Sunday, 17 November 2013

Singing under the lamp post

Hi to you all, my where has all the days gone since my last post.  I have been very busy making more and more wreaths and Christmas cards and they are all along the same lines so have not had much to post, you don't want to see the same things repeated I am sure.

This card tonight is one I love. It is using LOTV toppers from some I bought last year and I do like using them.

The paper is Papermania Home for Christmas, some red card and Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, the border sentiment is from my stash as is the ribbon and pearl.  I have added some glitter dust to make it sparkle.

As I have said I have been super busy and I am getting fed up making Christmas cards and wreaths.  I really want to get back to making other cards and projects.  I have accumulated lots of projects from blogs and Internet that I am interested in trying but at the moment it is all about Christmas.

The Good Companions Club my mother attends and I do a demo for them is going well. The ladies now want to try making stick pins and want to get their hands on my bead collection.  I have bought a few necklaces from car boot sales and stripped them down to turn into other items, thus keeping the costs down.  I have also been approached to assist with a wee craft afternoon at the church and if we get enough interested parties it will take off soon.  My hubby says I am taking on too much but it is something I enjoy doing and once Christmas is over I will have plenty of time to take part.

OK then you lovely people now the weather is getting colder please take extra care of yourselves and wrap up warm, keep all them bugs at bay.

Wilma x x x

Friday, 8 November 2013

White on White Christmas Card

Welcome to all my fellow bloggers and those who follow me and comment a big thank you.  I do appreciate it when you have a peek and leave a comment.

Today's card is one I tried but not too sure, I tend to like the red and green theme to Christmas cards but thought I would give this a go.  Sorry but the lighting is not too good, this time of year I find it difficult to get a decent photo.

As per normal it's an 8 x 8 card edged with Micro beads.  I scored the next layer of Centura Pearl Card and edged with some peel offs.  Next I used Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, largest Micro Beaded, medium embossed and lastly smallest decorated with little pearls. The sentiment is Spellbinders Labels twenty two and silver peel off for Merry Christmas.  Pearls from my stash.  Inspiration from Sue Wilson
Yesterday was demo day at The Good Companions Club and the ladies enjoyed making their brooches although some of them were a bit constricted by poor eyesight and I have promised those who were not able to take part that I would make one for them. I have mislaid my camera but will upoad the pictures when I find it, yes, I did remember to take photos, although it was at the end as I nearly forgot.  Get so caught up with all that is going on.  Some of the ladies ordered Christmas Wreaths for indoors and they proved very popular as I have orders for some more and also loads of cards for next week so I will really have to get my finger out and get them done.  Here is a photo of the wreaths, I also made bags for them.

Some of the ladies would like to make them calendars so I am having to source calendar pads for them, I thought because they were purely for Christmas it would not be a good idea but was overruled.  The pink one proved popular with the Lily of the Valley image of girl with candle and the felt poinsettias ones too.
Well back to the craft room soon. Hope the lucky people attending the NEC Birmingham are having a great time and spending load, can't wait to see what the Scottish Ladies bring back.
Take care out there and wrap up warm.
Wilma x x x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A little bit of Bling

Thank you all for your complimentary comments on my last card,  can't really take the credit as the dies did all the work.

What a night for fireworks round here, some people must have too much money by the sound of all the bangs and flashes going off all around.  I don't mean to be a bah humbug person but I feel organised displays are far better than setting fireworks off in gardens.  My main bugbear is the dogs of course.  Mei Li is terrified, sits shaking and hiding when she hears a bang but Shaolin is completely different he sits in the conservatory watching the rockets go off.  I had him out for has last walk and a rocket went off above his head and he just looked up and went on with his business.  Mei Li needless to say is still hiding, don't know when I will get her out.

My card tonight has the bling factor thought I would cheer myself up and bling my card.

I bought some 7 x 7 card from Anna Marie Designs at the SECC  and quite like the size.  The Tattered Lace Shoe  is die cut from some blue card mounted on Centura Pearl and the bling is added around the card and in the shoe.  I added a blue feather and ribbon and some hearts left over from another project. Sentiment will be added later.  On reflection I think I should have embossed the card the shoes are on but then it might have been too much.  What do you think, I love to hear your comments/suggestions.

It sounds as though it has quietened down outside so I will attempt to take Mei Li out.  It might take a bit of persuading but as long as nothing explodes she will be OK.

Thank you all for looking at my offerings and making so many lovely comments, I look forward to reading them all and am willing to take constructive criticism on the chin.

I hope the Scottish Posse (as Mrs Duck calls them) have a wonderful time at the NEC Birmingham only wish I had been going too.

Take care out there and wrap up warm.

Wilma x x x


Monday, 4 November 2013

Pretty in Pink

Welcome to my new follower Chris all the way from Canada, how wonderful to have you onboard and your blog is certainly one to have a look at

Also thank you all for your welcomed comments on my last card, did not know how the card would go down but you all seemed to like the die and card.  I spent a long time wondering whether to buy the heart die alone and by the time I made up my mind the only way to get it was in a Multibuy.  So wallet was stretched again but I had to have it.  They are lovely to work with, the card releases from the die so easily and do not need to be embossed so less work to achieve the desired effect.

My card today is another using some other dies in the Multibuy.

The base is an 8 x 8 card and the background is white pearlised card embossed with a folder I got when I bought the Ebosser. The Tattered Lace die for the corners is the Chantilly Flourish cut using pink card (on reflection I could have blinged it up a bit but this was my first attempt at using them), the Bow is Chantilly Bow which I am sure you will agree makes a beautiful bow.  On another card I used to different  colours and offset one on top of the other and achieved a lovely effect.  The ribbon and  pearls are from my stash. I will add the sentiment when it is decided what the card is to be used for.

Now I have started using these dies I am eager to get more made but Christmas Cards are high on the agenda just now.  I have also to finish the kits for the ladies at The Good Companions Club for Thursday, yes I will remember my camera and take some photos of them at work. One of the ladies at the club requested four cards "To the Both of You", three for Great Granddaughters and one for Great Grandson and one for a Special Friend so you can see I have been busy along with making wreath hangings too.  I have made five wreath hangings and had to make gift bags for them to go into. It has taken up so much time but they are complete just to photograph them and take them down on Thursday.

Well only leaves me to say take care out there and wrap up warm.

Oh sorry a wee note for Jen at Krafty Keepsakes The heart die is Tattered Lace Chantilly Heart.

Wilma x x x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Tattered Lace

How happy I am that I have so many comments on my last post.  It was lovely to see all my old friends and new friends commenting on my card even although my posts have been sporadic recently due to many things getting in the way of crafting.  I have made up for lost time recently and made a few cards.  This is one of the Tattered Lace dies I bought and I just adore them.  Not been very adventurous yet but have used cards from the demos that Nancy showed in her programmes.  When time permits I will have a go at some "Wilma Originals".

As usual this is an 8 x 8 card, background is Centura Pearl Card edged with some lovely blue and gold peel off I found in my box. Blue Pearlised card overlaid with white Centura pearl die cuts from Tattered Lace (Hearts), big blue organza bow and a few blue gems.  In Nancy's demo she made this as an Invitation Card where you can insert a card with all the details of the event but I like it sealed down.  Simple but effective I think.  I will add the sentiment when it is decided what this card is for.

Well the weather has sure turned cold today, when I was out shopping the thermometer in the car was only reading 4 deg C and it rained on and off all day.  Needless to say it was a quick shop to get the necessities and back home to a cosy house.  Hubby has not been feeling well again, he has not got over the last spell of  "man flu" and was feeling really poorly today and lay in bed trying to get warm.  Hope is clears soon as he is not a man who likes to be idle.

OK then folks that's it for tonight, off to browse your wonderful posts and make some comments.

Take care out there and wrap up warm.

Wilma x x x