Saturday, 30 January 2016

Love Is All Around

Hello again, for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft
(MTTC) our challenge is
Love Is All Around
Please pop over to the blog to check out the details and see 
the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.
For My Project
Some time again I bought the LOVE MDF at a craft event.
I was inspired to decorate it for this challenge. 
I recently went to a Crop at Wear Crafts where I completed the project.
I used Dulux match pot Sorbet to first paint the insides and back.
The paper is from my stash, I made the flowers with the reverese of the
same paper, added some pearls and green organza ribbon tied. 
I'm going to fit it to a wall in our bedroom, oh! so romantic!

Love Is In The Air

Hi here I am again, today's card is for Fantasty Stampers,
 where we must use a stamp which requires inking.
The challenge for the next two weeks is 
Love Is In The Air
Valentine's Day is coming up soon, so  we are
celebrating Love. Please pop to see the inspiration
 from the amazing Design Team.
For My Card,
I have chosen non traditional Valentine colours, 
using a cream card with toning Kraft Card.
 The stamp - Heart Garden -  from Woodware stamps,
was first stamped with Versamark, then heat embossed with white
embossing powder.
I used mica paints to colour the flowers and leaves. 
It's a shame you can't see the gorgeous glimmer on the photo.
The sentiment stamp is from Papermania - Sweet Nothings set,

Thursday, 28 January 2016


Hi everyone, I am enjoying being able to enter the CD Sunday
Challenges, I was so chuffed to have been in the latest Top 3.
I do like the current challenge of 
It still being winter, that is the season I have chosen.
All the papers and image are from 
A Winter Walk in the Countryside - artist Betty Davies
by Creative Crafating World.
An 8" square scallop edge card. 
Additions are black card for matting and red card candi. 
Thanks ladies for your lovely inspiration. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Challenge #104 Spots or Stripes

Hi everyone, hope your well, warm and keeping safe.
For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge is
Spots or Stripes or even Both
The Design team have cdreated some wonderful inspiration
not to be missed, so please do pop and check them out.
For my card, I have used Kraft card and made a 'Z' card.
I folded the front page back on itself, decorated the flap and the
inner page with striped paper on a black mat.
Both the striped paper and the map paper are from Papermania
Mr. Mister range.
The main image is Toot Toot from LOTV. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Card Candi 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Newest or Favourite Stamp

Hi, for the next two weeks at Make My Monday our challenge
is for you to make a project with your
Newest or Favourite Stamp
Please pop to the blog for details and to check out the inspiration
from the Design Team. 
For My  card.
The stamp I  used is my latest purchase. 
Floral Crest by HoneyDoo Crafts.
The sentiment is also from Honey Doo Crafts,
I painted the design with Mica paints from The Works. 
Matted onto toning Bazzil card. 

Friday, 22 January 2016

X - is for Xtra - Fold

Hi, today at Alphabet Challenges we have reached the letter X.
It was my turn to choose the theme, I have chosen 
X - Xtra Fold 
Please check out the details and the DT inspiration on the blog. 
For my Card.
I have made a centre step card - there are 4 folds on this card.
The striped papers are from CD - Oh! La La -
The Shawn Jenkins Collection.
The centre panel is from Papermania - 
Bellisima Die cut and paper pack.
Doily, lace, crystal Stickles on the cupcakes and card candi from stash.

Thursday, 21 January 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Galz
for our challenge, Babs has chosen 
Yummy, gorgeous, delicious but oh! so many calories!
Yes, like many folk after the Christmas delights I have returned to 
my on-going long term aim to loose weight.
I managed to make the card without any  side effects.
Please pop over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration. 
For My Card
White 6" square scallop edge card. 
All the papers and image are from a CD by Oh! La La
'The Shawn Jenkins Collection'
There are three layers of  cupcake papers, I then decoupaged
the 3 centre cupcakes. and the greeting.
A toning ribbon added from my stash.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Animal Magic

Hi, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow our challenge 
is to see some ---Animal Magic.
Please pop over to the blog to check out the details and to see 
the inspiration from the Design Team.
For my card, I have used a La Pashe CD - Flippen Families.
A Kraft scallop edge card. 
All the papers, image and sentiments are from the CD.
The gentleman and dog are decoupaged.
Who could resist those big puppy dog eyes? 
Looking forward to seeing your entry. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Blue Is The Colour

Hi, hoping your all well and keeping warm.
For our next challenge for one week at Cardz 4 Guyz 
our challenge is    Blue Is The Colour.
Please pop over to check out the details and inspiration from the DT,
For my card, hopefully to inspire I used a Kraft card.
Several sheets of  blue papers, with navy paper to mat the panels.
The stamped image is Cool Dude from Woodware Stamps. 
This was coloured with Promarkers and edged with DI 
Chipped Sapphire. 
The stars are punched with a Fiskars hand grip punch, stamped
white stars from the stamp set with a brad for the centre. 
Have fun, see you all next week. 

Monday, 18 January 2016

Stitching Faux or Real

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I hope your well, 
and keeping warm, it is so much colder here in the UK.
For the next two weeks at Make My Monday (MMM) our 
challenge is for us to see on your project 
Stitching Faux or Real
Plaease do go to check out the blog for details and inspiration.
For my card which I hope will inspire, I used an A6 black card
to place my Spellbinders Label Die cut piece of black card.
I used a Sakura white pen to create my white faux stitching around
the label and the punched circle greeting.
Using Versamark and Stampendous White E.P I stamped 
the Funky Flowers from Kanban.
I die cut two Marianne butterfly die, embossing as above.
The Smile stamp is from my stash, including the pearls added
 to the flowers and butterflies. 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Wild Flowers

Hi, over at CD Sunday Challenges they have a super current challenge
Wild Flowers.
I adore wild flowers,  I would love to see them in my kitchen but of course 
now I am aware it is better for them to stay where nature  intends them to be -
wherever they are growing.
One of the prettiest CDs I have is 
A Walk in the Countryside - artwork by Betty Davies
CD from Creative Crafting World.
I made the small gift bag from a template sheet.
The 6 inch square card has been matted onto gold mirri.
Papers all from the above CD. I decoupaged the ribbon. 
Added a greeting and 3 red card candi. 
With only one more sheet of paper from the CD, I made
an 8 inch card - here are the 3 completed projects.

All About The Boy

Hello again, thanks for popping by to see my DT card for
the next two week's challenge at Fantasy Stampers which is
All About The Boy

For my card I have used a 7" square scallop edge card.
All the papers used are from a LOTV paper pad
'Father Knows Best.' Every panel has been matted onto black card. 
The birthday greeting is from (was) Elusive Images.
The 'Sneakers' are from Woodware Stamps.
I paper pieced the Sneakers.
Coloured the laces with Promarkers.
Stars punched with a Fiskas punch.
Have fun everyone. 

Tag it! at MTTC

For the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC) we are
setting a challenge to see a tag.
It would be appreciated if you went to the blog to check out 
the details and see the work by the Design Team. 
For my Tag,
I cut the shape from card, covered the tag with previously prepared
coloured paper, from one of my 'getting messy sessions.'
( sheet of copy paper covered with Moon Glow Starburst water colours, 
scrunched up, then left to dry)
Stamped with a big rubber stamp from The Stampman.
A piece of vellum with Happy Birthday - 2 chrome brads. 
Added flowers, fibres, twine, a Chinese coin and a heart charm.
I greatly enjoyed messing about with this tag, I hope you like it. 

Friday, 15 January 2016

January Blues

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today starts our monthly challenge
at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Del has chosen 
Challenge #76
January Blues - (Monochromatic)
Please do pop over and check out the DT creations for inspiration.
For my card, again I have a white scallop edge card.
All the papers, including the flowers are from a Papermania 
paper pad - Capsule Collection - Blueberry Pie. 
I used Chipped Sapphire to edge all the card used for matting, 
including the edge of the Marianne die to mat the stamped verse.
Stamp - Verse 2 collection  - by Phil  Martin - Creative Expressions
Flowers stamped with Always Floral stamps by Sheena Douglass. 
Pearls added to flowers and card. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Happy Birthday (We Are 2 )

Hi, everyone, well here we are at Cardz 4 Guyz, 
and it's our birthday, we are 2 years old today. Many thanks to 
past DT and Guests, to the present Design Team and to all our followers
and participanats for making this the success it is. 
So all we are asking for is a 
Please pop and check out the cards from the DT and Guest.
For my card
White Scallop edge card.
Blue gingham paper - White card - White embossed card
All edged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Figure 2 stamped from an old set of numerals
Today generated using gold peel offs coloured black.
Rocking Horse stamp from Woodware stamps.
Paper pieced and coloured with Promarkers.
Embellishments, a couple of buttons and sequin like stars.

Monday, 11 January 2016

A sketch at MMM

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday for the 
next week our challenge is a sketch, as seen below.

It's always interesting to see how sketches are interpreted, 
Please pop over to see the wonderful samples from the DT.
For My Card
A white scallop edge card - striped paper added top and bottom.
Patterned paper edged with green card.
Circle - Spellbinder die - stamped with a 'Potted plants' stamp
from Little Claire stamps range. The stamp was masked twice
to extend the design.
Coloured with Promarkers. Greeting stamp from LOTV. 
Butterflies - Marianne Dies. 
All the papers are from 'Garden Party' paper pad from Papermania. 
Have fun 

Friday, 8 January 2016

W is for Window

Hello, welcome to my blog, thank you for your visit.
At Alphabet Challenges we have now reached the letter W -
for the next two weeks our challenge must show a window, of any
shape, size, or type, as long as there is a window. 
Please look at the blog to see the wonderful ideas from the DT,
For my card, I have kept it simple but I think it is pretty.
A white scallop edge card.
Background paper is from La Pashe 'Best of 2012'.
The main image is printed from a CD I bought ages ago on E bay
'100 Windows'.
I added a stamped greeting and a few paper roses. 
Have fun creating your windows projects. 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Challenge # 13 Something New

Hello, to my visitors, thanks for popping by.
Today being Thursday is time for the challenge at 
It being a new year, some new beginnings, our challenge is for us to see
Something New
Pop over to the blog for more information and to see the inspiration from the DT.
The challenge will be for two weeks, starting today we are changing from a weekly to a 
two weekly blog, plenty of time for you to get creating. 
I watched a wonderful video on Facebook on how to carry out the above technique,
I realise I am not as perfect as the demonstrator was (thank you) but boy did I have fun. 
It was great to get messy again, I haven't had a messy ink day for a while.
I used from Peerless Designs a Dahlia Mask to create the white embossed flower.
I then used my NEW  Brusho powders to create this NEW (for me) technique.
The greeting stamp is from Sheena Douglass, as below.
Here is another result from my play day.
The mask is from Imagination Crafts. 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

#120 Show us something new

Hi, the first challenge for 20 16 from Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is
Show Us Sometning New
A chance to show us anything new, mybe brought my Santa or friends, 
or it could be a new technique, all we need is for you tell us what is new.
I hope you like this challenge because I am the DT memebr  who chose it. 
Please pop and see the wonders the Design Team have created.
For my Card.
A 6" square white scallop edge card.
Sheet of white card, blended with Broken China and edged with 
Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. 
Stamped with NEW Papermania  Urban Christmas greetings using 
Chipped Sapphire. I also stamped a few snowflakes from stash.
The topper was stamped with NEW Hobbyart Farmbouse Scenic set.
Coloured with Distress Inks as watercolours. 
Lots of glitter added for the snow areas. 
Again, I hope your up for the challenge, have fun. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Anything BUT Square

Hello,  Cardz 4 Guyz,  are back from their Christmas Break, all ready
 to get started with their challenges for 2016.
The first challenge is to make a project which can be
The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you to see.

For my DT card I have printed material from a CD.
Fabulous Fellas by Katy Sue Designs.
I matted it onto a card, made from a template on the CD. 
The clocks are decoupaged.
The 2016 is from a Sapphire Die.
The greeting is computer generated.
I added a few black gems to decorate some areas. 
Some blending with Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
Hope you enjoy the challenge. Thanks for your visit.
I am also entering this card into the 'Ring in the New Year' challenge
at CD Sunday Challenges. 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Iris Folding

Happy New year from everyone at Make My Monday.
We are starting the year with our first challenge, asking to see some
This technique may be new to you, it may not. Please go to blog to 
see the Design Team's inspiration, plus links to how to do Iris Folding 
and for free patterns. A new year, maybe you would like to learn or re-visit 
Iris Folding.
I used a purchased white scallop edge card. 
I have adored my Iris Folding Butterfly with silver peel offs around 
the butterfly shape. Matted the panel onto silver mirri card.
Added some crystal gems and a silver peel off greeting. 
Hope you enjoy the project/challenge. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Ringin' In The New Year'

Hi, everyone, my friends over on CD Sunday Challenges are welcoming in the new year 
with a challenge  - ' Ringin In The New Year' 
I am sending good wishes to everyone and thank you all for 
your wonderful challenge blog. 
I used a white scallop edge card.
The background paper is of a wine bottle and glasses.
The main image is matted onto white card with a punched edge, 
then matted onto turquoise blue card.
The paper and image are from the go to CD in my collection. ...
La Pashe Best of 2012.
The main image has a few decoupage items, hoping they can be seen.
I stamped, coloured with pencils, two bottles of champagne, from 
La Blanche.
Happy New Year.

Saturday, 2 January 2016


Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today I am showcasing 
the challenge being held at My Time To Craft (MTTC).
Starting our challenges for the new year  - 2016 we are beginning with 
The Design Team have some wonderful ideas for your perusal.
For My Card - My friend Diane's favourite flowers are Pansies,
so this card I have made to send to her.
White Scallop edge card - Silve mirri card
Papers from LOTV - Timeless Victorian
Wooden Stamp - Panises - maker unknown - 
Coloured with Promarkers
Label Die Cut from Go Kreate.
Greeting from old stash. 
Hope to see you visit again. 

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone, the holidays are over and we at Fantasy Stampers 
are happy to be back to offer you challenges.
We are so thrilled to be celebrating the second birthday of 
the challenge blog, so we would love to see lots and lots of 
Happy Birthday projects. 
The Design team have some wonders for you to see.
For my DT card
White Scallop edge card.
Silver mirri card.  Pearls and lace from my stash
 Green and orange papers from Kanban  - In the Garden pad.
Stamp is by Woodware stamps - Bursts in Bloom.
Flowers stamped 3 x - Leaves tamped x 2.
Scallop edge die from stash.
Techniques - Paper piecing and decoupage of the flowers.
Thanks for your visit, hope you pop back again.

Friday, 1 January 2016

A Vintage Christmas Tag

Happy New Year to all of my visitors.

Today being the first of the month,  it is time for the all year round Christmas challenge blog
to share their new challenge, which has been chosen by Babs. 
A Vintage Christmas Tag
I do hope you pop over for a peep at the DT's inspirational work.
For my tag, the main focal point is Santa from an Inkadinkado stamp
I have had for ever and ever., and I still love it.
I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark, added white EP from Stampendous
I then stamped Santa, placing a mask over his face.
I blended Distress inks Iced Spruce and Chipped Sapphire.
I coloured Santa's face with Promarkers and his glasses with a Sakura Gelly Roll black pen.
I stamped the greeting onto vellum, added some crystal gems and a ribbon to the tag.
Looking forward to your visit to the challenge blog and for any comments.