My dear friend Shaz is starting a new challenge blog on 4th January, called Gruffies and Guests - where you will be able to use all your lovely House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies images! She asked me if I would like to be on the DT and although I thought I had retired from all the challenge blogs I was on, House Mouses are one of my favourites so I came out of retirement and said yes!
If you would like to enter the DT call, pop over to Gruffies and Guests where you will find all the information you need. The call is open from today until 14th December, so good luck!
We are almost out of letters now on The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge. This time we have the letter S. I was going to do Seaside for my ATC but it wasn't in my little pocket dictionary that I am using! So I went for Summer instead and still used the seaside stamps I was going to anyway!
I've finally made a start on my Christmas Cards and I need them to be quick and easy this year without too much being piled on them! So I have used a digi image by Pink Gem Designs and some bp from a huge pad I've had for years and kept it fairly simple. I am entering this for: Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Have a Beary Christmas' . Sparkles Monthly Challenge'Animals'
I knew exactly which stamp I would be using when we got to Q on The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge! As it didn't involve much work because the stamp took up pretty much the whole of my ATC I did a bit of paper piecing on it!
I don't seem to blog much lately, so to keep things ticking over here are my November calendar pages. I have just about managed to keep up with this project throughout the year, even though I am usually late finishing each month! I tried to get a foggy drizzly feel for these ones with a brighter blue for the day squares as we do occasionally get a bit of blue sky, like today!
At last I've managed to get my next ATC made for The Craft Barn'sAlpha Challenge - I've not had access to my craft room for a couple of weeks! Our letter this time is N and I went for Numbers for my word.
Our next letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge is L with the added twist of having to have a window on our work. I chose to do L for Look for my ATC and made what I hope looks more like a window than doors - they are shutters covering it! I will be blogging the book I have made for all these ATCs but thought I would wait until the challenge is completed and then take photos of all the pages!
Our next letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge is J. I decided to go for Jolly for my word as I thought it would go with Tim Holtz's lovely vintage Santa! I don't know if anyone else went for this word choice, I haven't checked the others yet! I've now made a book to keep all my ATC's in for this challenge, it's nearly full! I will miss this challenge when it ends!
Our new letter from The Craft Barn for the Alpha Challenge this time is G. I decided to do Girl for my ATC as I always have to bear in mind what stamps I have got that I can use! This is a Crafty Individuals stamp from my collection.
Where do these fortnights go! Time for a new theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges and this time it is 'It's A Male Thing'. I needed a couple of birthday cards for my great nephew's so used some Penny Black Stickeroos for these quick and simple cards.
The new theme for the month on Sparkles Christmas Challenges is Non Traditional Colours. For my DT card, I used an image from an old Christmas Card which was too good to throw away! I love my new Christmas tree die so it was a good chance to use it!
We are sponsored for this challenge by Lili of the Valley and the lucky winner chosen at random will get a £10 voucher to spend online.
Our next letter on The Craft Barn'sAlpha Challenge is O. I struggled to think of something I could do for this that I had a stamp for, and so went for Owl in the end. I wish now I had stamped my letter O over the yellow bit which is meant to be a moon - but I wasn't going to make it all over again so it will have to do! My pile of ATC's is growing, I must make my book to put them in!
The new theme onSparkles Monthly Challenges this time is Up Up and Away- anything to do with balloons. We are sponsored for this challenge by Crafty Ribbons, with a fab prize of a £10 voucher to spend in their store.
For my DT work I made a card using a Penny Black Stickeroo which I find so easy and convenient to use these days for a quick card!
It was my turn to choose the theme on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges this time, and I decided on one of my favourites, Vintage. I made this DT card recycling an image from an old birthday card which was too pretty to throw away!
The new theme on Sparkles Christmas Challenges for August is to use Charms and/or Brads. We are sponsored this time by Pink Gems Designs and we on the DT were all allocated a digi to use for our work. I coloured mine in with Promarkers and added a bit of sparkle to finish.
I am married with 3 grown up children, 2 grandchildren and 3 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!