Monday, 31 August 2015

Signs of Autumn

31st August already and two Birthdays that I know of today, my Mam's and a past work friend, so Happy Birthday Mam and Noreen, Jx

It's also the start of a new challenge over at Ooh La La, where Pauline has gone with the seasonal theme of...

Signs of Autumn

Now there are lots of Autumn images out there and for me I went down the Harvest route and thought a nice crop of apples turned into a yummy apple pie fitted the bill nicely.

So for my card, I pulled my image and papers from the Shawn Jenkins Collection and simply added ribbon and a sentiment.

Crafty Gal's Corner - Lots of Layers
Fab n Funky - Things with wings - butterflies
The Paper Shelter - Come fly with me
Crafty Ribbons - Butterflies and/or birds
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use a sentiment
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

As for Autumn activities - well that's the annual hedge trim done again!  Huge thanks to Colin for assisting with the chain saw and reducing the overall height again - hopefully that won't need done again...EVER!

Monday, 17 August 2015

One For The Boys

Today's challenge over at Ooh La La is hosted by Michelle and she has chosen

One for the Boys
as the current theme.

So for me, I headed back to my Paula Oakley CD and chose this lovely farm scene for the focal point on my card.  Matching papers are also from the CD.

Looking at the image, I think it could well be painted this time of year. Clearly the image was not painted this year though as we have yet to see a blue sky!!! lol!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - The great outdoors
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Snow in Summer

It seems like ages since I've done a MAWTT blog post - that's cause it has been ages, and it will be ages again cause we are still running on monthly challenges.

Today's challenge was set by Hazel before she left the team, but with a bit of luck she will join us as we follow the theme,

Snow in Summer

& I can honestly say that although we haven't had snow this Summer, it has been the coldest, wettest summer I can remember in a long time!  So heaven help us when we reach Winter!

Anyway, back to my card and just for a change, I've gone Bugaboo!  Papers are LOTV and the card is finished off with pearls & a ribbon.

So I haven't gone too snowy with this one, just a layer on the branch and some snowflake papers, but it's up to you whether you go for an all out blizzard or just a smidge!

Winter Wonderland - Songs - "When the Red Red Robin comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along!"
As You Like It - Fur or Feathers - Any other time of year it has to be fur (Cats) but at Christmas Mr Robin steals the show!
Holly Jolly Christmas - Feathered Friends
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon & Pearls
The Ribbon Girls - Just add ribbon Jx

Monday, 3 August 2015


A change from Bugaboo, and back to another crafting favourite of mine, Ooh La La and CD crafting as its the start of a new challenge over there today.  Lynn, has chosen


as the current theme and, as I grew up beside the seaside and loved collecting shells when I was little, I chose this shell image for my card.

My card uses my new, super de duper stepper card die from Maddy-Lisa available here. Now by the time this card posts, I'll have probably used this die loads of times, but this is my first make with it.  I think we can all see that the image used was a tad too big to fully appreciate the steps, but I made it whilst we were staying in Aberdeen the other month and I had limited cardmaking bits with me so I had to make do with what I had - still love the card though!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Breeze - Blue sky's & beaches
Crafty Boots - Beach/Summer vacation
Kitty Bee - Ocean/ Water Animals - Sea shells and other sea creatures
Polkadoodles - More that one fold