Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Birds R Us

Good Afternoon all 

How are you today 

I thought I would show you something that I have made for a special 

I was asked "can I do birds" those normal garden birds for a lady who 
is shhh don't say 70 in January.

Well I said yes of course I can. 

So here it is

I have used Hunkydory card stock with the picture of the birds down the side. 

Folded a Adorable scorable card stock in half 

Cut a piece of Rainbow mirri board but took out the center.. as they say I have 
gutted it. 

Then added the Bird card stock to the card. 

Added another wee topper this time of a Wren 

And used a snippet of gold mirri card to die cut out the 

Happy 70th Birthday. 

Then added a few Nuvo Drops to balance the card, adding a little extra.

I hope she will be pleased and it will make her smile
She just loves all her garden birds.

(bit like me) 

Hope this card meets the criteria for the challenges
sorry if not. 



Thank you for coming over to see me today

Hope you are having a good day. 

Been lovely here in the sun but the temperature has dropped somewhat now
so the heating is on and time for a cuppa. 

Here is a photo I took the other day from our Cabin
The valley was full of fog but the sun was shinning through.

when I see something like this in nature it makes me think how lucky we are. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Fairy News

Morning all 

Welcome to my newest followers on my blog thank you so much. 

I would first love to share my latest card for you and then give you some more news.

Here is my card 

First I used one of my snippet back ground papers from the other day

 Stamped with grey ink a Hunkydory clear stamp of poppies

Added a few more butterflies and a fairy

Coloured in the images with shades of yellow. 
Added a snippet of black card stock onto the "topper" and mounted onto a yellow snippet of 
yellow card from my stash. Had to cut down the topper so that it would fit the snippets !!!

Waste not want not as my Day use to say. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Now for my news ....

I am very pleased to say that I am a new DT member over at 

Starting in January. 

The challenges run an entire month, starting on the 1st. 

Here are our few simple rules...

(1) Follow the specified theme for each challenge.

(2) No more than 5 entries per challenge, all separate projects. To give everyone an equal chance of winning, entries in excess of 5 will be deleted. You may, however, combine our challenge with as many others as you wish.

(3) Stamping (rubber/clear or digi) on all projects. Digital scrapbooking type creations, pre-printed images and stickers do not count as stamping. 

(4) New projects not posted prior to the start of our challenge. No back-linking.

(5) Link project (not entire blog) to our challenge via the InLinkz tool at the end of the challenge post. List our challenge in your blog post and link back to us.

Well best dash and get crafting 

Feel like I need to get down and messy. 

Thank you for popping in and have a great day. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Y is for .....

Good afternoon all 

Hope you had a great weekend and ready for the week ahead. 

It has been sort of nice today to get down and messy with my creation today.

Going to give Christmas a few days off as the Christmas Fair is done 
and I have a few things to catch up on, and here is one here. 

Y is for ......

Keeping with my theme of tags I have done Yin and Yang with Yellow 


First I got my white tag and a selection of Brusho and Color Burst powders

Using water spray soaked the tag with water and "puffed" powders onto the tag
then with the excess mopped up onto various other white card blanks

Then added bits of yellow ribbon to the tag

Then added the symbol of Yin and Yang which was printed out from a digi stamp
onto photo paper. Cut it out and added to the tag. 

Made a ribbon from dotty ribbon - to match the symbol.

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


Well having made those background papers think there is another project coming along

It is time for a cuppa now.

Remember to pop over to the latest challenge over at 

as I will be looking forward to seeing your work. 

Have a lovely rest of the day

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Snowy box

Good afternoon all

Sorry to have missed you yesterday, what with the Craft Fair up at the Village Hall
by the time I finished I was really too tired to do anything. 

Had planned to get fish and chips but ended up having fish fingers and chips out 
the freezer. 

Not a bad time with the Craft Fair, sold quite a few cards but not many pinecones. 

A shame in a way that it was just mainly the Villagers who came and not many 
others from outside. 

The Committee I think will need to put their thinking caps on. I was lucky to have 
sold what I did there was one stall that did not sell anything I dont think. 

Anyway here is my project for today. 

A Snowy Box

A project from Hunkydory. 

I used some snippets of paper to decorate the box and a snippet of ribbon from my snippets of 
ribbon box. 

The red ribbon brings out the strips of the decoration. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


Best get on Chicken is in the oven and spent today doing those 
boring things like Housework !!!!

Done now and oh best get in the washing done 2 loads and the sheets 

A day of crafting tomorrow me thinks 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Catherine Wheels

Good afternoon all 

Hope you are well and warm. 

Been busy making some items for my Craft Fair tomorrow which have taken up 
a bit of time today. Why do I leave things until the last moment. 

Did very well at the Coffee morning yesterday so that was a bonus. 

Here is my entry for today 

Catherine Wheel

I am using a dome shaped disc which I have covered with squares of material. 

Added a ribbon so that it can be hung up. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


It is also time for an Oldie over at Erikas seeing it is Friday !!!

Where does the time go???

Here is my card for today which is an oldie. Keeping with the Christmas theme so to speek

It was made using Hobby Art Stamp 

Yesterday was very cold and foggy. A very hard frost all day. 

That should kill the bugs in the garden. 

Hope you have a great day and will be back tomorrow 
all being well. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Love to Craft! Challenge Blog - Waxy Ocean

Hi all and welcome to my very first entry as a Design Team Member over 

for December. 

I do hope that you will pop over and take the Challenge over at Love To Craft

 Click on the link above to see what other Design Team Members have 
done for inspiration this month.

 All the Challenges will be Anything Goes and goes live at 6 am on the first day of every month and run for the month. 

I look forward to see your entries - Happy Crafting 

Here is my entry a picture which I made some time back 

It is made using warm wax and the method is called Encaustic Wax Art

I used a shiny card stock and heated up using a special iron waxes and placed them onto 
the card stock. 

Using different parts of the iron to create the leaves in the foreground. 

The wax flows as you move the iron and one can wipe away areas - like in the picture to 
create areas of clear. 

Can you see a "ladies image" in the hills? 

I hope you like it and I look forward to showing my work over the 
coming months with 

Keeping it short for this time as time is running out to get something done
in time. 

Just wanted to start to share my work asap.

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Donkey and others

Afternoon all 

Hope you are warm today it has been really brrrrrr here. Had to go into town this morning
bank, post office and the like and travelling in the car was showing 
down to minus 7 !!!

Here at home it was minus 4. 

However I have been out in the garden today digging up my dahlias should have 
done it ages ago but like most things crafting has got in the way. 

I have the Village Hall Coffee morning craft table tomorrow so just finishing off 
some of my cards. 

Then on Saturday a Christmas Craft Fair. 

All go 

So for today it is just a very quick card using Hunkydory topper and card stock. 

Really like this image of the donkeys. Something rather gentle about them
dont you think.

The funny speckles are gold edges to the images.

Love having the opportunity to make quick cards and this is what Hunkydory 
does for me. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Very happy to say I made the top selection over at Crafting from the Heart last challenge 

Bye for now keep warm and safe

crafty hugs 

x x