Thursday, 2 May 2013

One to brighten the day

Well who is a lucky girl then?  Before joining blogger I had no luck in winning anything but now it seems my name is popping up all over the place, yes I have won more Candy.  Kat at ran a blog candy and when I opened blogger yesterday morning there was my name.  Thank you Kat I look forward to receiving you candy.

My card today is one I made from die cuts in my box.  When I get a new die I love  to try it out and get carried away sometimes. Hence my bit box is overflowing, must get round to using more.  I think we crafters all have the same problem.


8 x 8 card
Yellow and black card from stash
Die'sire Embossalicious Chantilly Corner Embossing folder
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles and Rose Creations
Pearls and sentiment from stash
Marianne Butterfly die

The Thursday afternoon "Good Companions Club" my mother attends have asked if I would like to start an afternoon session showing them how to make cards and other bits and pieces.  I don't know if I can do this, I don't know where to start.  If any of you lovely ladies have any ideas I would welcome the input,    I would like to do it as their ages range from 60 something to 90 something and recently they have purchased a few cards from me.  I have donated a few cards to the club for their funds, they were cards I made when I first began crafting and did not know what to do with them.  They have raised £15 to date and I have a few more to hand in.  I honestly did not think when I first started making cards that they would prove so popular and now, because of all the encouragement I have received since posting on my blog, I am beginning to believe in myself.

OK then enough of my rambling I am off to browse your posts and comment on your, I am sure, beautiful creations.

Take care out there.

Wilma x x x


  1. Beautiful card Wilma two great colours together and a lovely design ...


  2. Gorgeous card Wilma. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Rita xx

  3. WOW!! Your yellow roses look amazing Wilma and look so fabulous on the black background. I love the butterfly too.
    Well done your your blog candy win!
    Sue xx

  4. fabulous card Wilma, congratulations on your win

  5. Beautiful card love those flowers ,on your club thing ,you could make a card to take with you for demostration purpose ,then how many you will have in your class make the kit`s for that card and of course one for you then you can demo it as you go you may need loads of glue and tape .Melanie

  6. Gorgeous card Wilma, I love the black and yellow together and the splash of white just makes it pop.roses are wonderful.
    Re colouring, Jak Heath has a tutorials on her blog on colouring skin nd hair. POPS TOO have a wee look.
    Well done on winning the candy, enjoy creating with it, Kate x

  7. Gorgeous card Wilma. I also cut mountains of pieces when I get a new die - I have boxes of them.

  8. This is gorgeous Wilma love your colours how cheery
    jacqui x

  9. Fabulous Wilma. The club idea is great. My mum used to go to a day centre and they had somebody come in to do cardmaking. It was all very simple, but it went down a treat. Good luck. Christine x

  10. Gorgeous card Wilma. Love that embossed corner and the lovely roses. Love the colour combo too.

    I think you should go for giving lessons to some of the ladies. If you start of with something simple and have enough kits for them and yourself to make up as Melanie suggests it will be fun. I think simple is best as probably none of them have crafted before. Having everything prepared means less for you to take with you!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

  11. Gorgeous card Wilma, love the bright colour! As for the craft group - go for it! My friend and I started teaching workshops a year ago, once a fortnight - now we are twice a month and be asked to do extra 'one offs'..we make up kits and look at different techniques each time. I am so glad we started it because I really love doing it! Carole Z XX

  12. hi wilma just to say i started a wee craft class 18th september last year and Love it it is Just my neighbours
    and a few friends , it is a lot of work cutting out
    embossing etc.

    If you want to have a wee chat let me know



    1. hi again wilma meant to say I just Live a few miles
      away from you as rejects is also my local craft shop too, maybe we could meet up and have a chat about your classes if you want.?

  13. Beautiful card Wilma in lovely colours! Congrats on your win also!xx

  14. Great card Wilma loving the colours and I am not normally a "yellow" person.
    Good luck with you wee class it is good fun if rather a lot of work behind the scenes.
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  15. Hi Wilma,
    I love this card. It's so bright and cheerful. Love the design and die cuts under those superb roses.
    As for your little craft demonstration. I would personally make up a fairly simple card with some die cuts. Make up die cuts for the ladies so they don't have to use your precious embosser or GC, and then all they have to do is assemble them in a similar way. You could also show them how you made it too.
    Hope this helps as this is what I did at my club.
    Have a wonderful crafty bank holiday weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Hi Wilma great colour combo on your card, the black and yellow go fab together. As to teaching the group or demonstrating, keep the ideas simple and cut your dies before hand. It's more work for you but takes the stress out of demo/class.

    Most important of all enjoy it!
    Hugs Erika.

  17. Ooooo .... this is wonderful Wilma.

    Very bright and beautiful .. I love it!!

    Gorgeous die cuts.

    With regards to the craft club .. .. I really think you should go for it. With work like this your classes would be very, very popular.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Hello Again Wilma

    I have just scrolled back I particularly love this dramatic card it is stunning! So sorry to hear about your GC Don't know what I would do without mine. Good job they are cheaper now than when they came out!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx