Thursday 29 October 2020

New Challenge Blog - Let's Squash It

 Let's Squash It is a great new challenge blog just started this month. It's is encouraging you to get those under used Embossing Folders out and use them to make a card. As I have shed loads of these pushed away in a cupboard I thought what a great idea to get them out and play. The first challenge is Geometric and Metal so this diamond shaped trellis design should fit the bill perfectly, I ran the mirri card through the embossing folder, added a little ribbon to the middle, a Heartfelt Creations flower that I already had made. I then popped onto some matching card, the sentiment was already made using the same card that I mounted onto, I had used some holographic mirri card for the It's your Birthday. Although silver it's picked up the colour of the matting giving it a bluey/lilac colour. While making this I suddenly remembered a Birthday that I had forgotten, so now this card is winging its way through the post.


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Monday 26 October 2020

Celebration Time

Bet you don't believe this, twice in two days. Will she be able to keep it up? I hear you saying.  This week the challenge over on the Allsorts Blog is Celebration Time. The other week I showed you a Golden Wedding card that I made for my S-I-L & Hubby at the time I told you that I had to make more than one for this event, this card is the one that I made for my Mum to give to them. I used Tattered Lace dies and charisma from the Peaceful Picture Decoupage collection for this card along with All Occasions Dies for the sentiment.

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Sunday 25 October 2020

October Rudolph Days

Wow I can't believe that we are almost at the end of October, but as it's the 25th it's time for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge. I'm so glad for this challenge as I now have quite a stash of cards ready for Christmas. This month I've used a beautiful stencil made by Sweet Poppy Stencils here in the UK and a small stamp from Inkylicious also here in the UK. I'm not going to bore you with how I inked it as there is a fantastic video on YouTube that will show you how made by the fabulous Eileen Godwin, just click on her name and it will take you there. I used various shades of blue distress inks for my blending and then I stamped using Memento London Fog. I do hope that you can come and join in the fun this month. As usual Maureen has the choice of two fantastic prizes on offer to be picked by the winner who will be chosen at random at the end of the month.


 Hope this finds everyone keeping safe and well.

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Sunday 11 October 2020

Birthday Book

Well more of an Album than a book. Earlier this year just before lockdown I was honoured to be chosen to be on the new My Creative Spirit Design Team. Although this was announced on the My Creative Spirit blog we went into lockdown and everything sort of went on hold. Now things are slowly getting back to normal and my first DT project went live on the blog yesterday. This is a photo of the completed Album but if you want to see how I made it and for a tutorial please do pop over to the My Creative Spirit blog where you will find all the details of what I used and how to make the Album. I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think and if you decide you to make one I would love to see your photos to.


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Saturday 10 October 2020

Time Flies

Time Flies, that's what I've called this post. I don't know where that last week or so has gone and I'm off out again in a short while. I'm meeting my Sister and Mum's as we are still sorting a lifetime of saved stuff. Last Saturday we spent sorting out files and files of saved paperwork (please let me just say to all of you who save years worth of receipts - you may be keeping them just a little bit too long), which we then bought home to sort through properly. My shredder has been workong overtime this week. 


Anyway onto my card and the reason that I called this post Time Flies. In September my Sister-in-law celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversay and I had to make 3 cards for the event. Here is the one that I made that was from Hubby and myself. It was a beautiful day and we managed to have a very small select gathering in her back garden, not the way she had planned to spend the day celebrating but  in the current situation it was a great day. I used  Tattered Lace Dies and USB (for the background) from the Vintage Picture Decoupage collection. I cut the flowers out in gold mirri card and then used glue gel to layer it together. The sentiment was printed on my PC and I centered the die over the top and cut out.


 Well I must go now as I'm meeting my sister in10 minutes and I might be slightly late.

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Take care and stay safe