Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011


I have had little time this week to make any Christmas cards for me as I have been busy making cards for sale.  Today I finished putting the cards I have made in cello bags and so at long last have had time to start on my cards.

I used a clear stamp and an image from the Daisy and Dandelion range.

I have entered this in the following challenges:

4Crafty Chicks challenge#65:  Snowflakes
Charisma Card Challenge#46: snowflakes
Cup Cake Craftroom November Challenge: Sweet Christmas
Lollipop Crafts Challenge#58:  Anything goes
PaperCrafting Journey:  Anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  Christmas Crackers
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge#61: Christmastime

Monday, 21 November 2011

A busy life

People have always said that when they retired they didn't know how they ever managed to find time to work and after 2.5 months I can quite see what they mean.

Since I retired at the beginning of September I have had my son and daughter in law over from Hawaii for a 2 weeks holiday, a new baby granddaughter born at the beginning of November, joined U3A and go to a Family History group each month and also a card making group each month and also set this blog up..

What has taken more time than anything has been card making as I am running a card stall twice a month at Church to help raise funds for the repair, restoration and re-ordering of the church I attend in Cuckfield, Holy Trinity.  Last Saturday I sold over 50 cards at my stall that I ran whilst there was a fundraising pianothon going on; I now have to try to make good my stock before this Saturday when there is a sale at the local primary school.  I am quite pleased it is only a 2 hour sale and not the 12 hours of last weekend!!!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Off to find Santa

I was thinking of cards that could be made fairly simply and quickly ready for sale at church over the next few weeks and came up with this design which wasn't particularly quick as there are lots of parts to cut out, emboss and assemble.  Nevertheless, I liked it and so have made a pack of five to add to the other packs.

I used some paper I bought a few years ago, some white embossed pieces of card and some black to add some dimension to the layers as well as co-ordinating with the reindeer.

I am entering this in the following challenges

Forever Friends :  Christmas is coming
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 106:  Christmas Traditions
Pile It On Challenge: Traditional Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom:  Sweet Christmas
Paper Pretties:  PCW180 Non Traditional Colour
Crafyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge#46:  Whatever lights your candle
Papercrafting Journey PCJ23:  Embossing

Saturday, 12 November 2011

A second baby girl card

I made several cards before my new grandchild was born because I couldn't decide which one I preferred and we didn't know whether it was going to be a boy or a girl.  I made three girl cards and this was my number 2 choice.  I used a Crafts Too embossing folder - Happy Valentines Frame and then in the middle I mounted the little bunny topper on pink card.
I have entered them in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge#59: Baby, Baby
Papercrafting Journey Challenge#23:  Embossing
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge#128:  Cute
DYSU Challenge#45:  Inspired by Song  - "Run, Rabbit, Run" a Flanagan and Allen song.
4 Crafty Chicks :  Baby, Baby, Baby
2 Sisters Challenge#65: Anything Goes
Designed2delight: Baby

Friday, 11 November 2011

Blog Candy Alert

There are some wonderful digi images available as prizes on blog challenges but can you beat 50 digi images as a blog candy?  See Handmade by Jenn if you are interested.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Pretty in Pink

I looked at the variety of blog challenges out there and the design for this card just popped into my head.  I went rummaging around some 12x12 co-ordinated papers and voila ...... my card.

I have entered this for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Baby Knitting

I enjoy knitting and was so happy to be introduced to a charity in London who needed knitted baby/kids items as part of their work in London.  I have taken two large parcels of knitting up to their offices in London during the last year and have another big bag full to go up before Christmas.
Knitting little bootees and mittens is ideal when travelling by car as I can use quite short needles and use up lots of small balls of wool that has been donated to me.

Kids Co tries to make a practical difference to kids living in poverty in the London area.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Pumpkin girl

I am on a roll trying to use up some of my crafty stash.  One can never have enough stash but just sometimes you have to make space for more by using some of it  lol

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes :  Challenge #34 - Birthday
Charisma Cardz: Challenge #44 - Cutesy
Heart Song Inspirations:  Challenge 23 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Baby Girl Card

My daughter has just given birth to a little baby girl and I needed to make a baby girl card.  This was the result!!

I have entered it in the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #117 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges:  Young at Heart
Craft Inspirations Paint:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bird House

My mission today was to make a card for someone moving house.  I was trying to think of something different and had this stamped image of a bird house and thought would be suitable.

I have entered it into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Stamp and show a house
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge:  #58 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts: Challenge #55 Anything goes
Dream Valley challenges: #19 Anything Goes
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Say it with sentiments

Friday, 4 November 2011


I just loved range of digi images that included this one with a cupcake.  I needed to make some cards for kids and decided to use this one.  I tried to focus on the pink for the colour co-ordination.

I have entered it in these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas :  Challenge #32 Cut it out
Charisma Cardz : Challenge #44 Cutesy
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #55 Colour Combo
Heart Song Inspirations: Challenge #22 Embossing or three or more layers
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #155 No sentiments
Bows and Berries: Challenge#13 Clean and Simple
Fresh Brewed: Challenge #71 anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #19 Anything Goes

Baby cardigan

I have just finished knitting another little cardigan.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


This is one for donkey lovers and seeing as though the donkey lover I had in mind had a sense of humour (a bit painful at times) I decided to make a funny one for him.
I have entered this in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog Challenge # 40: Make me Laugh
Birthday Sundaes Challenge # 33:  Birthday
Cards for Men Challenge #22:  Animals
Charisma Cardz Challenges # 43:  Anything Goes