Wednesday, 9 October 2013

What you never are 50!

Hi you lovely bloggers, my how time runs away.  It hardly seen as week since my last post and I have not done much in the old craft room too many other things getting in my way. 

My demo at The Good Companions Club last Thursday went down a treat.  The ladies seem to love making a card and followed my instructions very well and some added a bit of their own style after rummaging through my bit box and although I took my camera to photograph their attempts I completely forgot until we were leaving the hall.  So sorry that I do not have any photos of their gallant attempts at card making.  They are eager for me to do another demo as I suggested that we made Christmas themed brooches.  I have some felt cut out already and when I get the nod I will prepare some more.

I have been very lax at commenting on your posts recently, I have been having issues with my PC which was bought new in June and runs with Windows 8 and a few people have been having probs with this.  I am going to return it to the shop and get them to check it out as I am not too computer friendly these days.  Maybe my brain box cannot take in this modern technology or may be I am just getting too old.

I was asked to do a rush 50th Birthday Card, one of my usual glitzy feathery ones, and this is what I came up with.


 (The ribbon has photographed a silly colour but it is the same as the flower in real life and the hat pin is white, very poor lighting I expect)
I started with an 8x8 card matted some green satin card then white.  Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One, embossed with Spellbinders M-BOSSABILITIES Garden Lattice folder and decorated with some pearls. Next I cut two Tattered Lace Shoes, love this die, I used double sided adhesive on my green card and sprinkled Glamour Dust over as I did not have any green coloured glitter card.  I like the effect on the shoes and flowers.  I used the same effect for the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters dies.  I mounted the shoes on Spellbinders Floral Ovals die cut in white card.  The sentiment was produced on PC and cut with Labels Twenty.  Hat pin was from my stash.  The box was from Stella Crafts (ready to make up) and decorated with some peel offs I found while rummaging around my boxes (it is amazing what you find when you have look round, I tend to buy what I like and find a use for it at a later date), Labels Twenty, Delicate Asters, some ribbon and pearls.
Linda, who asked me for the card was delighted that I could produce the "goods" in record time.  As I love making these cards it was no problem at all.
Well have a few more cards for orders to complete and then I may be able to get down to crafting for myself.  I am looking forward to going to the Hobby Craft show at the SECC in Glasgow sometime between 24-27 October and have been saving up by pennies.  I really wanted to go to NEC Birmingham with Patricia, Hazel and Kate but caring for mum has put paid to that so Glasgow will have to do.
Well now that the weather has turn so cold, it was freezing when I took the dogs out tonight, I may find time to huddle in my craft space and make some more cards for Christmas and find time to comment on your lovely creations.
Take care my friends.
Wilma x x x


  1. Gorgeous card the shoe die and your gorgeous colours


  2. Stunning card Wilma. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. What a beautiful card Wilma, I love the stilletos they are so beautiful. Like you I am can't wait until the Glasgow show comes along as I can't wait to go along. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  4. Hi Wilma, just discovered your blog and your cards are lovely. Those heels are to die for, and I'd be sure to break an ankle, or both, if I tried to wear them :) I'm sure the ribbon matches the flowers - they say the camera can't lie but it does, time and time again, when it comes to photographing our projects! Elizabeth xx

  5. Gorgeous card Wilma, love the colours and a fab matching box too, Carole Z X

  6. Hi Wilma,
    Lovely card, and the box is the finishing touch.

  7. Hello Wilma, what a gorgeous card, the shoe image is fabulous, oh to be able to wear shoes like that, Love your colour theme and embellishments. The box is beautifully decorated and just finishes off the whole project.

    It would have been lovely if you had been able to come with us, but at least you will get to Glasgow and who knows we might all be able to meet up at sometime, bus passes are a wonderful thing. Hugs Kate x

  8. hi Wilma, lovely to see you back, your card is fabulous, love these shoe dies myself and those gorgeous aster flowers.
    glad you had a great time doing your class...LOL

  9. Great card once again Wilma. Gosh I have that shoe Die and very rarely used it
    Never mind there will always be another time for Birmingham
    Elaine and I are hoping to get to Glasgow on the Thursday. We had decided not to bother but Elaine is getting withdraws. We have done Glasgow together for the past 12 years

    Patricia xx

  10. Hello Wilma, gorgeous card, I love the green and smashing die cut combination. Hope you have a great time at the show. I would also have loved to go to Birmingham, hopefully next year. xx Flora

  11. Wow Wilma, what a gorgeous card design.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Hi Wilma
    So sorry Im behind. Don't know how I missed this.
    Fabulous card and box. Love the minty colour.
    Enjoy yourself at the show.
    Ang x

  13. beautiful Card Wilma, glad the class went well I love the blue card you taught them shame we cant see what they came up with, next time...

    John x