Monday, 9 September 2013


Evening all, we had another fine day today after a miserable start but boy is it getting colder or am I getting older.  Will have to dig out the sweaters and cardigans soon.  The dogs love it when the weather is cool and more so when it has snowed.  They are lucky they have thick double coats to keep them warm.  This summer has been a no no for them too warm by half, all they have been doing is finding a cool place to lie down.

I am continuing on the Christmas theme today and tried to do a CAS card but did not quite get there still adding too much to my cards.  What do you think?

8 x 8 white card
Noel cut on Cricut Mini using Teresa Collins Christmas Cartridge
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Des'ire Ivy die
Silver holographic card, red and green card from stash as is the gems
Not too much going on in this card and when I passed it by my mum she liked it and says "it's not too fussy like most of your cards" do I take this as a compliment or what?  I like it its clean and fresh looking but maybe the Ivy leaves would be better in gold. Oh what the heck it is done now.  I really like the Ivy die and you will see more in future cards.  I have a few more projects for it in mind.
Did not do much today other than the usual housework, ironing walking the dogs and trying to get some craft time in.  Did not succeed with the craft work but played around with a few ideas in my head and of course found time to browse your blogs.  I often wonder how I coped working full-time and shift-working and doing household chores because since I retired I just do not know where the time goes.  Better organised then I expect.
OK then fellow bloggers time to go,  I eagerly await your comments on this creation and noticed I have another follower.  Yippee!  You are all most welcome.
Take care out there.
Wilma x x x


  1. Wilma I love this card, it's not fussy but it's beautiful.

    Hazel xxx

  2. I also think it is fabulous Wilma, brilliant layout.

  3. Fabulous card Wilma love your blingy wreath


  4. Gorgeous card Wilma. I'm not a fan of holographic paper but it certainly looks effective on your wreath. Love from Christine.

  5. Good morning Wilma,
    Great card not too fussy I am liking the ivy could be used lots of ways.
    Poinsettia looks good in the traditional red & green
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  6. Morning Wilma,
    Love the simplicity of your card, great Noel die cut, the red sets it off a treat.

  7. Really lovely card Wilma. I think it is perfect as it is.

  8. I love your card Wilma, it's just perfect and I love the colours against the white. Have a good day, Kate x

  9. Hi Wilma,
    this is a really great Christmas card. Love the wreath. It looks fine in the silver holi to me.
    I too can't seem to make a CAS card . Maybe one day both of us will. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Wilma, I too am not a huge fan of holographic card, love the Noel and poinsettia mind. I have done something similar and have either stuck to green or the same colour as the background card which works well especially if you are going for a less is more approach.
    Isn't crafting all about the fun of experimenting anyway?
    Some of my favourite cards never end up as I first planned.
    Enjoy the process and have fun playing, that's my motto.
    Hugs Erika.

  11. Hi Wilma
    Lovely card and am sure it would look great in any colour.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  12. Hi Wilma, this is the wreath, love what your Mum Mum bless her, was my biggest fan and biggest critic! Carole Z X