Tuesday, November 24, 2020


 I have a couple of draft posts with cards that are possibly not my favourites, I’m taking the week and a bit off making one off cards. I decided on which cards I’ve already made to make a few more off.

I already disliked a tree and exchanged it for another pattern one. Messed up the sentiment so had to make a banner to hide it. Also I made some tails for my flat bow not sure I like that. I just hope the person I’m sending it too likes it.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Red and White

 This time round lockdown has really my my crafting mojo disappear made a few cards lately not that keen on them if I’m honest. This one is probably the best out of the bunch but to be honest you can’t go far wrong with red and white.

Used the Memory Box wreath die and the cut their tree die with a circle die to give a round bottom.
Then layered the Pine Needles and Poinsettia Parade from Simon says Stamp over to one side. Even managed to stamp and emboss on the main mat too although I need brush off some of the loose bits of powder I can see a few that I missed.

I’ve sorted a few designs I made previously and I’m having a week of just making some more of the same.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Believe in Reindeer

Let’s hope I manage not to delete the photo, it’s so easy to do on the iPad. I made a couple of the Picture Book Reindeer and so this is the other card I made. I stamped and white embossed the snowflakes, made a white mat to help the reindeer to stand out. The pine needles to hide the fact he doesn’t have a body or legs. 
Finally I used my favourite sentiment again with Simon says Stamp.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

White Christmas

 This time I made an all white it wasn’t going to, my plan was too add Snowy Snowman I the dip of the slopes in the end I added the sentiment and the gold stars to finish. Maybe make it again for Snowy.

The snowflakes are embossed with a sizzix folder, slopes and hills are from Simon says Stamp. The trees are Marianne and the stars are Memory Box. Finally sentiment is Creative expression but I did have to layer it twice to help stand out.

Just a reminder nothing is crooked just the photographer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Magic of Christmas

 I tried tried to fit four snowflakes down the front of the card for CAS(e) the sketch but as you can see I only managed three.

Do love red and white cards for Christmas and very easy to make, hardest part was cutting out the snowflake out of glitter card. I keep forgetting I’ve brought the chrome plate from Sizzix makes the job easier.

I’ve used all Simon says Stamp products, Wonky Rectangles, Maryanne Snowflake and Believe stamp and die set.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Purple Owl

 The last of the MFT Feathered Owls that I have coloured and as you can see it’s an almost purple card.

Yes the papers are Doodlebug not sure what year though. The snow scene made with Simon says Stamp background stamp and their slopes and hills die. The trees are Marianne dies and the Believe stamp and dies for the sentiment.

Monday, November 09, 2020

Christmas Reindeer

I was going to post this card last week when I discovered he didn't have his scarf and where it went I've no idea. It was suppose to be a bit of the tree paper which by the way is from MFT and finding an alternative was proving exclusive. I decided to go with silver to match the snowflakes in the background paper and the reason why I made the snowflake embellishments. I also make the scarf to flow to the left by turning upside down so it wouldn't lay across a snowflake. Wish I hadn't done it now but its too late all elements are well and truly stuck.

The card was inspired from Pinterest but I'll be honest they did a much better job. The Picture Book Reindeer from Simon says Stamp, snowflakes with Penny Black Snowy die and the fern leaves are again Simon says Stamp but it was their wreath making one. Sentiment Stamp sat on my desk possibly LOTV.


Friday, November 06, 2020

Holly Banners

 Another card that was made quick and simple that you then wonder does it really work. I do have this problem cutting into pretty paper and then finding it leftover when all the rest as gone. Which as happened with this Doodlebug paper.

So I managed to cut it with the Simon says Stamp Stitched Banners and use some Kraft card for a rustic background look. Bit of Ribbon and a poinsettia made with all the bits of Poinsettia Parade I didn’t use (I leave them in the envelope withe the die) previously.

Sentiment is Creative Expression but I double layers to help it stand out more.

Thursday, November 05, 2020


 I love Penny Black Snowy snowman and I even have the matching die which is where I found the snowflakes die I’ve been using.

I’d cheated with the body and didn’t bother to colour any shading and I paper pieced the hat and scarf and used my flower soft and fun flock for the brim and bobble.

Made a winter scene with slopes and hills and birch trees. Finished off with snowflakes and a sentiment.

It’s been a funny week so far and now we go into lockdown 2, let’s hope it works and get to enjoy Christmas with our families.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Snowflake Squares

 Still using Pinterest for inspiration this time tiny Stitched Square with snowflakes cut with silver. I did stamped the sentiment directly to paper but as you can see I messed up and had to replace it with a fishtail banner.

Quick post, face to face doctors appointment this morning had to be flipping freezing but at least not raining. So won’t be getting wet waiting in the car park.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Marianne Gnomes

 A mish mash of a card, the Gnomes and Tree dies are new, saw them on eBay and had to buy them. They are Marianne dies smaller than I expected but still worked out cute.

I used Simon says Stamp stitched ovals to cut an oval in the centre of the card used their slopes and hills die for snowdrift and backed with snowflake paper from Doodlebug. Penny Black snowflakes die may have to cut another, the white space by the single tree is annoying me.

Sentiment is the one found on my desk could possibly be LOTV.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Feathered Owl

 I been looking through Pinterest for card inspiration and saw a similar card maybe with a different feathered owl and colours.

I have a couple of sheets of this old Doodlebug paper from an old set and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the stitched rectangle is theirs too.

Of course my owl is from MFT, I also used the stamp to paper piece his hat so it all matched. I decided  it needed a tree (have new die must use) and then I still thought something was missing so added some tiny snowflakes from Lawn Fawn.