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.