Sunday, 25 October 2020


I'm not sure where the last couple of weeks have gone, but it's two weeks since I last blogged.  I've had so many cards to make lately - most of my friends and family seem to have birthdays in the last few months of the year!  I will be sharing photos of them on my blog over the next couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who has enquired about my daughter Joanna following her emergency operation at the end of July.  Her recovery is going well and she began driving again this week.  She hopes to return to her work as a physiotherapist in a week or two.  My ten year old great nephew, who Joanna has been recuperating with, is still making face masks (see HERE) in aid of the Devon Blood Bikes.  I hadn't realised at the time that it was my great nephew who was doing almost all of the sewing on his Mum's sewing machine.  He smashed his target of £100 and has raised in excess of £400 so far.
The October Rudolph Days Challenge begins today and runs until the end of the month.  It's a challenge I like to enter if I can and here is my card for this month.

For the background I used Creative Expressions 'Snowflake Lattice' embossing folder.  The small snowflakes are punched.  I die cut the large snowflake with white non-shed glitter card. (I seem to have mislaid the die, so I'm not sure of the brand - if anyone recognises it please let me know.  I might be able to locate it then! 😉)  The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp, stamped in gold and the circle is raised up on foam pads.  All the white and red card I used was snippets, apart from the card blank, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Love the red and white the snowflakes are stunning against the red

  2. A striking and beautiful CAS Christmas card Liz.
    Glad your daughter is progressing so well- and what a fantastic achievement for your great nephew- that's a lot of money for a child to raise.

  3. So glad to hear that your daughter is going to return to her normal life!!
    And well done to your nephew with his social help!!
    Your Christmas card looks so beautiful!

  4. Well done to your Great Nephew Liz for raising such a great amount of money and am glad your daughter is doing so well.
    This is a lovely card - I really like the background EF!

  5. Lovely card, not seen that EF before but it is so pretty and looks good in red. Glad your daughter is doing ok and that your GN is doing so well with his masks.
    Lynn x

  6. Was beginning to wonder if you were OK. Super snowflake card.

    1. I’m okay, thanks Val. Just spent a lot of time recently travelling up and down to Devon to spend time with our daughter. xx

  7. Great card, lovely with the red and your EF is stunning. xx

  8. Beautiful card design and colors. I am glad your daughter is doing well.

  9. A good news post from you Liz, what wonderful news about your daughter and your nephew. Your card is pretty good news too, it's lovely.
    Faith x

  10. Such good news about your daughter, thanks for the update. Your great nephew is awesome! What a great young man he is. Love your Rudolph card. That embossing folder is so pretty.

  11. Firstly Liz, so pleased to hear Joanna is doing so well that she is driving and will be returning to work soon, and I love the pretty red snowflake lattice embossed background and added white snowflakes and also the large snowflake with the sentiment circle in the middle which looks beautiful as the focal image. x

  12. Thank you for the update on Joanna and i am so glad she is doing so well. Well done to your great nephew x. Eye catching card with great texture Liz x.

  13. That is great news about your daughter Liz, I pray she can get back to work safely with all that is going on in the world and with her heart issues. Your great nephew is just awesome and amazing, I love to see what the kids can do as they are our future. Well done for both your daughter and your great nephew! Your card is beautiful Liz. I love that embossing folder, haven't seen that one before! That big snowflake is really pretty too, love how you put the joy in it. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Firstly your poor daughter, so pleased she is now on the mend, but a worrying time and how wonderful of your great nephew to make masks for such a worthy charity too.

    Am loving your fabby CAS Xmas card too and thanks for joining us at Octobers Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  15. What a lovely card, love the embossing folder. Such good news about your daughter and your great nephew - so cool!

  16. Wonderful card Liz! And even more wonderful is the news about Joanna. I posted your prize yesterday as planned :)


    Di xx

  17. I totally understand about the lack of time to blog Liz. Pleased to hear all is well your end though. Beautiful creation. Shabneez x

  18. A fantastic card Liz and also fantastic news about your daughter too. How great to hear she's soon to return to work. Well done to your Great Nephew too for raising all of that money too. Thank you for joining the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue xx

  19. So pleased to hear that your Daughter is really on the mend Liz. What a lovely card this is, anything candy cane coloured gets my vote!! xx

  20. I always love your red and white cards Liz. The snowflakes looks very striking on the embossed panel.
    So pleased to hear your daughter has made a good recovery.
    Janice x

  21. Very pretty RD card. Love all that red and white.

    Great news about your daughter and good in your Great Nephew for doing such sterling work.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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