Wednesday, 7 December 2016


This sweet image was on a free Cd from Making Cards earlier this year. I teamed him with embossed backgrounds , the folder's from Crafter's Companion, Lili of the Valley digi sentiments and some tartan ribbon. When I looked at it after adding the sentiment tags I thought it would have made a great New Years card.

Welcome to Maureen my newest follower,I hope you enjoy your visits.


Friday, 2 December 2016

Jingle All The Way

Hoping this finds you all well, tank you to my followers for their continuing support and comments, they are much appreciated. A quick card for today a simple layout using an image and papers from The House Mouse Triple CD Rom from Joanna Sheen.

I am almost ready for Christmas just waiting on several items my son ordered from Amazon, as usual dealing with Amazon (10 items ordered) has not been easy. Despite all the items being in stock and all are due to arrive tomorrow, they split the order in 3 , they called payment for the 1st part of the order , they then called for the 2nd part of the payment and e-mailed requesting we update the card details as the payment had been declined, on phoning the Bank they said no payment had been requested , somehow during a conversation with Customer Services at Amazon the payment was successfully completed, no new details given. Yes when the called for the 3rd part, the same problem, Bank again said no payment had been requested , hubby confirmed the card details with Customer Services and miraculously the payment went through. then today an e-mail saying the 3rd item was ready to dispatch and they would be calling the payment down, despite already having it. A shambles to say the least, why on earth they split the order into 3 parts I don't know and they were unwilling to give any explanation.  Enough moaning from me.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

White Christmas

Nothing says "White Christmas" more to me than a scene like this, it's what I can see from my kitchen window on a snowy day. White Christmas is Margaret's choice this week at CD Sunday pop over and see the lovely selection of cards by the DT members , to join in, use something from a Cd and make a note of the Cd in your post.

This digi is from The Best of La Pashe 2012, the embossing folder from Crafter's Companion Nordic Range and the embellishments are cut from Spellbinder, Tattered Lace and Joanna Sheen's Signature Collection Dies.

I would love to see your take on a "White Christmas" so please join in.


Saturday, 26 November 2016


Image  from The House Mouse Triple CD Sentiment from TLC. Some more simple quick cards for the children on the school bus.


Robin with Poinsettia

  I love these Stampendous stamps, so I'll not make any excuses for using the robin again. I used Promarkers with Flexmarkers to colour the stamped image.
Sorry the photo is a bit bright.

Challenges red/green for a more traditional card

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Robin Spray

Another quick card with a simple layout for today,the image again from the Making cards Christmas Special,  teamed with a Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder. Love this sweet image, all the others in the set are equally beautiful I'm so glad I managed to get the magazine.

A beautiful sunny frosty morning so the washing  is on just a small load as I managed to get everyone's washing done before we came home, we had free  24 hr. access laundry facilities a real boost.

Challenges i love the traditional red/green combo for Christmas cards

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Father Christmas

Firstly, apologies to any followers I have not caught up with yet, I will visit asap.
We had a fantastic holiday with the temperatures up in the high 70's F /low 80's F, it did make it tiring as it was also quite humid some days.( I didn't expect it to be as warm and locals said it was warmer than normal for the time of year)
We squeezed as much in as possible and hardly took time to relax there was so much to do and see.
On a visit to the Florida Mall I saw a Father Christmas Grotto it was so strange to see a him fully dressed in his suit with fur trim in the blazing sunshine, not at all Christmassy. We returned to clear skies and a hard frost a bit of a shock.

I now need to work on finishing my Christmas cards, so a simple design and layout today. The image is from the Making cards Christmas Special, I thought I had missed out on it but managed to get it in Aberdeen the day we left. The embossing folders are both from Crafter's Companion.

Challenges layout  criss cross