Saturday, 30 November 2013


Well here I am to post the cards I've made from the November parcel Liz gave me ......... and just in time to as tomorrow is a day I've been waiting for, the day we start opening our Advent parcels, oh I love having that little gift (actually 2 little gifts, even better!) to open each morning.
Anyway back to November, we're not finished with that just yet! When I opened Liz's parcel I could only see 2 cards I could make but after a bit more thought and playing around during a lovely days crafting with Liz I managed to make 4 so I was happy with that .......... and here they are ....

I really like this one, quite simple and easy to put together

I put together the background, green strip of card, ribbon & button on this one from my parcel and then had no idea what to do with it!!! I left it aside and later on hunted through my own stash and found the picture, nestie shape & greeting which I added to it. I'm not a lover of green as my friends know but I do like this with the green & yellow and the little touches of red.

This one almost made itself it was so quick!! I was just playing around with bits when it all fell into place. The dark strips on the corner strip of backing paper are actually narrow purple ribbon but it doesn't show well at all here!!

I'm not too keen on this one myself!!

So there we are, one year of monthly parcels and challenges completed .......... it has been lots of fun and I've enjoyed both making the cards from the contents of each parcel and the anticipation of what there might be in the next parcel, ........... I'm looking forward to next years parcels and challenges but there's those advent gifts first!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Part 1 of 3!! The challenge for Novembers parcels, chosen by Pat, was "Ribbons" ............... every card must have a piece of ribbon on it. She knows I don't do ribbon, LOL, although the influence from her & Liz is helping me to use them a bit more so it wasn't as scary a challenge as it would have been earlier in the year!
I managed to get 5 cards from Pats parcel and have quite a lot of lovely bits left over still.

On this first one I used the ribbon to "hang" the little squares on, I used pieces of my own red & white card for the background.

This one came almost totally from my parcel except for the little red gems & greeting. Again I used the ribbon to "hang" the picture from but this time I didn't take it all the way down.
As usual I'm not totally happy with my colouring, the poor little hedgehog looks like he's been in the sun too much, LOL, although the pink is not quite so deep on the actual card.

A very simple one and everything from the parcel, just background paper, a topper, greeting  and a piece of ribbon

The background paper here came from the parcel, it was so lovely and bright I really wanted to use it but had no idea how ......... until I remembered I had some sunflower toppers tucked away, ...... an oval of white card to bring them out and, I think, a lovely card. I couldn't fit ribbon across in a way I liked so I used a little "artistic licence" and added a bow, well it's made from ribbon!

I'm really not sure about this one, ............. I cannot decide if I like it or not, I seem to change my mind every time I look at it, LOL

So there we have my cards from Pat's parcel ..................... onto my one from Liz next, mmmmmm I wonder what she's put in there? I love opening these parcels and letting all the goodies fall out.

Part 2 ....... NEW DOODLES!

2 new Doodles I have done this week, both took several hours to complete (not all at once!), I have to call them doodles as I'm not sure what they are .......... but I'm happy with both and enjoyed doing them. I used chalks to add colour and was pleased with the soft smudgy effect they gave and the way they blended together.


Blogging in 3 parts today as I have different things to show you and don't want to do it all in one. Firstly here are 3 cards I made from a "Spotted & Striped" theme for a group I belong too, I was happy with all 3 of them.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Here are 2 cards and a card front I made last night and this morning from my stash .......... I spent a day sorting all my nesties cut outs and embossed bits, got a load of old polypockets and cut in half, then put shapes in some order ....... ie. ovals in one, square in another, round in another, etc, ....... and put embossed all in separate ones so I can see exactly what I have when I want one instead of rummaging in a box and never finding anything!!! Of course while sorting them out I came across a few bits that gave me ideas so here are the results ...............

This one is just a card front at the moment waiting to go on a card, I was just playing around with odd bits and pieces and came up with this,

This one I needed to make for my SiL as her Birthday Card never turned up (Grrrrrrr!! Flipping Royal Mail!)

This one I just liked, LOL