Saturday, 6 January 2018

A Paper Crafter Returns

Happy New Year to all!  Did you have a good Christmas ?  Mine was spent at Gatwick Airport although I wasn't bothered about that, but when my car conked out in the staff car park after a 12 hour night shift it was a bit of  bummer. Fortunately a new battery was all it took to fire into life, phew!

There's been a paper crafting hiatus on my blog lately which I'm now remedying as I spent the afternoon in my craft room knocking up a few cards  I'm linking this one to the following challenges.

Less Is More - Purples
Alphabet Challenge - U (use three of something)
CAS(e) This Sketch  #253 

Sentiment-Stampin' Up
Flower stamps-Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug
Embellishments from my stash 

I had intended to make cards this morning in order to grab the available light for the photograph, however my foster cat's tummy upset put paid to that (possibly TMI?) and I had to dash to the vet for a probiotic.  By the time the cards were made, the daylight had disappeared and artificial light had to suffice, hence not a brilliant shot.

Thanks for reading....and stay warm.


  1. I hope that foster cat is starting to feel better. Happy New Year. Jx

  2. Hope both the cat and the car are fighting fit and you have plenty of time for crafting. Happy 2018, Fiona.

  3. Cat & car unwell? That's not good, so happy both are on the mend. Look forward to seeing your card making day. Take care.

  4. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  5. Not a good way to end a 12 hour Christmas shift! Glad to hear it was "only" the battery, though. Poor kitty, I do hope she's on the mend ... The lack of daylight really is a bore when you're blogging, but at least days are supposed to be getting longer now ... The card you've made is lovely, I especially love the embossing! xxx PS Thank your for your "nieuwjaarswensen" ;-)

  6. Pretty and elegant use of purple. Loads of white space and full of superb elements, yet still CAS. Thanks for joining us at Less is More

  7. Beautiful take on our purple challenge. Love your design and these flowers with the purple gradient on them. Hope your cat feels better now ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More ! Et très bonne année 2018 !

  8. How horrible to find your battery dead - and after such a long shift, too. When I was pregnant with my son I used to work a 16 hour shift on a Saturday in a hostel for adults with learning disabilities and it used to wipe me out....

    I love your card; the embossing idea fascinates me.

    Hope your poorly cat is on the mend!

    Happy New Year!

  9. What a lovely card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘U is for Use 3 of something’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  10. So glad you are back and that a simple battery fixed your car troubles. Your card is wonderful!

  11. A beautiful CAS card, I love your 3 flowers for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT


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