Thursday 23 October 2014

Christmas Joy

Apologies for not visiting those who visit me on a regular basis, between not having any internet and Mr. Blogger not behaving I have been unable to visit and leave comments.

Again a really simple card perfect for posting

Image from PC Crafter
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Both items are ancient and sadly neglected.


Saturday 18 October 2014

Clean and Simple

This card is for my elder son to give to his fiancée on her birthday, I've kept it really simple as she prefers this style.

Digi from Rick St. Dennis
Spellbinder Dies to emboss cardstock and for flowers


Tuesday 14 October 2014

Happy Halloween

This Halloween card is for my 18 year old, you can't miss out on any reason to give him a cash bonus, he's really good with his money and saves most of it. So a more adult card.

Digi from Rick St. Dennis
Sentiment from TLC
Cuttlebug die-cut bat


Christmas Past

A Christmas Past card today I love all the embellishments that are on this style of card, but feel I need a bit more practise to really achieve the effect I am looking for. Another dull morning and on the chilly side autumn is definitely here, the dull mornings have turned into beautiful afternoons crisp and bright.

Despite the awful train journey last week I have a trip to Edinburgh planned for the end of the month where I am meeting one of my sisters to introduce her to an aunt who I met through undertaking my family tree last year. I have known for some time that my dad had a half sister and another family member in Canada  met through researching my tree heard from her after yet another relative in Canada had contact with her.

Image printed from the first CD I bought Joanna Sheen's Christmas
Paper from Maja Designs and oddments of plain paper
All die-cuts made from Spellbinder Dies

Challenges image printed from Cd which was one of my first purchases when I started crafting.

Monday 13 October 2014


I don't have any young nieces or nephews and this Santa has been printed off for ages, when I saw the colour challenge at 52 CCT I thought he was ideal.His hat is a softer shade of pink with a green stripe, the colours are not as bold as they appear in the photo. I decoupaged the trim and pom pom on his hat and his nose.

I was away for a few days visiting my mother, the journey down was awful what should have taken 3 1/2 hrs. with 1 change of train, took nearly 6 with 3 changes, 2 of them at Perth where passengers were shunted onto and then off a train because they couldn't move the train with passengers on it, I wonder who made the mistake.You would expect staff to know the rules.

Still I had a good few days and caught up with my brother and his family as well.



Sunday 5 October 2014

Santa's Hat and Boots

When I saw the sketch at 52 CCT this week I was stumped, then I remembered the snowman card above and used it to inspire me. These Hero Art stamps are one of the first I bought as well as the hat and boots there is a coat available. I was going to emboss around the hat and boots with a Spellbinder circular die but decided against it in the end.