Monday, 15 October 2018

Squirrel in the forest


Sorry but another LOTV art sheet for today's card and another new paper pad, Winter Woods. The trees were cut from one of the sheets from the pad. I dug out a very old Tim Holtz Sizzix on the edge snowflurries die for the snowflake border.

How are your Christmas cards coming along. I am doing better than usual but still have lots to make. Good job I love making them and these new art sheets do help make quicker cards.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Simply Robins


Yes another LOTV art sheet teamed with the new Winter Pastel papers. I kept this one fairly simple, adding some clouds using a MFT mini cloud stencil and chalk and then some pearl dots for snow. I used an old Memory Box ivy die  and that's it, no more embellishing needed.

Challenges
ABC Christmas U is for Upon and V is for very quick 
Crafteezee leaves

Looking forward to a trip out for a meal this afternoon and then going to the theatre to see Cirkopolis at 5pm which is a Cirque de Soleil type show. Should be home in time to catch he Cry which we are really enjoying but it does mean recording Dr Who. Loved the first episode with Jodie.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Snowwomen


I thought my snowmen might like some snowwomen so I made some. I love making these are they are so easy using circle dies for the head and body, and they are a great way of using those brads we all collected years ago. Mind you I did have to buy some for eyes and noses. I think the red one is showing off with that big bow don't you 😊.

I would like to enter these into the anything but a card challenge at Simon Says.

Friday, 12 October 2018

This way for pudding


Another cute art sheet from LOTV, this one is from the Christmas Mice sheet.  I teamed it with the new vintage Christmas papers, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, a LOTV sentiment stamp, Woodware punched holly leaves and a poinsettia from Hobbycraft.
  I used one of my favourite MFT wonky stitched rectangle dies on the image and my favourite distress ink, vintage photo.

Challenges
Crafteezee leaves 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
ABC Christmas U is for Upon

If you love LOTV then please join our new Facebook group, We Love Lili of the Valley. It is run by the DT and is the only group on Facebook where you will find sneak peeks and inspiration from all the DT.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cover Girl


Please see this morning's post for my snowman card which I am delighted to see is on the front cover of the new magazine.

I can't see


I made this card for the latest Crafts Beautiful magazine using a new Pink Gem digi and MFT papers. He has been coloured with Copics and I used chalk and a MFT mini cloud stencil for the sky. The sentiment is a Card-io stamp. The dies I used are The Works stitched square, MFT pierced rectangle, Frantic Stamper tall pine trees and Joy ice crystal 2 6002/2020.

Challenges
ABC Christmas U is for Upon 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes 
Dies R Us anything goes using on of their dies (Frantic Stamper)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Apparently I am an expert!!!!!


So why the title of this post? Well a few weeks ago I received an email from the editor of Make It Today magazine asking if I would make a card for a Christmas feature from experts. Now I do not consider myself an expert at all but I was very flattered to be asked and here is the card I made. The image is from Pink Gem coloured with Copics. The papers are Bo Bunny Altitude and the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons. I added some scrim from B&Q and diecut a snowflake banner using a die from The Works.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
Simon Says let's get ready for Christmas

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Opening my pressie


Back to the Christmas samples for LOTV today. The image is from the Christmas Pugs art sheet and the papers are scandi Christmas. I love using spots and stripes to create patterns and used a LOTV swirly greeting, a Fiskars tag punch and MFT banner dies.

Challenges
Simon Says let's get ready for Christmas 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes

I promised to let you know what I did for my Birthday. Well on Saturday we travelled to Doncaster and stayed at a Premier Inn which is next door to some outlets so we spent the afternoon shopping and then had a lovely meal. On Sunday we went to Harlow Carr Gardens and then checked into a hotel in Skipton. We had booked a superior room overlooking the canal. We were there for two nights and will be travelling home today, having spent yesterday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Will try to catch up with you all as soon as I can.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Happy Birthday to Me


Yes, today is my Birthday and I shall be enjoying a lovely day out, more on that tomorrow. I thought the new Winter pastel papers from LOTV would be suitable for many occasions and decided to make a starburst card using the left over pieces. I do like 8x8 papers and when you mostly make 6x6 cards there are always some useful size pieces left. I cut each of the smallest waste pieces diagonally and fitted them around the blue paper. Once they were stuck down I trimmed off the excess, added a LOTV sentiment, double layered using more offcuts, added some pearl trim which was recycled from some Wedding flower arrangements and some large flowers.

If you are going to Stamp Magic at Doncaster and visit the LOTV stand you will find some of my recent cards displayed there.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl anything goes

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Another new item


Meet Toby, our friends' adorable dog who made a lovely model for my latest sewing items, dog bandanas. These are very popular at the moment and when we were on holiday we went to a lovely craft market where two stalls were selling them. One of them tied round the neck and the other made them to slip over a collar. I have made mine to go onto a collar and I made them reversible.


These are the first 4 I made, even a Christmas one.


And this is the other side of them. I do enjoy handsewing and hope these will be popular on my stall. Nice Christmas presents too. 

Saturday, 6 October 2018

The gang's all here


Yes another Christmas card using an LOTV art sheet, this time one from the North Pole sheet. The papers are LOTV Scandi Christmas and the sentiment is from the swirly Christmas stamp set. I used a MFT stitched border die and just wanted a little more embellishment. Looking through some odds and ends I found these self adhesive buttons which were the perfect finishing touch.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Songbirds


These little birds are singing well aren't they. This is from the new LOTV Christmas Mix art sheet teamed with the Vintage Winter papers. I added to the distressing with vintage photo DI. The sentiment is from the LOTV simple sentiment stamps. I added some stocking bunting using a Memory Box die.

Challenges 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
Dies R Us anything goes using one of their die brands
ABC Christmas U is for upon
Simon Says let's get ready for Christmas

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Brrrrrr


Brrr she looks well wrapped up doesn't she. This is another of the new LOTV art sheets. I have all 16 and am trying to use one from each sheet to show how lovely and varied they are. This one is from Cosy Christmas. I have used papers from LOTV Frozen Snowflakes and Winter Pastels. I used a MFT scalloped stitched border die and then wondered how to embellish it. I looked through my Christmas die folder and found these cute dies which I used with sanded Core'dinations. The mittens are a Joy die and the others Cottage Cutz.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
Simon Says let's get ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas U is for upon 
As you Like it Favourite season - now mine is Autumn BUT my favourite season to make cards for is definitely Christmas. I love the cute images and he Christmas dies are some of my most used ones.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Snowy penguin


I couldn't resist buying a couple more Lee Holland digis when they were on offer recently. Unlike some digis which I buy and forget to use I printed them off straight away and coloured both of them whilst on holiday. I don't think I will take my Copics away again though as I don't get too much time for colouring on holiday and it is a big case so I will stick to taking some sewing. I do miss crafting if I don't have any to do.

I coloured the sky on Monday as I wanted to try doing a snowy sky and it isn't too bad for a first attempt.  The papers are old 'Twas the Night Nitwits for LOTV. I haven't used twine much lately and I do love it. I had to separate a piece to get a strand through the bells as the holes in them are very small.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
As you Like it Favourite season - now mine is Autumn BUT my favourite season to make cards for is definitely Christmas. I love the cute images and he Christmas dies are some of my most used ones.

We are having a new composite front door fitted today so I hope it isn't too windy. Best to get it done before the Winter and last year old our door was rather draughty. That is the trouble with a wooden door though they look nice.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Hello Mr Robin


Today I have used one of the 4 images from the new LOTV reindeer art sheet along with papers from the new scandi Christmas paper pad. I used a digi sentiment from LOTV and added trees using kraft card and Joy, Elizabeth Craft and Frantic Stamper dies. I added a couple of little banners using a Fiskars punch and enamel dots.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
As you Like it Favourite season - now mine is Autumn BUT my favourite season to make cards for is definitely Christmas. I love the cute images and he Christmas dies are some of my most used ones.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Ho Ho Ho Plaque


I am working away trying to use as many as I can of the gorgeous new Christmas art sheets from LOTV. This one is from the North Pole sheet. At just £1 a sheet for 4 images they are a bargain and they are great quality too. I used one of the new paper pads, Frozen Snowflakes, added some blue mesh, snowflake ribbon and some wooden embellishments, coloured and sparkled.

Off for my monthly facial and back massage this afternoon, lovely.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Commissioned Wedding Card


I was asked to make a card using this lovely LOTV image for a Wedding which you can see was yesterday. This is a digi simply print and today is the last day you will be able to buy it along with all the LOTV digis. I used an old LOTV paper pad as the card is 8x8. The pretty rose ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the flowers are from I am Roses and Wild Orchid. I coloured and sparkled a wooden heart too.

Challenges
Crafteezee anything goes 
Creative Inspirations anything goes

A few jobs this morning then hopefully back to the Christmas cad making. How are yours coming along? I am doing very well this year.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

A sad day


Sadly this will be our last challenge at A Gem of a Challenge as Janet is closing her website. Our them is Halloween colours and I chose to use just two, purple and black. Do come and join in our last challenge. Janet will continue to sell on Etsy where you will be able to claim your prize.

I like to keep sympathy cards simple and used some old black and white papers, Pink Gem topper, wooden butterfly coloured with a Wink of Stella pen and some black pearl hearts. The sentiment is Inkylicious.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Sending smiles


I made this for a friend whose Birthday was Wednesday. As she has a dog I thought this cute Annabel image was just the right one for her. I used one of the old art pads this time, diecutting it and then doodling around the edge. The papers are Liliybee. I used Doohickey fence, Memory Box umbrella and cloud dies.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

A child is born


Tiring day yesterdsy, up at 5.15 and setting up at the hospital from 7.15. Had a really good day with lots of sales, many of them Christmas. In bed at 10, good sleep and ready for what today holds, starting with some housework, boo. I have used another of the new Christmas art sheets launched this week at LOTV. This one is from girlie Christmas. I used some of the digi paper, which is actually grey but looks lilac on here. The silver glitter mesh is from The Works. I diecut the hexagon shape for a change from a square card. The star was diecut from white glitter card using a Memory Box die and I added some flowers from Hobbycraft.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Venice


I made this simple card for some very good friends anniversary yesterday. They don't like fussy and as they have just been on a cruise and one of the places they visited was Venice I thought this image which came with Making Cards magazine was perfect. The paper is from the same mag and I just added a LOTV sentiment, some seam binding and a diecut sun using a MFT die.

Very early start today as we are at the hospital craft fair. Tonight we are going for a carvery with these friends wher we shall be telling them all about our holiday in Cornwall.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Carol Singing Bear


My new Christmas art sheets arrived from LOTV yesterday and I will be making some samples with them and the new papers once they arrive,  However I couldn't wait to get started so I used some digi papers from LOTV which will only be available until the end of the month so if you want any of their digi stamps, simply prints or papers you only have a few days left to buy them and they are on an incredible offer too.

This cutie is from the new carol singing sheet and I diecut him with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die. I added some snowflake ribbon, a LOTV digi stamp and a snowflake banner  cut using a die from The Works.  I added some fun flock to his hat and used a Wink of Stella clear pen on the snow.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
ABC Christmas S is for snow 
The Paper Shelter sentimental

Monday, 24 September 2018

I must look my best


I loved making this card for my friend Lynsey. She loves fairies, pink, flowers and glitter and this card has all of those.  I used an image from an old LOTV art pad and diecut with a MFT wonky stitch oval die.  The papers are Anna Marie which I distressed. The lovely ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and I used some of their lace for the bow. The sentiments are LOTV, flowers from Wild Orchid. I found the pink leaves in my sash and they matched perfectly. I added glitter to her wings, powder puff and flowers.

Challenges
Crafteezee anything goes 
Creative Inspirations anything goes

I came back from Cornwall with some images coloured so hoping to get crafting later today. I am also expecting some of the new LOTV Christmas papers and art sheets to make samples and I have a craft fair on Wednesday so back to being busy as usual.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Home from holiday

We have been away on holiday since 13th September. We stayed the first night in a Premier Inn at Weston super Mare and then Friday morning finished the journey to Cornwall. We stayed in a lovely cottage in a little village near Truro. On 21st we travelled as far as Watford and spent another night in a Premier Inn and will be driving the rest of the way home this morning. Breaking the journey up that way is so much better as it is a long way to go in one day. We should be home early afternoon and the first job will be a bit of unpacking, get the washing machine going and then shopping.

I took my Copic case and some images with me along with lots of sewing so I am hoping I am coming home with some coloured images ready to make into cards and some completed sewing projects.

If I haven't managed much commenting whilst I have been away I will catch up with you all as soon as I can.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Olivia


This is another of the new cute digis from Pink Gem, Olivia in Boots. I used the precoloured one to make my plaque.   I coloured some wooden snowflakes with a Zig wood craft pen and then used a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle brush pen. I added some diecut MFT Winter Trees and a Memory Box stitched snowflake. I used fun flock on her hat and added sparkle to the ice with the sparkle pen.

Challenges
ABC Christmas T is for teal 
Creative Inspirations anything goes

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Vroom


And this is the last card from the LOTV action time art sheet. I used the Ech Park dots and stripes papers again and a Fiskars tag punch. I love using spotted and striped papers. They create great patterns and are favourites of mine to use on Christmas cards too. I have seen very dew Christmas papers for sale so far this year and those that I have seen are very uninspiring. If you have found any nice bright Christmas papers do let me know.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Seeing Stars


I love coming up with different designs for felt decorations and Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. I saw some felt stars on there and thought I could make some of those. I like to take the ideas I see and devise my own individual makes. I recently bought these cute snowmen buttons on Ebay and thought they were perfect to add to the stars. I used an Xcut die set. The red and blue ones have glittered felt and the green one has some Christmas holly material added to the plain felt. 

Challenges
ABC Christmas S is for snow 

Monday, 17 September 2018

Lili of the Valley

In case you haven't seen the news Lili of the Valley will not be selling digis after the end of the month. The EU regulations on selling digis have become much stricter and have made it very difficult to sell digis to other countries without calculating individual countries' taxes. So the good news is that they have some incredible offers on digis until the end of the month. The bad news is no more digis after that date. Of course this means no more Digistamp Boutique images which have only just moved to LOTV. So if you want any of those get them before the end of the month.

The other good news is that they will be going back to selling rubber stamps and printed paper pads. I love their papers and am very excited about them coming back. They will also be selling more of their precoloured art sheets which are great quality.

They hope to set up an Etsy shop to sell a smaller range of digis as Etsy will deal with the tax implications. 

It is such a shame that bureaucracy spoils things for small businesses. 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Up the stairs


This is the last of my LOTV art sheet images from the furry friends sheet. I teamed it with a LOTV sentiment, MFT hearts and stripes papers and flowers from Wild Orchid. The stitched square die is from The Works. These are bigger than many of the more expensive die sets and cut beautifully.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Cheers!


Our new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge is one for the ladies. I used this fun precoloured digi with Lilybee Victoria Park papers. The sentiment is Little Claire. I added the ribbon and then couldn't decide how to decorate it. I don't often have a blank like that, usually the card comes together easily. However as soon as I decided on diecut flowers and used various paper scraps I was happy with the result. I used some Gerbera dies from Printable Heaven and inked the edges, added diecut leaves using a Britannia die and some pearls.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Hanging around


Another LOTV art sheet card today. This one is from the action time sheet. Although they are precoloured I added some clouds using chalk and a MFT mini cloud stencil. The papers are Echo Park dots and stripes. I created the pattern just using scraps from the pad and a Fiskars tag punch. The sentiment is LOTV everyday grungy.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Snow Bunny


I made this card for Crafts Beautiful which is published today. I used one of the cute new LOTV images and coloured it with Copics. The papers are digi ones from LOTV and the sentiment is also LOTV. I used MFT wonky stitched oval and Winter tree dies and a Joy snowflake die. I also added my favourite fun flock to the snow.

Challenges
ABC Christmas S is for snow

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Swing Kitty


I love these new art sheets from Lili of the Valley. This is another from the furry friends sheet.  I have had so many samples to make using precoloured images but I will get some colouring done again soon.

I used MFT hearts and stripes paper, MFT wonky stitched oval and scalloped stitched edge dies. The sentiment is LOTV, ribbon from The Range and flowers from Wild Orchid.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl anything goes 
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
Crafteezee anything goes

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Love Heart


I recently bought this large freestanding heart from Craft Heaven and decided to go with a shabby chic look. It would make a lovely Wedding or Anniversary present. I made it Sunday and put it out for sale yesterday. It was the second item I sold and we then went on to sell lots more items including some Christmas ones. In fact I had my best sales since Dec 2016. A tiring day but worthwhile and we always meet some lovely people. A day at the hospital makes you realise how lucky you are. 

The heart was painted with Rustoleum chalk paint. I coloured some cheesecloth with vintage photo distress ink, diecut a heart from patterned hessian and stamped the Inkylicious sentiment using brown ink on kraft. After assembling these I added ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, lace, flowers from Wild Orchid and I am Roses, small wooden hearts from Hobbycraft, a Prima butterfly and some burlap butterflies. I coloured the large wooden butterfly with a Zig wood marker and then a white Wink of Stella brush pen.

Challenges
Simon Says stamp on it 
Crafteezee anything goes 
As you like it favourite non-card make (This was difficult as I love scrapbooking and sewing as well as making shabby chic plaques. I love using different textures on a plaque to create a keepsake.) 
Stamping Sensations Something beginning with B (butterflies, burlap, brown, beige)
The Ribbon Girl anything goes

Monday, 10 September 2018

Let it Snow

This is my favourtite of the new DSB Word Art images. No surprise there as this one has a snowman. Being precoloured they do make quicker cards. I used my fave Bo Bunny Altitude papers, Crafter's Companion icicle die and MS snowflake punches. All it needed to finish were pearls and Stickles.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
ABC Christmas S is for snow 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes 

Out early today to trade at the hospital. The shop is packed with so much this time as I have put all my Christmas cards and decorations out. I have spread them around the other things but next month will have a Christmas display with them all together I think.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Joy


Another of the new DSB precoloured Word Art images released tomorrow at LOTV. I added some sparkle to this one using a sparjkle brush pen on the pudding and adding Stickles to the icing. The papers are Bo Bunny Altitude. I used MFT wonky stitched rectangle and Memory Box holly border dies adding some tiny red pearls.

Challenges
ABC Christmas T is for teal 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes

It is the last powerboat racing day today and as it starts at noon hubby set off at 8 this morning. The rescue team are meeting up for breakfast and then they will be launching the boats and setting out the course. He will be home by 8 so I will be spending the day alone, mainly crafting.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Keepy uppy


Another of the new LOTV art sheets today. This is another from the action time sheet. I used a Go Kreate die to create the card and image shapes and added MME chalk paper.  I kept the layout simple adding some football ribbon and punched stars.

We are at the hospital shop on Monday so will be going to set it up with my stock this morning.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Jingle all the way


Well it has been a few days since I posted a Christmas card but as DSB are launching some new Christmas images and sentiments on Monday at LOTV I have three to share with you over the next few days. I used one of the precoloured Word Art images. The papers are some of my faves Bo Bunny Altitude. I love the mix of aqua, teal and purple. I used an old MS snowflake border punch and my latest Christmas die. Isn't that a cute die at the top. It came from The Works and cuts beautifully. I added some bells to match the sentiment. They have very small holes so were quite difficult to thread but I'm glad I did as they finish the bunting off nicely.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
ABC Christmas T is for teal

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Giddy Up


I have the second of my LOTV furry friend art sheet cards to share today. This is such a cute image. I used a MFT wonky stitched rectangle die, Echo Park dots and stripes papers, corner rounder punch and a LOTV sentiment. I love using spots and stripes to create layers on a card.
Challenges
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
Creative Inspirations anything goes

We are off to my Mum's today to do some cleaning jobs for her (the parts she can't reach) and then we will all go out for lunch.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Autumn loves Autumn


I love Stamping Bella and have been longing for the opportunity to use this stamp Autumn loves Autumn. A friend's September Birthday was the perfect chance. It was one of the hardest images I have ever coloured as some of the pieces are so small. It looked so much better in real life than it photographed. It even looks like I didn't ground her but there is shading all around the image.  I have coloured her with Copics and added some doodling. The papers are Liliybee Autumn Spice. I used Lawn Fawn stitched leaf dies and Little Claire sentiment stamps. 

Challenges
Crafteezee anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl anything goes 
Stamping Sensations I spy something beginning with B (brown, Birthday)

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

On my bike


This is another of the new art sheets from LOTV. This image is from the action time sheet. I love the sketchy look of this cute image. I used a Go Kreate frilly squares die to create the card shape. The paper is MME all things chalk, sentiment is LOTV. I created the banner using a MFT banner die and punched some stars in it for a change.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Vintage new home card


We had a good day yesterday, the weather was gorgeous, the breakfast was yummy, went all round the garage sale, didn’t buy much but we walked 13000 steps. You may have seen the new home card I was asked to make which was on my blog last Friday. This is the card I made to send to the couple. As a complete contrast to the other card I went for a vintage style. The paper is Crafter's Companion vintage Wedding and I added some scrim from B&Q. The sentiment is Inkylicious. I used an old Tim Holtz on the edge townscape die I haven;t used for ages. I diecut it from kraft and coloured one house with Copics.  The sold sign is a Stamposaurus stamp and I added some green burlap and wooden flowers.  I would like to enter the anything goes challenge at Simon Says.

Another busy week ahead, how did I have time to go to work! Looking forward to a facial and back massage this afternoon.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Kite flying


Have you seen the new art sheets from Lili of the Valley? They are printed on lovely quality card and are only £1 each and each sheet contains 4 images so they are excellent value too. I was asked to make some cards with them and have several to share with you. This is one of the furry friends. I diecut an aperture in the paper which is Echo Park dots and stripes. I used a corner rounder punch, a kite from a pack I bought in America, some pearls and a LOTV everyday grungy sentiment stamp.

Anything goes Challenges at

We are going out for breakfast today, trying a new place which has opened on the recreational field about 20 minutes walk away and then we are walking round the estate as they are having a charity garage sale. We found a few bargains last year and it is good exercise too.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Hedgie Anniversary


Time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and our theme is Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement. There are so many cute couple images to choose from but I decide to go for these cute hedgies. I used the precoloured image and teamed it with Jen Hadfield everyday papers. I added a white heart doily, some wooden hearts from Hobbycraft and some red roses from Wild Orchid. The sentiment is from LOTV.  I would like to enter the anything goes challenge at Simon Says.

Friday, 31 August 2018

New home, new cat


Well An Officer and a Gentleman was absolutely fantastic yesterday, one of the best shows we have ever seen on stage, and we have seen a lot. It was full of 80’s power ballads and we came out with St Elmo’s Fire singng in our heads. Isn't this an idyllic Summer scene. My friend asked me to make a card for her daughter and family who moved house yesterday. They are going to get a cat so I was asked to include it on the card. Mind you when the 5 year old son was asked what colour cat he would like he said a blue one!  The image is one of the digi printables from LOTV, papers are Jen Hadfield everyday. I bought this from a friend who is having a craft room clearout. Of course I needed more papers!  The sentiment is from LOTV and I added some Hobby House flowers and a Bo Bunny border.  This image is also available as a printed art sheet from LOTV. I would like to enter the Summer challenge at Crafteezee and anything goes at Simon Says.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Waiting for Santa


I can't keep up with all the cute new digis and toppers from Pink Gem but when I saw this one I just had to use it straight away.  This is one of the printables which come with extra layers for decoupaging.  I wanted to keep my card flat for posting so I just used the main image. I searched through my papers as I wanted the backing paper to match his hat and finally found this sheet in an old Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat pad.  The sentiment comes with the image. I diecut a 5 part tree sing an Elizabeh Crafts die and added a layered snowflakes using MFT dies.  I don't know if the white glitter card I used for the tree and snowflake shows very well but it makes a lovely sparkly card.

I would like to enter the holidays challenge at Crafteezee and the anything goes challenge at Simon Says.

We are of to Ipswich today to see the matinee performance of a new musical An Officer and a Gentleman. It is at selected theatres before heading to the West End. I hope the lead actor is as handsome as Richard Gere. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Dream Baby


This is the second baby card I made for Papercraft Inspirations where I was asked to create rainbow baby cards. I made a soft rainbow sky using chalks. The sweet image is from a Stampin'Up set. The papers are Bo Bunny Damask and I paper pieced the moon. I used 3 different star punches from Hobbycraft, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, pearl hearts and a MFT banner die.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

More Hobby House


I seem to have a little phase on certain images and so today I have another Hobby House topper for you. These are always coloured so beautifully.  I have used First Edition Merry Little Christmas papers from last year.  I love these papers. So far this year I have only bought one small pack of Christmas papers from Hobbycraft. There don't seem to be many out yet and those that are out are not very inspiring. I shall continue using those I have and I love using non Christmas papers from Christmas cards too. The tree was cut from white glitter card using a Dee's die which comes n 5 sections (not to self, must use this one more often). I added a LOTV sentiment and a wooden snowflake coloured with a white Wink of Stella pen.  I would like to add this to the holidays challenge at Creative Inspirations and the cutest snowmen at Christmas with the cuties.

I had a good day yesterday, getting several cards and a couple of small plaques made but no scrapbook layout. I also spent some time on a jigsaw we started on Sunday and read my book. I do love a good thriller and am currently reading The Widow by Fiona Barton which is very good.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Summer fun


I really am trying to work my way through my toppers. I still have plenty more to keep me going for quite some time. This one is from The Hobby House. I used some old LOTV papers again, Up, Up and Away. They are so useful for 7x7 cards like this one. The sentiment stamp is from Little Claire. I used MFT stitched sun and cloud dies.

Challenges
Crafteezee Summer

Hubby is out for the day today as the Powerboat Club are part of the Lions Gala Day. That means a crafting day and I am planning to get a lot made including some Copic colouring and hopefully a scrapbook layout.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Wheeeeeee!


I have used one of the old LOTV art pads for my card today and also some old LOTV papers Snow Princess. You can still buy them as digi papers from Nitwits. Now I did something I am sure you have all done at least once, diecut one of the papers, placed it behind the image, added more diecuts and almost completely covered the diecut edge of the paper! I used a Lawn Fawn border die, Joy tree and Memory Box stitched snowflake dies. The sentiment is one of the new ones from LOTV.

We are going out for breakfast this morning and a walk. It is supposed to rain this afternoon so maybe a movie and start a new jigsaw this afternoon. Looking forward to the new drama, Bodyguard tonight.