Friday, 25 February 2022

Rudolph Days - February 22

Hello there,

It's the 25th, so time again for another 'Rudolph Days' challenge hosted by lovely Scrappy Mo.  Here's this month's card:

All the stamps that I've used on this card are by Crafty Individuals.  It's very easy to change these quirky dogs by giving them a Christmas hat.  I've made a few cards using this stamp, so look out for more in the future.  The snow was made using Dr. PH. Martin's Bleedproof, which I've mentioned before that I love using as it gives a really good white coverage, so it's just perfect for snow.  

That's all from, so I wish you all a very happy and colourful day x 

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Blue and Gold

Hello there,

How are you all keeping? Good I hope.  I'm just about over my Covid episode now and although I've definitely felt under the weather, I know that things could have been much worse, so I'm thankful that It's been as mild as it has been.  The weather has been horrendous here and its raining again now, so I've had plenty of time in my craft room, which is a place where I'm always happy to be.  Goodness me, what with the lockdowns and now Covid, I don't know what I would have done without my crafting.  I have a great bunch of craft mates who always keep me smiling, so all is good.  

Now onto the card making and here's a card that I made for an online challenge but as I did lots of fussy cutting..... and I mean lots of fussy cutting, there are plenty of snippets on my card, so I'd like to add it to Di's latest challenge over at the Snippets Playground.  Here's my card:

The original challenge was to use blue and gold and add something stencilled in the background.  My background card was blue, so I stencilled the moon.  Next, I stamped and embossed the gold trees, then stamped and cut out the white trees for some contrast and to give a snowy feel.  You were allowed to use black or white in addition to the blue and gold.  The trees are by Stampin Up and are a set that I still love after many years of using them.  

That's all from me for today and I wish you all  very happy and colourful week xx

I'd also like to add my card to the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Masculine

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 14 February 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello there,

Just a quick post from me today to share a card that I've made for Valentine's Day:

This card features one of my favourite stamps by Crafty Individuals and the backing paper that I've used was made by my lovely crafty friend Lynne.  It's quite a simple card but it says everything that it needs to.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - All Loved Up
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Hearts and Flowers

That's all from me for today and I hope to be back with you all again soon x 

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

It's A Dog's Life!

 Hello there,

I promised a short while back that I would post some of my latest Crafty Individulas samples and here they are:

I apologise for the resolution. There was an issue which I've now resolved but these were taken prior to me getting it sorted, so they're not the best I'm afraid,

There were five new stamps, four dogs and a set with lots of little matching elements which are really useful.  You can't see too clearly but I've used these on my backgrounds and on the border of my first card.  All of these sets will be available from Crafty Individuals within the next couple of weeks.

Update on the COVID situation as a few of you have asked how things are.  Hubby and I have now both tested positive.  We are both feeling under the weather with some of the symptoms but we are both triple vaccinated, so finger’s crossed that it won’t get any worse than it is now.  I’ll let you know how things go xx

That's all from me for today folks, so I hope that you all have a lovely day xx

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Just A Few Snippets

Hello there,

I hadn't intended posting today but I've just noticed that there's a new challenge starting over at 'Snippets Playground' so I thought that I'd pop over and see what everyone's up to, lots of mischief going on I imagine!  I was lucky enough to win a prize in the grand draw over Christmas and I won two lovely stamps by Sweet Dixie.  Now it would have been very rude of me to pack them away until later in the year wouldn't it and I had to see if they stamped clearly ;) That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!  Here's the card that I've made using one of the stamps:

Nothing too complicated here.  I simply stamped and embossed with VersaFine, then coloured in the gold bits.  As I have a few Christmas papers that I've never used, I thought that I would make a start on them.  I stamped a few holly berries by Crafty Individuals then fussy cut them to add on the corners for interest. these are my snippets.  I mounted my image onto red to match up with the berries.  Next time, I think I'll colour the image but this time, it would have been too busy with the background paper.

The weather its truly awful today, wind, rain and sleet, so I'm very happy here in my craft room.

If Pat is reading this..... Thank you for your comment on my last post and for mentioning the problem with the photo resolution.  I looked into it and I think I've solved it, so hopefully that won't happen in future x

Message for Magic Maggie.... I only have a few Stampscapes stamps at the moment but I will be adding to my collection when I can (I need two birthdays like the Queen! ;)   If you just type Stampscape Stamps UK into Google, then the site comes up and you then have the option to select UK.  The website is not very good and takes a bit of navigating but they arrived with me within two days, so great service and I would use the site again.  They are actually sent out by Serendipity Stamps as I think Stampscapes are based in the US.  Hope that answers your questions  x

I'm really done now :) :) xx

Thursday, 3 February 2022

New Stampscapes

Hello there,

It seems like absolutely ages since I did a blog post but I've had no desk top computer for the last couple of weeks.  Thankfully, it all seems to be running okay at the moment, thanks to my SIL, so finger's crossed that it stays that way!  We've also been at our Son's house for most of this week decorating our grandson's bedroom.  His bedroom revamp also included a new Captain's bed which three of us started putting together yesterday....what a nightmare.  After three hours at it, we decided to call it a day and start again this morning.  We had literally just arrived when our DIL tested positive for Covid, so it was coats straight on and back home again.  What a pickle to be in and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that we haven't picked it up over the last couple of days,  It will be nothing short of a miracle if we haven't.  Right then, that's my news so onto my card.  It was my birthday last month and I asked my Hubby for some Stampscape stamps which he very kindly bought me.  If you remember, I won a set in a challenge last year and after that, I was absolutely hooked on them.  Here's the first card that I made with them:

I'm sorry that I haven't been commenting much over the last couple of weeks but for some unknown reason, there are quite a few blogs that will only let me comment as anonymous on my iPad and as I mentioned, I've had no desk top.  I will now try to catch up the best that I can as I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to.

Finally, I just wanted to let you know that Jean from Crafty Individuals will be on The Craft Store tomorrow (Friday 4th of February) at 10am and 2pm.  She has some lovely new stamps by a young artist called Ellie Mulligan, so hope you can tune in.

Take care of yourselves and I'll be back in the next few days to share some of my samples.  Until then, stay safe and stay happy xx