Friday, October 30, 2020


 I was inspired to make this card with last weeks I think CAS(e) sketch, it helped that the poinsettia was already cut out. I made it with some very old dies I have but it didn’t work for card I was working on.

I used the Memory Box wreath die with some Penny Black Holly, I die cut it out then chopped it up to fit my card. Yes that is the Stamping Up papers but the sentiment is Simon says Stamp.

I am unhappy about one bit of it of the card but I’m telling myself it’s fine and someone who is not a card maker won’t notice.

Thursday, October 29, 2020


 You know I said I was using Pinterest to help with Christmas card inspiration and trying to use whatever I had in my craft room well I did sneakily buy this Penny Black Prancing Reindeer. I have a family of deer or the head of a stag but no prancing deer. I got it off e bay but it was actually Cuddly Buddly shop and it arrived really quick.

I also discovered I have loads of sparkling gold card, I think worked Ok with Stampin up Papers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, Inside Christmas Greeting I think.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Slimline Feathered Friends

 It was only right that I made a slimline card with the MFT owls but I made it as a tall card. The Newton Nook slimline square inserts gives each owl their own space.

The snowflake papers are Doodlebug and the slopes and hills die is from Simon says Stamp, MFT does one similar but the SSS are easier to grab in my craft room. The bare trees are MFT not what they were made for but it still works.
The snowflakes are Penny Black it came with their Snowy Snowman die they are cut in sparkly card stock and sentiment is Tiny Words from Simon says Stamp

This card took most of the allocated time in my craft room, that’s not including colouring.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Golden Baubles

 While all the baubles dies are out, I remembered the CAS(e)  sketch from a few weeks but and I saw a card almost like the one I made. 

I do have a thing about baubles need something to hang from so I used the Simon says Stamp Pine needles die and since my Poppystamp baubles are tiny I used some thin gold thread to hang them from.

I also used the wonky rectangles again from Simon Says Stamp another card I’ve seen recently reminded me how they make such a difference in a CAS card. Finally stamped and embossed sentiment that I found on desk probably from last year.

Monday, October 26, 2020


 Remember the fancy Stampin up paper, well I’m using it again this time with a Memory Box ornament die. I’ve been on Pinterest to get some inspiration for using papers and rather than buying new stuff to scrap lift the card I’ve used what I’ve got.

I went through my stash and sorted out all my bauble stamps and die and settled on these and the sentiment is a Creative Expression which I backed with white card to help it stand out more.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Little Christmas Tree

Yes I did it again managed to delete my photo before posting my post and I've just noticed too one of the snowflakes have lost its pearl, will need to sort that out before posting. I gonna blame blogger because I reckon they've been messing about with the look again!

I thought this image was in Mo's shop but I can't find him so he could be a Patreon image. The papers are left over Doodlebug ones and the snowflakes are the new MFT ones. Added some Glossy Accents to the star and sprinkled gold glitter on top of it to make it sparkle.

No idea what it happening with the indents now.



Thursday, October 22, 2020


I had this idea since I saw the sketch some weeks ago on Freshly Made sketch but if I’m honest doesn’t quite work out. I really needed to forget the sketch and centre my robins in the middle of the card.

The Robins are are from a Penny Black clear set quite old now but love cute birds. They are standing on a Memory Box branch die and decorated with a holly punch. Sentiment really old Stamping Up stamp set.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


 I brought the some patterned paper Stamping Up then had no clue what to do with it. There is a lot of gold involved which surprised me why I chose it I much prefer silver. One thing I realised how many different colours of gold there are.

 I have plenty of gold in my stash but the card ones show up the release dots so much I couldn’t use them. In the end I had to cut the dies in gold paper and thin white card to give some depth to the dies which is why there is a white shadow on the die cuts.

To help  give me ideas I checked out Pinterest, so I made some cards using what I had rather than buying yet more stuff. The star is a Simon says Stamp die and the sentiment is a really old Stamping up sentiment and the Eastern Village I brought last year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Slimline Penguins

 Yes it’s definitely looking like a penguin Christmas these little chaps are from Mo Manning which were perfect for this slimline card.

I found some delicate snowflake scrapbooking paper so I cut out the penguins with a bit of a white border to help them stand out. Then I layered them, the snow balls were covered in glossy accent and the covered in glitter. The camera makes it look cream but is better in real life. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Snowflakes to finish with mini ones in the centre cut from silver paper.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Poinsettia Corner

 I found a piece of paper with this poinsettia stamped on it, I obviously didn’t like how dark the ink was. So I using the matching dies, cut them out and layered it together. Added some stamens that came the die set.

Not sure on the make of sentiment, I had quite a few stamps out trying to find which would fit in the space that was left.

That was the last card in my drafts, I do have some cards to post but need to take their photo today.

Yesterday was my birthday, in fact this year we had planned for a year of celebration none of which worked out. But it did turn out to be a good day.

Friday, October 16, 2020


 I wanted to use a mitten die to embellish this LOTV snowman card but I don’t think it would show up amongst the patterned paper. So I had to step back. 

I used White Pearl thinking they would be white but in fact I should of used the Nuvo White drops on the snow falling in he image.

I cheated again with he white peel off.

Thursday, October 15, 2020


 Since finding stamping and embossing background stamps in white I’ve been thinking of trying it out with other stamps. Didn’t quite work out with the Whimsy background but I wasn’t wasting it there’s a lot of embossing powder used on these cards.

I used the old Penny Black Holly and I cheated with the sentiment by using a white peel off. I gave most of my peel offs away but kept some sentiment ones.

I’ve a feeling I used a CAS(e) this sketch from a couple of weeks ago.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

More Penguins

 Sorry for no card yesterday hope my cute Mo Manning penguins make up for it.

The papers are some scraps of Doodlebug ones from a few years back. The snowflakes are Simon says Stamp with some mini Lawn Fawn ones in the centres. I cheated and used some old craftwork cards printed sentiment which fit in the old Stampin Up oval punches.

Already said my penguins are from Mo Manning although Mo calls them merged, she means they come with hats and scarves. I had to place them together which was easy once I worked it out.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Background Snowflake

I've discovered why I keep deleting my post while writing it on my Ipad, I try to swipe back up to look at the card to check what I've used and all it does is make my photo disappeared.

Now I worked that out I will try to be more carefully but it does mean today's card is late. This is a smaller version of the card from last week, this time with a more pleasing background separation.

I'm not keen on my snowflake but did like last weeks poinsettia, so we know what I will be using if I made the card again.

The snowflake is made up with various Simon says Stamp snowflake dies and their stitched banners with a Tiny Word Christmas sentiment.

I will have a week of blogging at some point to make bulk Christmas Cards I plan to check out the ones I've made and repeat them in bulk. I doubt anyone would be interested in my repeating the same card. I may wait till November when panic sets in because I like to be finished with them by the 1st December.

Friday, October 09, 2020

Leaves, Berries and Poinsettias

 I’m not sure whose sketch inspired this card but it turned out OK. The back ground is Leaves and Berries from Simon says Stamp and I coloured the berries with a gold pen.

The group of poinsettias are also Simon says Stamp, I didn’t put a sentiment on because it’s pretty obvious it’s a Christmas card and there will be a Happy Christmas on the inside insert.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Bit of a Mistake

 I’m trying to make a card with last weeks Freshly sketch but made a mistake with the portion size of the background. It took so long to stamp the background and colour the snowflakes with a glitter pen which the camera doesn’t pick up, I was not going to waste it though.

I do like my Stampin Up poinsettia but because the divide is in the wrong place the sentiment doesn’t fit.
Hopefully someone won’t mind or realise the errors.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

A Couple of Penguins

I had a little bit of scrap pattern paper left over from yesterday’s card add some snow drifts to make it go a bit farther and with a couple of MFT penguins also left over I made another card.

I used the CAS(e) sketch from a couple weeks ago, Tiny Words Christmas from Simon Says Stamp and a sparkly snowflake to finish.

I’ve worked out I’m halfway with Christmas card making so I need to get cracking with them. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Slimline Penguins

Well that was a bit of a nightmare this morning, I've taken to writing my blog post on my mini ipad in the morning but today I managed to delete the photo of my card and if there is one thing the ipad hates about blogger thats trying to load photos to a post.

Finally here's my card for today a slimline card, the card is larger than the slimline dies from Newton Nook its actually A4 folded in half and trimmed one end so it will fit a DL envelope. It worked in my favour I think so I could use the Believe from dies from Simon says Stamp and matching stamped sentiment. 

Snowflake is Simon says Stamp with Lawn Fawn mini Snowflakes for the centres. Snow drifts are MFT and so are the cute Penguins. I didn't use my mixture of fun flock and flowersoft for the hats just wondering whether they would look alright without.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Fairy Lights

 Recently MFT have brought out Fairy lights which reminded me that I have the Fairy Lights dies from Simon says Stamp and I’ve never used them.

I cut them out of various aqua colours and silver card for the tops, rounded them with a large embossing tool. Add the white line with a uniball white pen, usually it looks pants when I put random white lines but it seems to make all the difference this time.

Found a nice Simon says Stamp sentiment stamped and embossed with silver.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Poinsettia Wreath

 Again far to late to enter the Freshly Made Sketch, the sketch I used is #453 published the 16th September.

I hunted through all my Memory Box dies to look for a wreath, found more than one but thought the one above would work with a bit of gold.

Then I dressed it with a chopped up Holly die from Penny Black and a couple of poinsettias from Simon says Stamp. The sentiment stamped and embossed with gold to match the wreath is a Stamping Up one.

All in all simple but turned out OK and if I find myself short of Christmas cards easy to make.