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

Monday 21 November 2016

Best Wishes

I have scheduled this post, my second for the Ooh La La design team just in case there are any delays on our flights home. Even if not, I'm sure travelling for so long and the time change will mean having a long lie to help adjust.

This cheery rooster is from The Shawn Jenkins Cd and is for one of us to give to husband/dad for his birthday. It's a beautiful image the colours are so rich, and the image really detailed. All I added was a piece of embossed kraft card the sentiment and some twine.

Please visit  the Ooh La La blog and join in for Wynn's choice of challenge Birthday Celebrations.

Sunday 13 November 2016

Sparkle and Shine

Welcome to another challenge at  CD Sunday and Wynn's choice Sparkle and Shine.  Most of us will be concentrating on Christmas cards now, so no excuse not to sparkle and shine. Remember to use something from a CD and to note which CD you used in your post.

My backing paper comes from a very old Cd, Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion. I found the paper amongst those I had printed previously and knew it was from Crafter's Companion but had to search through my CD's to identify which one it was from.
 The die is from Tonic and James is from Lili of the Valley.

Please visit CD Sunday to see the teams great cards then why not join in.


Monday 7 November 2016

Vintage Christmas

This is a scheduled post, so fingers  crossed it publishes when it's meant to.I am especially excited about it as this is my first post for the Ooh La La design team, thank you ladies for the invitation to join you and making me so very welcome.

The theme for this challenge was chosen by Pauline and is vintage, all the papers are from The Shawn Jenkins CD, unusually for me there is no image and the only thing not from the Cd is the baubles which were cut and embossed using a sizzix set. please pay a visit to the challenge at Ooh La La and see the variety of vintage cards made by the design team.

I found I had a little time on my hands the day we were leaving on holiday so made a second card for the challenge.