Monday, 5 December 2016

Making Do

My knuckle is finally healed enough to start making cards again! I must add that they are simple cards with pre coloured images or cards made just from DP.  Although I can make a simple card, I am still having trouble placing my hand into a drawer of supplies, or pulling one item out of a pile of others as anything pressing against my knuckle is  still really painful.

My husband had a good chuckle as one of the things I struggle with at the moment is pull my debit or credit card out of my wallet! The pressure needed to pull it free is hellish on that index finger joint...I must admit that I have forced myself to manage it though!!!

My card today features a Hobby House pre coloured image from a sheet of various sizes called A Christmas Tale. They are all owls or birds and I think they are quite cute. I have made up the whole sheet of images but will just show you two of them today.

To solve the problem of pulling papers out of my stash, I just used DP from a 6x6 stack that was already  out on my desk. It is called Christmas Wishes from First Edition. The DP all have a fabric texture and many of the papers are glittered already. Bit of a bonus!

Not much cutting of papers here. I just trimmed up my DP to fit my 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 cards and then just added a K&Co border backed with a snippet of the same red Bazzill card.  Normally, I would consider that a waste of paper and would inset the border into the DP... But that way would have been more work for my hands.

Luckily, I had some pre cut Spellbinders scalloped circles already cut from the red Bazzill heavy weight card and had some Stampin' Up ovals already stamped with a variety of words mounted on some oval scalloped punched snippets of the same red Bazzill card.  Snippets of green metallic shimmer card were cut with a  Martha Stewart Holly punch and teensy rhinestones make up the berries.

The second card from this sheet of images is this adorable owl family. I used a strip of script DP from the First Edition stack and again I just laid it overtop of the background DP. Joy is from a package of script dies by Sizzix Tim Holtz and is called Script Holiday Words.

Pretty quick and fairly simple. A random dusting of stardust stickles on the image and the Joy script and these cards were finished!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

November Rudolph Days Winner

I used Random Org to pick the November Rudolph Days Winner.

The winning number is #3 KateP. Here is the photo of the random org selection.

Congratulations, KateP.  You have won the Memory Box Deer Trio Die.

Please send me an email at and let me know your mailing address.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

November Prize

Just realized that I forgot to display this months Rudolph Days Prize. I have updated my Challenge post to show this Memory Box Deer Trio Die.