Saturday, 21 November 2015


The challenge at Less is More this week has the theme 
I have only had time for a couple this week as I had to pop down to Bath to look after my grandchildren briefly whilst my daughter had some minor surgery. I'm happy to report that all is well and she is recovering well. She had a rather enormous stone in a salivary gland which had to be removed!

Here I used a number background stamp from Kaisercraft, which I stamped and clear embossed before inking with 3 shades of Distress ink. The sentiment, a die cut  from Winnie and Walter is triple layered and mounted over a stitched tag die.
This is a card for my brother who will be 80 next week.. I can't believe it really, I don't know how we got to be so old! (He is 10 years older than I am mind) He's a real DIY freak hence the reason for all the die cuts! I pieced most of the items with a mix of white, silver and woodgrain card.

We have a concert with our choir this evening, which should be good fun and tomorrow we'll be out to lunch to celebrate our son's MIL's birthday! 

Have a good week everyone!

Monday, 16 November 2015

White Christmas

Here is a card made from the photo inspiration at Addicted to Stamps
I almost added a snowflake embossed backdrop but I know that die cuts don't stick so well on a bumpy surface, so discretion dictated that it was left plain! I think that the die cut panel adds just a little interest!
Yesterday we had a lovely lunch with our son and daughter-in-law in a country pub at Burpham. It's dog friendly and Minnie was very well behaved! Her she is looking pleased with herself having sat beautifully under the table whilst we ate our meal! Her lead was attached to my son's ankle I hasten to add!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

One Layer time at "Less is More"

The one layer challenge at Less is More this week has the theme of SANTA!
I took a little liberty and used an image of a duck dressed up as Santa!
I think he looks really cool!
He's coloured with Distress Inks which don't show through on the inside of the card as alcohol pens do!
The sentiment is computer generated  and made me smile.... it reads... What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?   ...A Christmas Quacker!
I've had this stamp for many years and once more it's coloured with Distress inks.The sentiment is one from four sets I bought at half price in the Craft Fair in Portsmouth a few weeks ago! I thought this Santa looked rather jolly!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


The challenge at the Male Room this time is Remembrance or Sympathy.
For this card I used Clearly Besotted's beautiful poppy stamps. I love the way the colours can be built up with these stamps.
The sentiment is from a tiny set of Memory Box letters.
It's also for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp... Thinking of You!