Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Hello everyone, hope your sharing and enjoying the lovely warm spring days we've had recently. it would be nice to stay like this for Easter. For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we are asking you to accept the challenge of 'Ladies'. Please pop over to the website to see the wonderful array of ladies which the design team have made to inspire you. I will be honest , I have lots of varied ladies stamps, but this challenge gave me the opportunity to pull out this stamp, which doesn't get ink on it often and I do think it is a lot of fun. 
Materials and methods used.
Plain white card stick
Background design papers from Sweet Pea
Lady in the Bath, cork and sentiment by Flippen Women - La Pashe
Coloured with  Promarkers
Dovecraft glitter glue added to the bubbles.
Flowers and 'Happy Birthday' stamp from stash.
I am so looking forward to meeting your ladies when I visit, thanks for popping in to see me.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Favourite Combo

Pale blue, kraft colour, mint green.

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Another month gone by and here we are it being the 15th April it is time for Sparkles Monthly. The challenge has been chosen by Helen N, which is Your Favourite Colour Combo.  This caused me a small dilemma 
because I love colour, I love mixing all colour palettes. My indecision was quickly solved, I still had a pack of papers on my desk, from making a previous card and realised just how much I liked the colour combo.
The design papers are from Sweet Pea, which I was so lucky to find at a Craft event at a greatly reduced price. This is the first time I have used a swing card, adding the papers. I think I made it more difficult than it need be, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it and be quicker next time. 
Materials used.
White swing card from Craftwork Cards.
Elephant, baby and hearts stamps by Woodware .
Designer papers from Sweet Pea for the card,  I also paper pieced the elephant. 
Blue buttons from stash. 
I hope to see you over on the Sparkles Monthly blog, you have until 14th May to decide on your favourite combo and enter. Have fun and I wish well being to all.

The Sky's the Limit

Hello everyone, so nice to have you visiting me, I thank you for your lovely comments and hope to see you visiting me again. This week  at Cardz 4 Guyz  Kim has chosen for our challenge 'The Sky's the Limit'. I would say from this title this challenge is only limited by your imagination, for I assume anything which is within the limits of the sky will fit the challenge. Please remember the blog is for MALE orientated cards only. We welcome your projects for any age, as long as the design fits our theme challenge. So have fun.
For my card, I used the following...
White, navy blue and red card stock.
Stamps from Hobby - Flypast and Poppies set.
Coloured with Promarkers
The sky was coloured with Broken China Distress ink as a water colour. 
Please pop over to see the Design Team's amazing cards, for I am sue they will inspire you.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Photo Inspiration - Fantasy Stampers

We have something different for you this week at Fantasy Stampers.  Easter with a beautiful photo to inspire you. Lots of pretty spring colours. I first thought of wonderful paste eggs, we don't seem to have them nowadays, the younger generations are more inclined towards chocolate eggs, I then thought about the song 'In my Easter Bonne,t with all the frills upon it' la la , so I went along with the thought of a pretty Easter bonnet.
I used the following...
White Card stock
Background papers in pretty green shades from Dreamees CD Rain or Shine 
Patterned pink light card from my stash of  CD papers,
to make the bow and the centre border.
I made the bow with my WRMK envelope maker, it was so easy.
The lady stamp  is one of two ladies in pretty bonnets I bought from E bay, - sorry there was no information on the make etc.
The happy Easter greeting from a free set with a magazine.
The frame for the greeting from a  Kanban set of label stamps. 
The flowers and leaves are from my stash.
So,  looking at the jar of coloured eggs and pretty flowers how does it inspire you, pop over to the blog to see how the Design Team were inspired., and hopefully we will see your project over the next  two weeks.


All at Sea

At My Time To Craft this week we are All at Sea, well, that is the challenge this week. Anything to do with the big blue sea, anything on it, anything beside it, lighthouses, beaches, boats, it's your choice, anything but All at Sea. for my card I decided to keep it fairly simple, clean and suitable for a man.  I used.......
White and navy card stock
DI Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Stamp and sentiment from Nautical by Butterfly Kisses, from Hobby
Blue and white twine 
I am looking forward to visiting you ALL during the next week for it is my turn to choose the Top 3, please do visit the blog for the Design Team have a wonderful varied selection to inspire you. Have fun.

Friday, 11 April 2014

E - Easter at Alphabet Challenge

Easter is late this year, Easter Sunday is April 20th, so Sheena has chosen for us to be prepared and Easter is the challenge for the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges.  Time for pretty spring flowers, bunnies, chicks, eggs and of course chocolate.  For my card I used.....................
Scalloped White Card
Purple card
Die from Go Kreate
Stamp - Crocus - Personal Impressions 963 Q
Greeting from stash free with a magazine
Pretty purple ribbon
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Challenge #13 Numbers

This week at Cardz 4 Guyz , Diane a recent DT member has chosen NUMBERS for our challenge. Anything which comes to your mind as long as it has at least one number, think out of the box or as I did, do you know anyone who is due a special birthday? Here is my card and this is the list of goodies I used.
A Kraft scalloped card.
Pale blue Core'dinations embossed in a large dot embossing folder. from Embossilicious
Beige paper and design paper from a bargain pack bought at an event.
No. 3, rd , birthday, stars - all stamps from Jayne Nestarenko - Cute Companions
Baby Popcorn, Souffle the duck are stamps from Crafty Companions - 
Coloured with Promarkers,. 
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards. 
I do hope you will pop over to see the wonderful work of the Design Team, we look forward to visiting you.