Thursday, 21 June 2018

Thank You

A thank you card today for a blogging friend, which I can post now that I know it's been received.

The framed is a die cut using a die I bought on eBay.  The white rectangle with a computer generated sentiment and the three squares were all inlaid.  The frame was layered on blue card.  The beautiful, glittery, padded hearts were a gift from Mia, included in the lovely package of crafty goodies she sent me.  I used a Spellbinders 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder for the background.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018


A masculine card today, made while watching the football World Cup on television.  Anyone else following the football and crafting at the same time?
The yacht and waves are from the Poppystamps 'Marine Sailboats' set of dies.  For the sea I found a scrap of turquoise glossy card which, as well as matching some of the anchors on the paper,  embossed beautifully with a Sheena Douglass 'Water Ripples' embossing folder.  I made a frame with Memory Box 'Stitched Scalloped Circle'  and 'Stitched Circle' dies.  After assembling the little scene, I added the frame and on the back attached a white 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cut before attaching to the card blank so the card looked neat from the back. The patterned paper is from a Trimcraft 'Sail Away' paper pad, which I've had for ages but never used.  Now that I've finally used the first sheet, I'm sure I'll be using them much more!  The red panel is raised up on foam tape and a sentiment and punch dots added. 

I am joining in the following challenges:

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.