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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - December Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog friends and visitors.

I hope your week has started well. Like all of us I am busy with preparations for Christmas. I had to go to the post office yesterday and I went back today. Hopefully that is all the parcels posted. Oops no I have just thought of another one.

Today sees the start of the last challenge of 2018 at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog and as always the theme is Anything Goes. 


I found an old card in my stash with the first line of the carol Silent Night on it. I decided to theme the whole card around this image. I found the music paper with the actual tune on it. 

Why not join in with our challenge it is Anything Goes. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 



I cut a frame for the image with the double pierced circle dies from Creative Expressions. 



The poinsettias were cut from other music paper with the Tattered Poinsettias Bigz die from Sizzix. 


Happy Christmas was cut with a die from Creative Expressions. 


I do like how this card turned out. 

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Monday, 10 December 2018

Merry Christmas Wreath

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. We found out on Saturday that our in-laws want to spend Christmas Day with us after all. This means that our plans have changed completely. I have written lists of everything and there is a lot to sort out. We will get it all done I am sure.

I have been looking back through my files for cards that I haven't shared yet and I came across this one.


I made this card with the free gift that came with issue 166 of Papercraft Essentials magazine. It was from the Winter Wonderland Collection from Crafter's Companion there were three dies and a 6" x 6" embossing folders. I used the embossing folder on the gold mat and the white centre. The wreath was cut with the branch die in two shades of green. I added dots of glue and some glitter to make it look frosty. 


The sentiment comes with its own mat which means that it shows up nicely. 


I added a tartan bow. 


This was a lovely free gift and I am sure I will be using it all again next year.

Have a great day

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Needle Felted Christmas Angel

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are having a great weekend. We had a lovely time yesterday. First we met our in-laws and daughter and son-in-law at Basildon Park the National Trust property to see the Christmas decorations. We had lunch in a very nice pub before heading off to a place selling nice Christmas Trees and wreaths but also with an indoor Christmas market. We bought a wreath to decorate because what I need to do right now it have some more jobs to do.

On Friday I was helping at Christmas themed Felting workshop run by Seadrift Studio . I was able to make two things. I was rather pleased with how my Christmas Tree Angel turned out. I am slightly nervous about sharing my angel so please be kind.


I made a frame with pipe cleaners for the head and the arms. This does mean that the arms are bendy. I felted fibres over the frame to cover it. 


I added wool fibres and angelina fibres (they make it sparkly) to decorate. The wings were attached last and I sprayed them with hair spray to make them stiffer. I decided not to make a face as that might just have ruined it. 


There we all are sat round the table needle felting at the workshop. We did have a good time. 


This is all the things that were made there is such a variety. 


I am very pleased with how she looks on our tiny tree. I added some wire to the back to hold her securely in place.  Now I am going to decorate the wreath we bought yesterday. 

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I hope you have a wonderful week. 

Happy Crafting

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Winter Wonderland Anything Christmas Goes Challenge

Hello my Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend ahead. I am helping at a Felting Workshop today. It is a Christmas themed workshop and I am hoping to make an angel for our tiny Christmas tree. Of course the weekend ahead is busy.

The new challenge starts on the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and the theme is Anything  Christmas Goes and it will run until 3rd January. The fabulous sponsor is Dr Digi's House of Stamps. 


Do you remember the Hunkydory paper kit I was using earlier in the year. Well the paper I used is from that pack. I am trying really hard to get all the bits of the kit used up this year. All the mats and layers were cut with the Double Pierced Squares from Creative Expressions. 

There are many wonderful and rather different images in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This happy image is called Selfie Santa and is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah card and I coloured the image with Promarkers. 


I cut the Happy Christmas die, from Creative Expressions, in white glitter card and black card so I could give it a shadow. 


I added a couple of trees cut with the Winter Trees dies from Creative Expressions. 


This is another card for my stash. I have sent and given out a few cards already and I think I have enough now. Have a great weekend. 

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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge Blog - Anything Christmas

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope that you have had a great week so far. I have another busy day ahead I am heading off to Winchester for my regular visit and in the evening we are going to see Shrek the musical at the Mayflower Theatre.

The new challenge starts at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog and as we are getting near Christmas the theme is Anything Christmas.  If you are like me you have lots of gift bags and boxes that you need to get made before the big day.


The image is from an old card. I used the colours in the image to make the mats and layers. All the white on the card is glitter card so it does sparkle. 




I just couldn't resist this super cute image of a Blue-tit surrounded by the red berries. 


This is a die from Creative Expressions. 


This is such a large card it is one that has been delivered by hand. 

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Golden Bell Christmas Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am finding this time leading up to Christmas very busy. There is so much I want to get made and I am not sure if there is going to be time.

I have made a lot of cards this year and I have lost track of them a bit. I used the Golden Bell image from Beccy's Place for a Design Team card. I always print more images than I need, this is case something goes wrong. I am often left with unused images that it seems a shame to waste. This was the case with this card.


I found the backing paper in my stash I think it came from a magazine. In the background I used the Stitched Flags die set from Creative Expressions. 


I used the pre-coloured image. I am just getting back into my colouring but it does take me a while. This is the Golden Bell image from Beccy's Place it is available HERE. 


This is the sentiment die from the Happy Snowflakes die set from John Next Door. 


This is another card for my stash. I bet it ends up being too thick for ordinary post. Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Two cards made with the Delicate Pine Frame Die Set

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? We had a busy time as usual. We did buy a tiny Christmas Tree and it is in the lounge waiting to be decorated.

A little while ago I was lucky and I won a die on the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. It arrived last week and I couldn't wait to have a play.


I won the Delicate Pine Frame die from Memory Box. That includes the frame the tree and the birds.  I added a snow background with the Winter Wonderland die from Sizzix. The deer come with that die set too. The Happy Christmas comes from the Star Tags dies set from John Next Door. 


I made another card with the same design in  red, white and blue.  I know just who to send this card too. 


Here they are together. I am think I am getting close to the number of Christmas cards I need. If I find I am short I might make some more of these. Have a great week. 

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