Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Poinsettia and tinsel....

after a wonderful few days last week firstly at my Nephews wedding and what a wonderful day it was, in a stately home hotel which we had all to ourselves...amazing! Followed by some time catching up with family (sadly only 1 Aunty and 2 Uncles now) and a bit of Christmas shopping in Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon.  And some grandchildren sleepovers this week as it's half term..a fun filled time all round!

My card for this week is for a couple of challenges simply using a poinsettia stamp I bought last year to make my Christmas cards,

 I love simple elegant (well I try!! Haha) cards so I stamped the poinsettia on a scrap of Acetate with versamark, sprinkled and heat embossed with my new wow touch of midas (so sparkly and not quite gold or silver just simply gorgeous), a computer generated sentiment and a tiny little red robin to finish it off it et voila... I hope you can see that beautiful subtle sparkle (there are quite large pieces of sparkle in this wow embossing powder which subtly
sparkle in the light..)

I have already made about 36 Christmas cards to date before thinking of this design, but funnily enough they also use my favourite vellum as a pink snowflake in the background and my beautiful leaping reindeer and the little red robin to finish.....I have attached a little photo of them too as this is also a simple idea..

Challenge; Less is More, recipe to use Acetate or Vellum
I found this Christmas challenge by accident: october -rudolph-days-challenge
And this one is soft and The bits I have chosen to interpret are the banner (side on instead) & just one glorious flower Fusion soft and subtle

Sunday, 9 October 2016


I've not posted a card for a while but nonetheless have been busy crafting, a Pom Pom wreath for Christmas in creams, latte and few tiny red pom-poms...this led me onto making a pompom garland in pink grey and white for a friends new granddaughter and of course Christmas cards..I'm made 30 to date...amongst other projects I'm determined to finish such as binding my daughters king size quilt and my grandaughters double size quilt....a bit daunting and I keep putting it off!

My card this time is for the Less is more challenge DREAMS one layer and also ties in nicely with the AAA card challenge - photo inspiration  I decided to use bright colours as the card is for a niece who is starting out at university...and the sentiment 'Wish upon a star and follow your dreams'  is a mixture of creative license on my PC together with an old Pink Petticoat sentiment (unfortunately PP has closed, but I'm sure a lot of people still remember them)...

The stars are actually snow crystals, I only found these lovely stamps recently  At stamps by Chloe and thought they were so pretty and will be a classic for years to come. Enjoy