Sunday 31 January 2021


The theme for this challenge is 'Hearts' and was set by Chriss. Pop over to International Art and Soul and show us what you can do following this theme.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used Hobbycraft red card as the base mat and set a hearts paper on it leaving a small red border. The hearts paper is from Papercraft Essentials. The large heart is cut with a Joanna Sheen die and all the other hearts are cut with a Hobbycraft die set. I generated the sentiment on the computer, cut it with another of the Hobbycraft dies and set it on the larger red heart. The small hearts were set as a border along the bottom of the card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 
As You Like It - True Love (Valentines)
Aud Sentiments - Sending Love + a sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday 17 January 2021

IAAS Winter

Join us again at International Art and Soul with your project this time featuring Winter, the challenge theme set by CraftyGirl.

I love seeing icicles and so I knew that my card would show these somehow but we don't have any here at the moment, I'm pleased to say. I had to resort to Google for some images and these were on ClipArt. I printed the image and then added Diamond Stickles to the stars twinkling on them. I added more of  the Stickles to the bottom so that it looks like a great snowy mass.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and I matted on to it a base of dark blue glitter card. I've had this so long I have no idea where I bought it, sorry. On top of this I set the icicles hanging from the top edge. I generated the sentiment on my computer and after printing and cutting it out I edged it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. This was then set across the bottom of the card. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes plus sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Snow Much Fun
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday 3 January 2021

INTAAS - Landscape

Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our first theme of the New Year, chosen by Josephine, of 'Landscape'.

I'm afraid I wasn't feeling 100% towards Christmas as I'd just had a kidney stones operation. I'm beginning to feel my age catching up with me and so I took the liberty of what I feel is cheating a little. I didn't have the energy to make a landscape of my own so I used a painting that my late husband did as a Christmas card quite a few years ago. We had been out for a drive in Northumberland and he took a photograph of this wintry scene. When we got home he liked it so much he did a water colour painting of it and used it for our Christmas card that year. The painting was framed and has been in our sitting room ever since. When I moved to this smaller home I still wanted it near me so it hangs in my living room now.  When I took the photograph of it I caught the flash on the glass so it has a bright spot and I didn't know how to get rid of it. However, I think it adds a little something to the scene.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The caramel coloured card is by Sue Wilson and acts as the base mat. I trimmed the photo round the beige mount and then fixed it to a peach coloured card - I'm not sure if that's also by Sue Wilson. I used a Joanna Sheen die to cut the fancy border in the peach card and added that to the bottom of the image before adding it to the base mat. A quick and easy card which I hope passes judgement.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
All Sorts - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Something in your Home