Thursday, 21 July 2016


Since my last post (was it really such a long time ago?) I have travelled to Devon, Dorset, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Somerset and Wales (TWICE!).
I have had four days at home and tomorrow it's back to Wales before going on to Warwickshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.  After that I am home for a entire week before off to Leamington Spa for the month of the National Championships.
Having caught up with the washing etc (and all those other dreaded things associated with housework), done some paperwork , last night I sat down in the craftie space (or should that read COLLAPSED in the craftie space???). There was a pile of odd bits on the desk (covered in dust!). They reminded me of a card seen a long time ago on the talented Birgit's blog. I kept a note of the layout etc in my 'bitty bits' file, dug it out and came up with this.

I used my usual fave textured white  card for the card base and matched it with an odd leftover panel. A scrap of the same textured card in black tidied up - thankfully just about the right size - and layered onto the panel.
An odd bit of vellum which was all tatty round the edges straightened up and then stamped with a small falling leaf stamp and sentiment in Black Versamark and then clear embossed.
A few tiny bronze beads (really fiddly and I nearly gave up!) threaded onto some twine, wrapped round the panel and tied, before attaching to the main card base.
Added a couple of black pearls and job done.
This is the first card I have made in such a long time - (I was organised with my DT posts and all cards done before the beginning of May!) - and it was nice to just have some 'me' time!
More 'me' time now - off to have a nice manicure and a bit of pampering!
Thanks for hanging in with me whilst my visits have been so rare - appreciate you all very much.
Have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x

613 Avenue Create - Colour Column 'A;
PB & More - A/Goes with a Stamp
OSAAT - A/Goes with Nature Elements
Pixies Snippets - Week 238

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Stamping Sensations Challenge - Anything Goes

We have the brilliant CRAFTY RIBBONS as out sponsor this month at Stamping Sensations and our challenge theme is 'Anything Goes'.
Would love for you to join us - please check out the challenge rules carefully as we are a stamping challenge and the stamp MUST be the focal point of your submissions!

It's back to another Christmas make for me this month - am trying my best to make a couple each month but sometimes the duties for Bowls England get in the way!
Once again the background pearlised card was a pig to photograph!

I used ink called 'Duck Egg' for the stamping - it was a pad bought in a bargain bucket for £1 and I love the colour!
Randomly stamping a variety of my snowflake stamps round the stamped greeting before popping on a few sparkly blue gems in the bigger of the centres.
The polka dot card was a snippet saved from something else, as was the punched aqua blue strip underneath.
Bit of sparkly edged ribbon to finish.

Other Challenges -
Pixie's Snippets Playground