Monday 4 December 2023

Daring Cardmakers

At Daring Cardmakers there is a stimulus picture. We are asked to use at least 3 items.

I started with navy blue paper then used 2 TLC star stickers. The gold braid bow matches the ribbon wound around the Christmas tree and the sentiment matches that on the shelf saying Merry Christmas. That's 4 items.

Lasting memories Guest Designer

 I'm the Guest Designer at Lasting memories this month.

The first challenge there is "A walk in the park". It must include outdoor photos.

I used some photos from a park I visited in Queanbeyan.

There were big green concrete frogs climbing on bars. I called my page "Hop on". 

We hope you will join in the fun there this month! 

Sunday 3 December 2023

Moving along with the times and Festive Friday.

 My internet has been down most of today after last night's storm. So, I've been making cards.

This first one is for Moving along with the times

I used a Forever friends teddy bear wearing a scarf.

My second card used the actual cover for a pack of 12 x 12 papers cut into stripes. It will be for Festive Friday where we are asked to choose 3.

I've used stripes, texture (wood veneer) and supportive sentiment.

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Farm Quest

 While making cards I created another one for Farm quest 

I was pleased to see I reached top 3 last week with my turkey layout.

This theme is sources of light, so I immediately thought Christmas candles.

I used fussy cut pointsettias on this, plus chipboard fence posts that I turned into candles by shaping the tops then inking them with gold. I also added 3 gold stars at the base of the candles. 

Hearts Challenge


At Hearts Challenge they want music plus a heart.

I made this rather innovative card using musical notes paper as my background, then found a picture of a couple sitting at the piano. The sentiment card on the left-hand side was perfect with this. There is a heart in the letter O. 

Friday 24 November 2023

Challenge YOUrself

 I've made this layout for Challenge YOUrself 

We were asked to use this sketch.

As my photo mat I layered 3 different papers to make a varied background. I also used similar papers to cut out my circles. After adhering those in place I used ribbon with a scalloped edge under my photo plus a row of washi tape. I found my title which I layered over the organdie ribbon.

To each of the circles I added a green flower and brad plus a wood veneer bluebird of happiness. I added my subtitle (Forever friends) with a wood veneer arrow. I also added some green triangle enamel dots along the arrow and down the left-hand side of the photo. Lastly, I sewed 2 buttons. 

The paler green border goes around the bottom too, the scanner cut it off.

That's me in the middle. 

Tuesday 21 November 2023

Double steampunk and Christmas card throwdown.

 I've now done a 2nd layout for the steampunk photos.

This one wasn't for a challenge but I managed to get my journalling on the tag plus use 3 more photos. 

Here's the combination of the 2 layouts.

I'm happy with how they match up.


At Christmas card throwdown they want a winter scene.

I made my first attempt at paper tole work this afternoon. The bear on this card has 5 layers. 
I enjoyed doing it and think he looks cute rugged up in scarf and mittens in the snow.
I chose not to use a sentiment as it is for a small child.