Friday, 18 November 2016


Good morning,At Crafty Catz this week we have our  favorite teamie Aunty Sue and she would like to see..... anything goes .with a touch of red.
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I have used DC papers, image kindly given by sponsor, cut with round stitch die. washi tape outline, marrianne ponsetia and holly, die gems and sentiment from stash.

Challenges I am entering;

CRAFT challenge-------------------Christmas

Crafty girls creations --------------anything goes

Little miss Muffet--------------anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge ---------------------anything Christmas

Everybody art challenge------------------------Santa

Passion for promarkers--------------------Christmas is coming

I took myself off to my local pit head at Astley Green, The gear is still standing, and the local conservation team have been busy restoring the winding engines for quite a few years
Yesterday they ran the engine for only the 3rd time. It was wonderful to see, the biggest engines in the North. And the only one left in the country that is working.

My Uncle used to work in this engine house and on a Sunday,I would go for him at lunch time, (no health and safety then ) I would wander through the pit yard and up into the engine house,

The massive drum which wound the steel ropes for the cages, as thick as a mans arm .It was like a great beast to me at 7/8 years old, clanking and hissing.
He kept those engines spotless and shining along with his array of oil cans.

Our first snow of winter here at Manchester today now turned to rain but VERY cold lol

Hugs Tilly x


Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card Christine and thanks for making a great Job with The Rick St Dennis image. Our sponsor this week. Have a good weekend

Aunty Sue said...

Back with DT head on still love it. Thanks for joing Craft this week

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great Santa and layout.

Great photos and have you seen there is a programme starting Monday on BBC1, called 'The Miners',

Keep warm, Luv Sam x

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Ali said...

Awww hes a jolly Santa - thanks for playing at Passion for Promarkers x


Gorgeous card Christine and have a lovely week end and keep warm it's freezing and trying to snow here xx :)

Jac Curran said...

Fabulous card Christine, great paper makes for a really fun card. Congratulations on your crochet masterpiece, I was starting to learn before my op but don't see myself achieving anything as wonderful as your shawl its beautiful. Have a great week xx

carol said...

fabulous card for this week x carol

Helene Siermans said...

Fantastic card. Love the design and use of washi tape. Great crochet shawl too. I´m just working on a "collar" that you can pull over your head and will keep your neck warm. Wish you a great week to come!
Hugs Nick

Julie said...

Gorgeous Santa card! Thanks for joining in my Christmas challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Tilly. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Eileen said...

A really fun Christmas card. Love the image you have used, He looks as if he has had more than mince pies. Love the bright coordinating papers you have used. Thanks for Joining in with our 'Christmas is Coming' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck.
Eileen :)

Brenda said...

Sorry, I'm late, but so glad I made it to see your very cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hope you come back this week!