Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Anything Goes

Forr the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow the challenge is

Anything Goes

Why don't you pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have 
created for your inspiration. You can make any project, not just cards.

Materials Used

White scalloped card
Dark Green background card for contrast
Sentiment by Crafter's Companions
Various Distress Inks
Wooden Tapestry peg stamps
Quickie Glue Pen and Glamour Dust

Have fun everyone. Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Hello, for the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz
our challenge, chosen by Joan W is

simply anything that flies will do, a long as it is suitable for a MALE. 
Please pop over to see the amazing work from the Design Team.

Materials Used 
Kraft Scallop edged card
Plain white card, coloured with Distress Inks
Stamped with various stamps from my stash
Crafty Individuals 336 - Hot Air Balloon Stamp
Distress inks - Stormy Sky - Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs.
Have fun, hope to see you over on the challenge blog. 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Distress It!

For the nextd two weeks at Fantasty Stampers the challenge is 

Distress It!
Why don't you pop over to see what the Design Team have created, 
we have enjoyed doing a little tearing, and scrubbing the edges.

Materials Used
Black scalloped card
Design papers from LOTV - Timeless Victorian
Stamp - gold embossed - Love Tulips by Woodware.
Greetings stamp by Crafter's Companion
Kraft embellishments from Poundland
All edges scored with scissors, coloured with Vintage Photo.
Hoep to see you there. 

Spring Flowers

For the next week at MTTC - My Time To Craft
the challenge is

Spring Flowers
so many to choose from, please pop over to the challenge 
to check them out and to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Materials Used
White scalloped card.
Plain blue card - Printed spotted paper
Stamps - Bluebell from Elusive Images
Sentiment from Crafter's Companion
Colour medium - Promarkers alcohol pens
Bow made from CD print out - Crafter's Companion
Tag - Die cut - Go Kreate Dies

Have fun, see you there.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Football Crazy

For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz the challenge is
Why don't you pop over to see what the DT have created.

Materials Used
Green/Blue background paper
White card
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Stamp - Crafter's Ccompanion - Let#s Play Football
Colouring medium - Promarker alcohol pens -image
Background - DI Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint brushed lightly
Black Card Candi.

Have fun everyone. 

Saturday, 18 April 2015


Hi everyone,  for the next week at MTTC, My Time To Craft, our challenge is - Umbrellas.
The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, please pop over to see them.  I apologise for my card being so simple, but sometimes we do need a quick suitable card.  This is literally a click and print card adding  three pink pearl gems. I printed the main image from Crafter's Companion  - Moonbeam Meadow CD. the spotted background paper from my printed stash.  Not sure this warrants me saying I created/designed the card, it has an umbrella and I think it's cute, so I hope you like it. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

E - Eye -Catching Edges

Hi again, it is time again to visit Alphabet Challenges, the letter for the next two weeks is E. Silvi has chosen for us Eye -Catching Edges.  Isn't that a good one? Please pop over to see what the DT have created to inspire you.  My card already has eye ctching edges with the scalloped edges, so I brought my edge in around the stamped matted imge, which I believe is a Little Claire stamp, I apologise if not. I drew squiggley lines and added a stamped bird in opposite corners. Of course now it is time to post I realise I could have done better with the lines. Have fun with this one.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ribbons and Buttons

Hello everyone, here at Sparkles Monthly challenges for the next month we would like to see some #67 Ribbons and Buttons. Please pop over to see how the DT have created their fabulous inspirational projects.  I have lots of paper pads, I love them, I stroke them and admire them, but you have to sometime decide you just have got to use them. This  Black and White Back to Basics Dovecraft pad is just one of them. The stamped image is from Little Claire. My embellishments are a doiley, black lace, 3 heart buttons and a single white paper rose.  I do hope you have fun with this one. I was saddened when Shaz the owner decided to close this challenge blog, so sad, that I am now so pleased to report it will not be closing for I am now the new owner. Smiles all round.

CAS at Ruby's Rainbow

For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we are challenging you to be Clean and Simple. Please pop over to the blog for details and of course to check out the wonderful DT inspiration. My card is so simple, yet I do think it will help the recipient to smile. The stamped image is another of the adorable  stamps from Little Claire, I used Promarkers to add the colour. The sentiment is from Hobby Art Ltd. I added the two together with a hand drawn wiggly line. Have fun and stay well.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Exotic/Jungle Wildlife

Hello again, this week at Cardz 4 Guyz we are asking you to go a little wild. the challenge chosen by Jane is Exotic or Jungle Wildlife. The Design team have some wonderful fun  inspirational cards for you to see.  I'm sure there will be lots of smiles coming up in the next week. For my card, I have made a 7 inch square card, coloured it with a DI Faded Jeans background, then scattered to cover with large leaves. I made the leaves by colouring strips of cut off card, waste from other projects,  blending several DIs,  some yellow amongst various greens. I stamped out the leaves using Mowed Lawn,  with Sheena Douglass Leaves stamps, then some fussy cutting. The monkey was created using a template from the first Anna Marie Designs Templates Vol. 1.  I hope you enjoy the card above and will be inspired to join us in the wilderness of exotic wildlife. Above all, have fun, I did.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

CAS @ Fantasy Stampers

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers we would like to see Clean and Simple. Please pop over to the blog to check out the work from the DT and the rules for the CAS challenge.  I have used a A6 card, I matted the main image, and added the strip from a piece of pretty blue paper from my stash. The main image is stamped from a Dimension Fourth Ltd stamp, yes it's an old one but I love this stamp, it is so versatile. I coloured it with Promarkers. Have fun with your CAS everyone. 

A Sketch at MTTC

Hi, here we are once again at MTTC, My Time To Craft, it's been a while since we challenged you with a sketch, so we hope you enjoy this one which is easy, but as you can see from the wonderful DT projects, the variety is amazing. For my card, I created it on a 6" square card, the background script and butterfly paper is from a pad Vintage 1 by Multi Craft. I blended all the edges with Vintage Photo DI. The centre panel is white card, again blended with Vintage Photo, the stamp is from Crafty Individuals CI 302, coloured with Promarkers. Lace edging added, pearls, and a sentiment. I enjoyed making this card, I have a few friends who are in need of a little cheer at present, I hope this card will help. 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Super Hero


For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz we ae looking to see your Super Heroes. Please pop and check out the Design Team's inspiration, they have again excelled in their variety and style.  Despite my craft room having the stash it does, I was at a loss with this challenge set by Andrea, until I thought about freebies on the computer. Mu main image is computer generated from a free image website. The rosette was stamped 3 times onto red, white and blue card, this little stamp was only 50p at a Hobbycraft store. I'm looking forward to seeing who your heroes will be. Have fun. 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Get Krafty

Here we are once again, another challenge for My Time To Craft (MTTC). The weather over the last few days has been miserable, wet and cold, a good reason to stay at home, but it does mean my challenge cards don't get the right amount of natural light to show the true colours.  The challenge this week is to Get Krafty. Kraft card is now very popular, I have already commented on an earlier challenge how much I love the Kraft card and am using it  more and more. Check out  the Design Team's projects for some fabulous inspiration, which shows just how versatile Kraft card is. I have used my bought scalloped Kraft card, matted it with blue, then white card. Pale blue gingham paper from my stash, Kraft card, white card to matt on my main stamped image. The gorgeous stamp is  from Woodware Stamps. I have coloured it with pencils, for a softer finish. Added 3 blue threaded buttons to embellish. This stamp could be used of course as easily for a girl with different colouring. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

D is for Dance or Dancing

Hi everyone, for the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges you have my choice for the challenge, which is for the letter D, so I have chosen Dance or Dancing. So much to choose from with this challenge. Please do pop over to Alphabet Challenges to see what the Design Team have created for you.  I love all forms of Dance, but this couple are giving their all and made me smile. The main image is from La Pashe - Flippen Families CD. The background card is a sheet from a DCWV Rock Star Paper Pad. The reaminder are embellishments from my stash. Have fun everyone and enjoy the Dance.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Use Kraft Card

Hi everyone,  I hope your well and looking forward to the challenge for the next month at
Sparkles Christmas Challenges. The team always come up with some great ideas. This month the challenge is we are to use Kraft card. I love Kraft card, I find I am using it a lot, not just when required for  challenges. Please  check out the Design Team, there are some amazing cards for your inspiration.
 I have used a bought scallop edged Kraft card, a piece of red Co-ordinations card, Kraft snowflake paper and red tree paper from LOTV (old but still gorgeous). Plus some additional Kraft card, with Kraft embellishments from Poundland, yes, just £1. The main image stamp is 'Shine A Light' from LOTV as is the sentiment.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, used some glitter here and there, hoping it is twinkling. I really enjoyed making this project, I am looking forward to seeing yours. 

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Hi everyone, it doesn't feel much like Spring to me today, it hasn't stopped raining and it's cold.  A good reason to stay indoors and craft. For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we would like to see for the challenge Bunnies, so cute for Easter time, but my card is welcoming Spring and all it brings. My background papers are from LOTV and my stash, as are the embellishments. The main image is a stamp from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers. The Spingtime stamp is from Papermania.
Hoping your weather is more suitable for Easter time and Spring.