Sunday, 31 January 2016

This months ATC Travel Swaps

I host the monthly theme ATC swap over on Docrafts - this months theme is travel!

You can use any technique or style,and as you can see, there is a wide interpretation of this theme.
I am just about to sort out the swaps and will be getting them out in the post tomorrow
I love joining in the ATC swaps on the Docraft and Trimcraft forums and try to enter as many as I can, it often means stretching yourself or trying out something a bit different on a small scale!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Wedding Card Commission

I make cards for several different charties including a local Sport for the Disabled one. They have asked me to make a wedding card for 2 of their members who are getting married and I was happy to oblige!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Velvet Plum Bows

I treated myself to a purple grab bag from Craftwork Cards sale and with the pile of papers, card and embellishments was this pad of velvet plum paper bows!

I just had to have a play with them and start adding bows to some cards - they are so easy to put together!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

More stash gone!

A quiet weekend has allowed more time for crafting - so a few more cards for the Charity box! 

I'm also up to date on all my ATC swaps for this month too. For anyone who wants to join in with my January Travel ATC swap , the details are here.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Using Up Bits & Pieces

My stash is far too big and one of my New Years resolutions is to try and make a hole in it!
These papers and embellishments have been around for ages and its about time they went.
These cards will soon be making their way to help raise funds for Sport for the Disabled, Cancer Care for Suffolk or St Elizbeth Hospice in Ipswich - all local charities which I donate cards to.

Friday, 1 January 2016

My Cozy Cave

This is my small and compact craft room- after years of crafting on the dining room table, I really appreciate a room of my own. Not surprisingly, the size of my stash has also grown to fill all the extra space. 

I love just spending the odd hour in here, listening to the radio and playing with my bits and pieces - I never have clear idea how my cards will turn out, I just put together a stamp, a backing paper and some embellishments and see what works together!

I find card making a great way of de-stressing from life and also a great way of making friends through my blogs, swaps and craft forums. A happy and healthy New Year to you all!