Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Male Birthday card

Hello again, I am back with a card to share that I have made for a male birthday that I have coming up.  I have followed the current sketch over at The Paper players

I created a card base in very vanilla card stock and added some snippets of DSP from the Going Places 6 x 6 pad, and a snippet of crumb cake card stock.  I die cut a stitched circle and added my sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set, before mounting with foam pads.
I decided that the finished card needed a little something and as I 
did not bring any twine I had to hunt around and managed to find some black darning wool! which I then added around my card before adding a little cream button that I also found in the drawer.
As I have used some snippets on my card I am also linking up to 

Monday, 25 April 2016

Birthday Greetings


I have finally managed to make a card!

We have settled into our new job in Surrey, it is hard work at times, but we have learnt loads, and I can now use the sit on mower, drive a small tractor and trailer to collect bins, and on Sunday I spent the afternoon strimming the grass around the play ground. The first couple of weeks I was so tired at the end of the day I was ready for bed after having tea!  The last thing on my mind was crafting, it was just to much effort to get everything out, and I could only bring limited supplies, due to space in the caravan.  
When I saw the current challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches, I was inspired to have a go and make this CAS card.

I made a card base in soft suede, with a panel of very vanilla , I stamped  two images from the Wetlands set from Stampin Up in soft suede ink, I then sponged some pink and blue ink over the images, added the sentiment and card finished. Very CAS!!

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spring Flowers - MAWTT

Hello, and welcome to a new challenge over at MAWTT

It is my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme 
Spring Flowers

For my card I have used a stamp from Clearly Besotted, coloured with promarkers and then I used the matching die to cut out, I added some Design paper and a strip of Old Olive Card.  I adhered the daffodils to the card with roam tape and added some old olive twine.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers - April Challenge

Hello and welcome to the start of a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers
Christmas Challenge

The Guest Designer for this challenge is 
Christine from Split coast stampers and you can see her card here

The challenge for April is Die Cuts/s

For my card I have used some DSP from stampin up and adhered to a white card base, I then die cut a curve in white card using a die from spellbinders. I have also used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits from stampin up, and die cut some glitter card to create my two back layers.
The sentiment is from the Jingle all the way stamp set and i just curved it a little to fit around my curved border.

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers shop.

Sunday, 3 April 2016


Hello ...........

This is a little post to explain my absence from blog land.

My Husband and I have just started a new job as Assistant Wardens on a Touring caravan site.  This as involved moving from home for the next 7 months and living in our own touring caravan.
We do have some internet connection but not very good, and in the evenings we are so tired, being out in the fresh air, we have also found muscles that we had forgotten about. 
Whilst we get settled in, I will not be posting very often but I have scheduled some DT post and will try to visit your blogs when I can.