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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sequins or Buttons


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge for
the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
Pat has chosen  ----- Sequins or Buttons (or even both)
The Design Team have a wonderful display on the blog.
I have a white scallop edge card, All of the blue papers are from
a Crafter's Companion paper Pad Downtown Abbey.
The beautiful stamp is also from Crfter's Companion. 
The required buttons adorn the centre of the flowers, which
were created using a stamp from a set bought at The Works. 
I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

#4 Anything Goes-Christmas

Hello again, thanks so much for visiting me. I hope you call again.
Today we begin a new challenge for the next month at
Our challenges are always Anything Goes, so as long as it is
Christmas we would love to see you enter the challenge.
Please check out the blog and see the inspiration from the DT. 
I have used Kraft card to mat all of my papers and layers.
The blue papers are all from Simply Christmas CD by The Dreamees. 
The adorable stamp is by Little Claire Designs. 
I used Promarkers to colour the image.  Have fun.

Shades of Brown

Hello, thanks for your visit, all comments are greatly appreciated.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Shades of Brown.
Please check out the amazing DT inspirational creations.
I have used odd scraps of papers from LOTV paper pad
Father Knows Best. 
The stamp is The Golfer by LOTV. 
I used dark brown card to mat all of the pieces. 
The stamp was coloured with Promarkers. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Embossing Heat or Dry

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today begins a super
challenge at Make My Monday. 
Silvi has chosen for us, Embossing, we can either use embossing
folders or use embossing powders and heat tools. 
The design team have some amazing ideas, please take a look.
One of my most favourite techniques with stamps is the 
Resist Technique. I dusted my card with anti-static powder.
Stamped the image from Woodware stamps - Time After Time
with Versafine ink pad, added clear EP.  Heated with heat tool.
Once cooled I then blended 3 TH Distress Inks.
Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber,
don't you just love the names of the Distress Inks?
Added faux stitching around the card.  Have fun. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017


Hello, thanks for your visit, today a new challenge is starting
over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.  Helen has chosen for us
Use Your Favourite Colour Combo
Please check out the blog to see more detail and of course to
see the wonderful inspiration from the design team,
For me, my favourite colour combo, varies, depending on the
 time of the year.  I am currently in my spring mode, so my colour combo
is Kraft card, lemon/yellow and blue.
The papers are from  a Beach Life paper pad by 
Craft Sensations. The stamps are by Woodware - Burst into Bloom. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Friday, 14 April 2017

C is for Cake




Thanks for your visit, today there is a new challenge at
Our letter for the next two weeks is C - my card is 
C is for Cake
Pop over to check out the details and see the fabulous cakes
made by the Design Team. 
I used for my base card a 7" scallop edge card.
All the papers and the decoupaged large cake have been printed
from a CD by The Card Hut - Fabulous Tea and Cakes. 
Matted onto black card.
The greeting is by Leonie Pujol from a Love Hearts stamp set. 
Have fun and please stay well. Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Handbags and Gladrags


Hello, thank you for you visit. Today begins a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz.   Julie has chosen for us ---
Handbags and Gladrags.
Why don't you visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful
Handbags and Gladrags from the design team.
For my card, the base is a 7" scallop edge card which is light cream.
The decoupaged dress on the dress form, handbag and backing paper
are from a CD from Katy Sue Designs.
Fabulous Fashions Disc 1
Using gold mirri card and a piece of backing paper I created the panel.
I decoupaged the dress and handbag.
The sentiment is from Honey Doo stamps, gold embossed.
Have fun and hopefully stay well. Thanks for visiting.  . 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Animal Antics

Hello, I hope your well and thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Sian has chosen for us - Animal Antics.
Please pop over to check out the cards made by the DT.
There are some great ideas, but we know you can show us
many more of the antics animals get up to. 
I have used up scraps from a previous project to create
the background of this card. The papers are from a lovely
paper pad by Dovecraft - Garaden Party.
The adorable stamp is Wavy Sheep by Little Claire Designs, 
which was coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment is by Leonie Pugol.
Card Candi to embellish.  

Saturday, 8 April 2017

No Designer Paper


Hello everyone, welcome to the new followers, it's so
nice to see new faces and names being added.
Today begins a new two weekly challenge at MTTC -
My Time To Craft. The challenge is 
No Designer Paper - an opportunity to play with your
paints, inks, embossing folders and other crafting mediums ,
your not allowed to use any designer backing papers. 
The DT have created some wonderful ideas, please pop over 
to check them out. For my card I have used and embossing folder
for the background. The bird stamp is by Inkadinkado. 
The Love sentiment is by Leonie Pujol. 
A simple yet pretty card.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Inspired by a Movie or Book


Hello again, thanks so much for popping by.
Today is the start of a monthly challenge at
I was recently asked to join the group and am delighted to be
joining in my first challenge for the blog.
The theme for April is
A card which has been - Inspired by a Movie or a Book.
One of my favourite genre of films and books has been
the works of J.K. Rowling - The Harry Potter stories.
My card shows Hogwart's castle, Hedwig the owl and of
course the headmaster Dumbledore who is a stamp from 
Tandastamps (expired) the remaining stamps are from Indigo Blu.
Coloured with Distress Inks and coloured pencils.
Hope you have fun creating your card. 


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Anything Goes # 3


Hello, thanks for your visit, hope your well.
Today we start ou two weekly challenge at 
our theme will always be  Anything Goes.
Please pay a visit to check out the DT inspiration.
I love to see monochrome black and white.  This fabulous
reindeer stamp is by Woodware Stamps with the adorable
little verse. I had fun playing with zentangles to decorate
the reindeer. The only colour added being the red bow, his 
shiny red nose and his red heart. 
Take care and look after yourself. 

Easter or Spring

Hello, hope your feeling well, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
We would like to see a card suitable for either 
Easter or Spring (for a male person)
The team have again provided some wonderful inspiration.
I made a 7" scallop edge card. I used card and papers from
my stash. The toppers are from a paper pack of
Pollyanna Pickering artwork, provided by Creative Crafting World.

Monday, 3 April 2017

April Showers


Hello, thanks for your visit. April already, how did that happen?
Today we are starting a new challenge for you over at 
Make My Monday - Robbie has chosen for us
April Showers - to show anything we associate with rain.
The DT have some terrific ideas to inspire you.
I have used papers from a Craft Sensations paper pad -
Beach Life. I used Kraft card throughout for matting.
The stamp is a favourite of mine, from Little Claire.
Coloured with Promarkers with Glossy Accents 
added to the raindrops and puddles. 
The sentiment was created using word stamps by
Leonie Pujol from a stamp set - Love Hearts.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Candy Cane


Hello again, today begins a new challenge at
Yes, it is the 1st of  April going fast again, the challenge
will last until the end of March, so lots of time.
Sandra H would love to see Candy Cane.
The Design Team have some wonderful creations made,
please pop over to see them.
For my card, I first had to find my Candy Cane, for being 
honest, we in the UK don't get much involved with Candy Cane
for the Christmas/Holiday season. 
Lots of free digi images of candy cane on the internet which is where
I souced mine.  Coloured with my Promarkers.
Red paper background from Christmas papers stash.
Ebossed background - Christmas Vines,
Greeting a die cut by Spellbinders.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Bunnies


Hello again, a quick return from yesterday's post. Today we are
starting a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - our challenge
for the next two weeks is B is for Bunnies. Well it is that time of the year. 
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely display of bunnies.
The background papers on my card are from Country Garden
by Dovecraft.  Two  oval dies side by side provide the mat for the bunny.
The bunny stamp is from LOTV - Spring Swing. 
Coloured with Promarkers and pencils. 
The sentiment is from Leonie Pujol - Love Hearts stamp set, 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Fairy Nice


Hello, welcome to my blog, you would make my day if you left a comment.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Jan has chosen for Challenge # 44 Fairy Nice.
Please pop over for details and to see the beautiful inspiration from the DT.
I have used a round card from Kanban. Die cut some circles and mats.
The fairy stamp is by Kanban - Sugar Buttons stamp set.
The papers are from Dovecraft Garden Party paper pad. 
Coloured with Promarkers and of course glitter added.
I'm looking forward to seeing an abundance of fairies. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

In The Country

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we are starting a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sue has chosen for us
In The Country
The Desig Team have some wonderful inspirtion for you to see,
please pop over to see them and for more details.
I love creating scenes, so took the opportunity with this
wonderful challenge.
I used the ploughman stamp from Stamp Addicts at the front.
All stamps behind are from Hobby Art stamps - The Farmbouse  Set.
I used watercolour paints, coloured pencils and Promarkers to colour.
Hope you enjoy, it would be nice of you to leave a comment. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Woodland Animals


Hello aain, thanks for your visit. Today begins a new challenge
at My Time To Craft, the challenge is
Woodland Animals or Easter
Please check out the details and see the DT inspiration
over on the challenge blog. 
I made a 6" square card, used black to mat the detailed stamped sheets.
The background page was created using the leaves and acorn
which are included with the the Squirrel stamp set - 
Little Acorn - Sketchy set from Sheena Douglass
I used Distress Inks and Promarkers to colour
 all elements on the card. The embellishments have also 
been made using the small stamps of leaves and acorns. 
Have fun with your Woodland animals or Easter. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Trees


Hello everyone welcome to my blog. Today we are starting
a new challenge at our weekly challenge blog
Joan from the DT has chosen for us TREES
Please take a look at the blog, the DT have again excelled with
their amazing inspirational cards. 
I have stamped a scene which includes lots of trees, using a
Stampscape Nature set # 6.
Coloured with Distress Inks and Promarkers. 
Have fun and enjoy creating your card. 

Anything Goes - Christmas


Hello again, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new
challenge at the two weekly challeng blog
#2 Anything Goes
I have used a 6" scallop edge card.  All the papers used are
from Simply Christmas CD by The Dreamees.
The adorable snowman stamp is by Little Claire, 
coloured with Promarkers. Glitter added here and there.
The small labels are by LOTV.
Card Candi added. The glitter card backgrounds 
can be seen better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. 
Have fun with your creation. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

White Embossing


Hello everyone, today we start a new challenge at
Pat G has chosen for us White Embossing.
You can choose whicever technique you like, as long
as it fits the theme. The DT have some wonderful inspiration
for you to check out.
I love monochrome cards, they can be so elegant.
I used a gloss black card for the background mat and for
the spotlight black circle.
The stamp is by Woodware - Meadow Flowers and the greeting.
Stamped onto white card with  Black Versafine. Stamped 
and heat embossed with Stampendous white detailed powder
 onto the black circle.  A piece of lace added.
Stamped, white embossed and cut a butterfly. 
Hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

A - Anything With Wings

Hello again, thanks for your visit.
Today begins a new A - Z series at the Alphabet Challenges. 
Jan has kicked us off with A is for Anything with Wings. 
I had another session with my Distress Inks, splashes of water to
create the background.
Stamps used - Crafter's Companion -Texture stamps.
The Botanical Bee from The Stampman -
stamped onto Brusho powders background.
The greeting label from LOTV.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Pretty in Pink


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new
challenge at the two weekly challenge for the ladies -
Cardz 4 Galz 
helen has chosen for us for the next two weeks 
Pretty in Pink
We are so looking forward to seeing your cards. 
Please pop over to see the DT cards. 
I have used a mixture of card and papers from my stash. 
The roses were made using a Marianne die, the leaves are
also from a die. The greeting is from LOTV stamps.
The Gorguss girl stamped, by Santoro - coloured with Promarkers.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Let's Go Green


Hello again, today we are starting a new challenge at
Vickie has chosen  - Let's Go Green
The Design Tam have again provided a variety of
wonderful inspiration, please pop over to see their cards. 
This month my card is pure papercrafting. 
I have made a 6 x 4 inch card, tent style. The papers are
all from a Papermania Capsule Collection paper pad - Green.
The butterflies are dies by Stamp and Die set from The Works
Sentiment by Go Kreate stamp and die set. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Numbers


Hi, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at
Jan has chosen for the week's challenge 
NUMBERS
Please pop over to the blog, the DT have created some fabulous
inspiration to guide you on your way. 
I chose to make a card for a 5 year old little boy.
The papers are all from a Papermania paper pad -
Capsule Blueberry Pie.
The 5th and embellishments are stamps by the recently deceased
Jayne Nesterenko. I chose these in her memory.
The large star is from a template in a magazine. 
Hope you will join us in the challenge, we all need a card
sometime or another for a male person, just add a number on it 
and have a go, but rememebr you also need to have fun. 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Sketchy Time




Hello, today begins a new challenge at the two weekly blog
Meena has given us a sketch to work with, so the challenge is
Sketchy Time.
Please pop over to the blog for more details and of course
to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. 
I always find that sketch ideas can bring me out of my comfort zone of
style and it can introduce me to new ideas and designs for future cards.
I used a plain edge Kraft card, matted with black card.
I used cream card for the background. A piece of black card 
for the vertical strip with a piece of hessian to give texture.
The topper is from a Pollyanna Pickering assorted toppers kit.
This is a Thinking of You card. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

No Patterned Paper


Hello, today I found a challenge blog which has an interesting
challenge,  I fancied creating another blended ink  card.
are looking to see creations with
No Patterned Paper
On a piece of white stamping card, I first blended 3 DI
Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber.
Using a Versafine Onyx Black I stamped the beautiful, old yet still
one of my favourite stamps from Chocolate Baroque. 
The distressed border pattern is by Sara Davies -
- Crafty Companions Textures stamps. 
The greeting is from Hobbyart stamps.
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Launch of The Holly and The Ivy


Hi everyone, well today is an exciting day. 
I am thrilled to have been accepted onto the Design Team for 
a new challenge blog to help you get in advance with your
 Christmas projects  which starts today. It will be an 
Anything Goes every two weeks. Please pop over to the new blog at
for all the details and exciting projects from the newly
formed Design Team. 
My card has been created with background papers from a Dreamees CD.
The digi stamp is a free digi I found on Pinterest. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Check out the bobbly hats, I added Fluffy Stuff - I love using it. 
Greeting labels from LOTV.
Hope to see you entering on the challenge blog.

Clean and Simple

Hello, thanks for your visit, hope your feeling well today.
Today begins a new weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Helen has chosen for us CAS - Clean and Simple.
No extra layers and no embellishments.
The DT have again made amazing cards, you do
need to go the blog to see them. 
I stamped a combination of several stamps from 
a Hobbyart Woodland scene set.
The greeting is also from Hobbyart stamps. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Colours of the Rainbow


Hello, how are you?  Thanks for your visit, I know you do,
and it is greatly appreciated, I do like comments.
Today begins a new challenge at Make My Monday
Nandini has chosen Colours of the Rainbow, you need
to use at least 3 of the 7 colours. Please ppop over to see the
wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
For my card I blended the background using DI - 
Mowed Lawn (green), Scattered Straw, and Mustard Seed (Yellow)
I threw water drops to add interest. The flowers were stamped off the 
card, coloured with Promarkers, adding, my third colour Violet -
Dusty Concord - then cut out and adhered to the card. 
The greeting is from Craftyroo Stamps.
The stamps are by Leonie Pujol -Everlasting Love
Have fun with your rainbow colours. 

Friday, 3 March 2017

Z = Zero Embellishments


He everyone, today is the start of a new challenge over at 
Alphabet Challenges we have once again come to the end of the Alphabet.
Z is for Zero Embellishments.
Please go to check it out and see the super DT cards.
A scallop edge white card, I know they are my favourite.
The background paper is from a super colourful zany 12" paper pad
from The Works - Magic Moments, only £3 - a bargain.
I just love this little chap a free digi stamp, coloured with
Promarkers.  Large greeting stamp from my stash.
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If you like PROMARKERS they are being sold for £1 each
at Cowling and Wilcox - a brilliant bargain. 
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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Name Your Powder

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today we are starting a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Donna has chosen - Name Your Powder -
We need to see you have used Embossing Powder.
The Design Team have enjoyed getting out their heat tools
please pop over to see their amazing inspirational creations. 
A plain white card, pink background card. White card embossed
using an embossing folder.
A strip of black card, a strip of white card with white heat embossed
flowers, stamp used is a La Blanche flower head. 
I used Stampendous White Detailed powder, which created a 
resist background. I blended Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and 
Worn Lipstick. The greeting is a stamp by Crafter's Companions. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Silver or Gold


Hi everyone, yes it is the 1st of March, so we are starting a
new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Christmas Challenges
Please pop over to see the amazing creations from the Design Team.
I have made a 7 x 5 " card,  the card is white with silver mirri
for the background mat.  Sadly the photo doesn't show the bling of
the Silver Bells Wow! embossing powders. or the silver mirri card.
The white background has been stamped with Spruce from Sheena Douglas
Faith set then embossed with the Silver Bells EP.
The baubles and bows from Chloe's Creative Cards were also embossed with
the same EP. Added to the card with dimension  3d foam stickers.
The sentiment from my stash.
Hope to see you enter the challenge. 


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Tag It!!


Hello, today begins a new challenge on the weekly
challenge blog for making male cards  - Cardz 4 Guyz
Amy would like to see TAGS!
The Design Team have again created fabulous inspiration,
so please do pop over to see their ideas. 
I made my tag with spare card, painted the background
with mica watercolour paints.
The stamps are by Sweet Dixie - The Liaghouse.
Addition of sparkly fibres and a fish metal charm. 
Hope you can pay a visit and even enter the challenge. 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Travel


Hello, today begins a new challenge at My Time To Craft 
The challenge for the next two weeks is Travel. 
Please visit the blog to see the wonderful inspiration form the DT.
I have a scallop edge card, yes my favourite card, I admit.
Papers used are from a Trimcraft pad - English Garden.
The stamp of Paris is by Stampendous.
Coloured gently with pencils. 
Greeting is a stamp by LOTV.
Ribbon and card candi from stash.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Underwater


Hello again, welcome to my blog.
Today we are starting anew challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Jane is challenging us with Underwater.
The DT have again produced amazing inspiration.
Don't miss out on seeing their creations, please do pop over.
I decided to created an underwater scene. The fish are all from one 
stamp by Dimensions Fourth, yes it is an old stamp, but a good one.
The three largest stamps have been decoupaged.
I created the background using mica watercolour paints.
The seaweed and foliage is a stamp by Crafty Sentiments.
Lots of glitter and Glossy Accents added to the fish and bubbles.
Hope you enjoy. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Birds


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin  a new challenge
at Make My Monday.  Joan has chosen for us
BIRDS - Anything to do with birds, nests, flying, eggs, 
we look forward to your entries. The Design Team had fun choosing 
what to do,  hope you pop over to chek them out.
I decided on a whimsical card,  I created the bakground by using
up some more of my stash papers, cutting them into narrow strips.
I die cut a circle and stamped my images, using a new Hunkydory
Birds set, to make a Home Sweet Home card. 
Promarkers to colour.  Navy card - ribbon from stash. 
Looks, see you again. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

A - is for Anything with Wings


Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today is the start of a new challenge
at Alphabet Challenges - Jan is kicking is off for our new A - Z series
with A - is for Anything with Wings
The Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you. 
I had an afternoon getting messy again with my Distress Inks.
The background stamps are from Crafter's Companion Texture stamps.
The focal point with wings is The Bee -Botanical  from
The Stampman.  This was stamped on a background
created with Brusho powders. The greeting stamp is  from LOTV.
I'm looking forward to seeing your projects with Wings. 

Y = You Choose


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at
Alphabet Challenges with Y is for You Choose.
Please go to the blog to see the Design Team's inspiration.
I love these mini Gorguss stamps from Santoro,  I have kept 
the colours to black and white with a hint of Sepia shades.
Hope you like her. she is like me, she loves books. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Cardz 4 Teenz


Hi everyone, today we are starting a new exciting challenge 
at Cardz 4 Galz. Babs has challenged us with a brilliant
suggestion, of Cardz 4 Teenz. (Galz only of course) 
The Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration, please
pop over to check them out, we all love comments, they are so 
much appreciated. Thank you.
I decided my card is for an older teenager, who loves her rock music.
Black and pink paper and card. I made the star and added peel off dot waste.
The guitar and sentiment are from Sheena Douglas Rock n Roll
Stamp sets in the Just For Men collection. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love


Hi, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge 
from 15th Feb until 14th March. at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. 
We know Valentine Day has passed and gone, but we all like to 
share our love with someone at sometime.  The Design Team have 
again given us some amazing inspiration. 
I have made a monochrome black and white card.
The lower section I embossed with Swiss Dots.
The white heart stamped with Versafine Black ink
The black heart heat embossed with white detail powder.
Stamp used is a La Blanche silicon stamp.
The die is from Craft Sensations from The Works.
The sentiment Love is such an old, but favourite stamp. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

No Patterned Paper


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Guyz.  Julie has chosen - No Patterned Paper.
Your chance to play with inks, embossing folders or even go CAS.
The Design Team have a varied selection to inspire you.
I created the background with three watercolour mica paints.
The stamps are Woodware - Grasses, My Paper World - Grasses
and from Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque)  the large Hope sentiment.
Have fun, looking forward to seeing the entries. 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Anything But A Card

Hi, thanks for popping by.
Today a new challenge begins at My Time To Craft
Amy has chosen - Anything But A Card
I bought this little vinette box some time ago, from a charity shop,
I removed the wooden flower inside, and re-vamped it with
green acrylic paint. 
The wall paper was created by stamping flowers with
Funky Flowers by Hobby Art.
The bird - Funky Bird also from Hobby Art.
Flower created using stamps in my stash. 
The Bee is a stamp by Sheena Douglass
Happy greeting an MDF purchase.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Love You!


Hi, welcome to my blog. Well it's that time of the year
when we are all loved up with our cards. 
There is no exception over at Cardz 4 Guyz.
The Design Team have again produced some fabulous
cards for showing their love for loved ones or even for 
their Valentine loves. Hope your able to share with us.
I kept my card simple. Kraft, red and black. 
The hearts are from Craft Sensations - a stamp and die set
from The Works. 
The words are from large sponge stamps I use in my
scrapbooking. Red and black ribbon to embellish.
Happy Valentine's Day to you all. 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Shimmer and Shine


Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today starts a new
two week challenge at Make My Monday. 
Sian has chosen Shimmer and Shine, please pop over to 
check out the fabulous creations by the Design Team.
After visiting a recent craft event I knew what I wanted to make
for the challenge. I met a lady called Wendy who was demonstrating
with some products, she gave me and a few other ladies a talk
though on how to achieve shimmery and shiny buttons on a piece
of MDF.  Here is her blog, just keep scrolling down and you will find
the button placque, The product she used is amazing, I bought two 
colour bottles but will be buying more and making more as soon
as I can, I greatly enjoyed making this. Hope you like it.
With all shimmery and shiny projects the glimmer sadly does 
not show as it truly is.  Please take my word for it. 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Anything Goes + DT. Call


Hi, thanks for your visit.  I have applied to join the DT at 
Their current challenge for the next few weeks is
Anything Goes + a D.T Call.
I used a 7" square scallop card for my base.
The papers are from my stash, I'm on a pledge to use
up papers from the mountain in my craft room.
The topper is a free digi  Gorguss image, coloured
with Promarkers. A spellbinders oval stitches die.
Lovely blooms from my stash.  Wish me luck . Have fun.  

Friday, 3 February 2017

Spots or Dots


Hello again, thanks for popping by. Firstly so sorry
about the poor light on my card.  Today at Alphabet Challenges
we have reached the letter X - for X - Marks the Spot.
The challenge then is for Spots or Dots
I made a C6 card, using papers printed from a Kraftyhands
Papercraft Factory CD  - Lilac Dots. The flowers, leaves and 
butterfly are stamped using Dreamees stamps.
The greeting is from a Stamp and Die set by Go-Create
Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Love Is In The Air


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today begins a new two weekly
challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. 
It being my turn to choose again, I have chosen
Love Is In The Air
Please pop over to see the wonderful assortment of cards
from the Design Team, to whom I am so grateful for their
continued support and amazing creations. 
My card is 7" square scallop edge. I used papers from a paper
pad English Garden by Trimcraft.
The stamp is Anniversary Surprise from LOTV.
Coloured with Promarkers. Liquid Pearls around the larger oval die.
Flowers and leaves stamp from The Works (What a Bargain!)
Leaves, Flower stamps and Flowers Die for £1.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A Krafty Christmas


Hello again, thanks for your visit.
Today is the start of our new monthly challenge at
A Krafty Christmas
we are challenged to use Kraft card on our project.
The Design Team have again given us some wonderful inspiration.
Please pop over to check them out.
My card is made with Kraft card. I stamped and heat 
embossed with Stampendous white detail embossing powder.
The trees and greeting stamps were included in an issue of 
Crafter's Inspiration from Crafter's Companion. 
The aperture and frame were created using oval dies.