Monday, 28 August 2017

Magic of Christmas

Hi everyone. I've had another busy week - my mum and I took the boys to London to see Wind in the Willows in the West End. It was magical and I can't stop singing the songs. We also fitted in a trip to The Churchill War Rooms, an amazing and fascinating place, and a boat trip. I came straight back from London into another demo and some DT work but now I'm finally ready to blog again (and take a look at all of your blogs too, I promise).

Today's card is a step panel card, a new shape for me- I saw it in Quick Cards magazine and then on Jackie Trinder's fab blog so thought I'd try it at my demo.

I used Trimcraft's beautiful Magic of Christmas collection for this. I love the tartan elements in this one, especially the tartan reindeer and snowflakes. Full instructions for this card shape are in Quick Cards Issue 168.

This week is the last full week of the summer holidays and will to be a bit quieter I hope! We have the inevitable trip to the Tank Museum on Wednesday, only our second visit this year though!

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments. Cathy x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Time to sparkle

Hi everyone. Hope you have all had a good weekend. We had a fabulous family day out at Longleat on Saturday. It's one of our favourite places and we were rewarded with lots of great encounters with the animals. Yesterday was a quiet day at home watching athletics on TV- apart from a quick trip out to buy a car! We have bought a nearly new Vauxhall Viva, a little car to suit all the short journeys I do.

Last weekend my Trimcraft Christmas demos started and I have lots more booked for the next few weeks. The new collections are fabulous so today I'm sharing a couple of my demo makes using one of them, Time to Sparkle.

I think this is probably my favourite of the new collections, the black and gold is so elegant. I'll be making more samples this week for my demo at The Range in Cardiff on Saturday. I'm particularly hoping to get my hands on the dies which match as they are amazing.

Thank you for visiting today. Cathy xxx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A very Pink and Blue Christmas

Hi everyone. I am finally back in the land of Blog after a bit of a break. We had an amazing time in London watching athletics. The highlight was probably watching Mo Farah win gold- although my ears were ringing for a while after that! My boys had such a great time and when we left on the Sunday night, they paid tribute to their two favourite athletes:

Today's card is another Christmas card- but this time in an unusual colour combination.

I have to admit, I am a fan of these colours for Christmas, I think it's nice to have a contemporary twist sometimes.

These papers are from Craftwork Cards Julie Loves All Wrapped Up collection and I used my favourite Tonic die (Christmas Sentiments A Very Merry Christmas).

I am stuggling to get much crafting done at the moment with the boys at home but will try to keep up with blogging and commenting as much as I can over the next few weeks. Cathy x

I would like to enter this card for:
Win and Tonic August Challenge
Daring Cardmakers Unnatural with my unnatural pink and blue tree!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Pretty cards (for a change)!

Hi everyone. A big welcome to my new visitors and a thank you to all of those who visit regularly.

This week saw the 40th birthday of one of my closest friends so I decided I needed to make a pretty card for her, using the Craftwork Cards Floral Chalkboard collection. In the end I made two- and gave her a special card from my stash instead! I did enjoy making something pretty though.

I think I prefer the top card with the extra square layer added and will be using this layout a lot.

Today we are off to London to watch three evenings of athletics at the World Championships. Before we had children, we spent many summer holidays attending championships in countries like Canada and Finland. This time we are taking the children and they are very excited to be watching Mo Farah and Usain Bolt run. We will be fitting some sightseeing in too, with trips to the Natural History Museum and Hampton Court Palace planned. See you when I get back! Cathy x
I would like to enter the first card for:
Cardz4Galz Challenge 53 Pretty Pastels