting hearts
Punches ~ Dovecraft Ribbon heart border, Dovecraft Daisy
Stash ~ Prima butterfly, Hobby House pearls, ribbon, flowers,
and the names were typed on the computer

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp 'world cardmaking day' contest

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge 'ombre'

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge 'anything goes'

Butterfly challenge 'butterfly and K for knots'

Mod Squad challenge 'anything with wings'

Creative Inspiration challenge 'anything goes + option of sketch'

Country View challenge 'add some texture'

Well the weather here has certainly become autumnal so it's time to get working on a few christmas cards as I always forget to allow for overseas posting dates! Have a good weekend whatever your plans are and thanks for popping by today.