Friday, 21 July 2017

A Joke

Hi, today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
Ther letter for the next two weeks, chosen by Helen is 
J - Joke, either an image or sentiment.
Please check out the DT creations over on the blog. 
I hope the get well card I have created does not offend anyone.
The image is from Art Impressions,  with the lower  wording.
The upper wording is computer generated.  
I doodled around the blue edges to imitate 
 ECG tracings.  Albeit not a very healthy tracing. LOL 
Have fun with your card. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas or Winter

Hello, thanks for your visit, I do appreciate you took the time.
Today we are looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year.
Here at Cardz 4 Galz our new challenge , chosen by Donna, is 
Christmas or Winter
Please do look at the challenge blog for the DT have created some wonderful 
cards for the festive season and for winter.
The card I have shown was made for Little Claire Designs for their 
recent Hochanda TV show. The stamps of the robins and the poinsettia corner
are part of a wonderful boxed set of 7 main stamps and 6 sentiments.
The background papers and card candi are from my stash. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Christmas in July

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz
our new challenge chosen by me., which is  
Christmas in July
Please do look at the challenge, the DT have created some
wonderful seasonal cards.
My card was seen recently on Hochanda TV - 
The carad is a Stubby Diamond fold, the instructions 
are readily available on You Tube. 
The papers are from my stash from last year, I'm still on my 
economy drive to use up some of my old stash.
The main image and the little robin are from Little Claire Designs
They are part of a boxed set with 6 stamps and 6 sentiments. 
I used Promarkers to colour and added Glossy Accents to the lights.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

In The Garden

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge in 
Deb has chosen - In The Garden
So many opportunitues here, we are expecting a wide variety.
The Design Team have a lovely selection for your perusal.
I have used backing papers from a Hunkydory USB, Flowers,
pearls and lace from my stash.
The main image is a Serendipity stamp- The Garden Seat.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Have fun playing In the Garden. 

Thinking of You or Sympathy

a new challenge chosen by Cathy.
Thinking of You or Sympathy
Please  take a look on the blog, the DT have again created some
wonderful inspirational and caring cards. 
We all at one time or another , sadly need to send
 a card to let someone know we feel their saddness.
For my card, I have kept it simple. Matted and layered 
with deep red and cream card.
The main image is of a poppy stamp from Hobby Art.,
coloured with Promarkers.
A sentiment stamp and pearls from my stash to complete. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Holly and the Ivy Challenge # 10

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
Our challenge as always is Anything Goes #10
Please check out the designs by the Design Team.
My card was recently on Hochanda TV as a DT sample
for the new Christmas stamps from Little Claire Designs.
Their hedgehogs are just SO cute. 
The backing papers are from a CD  - Simply Christmas
by Dreamees Stamps. 
I used Promarkers to colour the image. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Travel or Vacation

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today is the start of a new 
challenge at Make My Monday.  Joan has chosen
Travel or Vacation
Why don't you go and see the designs from the Design Team?
I have a scapbook page, of my two sons,  when on holiday.
The beauty of scrapbooking is being able at a glance to see
your past and to be able to save your photos,  in a good place. 
I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

I - is for Insects

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today at 
Alphabet Challenges we are featuring the letter I.
It was my turn to choose and I have chosen for you
Why don't you pop over to see the DT inspiration?
For my card I have used an old favourite stamp of 
D - Dragonfly from The Stampman. 
I created the background using Brusho powders. 
The mat bacground is from a piece of card in my stash. 
The greeting is by Crafty Companions. 

Thursday, 6 July 2017


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Galz
we are starting our new two weekly challenge, chosen by Babs
wer have a firm favourite, we haven't seen for a while
My card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, 
I thought it was such a good idea. 
The butterflies are from a die from a set of 3 which I
bought at The Works, they can also be ordered online.
The assortment of colours is created by using two 
paint chip samples from any large DIY store. 
I matted with toning lilac card. 
The sentiment is one of my oldest unknown source. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Beside The Sea

Hello,  please pop over to Cardz 4 Guyz today or over
the next two weeks for our latest challenge, chosen by Sian,
Beside The Sea
The Design ~Team are just amazing.
My card was inspired from a visit to Pinterest. My thanks to 
whoever it was who inspired me. I used 3 shades of papers, 
all cut into equal sizes. Placed onto a 7" square card.
The images on the dark blue card were heat embossed with detailed
white EP. The images on the other squares were
 stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP. 
The stamps are from Hobby Art, Sweet Dixie and 
Sheena Douglass. Enjoy your card, thanks for your visit. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Christmas in July

Hi everyone, today we are starting our new challenge
Christmas In July
Please take a look at the inspiration from the DT.
I have decided to get some of last year's papers used up, I 
have loads of scraps lying in plastic boxes, so this is my pledge
for the month of July.  Hope it lasts. 
I used all of the background papers from a paper pad, 
Krafty Christmas from Lily of the Valley, who sadly no longer
produce paper pads. 
The doily is from a Dreamees die, highly recommend it.
The image is 'Three Cheers for Christmas' snowmen from
Little Claire Designs.  Coloured with Promarkers and lots of glitter. 
Addditional sentiment tags are from LOTV. 

An Ormament

Hello, here we are again the first of the month for our next challenge
 Mary has chosen for us 
An Ormanet, it can be either a real one you have decorated or
an ornament on a card.
The Design Team have some gorgeous inspiration for you.
I made a 5 x 7 cream card, I have used gold mirri card
to mat the backgound and topper.
The stamp is an all time favourite of mine, 
I know I have so many favourites!
A Papermania stamp heat embossed with gold E.P. 
The greeting stamp is an old rubber one, maker unknown.