Saturday, 16 June 2018

Snowflake wreath

Hello lovely crafters, 
It seems we are bang in the middle of summer here, we've had endless long sunny days and hardly any rain. Not much good for we gardeners but I'm loving the sunshine. 
In the middle of all summeryness this we bring you a new Christmas challenge at 52CCT:

Who doesn't love wreaths? I'm sure this will be a popular theme. The design team  have made some beautiful cards so do take a look. 
I chose not to stamp it this time but to create a snowflake wreath as I have seen others do. 

The background paper is a dark purply colour which I'm not sure really shows up here, and the snowflakes are in silver and two shades of pink. 
As I've used snippets, I can hop over to Pixie's Snippets Playground.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day and I hope it's sunny. x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Inky snowflakes

Hello lovely crafters. 
I've finally made a card I'm happy with and, as is the way of things, it was really quick so the long time I spent on my previous idea was completely wasted!
I made this for the new 52CCT colour challenge. The colours are a bit unusual but I'm sure we will see some inventive cards from our loyal followers. 

Here is my card:

 I used one of my favourite techniques of stamping and embossing, inking then ironing off the embossing between scrap paper. Don't forget the paper or you'll get a sticky iron. 
I stamped the snowflakes and then wet the paper and sprinkled red, orange and yellow brushos over the different areas. I used a brush to spread them a little. Then walk away and allow to dry. 

I hope you like it too and are tempted to join in the challenge. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

I'm linking this to:
Christmas Crafts all Year Round - Non traditional colours

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Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas. 

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything goes. 

Saturday, 2 June 2018


Welcome to another week at 52CCT

This week Andreja is bringing you a Sketch Challenge:

I'm pleased with this card but once again I wonder if it is very Christmassy? I like the subtlety though. 
We'd be pleased to see you if you have time to join in before the Friday deadline. 
Thanks for visiting and Enjoy your Day. x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Third time lucky

Hello lovely crafters. 
We've had some beautiful weather here recently and all my time has been spent outside. I still have to try and cram in time to make a Christmas card every week and this one actually came together very quickly on the third go!

Our challenge this week at 52CCT is to use lace. 

I never go as far as looking for real lace. I found this lacy edge stamp and like the look of it. I'm sure I have some pretty lace and it would look good on a card. 
I've used stamps from several sets to create my border and coloured the lights and stars with yellow sparkly gel pen. 
If you'd like to search through your stash for lace then do join in. The challenge closes on Friday. 
Thanks for visiting and Enjoy a lovely weekend. x

I have actually timed this right for the Rudolf Days Challenge this month. Enter a Christmas themed card between the 25th and the end of the month. 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Falling stars and an apology

Hello lovely crafters
Here is my card for this weeks 52CCT challenge on the them of Stars:

It's a lovely theme and should get your ideas flowing. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but when I'd made it it didn't look very Christmassy so I made another one at high speed in different colours. It's actually better too though I'm not quite happy with the sentiment. Bit mad though, making it all again, but I have another version ready for another occasion!

I cut out the stars which came from The Range and are very pretty but are a fiddle to get out of the dies. 
Mounted it on a scrap of backing paper then fitted the cut out stars back into the holes. 

The reason I am so pushed for time is that I am creating a Flower Farm here. I'm still working the day job for a short period as well as setting this up during the worst spring ever. I took two weeks out to go on a Floristry course which was brilliant but put me even further behind with everything else. My new site is : and I am on Instagram @floralacre The website is not finished yet. I'm finding that and all the social media stuff hard as it's all new to me. 
I am constantly chasing my tail but am making progress. I'd love to catch up with you all but don't know when I last had time to visit any blogs. Thank you to those of who still take the time to visit. I will get back to visiting soon, I hope. 

Popping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground as I have used ancient snippets and also old cardstock!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Gold and turquoise - Yum

Hello Lovely Crafters, 
Lucinda has chosen a delicious colour combination for this week's challenge at 52CCT

I still didn't have much time so this is simple card but I love the colours and the richness. 

The bauble is coloured with turquoise Brusho and I dipped the ribbon in to so it's all matchy matchy. 
Do have a go, though it's hard to think of Christmas when spring is all around. 

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy your Day. x

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Tied up with string

Hello Lovely Crafters, 

Can you believe it's May? We've been so busy longing for spring that April has passed by. Spring is at least here and parts of April were, indeed, lovely. 

This week at 52CCT we have a sketch challenge brought to you by Lucinda. 

I can see now that I haven't followed it very correctly but I hope it's near enough and  I can be forgiven. If not I'll have to be struck off.  
I embossed a piece of inky crumpled paper and used that as the base. The lovely stamp is from Creative Stamping #35

We hope you will have time to join in, have a lovely weekend.