Saturday, 23 February 2019


I'm starting with an apology for my lack of commenting on your blogs but I've had problems with my shoulder and upper arm - of course it had to be my right one didn't it!!  I think it was probably down to spending a bit too long working on some needle felting which resulted in a repetitive strain injury although I've done loads of it in the past with no problems - advancing years I guess so will have to take things steady.  Anyway as a result everything I tried to do became quite a challenge, from getting dressed  to food prep and lots of things in between.  Typing was a definite no-no, hence my lack of comments but I have been visiting blogs in between sitting, resting and reading - such a waste of time because I do so hate not being able to craft in some form or other.  Today I've managed to get around to making a card using some stamps which I've had since they were issued some 10 years ago although they'd not been used for a while.

I started by colouring some cream card with Distress Oxide inks before stamping some random leaves around the edges and then two of the trees.  The smaller ones were second generation stamping so that hopefully they look as if they are in the background.  The 'Happy' word was die cut and I printed the 'birthday' word on black background to resemble  a Dymo label.  Another card which I think could easily be sent to a man so my box of cards is filling up with a reasonable selection I hope.

Happy - die from Crafter's Companion
Birthday - printed in label style using a Funky Hand programme no longer available
Tree Stamps - Tall Trees by Elusive Images  - obtainable from Chocolate Baroque I believe.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Snippets Challenge #346

It is worth popping along to the Playground to see a great Christmas card made using a die and would you believe there are three of these being offered as prizes if your entry is picked out of the 'hat'.  I decided to take along a baby card which was made using up various snippets of card from my ever growing collection of 'bits'.  I've used snippets of various patterned papers for the background and banner - the image was die cut from a sheet which I downloaded and printed.  A circular sentiment and a strip of faux ric-rac completes this card to welcome a baby boy.

Image - Lili of the Valley
Papers - various designs from my snippets collection
Sentiment - downloaded from Netty's Cards
Dies - Creative Expressions, Spellbinders and Stampin' Up.