Wednesday, 30 September 2015

An Easel Card

Hi everyone, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow the
challenge will be an 
I have enjoyed making this card I think the Santa is so friendly.
Please check out the challenge blog to see the inspiration by the DT.
For my card...
A white scallop card. All papers used are from
Crafter's Companions Inspiration Issue #7 - Nordic papers.
Greeting die from my stash. 
Have fun everyone, I'll be visiting you over the next two weeks. 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Something Beginning with M

Hi, for the next week, we at Cardz 4 Guyz would like to see
you create something beginning with the letter M. 
Don't forget this is a blog for male orientated cards only.
Please check out the fantastic creations from the Desgin Team.
For my Card - I have chosen for my theme - MEDIEVAL
For My Card
From an A4 sheet of white card, I made an A6 - 6" x 4"card.
Added to front cover dark blue card. 
I had another splashing play, with Distress Inks splashed 
with water and dabbed to create the effect.
Dried with my heat tool.
Using Black Soot ink pad, I stamped the knight.
Added clear embossing powder and heat embossed. 
The medieval knight is from Elusive Images
I stamped the 5 shields with different ink pads.
A piece of gold ribbon below the shields. 
The shield stamp was from Tandastamps.
Sadly both of the stamp companies have ceased trading.
Have fun - I enjoy these challenges we never know where 
your imagination and creativity will take you. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Autumn Colours

Hi, for the next week at Make My Monday our challenge is
Autumn ( Fall)  Colours
You can create anything you wish using the colours we
associate with the Autumn - Fall  season. 
Please check out the designs from our Design Team.
For my card - 
Kraft scallop edge card - additional Kraft card to mat.
I blended several  Distress Inks onto my plastic blending mat
sprayed with water, then laid an A4 sheet of  white card, 
I put it aside to dry, patted a few very wet areas.
Using my heat tool made sure it was dry before stamping,
I chose an area I liked from the A4 sheet for the stamping.
The tree stamps are from Crafters Companion - part of the
#8  Winter Edition Crafter's Inspiration pack.
I stamped them with Gathered Twigs DI. 
The Autumn sentiment is from Sheena Douglass Leaves Set.
To frame the card I added a chequeboard design with a Micron pen. 
Have fun everyone, remember your topic need not be Autumn (Fall)
but the Colours your choose are to be Autumn Colours.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Steampunk at Fantasy

Hi everyone, for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers
the theme is Steampunk.
Please pop over to see the wonderful creations from the Design Team.
For my card......
A Kraft scallop edge card.  Dark Blue and Kraft card
Background stamp and hand - TH Steampunk CMS107
Centre main panel stamped with blue and  decoupaged 
using stamped sepia parts of the main image. 
Main centre stamp from Papermania Urban Stamps.
Greeting from Grungy Messages by LOTV
Have fun with your steampunk stamps - remember 
this is a stamp and ink blog - no digis please. 

Alice Inspired

Morning everyone, for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft
we would like to see anything which is
Alice Inspired - anything you wish from Alice in Wonderland
Please pop and check the lovley ideas from the Design Team.
My first reaction to this theme was, no sorry, can't do,  but then I
kicked myself into action, saying come on it is a challenge
after all, so accept the challenge and do something about it.
A little searching  for free digis, I found the White Rabbit and
bottle Drink Me.
How I made my card.
White scallop edge card. Papers and card from my stash
White Rabbit and Drink Me bottle from free digis website.
Both of above coloured with Promarkers.
Flower  made with Britannia die cut.
Leaves stamped.
Have fun everyone. I am so looking forward to seeing
your entries with this unusual and interesting challenge.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Introducing more of the DT at the new blog




Please pop over to meet the reamainder  of the Design Team who are
showing and telling
us of their favourite things.
This could be a big hint as to what our first challenge will be
Thursday ----October 1st

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kraft and Blue

Hi everyone, here we are another week already, time
for our next challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. The theme this week
has been chosen by Amy
Please pop and check out the fabulous creations
by the Design Team.
For my card.....
A scallop edge Kraft card.
Dark blue card for matting
Designer music paper printed from a CD
Music by Debbie Moore.
Stamp from Crafters Companion
Stamped with my new TH Distress ink - Blueprint Sketch
3 metal brads from stash.

Monday, 21 September 2015


Hi, today being Monday it is time for the challenge at
Make My Monday
Fliss has chosen for the challenge
we are spoilt for choice with this one, looking forward to
the many varitions of the theme.
The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you
please pop over to check them out.
For my card,
I made a tent card from an A4 sheet of white card.
Black card to mat the main art work.
White card, I used Distress inks to blend the background
Fossilized Amber - Wild Honey - Fire Brick
The Stamps are Indigo Blu - Nature 1
The bees just seemed to wander in there,
I have no idea from whose set they are.
Have fun, I look forward to visiting your blog.

Friday, 18 September 2015

P is for Pelican, Peacock or other

Hello, thanks for your visit, today at Alphabet Challenges we
have reached the letter P how fast the weeks go by.
For the letter P Mari has chosen for us 

P is for Pelican or Peacock or another. 
Hope over and check out the super ideas from the DT

For my card, I hve created a folded stepper card. 
I think this helps to provide more space for the proud peacock.
All papers were matted onto a dark blue card for contrast.
 The backing papers,  the flowers papers and of course
the main central topper are all from Craftwork Cards
Vogue paper pad.
I created the flowers with a Dreamees flower stamp. 
Blue gemstones and stamped leaves from stash. 
Glitter glue added to the peacock's feather plume. 
Have fun, everyone.  I bet we see a lot of Penguins. LOL

Thursday, 17 September 2015

More of the DT at Cardz 4 Galz




Please pop over to meet some of the Design Team who are telling
us about their favourite things. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Challenge #113 A Sketch

Hello, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we have a sketch, shown below.

For my card, I used an A 6 small card. 
Covered with papers from a Crafter's Companion 
Inspiration Issue #7 of Scruffy Little Kitten
decoupaged on the main image. 
Card Candi and stamp Make a Wish from my stash.
Have fun everyone, please pop over to see the fabulous 
cards from the Design Team. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Sketch

Hi everyone, for the next month at Sparkles Monthly we have a sketch for you
 which you will find below.

How I created my card. 
White 6" card made from an A 4 sheet of white card
Blue card and paper from LOTV - Promises paper pad.
Doiley brushed with Distress ink Dusty Concord.
Ribbon, sentiment and card candi from my stash.
Topper matted onto black card. - Scene created using Lavinia stamps,
Distress inks, water splashes and Crystal Glamour Dust.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the DTs ideas which are as 
always, amazing and so different, hoping to inspire you to join us.

Amy's Sketch

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Challenge # 88 Heat or Dry Embossing

Hi, another week has quickly passed by, and here I am with another DT
card for the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. 

Helen has chosen Embossing either Dry or Heat. 
There are again some amazing ideas on the blog, please go and check them out. 
For my card I was inspired by a set of cards I saw on Pinterest. 

I used the following:-
A 6" sq scallop edge Kraft card.
Brown paper from a  LOTV paper pad.
A piece of Core -dinations card embossed with large dots, then sanded
Kraft card and the same Core-dinations card to mat the topper.
Topper -  Stamps used from Sheena Douglass Underwater stamps
Stamped with Versamark, embossed with white Embossing Powder
Then blended with Distress Inks - Resist Technique.
Greeting stamp in top left corner from Crafty Companions.
Twine tied in 3 knots and 3 black gems from my stash.
Have fun, I love to see embossed cards. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Black and White with a hint of colour

Hi everyone, for the next week at Make My Monday the challenge is

Black and white with the hint of another colour.

Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the wonderful 
creative ideas of the Design Team.

For my card
7" sq white card
Black and white card for mats.
Black card for stamping.
Stamp - Woodware  Holly Wreath and Greeting
Stamps - small flower  by Dreamees
Christmas Wishes from LOTV Christmas Tags.
Versarmark to Heat Embossing
White Detailed Embossing Powder. 
Ribbon, red beads, black gems and red twine from stash.
Have fun, hoping to see you joining in. 

Saturday, 12 September 2015


Hi everyone, time again to create at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
It was my choice for the challenge and I have chosen 
Please pop over to check out the DTs collection of owls
which will hopefully inspire you to join in the fun.
For my card 
Kraft scallop edge card
Kraft card dry embossed with a bark embossing folder.
Walnut stain Distress ink to colour
Stamp from Woodware - Owl Family
Part of the stamp paper pieced.
Greeting and  Card Candi from stash.

Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers
we are saying hello to Autumn in the UK. 
Our challenge is 
Autumn Leaves
Please pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have
created to insprie you to join in the fun.
For My Card. 
Kraft scallop edge card
Brown card to mat
Cream card -  Autumnal Distress inks blended around the edges
Stamps from Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves were stamped
onto my first results of card, from playing with Brusho powders.
I ha e a lot to learn but enjoyed doing something different.
I hope you have fun creating with the gorgeous Autumnal colours.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

3 of Something

Hi, time again for a challenge from Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Our challenge for the next week was chosen by Kim

3 of Anything
It's not a treasure hunt so we do want you to tell us
 and for us to see what your 3 chosen items are. 
Please pop over to see what the DT have created.

For my card
Black 6" sq card made from an A 4 sheet of card.
Cream card to mat
Kraft card for design
Tree stamps from Inkylicious heat embossed onto cream card
matted onto black card.
Greetings stamp, ribbon and 3 brads from stash. 
Have fun everyone, thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Something beginning with F

I am thrilled to have been accepted onto the Design Team at 

The team have been on their summer break and are returning 
with additional DT members. Please pop over to meet everyone.
For my first DT project the theme set is
Something Beginning with the letter F

I have recently used my fish stamps on another project, 
so didn't have to think too hard. Any excuse to use them. 
Card Information
Blue cardstock to make a 6" sq card.
White card embossed with a folder - large spots.
Distress inks to colour panels. 
Chipped Sapphire to stamp the fish.
Heat embossed the fish with clear embossing powder.
Stamps are by Sheena Douglass - 
Underwater Angels and Hidden Stars.
Blue and white twine
Greeting from my stash.
I am so pleased to have been invited to join the team,
I am sure there are exciting and interesting times ahead, 
I hope you will be popping in to see  future projects. 

Friday, 4 September 2015

O is for One Layer Only

For the letter O the challenge  for the next two weeks at
Alphabet Challenges will be

One Layer Only
 Not always an easy challenge to master, but it is an interesting one.

For My Card

A white Scallop edge card.
Am image page from CD The Shawn Jenkins Collection
by Oh La la Creations
It looks as though it is layered but it is only one layer.
Added Crystal Glamour Dust which sadly does not show.
I hope you enjoy the challenge.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Introducing Cardz 4 Galz

Hi everyone, I have been feeling excited for a little while, because 
I have built, with some technical help from friends, another challenge blog.
I know who needs another challenge blog?
There are many, many ladies and gents out there who need another.
Well, that's what I have told myself. 
And, I believe it!
Following the continued success of my blog
may I introdudce you to go to my new blog

This week I am starting to introduce the fantastic Design Team
who have happily jumped on board for the new venture.
Please pop over to see the new blog to check it out
 and to see more details of the forthcoming weeks.

The challenge for the Design Team is

My Favourite Things

For my DT introduction my favourite thing is my latest
and current favourite stamp which is 
Butterfly Border from Honeydoo stamps. 

Materials used
Black and white cardstock
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Memento Black ink
Spellbinder Die for circle
Pink and gold mica watercolour paints for the butterflies.
Please pop over, we need your support for when the blog
starts with our challenges on Thursday October 1st. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

It's A Man's World

Hi everyone, Helen has chosen the theme for us this month at 
Ruby's Rainbow which is...........

We are so looking forward to seeing your entries of male cards.
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see what the DT have created. 

For My Card.
I have recently completed a scrapbook page from which
 this card was created.
Black scallop edge card.
Times & Seasons 2 - Papers and toppers.
Numbers from Sapphire letter die.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Oh! Christmas Tree -stamped

For Sparkles Christmas for the month of September I have chosen
for the challenge 
Oh! Christmas Tree 
for more details please go here.

How I made my card.

White scallop edge card
Red and black card panels.
Dreamees Christmas tree 
embossed with Versamark onto green card.
Heat embossed with gold Embossing powder.
Red gems added - gold sequin star added.
Green ribbon applied.
Christmas greeting stamp - old stash. 

Oh! Christmas Tree

Being the first day of the month, it is time once again for the monthly
challenge at Sparkles Christmas.
I chose the theme this month which is
Oh! Christmas Tree
Please pop over to the blog o see the wonderful trees from the DT. 
Christmas trees,  for me, they are the first 
actual sign in our home that we will shortly celebrate Christmas. 
I have always loved the family tradition of decorating the tree.
I have made two cards with tea-bag folding along with a stamped
 card, well I need the cards so why not? 
Stamped card is here

How I made my cards
The pair of cards, are identical, other than I mixed up the papers.
Base card is red ~A4 cardstock  made into two 6 x 4 cards
White card embossed with an embossing folder.
Red ribbon from my stash
 Dovecraft -Twelve Days of Christmas paper pad
Four paper pieces folded in increasing sizes from
1.5" sq - 2" sq. 2.5" sq and the lowest one is 3" sq. 
Instructions can be found either on Pinterest or You Tube.
Peel offs for the greeting.

Let's Colour

Hello again,  it's time again for another wonderful challenge at
Julie has chosen for us 'Let's Colour'.
Colouring had become a very popular craft on it's own,
with colouring books for adults. Secretly many of us have been colouring 
for many, many years,  The colouring books we bought our children for 
Christmas were mostly used by the parents, ours were anyway. 
So thanks Julie for such a good choice.
Please pop over and see what the DT have created to inspire you.

For my card

A white scallop edge card.
Papers were left overs from a double  sscrapbook page LO 
Red card for mats
Main image from Mo Manning Digi stamps - Videogame Boy
Greeting stamp from LOTV. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards
Have fun and take care of yourself. Thanks for the visit.