Sunday, 10 January 2021

Thank you

At this time of year there are often lots of thank you cards needed in appreciation of gifts from friends  and family. As a child I was brought up to always remember that special thank you. Often the giving gives as much pleasure as receiving. For the latter to be acknowledged makes it all that bit more special!
This simple card was made with two particular challenges in mind.
...with a layout from the sketch at

CASe this sketch

This Memory Box  butterfly die is new to me, I think it's a little different the usual ones in my stash and I rather like it! I coloured it with a few Distress Oxide inks and added a few white splatters of Dr Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White. I think that my technique for adding this medium in splatters needs a little refining!
The dry embossing is from a Cuttlebug border EF.
Hopefully we should be getting the Covid vaccine reasonably soon as we are in the 75 years +  category. I think that until everyone had been vaccinated then problems with the virus will continue!
DO stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Bear Tree

As I was trawling through the internet some time ago I came across a stamp company which was new to me! It's an American company called Trinity Stamps and I was enchanted by this cute image of a bear holding a branch in which a partridge was nestling!
I think he's adorable!
As you may see there is a matching die also available, which I availed myself of! It was a fun, easy image to colour, I used a variety of alcohol pens for this.
I guess it's not too early to start on next year's Christmas cards.
Christmas Kickstart -  Anything Christmassy
AAA Cards Made in minutes and Christmas
ABC Christmas Y Your Favourite things  (matching stamps and dies)
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes


Monday, 28 December 2020

Christmas Blessings

This is my first card for a challenge for quite some time. 
Having used all of the Christmas cards I had made throughout the year, I thought it appropriate to start on next year's batch!
It's a simple card, using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, CASology's SNOWMAN and the fact that it is Christmassy for Christmas Kickstart.

Today is my daughter's 40th birthday, I didn't know that I could possibly be old enough to have my baby reach this milestone. She is a wonderful person, a supermum, a hardworking executive, about to start a new job in a matter of days and the best daughter in the world. 
Happy birthday Libby!

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Winter Blues

For this card I used a piece of navy card onto which I had heat embossed a snowflake design with white embossing powder. I cut the gnome's hat and clothes from this and added a white beard and white nose. I played with the idea of a blue nose and a patterned nose or even a red one but decided to keep it white, but it is stacked, so that it is slightly raised from the rest of the die cut pieces. The gnome is from SSS, the aperture tree die from Memory Box and I can't remember the make of the sentiment.
The theme at Christmas Craft Creations this time is Winter Blues... so I just went with the colour rather than any other interpretation!
I hope that everyone is staying safe, these are such difficult times, but hopefully the advent of the vaccine will gradually start to get things back to normal!
Take Care.