Saturday, 30 August 2014

Christmas In August...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have a Christmas card to share....

I thought it was about time to make a start. I normally have the majority of my Christmas cards under wraps by now but I think I have managed about 4 or 5 which I have to say I'm not too impressed with.....I'm not very organised this year but I'm putting it down to stepping down from several Christmas DT posts and the fact Mr Mojo seems to have been absent for much of the year.

Anyway here goes....I'm on a mission now and thought I'd start with something very simple.




When I saw this die I just had to have it. 

It is a Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas Script Die and I just love it. My card is very simple only using red and white card, silver mirri card, some white glitter card and pearls for the snowflakes and a small flat backed pearl medallion from The Hobby House for the centre of the larger snowflake.

And there you go....Job Done!

I think I'll be making a few more cards like this as I quite like the simplicity and the fact it didn't take too long to complete....which is good in my world at the moment!!!!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Completely Christmas ~ # 27 ~ Anything Goes
Polkadoodles  ~ # 35 ~ Get Organised For Christmas
ABC Christmas ~ Q For Quick And Easy
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge ~ # 79 ~ Use Punches And Dies
Penny's Paper~Crafty Challenge ~ # 192 ~ Children And/Or Christmas
Crafting From The Heart # # 33 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts ~ # 274 ~ Early Christmas Makes


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 



Friday, 29 August 2014

A Stitch In Time...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have another card to share....This is part of a set of four cards that I made.




The papers are from my stash. The topper is from a set called Strawberry Tea from The Hobby House. I used some Kraft as my base card and co~ordinating blue card as a mount. I kept the design fairly simple and just added ribbon, a bow and pearls . I also used a Martha Stewart border punch....this is one of my favourites and tends to crop up on a lot of my cards.


I'm sorry but I've just noticed that the photo is a little wonky....Whoops!!!....too late now....


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ # 192 ~ Children And/Or Christmas
Crafting From The Heart ~ # 33 ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 





Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Work In Progress.....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have something slightly different to share.....

This piece of stitching has been a work in progress for quite a long time but after seeing a recent post by the very talented Lynn B over at Happiness Is Cross Stitching I was inspired to share my progress here on my blog in the hope that I might get it finished.....and not leave it on it's frame in the corner of the room any longer.....

So the idea is....that if I post 'regular' updates of my stitching progress.....I may 'someday' complete this project.

Miribilia Autumn Queen 




A Work In Progress



 
Sorry this is a rather grainy photo of my pattern/picture but you get the idea.....

I used to cross stitch all the time and have lost count of the pictures I have completed. Mirabilia were some of my favourite designs and I have two or three of these large completed projects hanging on my walls here at home and many more kits in drawers waiting to see the light of day....I remember once when clearing through my kits and projects my Dad pointed out that 'You would have to be a long time retired to complete that lot!.......We'll see......


If Only There Were More Hours In The Day.....


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Have a lovely day. 



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Beautiful Blooms

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

A few weeks ago I made a very simple card using a floral image from one of those fabulous coloured art pads from Lili Of The Valley.....my mum saw it and asked me to make half a dozen similar birthday cards to put in her card box for her friends birthdays.....and here they are.....




 All the images are from Art Pad 27 ~ Beautiful Blooms and Art Pad 3 ~ Wild Flowers. The papers are also from Lili Of The Valley....and they match perfectly....it makes it so easy when you are making quick cards and don't have much time to spare. All the embellishments ~ pearls, lace, pearls strings....etc are from my stash and the sentiments were printed on my computer.

I have tried to keep them all very simple as I didn't want to distract attention from these gorgeous images.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day.
 



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just Because...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have the fourth and last of my cards to share that was published in the July issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.




All the items used to make this card were from The Hobby House except for the papers which are from Lili Of The Valley. The image is a pre~coloured topper which is great when you don't have a lot of time for colouring. 

I have to say I really enjoyed working with these toppers, papers and embellishments but I really need to get back to colouring some images up myself......I'm so out of practice....I just need more hours in the day. 

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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely evening.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Fairy Wishes

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are well on this Bank Holiday Monday.

It's wet here but I don't have plans other than to potter and maybe a bit of crafting....we were at a 50's themed party last night so we're a bit tired.....Thank goodness we don't have to go to work today....we're too old for late nights....not match fit so to speak!!!.....

Today I have a card to share.....




A while a go I treated myself to some new Stamping Bella stamps and this is Faith The Fairy. I coloured with my Copic markers....oooohh I am so out of practice..... The papers are from Lili Of The Valley. The pearls and flower button are from The Hobby House. The lace ribbon is slightly stretchy and worked well as a triple bow. I added some Stickles to the frill on her dress and finished off with Liquid Pearl dots around the stamped image and a sentiment from Lili Of The Valley.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Crafting At The Weekend ~ # 4 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar  ~ Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 84 ~ Monochromatic
Inky Impressions ~ # 173 ~ Anything Goes
Inky Chicks ~ # 36 ~ Fairies And/Or Angels
Divas By Design ~ Pretty Pearls


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 
 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Little Sailor Boy

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I've decided to have a quiet Bank Holiday weekend....and the weather is being kind at the moment, although the early mornings and evenings are becoming decidedly chillier.

Today I have a card to share, this time for a little boy.

Again I have used a topper from The Hobby House but I promise I have started to colour some images again.....I'm so out of practise.




I have used some of my favourite spotty papers from Craft Creations Ltd.....ooohhh I just love these spotty papers. The image is a pre coloured topper from a set called Sailor Crew from The Hobby House. I used dark blue card and Kraft to mount the image, die cut the little banner and added some cork alphabet tiles, some pearls and a computer generated sentiment to finish off.....quick and simple.....but I like it!!!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Brown Sugar ~ # 108 ~ Let's Get Krafty
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Let's Get Masculine
Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 84 ~ Monochromatic
Divas By Design ~ Pretty Pearls
Love To Create ~ # 129 # Polka Dots & Pearls


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely evening. 


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