Sunday, 30 September 2018

CD Sunday - 'Autumn Days' - chosen by Jane

The weather has started to change just in time for Jane's challenge - but we could do without all that wet stuff.  I don't think that the leaves are changing colour quite as early as they usually do but that could just be me misremembering.
They have all changed though on my card for the challenge as you will see:

I have a great set of leaf dies just perfect for this challenge and I had fun sourcing the perfect colour card for my Autumn leaves.  The image of the flying meeces comes from House Mouse Disc 1 - In the garden - and the sentiment is from a stamp by Woodware.  Part of a set called 'Flowering Bike'.

I think this card will be perfect either for an Autumn birthday or someones special personal occasion.

I hope you will join in and that we will have a feast of ''Autumn Days' to visit .

Please don't forget  that you can find us on Facebook and the link label to CD Sunday is in the sidebar.

Have fun and take care.


Carol xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


The September 2018 theme for our Facebook ATC group is 'Occupations'.  We have had this theme before but has proved popular enough to have been chosen for a second time.
Here are my offerings which are on the way to our intrepid organiser - Sue.

None are very complicated but they are all decoupaged.  Looking forward to receiving my swops. We have some very talented Atcers in our group.
If anyone fancies joining our group just leave a comment to that effect and I will get back to you.


Carol xx

Sunday, 16 September 2018

CD Sunday - 'G' is for........ chosen by moi

Good Morning.

I have scheduled  this posting as I will busy on Saturday down at a workshop with Judith Maslen.  It is a while since I have done any 'proper' parchment so I hope what we are given to do isn't very difficult.

Back to CD Sunday. As I said on the Blog we sometimes like to choose a letter or colour as the Challenge  theme to allow  a much wider choice of subject. 'Twas my turn to choose for this Challenge and I have chosen the letter 'G'.

Here is my card:
My 'G' is for a Garden Trug and this one is filled with beautiful flowers. My chosen CD was by Pamela West - Volume 2 - CD 1 (Joanna Sheen).  There are many pretty little paintings of all sorts on Pamela's CDs - which  are certainly worth having  in a any collection.
I didn't do anything ellaborate with the card.  Just a couple of mats on the matching background and a die cut sentiment. I wanted the image and the beautiful colours to say it all.  It has already been given to a friend on her birthday.

I had a fun week in Suffolk/Norfolk with my sister. Visiting new places and old favourites.  We did go to Houghton Hall in Norfolk.   A fabulous house.  I had watched  Philip Spencer's TV programme about his visit there before we went away and this decided me that I would like to visit.   We met the Chief Guide (who was featured in the programme) and he was a delightul man.  He very kindly allowed us to use the private lift (with him as 'lift attendant') to access the 1st floor as I have trouble climbing stairs.  The lift was an ancient cage like structure. My sister said it looked like something out of a Hercule Poirot story.  The staff could not have been nicer. In fact all the people we met in both counties were great.

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Take care and I will see you next time.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

CD Sunday - 'Cool Colours' chosen by Jocelyn

Good Morning.
This is a scheduled post as I will have just started my holiday - my first for a long time. If all has gone well I will have arrived safely at a beautiful cottage in Suffolk to spend a relaxing week of exploration with my sister.

I expect I can bore you all with photos when I return.  Suffolk is a beautiful county and I love visiting it.   My Father was born in Suffolk so I like to think my roots are there.

Enough wittering -  here is my card for our new challenge - 'Cool Colours'.   A great choice by Jocelyn as it opens the door to so many possibilities.

For this card I used MCS - Essential All Occasions - Celebration Folder.
I made this for a member on the UKSN Birthday list who has his birthday tomorrow and added the words with his name included to make it personal.  I have also added some die cut birds - some flying and some sitting.

I enjoyed making this card and I hope that Neil likes it..

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Have fun and I will see you soon.