Saturday, 10 November 2012

I'm Back (was I missed? probably not)

It feels like an age since I last posted a card but this week has been a round of Doctors, Nurses, Social Events, not for me but my mother who is 86 year old and cannot get around very well and needs my services as nurse, cook, taxi driver etc. not that I mind but this week everything came at once.  Hopefully this weekend I can play more with my recent purchases.  I was watching Create and Craft one morning and said to my hubby that the Cricut Mini would be a good buy and low and behold what arrived on Friday a Cricut Mini.  It's an early Christmas Present from him, he did it all himself.  Yesterday afternoon was spent setting it up (not that it took long), downloading the Cricut Craft Room software and fiddling about a bit and wallah there was my first cut out.  This will help me with my matting and layering as well as I just cannot cut a straight line as is evident on some of my cards.  Having the facility to type what you need and weld it together in any size (limited by A4) is super.  I have a 40th birthday card to do in a week or so so this is going to be ideal to cut out 40 and Claire the recipients name. Oh I am a happy person and what a lovely hubby.

Welcome to my new followers, who would have believed I would have so many in such a short time.

I have managed to produce two cards this week and here is No1

A4 white card folded in half
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Blue and Spotted cardstock from Forever Friends Gift Wrapped A4 Double Sided
White glittered card for Poinsettia
Corners - Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents
Blue ribbon, sentiment and pearls from stash
Creative Expressions Fancy Pearl Embellishment
As usual ladies I eagerly await your comments, I just love logging on and seeing all your posts and reading your comments.  I am sorry this photograph is not perfect but I took it this morning when the sun was shining and it seems to have cast a shadow, but at least we had some sunshine. I shall leave the second card for tomorrow in case I get carried away playing and am not able to produce a finished card.
Take care and have a great weekend.
Wilma x x


  1. This is lovely Wilma great poinsettia really takes pride of place there in the centre

    jacqui x

  2. Fantasic card thanks for sharing .Melanie

  3. Lovely ard Wilma. The blue and white is great and I love Resplendant Rectangles. Hope youcan relax a bit now after your busy week. You certainly have a wonderful husband! Christine x

  4. Beautiful card Wilma, love the blue and white colour combo. That Poinsettia looks gorgeous in the middle.

    What a lovely husband buying you the new Cricut mini. I've had a Cricut for ages and it doesn't get used often enough! My husband recently said why don't you just buy a new Kenwood Chef after I'd been thinking about it for a year. I really missed my old one when it died..... of old age!

    Hope you have a quieter week with more time to craft. I hate having to work, it would be more fun to have more time to craft and knit and bake and cook lol!

    Kat xx

  5. Hi Wilma,
    I did miss you, and your wonderful cards. This one is fantastic. I love your spotty papers or card. Fab design too.
    Well hubby sounds like a lively gem. Enjoy your early Chrissy Pressie.
    Have a wonderful crafty afternoon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Wilma,
    sorry that should read lovely not lively.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Thats ok Jenny he is lively as well.

      Wilma x x

  7. Hello Wilma, yes we have missed you....such a gorgeous card and just love your colour combination, love all the different shapes yu have used



  8. Well Wilma weren't you a lucky lady getting such a super gift? Yes you were missed if you hadn't posted comments on other people's blog I would have been thinking you we're ill. Your Mum is a lucky lady to have you do all these things for her. I must say I have good daughters and sisters who helped me when I needed it.
    Your card is lovely and nice to have you back showing your cards.

  9. WE MISSED YOU!!!!, Welcome back and what a gorgeous card, I love the embellishment in the middle. Blue and white is fantasitc together.
    Lucky you, and hubby sounds like a wee gem with his early christmas present. Your cards I think have always been lovely, but now they will be outstanding, won't they! Great stuff Wilma, looking forward to seeing more cards, enjoy your gift, kate x

  10. Hi Wilma, your back...............thank goodness
    My are you a lucky lady!!! I have a great hubby but that would never enter his head.
    Hope your mum is OK, lucky she has you to help.
    Your card is beautiful, great composition and colour.
    Great to have you back

    Patricia xx

  11. Beautiful card Wilma. Love the colours. Lucky you getting the new machine - such a thoughtful husband.

  12. hi Wilma, what a lovely husband you have, glad you enjoyed playing with your new machine.
    your card is beautiful, fabulous design

  13. Hello Wilma, I have passed you the Leibster award, continue enjoying your crafting and making me smile. xx Flora

    1. Thank you Flora, boy an award for me, am so excited. Now all I have to do is work out how to pass this on to five worthy crafters. Will have a play later.

      You are a darling Flora to think of me I am well chuffed.

      Wilma x x

  14. Good Morning Wilma,
    A lovely card today, the blue and white is such a clean, crisp combo, love the poinsettia, really lovely.
    Lucky girl, getting early Christmas pressies, that was lovely of your husband, bet you were over the moon.
    I too find it hard, to find enough free time to craft, I work for myself, have three dogs, and moved back in with my 80 year old mother, who, God love her, is losing her marbles, and has various problems, when I can craft, that is my therapy, lol.
    Enjoy your day today Wilma, you will be cutting out all day, lol.