Sunday, 13 October 2019

Christmas Card Club - Card 21/2019 - Nativity

Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Many thanks for taking the time to check out today's post - your visit is much appreciated.

The challenge for today's Christmas Card Club, set by Rita, RMG Creations, is the 'nativity scene'. Difficult this one. A trawl through my complete stash of stamps and dies came up with nothing remotely related to the nativity. Luckily, I have kept cards received for Christmases past and that's where I found the image I have used as the topper for today's card. 
Supplies used:

- a white 5½" square card base
- gold cardstock 
- star patterned paper from Sizzix 'Christmas Spirit' paper pack
- dies: largest dies in the Spellbinders 'Renaissance Jubilee' Designer Series & M& C Boutique's 'Heart' die set;Docrafts X-Cut's 'Star' 
- Docrafts X-Cut circle cutter - used to cut the image out of the old card front
- Versamark and gold embossing powder - used to edge the image once cut out
- various adhesives

That's it for CCC today but I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for today's theme. You'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always they are so much more creative than me.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


Hello Everyone,

It's a grim day here, so much so that even our resident flock of sparrows have taken refuge in the escallonia for now. However, that makes it a perfect day to join in with Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. 
The mess on my desk today is just too much! I'm still working on my son's album, of course. And, in the meantime, my desk has become the dumping ground for any bit of ephemera and embellishment not used. All those little dishes need clearing out. Soon. Today would be good! And those scrap pages need to put away too, which is why they are out, ready and waiting, on the desk.

Here's close-ups of a couple of the pages.

I wasn't able to attend the quilting class on Thursday due to trouble with the car. The EM went out to put the sewing machine in the boot (trunk) only to discover the back window was smashed to pieces. No clue to how it happened but, fortunately, it was insured and so was replaced by teatime.

For those of you who read it there's no book bit either. This week I'm listening to Nikky Gemmell's 'The Invisible Women's  Society' - not a book but an Audible podcast which is free for members.

In answer to our Shaz in Oz's questions from last week about the audiobooks I listen too, I should explain that most are also available in real book form - many much cheaper to buy than in audio form. And, yes, I do sometimes read a real book too, preferably in large print as my eyesight isn't as clear as it once was - this is because I'm developing cataracts in both eyes and there's a bunch of floaters in my right eye which are incredibly distracting. About as distracting as the tinnitus in my right ear. Oh, the joys of getting older!

On a brighter note, the EM is making his famous potato and leek soup and the most delicious aromas are drifting my way - yum!

That's it from me today. Be sure to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to visit so many more desks today.

I hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW and wish you a great week ahead.

Monday, 7 October 2019

In A Vase On Monday - Cupcakes and Tartan

Morning Everyone

I have a very quick and simple little arrangement for Cathy's In A Vase On Monday today. So without further ado ...
I found the sweet little tartan vase in a charity shop last week and just couldn't resist it. It reminds me so much of my father's regimental tartan, and the Highland dancing performances I endured as a child - I was a very nervous little dancer. True it is a bit bright and bold so, regretfully, all the colourful roses that are still in bloom were dismissed and instead I opted for the many and delightful white Cosmos 'Cupcake' that are still looking wonderful.
I even slipped in the only love-in-a-mist, Nigella 'Mrs Jekyll', I could find.

That's all this week - I said it was quick and simple this week.

Linking this post to Cathy's In A Vase On Monday, and joining with the many others who share their floral arrangements each week. If you have filled a vase today, I'm sure you would be very welcome to join in too.