Saturday, 19 December 2015

Last Minute Christmas Make

Hi, hope your well today. For our challenge at MTTC for the next two weeks
we thought maybe you have a 
Last Minute Christmas Make
you would like to share with us for our challenge.
Please pop over to see the inspiration from the DT.
Here is my DT card.
A white scallop edge card
Oval Marianne Die cut
Stamp is from Stamps Away - Winter Wonderland.
Distress Inks Watercoloured + a Promarker to colour the image.
Greetings stamp from Woodware.
Added image to card with 3d foam. 
Have fun. 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Challenge # 12 - Christmas

Hi everyone, so close to Christmas, maybe your needing those 
last minute cards,  we have the perfect challenge for your at
Cardz 4 Galz
Amy has chosen for the challenge simply....
The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration
For My Card

 I used a pearlised dark blue card,
I stamped the pine needles with Perfect Medium (or Versamark), 
and used Silver Bells WOW! Embossing powder.
 The pine needles stamp is from Creative Expressions designed by Sheena Douglass.
I stamped and embossed with the same Wow powder - 
the baubles and bows
by Chloe's Stamps. The sentiment is a Crafter's Companion .
Hope you enjoy making your Christmas card for the challenge.
Wishing all my visitors a very
Happy Christmas

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Your Favourite Christmas Colours


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, thank you for your visit.
For the next month at Sparkles Monthly our challenge is

Your Favourite Christmas Colours

We are also celebrating our 6th Anniversary.
Please pop and see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
We are sponsored for this challenge by 

DeeDees Designs 
(who are sadly closing down the end of December, we do have the
prize, ready for the winner)
Our grateful thanks to DeeDee for her amazing support for our challenges.
A bundle of Digi Stamps
Crafty Individuals
For My Card
A white scallop edge card
White card embossed with large dots Embossilicious folder
Silver mirri card - White card for the image
Blue dotty paper from Papermania
Card Candi - Blue and Silver Mirri
Happy Christmas - Die cut from stash
Stamp - LOTV - Perfect Snowman
Distress Inks as watercolour 
Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.
Have fun - Happy Christmas - Happy Holidays.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Wings at Christmas

Hello everyone, thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated.
It being Monday it is time for Make My Monday 
Our challenge for the next TWO WEEKS is
Wings At Christmas
Please do pop over to see the wonders of Wings
from the Design Team, made to inspire.
We are taking a break next week, it being Chritmas, we will be
back for another challenge on 28th December.
For My Card
A Kraft scallop edge card
All background papers from Papermania
12 Days of Christmas paper pad.
White, Kraft and red card. 
Season greeting by Dreamees.
Main stamp by Woodware Stamps - Christmas Hoot.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
The fur and pom-pom on the hat, I added Fluffy stuff.
This goes on wet, and when you heat it with your heat tool
it dries and puffs it up. I hope you can see it for it is a 
terrific effect. 
Happy Christmas  ------ Happy Holidays.

Friday, 11 December 2015

V is for Vintage

Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
For the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenge we have
 V is for Vintage 
The Design Team have created some ideas to inspire you.
Please take the time to pop and see them.
For my Card-
I have used a white scallop edge card.
All the papers and embellishments are from a CD
by Kraftyhands - Butterfly Botanicals.
I added s piece of lace. The butterflies are layered. 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Cute Christmas

Hi, Welcome to my blog, I hope you are well and looking 
forward to the coming festive season.
For the next week at Cardz 4 Galz our challenge
chosen by Helen is
Cute Christmas
Please don't miss the lovely inspiration from the DT.
For My Card
Krafat scallop edge card,
Background paper from Papermania Spots and Stripes.
A Doily - Main image stamp from LOTV -
A Christmas Dance.
Coloured with Promarkers.  
LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags
Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon, ribbon slider, Leaves,
roses larage and small.
Have fun, stay well. Thanks for your visit.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Get Well

Hi everyone, hope your well, safe and comfortable.
For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow, our challenge is
Get Well
Please check out the DT's ideas for inspiration.
For my card.
I made a 5" square card, matted with pink card.
I blended 3 colours for the background with Distress inks
Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw.
The stamp used is Grasses from Woodware stamps. 
The greeting is by Hobbyart stamps. 
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Traditional Christmas Colours

Hi, everyone, welcome to my blog.
For our challenge for the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz
we would like to see a project with
Traditional Christmas Colours
Please check out the DT, they have again made some wonderful
inspirational cards. 
For My Card
I have made a 5" square card.
Added a strip of check Washi tape down the left side,
added to this a stamped sprig of holly with berries.
The snowmen are part of a Woodware stamp 
 - Snow Buddies.
Coloured in traditional red and green colours with Promarkers. 
Have fun everyone and thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 7 December 2015

White Christmas

Hi everyone, hope your well and comfortable.
For the next week at  Make My Monday the challenge is
White Christmas
The Design Team have some wonderful ideas, so please 
do pop over to see their projects. 
For my Card
Firstly I apologise for the poor photograph, sadly
 there are not many light hours here in the north of England. 
Those we do have are also very dull. 
I used a white scallop edge card.
My stamp is by Stamps Away - Pilkington's Winter Wonderland
a set of 3 adorable winter scenic stamps. 
Die cut and edged with DI Broken China
Lightly coloured with Promarkers.
Quickie Glue Pen to add lots of glitter on the snow. 
Raised on 3 d foam pads - dimensionals. 
Have fun and thanks for your visit. 

Saturday, 5 December 2015

CAS - Christmas

Hi everyone, I hope your all staying safe, warm and in good health.
For the challenge for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers
we would like to see
CAS - Christmas
The Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration,
pleasebe sure to pop and see them.
For My Work
A purchased white scallop edge card.
Lightly brushed with Broken China Distress Ink.
Stamped the robin direct to the card the image.
Stamped the robin again onto card - coloured with Promarkers,
Decoupaged  all except the legs onto the main card.
Stamped the greeting and snowflakes.
All stamps from same set by Katy Sue Designs.
Mouse and Robin.
Take care and thanks for your visit.

Christmas Animals

Hi, as I am preparing this post, Storm Desmond is in full action.
I am hoping all of our roof slates manage to survive the wind.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are having bad
experiences with the storm.
For the challenge for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
the challenge is
Christmas Animals
Please pop and see the super inspiration from the DT.
For My Card.
A white scallop card
Papers from Pappermania - 12 Days of Christmas
Christmas Mouse and Joy to the World stamps by
Katy Sue Designs
Lace and pinwheel from stash.
Stay safe and well everyone. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Vintage Christmas

Hi, yes, another Christmas card on my blog. For the next week at
Cardz 4 Galz the challenge chosen by Jan is
Vintage Christmas
The Design Team have made some gorgeous cards, please
do pop onto the blog to see them.
For my DT card, I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
Kraft Scallop edge card
Matted layer of red card.
White card, stamped with script from an old See D set, 
using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I used Vintage Photo around the edges to give a distressed finish.
Red Ribbon from my stash.
The pine trees stamp is part of a Scenescape set.
Stamped with Vintage Photo and Fire Brick. 
The sentiment stamp is from my stash. 
Santa stamp is one of my all time favourites from ?Inkadinkado.
The stamp is bigger but I used a square punch for the topper. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

CAS - Christmas

Hi, well here we are the first of December,  so much to do, so much to look forward to.
At Cardz 4 Guyz, for our challenge for the next week Jan has chosen

CAS For Christmas

Please do take a look at the Design Team's inspiration
to hopefully inspire you to create a CAS card.
For my card, 
A white scallop edge card, 
Stamped with black ink the image using
Reindeer from Katy Sue Designs - Tall Tails set
Stamped again on copy paper to make a mask.
Placed the mask over the reindeer, then brushed the
Disress Ink Broken China over to create a subtle background
Removed mask, coloured reindeer with pencils. 
Added Glossy Accents on the nose. 
Added snowballs from my stash - along with a greeting. 
Sprinkled the ground with glitter for the snow.
Hope you like- hope you pop one of your CAS cards in the challenge. 

Die Cuts for Christmas

Hi, for the December challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges
we are asking to see

Die Cuts for Christmas

Please do pop and see the lovely inspiration from the Design Team.
For My Card
A white scallop edge card.
Gold Mirri card to mat the piece of embossed white card.
Embossing folder used Christmas Vines 
Die Cut Christmas reindeer with baubles.
Happy Christmas die cut added. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 30 November 2015

Stamp but NOT with a stamp

Hello,  here at Make My Monday for the next week
we have for you a 'thinking cap on' challenge.
We want to see some stamping BUT you are not  to use a stamp.
To find out more, please pop over to the blog, read the guide
 and check out the Design Team's inspirational work. 
For the background of my card for the team's display, I 
have put to use a square piece of bubble wrap and the flat 
end of a pen. 
I gently patted onto the bubble side up,  Fossilized Amber and 
Abandoned Coral. turned it to bubble side down, and gently
patted onto my cream card. Dried with a heat tool. 
I then added the green circles 'stamping' with the end of 
a Micron pen.  Heat dried it. 
I then stamped, the conventional way with  'Grasses'
by Woodware. I added Stickles Star Dust to highlight areas.
I am greatly looking forward to where your imagination will take you.
I feel I have created a Monet impressionist style card. LOL
Or have I just made a mess?  Whatever, I had fun doing it. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Under The Weather

Hello, I'm hoping your well and in the UK keeping yourself
warm and cosy. For our challenge for the next two weeks at
Alphabet Challenges we have for the letter U ------
'Under the Weather'
(an idiom which means feeling ill, or having a hangover)
Once again the Design Team have some great ideas, please
do pop over to see them.
For my card, I have returned to a favourite set of stamps
perfect for the challenge, from Woodware - 'Take It Easy'
There are 6 square stamps to choose from. 
I have chosen the comfort food image and get well soon.
Coloured with Promarkers
Dots added around the edge of the card with a Promarker. 
Stay well, warm and cosy. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Challenge # 9 - Fashion Chic

Hi - welcome to Cardz 4 Galz, there are so many Christmas cards
every where I look so, it being my (Caz)  turn to choose the challenge I 
thought it would be nice to see some
Chic Fashion
The Design Team have created some wonderful ideas, please
do pop over to check them out. I hope you will enjoy the challenge.
For my card
Kraft scallop edge card.
Cream matting card - pale green design paper from Papermania -
Garden Party.  All stamped images onto cream card.
Lace, mirri card and card candi from my stash.
The stamped images are by Woodware - Haute Couture.
Technique used with stamps is Paper Piecing, oh! so fiddly 
with these stamps, but I enjoyed doing it. 
The greeting is from Crafter's Companions. 
Thanks for your visit

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas with a Metallic Twist

Hi, welcome to my blog.
For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow 
our challenge is 
Christmas with a Metallic Twist
Please pop over to check out the DT inspiration.
For my Card
White Scallop edge card.
Gold mirri card as a mat - White embossed card.
Christmas Vines was the embossing folder used.
Greetings label purchased.
The baubles - I used Alcohol Inks to colour a piece of
silver embossed mirri card.  I used a few drops of Burgandy, Leaf Green
and Lime Green to create the colour mix.
 I then stamped  with Stazon,  the 3 baubles.
Stamps used were Freebies with a magazine.
Cut out the shapes. Added to the card, with 3d foam.
Gold peel offs to add as strings.
It is ages since I used my alcohol inks and I was really
pleased with the final result.
Looking forward to seeing your metal twists. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Fun In the Snow

It seems to be so apporopriate that we at Cardz 4 Guyz
for our challenge for the next week chosen by Helen is
We in the North of England had snow the other day, it has now all
gone but it remains cold enough to snow.
Please take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the DT.
For my DT card I started with the white scallop edge card.
Onto silvi mirri card I mattted and embossed a sheet of white card.
I used a large dots embossing folder.
A strip of red and white paper from stash.
Again I matted onto silver mirri card the main image.
Stamped image is Perfect Pals from LOTV.
Coloured with Promarkers, with lots of glitter added.
Greeting is from a die, silver card candi to embellish.
Hoping you will have fun making your card.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Oh! Christmas Tree

Hello, welcome to my blog, so kind of you to take the time to visit. 
It is time once again for us to visit  Make My Monday
For the next week the challenge is my choice, I do hope you enjoy it.

Oh! Christmas Tree
We are looking to see the main image being a Christmas tree,
either a fully dressed one or one growing naturally.
Please pay a visit to the blog to see the inspiration from the DT.
For My Card
A plain 5 x 7 " card.
Images all stamped directly onto the card.
Sheena Douglass stamps - Pinescape set.
I used Memento Cottage Ivy ink to stamp the trees and branches.
I used Distress inks for the sky and shadows.
Added lots of snowy glitter, sadly not showing on the card.
Have fun with the Christmas Trees and I hope to see you again. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Traditional Christmas

Hello, welcome to my blog, it all seems to be about Christmas at present,
we at Fantasy Stampers would like to see a project which depicts 


 We do require for you to do some stamping, sadly there are many who 
still do not realise we are a stamping required group. 
Please do take a look at the DT's inspirations.
For my card, I used a white scallop edge card.
Matted it with silver mirr, and a printed sheet of snowflakes.
My main image was matted onto silver mirri card.
The stamp for the main image is in a set from
Stamps Away
Pilkington's Winter Wonderland.
I used pencils to colour the image, to give it a softer look. 
The greeting is a die cut, I also added some 
peel off faux gems, this will keep the card flat for postage. 

Let It Snow

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. 
Today we are starting a new challenge at  My Time To Craft
The DT have some super inspirational cards for your interest,
please pop over and check them out.
For My Card
White Scallop edge card.
Using circular die I cut out  a circle on the front of the card.
I stamped Olaf onto the circle, coloured him with Promarkers.
Added blue dots with the Promarker pen around the circle.
Olaf is from a stamp set with a compendium set of Disney Frozen 
Papercrafat Kit with papers, stamps and a magazine. 
Drew around the circle on the front page with the same Promarker.
Stamped Let It Snow - from Katy Sue Designs.
Added a blue ribbon and 3 snowflakes. 
Hope you enjoy the challenge, looking forward to seeing you. 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Favourite Christmas Colour Combo

Hello everyone, it is time for a new challenge at the new blog
DT  member Julie has chosen a super colourful challenge
Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
The DT once again have made a wonderful selection
of various colours to inspire you.
For my card.
I have always favoured blue, white and silver cards for Christmas.
Winter scenes do make me think of Christmas.
I used a white scallop edge card.
Stamped the image of Elsa - from Disney Frozen
Papercraft Kit, Papers, magazine and stamps.
The greeting is a stamp by Papermania.
Sheena Douglass stars stamped around the edges and
 heat emboseed with silver EP.
Snowflakes added. Glitter added where I could.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Have fun with your favourite Christmas Combo.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sprinkle of Snowflakes

Here I am again playing with my CD's to make another Christmas
card which fits in perfectly with the current challenge at
CD Sunday Challenges
Sprinkle of Snowflakes
It really is a shame, no matter how I have photographed the card
there is no way it can clearly show the decoupage of the birds and the
bird table, nor sadly does the amount of glitter on the ares of snow
appear as glistening as they are.
The background paper and the image are from my go to CD -
The Best of 2012 - La Pashe
White scallop edge card, Silver mirri card to mat card and image.
Thanks Wyn  for a lovely challenge.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Hi, everyone, time once again for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, 
for this next week our American DT member has chosen 
Trains, Planes and or Automobiles.
Please pop and see the fabulous inspirational creations from the DT.
For my card
Plain black card, red card matted .
Striped paper matted to the red.
Two panels matted onto black card.
Pennant/bunting made and strung with twine.
Main image is Toot - Toot from LOTV.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 16 November 2015


Hello, the weather in the UK is dreadful, Storm Abigail is certainly 
introducing the new named Storms with gusto.
I try not to allow the outside world into my craft world but as I am 
preparing this post my mind is on the carnage and devestation
which has occurred in Paris over the past hours. 
My prayers, love and thoughts are with everyone who has been
effected by this autrocity, my deepest condolances to 
each individual, the people of Paris,  and everyone in France and beyond.

For our challenge this week at Make My Monday we would like to see


The Design Team have a variation on some forms of architecture, 
please pop and check out the inspiration. 

For My Project.
I decided to make another Christmas card.
White scallop edge card. Red card 
Stamp is Three Houses from Woodware Stamps
Coloured with red and several of the Cool Grey Promarkers.
Greetings stamp from stash. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Anything BUT a Card

Hi, for the next month we at Sparkles Monthly Challenges would 
enjoy visiting you to see your creations for our challenge which is to create

Your input last month was fantastic, we are so hoping in this busy
build up for Thanksgiving and Christmas you will enjoy taking part.
Take a peek at the projects from the Design Team for inspiration, 
or show us you can make something totally different. 
For my Project
I was currently doing some scrapbooking so decided to enter one
of my latest pages for this challenge. 
The photograph of two of my grandsons speaks volumns 
of having a great adventure into the wild. 
The papers and adornments were all in a kit at my scrapbooking class.
Have fun and thanks for yoru visit. 

Friday, 13 November 2015

T is for - Tis The Season

Hi, everyone, thanks so much for your visit, 
I really do appreciate you taking the time.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we have reached the letter T. 
The challenge for the next two weeks will be
Tis the Season
Another opportunity to get more Christmas cards made, 
or haven't you even started yet? 
The DT have made some wonderful cards to inspire you.
For my card I have made a small card -  5" square white.
I stamped directly onto the card with the stamp
Woodware - Snowmen
I coloured with Promarker pens.
Carefully then cut out around the snowmen with my finger blade,
then coloured around the aperture. 
I covered the inside with pale blue snowflake paper. 
Added lots of silvery glitter, which may not show. 
I love this stamp, my favourite one this year.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Something Beginning with H

Hi everyone, having some free time I popped in to see some old friends 
I still miss the days when I was on the Design Team, hope you are 
all well ladies. 
I greatly enjoyed this challenge, I immediately knew I would do H for Hat.
All papers are from Jem's Designs - Hat Box Collection CD
I decoupaged the flowers and bow on the hat, the purse has also got
and additional layer. Wherever I could I added some gold glitter.
I also added a few gold Card Candi to decorate. 
Matted onto gold mirri card, onto a white 8" square scalloped card. 
Thanks for such a wonderful challenge.

Girly Bears

Hello everyone, today we have a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Sharon has chosen a really sweet challenge for us.

Challenge # 7 
Girly Bears
I hope you pop over to see the DT's creations, they are
so cute and wonderful. It is so nice to see the femine side 
of our teddy bears.

For My Card

All the papers and the main image are from a CD
Crafter's Companions - Christine Haworth - Meadow Cottage Bears.
I decoupaged the gorgeous teddy and the picnic set.
Added ribbon, a pinwheel and a stamped butterfly. 
I hope you have fun with the chalenge. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Red, White and Blue

Hi, thanks for your visit, it's a lovely feeling to know someone took
the time to pop in to take a closer peek. 
For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow, the challenge is
Red, White and Blue
Please pop over to see how the DT have interpreted the challenge,
I made a Christmas card but it can be anything you want to make.
For My Card
A 6" sq card
I love Snowmen, no matter what shape or size. 
I have lots of them,  this one is perfect for the 
challenge as he is dressed in Red, White and Blue with of course 
loads of glitter added. 
Red, Blue and patterned blue and white card from my stash.
Greetings Tags from LOTV. Have fun everyone.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

More Than One Fold

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I so appreciate every visitor, love it
when you leave comments. 
This week at Cardz 4 Guyz our theme requires you to make
There are many styles available, where you can create a card 
with more than the centre folded which is a book fold.
Take a look at the fabulous creations from the DT.
For My Card
I have used an inverted stepper card.  Being honest, I
cannot claim to actually making the main body of the card,
I bought a pack of 6 at a craft event,  with the plan of 
being able to make a template. 
I covered the main parts with a lovely sheet of
pale blue , icicle patterned card. 
The stamp is from LOTV - Penguin Pals.
coloured with Promarkers.
The small greeting tags are also from LOTV. 
Snowflakes made with an XCell punch.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Many Thanks

Hi, for the next week at Make My Monday we are wanting
you to share with us - giving thanks,  for our theme is
There are times when we want to say Thank you, not always for the big things, 
but sometimes just for the little things which have helped us or made us 
feel a little better, at a time when we needed it. 
The Design Team have shared their inspiration I do hope you pop
over to see their wonderful projects.
For My Project
Sometimes, I like to keep a card very simple.
A C6 card - 6" x 4" 
Using a dauber I rubbed on 3 Distress Inks.
Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough
The stamp is from Eastern Grasses by Elusive Images (now
called Chocolate Baroque)
Thank You stamp is an old, yet faithful foam stamp.
Have fun, I look forward to  seeing your projects.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting.
Over at Fantasy Stampers, for the next  two weeks we have for 
our challenge - Winter Wonderland.
The Design Team have again provided wonderful inspiration,
 I'm hoping you pop over to visit.
For my Card
I have used a 5" square scallop edge card because the stamped panel
only measures 10cm x 5 cm
I have used an assortment of stamps from HobbyArt.
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion
I used water colour pencils, a Quickie glue pen and glitter.
Hope you like my scenic winter card. hope to see you again. 

Quilt It!

Hello again, for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
our challenge is Quilt It! - the DT have some wonderful ideas, please
ppop over to check them out. 
For My Card.
A white scallop edged card, matted with red card.
Merry Christmas stamp had forever - source unknown
I used a plain and one patterned hexagon stamps from a 
Dreamees set of stamps. 
Papers are from a Papermania Christmas set of papers.
A CAS style card. 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

For a Teenager

Hi, welcome and thanks for your visit.
Today at Cardz 4 Galz we are starting the challenge for the next 
week which was chosen by our newest member Babs.
For a Teenager (Girl)
The Design Team have again created some fabulous cards
to inspire you. Hope you pop over to check them out.
For My Card
I made an 8 x 8 inches scallop edge card. 
I haven't added an age but this could so easily be added.
The stamps are by Woodware - Sneakers set.
I have paper pieced the sneakers and coloured some areas
using Promarkers. Background pink paper is from a Dreamees CD.
The mat silver paper is from my stash. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hope U Feel Better Soon

Hi, well it's November, time is moving so fast these days.
Over at Cardz 4 Guyz, our challenge for the next week has 
been chosen by Kim.
Hope U Feel Better Soon
Please pop over to see the DT's inspiration, there are
once again some fabulous cards, the team have once again excelled
and risen well to the challenge.
For my project, 
I have made two cards, suitable to send to a poorly guy.
Very CAS A6 cards i.e. 6" x 4"
Matted a stamped image, coloured with Promarkers.
Both images are from a Woodware stamp set - 'Take It Easy'
So handy to have in a safe place (which I'll forget about) for
if and when I may need them. Have fun.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Shabby Chic

The challenge for the next week at Make My Monday 
is a favourite of mine
Shabby Chic
The Design Team have created some wonderful projects
please pop over to see them. 
I have just recently bought a wonderful CD 
and thought the images are so wonderful I must make a few cards. 
 The  papers and images are all from 
Crisalis Classics Vol 2 from Crafter's Companion
All the artwork is by Christine Howarth.
I distressed the edges for the shabby part and added
some pretty lace and a ribbon for the chic. 
I added Glossy accents on the faux buttons.
Thanks for popping by and for your comments. 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Christmas Decorations

Hi everyone, it being November 1st, it is time for a new challenge
The challenge was chosen by Debs who is at present taking a break.
Christmas Decorations
Now this can either be a 3d project you have made or a feature on a card.
At a recent Scrapbook/card class I attend, we were shown how to make these
decorative trees using Christmas papers.
It is all a form of oragami , for my trees I used  4 sizes of papers 
2 x 12" square, 1 x 10" sq, 1 x 8" , and a 6" sq. 
These will be decorating a corner shelf in my upstairs hall .
We all had a good laugh, because as I was making my first tree, I 
said, never again, I'll never remember this, but when I got home, 
I thoroughally enjoyed making the remainder of the trees. 
Have fun ladies( and any gents) in making your project.

Friday, 30 October 2015

S is for Sweet Treats

Hi, welcome to my blog, here we are for the next two weeks
at Alphabet Challenges we have for our challenge

S - Sweet Treats

Why don't you take a peek at the challenge blog to see
the creations from the Design Team. 

For my project
I made a stepper card with white cardstock
using a template from a CD.
The papers and Image are all from
The CArd Hut - Fabulous Teas and Cakes CD
Card Candi  and ribbon.
The gift bag was printed from the same CD as above.
Ribbon added. 
Looking forward to seeing some delicious 
Sweet Treats

Thursday, 29 October 2015

# 5 Buttons and Bows

Hi, everyone, welcome to my blog, it being Thursday
it is time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Kim has chosen the challenge for the next week
Buttons and Bows
The DT have again created some fabulous cards for your 
perusal over on the blog, please take a peek.
For my card.
All the papers and main image are from 
Crafter's Companions - Crisalis Collection CD.
I have created the bow, from a template.
Added glitter all around the flag and main image.
Matted the papers and image onto lilac card. 
have fun

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Birds of a Feather +DT Call

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. Today being Wednesday 
it's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.
For the next two week's the challenge is
Birds of a Feather
Your personal choice which must have a bird/birds.
We are also having a DT CALL- if your interested
and to also see the DT projects why don't you pop over to the blog.

For my card.
A white scallop edge card. Kraft, white  and red cardstock.
Stamp is Christmas Hoot from Woodware. 
Coloured the image with Promarkers.
Pin pricked the edges of the small Kraft card. 
Embossed a white piece of card with a snowflakes pattern.
A ribbon red bow, punched snowflake. 
Glitter added to the image and snowflakes.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz #94 Numbers

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. For the next week at 
Julie has chosen for us 
We would love to see some different types of projects
but if your needing to make a card with a number on it then that will be
just as exciting for us. Please pop over to check the amazing 
projects from the DT. 
For my project I made a scrapbook page.
All the papers and the actual design were created by my
scrapbooking mentor Jennifer at Wear Crafts where I
go to enjoy the friendship, fun and creating once a week.
Jen loves to give us lots of fussy cutting, so yes, I did cut out all of those 
balloons form a scrapbook sheet. 
This was perfect for my grandson Matthew to welcome
his 12th birthday. 
I hope you enjoy making your project as much as I did. 

Monday, 26 October 2015

A Recipe at Make My Monday

Hi everyone, sorry for the dull photo, hardly any good light 
during the day I took the photo of my card.
Over at Make My Monday we have a Recipe from Marina
Teal or Turquoise
Check out on the blog to see the inspiration from the DT.
For my card
White scallop card covered with teal spotted paper
from Papermania Blueberry Pie Paper pad
Strip of silver mirri card matted with white spotted paper
from my stash. Marianne oval die.
Punched snowflakes, turquoise and cream sequins.
White snowflakes from a punch
Main image - Stamp from LOTV - Perrfect Snowman.
Greeting Tags also from Lily of the Valley (LOTV) tied with twine
Image coloured with Promarkers. 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Inspired by the Beatles

Hi, for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC) we have 
a really lovely challenge for you
Inspired by the Beatles
this can be interpretated in any way but you must tell us about it.
Why don't you pop over to the blog to check out what the DT did.
Being a teenager during the Beatles era, I can go back to the beginning,
so ----For My Card.
1964 - Lennon and McCartney "And I Love Her" 
A beautiful song with a wonderful melody and words.
Scallop edge Kraft card.
All the papers are from Papermania Blueberry Pie paper pad
I also made the flowers with the same papers using a
Woodware flower punch.
Lace, pearls and ribbon to embellish.
The stamp is from Inkadinkado.
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Animal Antics

Hi, over at Fantasy Stampers for the next two weeks we are having
fun with our new challenge which is
Take a look at the super antics going on over on the challenge blog.
We are hoping you can join in the fun.
For My Card.
White scallop edge card.
Papers from a Papermania Christmas papers pad.
Stamp is Penguin Pals from LOTV
The Christmas Tags are also from LOTV
Coloured with Promarkers.
Glitter, gems and punched snowflakes to embellish.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

CAS (Clean and Simple)

We are now onto our fourth challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Amy has chosen for our challenge
(clean and simple)
Why don't you check out the challenge to see the amazing
projects from the wonderful Design Team.
For My Card.
A bought Kraft scallop edge card.
The stamp is an old rubber stamp, I bought from e-bay in 
a cheap job lot, this is the first time I have used it.
I stamped it a second time onto white card,  cutting out the 
flower heads, this was true fussy cutting but I am thrilled with the result.
I added irredescent gems to the centre of the flowers, then little droplets
of crystal Stickles.  Hope you like the challenge, have fun. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

I Put A Spell On You!

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit, I hope you like my card.
Thanks so much for any comments you may leave, I am very grateful.
It is almost Halloween,  with 5 grandsons, I do need all of the cards
to keep them happy.
Over at Cardz 4 Guyz we are also entering into the 'SPIRIT' of
Halloween, with a challenge this week which was my choice, 
I Put A Spell On You!
The Design Team have some wonderful cards to see, please pop over 
to check them out.
For My Card
I have made a stepper card with black card.
All of the papers and embellishments are from
Graphic 45 - Rare Oddities 8" Paper Pad with a piece of chipboard.
I hope you have spotted the 3 floating bats, if not enlarage the picture.
They are stuck onto acetate which is secured on the back of the card. 
Have fun making your project.