Saturday, 31 December 2016


Just thought I would show you these before my CD Sunday post tomorrow.
First though I hope everyone had a good Christmas.  I was away this year and had a great time with my sister.  Apart from eating well (she is a fab cook) and having a few glasses of something or other  we spent the time catching up, doing a very difficult jigsaw and playing scrabble.  I was hoping the jigsaw would take longer than it did so we didn't have time for Scrabble.  She is too good and I rarely win but no luck.  In one game she did two 7 letter words...........I wanted to come home.

Anyway enough chat.  Here are the 5 ATCs I have made for our Facebook ATC group.  This theme of Winter Wonderland  runs over two months - December and January.

I used the window/cats peel offs that I have had for quite some time.  I liked them when they first appeared so I bought quite a few sheets.  I found various scenes in various places.  They had to be scenes that the cats could see out of a window.   I then used some sheets of snow acetate that I had bought some time ago to add to the snowy scene.
See you tomorrow.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Happy Christmas to all my followers and fellow teamies

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year.
I am getting ready to visit my sister for the holiday and on the way to her visit my daughter and SIL who I don't see often enough.
Three great friends who come to me every month  for a day of crafting, eating, chatting and generally putting the world to rights were here yesterday.  We try a do a different craft each month and this time  we were making parchment inserts for coasters using Groovi plates as a source  for the images.  It was a mad idea I had had but  they loved it and they went home with some super coasters which they were going to give out as presents.
Because I was hostessing I had time for chatting and a glass or two but not much crafting time but I did make this one:
Not perfect as it was rather hurried but fun nevertheless.  We have fixed our date next month and more of the same has been requested.  With the great number of Groovi plates I seem to have aquired there will be lots of images from which to choose.
So have a good holiday and thank you for your support and kind comments over the year.
I will be back in time to post the next challenge by CD Sunday.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

CD Sunday - 'Twas the Night before Christmas - chosen by Jocelyn

This is our last challenge before Christmas and I think Jocelyn has chosen a very appropriate theme.
I am sure that everyone is frantically finishing off their cards eager to get them in the post but before you do please check them to see if any will qualify for our challenge - appropriate for the theme and a CD used somewhere.  We would love to see them.

My team contribution comes from La Pashe.  La Pashe have so many Christmas images that I was spoilt for choice but I think I chose the most appropriate:

The CD's I have used  by La Pashe are  - 'The Gift of Christmas' and 'The Christmas Box'.  Image is called -  'Waiting for Santa'.  I have added the die cut string of lights and used a couple of layers of decoupage.

I have finally finished all my cards - or rather I have decided that I have done enough.  They are all ready to address and get in the post.  I really must start earlier next year

Please join in with us at CD Sunday.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Wreath - Groovi Plate

To say I have a few Groovi plates is an understatement.  I have at last started to use them rather than just look at them.  I have been following their use by others at various places on the world wide web and taking note of those that I really like.  There are some plates designed by Linda Williams (parchment guru) and it is a couple of these that I have used for this card.

There are several cards out there that have been made using these particular plates and they are all of a similar style but I have done my own 'thing'.  The basic is the same - the inked wreath with a star tool used on the ends of the branches -  but  I have made my little white flowers slightly differently and I have used a different bow - which in fact is 3D as well as the flowers.
I really enjoyed making this card and should have bought the grid much earlier and done a few more of these but I haven't much  time now before my cards need to be in the post.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Some more Christmas cards

Despite my best efforts I am so behind this year with my Christmas card making. Probably because I was feeling so poorly in July, Aug and Sept when I usually crack on with them.
Here are 3 more to show you, 1 x diecut, 1 x stitching and 1 x parchment work.

Diecut - with lots of bling:
Stitched card with beads - but needs some tweaking and I don't know what at the moment.:
and a parchment card using image from a La Pashe Cd:
I am thinking I might have to make some very quick cards or perhaps buy some.  I don't believe I said that.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Card of the week - 149 - from 'The Art of Craft'

Each week The Art of Craft send me an email with their card of the week and this one came some time ago but I liked the dies they had used by Creative Expressions - so I purchased them.

I have copied the card that they made except for the centre sentiment square.  On their card it was a white circle and I have used a red square.  I also added yellow flower centres with red gems.  The sample had green centres. It was all done on a 7 x 7  white card.

Here is my version:

Scan now replaced with a photo as the scan always flattens anything 3D. 
 It does look so much better in real life as the white contrasts with the red and green and the gems sparkle.
Here is a link to their gallery so you can look for yourselves.