Thursday, 31 October 2013

Really need to get my finger out!

Oh boy do I need to get my finger out and get on with some work and post some cards on blogger.

I really must thank you all for the lovely comments you have made on my most recent posts and now I have made up my mind to make a concerted effort to comment on all the blogs I follow, no excuses, just get it done.

 I have been busy with the Tattered Lace Dies I bought recently and making Christmas Cards.  I have been using LOTV pre coloured toppers for some of my Christmas Cards and one day I may venture into using their stamps but not yet I am afraid.  Anne at LOTV asked if anyone was attending the SECC Craft show at Glasgow to take a cup of coffee for Rich who was running the stall on his own and did not get time to get one.  So I dutifully did my Good Deed of the day and delivered a large Cappuccino to him and also purchased a new pad of toppers.  I have also been making Christmas Wreaths with felt and card,  they were asked for after I showed the cream and gold one I made recently.  I have loads to post but I have not had time to upload them to the PC and get them shown here.

The Tattered Lace dies are so lovely to use and they don't need to be embossed so less time used to cut them out.  I have been looking at the cards Nancy demonstrated on Create and Craft and they are so simple to do but the finished cards are gorgeous.  So you will know what will be taking up a lot of my time.

 I can't sit back and play as I have another Demo Day at the "Good Companions Club" my mother attends.  Cathy who runs the club phoned and asked if I could attend next week and if possible could I do the demo on the felt brooches I spoke to them about when I was there last.  It will be head down and die cut 12 kits of various shapes for the ladies to try their hand at making the brooches.  Apparently there was a loud cheer when Cathy suggested asking me to come along as the ladies seemed to enjoy my last visit.  I intend to do only the most basic shapes. Poinsettia, rose, aster etc and Madge, one of the ladies wanted a robin.  Well I racked by brains and came up with a Xcut die which I should be able to use for the robin, will have a try tomorrow to see if I can successfully make one. 

I have decided to post a Christmas card I made using a LOTV topper and I made the theme colour green to get away from the usual red, will love to see your comments.

I used a square card and matted some green and white and green striped paper.  Die cut LOTV topper and background with Spellbinders Grand Labels One. The Die'sire Ivy die is so useful I love using it.  I have sprinkled some Glitter Dust on the baubles and add red gems for berries and added a sentiment.  The paper and card all come from my stash bought ages ago and the wrapping is now gone.

I hope you are all well but can see from some posts that some are falling by the wayside. I wish those who are not up to par a speedy recovery.  It only leaves me to say take care out there and look forward to seeing your comments on my card.

Wilma x x x


  1. Hello Wilma lovely to see you back here and with such a gorgeous card, loving your colours too, it really looks so crisp and fresh. It's a beautiul image too.

    Sounds like you've busy creating, looking orward to seeing what you've made, hugs Kate x

  2. Hi Wilma great to see you back and such a beautiful card, love those dies tattered lace have some gorgeous ones they are on my list lol huggles Sue xxxxxx

  3. Wow, Wilma I love the Ivy draping down with the pretty frame and ornaments.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Wilma your card is gorgeous, I love how the Ivy falls down the side to form part of the frame.
    Hazel x

  5. Lovely card Wilma, love your image and ivy die


  6. Beautiful, such a pretty effect with the ivy draping around the frame :) x

  7. Pretty card and pretty effect Wilma. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  8. Morning Wilma,
    Love the card, great effect with the ivy. I have a holly die that similar which I have used a lot for my cards this year.

  9. Lovely Christmas card Wilma. The Tattered Lace dies are gorgeous but I have shied away because they seem so expensive, but I'm sure I will succomb! Christine xx

  10. Gorgeous card Wilma! Love the way you have draped the ivy! Carole Z X

  11. gorgeous Christmas card Wilma, love the image and ivy,
    lovely to see you posting again.

  12. Hi Wilma,
    super card and design. love the colour green used.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Wilma
    Great to see you back, especially with such a wonderful card. The topper is lovely.
    Glad the ladies are enjoying your classes. Hope they don't ask for anything more obscure than a robin lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x