Sunday, 26 January 2014

Time For Tea

Soooooo, I know that I have been neglecting the blog a bit recently - my excuses are that I have been very bust preparing for a craft fair next weekend and that when I am not sewing, I am sleeping.  I just can't seem to get enough sleep at the moment.  I know that it is not my B12, as I had my injection only three weeks ago, so I can only put it down to the weather.  I do keep wondering if I suffer from SAD, as I barely see daylight these days - I got to work in the dark and come home in the dark, and my sister suffers from it every year, which results in her feeling much like I do at the moment - tired, teary and not really wanting to face the world, but hey, hum, pig's bum.  I might invest in a SAD lamp come payday and see how I fair with that.

Anyway, not wishing to face the world means that I have spent a fair amount of time in my craft room, and now that I have pretty much finished the sewing portion of my preparation, I am on to my cards, which means I can blog like crazy in between making cards.  I made a fair few yesterday when I got home from Yeadon panto, which was amazing (Cinderella), and I will share these eventually, some on scheduled posts as I tried out new techniques on at least one of them.  But, first today, I would like to share with you a card I made when I finally got my backside out of bed.  The hubby has decided against playing football this morning (he twisted his knee last week and for once has listened to advice and is taking a week or so off to let it rest), so I wasn't disturbed by him getting up this morning like I usually am, so I slept until nearly 11.  I feel so lazy, but I think I probably needed it, as I am usually an early bird (and then have a nap mid-afternoon).

Anyway, I am making cards with Mother's Day in mind now.  Does anyone know when it is this year?  I'm useless and can't be bothered to go look in my diary.  I'm guessing it will me mid-March sometime?

Right, enough gabbling on and onto my card.

This is one I made with Mother's Day in mind, but it could also be used for other things, so I have not put a sentiment on to officialise (yes I know that is probably not a real word) it as a Mother's Day card yet.

My card is made using a LOTV die-cut and I found the little teapot in the top-right hand corner in my stash, so I took my colours from these two things.

I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week, which I think is a very versatile one and I may use it for some more cards today.

Both papers are from a freebie paper pad I got a few months ago with Cardmaking & Papercraft.  This is the first time I have used them.  The ribbon is from my stash.

I stamped a little sentiment onto the die-cut and I added gauze behind.

To finish, I added a purple ribbon rose from my stash and purple gems in the two corners which didn't already have anything.

I love the 50s/vintage feel I unintentionally gave the card - I think it is the red paper that does it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Vintage
Delicious Doodles - Must Use Ribbon
Fussy & Fancy - Vintage
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - For The Girls
The Pink Elephant - Pink/Red
Sketch Saturday - sketch
LOTV's Ideas To Inspire - Anything Goes

I should be back later with some more creations for you.

Happy Crafting!

Sketch Saturday Sketch


  1. Hi Holly...was scrolling through the entries at Fussy and Fancy and saw your card!!! It's just LOVELY...thank you joining us for the fussy and Fancy Vintage Challenge!! Good luck!!

  2. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxxx

  3. Lovely Card Holly. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with 'Fussyand Fancy' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  4. This is a lovely project, Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and joining our challenge this week.

  5. Hello Holly - nice card! thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Anything Goes challenge, Mary x

  6. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Using ribbon”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  7. Very sweet! Love the tea pot and the image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday,
    Marzena, DT

  8. a sweet card and a cute image. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting for All Seasons. Hope to see you again soon.
    Cindy DT


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