Monday, 18 June 2018

Rainbow Tulips

What a change in the weather!  After a sunny spell, we're back to grey skies and rain.  It seemed a good idea to have a few days in our caravan in Devon, but it's not much fun walking in the countryside in the rain, so out came my crafting things to join in with a few challenges.  Anyone who follows my blog knows I keep a basic craft kit in the caravan and bring down a few crafty bits and pieces just in case of bad weather.  This is what I came up with with the limited supplies I have here.

The die is one I bought earlier this month on our way back from North Yorkshire when called in a couple of craft shops.  Does anyone else find it difficult to come out of a craft shop empty-handed?  So many craft shops are closing and I like to feel I'm doing my bit to help keep them open.  The die is Memory Box 'Paper Cut Tulip Circle'.  I cut it out first in black, then cut two flowers in colours of the rainbow and attached them over the top of the black die cut in the right order.  The sentiment is die cut with a Memory Box 'Stitched Circle' die and raised it up on foam pads.  I used a 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder for the background.  Everything I used, except for the card blank, was snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground. 

I am joining in the following challenges:

Monday, 11 June 2018

Candy from Mia

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win one of Mia's candy packages, celebrating her 1st Blogaversary.  Well, the postman delivered my package today and what fabulous goodies it contained!  There were things to eat/drink, things to use in my crafting and most special of all there were things Mia had made herself.  Thank you SO much Mia!

I hope you have time to pop over to Mia's blog, Craftartista, where you will be able to see all the beautiful creations she has made. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Thank You

I've been AWOL for the last week in North Yorkshire, where my hubby and I enjoyed a lovely holiday in Robin Hood's Bay with five other couples.  It's a beautiful part of England, with plenty of places for walking. We've been having a holiday with these friends every year since 1990 in different parts of the UK.  How time flies!  I wanted to make a card for the friend who finds a house big enough for us all to stay in every year.  As we went on a steam train trip in North Yorkshire, I wanted to include a steam train on my card and keep the card fairly masculine. 

I used a Memory Box 'Grand Thank You' die.  The train is a Marianne die cut. For the steam, I die cut three Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' and trimmed them slightly to look more like steam.  The embossing folder is Couture Creations, 'Chain Link'. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Daisy Chain Challenge #20 ~ For the boys/men
HLS June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
 Simply Create Too Challenge #139 ~ For A Male
Cards in Envy Challenge ~ Let's Hear it for the Boys! 

The house we stayed in.  Dating back to 1731, it was formerly a farmhouse.

 View of Robin Hood's Bay, taken just down the road from the house.

The steam train we travelled on, calling in at Goathland where the TV drama 'Heartbeat' was filmed.

Finally a beautifully decorated bike we saw in Pickering.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Happy Anniversary

Welcome to my new follower, Meg of 'Bits and Pieces'. 

An Anniversary card for friends who are celebrating their 41st Wedding Anniversary today. 

The love birds die was purchased from eBay, attached to a square of white card which was die cut with a rectangular stitched die and matted on red card.  The background is embossed with an X-cut 'Small Polka Dot' e/f.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ All things bright and beautiful