Monday, July 19, 2021

Blues Your Time Away.

Another fortnight has just whooshed by again and the girls are showing our  Christmas Cards for the next theme which is to use Blue and Silver. I fished out all my oddments of silver and blue design paper scraps and even though I have sat and made a whopping ten cards I still haven't shifted the pile of snippets. Too hot to craft indoors so I have been sitting in a shady spot in the garden (even too hot in the Summerhouse) and first cut some backing sheets of odd white card up into various different sizes and then made some front panels up as and how the fancy took me. Took them  inside in the evening and then made up into the resulting cards. 

The christmas tree  design paper and the larger images that I have fussy cut out are from Making Cards Exclusive Craft  Paper collection Dec 2016. Sentiments are by John Next Door and Julie Hickey. I found a couple of odd  toppers lurking in my stash and used those on two of the cards. The blue poinsettia is a die cut by John next door. Everything else was from my stash. 

I need to get this posted as I am running late again so see you soon. 


Just because we are doubly vaccinated
doesn't mean that we are out of the woods yet. 
Continue to stay safe. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Quad Easel Card.

It is a new challenge over on the butterfly blog. 

As usual there is a full tutorial for you to follow over on the butterfly blog under the card shapes page.

Here is my inspiration for you. I have used the following from the wheel.
Quad Easel Card/Quartz (gems)/Quinacridone/Quince/Butterflies.
Papers used are from The Works and the green design paper is from a paper pad Webster's Pages 'Best Friends'. Sentiments are all by Julie Hickey. The butterflies are the Whidbey/Theo dies by Poppy stamps.  Gems and plain cardstock from my stash. 

Card shown  folded flat for postage. 

Showing One easel up for display.

This really is a nice card to make for any occasion I hope you will  come and play and  give it a try. 
The challenge is running again for 3 weeks and will therefore finish on Tuesday 3rd August at (8pm GMT). 

Stay Safe.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Caught in the act!

The boiler man was here this morning doing his annual  service . He had the back door wide open and caught Mr Squirrel on his Iphone. 
Squirrel normally comes in first thing of the morning or evening time for his nuts so he was lucky to spot him.  He will hang upside down by his tail wrapped round the hook for anything up to 15mins and then exits the garden via the summerhouse roof back into his tree house. 

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Any Which Way.

Life just sometimes has a mind of its own. Curved balls have been reigning down here this past fortnight with a death in the family.  The Docs elderly Aunt had a fall and broke her hip. Taken into hospital but  whilst the operation was a success she caught a chest infection and in her weakened state the antibiotics  wouldn't kick in. She was 94 yrs and had been living in her own home albeit with carers looking after her in her later yrs. With us not living in the same County and  due to covid restrictions still in place we have been hampered by everything having to to be dealt with either by text, emails or the good old postal service. 
So time has managed once again to whizz me by and the Girls in the Christmas Card Club have more cards to share.  It was an anything goes choice  which for me was a blessing and I have managed to whip up 4 cards just using oddments that I had left over from previous cards. 
The deer images on these two cards  are from a design pad by The Paper Boutique called  'A Whisper of Winter' . I had been saving them for when I needed to make some quick cards up and they certainly saved the day here. The backing design paper 6 x 6  was in my stash and double sided so from a pad at some point in time but unnamed. Everything else was still out to hand so I just used it up without delving into any boxes. I didn't cut anything down to size and used everything as was including the small strips. I have even managed to decorate the insides using up all the left overs. 

I need to catch up in blogland now so see you all soon.