Morning all. Are you ready for a new Make My Monday Challenge. This time we are looking for 'Fun Fold' cards. I have to admit to finding fun folds difficult. I love the stuff that Debbie makes over at Secrets to Stamping. She's so good at this stuff. I really struggle however. I have recently discovered Kendra Sands Morgan and I'm a total convert to her new Kendra's Card Challenge. Whilst watching her You Tube channel I also discovered this Tri fold Shutter Card tutorial. I had some gorgeous oriental papers left over from doing her card challenge and decided to give this a go.
Monday 30 August 2021
Friday 27 August 2021
Morning all. Over at The Alphabet Challenge we are up to 'K for Kindness' and we would like you to use the word 'Kindness' on your creations. As this was the case I needed a quote and, as I've said before, one of my favourite sites for quotes is Baer Design Studios on Etsy. They didn't disappoint. I found a beautiful set and chose to keep things very simple and let it shine.
Thursday 26 August 2021
Morning all. Time for a new challenge at Cardz4galz. This week is really easy. We want 'cute dogs' please.
Tuesday 24 August 2021
I am totally obsessed with pigs at the moment. Totally obsessed! I blame lockdown. During the first one my hubby and I discovered a brilliant fun page on Facebook. Check out Alan B Grylls if you want a soap opera with felt animals. Be aware of the adult humour. Anyway, we discovered a whole community of like minded idiots and dived down that rabbit hole when I bought my hubby an Alan the Pig for Christmas.
Monday 16 August 2021
Morning all. As it's the start of another week today must be a new Make My Monday Challenge. It's slightly different this time as we want 'Anything but a Card'. Ok, the world's your oyster here. I chose to put my origami skills to the test and created a gift box.
Sunday 15 August 2021
Morning all. Time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Tammy has chosen 'Monochrome' as a theme. I usually go grey and white for this sort of thing but I stuck to simple Black and White for this stunning elephant stamp. It was a magazine freebie and I've been itching to use it.
Friday 13 August 2021
Morning. I absolutely love the recent entries for my Insect challenge on The Alphabet Challenge Blog. I was stunned by the variety on display. However, we have to move on to the letter 'J' and 'J' is for 'just one word'.
I recently bought an embossing folder that also cuts out part of the image. I was testing it out for a wedding card I have been asked to create and I loved the panel it created. I chose to use it for this challenge as just adding the word would let the embossing shine.
Thursday 12 August 2021
Morning all. Today we have a fun new theme for you over at Cardz4galz. We would like to see some 'texture' on your projects please. I loved this one as it gave me an opportunity to use some stuff that's been hanging around my craft room for ages. I have a whole box full of die cut circles and some of them have a lovely flock pattern on them.
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Morning all. I was so impressed by all the fabulous entries to my 'Shades of Blue' challenge but it's time to move on over at Cardz4guyz. Our new theme is 'Age is just a Number'. I am fully intent on not acting my age. I always said I would grow old disgracefully. Despite my body screaming at me that I am the wrong side of 50, Wednesday evenings see me scampering (ok, scampering may be pushing it a bit) about like a kid on the local cricket pitch. The under 11s think it's hilarious to make me run about. I try to teach them to do as I say not as I do. I can't throw for toffee but I can teach them the technique. I bowl at least one wide every over but I can show them how to do it properly. As for my batting - well, nowadays I take my glasses off, hand them to the umpire, squint and pray. They still love it if they can get me out.
Anyway, you don't get many lady cricketing images - and besides it's Cardz4guyz - so I used this fabulous image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps.
Monday 2 August 2021
Morning all. We would love to see your 'slimline' projects over at Make My Monday today. I won't be uploading any selfies then! Lockdown didn't do my waistline any favours.
For my slimline project I have created another Christmas card. I did go mad and break out a different sheet of backing paper. Hang the extravagance - give the cat another goldfish!
Sunday 1 August 2021
Morning all. I'm an hour late with my post. Detention for me then. I just looked at the date on the computer and panicked. Over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge we want to see 'Christmas Music' on your projects please. When I saw the subject I instantly thought of the perfect image. 'singing so beautifully' from Mo's Digital Pencil seemed just perfect to me.