Sunday, 22 October 2017

CD Sunday - When Autumn leaves start to fall - chosen by Jocelyn

Just the right time of year for Jocelyn's challenge.  It is all very beautiful until you have to sweep them all up.  Or perhaps get someone else to do it for you!

I enjoyed making this card.  I love the range of colours for Autumn. They might not be as spectacular as they are  'over the pond' but they are beautiful nevertheless.

I made this one as a male birthday card.  I have recently joined in a Facebook Birthday List and there is only one gentleman on the list (brave soul) and I made this one for him.  It was a September birthday so I felt the colouring was just right.
Here is the card:

The fabulous bold backing paper came from a Funkyhands CD - Craft the Year Away.  The diecut tree was one I bought quite a while ago from E-bay. Before I started buying all my own dies E-bay was a good source.
I have a beautiful die of a branch with leaves which I die cut in several colours.   I cut off each leaf individually to create the falling leaves and the pile at the foot of the tree.

The Happy Birthday die I have had for some time. There are a few times when you need such a bold simple sentiment and I felt this was one of them.
I hope you can find some beautiful Autumnal colours to play with and I will see you on your Blogs.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 14 October 2017


Our October 2017 theme for this Facebook group is Trees/Weather. I have chosen to embrace Weather and here is a preview of what I am sending off to our fabulous organiser Sue.

Now some may think that this is a querky take on the theme but Snow is weather and you make Snowmen from snow.  Once I had found these little cartoons I couldn't think of anything else but these.  I kinda like the font I found.   It looks jolly cold to me.  It is called appropriately 'Chiller'.
I hope you like my little makes.   I enjoyed the making but then I always do.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

CD Sunday - 'For the love of Dogs' - chosen by Margaret

I think Margaret has chosen a great theme for her challenge as most of us love our dogs or dogs in general.
I don't have a dog now.  I am on my own and know that I am not physically up to 'walkies' so it would be unkind to the poor dog especially as I prefer the larger breeds and who would be taking who for a walk would be the question.
We always had dogs when I was living at home.  I was sad to leave the two we had when I left.

Enough  sentimentality.  My card today was made especially for a friend who is a mad dog lover and has 3.  Two Springers (my absolute favourites) and a Yorkie - who apparently is the pack leader!!

Here is my card.  It is in fact her birthday today (6th)  and she is away.  I sent it in time for her to take with her.

Isn't the dog just gorgeous?  Our Springers were black and white and beautiful enough  to adorn a chocolate box.  But this one is a beauty too.
The CD used was by La Pashe - The Pet Set CD
Everything came from the CD except for a couple of the mats.
We are looking forward to seeing your dogs - any shape size or colour.  They are all beautiful.

I will be away for part of this challenge so I will catch up with everything when I can.
Hugs and happy crafting
Woof! woof!.