Sunday, 11 November 2018

Winter Wonderland

This time Wynne has chosen the theme of Winter Wonderland which has had me humming the tune, especially the line 'in the meadow we can build a snowman' which gave me the idea for my card. 

I used a Joanna Sheen CD which features the artwork of Giordano called Christmas Creations. There are some lovely jolly images on this CD and I chose this snowman and friends image. I used a 7 x 10 card as this is a lovely big image. I mounted the backing paper onto some gold embossed card and attached this to my card and then added the topper. I used a die from Crafter's Companion for the Merry Christmas sentiment. The holly leaves are a Britannia die. I just added some little red pearls and a bow to finish my design.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018


This time Meg has chosen the theme of Christmas which is great as we all need more cards for the special ones in our lives at this time of year.

I used Joanna Sheen's Christmas in Holly Pond Hill CD for my card. I printed out a sheet of toppers and a backing paper to match. I will use the other toppers for more cards later but I particularly liked this closeup of the two rabbits eating candy canes. I matted everything onto red mirri card . I then used a stamp from Craft Buddy and stamped it in red versafine onto white card. I love these stamps at the moment as they are marked ready to add gems to them. I find it a lovely way to spend time just adding self adhesive gems to the design using a pokey tool. I cut round the candy cane and then added this to my card using foam pads. I added a red bow with snowflakes on it (think this came free with a magazine last Christmas) to finish off.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Off the cutting room floor

Carol has chosen this exciting theme which challenges us to use things we already have printed off and possibly left over from a previous project. 

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I struggled with this at first but then came across this lovely image which comes from the Verity Rose CD by Crafter's Companion. The blue spotty paper is also on this CD. I had printed out a whole sheet of toppers for a card I made some while ago and thought it would go perfectly with the sunflower backing paper from Popcorn the Bear CD also by Crafter's Companion. This particular backing paper is one of my all time favourites. I took a piece of plain blue card and embossed this with flowers and attached my main image. The sunflower buttons are from a collection I bought when Dawn Bibby used to be on QVC which just goes to show that if we keep things for long enough they will come in handy.

There have been lots of lovely sunflowers about this summer and here are some more. 

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Autumn Days

This is a lovely challenge for this time of year just as all the leaves on the trees are turning and putting on a wonderful show. Jane has chosen this theme for us.

I used the Fairyopolis CD from Crafter's Companion for my card. I printed out a sheet from the decoupage section for this lovely fairy image and used glue gel to layer all the pieces as there are lots of layers and I didn't want it to get too high. I matted the image onto chocolate card from Creative Crafting World and did the same with the backing paper. I then used a leaf die from Crafter's Companion for the leaves and then passed them through an embossing folder to get some veins on the leaves. I rubbed these lightly with metallic coloured waxes (I've had these for years and originally got them from QVC back in the day). I finished off my card with some frosted berries on wire stems that I got very cheaply on the internet last year.

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

G is for ...


Hasn't it been a wonderful summer for geraniums! Ours have been amazing this year and put on a wonderful show so when Carol decided to have 'G' is for .... for her theme I just had to choose this pretty Geranium Fairy from a DB Cardmaking CD called Garden Flower Fairies. The backing papers are from the same CD and I matted everything onto black card before attaching it to an 8 x 8 pre-scored card. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and the dies are as follows:

Flower petals - Britannia dies

Flower stems - Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flowers
Black Leaves and scalloped circle die - Desire Easel die

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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Cool Colours

It's my turn to choose the theme and I've gone for Cool Colours.

The sky backing paper comes from the Faye Whittaker CD1 in the At the Beach folder.

Dies used:

Spellbinders squares for the frame
the balloon is a die from La La Land

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Let's go fishing


Best of La Pashe 2012
Bad day fishing stamp Mulberry Wood every day - Gone fishing set by Crafter's Companion
Relax stamp - Berkley everyday - special friend set by Crafter's Companion
Cloud dies by Crafter's Companion
Rope and seagull dies - Marianne
Circle dies - Crea-nest-lies
Waves embossing - Cardmaking magazine freebie

Margaret chose the theme for this challenge and I really had fun making this card for a friend's birthday. I've known him 48 years and he is married to my best friend.