Friday, 26 February 2016

Winter




Image from the Best of La Pashe 2012
Marianne Die
Sizzix Embossing Folder


We have had the same snowy landscape here over the past few days the snow is still lying in the garden but the roads are clear now.


Challenges


http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-61-winter-landscape.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/chnc-challenge-extra-for-february-2016.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-28.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/christmas-card-challenges-12.html
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-6.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-17.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/d-for-dont-overdo-it.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-293-christmas.html
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/all-bundled-up.html

Thank You




Something quite different from me today, I wanted a masculine thank you card, but I wanted it to be really simple as well. Well it proved to be anything but simple, after pleating my lengths of paper , getting them to form a square took ages, I know what I would do to make it easier now and the solution was probably staring me in the face but I didn't see it till later.


Papers scraps  from Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas one of the first CD's I bought
Thank You stamp I think was free with a magazine.


Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/must-use-sentiment-26th-february.html
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/cd-sunday-thank-you-chosen-by-carol.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-217.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/14words-only-no-image.html
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-198.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/february-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/ch-112-anything-goes.html
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-300-always-anything-goes.html

Friday, 12 February 2016

First Spring Flowers




A Spring flowers card inspired by the garden, my snowdrops are starting to flower and the crocus are well through the ground, the catkins are beginning to bud too.

A frosty snowy start to the day, no-one out as it's half term and our son is off today, Yesterday was a real hassle for him, his train left on time but was then delayed for an hour due to signalling problems then the train home was cancelled and it was a 2 hour wait for the next one. In  the end hubby drove the 50+ miles to collect him. They still got home well before he would have on the train or bus. The route from Aberdeen to Inverness is not well served by public transport trains hourly at peak time only, then 2 hourly and the buses are meant to be hourly but the bus he would have gone for at 7pm rarely leaves before 7.20 and then takes over an hour and a half to get to the nearest stop to us, then another 10 miles to home. I love living where we do but sometimes do wonder if we would be better moving closer to Aberdeen.


The digi is from Power  Poppy and is coloured with Promarkers
Papers a mix of makes
Flower dies from Sue Wilson and Marianne



Challenges

http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/week-332papertastic.html
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-302-bingo.html die cut free pearls
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/february-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-215.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/challenge-27.html
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-298-always-anything-goes.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-98.html
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-6.html
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-350-11th-of-february-make.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/anything-goes-challenge-with-team-trace.html
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/50-anything-goes-card-only.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-102-winners-100.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-23.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/pile-it-on-101-homemade-embellishments.html

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Love





Apologies for not visiting recently, I thought I was recovering from a viral infection when it floored me. I made this card a few weeks ago, and have spent almost no time at all crafting for the past week. I hope the worst is now over, and the aches and pains are relieved soon.

Image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Decoupage CD
Papers from Nitwit Collections and Robert Adams Polka Dot Gingham and Check CD Rom
Flower dies from Spellbinder and Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson)

My card is for my son and daughter-in-law and though not a Valentine is intended to tell them how much we love them and how much family means.


Challenges

http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/love-is-all-around-for-house-mouse.html
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-84-love-is-in-air.html
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-197.html
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/cch-215.html
http://www.stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/271-herzenliebevalentinstag.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/love-letters-challenge.html
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-119.html
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-143-animals.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.no/2016/02/ch-102-love-or-valentines-dt-call.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-22.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-184-valentinelove.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-24-animalsbirds.html