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.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Use Inchies or Twinchies

Hi, welcome back, thanks for visiting and if you have left any comments
for these I am thrilled and truly grateful. 
Today at Make My Monday the challenge is for you to 
Use Inchies or Twinchies
( To use on your design 1 inch or 2 inch squares)
You'll see examples of this from the wonderfrul DT.
Here is my card.
I know, yes another Halloween card, well I do have 5 grandsons.
Paper is from Graphic 45 Rare Oddities, I adore these papers.
The inchies stamps are from Inkadinkado - Halloween set.
The spider, black card and black gems are from my stash. 
Have fun everyone, looking forward to visiting you. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

R is for Ribbon

Today at Alphabet Challenges we are looking for the letter R which is

R is for Ribbon
Please check out on the blog to see the super creations from the DT. 
For My Card
I have made a A6 - 6" x 4" card
Stamp is A Little Bit Sketchy Series - Poppies and Daisies.
by Sheena Douglass.
Greeting stamp from Hobbycraft.
Coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Micron pen.
Black gems added from Poundland. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

#73 Pearls and or Lace

Hi everyone, It's been a very busy time in blogland for me in the past few days,
 I'm hoping your all well and enjoying your crafting.
I'm afraid there wasn't much good natural light yesterday, so
the photography isn't as good as normal.
It being the 15th of the month it is time for
Sparkles Monthly Challenges 
the theme this month was chosen by Maryvonne
Please pop over and check out the wonderful variety
from the Design Team.
For My Card
Another of my favourite white scallop edge cards.
Silve Mirri paper to mat
Sheet of blue/lilac backing paper printed from a Dreamees CD
Scraps of paper from a previous card.
Main image and greeting stampS from LOTV
Promrkers to colour
Lace and pearls to embellish

Challenge # 3 Pink and Pearly

Hi everyone, this is the third challenge of a new blog I created

For our Challenge # 3 Helen hs chosen for us
Please pop over to see the beautiful DT creations.
For My Card
This is probably one of the simplest cards I have made and yet
I think it is fresh and clean, makes a change for me. Ha Ha.
White Scallop edge card - Fuschia pink card to mat onto.
One of the 42 pages from 'Colour with Candi' pad
from Craftwork Cards. I have always enjoyed colouring in.
Coloured with watercolour pencils.
Faux pearls to the centre of the flowers and to the edges.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Autumn Leaves

Hi, everyone, here in the north of the UK, every day there are 
changes in the weather as the autumn season is progressing. For the next  two weeks
aat Ruby's Rainbow, the challenge is 
Autumn Leaves 
I chose the theme because at present, the leaves are so beautiful,
full of so many hues and shades.  Please pop over to the blog 
to check out the creations from the DT.
For my card.
I created the strip of leaves by using the Resist Technique, one of
my favourite ways of playing with Distress Inks.
Stamps used are from Fancy Foliage by Sheena Douglass
Have fun, I am so looking forward to visitng you.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

You Rock!

Hello again, thanks for your visit.  For the next week at 
Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge is 
Please do pop over to see the amazing Design Team 
inspiration, they always  produce fantastic cards.
For My Card

White card, Silver Mirri card. 
Background paper from DCWV Rockstar paper pad.
Glue pen and Glamour Dust 
Dies to the oval shapes.
Main Image - a girl stamp on a set from Debbie Moore.
The image had a short skirt, I made a pair of trousers from the
background papers, to change the gender of the rockstar. LOL
The chains are yes, you guessed peel offs. 
I had great fun making this card, something different. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Black and Orange (Spooky or Not!)

Hi everyone, this week at Make My Monday  the challenge is 
Being so close to Halloween you can choose, there are
many who do not celebrate or send Halloween cards, so I have given
you the choice. Please pop and check out the Design Team's inspiration.

For My Card.
Black, Orange and white card
Stamp - The Stampman -Funky Flowers. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Card edges blended with Distress Ink Wild Honey.
Black gem stones from stash. 
Have fun everyone. Thanks for your visit. 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fright Night (Halloween)

Hi everyone, we are having a little extra fun at Fantasy Stampers
for the next two weeks with our theme of

FRIGHT NIGHT - (Halloween)
Why don't you fly on over to the blog and check out 
what ghoulish creations the Design Team have made. 
For My Card.
I made a white card - into a folded stepper card.
Black and white card to embellish.
Green paper, flashy ribbon, and glitter from my stash
Whitby Abbey stamp - Crafty Individuals
Count Dracula  and Bats - Crafty Sentiments
Pumpkins and Greeting - Varied sources.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
I am so looking forward to seeing your FRIGHT NIGHT 
entries, I know you will be having lots of spooky fun. 

Autumnal Colours

For the next week at My Time To Craft (MTTC)  
Monika has set the challenge for any project 
to use Autumnal Colours.
Autumn is my second favourite season, I adore the 
varied hues and shades of red, orange, green, brown, yellow.
Please pop over to see how the Design Team have used these colours.

For My Card
Kraft scallop edge card,
Patterned paper matted onto black card.
Scene created -  I stamped and masked the stamp 
Heartfelt Creations HCR3355 Scenic Combo (1)
Blended varied number of Ranger Distress Inks to create the sky.
Coloured the scene with Promarkers.
Stamped the large leaf from Sheena Douglass Leaves set
onto card coloured with Brushos.
Added a sentiment.
Have fun - hoping to see your Autumnal Colours soon. 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Challenge #2 Fairies

Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to visit me, it is  greatly appreciated.
This being only our second challenge at Cardz 4 Galz I do hope you have found us.
Please do pop over to check out the new blog and see the Fairies by the DT.
Jan has chosen the challenge, not surprising really for I know how much 
she loves her LOTV fairies. 
For my card
A white scallop edge card
Kraft card to mat pieces
All papers from Dovecrafat paper pad - Garden Party
Strip of hessian (burlap) and crystal gems.
Flowers stamped with Dreamees stamp.
Leaves stamped with a Sheena Douglass leaf stamp
The main image and Sentiment by LOTV.
Fairy stamp is an old one but a favourite of mine
Fairy Thistledown.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Lots of Glamour Dust glitter scattered around.
Have fun- hope you can join in the fun. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Challenge # 91 Button Up!

Hi everyone,  here we are another week has passed us by and it's time
again to return to ~Cardz 4 Guyz.  Jan has chosen the challenge 
Button Up!
Please pop over to check out the wonderful variety from the DT. 
For My Card.
A scallop edge Kraft card.
An assortment of pale blue papers from my stash - mostly Papermania
3 buttons with yellow cord.
Greetings stamp from Hobbycraft.
The main image stamp is Baby Boy from LOTV.
Coloured the image with Promarkers. 
Hope to see you adding your buttons on the challenge. 
Thanks for your visit - I do appreciate you took the time,.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Cats - Big or Small

Hi everyone, for the next week at Make My Monday our challenge is
Cats - Big or Small - chosen by Marina.
Why don't you pop over and check out the cats creations from the DT.

For My Card
Kraft plain edged card - a piece of hessian (brulap) across
the centre. The two leaves were stamped onto Brusho painted card.
The stamps are by Sheena Douglas - Leaves.
The leopard, I so love that face, is a stamp from La Blanche,
had him for many years, way back when QVC sold them.
I coloured his face using Distress Inks, I put up a photographed 
image on Google,  to get the colouring as close to the real thing as possible. 
I added Glossy Accents to his blue eyes.
Have fun with your cat whether it be big or small. 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Quick and Easy

Hi everyone, sorry yet another Christmas card but it is that time of the 
year when we are finding good challenges to make them. 
For the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges. 
our challenge is for the letter Q - not an easy one, but Pat has
asked for a very clever Q which will please many, (we hope)

For my card, it was so easy, but I like it.
A Kraft Scallop edge card
Papers are from Crafter's Companion Inspiration Pack #7
Nordic papers.
I added some blue card for matting and contrast.
Added some Stickles glue here and there
Looking forward to visiting you. Have fun.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Distress It!

Hi everyone, another month has passed us by, a new challenge 
for the next month at Sparkles Christmas is
Distress It!
Now we aren't suggesting you are to be up in arms and feeling blue,
no, we would like to see your Christmas project which has been distressed 
in a creative way. 
Please check out the DT inspiration at the blog above.
For my card, I firstly created a red card from a sheet of A4 red card.
The striped paper is from my Papermania stash.
The main image was printed from the CD in the 
Crafter's Companion Inspiration Issue # 7 pack.  - Nordic papers.
I scraped the edges and blended with Vintage Photo DI.
Added some blue and white twine from my stash. 
Matted onto black card to help it pop. 
Have fun everyone. 

Your Favourite Colour

Hi everyone, I am a little nervous for this is the first challenge for a new blog.

We would be really happy if you would add our blog label to your blog.
We would love for you to become a follower.
We are aiming over the weeks to hopefully become one of your favourite blogs.
Our aim is to be all feminine - we are a sister blog to the popular

For our first challenge we would like to see


For my favourite colour I have been a little greedy for I have chosen
Pink - lilac - lavender- purple. 
My card is  8" sq. I plyed with various Distress inks and sprays to
create the background.
I used foilage stamps from Lavinia around the edges 
The main imge is from Indigo Blu stamps.
Matted onto white, silver and black card.
Lilac organza ribbon added.