Wednesday, 24 May 2017

another recent card

Good afternoon ladies

This afternoon I have another of my recently made cards.  This time it was a birthday card for our son Russ who had a birthday earlier in May.

I always find cards for men a struggle & I know I am not alone in that. But in amongst the different things we collect I remembered a digital download I had purchased sometime back.  All I had to do was remember where I had got it from.  Fortunately I remembered quite quickly, it was from a company called The Clip Art Fairy.

I selected the background paper, the sentiment page & put it together for a card using a piece of software I have for doing this.  I then searched other digital kits I had & found the paper clip, penny-farthing bike & the cog. The software I have allows you to add drop shadows so it does look like the items stand proud of the paper.  The sentiment was very apt at this time.

This morning I ventured out in the car to go to Tesco's at Broughton, to pick up my craft magazines. I hadn't realised walking around shops was so tiring. Good job I wasn't planning on getting a lot of shopping. I was absolutely warn out when I got back home, so still a bit early.  Little steps needed.

More tomorrow
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

a recent card

Good evening everyone - what a lovely day & promises of it lasting at least until the weekend. Let's hope it continues into the bank holiday weekend.

Today I have another of one of my recently made cards to show you;

I made the card for Iwan - Elayne's son & Gareth's stepson, for his 14th birthday earlier this month. Gareth has introduced him to Rugby matches  - so I thought I would use that as the theme for his card.

All the elements & the background paper are digital items & some little alphabet stamps to add his name to the rugby balls. I was quite pleased with the result.

Another car tomorrow.
'bye for now.

Monday, 22 May 2017



A couple of days ago I had an email from Dot of Mold II club.

I am going to print it here - so you can see clearly what she said, and it also makes sure I don't make a mistake by retyping it;

"Hi Gloria
I have just opened up my E-mail and found an email from yourself saying:   good afternoon DKedgeley 

then it shows a link for me to open up called: 

Do you think someone has hacked into your email and used your contact list?"

Well it is possible that my list has been compromised - but nobody else has reported it - & sometimes it is just a casual pick up in some way.

If you do get this email - IT IS NOT FROM ME - so JUST DELETE IT.  Looking at the link I think the name would make me stop.  scary!  quite possibly.

Another indicaion it is not from me - I would have said --  "good afternoon Dot"

I don't think the link here in this post is active - but just to be sure - don't click on it.

Take care.

Club page updates

Good morning everyone
Just to let you know I have updated the club pages as far as I can.

I will be back later with photos.
'Bye for now

Saturday, 20 May 2017

A recent card

Good afternoon ladies - oh dear what a damp start to the weekend!

Today I thought I would show you a photo of a recent birthday card I made. It was for my niece who turned 30 in early May;

Ever since she was a little girl she has loved pandas & still does - so I had to incorporate one somehow.  The Happy Birthday die was one of a set from Tonic which I bought some time ago, it has a thank you & best wishes frame as well.  The "30" is also a Tonic die - there is one for each special birthday along with some other dies.  I think the wine glass was a freebie on a magazine ages ago & the panda stamp was also part of a freebie set including embossing folder on another magazine.  As soon as I saw it I knew some of the set would be used on her card - so I had to put it somewhere safe for when I needed to use it.  I used a combination of black & cream card along with the gold die cuts.

Just so you are aware - I have not forgotten to show you the photos from the Mold club meeting on Thursday evening.  I am going to show them after the Mold II club ladies have had their evening next Tuesday, as they are doing the same projects.  Then I won't spoil their surprise card.

Have a lovely weekend.
'Bye for now.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Mold II photos - part 2

Good morning everyone - how are you all?

It's Friday & time for another weekend.  I do hope you have some nice things organised.

This morning I have the photos of the Mold II clubs project from their April meeting, where with Carolyn's guidance they started making a file folder album. I say "started making" - because Carolyn told me that in the time given the ladies would probably not completely finish it.  I do  hope they finish them at home & bring back to another meeting for us all to see.

As you will see from these photos there are some really nice albums in the making;

This is the front of Carol's album.  I love that lacy edge binding & isn't that bunny delightful.

Two views of Elizabeth's album - the front & back covers. I am loving the heart dangly embellishments.

Two views, also, of Helen's album.  I am assuming by the scalloped edging that we are looking at the front & back covers.

The outside & 2 inner pages of Sue's album.  On the right hand page you can see that there will be a pocket to hold something.

Two views of Annette's album showing the front cover & 2 inside pages, again showing the pocket on the right hand side.

These 3 photos are of Dot's album.  Dot  has made these albums before with Carolyn & gives a lovely idea of the different ways the pages can be built to give the album a lot of interest.

Ladies they are looking good - I look forward to seeing them a little more complete - or maybe finished đŸ˜‰sometime soon.

Mold & CSNW ladies do not despair the album will be coming your way.  Carolyn has agreed to show Mold club ladies at their August meeting & I promise to watch & learn so that I can show it to the CSNW ladies some time later.

Have a lovely weekend
'Bye for now.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mold II photos - part 1

Good morning everyone.

This morning I am showing you the photos of the Show & Tell cards from the Mold II club April meeting.  The challenge was the gate-fold card with a different fastener or closure.

A really delicate card from Annette with an oval topper held in place by the little butterfly.

Another delicate card this time from Carol & her topper closure is held in place by the flower at the bottom, nicely balancing the flower at the top.

Delicate is definitely a well used word for these cards.  This one is by Carolyn with that beautiful doily & flower holding the card closed.

Dainty tails from a bow hold Elma's card front close. Very clever idea, Elma.

Helen's pretty floral card held closed by two linking flowers.

Really lovely cards ladies.
Thank you to Carolyn for taking the photos & emailing them to me.

The photos of their lovely project tomorrow.

'Bye for now.