Sunday 18 September 2022

Snowdude in Blue

 Hi all.  Well it has been an emotional 10 days, so hard to comprehend the Queen's death.  I don't doubt I will be in tears tomorrow, all the pageantry and tradition gets me every time - I even well up when I see the Red Arrows on happy occasions!  Incredible to think of how many millions round the world will be watching the funeral!  I was in Belfast at the beginning of the week when King Charles visited, it was a real sense of occasion and the crowds about were unbelievable. 

I have another Christmas card this evening, again using my Simon Says Stamp set.  I don't normally used this glitter card as my base as it's a pain to get anything to stick to it! I've loaded on the glue and crossed my fingers 😉

Sketch from Inspired By (though I'm not entirely sure if I was supposed to also use their unicorn theme)

Colour theme from MFT Colour Challenge #196

Word Art Wednesday #561/562 - anything goes 

And finishing with a wee photo of Miss Molly - she loves a bit of David Attenborough and Frozen Planet is her new favourite programme! 

Saturday 17 September 2022

Snowy Snowfolk

Hi all!  What a lovely Autumn day we had today, really calm and sunny 😁  I spent it cutting back a load of stuff in the garden and another session of fence painting before the weather changes - I had the bright idea of changing the colour of our fence (from brown to sage) and I'm now 3 coats in!  It was a good idea at the time but I'll be so glad to see it finished!!  

Anyway I'm here this evening with a quickie Christmas card.  These snowdudes are from a Simon Says Stamp kit I bought at the start of the year, and the sparkle paste stuff I used for the snow was in it too.  My silvery sparkly sentiment was a bit lost on my card so I cut another 2 from some scraps of black card and double mounted it.  Pops more now in real life. 

Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch #611

As You Like It - glitter or metallic card - I love a bit of sparkle so it's glitter card for me! 
ABC Christmas - S is for Snow

Wednesday 7 September 2022

If I knew you were coming I'd've baked a cake

 Hi all!  Sorry I've been MIA, my mojo dipped below zero so I've taken a bit of a blogger break.  Need to get back in action though with autumn already here and lots of Christmas cards needing made!

So this card is a special request from my aunt for my cousin, not my best effort ever, but it does look better in real life!  Definitely need to get my daylight lamp out for these darker evenings - the icing on that cupcake is actually bright white! I've used this cupcake stamp from Honey Doo Crafts, sparkle added to the icing, clear gloss to the cherry and glitter to the sprinkles.  Die cuts all cut from silver glitter card, so there's lots of sparkle on this!!

Word Art Wednesday #559/560 - anything goes 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - stamp it

The Male Room #166 - song title.  I've chosen "If I knew you were coming I'd've baked a cake"... Well if my aunt knew you were coming she most definitely would have a cake ready and waiting 😋 so I knew I had to put one on her card!