Monday, 21 January 2013


What a very wintery weekend we have just had.  Seren's school stayed open but we could collect them if we wanted so I left work early to do so.  Saturday her Dad took her out on the sledge which she thoroughly enjoyed and I took her to the pub for lunch.  Sunday was very traumatic for me as my 14 year old westie had a seizure so I had to rush him to the emergency vets which luckily by that time he seemed to be ok.  They kept him in overnight and I collected him today.  He responded well to treatment so just got to keep my eye on him.

With our wintery weather I've decided to make yet another Xmas card following the lovely sketch over on Christmas Challenges (with sketches) which has an added twist of using a doily.

I have used my Henry Mouse with Wreath stamp available from Whiff of Joy and coloured him in with pro markers.  The dp is from Dovecraft back to Basics Christmas paper pack and the cardstock is Old Olive from Stampin Up.  I have used a sentiment and gem stones from Hobbycraft.  I have kept it quite basic as most of my xmas cards have to be posted.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


I'm so glad the snow didn't last very long where I live as I hate having to drive in it.  It did take me a little longer this morning though to defrost the car as it had some thick ice which I had to chisel away with my ice scraper!

A dear friend of mine who has moved to Devon is celebrating her birthday at the end of this month and will also become a Grandma for the first time so I decided to use the sketch over on Sketch Saturday for my inspiration for her card.

I have used one of my favourite Me To You Bear stamps called Cupcake Treat and coloured it in with pro markers.  I then cut out with my circular nestie.  The dp is a piece from the Me To You Especially For You paper pack and the ribbon from the matching ribbon set.  The cardstock is from Stampin Up (not sure what the colour name is as it was an odd piece I had left over).  Sentiment is from a stamp set in my stash as are the flowers. I've kept it quite flat as it has to be posted.

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Can't believe how cold its gone again with snow expected!  A good excuse to get my first Xmas card of 2013 made for the challenge over on CCWS which is themed 'A Special One' which you can choose one of the sketches to follow from 2012.

I have followed the lovely sketch from week 20.  I used my Angel Tilda image and coloured in with pro markers and added gold glitter to her wings and halo.  The papers are a selection from Dovecraft Back To Basics Christmas pack and the cardstock is Very Vanilla from Stampin Up.  The ribbon is Always Artichoke also from SU with a bow made from my Bow-Easy.  The sentiment is from craftworkcards layered onto a plain oval punched out with my SU punch and the green flat backed pearls were from my stash.

Hope you are all having a good start to 2013.


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