Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pretty Poinsettias

It is time to post my card for my Christmas Card Club challenge #9.  Our theme, Poinsettias, was chosen by Mary

More computer problems coming my way.  My wonderful husband wants to try to fix it himself so he does have a program working where I can get my mail and post but I have to go around the yard and through the kitchen door to post!  I do hope he gets my original program to work!  There was a day when I would have become quite upset but I have learned to say "whatever" - it's called going with the flow.  Now the keeper of the flame, The Duchess, kindly helped me out once again.  Thank you Margaret!

This is an image from a House Mouse CD.  I saw several people who had previously used colored images and then colored over the image .  As I did not have this stamp I told myself "Sandy just do it!"  To be honest with you, it is the hardest one to color I have done yet.  I used a combination of  Derwent Inktense , Faber Castell and Prismacolor  colored pencils.  So far, my choice of product to use for coloring is colored pencils.  I have a lot to learn using them but for once I can honestly say I really enjoy coloring.
Isn't she sweet - she is only one and a half (4cm) high and one and a half inch (4cm) wide!

Are you getting ready for Christmas -- I am!!!!!  If you want to see some great ideas using Poinsettias then look on the right side of my blog for the members of my Christmas Club and click on their name!

Thanks for your visit and all the love and encouragement you give me!

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Holly and The Ivy

It is the 25th of April and that means Rudolph Day.  Anything goes as long as it is a Christmas Card.

At the Dehon home it is the year of the Mouse.  Let us not forget our little friends out in the wood.  They do collect little pieces of this and that to make their little homes more comfortable.

These little babies are always so grateful!

Another one of my Wee Forest Folk.  This one measures two and one half inches wide (6.5 cm) by
one and a quarter inches high (three cm).

You can find my card and many others at April Rudolph Challenge.  Please join us and make a Christmas Card.  It could be your first card for 2016!

Once again I do thank you for all of your comments - there are so many sweet and thoughtful people out there in Blogland and so many sites to visit.  Thank you again.
Sandy xx

Saturday, April 16, 2016

One for you and one for me!

It is time for my Christmas Card Challenge #8.  Our talented hostess wants us to make a card using red berries.  Okay Valery this card is for you!!  Valery has a thing for red berries and I have a thing for little mice.  They go together right - especially when you throw in a little bird.   Ta Da ....

I do love Chickadees!

I have another little Wee Forest Folk from my collection to show you -- I have had her for well over twenty five years.
I know it is hard to tell from the picture but this little sculpture is an inch and a half high around 4 centimeters high.  And it is one and three quarters inch or about four and half centimeters wide.

I do hope everyone is well.  Sending out good wishes to Maureen  
who has been taking care of her Mother and now taking care of her daughter who had to have ankle surgery.

I hope you have enjoyed my post.   I think I like this card!!!
Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Over The River And Through The Woods

My Christmas Card Club Challenge number 7 is to use a stencil and/or an embossing folder.  I am so glad Carol picked this for us because I am weak in both techniques.  This was my first time to use a stencil.

 I used an embossing folder on the card  then embossed the sleigh.

This is the inside of the card ..

My first journey into using a stencil .. oh my - I have a lot to learn.

The lamp post has been embossed.

My apologies to the ladies in my CCC - I am three days late in posting.   My daughter and her four kids were here for a week and we even went to Disney in Orlando for two days.  At least it wasn't hot - a lot of walking - a lot of people - a lot of junk food.  But it was a lot of fun being with my daughter and watching her kids.  I think I am still recuperating!!

This looks like a mighty dark card but is much lighter in real life.  I think I learned a lot from this - I do like to experiment and I have to remember to really check before I put something down with my double sided tape.  I tend to go down on the right hand side and do not notice it until it is done.  I am learning and I am having fun!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and look at my pictures! (leaving a comment is very much appreciated)
Sandy xx