Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas


Just wanted to wish everyone



and a huge thank you for those who have stuck by me this year even though I have become a bit of a rubbish blogger. At least 2021 is looking promising so


New Year

My little Gnome is for my Daughter she as purple and silver as her Christmas colours but its out of favour so she finds it difficult to find decorations. Another Etsy Pattern this time from Knufl he was super easy to make and I loved him so much I had to make one in green and red.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


 So my cardmaking as been taking a back seat I have in my rest time still crocheting. Here's Patches a pattern I got off Etsy from Kornflake Stew. I didn't realise I was so rusty with amigurumi or I'm just twisty crocheter. 

He is long tall chap but I've somehow have twisty legs and especially the arms there's obviously something I'm doing wrong but Hubby says he looks OK.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


 When Simon says Stamp sends you something amazing you have to use it straight away and I absolutely love the Detail Swirl Plate makes a plain background look interesting.

Just for quicknest and simply because Mr Mojo is still absence I grabbed their Cosmos Stem and touch of ink and a pink centre to make it look pretty.

Since I finished my Christmas Cards for this year its time for some Thank you cards so I used the Big Thanks Background in the matching colour of the flower centre.

Yes I think this plate is going to be a useful die, I bet it gonna be used a lot in 2021

Monday, December 14, 2020

Crochet Update

Haven't done a crochet update for a while so here's my Beltane Blessing from Helen Shrimpton (Crystals and Crochet) all finished in perhaps my favourite Christmas Colours. Wool is Stylecraft Special DK.

 The last few rounds were made during the smaller rounds of Helen's Octagonical.
Used the same wool but in my Christmas colours for some reason over the years my Christmas Decorations are tradional colours.

Recently I heard my nephew- in law's girlfriend is expecting so out come the Rainbow Ripple pattern in my favourite colours for when you don't know which colours you can use are buttermilk, silver and cream. I also think this pattern is modern for the young mums of today. Of course there's going to be a matching comforter.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Reindeer Trio

Finally my last three cards for 2020 all made for money or cheque rather than actually Christmas cards. They are exactly like my reindeer card but without the fir leaves just used the sentiment strip to stop the fact my reindeer have no bottoms.

It possibly won't be the last of my Christmas card making but I will be tagging them for 2021. I seen so many cards using images that I have but haven't used this year and since layering takes time I will able to have time now till at least September when the panic sets in again.

 I'm now ready for Christmas, presents brought and wrapped, card written, posted with just a few waiting to be hand delivered. Which is why I've been missing for a bit, I've noticed that as each year past things are harder and take longer to do. Whether thats my joints being a pain of whether I just have to accept I'm getting older.

Monday, December 07, 2020


 Just posting some of the last Christmas cards I’ve made for this year. I love Mo’s images but they do take time to cut and layer and my colouring isn’t that good for one layer image. Now that my Christmas cards are done for this year I can take my time.

Some really old Basic Grey papers and it called for ageing my white image mat and the added the bow which was made with the Avery Elle bow die.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Serene Snowflakes

 I've been missing because I copied some of the cards I've already made and I now can say my Christmas Cards are all done. Their inside greetings have been added and they have been written now waiting to be posted. Since we are avoiding shopping in actual shops I need to special cards to add money too. Was going to ask my daughter to buy gift cards but with shops closing we thought maybe not such a good idea.

We are lucky to be in Tier 2 but for how long and if the goverment are as good as the flu jab with the covid vaccine I wouldn't be suprise if I'm still waiting this time next year!

I made this quick card using Serene Snowflake Stamp and Die set from MFT mainly because I brought it last year and it was never used. I did add strips of puffed tape (sorry can't think what its called but its sticky fixers in a roll) but as you can see its was a bit of miss in layering, once it stuck there was no way it was going to let me lift it up.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020


This new die from Simon Says Stamp is part of the new release Dicember and  I immediately wanted to make my Christmas tags. The snowflake die called Dainty comes in two parts one the actual snowflake and the other is an outline of the snowflake so it’s fits inside.

My first tag I just cut the outline made a small hole in one of the tall arms, threaded gold thread then stuck the glittery snowflake on. The plan is to write on the back.

Then I thought why no make it so you make a card type tag. So I cut an outline with a folded white card and made sure the arm of the snowflake was over the fold.  Again I made a small hole for thread then stuck the actual snowflake on top.

If you didn’t want the thread you could stick a bit of double sided tape on the back ready to stick on the parcel.

In fact I ended making a few ready for parcel wrapping.