Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday Smiles

Friday again, and after spending the morning tidying my really, really messy craftroom, I'm ready to join in with Annie, A Stitch In Time, and share what's made me smile this week. And there's been a lot!

This was today's dawn.
It was freezing but I couldn't resist going out, in my PJs, and taking a photo of those fabulous pink clouds. They look like candyfloss.

I just had to show these photos my great-granddaughter, little Lacie, playing peek-a-boo with her mum, Jenny.


That chuckle is guaranteed to make us all smile. And she's wearing the little sweater I knitted for her second birthday ... though it's clearly too big!

Here's another great-grandchild, Callum, having a chat with Santa.
He hasn't been too keen to meet Father Christmas in the past but this time he surprised everyone and seemed very much at ease with him.

These two books are a late birthday present from my lovely daughter, Juli. She hasn't been too well over the last few weeks ... a bad attack of sinusitis which, so far, has refused to respond to antibiotics.
Because of that, she wasn't able to visit me on my birthday so, a few days later when she was feeling a bit better we visited her and these were waiting for me. She says they will keep me busy - I'm sure she's right at that!

And talking about keeping busy, here's some happy mail that arrived yesterday.
Having taken up knitting again, I now can't get enough of the beautiful yarns that are available at the moment. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a one trick pony and only knitting the same pattern over and over again ... the one for the asymmetric scarf I modelled in this previous Friday Smile.

And finally, this week's funnies.

Given what I've just admitted above this one seemed very appropriate.
And this one too.

Right, I'm off to do a bit of knitting whilst watching Tipping Point - I'm addicted to both :)

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas Scene Card - A Snippet Card.

I'm not being the most productive card maker at the moment but I somehow found time today to make this easy peasy card using two dies from a lovely Christmas Scene die set which came free with a magazine - title totally forgotten - some aqua and white card rescued from the snippet basket.

A tiny shape from the waste from the die, coloured yellow, was used to create the star on top of the tree.

After an absence of several weeks I'm skipping back to the playground at Pixie's Snippets Playground to catch up on what everyone, including Parsnip, has been up to recently. It's nice to be back.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

November Card

We're into December and here I am posting a November card. Typical of me! As my gran would say, 'like the coo's tail, always behind'. Anyway this was the card I made for the UKPC November Swap - the theme was not, as you might think, 'November' but the number 'Three' and this is my interpretation. There's three base layers, three leaves on a topper made up of three colours.

Supplies used:

- a white A6 card blank from Docrafts Papermania with matching envelope
- dark brown card - recycled from a photo folder making use of the scalloped edge already there for layering. Leftovers were used for the base of the topper and the leaves
- grey card - recycled packaging- embossed with a Darice folder, Fall Leaf Background 
- scraps of Black Magic Core'dinations Spell Caster trimmed into strips to create the coloured background on the topper
- the leaves were cut using Tattered Lace dies, Lavish Blooms Leaves, from leftover brown card and a piece of white card I'd sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Rich Gold
- November word cut and layered from one colour of  Core'dinations card and the dark brown card using Tim Holtz Calendar Words from Sizzix
- greeting 'For You' from Winter Wonderland stamp set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- a scrap of natural raffia for bow

I'm pretty pleased that I managed to use some of the Core'dinations card - it's been sitting in my stash for a very long time, forgotten and unused. That's such a shame because it's lovely card. I chose to use the reverse rather than the front as intended because I thought the autumnal shades were just right for this card. 

Time to concentrate on Christmas cards now. Only 23 days to go. And, as I've not made as many this year as in previous years, I have a bit of catching up to do.