Thursday, 2 August 2007

Better late than never

Jane set the dare on DCM last Friday:

"For my dare you can choose any theme for the card BUT it must incorporate 'Checks', whether it be gingham paper or ribbon or squares, any thing really as long as it incorporates some kind of shape with 4 equal sides....... so go on- I dare you to think outside the square/step out of the box ..............easy as, eh ?!!"

So here at the last minute are a couple of contributions from me - the first one with layered squares and the second one another of my Disney cards, this time with a strip of yellow gingham ribbon between the heart eyelets. I didn't make the cards today, I did them earlier, but haven't had a chance before now to put them on here:

Among all the excitement of the lead-up to the launch of Salt, I hadn't forgotten that I was tagged by Joanne (Angelnorth) with the Global Bumper Card Society thingie that's doing the rounds; I just hadn't got round to doing anything about it.

The "rules" are:
1) Send ONE card to someone you know within 7 days! (family, friends, associates, cyber people, etc.) ANYONE!!! Doesn't matter who... just do it. Can you imagine the smile on their face when they open their mailbox and see a card from you?
2) Tag (yes, I know, but this is the only way to spread this) 5 people you know to do the same thing (Tag means tag them to send their own cards to their own people).
3) Proudly display this on your blog to spread a little sunshine and pass it on.

More details here:

If you get tagged again (we can all hope, can't we), send another card!

Right, my response:

1) Tomorrow I'm going to send a card to a 'crafty' friend who I know is going through a difficult time atm.

2) I'm tagging:

Melissa (

Sharon (

Rachel (

Andrea ( and

Kate (

Great excitement

This doesn't look that exciting, but it is the first thing I've cut on my new Craft Robo! It's not even an exciting cardstock, just any piece of A4 that I put my hand on. It was using a template on UKScrappers submitted by Hesjane - thank you.

My robo was delivered at the end of last week and I loaded the software and have been looking at all the blurb and at various templates. To be honest I was scared of mounting the blade and actual trying it - thought I'd probably break the blade or do something wrong. But, hey, it cut perfectly the first time. I'm hoping that before long I'll come back with something more exciting to show (won't be today because mum's coming to visit very shortly).

Although I'm excited about this, I think I'm even more excited about the launch of the Salt Faith Challenge blog - if you haven't had a look yet, please do:

My contribution to Salt's Praise

I am so excited and privileged to be part of the Salt Faith Challenge team - the Saltinies! We are a group of ladies from various parts of the world who are combining our love of Jesus expressed in our Christian faith with crafting, which we all enjoy with the talents that God has given us.

And the first challenge is...

Express your praise to God in whatever way you choose.Praise is such a wonderful word. We give praise to people - especially children when they have done something that makes us proud and pleases us. We give praise to God because he has done everything for us and we are proud to be his children.Here is mine...

Please pop over to and check it out. We would love you to contribute.

July monthly swap on Carolyn's

I wasn't going to show these till people have received them, but, hey, if the lovely Melissa can show her August (yes, August!) swap cards, I can show these - lol!:

And unlike Melissa, I haven't started yet on the August swap cards.

I haven't achieved anything much crafty in the last few days - some of the time has been taken up with contributing to the team work of setting up the new Salt Faith Challenge - please hop over to and have a look and join in.

I'll be back later to tell you about my first adventure with my craft robo which was delivered the other day. So far I've loaded the software and had a look at various sites and templates, but haven't actually yet cut anything with it (too scared!).

Salt Faith Challenge

This morning has seen the launch of a new blog - please go on over there and join in: