Saturday 31 October 2015

Thursday 29 October 2015

Balancing Act

My second post for today another House Mouse card , I embossed the background then added pine needles/branches and cones to make it look as though the lights were on a Christmas tree.

Image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD Rom
X-cut embossing folder
Dies by Spellbinder

Challenges candy cane

Christmas Love

 More Christmas cards featuring these adorable house mice, I just love these little guys and gals.
Another dreich overcast day a great excuse to stay warm indoors and craft. Also time for hearty meals and lots of soups and savoury dishes.

Image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD Rom
Papers from Nitwit Collections


Thursday 22 October 2015

In the Pink

I would like to welcome Barb my latest follower , thank you for choosing to become a follower and many thanks to all who leave comments for me.

I had a terrible time taking this photograph and the colours aren't quite right but this is the best I could achieve. We have bright sunshine interspersed  with strong winds and cloudy skies, thankfully no rain though. This is the first card I have made in a few weeks all other posts were in Drafts, we've been busy preparing the garden for winter and had 2 lorry loads of timber delivered, this is enough to keep the wood burning stoves going for the next 4 to 5 years, it now needs to be cut to 16 inch lengths and stored away. It will be well into next summer before we get finished.

Yes I admit we must be mad, this is about 90% of the load we've done about 10%  over the past 12 days the pile was 4.3 metres high.

Stamp from Stampendous coloured with Promarkers
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Challenges love soft pastel shades

Sunday 18 October 2015


A welcome baby card today, I thought I would put the babies name in the plaque at the front of the ark.

Backing paper from Robert Adams Gingham, Polka Dot, Check and Tartan Papers CD Rom
Image from PC Crafter

I'd like to say another big thank you to the team from CD Sunday for all their support, I am really enjoying my time as a guest designer.

To join in all you have to do is have an element from a CD on your card it doesn't need to be the main element as long as you use something from a CD

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Tuesday 13 October 2015

Poinsettia Wreath

A second post for today, this card was made using left over strips of 120 gsm paper, die cut and coloured with Spectrum Noirs then misted with water and give some texture by scrunching the die cuts very carefully.

Poinsettia Die by Spellbinder
Memory Box die as base
Sentiment from TLC


Christmas Robin

I had been hoping to see Macbeth yesterday, but it wasn't showing at Union Square in Aberdeen, so went to see Suffragette instead, I did enjoy it although it wasn't as dramatic as I expected from the previews  It was very harrowing in places and I am so glad that I didn't live then.
Another nice day the sun is trying really hard to come out and it is not cold.

Stamp from Stampendous
Papers from Far Far Hill
Dovecraft doily


Sunday 4 October 2015


Another beautiful day I've spent about 6 hrs in the garden every day since Tuesday and will probably need another couple of days to complete all the chores I want to do before the weather changes, it does however look a lot tidier than it did after our wet summer,
A quick card today I love these house mouse images.

Image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Project book
Embossing folder from Crafters Companion
Stamp from Crafters Companion Snowman Set
Spellbinder Die


Bloomin Marvellous

It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday, today's challenge is Bloomin marvellous and was chosen by Jocelyn. Remember you only need 1 element from a CD to join in, the card composition needn't be entirely from a CD.

I chose this image from The Best of La Pashe 2012 for two reasons, one I love the flowers which I decoupaged and two this is the sort of thing my husband would do, plants are put in any article he thinks might do. He used my jelly pan last year, it had belonged to my gran and was probably about 70 years old, it is now filled with salt for the driveway( him again )

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