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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft - Challenge 102 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? It was so wet yesterday but I did get out for coffee with a friend. Today I have a quiet day to finish things off and pack. Tomorrow we are going to London for a Bootleg Beatles concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It is part of In the End tour and will feature music from the Let It Be and Abbey Road albums. I am super excited about this trip.

The new challenge starts today on the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge blog. The theme is always Anything Goes and there are gorgeous digi papers on offer as prizes. I really enjoy working with these papers.


I have been busy making more Christmas cards. Last year I ran out and I don't want to do that this year. I used two of the paper sets the Gothic Flakes for the background and the trees were cut from the On It's Way set


Our challenges are always Anything Goes. Why not enter click on the logo and you will be taken to the challenge blog. 


I cut the Happy Christmas, Creative Expression's Die, from white glitter card. 


The deer family were cut with the Sizzix Winter Wonderland die set. I make the female by cutting the antlers from one of the die cuts. They were cut in Kraft card and the edges inked with Distress ink. The trees were cut with the Branched Birch die from Sizzix. It is very easy to extend this die. In the background you can just see some green trees cut with the Winter Trees dies from Creative Expressions. 


I did make two of these cards. That is a two more for my stash. 

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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Beccy's Place - Sing Joy digi stamp set

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are having a great weekend. Yesterday my husband  worked  at his University's  Open Day. I went out early and treated myself to breakfast at M&S. In the evening we went to a 50th Birthday party. Today we are having a lazy day sorting things out for our trip to London next week.

I am one of the contributors to the Beccy's Place blog. I was sent the Sing Joy digi set and I was asked  to make cards, tags and a box to put them in.


Here is the box I decorated the patterned paper with washi tape and musical notes made with a tattered lace die. 

There are many fantastic images in the store and Beccy runs regular competitions. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


Here is the open box showing the cards and tags inside. 


Here are the cards I enjoyed putting the images in different configurations. 


Here are the tags. 


Here is everything together. This is such a fun set to use. I am not sure who these cards will go to but whoever it is I am sure they will make them smile. 

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Friday, 11 October 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - October Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Now I know that I am getting more intermittent between blog posts. The truth is that we have a lot of trips away during the Autumn and I am trying to keep up with my design team makes. I have noticed that traffic to my blog has decreased so I am sure that no one will mind much.

Today the new challenge starts on the Not Just Cards Challenge blog the theme is always Anything Goes. 


This was the card that I made for our Great Niece who was one in September. That spotty pink paper was in my stash. 

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This LOTV image I have had in my stash for a while. The Happy Birthday die is a Crafter's Companion one. I used the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions to make the aperture and the frame. 


When I need bunting on a card this Tattered Lace die is my go to die. 



It is lovely having a Great Niece. I just love going to Next to buy things for her. 

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Sent with Love - Floral Birthday Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I know I have lots to do I just don' t seem to be able to get on with things at the moment. Quite a few things are in a state of change at the moment and I am finding it all rather unsettling. Nothing is bad just different.

I made a birthday card for someone special. All the dies I used are from the John Next Door range.


I knew I wanted to use the Oakham Lattice die set but I wanted a larger card. So I allowed for the large border around the die cut. Whenever I used John's dies the area around the bin is always covered in lots of little bits. 


I used the Gerbera flower and leaves dies to make a floral display. The person I made this for loves flowers. It is great how you can cut so  many at the same time. The Sent with Love sentiment comes with the Small Butterfly die set. 


I had to add some of the small butterflies as well. 


I know this card has been received so it is okay to share it now. I do like making larger cards. This one went in a parcel so it didn't effect the postage costs. 

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Pollyanna Pickering Owl - Thinking of You

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a great weekend. For us Saturday was quite quiet. We did manage to have a nice lunch out. Our Saturday evenings are now filled with Strictly Come Dancing. We know some very good friends of Emma Barton and we have met her. So we are following her progress on the show. I must say I am really enjoying the shows. On Sunday we had a trip to Aldershot to have a finance meeting with all my husband's brothers, spouses and his parents. There is nothing to worry about it was all forward planning. After we had a meal out together. The plan is to make these meeting regular.

I made this card for a friend who has recently lost her mum . I do just love images by Pollyanna Pickering.


The papers in the background came from a pad of papers from Creative World of Crafts. The colours of the papers suited the image so well. 


This owl is so cute. I have a pad of images I still have a few of these owls left. 


Have a great week. 

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Friday, 4 October 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Merry and Bright

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I hope you have had a good week. Today I am helping at a beginners felting workshop. I always enjoy these workshops. There is another busy weekend coming up.

Today the new challenge starts at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and the theme is Merry and Bright and our sponsor is Sherry West.


I made one of my Snippets backgrounds. I chose lots of bright patterned  papers to make the strips. Silver glittery stars were added to match the stars on the image. 

Here is the logo to the Sherry West Etsy shop not all the images are there yet but it is still worth checking out. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This cute little angel was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


I found this tag in my stash and it was just perfect for the theme. 


Another card for my Christmas stash and it is nice and flat for posting. 

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - September - Challenge #68

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How is your week going? Well it is the first of the month so it is busy in Blogland. Today the new challenge starts on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog our theme is always Anything Goes. Our sponsor is Limited Runs.


I do like to be making Christmas cards at this time of year. So my choice of images was this cute little snowman. The patterned paper was in my stash. The snowflake die came from The Works. 


There are many wonderful images in the store. If you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image is called Mini Snowman and he is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah cardstock and coloured him with my Promarkers. 


This is another one for my stash. I really ought to check how many cards I have made so far for Christmas. 

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