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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas 2015

I know I must have a screw loose but when I read the TLC challenge yesterday and knowing that the January CCC15 challenge is Stars I made these cards - 4 stars and 2 hearts for next Christmas.

I used Waltzingmouse, Power Poppy and one other sentiment stamp for these cards and several ribbons from my stash.

TLC514 is a simple challenge using
1 Card Stock
1 Stamp
1 Sentiment
1 Color of Ink
1 Ribbon

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Jugs Photo Week 273

The Jugs photo (above) and the stamps I had on my desk worked together so this is how today's card was born.  I need lots of Thank you cards so that is what I am working on right now.  The stamps are all from Marks Finest Papers and can be found in the MFP Stamp Shop.  Dies, embossing folder and Copics all were pulled out for this one.  I also realised I am lacking grey paper / card in my stash so this may have to be addressed in coming days.

Thanks for looking and try to keep warm wherever you are.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Elizabeth Court card

This is one of the last Christmas cards I made this year and it is 8" square.  We gave it to the care home where my mother in law lives.  It is a simple design but looks quite pretty up on their wall.

I hope your last minute preparations go smoothly and you have a happy and blessed Christmas.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Tags

Here are a few tags I have made to adorn some gifts.  I am having issues with my thumb which makes doing the bows a bit tricky but I wanted to get these done.  The first 8 are slightly larger and have the bows and various die cuts added to the Chocolate Baroque background stamping. The last 5 are smaller and simpler using just a stamp and outline stickers

Friday, 19 December 2014

Angie's Christmas

It is a bit much when you send someone a Christmas card and then ask them to photograph it.  Cheekily I did that with this card as I posted it off to Angie, without taking any photos.  This was one of my personalised cards so I wanted to be able to share it. Angie's black cat Storm gets to feature on her blog quite often but Lilbit less so.  Storm is the more inquisitive one checking out that star.  I tried to get their colouring roughly right.

Happy Christmas to Angie and the Bode crew including the feline members.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Happy Birthday Bruv!

My brother Clive celebrates his Birthday today - I hope my card made it.  We don't see him often but I am sure his celebrations will involve a pint somewhere - perhaps not at the Moulin Rouge with dancing girls; although I do seem to remember he has been there in his past!

Hope you have a happy weekend too.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Happy Birthday Taylor

Rob and Shinade have a cute little lad called Taylor who turned two today.   Shinade asked me to make a card for them and this is what I came up with.  The image is a digital one and I was able to re-size it to use it on a magnet.

Taylor is being brought up to support Chelsea - hence the blue and my husband Dave would heartily approve!

I also made him  a football themed card using a Bugaboo image but I forgot to photograph it!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Happy Birthday Angie

Angie and I have never met but we have shared so much via email the last couple of years I feel I know her quite well.  She is a very supportive friend and I wish her the most wonderful Birthday.  I know her card made it as she shared with me earlier in the week.

Her husband is off work today so I hope they have time to go out for coffee or lunch and are able to spend some time together at this very busy time of year.

This is the large card I sent to the USA as a "parcel".  The image was coloured with pencils and some sparkle added with Wink of Stella pens.  The trio of flowers has a brad through the centre.

Thanks for looking and please drop by Angie's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday

Monday, 8 December 2014

FOSTV147 - Blue and Silver

Our last FOSTV challenge for 2014 is upon us, which must mean Christmas is not far away!  This challenge remains open until early January to allow time for people to get involved and play with this lovely colour combination.

I have made two projects with this mix but could have made more
My first item is a simple Christmas card with stencilled and stamped snowflakes.

My second project is a box decorated for a Birthday and if you scroll down a little you can see the contents for a young person.

Check out the details of the challenge here and start thinking about your blue and silver creations so you can join us.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


The JUGS269 challenge is a Wildcard one and I thought I would enter this one. As you can see it has 3 panels showing Santa on his travels. My top photo shows the card and the other three show the panels in more detail.

Thanks for looking in.

Monday, 1 December 2014

High Hopes 246

Made this silvery snowman for the High Hopes challenge posted last Tuesday.  I have several High Hopes Snowmen and they are adorable.  I think this one is actually a snowlady!

I used Distress Ink and Distress Spray Stains.  The tag die is from MFT.

A simple card and actually prettier in real life than it appears.

Thanks for looking.