Thursday 30 December 2021

Time Out Guest Designer

Some time ago I was fortunate enough to have a card selected as the winner at Time Out Challenge and I was subsequently invited to do a Guest Designer Spot and here it is!

The theme of the challenge this time is NEW

Anyone who knows me, knows that my card style is Clean And Simple, although the kinds of technique I use tend to be somewhat eclectic. Having said that a real favourite of mine is using dies... I must have thousands of them and yet I still seem to be acquiring more. The one by Memory Box used here is getting its first outing and so that is my NEW thing for this challenge. I used it in a different orientation to that on the packet, because I wanted to put the sentiment in that particular corner. The background was made by smooshing some card into a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and water on my glass mat and just dabbing with a paper towel. (It's supposed to look a little like sky!)
I don't remember the make of the sentiment, although I have a feeling that that may be Memory Box too!. The berries were made from pearls which I had coloured with a Copic marker.
This challenge is being sponsored by Uniko, so with a stamp set of your choice, plus a chance to be a Guest Designer for the winner, that's a really good reason to join in the fun as their products are awesome.
I don't do New Year's resolutions any more, but my husband and I have both returned to Slimming World as lockdown inactivity has taken its toll. SO far I have lost 10lbs, so we are heading in the right direction!


Monday 20 December 2021

Be Merry

This is my last session as Guest Designer at Stamps & Fun = Creativity

The theme for my last session is Colour of Christmas.

To me Christmas is Red and Green.... and white of course. 
Red for lots of reasons... Rudolph's nose, Santa's suit, the robin's breast (because he stays with us all through the winter), poinsettias and berries from lots of plants which see the birds and other creatures through the winter.
Green for the Christmas tree and other evergreens which we bring indoors to decorate our homes. 
Anyway, enough waxing lyrical, here is my card with a couple of jolly polar bears (from MFT) wearing their warm woolly scarves in Christmas colours.
The 'merry' is from Papertrey Ink and the 'be' separate letters from a Memory Box alphabet.


Sunday 12 December 2021

Let it snow

Sometimes you make a card and it pleases you... this is one of those. I've had it in my mind for some time and had cut the two snowbanks, but didn't get any further. Today I saw that the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown was to use any previous challenge and as one such was Winter Sledges, I went ahead and finished the card. The dies are by Memory Box. I added the cord, which in fact is supposed to be thread for a needle, but I have used it for so many purposes! The snow EF is retired, but by Sheena Douglass, 

CAS on Friday - Christmas


Monday 6 December 2021


If you were confused by the title of this post, I must admit that for a while so was I!
I am continuing my stint as Guest Designer with Stamps & Fun = Creativity, a German blog challenge and the challenge this time is ... what it says at the top!!!
Actually it means Candy Packaging! Inside my box are some meringues!
To make the box I began by printing a sheet of card with a design by Pink Petticoat. This is the largest size box I could manage with enough depth to contain the meringues. I used a Crafter's Companion scoring board to do the scoring. I cut a hole from the middle of the top of the box, lined it with acetate and then cut a scalloped edge to surround the aperture. I decided to cut one complete small flower from the waste of the A4 sheet.
I don't often make non card items, but now and again I do make boxes for cards if they are for a really special occasion and have 3D embellishments!
They are quite fun to do!
Do join in this time.... it will be handy for that Christmas gift!