Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Crafters Companion Sparkling Tree, MFT Santa's Elves and Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greetings Christmas cards
It's good to welcome you back for the ABC Christmas Challenge for October and it's hard to believe that after this one, there will only be two more Challenges before the big day!
Thanks to everyone who played along last month. We had some great entries and if you entered, don't forget to check the post on the ABC blog to see if you were a lucky winner.
and they are:
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
I smooshed a few shades of blue ink to create the sky background. I placed it behind the MFT Peekaboo Wonky Window after I stamped and embossed the little greeting with white embossing powder. The images are from MFT Harvest Mouse set and I stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut them before arranging them on the frame. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
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Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 3 September 2021
T for Two.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.
Do you ever think that you need to press a reset button on your crafting habits? I have been giving it some thought lately because I've got into the habit of letting other things take precedence and that leads me to feel less creative when I get around to taking some time for crafting. I often only sit down to make a card when I have a DT deadline and have to apply my bottom to the seat because I hate to renege on a commitment. This gives rise to a pressured and rushed session that leaves me feeling unsatisfied. It isn't as if my time is being spent in other ways that feed my soul. I'm usually busy and love seeing people again, but find that this tires me much more than it used to after staying home so much in the last 18 months. And I've been following watching/listening/reading the news much more than is good for me with all the horrific things that are happening to my fellow human beings and the planet we all share. Don't get me wrong - I think it is important for me to be informed about what is happening so I may help where I can and place my vote where I think it should go. However, it is not helpful to feel overwhelmed by things I have no control over, and it is time for me to reconsider how I am choosing to spend my time. So, I need a new start where I include the things I want to do in my day like crafting, reading, and walking. September always seems like a good time for starting again - I suppose that's a throwback to starting a new academic year, and I hope the enjoyment and relaxation of these activities will return when I prioritise time for them again. After all, at one time it was hard to get me to do anything else lol - and that was a whole different issue!
Anyway, I'd like to share my card for the new ATSM challenge - and this time we are looking for your birthday ideas.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
For the sky background, I smooshed some watercolour paper in a few shades of blue ink and then stenciled some snowflakes on.
I cut everything out using the Memory Box Country Church Frame dies and stacked the circle, church, roof and trees three times to give them some dimension. I added some yellow card behind the church to give some lights in the windows, and added glitter to the roof, fence, trees and foreground to show some twinkle in the snow.