Monday, 27 August 2018

Musical Mice and a Touch of Christmas

Hope you all had a great weekend and those of you in the UK are enjoying the extra day off work (well at least for some of you). I think the heatwaves are finally done with and we're back to normal British weather...... oh well, it was good while it lasted!

I'm back today with another twofer..... and first up is a card for the Allsorts challenge with the theme of 'music' and I don't think much explanation is needed - just a decoupaged image from the House Mouse Decoupage cd matted onto some card and then onto a 5x7 inch card base.

And my Twofer is one of my NBUS Penny Black stamps 'adorned abode' coloured with Promarkers and cut with Penny Black 'antique frame' dies. The image is bigger than on my card and the die is actually rectangular but as I wanted a 'square' I turned the die around and cut it again. I used some Stickles on the 'ornaments' and matted onto some glitter paper and a hammered effect base card. I have only just realised that I forgot to add a sentiment so will have to remedy that.

and here's one to show the glittery ornaments a bit better

This one is for the following challenges:

Penny Black and More 'I spy with the letter B'   bird, birdbox

Stamping Sensations ' use your current favourite stamp'

ABC Christmas 'P for plain, Q for quote, R for robin/rabbit' I went for robin

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'anything christmas goes optional reindeer'

Well, that's it from me for today. Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave me a comment to let me know you've been to visit. Hope you all have a wonderful (and maybe crafty) week.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

I'm Back !

Hi everyone, remember me? Sorry for the disappearing act but Mojo went into hiding and I just needed a break from Blogland. The lovely weather we've been having has played a huge part as well as I just wanted to sit outside to relax and enjoy it. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things but not spending as much time on the computer as I used to.

Today I've a couple of cards to show you....

First up is a christmas card using dies from Sizzix TH sets 'stitched rectangle' and 'holiday greens' as well as a NBUS (bought ages ago) Poppystamps 'Lavinia snowflake ornament'. The dies were all cut from snippets of card with stick-it added to the back of the bits used for the ornament and branch before cutting (it was easier and quicker than using glue). To finish I added a bow and a Clearly Besotted stamped sentiment. Quite a quick make and it's nice and flat for posting.

I used snippets of card for this so I'm skipping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to see Miss Di and the other Playmates.

I'm also joining in the challenges over at Creative Inspirations where the theme is 'holidays' and Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is 'anything goes'.

For my second card I got out the Promarkers and coloured up a Mo Manning digi, stamped a LOTV sentiment and put it all together with bits and pieces from my stash. I made this for the 'happy birthday' theme at Passion For Promarkers challenge.

So that's it from me for today... but before I go I just want to say a very big thank you to all my wonderful blogging friends for sticking with me.