Thursday, 31 March 2016

#9 Springtime

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, today begins our challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz which is ' Springtime'
Please pop over to see the wonderful creations from the Design Team.
I used a Kraft card with scallop edges. 
All the papers and design are from a CD by Crafter's Companions
Halcyon Days - artwork by Abigail Mills
I added a few card candi .
I love the designs and freshness of these papers. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

#126 Paper Piecing at Ruby's

Hello, I hope you have had an enjoyable time over the Easter holidays.
Here at Ruby's Rainbow it is time for our next challenge which is
Paper Piecing
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely samples from the Design Team.
I do enjoy the fussy cutting involved with Paper Piecing but thought for this
card I would also include some straight, but maybe no so simple paper piecing.
I chose a shaped card from Kanban to add further interest.
The owls, paper pieced as individual owls,  are actually a stamp of 3 owls from
 Little Claire. The papers used for all elements are from a Dovecraft
 paper pad - Garden Party.
The pearls added from my stash and the greeting is waste from a CD print.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Something Beginning with A

Hi, hope your well and have had an enjoyable Easter.
This week at Cardz 4 Guyz, we have one of my favourite challenges,
Something Beginning with A
We can go as far as our imagination takes us for the letter A.
The DT have certainly had fun with the theme, please take a look.
For my card, I have used a square Kraft card, matted with black card.
The cracked piece of card was created by blending several Distress Inks, 
When dry, I stamped the cracks with a Creative Expressions stamp.
The smaller piece was created by adding DI in a water colour pool, 
adding mica powders, blending the colours and placing your card
into the pool, allowing to dry.
I stamped the image with the Elephant Silhouette from
Little Claire.  The title is from a Sapphire Alphabet Die set. 
Embellished with 3 metal brads. 

Monday, 28 March 2016

Going Round In Circles

Hello, I hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter time.
Today starts a new week of our challenge at Make My Monday.
Going Round In Circles.
The DT have so many circles in their creations, please pop over to see them.
For my card, I am using a round Kanban white scallop edge circle card.
I hae used blue and yellow papers from my stash, using a 
shaped Spellbinders die. 
The round image is a stamp from Little Claire,
coloured with Promarkers, if you look closely, you may see the 
Glossy Accents on the raindrops and puddles. 

Saturday, 26 March 2016

In The Springtime

Hello again, today there is a new challenge starting for the
 next two weeks  at Fantasy Stampers.
In the Springtime
Spring officially began yesterday in the UK, so it is apt to celebrate.
The Design Team have had fun with the challenge, please pop and see 
what they have been making.
Within the last few days I was at a Craft event and bought a number of 
stamps from Little Claire, I know, I feel as though the soft side of me
is getting stronger than my dark, grungy, messy side.
The stamp is Little Claire - Cherish Hugs and Dream
I blended Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
 and Dusty Concord, then stamped the image, adding one extra butterfly.
I coloured the leave, flowers and butterflies with Promarkers.
I did add glitter to the butterfly wings.
The sentimenta is from my stash. 


Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin the new challenge at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
The DT have had great fun with the challenge, plese pop and see their creations
I have used my favourite white scallop edge cards to mat my design.
All papers come from a CD.
Creative Crafting World - Here Come the Girls.
Using the print outs I cut out the girl and decoupaged her to the main image.
I have added 3d foam pads to the follows, and added several card candi
to decorate the card. 
Have fun, I look forward to visiting your blogs. 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

All Creatures Great and Small

Hello again, thanks for popping by. At CD Sunday Challenges
for the next two weeks their challenge is 
All Creatures Great and Small.
I made this card using a white scallop edge card. 
All the papers and images are from a CD by Crafter's Companion
Halcyon Days by Abigail Mills.
I added a few embellishments from my stash. 
Happy Easter to all my visitors.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Teenage Kicks

Hi everyone, today sees a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Julie has chosen   ---   Teenage Kicks
The Design Team have again produced amazing creations, 
please pop over to see them and check the few rules.
I have used a white scallop edge card, matted a messy sheet from
my stash. I have stamped a few Splats and sentiments, hoping 
the background looks like an urban wall. 
The main stamped image is from Woodware stamps - Cool Dude,
 coloured with Promarkers. 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Something Fluffy

Hello, Easter is upon us so it's a good time for our next challenge at
Make My Monday, we would like to see
'Something Fluffy'
Of course it doesn't have to be for Easter - I made my card to welcome Spring.
A 6 x 4 inches folded card. Matted with yellow cardstock. 
The image is from a free, un-named digi source.
I added dots with a micron pen and a yellow tie bow. 
Wishing you all a Happy Easter or Spring Holiday. 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello, welcome to my blog.
Today, for two weeks at Alphabet Challenges, the challenge for the letter B is
Beautiful Butterflies
Please pop and see the wonderful creations by the Design Team. 
For my card, I used a 6" square, scallop edge card. 
Matted with a sheet from my stash. All other papers and embellishments
are printed from a CD - Butterfly Botanicals by Kraftyhands.
The butterlies are decoupaged with soft fluttery wings. 
Have fun and thanks for your visit. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Cute and Cuddly

Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog. 
Today at Cardz 4 Galz we are starting a new blog.
For the next two weeks our challenge is for you to create 
Cute and Cuddly
Please pop over to the blog and check out the creations from the DT.
For my card, I have used a selection of left over blue papers in my stash, to 
make a small welcome card for a little boy, I realise too late I should have made
a card for a little girl, please imagine this card in PINK. 
The  teddy stamp is a Hobbycraft purchase. 
I coloured him with Promarkers. 
Thanks for your visit.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Earth Laughs in Flowers

Hello, welcome to my blog. The new challenge for the next two weeks 
'The Earth Laughs in Flowers'
The Design Team have some wonderful cards, please check them out.
I used a 6" sq white card, matted it with black card.
Used a lovley red and gold ribbon to embellish.
Red card candi added 
The roses stamp is from Woodware, I stamped it twice, 
then punched a circle which was coloured with Promarkers,
I then decoupaged onto the same area over the black stamped image- 
this techniques is called 'Spotlighting'. 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


Helo everyone, thanks for visiting my blog.  We are starting a new 
challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz ,  it being my turn,  I chose 
Please pop and see the wonderful creations by the Design Team.
For my card, I made a black  8" sq. card.
I used a Craft Creations Decoupage sheet which provided the 
main motor cross cyclist and embellishments. The flags are
from an old stamp from my stash, source unknown.
I also used red card, tan and white striped paper and some
brown mesh all from my stash. 
Thanks for popping by, have fun and stay well. 

Challenge # 78 Make It Girlie

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today, being the 15th, sees the start
for the next four weeks a new challenge at 
We have a super challenge for you.
Make It Girlie
Please pop to the blog to check out the amazing creations from the DT.
I have used my favourite scallop edge white card to mat my design.
All the papers are from a CD.
Here Come the Girls from Creative Crafting World.
I have raised the flowers with foam pads and added a few pearls.
Go on enjoy making your card for the challenge. 

Monday, 14 March 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. Today the challenge at
Make My Monday will be 
This can be created anyway you imagination takes you.
Please pop to the blog to see the DT creations.
With St. Patrick's Day being in a few days 17th March, I thought
this fit in so well for the challenge. 
I used a heart punch to created the petals on the clover.
All card and papers from my stash. 
Have fun and be Lucky in life, love and health. 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Easter Parade

Hello again,  here we are, already Easter is around the corner. 
For the next two weeks at Fanatasy Stampers  our challenge is

Easter Parade
The choice of design is left to you but please use a STAMP, not a digi.
For my card, I have made a 6" x 4" card. I used  yellow  card to mat
the stamped design. You know how you have stamps which are so old, yet never 
go out of style or trend. Well this little stamp is one of my all time wooden
favourites, by Papermania  - Easter Bunny. 
I masked the centre bunny to stamp the two outer bunnies.
Coloured all with Promarkers. 
Thanks for popping by. 


Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, today my post is to let you know
of the challenge at My Time To Craft, for the next two weeks, 
we would like to see FLOWERS as the main part of your design.
There are so many designs and ways to create flowers. 
Today I have chosen to use a small card, 5" square. 
The corner design is a cut out from a Velvet Plum Paper Pad from
Craftwork Cards. The flower was created using a ~Woodware flower punch.
The butterflies were created with a Marianne die.
 Jewels added to the butterfly, along  with a sentiment to complete.
Hope you enjoy the challenge, which is always a popular choice. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Paper Piecing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Today sees us back at Cardz 4 Guzy, our challenge is 
 Paper Piecing 
If your not sure what  I mean for Paper Piecing pop over to the main blog
for more inforamtion and of course to see the wonderful inspiration 
from the Design Team. 
For my card, I used a Kraft scallop edge card.
All the papers are from a paper pad Beach Life by Craft Sensations,
 (I bought it at The Ranage)
The stamp is Cool Dude from Woodware stamps. 
Hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Monday, 7 March 2016

A Square World

Hello everyone, for the challenge this week at Make My Monday
we have for you to create 
A Square World
We would like your entry to be square and to think squares for your design. 
Please pop over and check out the Design Team's inspiration. 
For my card I have made a 5" square card, I used purple and white mats to
place the 9 x  1" squares using papers from Victoria Plum paper pad
by Craftwork Cards. Tied with a purple ribbon with a  knot bow. 
I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday, 4 March 2016

Anything Pink

Hello, welcome to my blog.
Well off we go again, at Alphabet Challenges we are starting
with the letter A - Anything Pink
Please pop and see the wonderful DT inspiration. 
For my DT card, I have made my card, with an 8" square card.
Used black card to mat the pink paper and the main image, which
are both from a Papermania Die Cut and Paper Set - Bellissima.
I have added a few embellishments and a little glossy accents.
I have enjoyed the relaxing process of this card. 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Woman or Women

Hi everyone, thanks for popping by, today sees the start of 
the challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. To celebrate Mothering Sunday on 6th March (UK)
and International Woman's Day on 8th March, I have chosen 
Woman or Women.
Please  visit the blog to see the wonders from the Design Team.
For my DT card I have chosen Retro/Vintage.
The background paper is from Hot Off the Press, 
The 3 wooden backed stamps I purchased from E Bay some time ago,
Sadly they don't have any details on the wood, I think they were maybe
rejects but they stamp beautifully.  I used Archival Sepia tone ink. 
A strip of lace, a few black gems and a greeting from Crafter's Companion
completes my card. Hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Celebrate International Woman's Day

Hello again, thanks for your visit to my blog, today  at
Ruby's Rainbow I chose the challenge to bring awareness
to you all of the International Woman's Day which is celebrated in March.
We  also have Mother's Day on March 6th in the UK.
Therefore the challenge of Woman seems so appropriate. 
The DT have some amazing inspiration for you.
For my inspirational card, I have used a stamp which I have had
for a number of years, but still a favourite of mine.
4 Lovely Ladies by Stamp It - Australia.
The background papers, lace, pearls, flowers and greeting are from my stash.
I lightly coloured the stamp, yes it is one stamp, in shades of brown and pink. 
Hope you all have an enjoyable Woman's Day. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Hello, welcome to my blog, it being the first of March, it is
time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. 

Happy St. David's Day to all Welsh visitors. 
The challenge chosen by Joan is for
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Please check out the wonderful DT inspiration.
For my card, I decided to use sepia tones throughout, togive an old fashioned look. 
I was inspired by a card I had seen some time ago on Pinterest.
I used LOTV Kraft Christmas papers, 2014 pack, blended Gathered Twigs.
A piece of hessian (burlap) for texture.
Brown cardstock, punched snowflakes, star shaped brads,
The main image, My Snowman Friend and the message tags
are from LOTV.  Coloured with Promarkers and DI.

Create Your Own Background

Hello again, welcome to my blog, for my DT card today, it is time 
once again to visit Cardz 4 Guyz
The challenge for the next week is we want to see you
Create Your Own Background
An opportunity to get messy or even play with stamps, embossing
folders, inks, paints or whatever else you may choose.
Please check out the fabulous inspiration from the DT.
For my card, I love playing with Distress Inks, I blended shades of Brown,
I added colour using a stencil, stamped textures and cogs in black.
The topper is a piece I embossed with an EF, lightly coloured with a blender.
The stamped image  and Time Flies are from Imagination Crafts. 
The greeting from my stash. 
Have fun, looking forward to seeing your backgrounds.