Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Good Morning to you all and thanks for popping by today. It's a lovely autumnal day here, chilly but dry and the sun is poking his head out too.... and so on to my cards with autumnal themes.

First up is a one layer card (which is a very rare thing for me) made using only Memento Dew Drop inks and Uniko products. First off I stamped a flower from the 'flower power #3' set, then used my newly purchased 'wonky stripes' stencil to make the background (I'm so glad I bought that stencil) and finally I added a sentiment from the 'all occasion sentiment set. I know it perhaps looks a bit more summery than autumnal in the photo but it really is like the colours of the leaves around our home.

I made this for the following challenges

Uniko challenge 'autumn/fall with the optional twist of halloween'

For my second card I used one of the decoupage sheets from the Joanna Sheen 'House Mouse' cd. The background paper is from the Prima 'botanical collection, the sentiment is recycled from a shop bought card and the lettere are Memory Box dies.

I made this for

CD Sunday challenge 'when autumn leaves start to fall'

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower'

I don't know about you but the days are racing by here and I'm so behind with all my jobs. Still at least Hubby's health is improving daily and he's getting back to his normal self... it's surprising what a difference a couple of weeks can make. I'm off to make a start on some christmas cards now, well at least those that are bound for foreign lands. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week whatever you may have planned.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Get Well and a Snippets Christmas

Hi everyone.... remember me?  Thanks for all your kind wishes for Hubby's recovery and I'm happy to say he's out of hospital but things are taking a bit longer than expected. Still at least he's a lot better than he was three weeks ago and I even managed to get a bit of crafty playtime over the weekend and have a couple of cards to show you that I made from bits and pieces in my box that I just juggled around with.

First up is a Bugaboo image coloured with Promarkers, a Uniko sentiment and pearlescent card embossed with a Die'sire embossalicious folder. To finish I added a couple of flowers with card candi centres.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

As You Like It 'ribbon or flowers'  
That was a bit of a tough choice as I use both but I finally settled for flowers and specifically the first type of flowers I bought when I started cardmaking. Flowers are a lovely finishing touch and can cheer up a card so much - and this type are perfect for those that have to be posted in the mail.

Passion for Promarkers 'embossing'

Next up is my snippets card. I played truant from the Playground last time around due to my nursing duties so was determined to skip along this fortnight to say a quick hello to the Playmates and Miss Di. All I had to do for this card was some sticking onto a hammered effect card base as I'd already got all these dies cut from snippets of gold and white card. I was going to add some ribbon to hide the join between the two gold die-cuts but decided it looked okay without so left it with the snowflake border tucked under the sentiment. Then I added a couple of pearls to the snowflakes and the job was done. So I'm skipping off to Pixie's Snippets Playground  with this one.

I should be able to start catching up with you later this week but until then I'd like to say a big thank you to you all for your continued visits and kind words... you really are the greatest blogging friends.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

NBUS Penny Black

I'm sorry I've not been around visiting the last few days but I haven't really been in the mood for blogging. My hubby wasn't feeling well at the beginning of the week and what we assumed was a bug actually turned out to be acute appendicitis and peritonitis so he ended up being whisked off to hospital for emergency surgery. He's now got post-op complications so his hospital stay is longer than expected. I'm just keeping my fingers, toes, legs and everything crossed that he gets better soon.

After my last post I inked up another NBUS item - a Penny Black stamp called 'snowy perch' - and have made a very uninspiring card with it..... (I am so lost without Hubby here to give his opinion).... but I thought I would drop by so you don't think I'm being rude and ignoring you all.

While I'm here I'll link up to the following challenges

Darnell's NBUS challenge #12

Penny Black's Holiday Head Start challenge

Penny Black and More challenge 'close to nature'

Thanks for your visit today and I'll come and catch up with you when I can.