Sunday, 31 December 2017

Top 5 of 2017

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you had a great Christmas.

Hubby and I had a lovely day with Mum and my sister & family, then came home on Boxing Day. I was hoping to squeeze in a bit of crafting in before heading back to work on Thursday, but instead spent 3 days curled up on the sofa with a horrible throat infection where I could hardly swallow. Thankfully I'm now getting better and can eat solid food again, so (after I've tackled my massive pile of untouched Christmas chocolate) I'll be back to crafting in the New Year.

Since I have no new cards to show you yet I thought I'd run through my favourite 5 cards of 2017 instead.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas Pugs and gas problems

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new follower :o)

Sorry for my absence over the last two weeks, but the house has been in chaos with new gas pipes being fitted and our boiler being moved. Most of the contents of upstairs (including my stuffed-to-the-gills craft room) had to come downstairs so the plumber could get underneath the floorboards.  We had a small gas leak so we couldn't really put the work off any longer, but luckily the coldest snap of weather finished just as the work started.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Hello Lovely for LOTV

Hello lovely peeps, and welcome to my new follower :o)

Just popping in to tell you about Lili of the Valley's Facebook challenge for December - it's Anything Goes this month, so nice and easy.

For my inspiration card I've used Thoroughly Modern Misses - January with a winter birthday theme.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

It's Christmoose

Hello lovely peeps

It's the first Saturday of the month (aargh, it's December already) so it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. Our theme this month is "It's Christmas".

We have two fab sponsors this month:- 


For my inspiration card I've used Moose Ornaments from Bugaboo, which I printed onto Simply the Best card from Limetree Crafts and coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers (with a couple of Graph'Its/Marvy markers thrown in).

To turn the picture into a bauble I die-cut it into a circle and then cut out the cap and hook shape* from a scrap of yellow card. I edged both pieces with Antique Linen distress ink and added a green organza bow. 

* (I enlarged the 'red' bauble on my computer until it was the same size as my die-cut circle, printed it onto thin paper and cut it out to make a template)

Other ingredients:-
computer sentiment using Troutkings font
Cookin Cookies papers from Nitwit
Sizzix holly die
standard 2 hole punch
white uni-ball gel pen
red card
3D foam

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
 The Ribbon Girls Any image
Catch The Bug  merry and bright
Fab 'n' Funky #373 Christmas
Crafting By Designs December Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #357 Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x