Wednesday, January 19, 2022


 I post that I haven't forgotton my blog and disappear but slowly getting back to card making although the mojo seems to have left the building. So I've just been playing using some new dies that I've got but didn't get chance to use due to the big Christmas push.

This is from The Greetery that Seven Hills Craft are selling so I managed to get a few dies. I had to cut down my normal size card and its a bit wider that too, so I had to make a card specially to fit it. Its ideal for a quick card because you forgotton to make a card. I've seen it with the number colours and white background which I might have a go at. 

I made this card with the idea of a mans card which is why I used some white dotty paper from MFT. A reasonable match of colour card to finish off with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment .

I made a couple of cards not that impressed with them if I'm honest but I've photograph them and they are now sitting in my drafts waiting to be posted so no excuse for no blog post.

Friday, January 07, 2022

Leftover Patchwork card

 Just popping in to let everyone know I haven't forgotten my blog. I just closed the craftroom a bit earlier than normal because it takes me longer to do things round the house now with my dodgy joints and I wanted the house clean and tidy for Christmas.

Today I am putting my craftroom back in order since it was the dumping ground and for Hubbys beer fridge, don't worry there was a couple of bottles of the sparkling stuff that I love inside too.  I just hope I can find all the safe places I put things in.

So I leave you with one of the few Christmas ones that was left in my drafts that I forgot using scraps of pretty Stampin up paper. A Crafters Expression sentiment cut into some pearl silver card that looks better in real life than it does in a photo. I'm amazed the my very old Martha Stewart Holly Punch is still punching out OK and I used some pink gems for berries supposedly to match the pink ones of the papers.

Crafty plans for 2022 is to make Birthday cards for family, try to continue making Christmas Cards all year round so I don't have a mad panic in November but I say that every year. Also to get out my Scrapbooking Stuff I haven't done hardly any for two years. I need to have another go at making crochet clothes I'm collecting loads of finished blankets and have no idea what to do with them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


 I had some strips of the beautiful holly paper left over which I couldn’t bear to throw away. So I used it to make a CAS card. The sentiment was made using white embossing powder and a little bunch of Christmas foliage with a single poinsettia. 

I have enough Christmas cards and have decided to close down the craft room till after Christmas. Then I’m going to concentrate on cards for family and friends also for Christmas 2022. I also want to get back to Scrapbooking so plenty to do when the craft room reopens.

So for now Merry

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Stamping Up Christmas

 I have been highly inspired by cards on Pinterest especially in this case I actually had the papers, although  the snowflakes and foliage are from various other dies. 

The sentiment is an old one from Stamping Up along with punch I used which I also drew round and made a mat for it to help it stand out.

Friday, December 03, 2021

Fluffy Snowflakes

 I got some White Puff Twinkle WOW embossing powder but I'm not sure about it. Yes my Snowflakes using the Honey Bee background stamp (I think its Honey Bee) puffed up fluffly like but I'm not sure I like the fluffy finish. 

Wasn't going to waste the card though so I used the Merry die from MFT from last year that I never used then had to hunt for a Christmas sentiment on it own. To be honest it didn't really need much else.

I not sure about using my phone to take card photos, they seemed to be more crooked, weird colours than the camera. Will have to investigate more whether I need to change modes on the actual phone camera rathen then point and hope for the best!

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Christmas Words

 Mmmm still not sure about using my phone for photos lost some detail on my poinsettias. Any way what’s done is done. 

I had this bit of MFT Christmas word background left over that needs to be used which is why I added the spray of poinsettias. Looking at it now I could do with adding a few more Pine needles. Didn’t bother with a sentiment there are loads already there.

I’ve been for my booster, now have a dodgy arm so not sure if I will get any cards done but we will see.

Monday, November 29, 2021

To Mat or Not

 I couldn’t decide to mat or not, the first card as a white mat underneath all the layers and second does not.

The background is Honeybee’s snowflake background stamp reason I wanted it was the snowflakes were on the smaller size. The houses, trees, sweet lamp post and sentiment is all Concord and 9th.

While writing this post I’ve made a decision I think I prefer the white mat so off to do the rest, made a total of five cards using the cute houses.