Friday, September 30, 2022



As usual I'm trying to catch up with blogging! 
Keeping my blog posts short while I try to get back in control! 
As ever Friday is Daring Cardmakers challenge day and this week it's our lovely Shabneez in the hot-seat.


It's Shabneez here and I would like to thank those of you that joined in with our challenge last week.  I've chosen an easy one this week:

Happiness is so important to us all and I'd like to see the word 'HAPPY' on your card.  It could be for a birthday, anniversary or anything that makes you happy!

There comes a point when I have to stop making excuses and start making Christmas cards! I never like making them until after my birthday, but that was a couple of weeks ago, and even if I do have a rotten cold which seems to be hanging around for ever I still need to bite the bullet and make a start on the Cword cards

I made a simple stencil just with a piece of scrap card by drawing the rough shapes of the apertures and cutting them out with scissores
I used washi tape to attach it to the card front, then rubbed a couple of shades of Nuvo Embellishing mousse with some bunched up scraps of old wet wipes and also coloured more scrap card with some lime green mousse for the letters

The trees are cut in black glitter card using one of my new Spellbinders Christmas die sets.  The HAPPY letters are from a Memory Box set of three versions of the word 'Happy' I used 3 layers for this card, but if I make more of the same style I probably won't be faffing around with that!
I had to make a new set of White on Black sentiments because I can't find the leftovers from last year.  
They'll be in a safe place....
To finish I punched a few tiny stars from card coloured to match the Coral, Rose Pink and Green I's already used and I was done 

Thank you so much for coming by

 Happy Crafting, Stay Safe, 

Standing with Ukraine

Friday, September 02, 2022

September's Elemental Inspiration challenge


And yet again I've fallen behind with blogging so I'm going to keep posts short and to the point in the hope that I can keep up with new stuff and catch up on my unblogged bits and pieces too/
We'll see how that goes!
This week its time for September's Elemental Inspiration challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers. 
 Our lovely Miri chose the mood-board this time

With these challenges you need to choose a minimum of 3 elements from the picture to use when making your card - and we don't mind a bit of 'artistic licence!
From Miri's picture I've gone with the rectangles and circles, leaves, shoelaces and all the lovely texture'

I chose some printed Kraft paper plus some corrugated card to cut the rectangles for the background.  The piece of corrugated card still had a little bit the brown paper upper layer stuck to it, but I liked how it looked so left it there.

To echo the crosses on the shoelaces I used some thread down the side and made a couple of cross stitches too

For the circles I used my Tonic nested circles set with some white and deep blue Bazzil card

The flowers are made using a craft punch and the leaves are die cut

I've not added a sentiment yet as I'm not sure what it will be, or where it will go either! Maybe on the circles, or perhaps under the corrugated rectangle

Thank you so much for coming by
 Happy Crafting, Stay Safe, 

Standing with Ukraine

30 Candles

Yet again I'm trying to catch up with blogging! 
The good thing is that I'll be trying to keep these posts short and not resort to the usual waffling 🤣
My card for Rizwana's 'Cakes and Candle' challenge to the Daring Cardmakers was a birthday card for my eldest nephew
I gathered a bunch of papers with a Newcastle United colour theme (usual plus 2nd strip) and used them to roll up  into 'candles'.  I stiffened some twine by covering it with glue and when dry glued one end of the pieces to the insides of of the candles 

I cut the card blank down so that the top row of candles would stand up over the folded edge. Then I adhered some strips of narrow washi tape across the card.  
The candles were arranged and glued down and a 'celebrate' sentiment die cut from layers of black and silver cardstock to complete the card

Thank you so much for coming by

 Happy Crafting, Stay Safe, 
Standing with Ukraine