Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Had a good break,

Morning all,

Had a lovely break from blogging, Some of the time I have been away, Went on a winter tour of some Christmas Markets and they really are lovely and as always spent far to much and to my surprise no crafting things at all. I have to say I went over to Germany hoping to get some lovely little wooden tree that Ron { Hubby }  and  I brought when we went there in 2001. I did manage to get some and am so happy, They are made out of wood and carved to make the branches. In the picture below shows three of the tree's the one in the middle is an old tree, I have three more like this,


Now onto the challenges, 

Card is white just bad lighting 


Materials I used for this card are;
  • 18 x 12 .5 cm card blank
  • 10 x 7  & 6.5 x 6.5 cm silver mirri card
  • 17.5 x 12 & 6 x 6 cm white card stock,
  • Panda in the snow clear stamp,
  • Let it snow sentiment clear stamp,
  • Nuvo ice white glitter & White pearl drops,
  • Flower soft glitter frosting,
  • Frosted Green, black, lime green, cool grey 4 & 2 , honeycomb promarkers 



Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Merry Monday Christmas, Merry Monday #226 { Winter fun}  
  2.   Simon says      let there be snow, 
  3. The Cutie Pie Challenge #106 A day in the snow.
  4. PBSC December Winter or Christmas 

As its WOYWDW here is mine and I will enter it over at   Julia's


Again bad light, 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday

Morning,

Glad to report my daughter is doing okay and thank you for all you good wishes.

It really has been windy here and that wind is what I call a lazy wind that goes right through you,

Now the challenges






Materials used for the card are;

  • 15 cm round blank card and envelope,
  • Pattered paper.
  • Snowflake clear stamp,
  • Pollyanna Pickering topper,
  • VesaFine Vintage sepia ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Creative Moments  Challenge 107 Anything goes, 
  2. 4CC   #326 { WINTER WONDERLAND }
  3. Moving Along With The Times  34 Anything goes with Christmas.
  4. Crafty Purple Frog, Magic of Christmas,
  5. Crafting By Design Get ready for Christmas. 







Materials used for this card are;

  • 20 .5 x 9 cm  card stock and envelope,[ with three apertures ]
  • VersaFine vintage Sepia ink,
  • Star, Bell, snowflake & candle Clear stamp,
  • Poppy, leaf green & yellow promarkers. 
  • English Mustard  Nuvo pearl drops..



Challenges I will enter this card for are

  1. Crafty Creations Challenge #329 Christmas,
  2. Christmas at Sweet Stamping Anything [ Christmas ] Goes,
  3. Create and Inspire  Challenge#  56  Anything goes, 


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

WOYWDW

 Morning.

So relived today my oldest daughter had an operation yesterday and I was so worried I was not sure I would get this post done,  Kirsty is okay and am hoping to get more of an up date sometime today.  I live 100 miles away from her so its difficult but I am sure everything will go good,

Onto the challenges,






Materials used for this card are;


  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm blank card and envelope
  • Ultimate Crafts clear background stamp,
  • Squeezed Lemonade, fossilized amber distress ink,
  •  Three Butterfly& two flower die cuts,
  •  Deep Lagoon VersaFine ink,
  • Get well soon sentiment,



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Come and get it Challenge" Get well soon,"
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Week #256, Anything goes,
  3. addicted-to-stamps-challenge. Die cut and/ or punches,
  4. Die Cutting Divas, Challenge #29     Anything goes 


 Second Challenge



Materials used for the card are;


  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm blank card and envelope.
  • Onyx black & Vintage sepia VersaFine ink,
  • Christmas tree clear stamp,
  • Gold and silver Mirri card stock
  • white card stock.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1.  Allsorts challenge Blog Week #390, O Christmas tree 
  2. Crafting When We can Challenge -132 Circle 
  3. 52 {Christmas } Card  Throwdown, November Theme.,
  4. TTCRD  AGT 22 Nov

As its WOYWDW here is mine, I will be entering it over at Julia's Stamping ground, 





Monday, 21 November 2016

Monday

 Morning 

My it sure has got cold but as least we do not [ as yet] have snow. Have been trying to catch up with making Christmas cards and I thought I had more than I have, Checking last night I have more birthday cards than Christmas card  so have a few more to make, Was told that there was a bad storm last night but i slept right through so that was great, 

Now onto the challenges,






  
Materials used for the card are;

  • 18 x 12 .5 cm blank card and envelope,
  • Poinsettia and ice skating lady clear stamps,
  • VersaFine black onyx ink,
  • Forest green, ice grey 4, bluebell, dusky rose, Chilly red, spice, promarkers 
  • Christmas clear stamp sentiment,
  • Ice white Glitter, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Winter Wonderland, poinsettias or snow is falling.
  2. CHNC  Cute or anything goes as long as its Christmas,
  3. Crafty Catz Challenge #347. Anything goes with an optional twist. Use Red.






Materials used for this card are;
  • 18 x 15.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Burgundy & red card stock
  • Thinking of you, Star & Sentiment clear stamps
  • VersaFine blank onyx ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Alphabet Challenge Blog "S" for Stars,
  2. Scrapy land Challenge #54  Give thanks,
  3. QKR Stampede Challenge #218 Give thanks
  4. CFC161- be Thankful,




Friday, 18 November 2016

A week closer to Christmas,

Morning all,


First of all a huge welcome to my new follower Elanva and hope to see you pop back soon,


  What terrible weather we had in the night never heard rain like it, not looking to good now either. 






Materials used.;

  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Poppy Embossing folder.,
  • Canary & spice promarkers
  • Piece Yellow card stock
  • Pollyanna Pickering sentiment stamp,
  • VersaFine Vintage sepia ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. little Red wagon. Challenge # 368 Its Embossable
  2. Crafty Card markers #117 Embossing wet or dry, + Design Team call,
  3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 27 + Winners, Anything goes. 
  4. The Paper Shelter, Challenge #273. More than 1 of anything 
                                                                          






Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm cream card blank and envelope,
  • Woodland Winter reindeer clear stamp.
  • Tattered Lace masks,
  • twisted citron, mowed lawn, tumbled glass Distress ink.
  • VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink
  • Sentiment clear stamp.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #146 Reindeer,
  2. melonheadz friends ADD A SENTIMENT,
  3. CCH #235 Thank You is the Magic word,
  4. The Paper Dolls Challenge #11 Anything goes, 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

WOYWDWD

Morning.

Been really busy trying to get all the cards done for Christmas as I really want them all sorted really soon, I do not want to be in a rush nearer Christmas..






Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm pattered edge card blank and envelope,
  • VersaFine onyx black ink 
  • Hobby Art Holly and ivy clear stamps,
  • Nuvo Scarlet red glitter
  • Promarkers , pear green,cinnamon,chilly red,magenta, forest green,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #11. Anything goes.
  2. ABC Christmas  Challenge. W for Wishes,
  3. Sparkling Christmas Challenge. #70  Holly and Ivy






   Materials used for this card are;

  • 15 x 15 cm embossed  blank card and envelope,
  • VersaFine onyx blank ink,
  • Spellbinders 3D Santa rubber stamp,
  • Distress ink,  Squeezed lemonade. faded jeans.
  • Promarkers chilly red, ice grey 2,fuchsia pink, lime green, cinnamon,
  • Nuvo scarlet red, ice white glitter. 



Challenges I will enter enter this card for are;
  1. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, #85 Ribbon &lace + winners from out Tree/ Christmas tree challenge,
  2. Christmas Card Challenge #48, 
  3. Penny Black and More ****Anything Christmas*****,
  4. 52 {Christmas } Card Throwdown Colour challenge, Lime green and Real red.

As it WOYWDW  here is mine, I am going to share this on the stamping ground 

Taken at 00 50. Great having something to do when you cannot sleep. 















Friday, 11 November 2016

Weekend again,

Morning 

Another weekend looms. Hope you all have something nice to do this weekend

,Instead of a sketch today I have gone for a picture Inspiration for the first card,  Picture at the end of the post,

Have found something that I think is great and not sold  for the purpose of crafting, I just thought I would give it a go and as I found it good I thought I would share in with you all. Its Bacofoil 2 in 1 parchment & foil. I put it through with my die and the die came out great, Not only that the parchment was thick enough that you could use it on its own,  Link here . Hope someone finds this interesting. 

A couple of pictures of the when the parchment is put though on its own;





Now onto the challenges 

Materials used for this card are;

  • 18 x 13cm card blank and envelope,
  • Spellbinders Tree. Acorn & Leaf die cut,
  • Burnt orange & yellow promarkers

Challenges I will enter this card for are.
  1. The Corrosive Challenge  Challenge #11  Fall/ Autumn.
  2. Kitty Bee designs Aloha Friday Challenge #84 fall |Colours 
  3. Dragons Lair Design Challenge Picture Inspiration,
  4. Fantastic Cricut  Challenge # 289 - Autumn                                                                                    
Challenge # 2 





Materials used for this card are,

  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Bird clear stamp. [ from the works ] 
  • Parisian Patisserie stamps [ free with card making and paper craft ] 
  • VersaFine onyx black & deep lagoon ink
  • Tan, frosted leaf, orchid, rose pink, salmon pink & ivory promarkers,
  • Satin Flex marker



Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Cards and more challenge #117 Girls' Girls' girls,
  2. Crafty Creation Challenge #328 Animals
  3. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #11  anything goes ...






Wednesday, 9 November 2016

WOYWDW

Morning. 

Well its sure is cold and I have picked up my first cold of the winter, I just hope it does not last long, 

 We have rain here at the moment and its always the same when I have to go out, When I get home I have a pal coming  round for a cuppa and a good old chat, 




Now onto the challenges, 




A close up of the houses in the background 


Materials used for this card are;

  • 18 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • Reindeer & house clear stamps, 
  • Nuvo ice white glitter.
  • Verdigris,canary,spice, ice grey 4, praline,denim blue promarkers

Challenges I will enter this card for are;  
  1. CHNC  Challenge 306 Vintage or anything goes as long as its Christmas,
  2. CAS Mix Up Card  November Challenge, Stamping   Masking & your choice,
  3. Penny Black and More  November Challenge -  Anything Christmas.





Materials used for this care are;

  • 18 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Kaisercraft  clear stain stamps,
  • Sheena Hands on time rubber stamps,
  • Frosted leaf promarker.


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Allsorts Challenge blog Week -303  Time/  Clocks/ Numbers
  2. QKR Stampede Challenge #216 Splatters and sprays
  3. Simply Papercraft  Challenge #40 Anything goes, 
  4. TTCRD " Anything goes" Challenge week Of November  8th  2016.




As it WOYWDW I will be entering my desk over at stamping ground.  Had to use a flash this morning as light is so bad, 









Monday, 7 November 2016

Monday

Morning.

Had a nice weekend staying with a friend and we talked a lot and put the world to right.

 It really is getting a lot colder now, to be expected really as it is November, 

I went to a craft club held once a month in a small chapel and we have a great time. Clare {the lady how runs it } supplies everything we need and this month we made tags. These are the tags I made.




Now onto the challenge [,A tag made at home]
 



Materials used for this tag are;

  • 12 .8 x 8 cm white card stock
  • Cracked pistachio , Squeezed Lemon, Distress ink,
  • Katzelkraft  rubber stamps,
  • Cherish moments sentiment,
  • Small piece White ribbon,

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Go Tag Thursday Tag #21  Birds/birdhouses,
  2. Cute Card Thursday Challenge #450- Anything but a card,
  3. Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #96 - Anything but a card, 
  4. PBSC Anything but a card, 


Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday

 Morning,

Why is it I always think it time I got out and walked more when the weather gets cold, I am going to do this even though the weather is not good, If I start cold it might make me walk more to warm up we will see, I am saying I am going to do this and really want to. My way of thinking if I tell people I have to get it done lol

Again I have chosen to use a sketch for this card which you can find at the end of the post, 

Now onto the challenge,  




Materials used for this card are.

  • 21 x 15 cm cards blank and envelope,
  • Red, Cream 7 white card stock,
  • Spellbinder cutting dies's,
  • Clear Christmas tree stamps [ free with  cardmaking & papercraft]
  • Nuvo spiced apricot, ice white Glitter.
  • Flower soft glitter frosting,

 Challenges I will entering this card for are;

  1. Die cutting Divas Challenge #290 November Sketch,
  2. Stampin' Royalty Challenge # 352 All that Glitters,
  3. City Crafters Challenge Blog Week #336  I see a star.
  4. Unicorn Challenge blog   Challenge #15 Snow /snowflakes.

Now onto the second challenge 






Materials I used for this card
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  •  10 x 7 .5 cm cream card stock,
  • 10 x 7.5 background, [ cannot remember what I used for this ],
  • Delusion's  corner clear stamp,
  • Spellbinder butterfly Die.
Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Deep Ocean Challenge #141. Use die cuts or punches,
  2. Create and Inspire Challenge #55 Anything goes,
  3. Crafty girlz  October Challenge,
  4. Dies R Us Challenge #60 Thankful for Nature   



Sketch from The Die Cutting Diva's 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

WOYWDW

 Morning,


Well what a deary day it was yesterday. I had to have the light on all day.I suppose we have to expect it now we are in November, Although its very chilly this morning the sun is trying to come out. 

Now onto the challenges, 





Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 pattered edges card blank and envelope,
  •  Santa & bunting  clear stamps,
  • Onyx black VersaFine ink,
  • Poppy, magenta,powder blue,salmon pink,mink green Promarkers.
  • Nuvo sparkle dust. 
  • Silver & gold mirri card 


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Christmas Card Challenge, # 46 
  2. ABC Christmas challenge, V is for Vertical,
  3. Christmas card All year Round, November Challenge SANTA / and or Elf 
  4. CHNC Challenge #305  anything goes as long as its Christmas.
As it WOYWDW here is mine, I will enter it over on the Stamping ground


Monday, 31 October 2016

last Monday of the month

Morning.

I know a lot of people have said this and really I have to agree. Where is this year going. Every time I look around there is another month starting. really will be Christmas before we know it. 

For the second card i have gone for a sketch again. Its from Sunday Stamps.  The Sketch is at the end of the post. 


Now onto the challenges.






Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank & envelope,
  • Deep Lagoon Versafine ink,
  • Twisted citron, every green bough distress ink
  • Blue odyssey Nuvo embossing powder,
  • Hero arts poly clear stamp. 
  • Spellbinders sentiment stamp..

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Brown Sugar Challenge #222- Birthdays, 
  2. Creative Fingers Challenge #119 and winners #117, 
  3. Morgan's Artworld  Challenge #22 Embossing Wet or dry,
  4. Simple Papercraft; Challenge 39

Second challenge 



Materials used for this card are,
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink,
  • April Blossom  clear stamps,
  • Orchid, Canary, cool grey, sky blue, ocean teal, frosted leaf,



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1.  S S C 138 Two sides,
  2. Crafty Girlz  October Challenge,  








Wednesday, 26 October 2016

WOYWDW

Morning, 

Well weather sure has changed. Its always the same when the rain stops it never knows when to stop. 

Have not had the Brusho's out much  [note to self must use them more ] but love the affect you get with them, 








Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 17.5 x 8.5 cm black card stock,
  • 17 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Saddle brown, eggnog, honeycomb, praline & poppy promarkes
  • Orange Brusho



Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Always Use Rubber Stamps, Challenge 2 Winter and /or Spring,
  2.  The ABC Challenge  R is for Red, Ribbon & reindeer.
  3. Christmas cards All the Year Round. Little or lot of orange,
  4. CHNC Challenge #304 - Use a sentiment,



Second Challenge,






Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 15 x 7.5 cm pink backing paper,
  • 15 x 13 .5 cm pink butterfly backing paper,
  • 13 x 4 cm black card stock,
  • White card stock
  • Two circles of cream & red card stock
  • Kingfisher clear stamp,
  • Grass,apricot,sky blue,cadet blue,tan,bright orange violet promarkers 

  Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. A bit more time to craft Challenge #30 Anything goes. 
  2. The corrosive Challenge 10 #Pink For Awareness.

As it WOYWDW  here is mine.

My granddaughter card ready to post. Going to enter this desk over at Stamping ground 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Another week starts

Morning.

Hope all leaving comments and all their friends and family are fit and enjoying life, 






Materials used are;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 16 x 8 cm silver mirri card,
  • 15.5 x  7.5 cm gold mirri card,
  • 15 x 7 cm blue mirri  card,
  • 9.5 x 6  & 6 x 4. cm white card stock,
  • Green backing paper,
  • Spellbinders 3 D  stamps,
  • Ribbon & gold bow,
  • Pure sheen Nuvo glitter. 


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #386- 20th of October 2016  -  Christmas,
  2. Winter wonderland  Frosty or Well wrapped up,





Materials used for this card are;

  • 15 cm square card blank and envelope,
  • Clear Christmas stamp & sentiment,
  • Pure Sheen Nuvo glitter,
  • Deep Lagoon & onyx black Versafine ink
  • Praline, apricot,  Poppy, magenta,  frosted leaf, saddle brown, dusty pink Promarkers 



Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #83 Snow or Snowment 
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More. Challenge # 216  Anything goes, 
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stamping Glitter and sparkle,
  4. Crafty Sentiment design challenge Blog. Anything goes,





Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday

 Morning,

I just want to say a huge HELLO  to my new follower Incipient wings find her blog here

 Just spent a couple of day with my Pal. She has had some teeth out and is having a rough time. She is getting a lot better and we have a good time.



Now onto the challenges .




Materials I used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Clear stamps. { free with a magazine}
  •  Onyx Black Verafine ink,
  • Salmon pink,spice, apricot, sky blue,praline, burgundy promarkers.
  • Ice white, nuvo Glitter,
  • Hint of green, Nuvo glitter frosting 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. 52 {Christmas } card Throwdown  October theme challenge and DT call,
  2. ABC Christmas  Challenge U- for under the pile,
  3. CHNC Challenge # 303 Cute or anything goes as long as its Christmas,


Now onto the second challenge card .







  Materials I used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 15 x 12 cm black card stock,
  • 14 x 11 cm white card stock
  • The art of Brett Weldele stencil,
  • Tattered Lace Butterfly Die,
  • Pickled Raspberry Distress ink
  • Grass, fuchsia pink, apricot, salmon pink, sky blue, pink carnation, praline, cadet blue promarkers 

 Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1.  Butterfly Challenge #65 butterflies and /or Harebells' 
  2. The Die Cutting Divas Challenge #288. Think Pink ( Breast Cancer Month.) 
  3. Simon Wednesday Challenge,  Think Pink 


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday

 Morning All.

Well I have to say I have not been feeling myself this last couple of day but today I think I know why and am feeling a little better.

I have finished another knee blanket for the chapel and I hope it keeps someone warm this winter, {Picture below } 

I have gone for another Sketch today and you will find the sketch at the end on the post. 




Now onto the challenges.


Materials use for this card

  • 15 x 15  cm square card blank,
  • 6 x 6 white card stock x 4,
  • 9 cm round cream card stock,
  • Ultimate Crafts back ground stamps.
  • Dragonfly clear stamp.
  • squeezed lemonade, crushed olive, spiced marmalade twisted citron  Distress inks,
  • Spice,tan, rose pink,lime green,summer sun. promarkers.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;


  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop.- Week 251
  2. Crazy 4 Challenges- C4C358 
  3. TTCRD week starting 18 October,
  4. Create and make challenge blog Challenge 4 



Second challenge.








Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 white card blank and envelope,
  • Clear stamp ,[ Free with magazine ],
  • Orchid,Henna,tan,rose pink, lime green, violet, bluebell,grass, promarkers,
  • Linen flexmarker


 Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. That's Crafty! Challenge Clean and Simple,
  2. Alphabet Challenge Blog, Q for Quick and Simple,
  3. Simply Papercraft Challenge #38 Anything goes,
  4.  Just Add Ink; #333 Just Add "G"