Wednesday, 6 December 2017

18th Birthday card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for 2 of my Great Nephews who are 18, in fact the story about this card is one I really have to tell. Skip the next couple of paragraphs if you don't want to know :)

I hadn't been on the computer for a few days and this is where my calendar for birthdays is, so I don't forget! I had been struggling for a couple of weeks, with an 18 year old card for the 2 boys, both named Cameron and born within 3 weeks of  each other.

I switched on my 'puter, to find I had 2 days for his birthday, and it was Friday aaarrrgh! to make and post a card for one of them, AND, I was expecting visitors later in the day. I had to find a quick card, so jumped to my Silhouette files and found a file, which was made up pretty quickly, I added glitter self sticky paper to add a bit of bling, also cut on the Silhouette.

Card done and in the post just before Brother and SiL arrived, I was pretty pleased with myself. I told them the story of their Grandsons card and SiL said, but his birthday is in December Argh! Hence me showing this card today for the challenge.

I had to do another one which took less than half and hour, and just in time to get the card I should have done into the post. So one is VERY early which he opened thinking it could be well done on getting an apprenticeship card, which I also forgot!!!!! At least he was thrilled with it LOL.

I don't know what is happening to me, 3 birthdays, a Congratulations and a retirement card, all just remembered, made and delivered, well, apart from the Congratulations which still has to be made!

Anyhow after all that or not as the case may be, here is the card that got me out of trouble.

Card template cutting file - Shirley's cards
cut on the Cameo.
18 added with Cliche font cut on the Cameo
black card & glitter sticky craft paper - The Range
faux stitching - Uniball gold glitter pen

Friday, 1 December 2017


Hi Everyone, my post today is a DT post for the

  Anything Goes Challenge

I am busy with "life", but I want to fulfill my role with my DT duties, therefore my card today is one I coloured in, with what was to be Winter colours, but in the end I think it's a little "ethereal" and I like it. I hope you will too. I loved the quote.
image - Morgans Artworld
coloured in PS
Venetian die - Tattered Lace
feather die - freebie from a magazine
digitally torn paper - Atomic Cupcake
fussy cut and shabbied 

Here is a photo of the most beautiful rainbow that appeared this week. It was actually a double rainbow, but I didn't have the second one in the photo!

I also have a photo of the first frost on the lawn and the reflection on the lawn from glass, just wonderful shapes.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Penguin light

Hi Everyone, life has taken over and I am having a slight break from blogging, time is of the essence for me, please accept my apologies for lack of visits to you. - BUT, my DT post today is for the -

I had a a lot of ideas, but one came back to me time and time again and it's this Penguin Lantern (battery tea light holder.) I used a file from the Silhouette store cut it from black card then attached it to a piece of vellum, OK very simple, BUT who said the challenge had to be difficult? Although my Teamies have produced some superb work, go take a looky and why not join us.

I've taken the photos at different angles to show the different sizes of the penguins and the fact I made it big enough to hold 2 battery tea lights, hubbies younger nephew loved it. It made it worth while.
I'll be back in a few days - hopefully to show what I have been doing, if life allows!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tidings of Joy

Hi Everyone, another Christmas card today, I have to get going, just another 50 odd to go. This is one I did last week. I have about another 20 odd local cards to go and they have to be done soon, to take advantage of cheaper post from the Scouts who deliver at Christmas time. No pressure of course and a few December birthdays and visitors - no pressure in the next couple of weeks LOL.
Sentiment - Create with TLC
dies - freebies in a magazine
dp - Stitchy Bear Night skies
mirror card star - cut with Silhouette Cameo
coloured snow, house and trees with Spectrum Noir pens
bronze foil paper behind windows

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Snowman & Reindeer

Hi Everyone, my post today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, I used an image that I have had since 2005, I still go back to these images, but not as I should as they are still great.

Anyhow, I followed the sketch, but kept it a little CAS this time. just adding the frame and gold card and ribbon with the red card. I added Sheena Douglas Sparkle Pens onto the lights and the heart and the bells on the image and extended the base of the snowman in PS. If you think there is an addition in the corner different to the sketch, YEP! you are right, I was just moving the card out of the way and realised I had dripped 2 drops of the sparkle pens onto the corner duh! well I had done too much to put it into the bin, so a matching holly corner and it was OK. I think so anyway. LOL I also added some of the pens onto the holly leaves. The frame and the holly were cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
image - Debbie Mum @ Hugware
sentiment - Create with TLC
holly flourish - Shirleys Cards
scalloped frame - Birds Cards
circle die Tattered Lace pin dot die
red card - Hobbycraft
glitter tape - Morrisons

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Paper Piecing

Hi Everyone, my card today is for
something I always do digitally, but as DT we had a discussion about piecing and for me an idea was born, that wasn't the slightest bit digital, can you believe it?

Anyhow, I die cut the shape and basically filled in the shapes with 3 different double sided papers from the same pad, yep! "proper" paper from a pad! 

I cut the "pants" on the Cameo from an image I found on the web. I cut the diagonal die out twice, from different paper and joined them, then added the other side of the double sided paper to the shapes, one half all the same paper and the other half mixed paper. I rounded the corner with a punch.

sentiment -  Create with TLC
paper pad - Craft Sensations
all dies - Tattered Lace
card - Dovecraft textured
twine - stash

Monday, 6 November 2017

Oh! Holy Night

Hi Everyone, after a few days of absolutely no action by me, I have a card. It's for the Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge, and I only just made it! It's a digi kit by SnickerDoodles from a blog hop in 2015, I had it as a freebie and only came across it by accident, looking for something else and it spurred me on to make it. A very unusual colour combo, but I really like it and surprisingly so did hubby. With gold Nuvo Glitter Sheen, it has lots of sparkle. The star has Uniball silver glitter pen added. All layered and fussy cut.