Snowmen love

So I signed up for a Christmas Card Swap in the Kit and Clowder facebook group. You make a card for someone random and you get sent one. How exciting! I thought long and hard about what to make and decided on something reasonably neutral colour wise, but keeping with how I tend to make my cards. This is because I have absolutely no idea what the person might like. I decided to go with a winter theme! It seems rather perfect, actually, as it is currently snowing. The first proper snowfall of the year. I sent it off to Isle of Wight on Friday afternoon and believe it or not, it arrived yesterday. Only the Monday after! That is almost faster than sending things domestically, heh.

I made a card using my new Noor Design dies. I I have used the following Noor! design products: Ice Crystal no.1, Ice Crystal no. 3, Ice Crystal border and border die 0357. For the image I coloured in my most recent Lili of the Valley stamp, called Cold Hands Warm Heart. The two snowmen holding hands are so cute! I used copics for this. I felt I had to colour something in as it was a part of Kit and Clowder which really is all about teaching how to colour! (Excellent classes btw, do try them if you haven’t!) The ribbons, pine cone and flowers are by Wild Orchid Design.

The colours I used are: B0000, B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, R91, R93, R95, R99, W1, W2, W3, C1, C3, Y17, YR15, YR07, E44


Robin delivering mail

Time for another Christmas card, I suppose! This one is made with a pre-coloured image by Wild Rose Studio. It is so sweet and a little untraditional, which I like! I decided to keep the card reasonably simple by adding silvery sparkly snowflakes made with a Tim Holtz die, some silver rhinestones as well as some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.



The links will be added when I get back home at the end of the week!

Ribbon bauble for a baby girl

Time for another challenge at the Hobby House! The challenge was added at the start of the month and it is now time for my contribution. We have the fun theme of Ribbons! As I always make cards, I thought I’d give a go at making something else entirely and stumbled upon this tutorial. I didn’t follow it exactly. My bauble base is 10cm diameter and I have used 9 different ribbons, or was it 10? I have definitely lost count of how many pins I used for it! I’ve actually had so much fun making this that I’m already planning on making another one, heh.

All the ribbon I have used in this project are from The Hobby House. They are such pretty ribbons!


This has been entered into the following challenge:

Divas by Design – Use Ribbons

Santa Wreaths

Good evening! Time for another Christmas card. Only two weeks to go, can you imagine? I guess this means that I will be doing my Christmas shopping the last minute this year as well. Oh well, there is always next year to improve in, right? heh

The card today is made with an image from one of Lily of the Valley pre-coloured pads. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the punched border and branches are made with Martha Stewart puncher! As usual I never remember where the paper is from… Sorry!


Thailand and a pink and girly card

Aonang Beach in Krabi

I am back home again really, and no I haven’t been gone all month! Before I show you a card I will show some photos and tell you of my trip to Thailand.

Together with a few friends (some new) we travelled all over Thailand. We started in beautiful Krabi where we spent some on a longtail boat visiting seven different small island, swimming in the sunset, snorkingling in a cave and had a bbq on the beach in the dark.

Phi Phi Island

The following day we took a ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi and spent a few hours on the beach enjoying brilliant sunshine and salty water in an enchantingly beautiful lagune. It really is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Then we took the ferry from Phi Phi and spent a couple of lazy days in Phuket before we flew up to Chiang Mai.

Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai we went to the night market, we did elephant trecking (which included bathing them, feeding them and riding them for about 45 minutes), and we visisted Tiger Kingdom where we got to be together with tigers. We also got to cuddle them, even the big ones, and watch them play around us. I will post one of the photos of me cuddling a tiger in one of the new posts! What an experience!

The southern beach in Hua Hin

After Chiang Mai we flew down to Bangkok and spent the day doing some shopping before heading down to Hua Hin. We drove through some pretty nasty weather and the storm had knocked over lots of trees, knocked out the power and there was a lot of water in the streets (about 30cm or so high). Thankfully the weather cleared up just in time for the wedding so the couple did indeed get married on the beach. It was beautiful! The following the day the sun can out to play all day again and we visisted the monkeys by the temple on Monkey Mountain.

Bangkok by night

We then drove back to Bangkok where we spent another day and a half shopping and just having a good time before flying back home. Apart from the day we went to Hua Hin, the little rain we had was during the night. The rest of the time we mostly had brilliant sunshine! What a dream holiday it was!

After I got back I have been a bit unwell so I haven’t been able to really update my blog again until now. I shall keep updating it frequently again, though, from now, and I have some exiting news to share at the weekend! This week I have dug out all the crafting materials again and started on the massive task that is Christmas cards so expect a few of those over the following month!

Right, card! Today I’m showing you a card that I made a little while ago. It is a tri-fold card made with a blank from Witch Craft UK. I have used papers from Papermania, and small yellow smarties looking buttons from Craftwork Cards. The main image is a pre-coloured topper by The Hobby House, which I have edged with a Martha Stewart Puncher. The leaves are also made with a Martha Stewart puncher and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.