Saturday, 15 December 2007

Daisy Card

I decided to change the Daisy Thank You card I made the other day - for a card challenge. I really didn't like the ribbon bow on it - so I took it off and what a difference.
Just goes to show that too much really can be too much! LOL! My only excuse is that I was trying to follow the challenge instructions and it said buttons and bows!

What do you think - is it better without the bow?

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Pay It Forward

I agreed to do the 'Pay it forward' exchange on Jacki's blog today.

PAY IT FORWARD: handcrafted items - a bit like swapping ATC's with a twist! I will send a handmade item to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay it Forward" exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you probably won't receive anything before the year is over but I promise to get something in the mail by January. In order to participate, though, you must 'pay it forward' by making the same promise on your blog. Jacki's blog can be found at and just like her cards, I thought this idea was great.

So basically, if you're one of the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post, joining this exchange, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ve made! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog - you'll get something from me via snail mail and then three other fortunate people will be recipients of your handmade work. So spread a little handmade cheer!! This will be great fun... I can't wait to see what Jacki is going to send to me - and I've now got to get my thinking cap on to make up something lovely for my exchange!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Card Challenge

Here is my card for the UKScrappers December Card Challenge -

UKS based the challenge on some great sketches from the Pagemaps site - - there are absolutely loads of fantastic card, tag and scrapbook layouts to view, print and download, as well as a great archive with even more to choose from!

I made the card using some Polar Bear papers & vellums, buttons from Papermania and Sizzix daisies. Hope you like it!

I hope to have time to do more of these challenges - but first I need to concentrate on those Christmas cards!

Free Stuff!

I do like to get my hands on free stuff on the web!

This time last year, I discovered an Advent Countdown of downloadable images - by Lisa Vollrath - it is classed as linkware, and once linked, they are then free for you to use for your own personal use. All of the images are absolutely gorgeous and there are lots of vintage and modern images - I think my favourite so far is the Angel stamps (day 4). So here is the link:

More free stuff is also available at the sister websites if you check out their links.

I think this year's images surpass last year's and I am really spoilt for choice - perhaps I could use one or two of them on my Christmas card - yes I know the past date for posting is looming, and I still haven't decided what card to make!!