Thursday, November 17, 2022

Slimline Ho Ho Ho

 I brought the Hope die from MFT because I saw a card had used the H and o to make a ho ho ho card but when I sat down to use it I couldn’t find it. So I made a slimline using either my Newton Nook or Lawn Fawn slimline dies can’t remember now whose I used. 

To stop it looking to boring I added some holly from a very old Martha Stewart punch and some red pearls.

I’m trying to keep things flat and bearing in my postage.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

New Home

 I made a New Home card recently, the house is using Concord and 9th Christmas houses from last year. The tulips are from Lawn Fawn and the fence is Poppystamps and the clouds are Memory Box. The oval is from Simon Says Stamp and lightly blended some colour. I drew round the oval and cut round the outside of the line to give me a backing mat. Sentiment is Altenew is actually two sentiments and stamped at the same time so must remember to stamp separately to get them closer together.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Birthday Cake

 I needed a Birthday card  and finally decided on using this cake die from Sizzix. I’m not keen with with cream on white but in this case it helped the cake to stand out. I looked on Pinterest for ideas and loved the fact that someone made the top two tiers to tilt.

The flowers came with the set but I made the sentiment on the pc, I’m sure I had a relevant sentiment somewhere but could find it. The background is from Simon Says Stamp.   

I’ve had a count up of my Christmas cards it’s official I may need to buy cards this year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


 I brought the Lawn Fawn Snowflake background die but went back to the old favourite large Snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp for the main snowflake. I doubled layered the main centre snowflake to help it stand out. Then one smaller glitter snowflake and tiny one in a matching colour.

The sentiment is from The Greetery to finish off. Next week is November so I must check to see how many more there is to make. It may slow on the card making the next couple days, had my covid booster yesterday and woken up to a sore arm.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Skating Shoes

 The sleigh and skates are from Spellbinder but the background is a Sizzix embossing folder and the sentiment is from The Greetery. 

I really think I need to get out all my finished Christmas cards to see how many I’ve done. I make approximately 100 some get discarded because I don’t think they are good enough. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Winter Panels

 Weeks ago there was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketch which inspired these cards although it was week later. I cut strips out of card and edged together the different colours then use an embossing fold in this case it was a Sizzix snowflakes one. 

Then I cut them to size and using a grass die cut out the sparkling icicle border. The pink cards had a stamped large snowflake from MFT and the blue one had an old Simon says Stamp snowflake die. Sentiment from The Greetery which has become this years Christmas sentiment. 

I got quite a few cards made with these strips it’s got to a point I need to count out how many I’ve done. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Cone Flowers

 A bit of change from Christmas cards needed a card for my sister’s birthday. Now I have the large cone flowers from Honey Bee but these ones from Concord and 9th are smaller and I can fit more onto the card.

I must admit I cased a card on Pinterest since I don’t seemed to have an original idea in my head at the moment. Admittedly I didn’t have the exact background die but any pretty one would do, or the sentiment die but the on from Creative Expression works just as well. Finally my bees have glitter wings for a bit of sparkle.