Sunday, 31 August 2014


Hi fellow bloggers.  It is a while since I have played along over at Our Beautiful World....each week I will take photos and then tend to procrastinate and miss the deadline for submitting my link....but this week I am just in the nick of time!  We moved to a new property earlier this year and there are lots of gates on it.  My favourite would be our front gate.....because of the sign on it....
but as these photos show we have a few others as well.....
Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Christmas Wreath

Hi.  I am back today posting another Christmas card.  I am playing along again this week with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  This week's challenge #123 {Use a Wreath} by Bonnie is asking for a wreath to be used on our card.  This is one of only two Christmas wreath stamps I found in my stash (I wasn't feeling up to the challenge of actually making a wreath).  I am quite liking the way this card worked out....I have only made one card with this stamp before and I'm sure it is still sitting in my never used card stash.  I think the little field mouse is so cute and I'm pretty sure I will give this card to someone this Christmas!  Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Christmas Joy...

Well I think I am on a roll with my Christmas Cards.....I decided to take a look over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog this week and was pleasantly surprised as the weekly challenge #122 was to make a Christmas card using Black, Gold and Silver.  Not normally colours I would use for Christmas, inspired by the lovely creations of the other ladies I have had a go never the less.  I do love black, white and gold so adding a touch of silver was just the icing on the cake!  I do confess I need to go shopping as I now realise how little gold and silver paper/card stock I do own (and black come to think of it).   I'm quite happy with the end result and discovered I really like this stamp inked in gold.  For those of you who like this layout it is based on a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Thanks for taking a peek.


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Merry Christmas

Hi fellow stampers.....well, it has been so long since I have made a card and posted to my blog...over a month!  Thanks to my stamping friend Robyn I have been inspired to play along today with the team over at Festive Friday Challenge blog and their Challenge 38 by guest designer Maureen. This is the first Christmas card I have made for this year so I have a long way to go ...but I must say I am very happy with this card....not at all the colours I would normally choose for Christmas but I do like them.  Making this card gave me the opportunity to use an embossing folder I had never used before and also my little silver snowflakes which have been sitting waiting patiently to be put to use as well.  Thanks for taking a peek.