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Friday, 24 May 2019

E is for Embossing Folder


Good morning, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
E is for Embossing Folder
Please take a look at the blog, to see the wonderful
varied inspiration by the design team. 
For my card, the base is a white scallop edge card.
Each level is matted onto black card.  White levels were embossed
with Christmas Vines E.F from Craft Concepts.
The embossed pieces were then gently rubbed with 
Gold Metallic Wax Patina.
The sentiment is by Sheena Douglass - Only Words.
The butterflies are fussy cut from Kraftyhands CD 
Butterflies Botanical. - Gems from stash. 



Thursday, 23 May 2019

Graduation

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. 
Today at Cardz 4 Galz we begin a new two weekly challenge.
Challenge #97 Graduation.
Please pop over to the blog to see the inspiration from 
the Design Team, along with our few rules.
For my card I used, black card, gold shimmery card
 embossed with a Vines embossing folder.  The 
mortar board was created with a template I found 
free on Pinterest. I rolled some white paper, wrapped with 
red ribbon for the certificate.
The Congratulations sentiment is from a Papermania stamp. 


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Beside the Seaside


Good morning, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge 
at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Challenge #220 Beside the Seaside
Please visit the blog to see the wonderful inspiration by the DT.
For my card, I was inspired by a card in the 
Hunkydory Cardmaking Colletion #7
The background sea shell stamps were stamped with Brushed Corduroy DI
All stamps were coloured with Promarkers and  pencils.
The centre design was coloured with various Distress Inks,
All the stamps are in the same kit as above. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Colour Purple


Good morning, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a 
Challenge #116 is The Colour Purple.
Please pop along to see the purple pleasures by the DT.
I made a 5" sq card, Background mat is silver mirri card, 
the purple star paper  is from a Santoro pack of papers.
The ribbon band and the hanging cameo are from the 
packaging of the papers.
The stamp - Forget-me-not is by Santoro - Gorguss  
I coloured her with Promarkers. 
Crystal jewels added in opposite corners. 

Monday, 13 May 2019

Yellow, Red and Green


Good morning, I hope you are well, thank you for visiting my blog.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. 
Challenge #96  is Yellow, Red and Green.
Please pop over to the blog to check any details and of 
course to see the varied inspiration by the design team.
For my white 6" sq card,  I have a yellow card mat. 
the stamps and dies were a gift on Issie #191 of 
Simply Cards and Papercraft.
I coloured  the elements with Promarkers,
Die cut and fussy cut the elements.
Have fun with this colour challenge.

Friday, 10 May 2019

D is for Distressed


Good morning , thanks for your visit.
Today at Alphabet Challenges a new challenge begins
D is for Distressing Inks/ papers etc.
Please visit the blog to see the ideas of the DT.
For my 6" sq  card I covered it with paper I had created
Using sprays and Moonglow Starburst Mica Paints.
Using Distress inks - Cracked Pistachio - Fossilized Amber
and Mermaid Lagoon I covered the white card,
then bleached  by sprinkling water over the
 coloured card, then patted it dry,
sponging over again with the same colours.
The stamp - Dragonfly Botanical from The Stampman,
stamped with Black Soot DI then clear embossed.
I stamped the dragonfly wings again onto
a piece of the background paper then decoupaged
the wings onto the dragonfly.
Have fun with your distressing.


Thursday, 9 May 2019

Follow the Recipe


Good morning, thanks for visiting.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
#96 is Follow the Recipe
The recipe along with inspiration from the DT can be 
found over on the blog, please take a look, not to be missed.
I followed the recipe for my card, with my pretty papers
and stamps for the pot and the flowers are all from 
Stamps by Chloe Cardmaking Collection 03
I hope to see you in with the entries - have fun. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Man Cave


Good morning, thanks for your visit.
We begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz today.
Chosen by Julie we have 
#219 Man Cave  
All details and inspiration from the DT can be found 
on the blog, well worth a visit.
I created my Man Cave - also known as the garden shed,
using an embossing folder included in Issue 03 of
the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection. 
I coloured it with paints and Promarkers.
All the tools were created with stamps from the same source. 
Hope you enjoying playing with whatever man cave you create.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

A Gate Fold Card


Hello everyone, I do appreciate your visit.
Today a new challenge is starting on 
#27 A Gate Fold Card
Please pop over to the blog for any details and
to see the wonderful creations made by the design team.
I used white card, Kraft card and papers from 
Craftwork Cards Meadow paper pad. 
Dies to create the front and inside labels. 
Gate fold is not seen much today, so why 
not have a go and do something different. 

Let's See Some Holly

Good morning, thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Lynne on the DT has chosen
#100 Let's See Some Holly
Please pop over to the blog to check for deetails and
to see the wonderful cards made by the design team.
For my card the papers are from my Christmas stash.
The holly wreath stamp is from my stamp collection. 
I coloured it with Promarkers and  red  and white gel pens.
Red ribbon added to divide the papers. 
Have fun with the challenge. 


Monday, 29 April 2019

Wings


Good morning everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today at Make my Monday we begin a new challenge.
Dawn has chosen  # 95 Wings, as long as it has wings 
and is the main focal point on your project, we 
are eagerly awaiting to see your creation.
Please pop over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration.
My card is slightly away from my norm, but I too love
a challenge.  It is a 5 x 7 in. card. The background paper
including the fussy cut repeat of flowers are from an
8" page from a kit by Lelli-Bot - Twit Twoo, 
sadly no longer in business.
The fairy stamp is from Dolly Dimples, I coloured
her with Promarkers, toning in with the flowers. 
Lots of glitter added to her hair and wings. 
Hope you like my new card. 

Friday, 26 April 2019

C is for CAS

Good morning, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a 
new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
For the letter C -  Darnell has chosen 
C is for CAS - (Clean and Simple)
Please check out the blog for details and of course
to see the wonderful inspiration from Team B.
I have a scalloped octagon card.
Blue paper for the background mat.
A die cut circle white card. 
Stamps used are all by Chloe - from the 
03 Stamps by Chloe Cardmaking Collection. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Lace or Ribbon Trim


Good morning everyone, today we begin a new challenge 
at Cardz 4 Galz.   Debbie has chosen #95
Lace or Ribbon Trim.
Please check out the blog where you will also see
the wonderful inspiration by the design team.
I have a 6" sq. card. 
Black card used for matting. 
The papers are all from Papermania Capsule
collection Midnight Blush.The stamped image is 
by Santora- Gorguss - Forget -me-Not.
I paper pieced her dress. Lace and ribbon added.
Pinwheel also by Papermania. 
Sentiment is one of the many loose ones in my stash. 
Thanks, have a nice time creating.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Whatever the Weather

Hello everyone, for those who celebrate Easter, I hope 
you have all had a wonderful time.  We in the UK  have 
been blessed with fabulous warm, dry and sunny weather,
just as I remembered Easters when I was a child.
Today we start a new chllenge at Cardz 4 Guyz,
chosen by Dawn, it is appropriately ........
# 218 Whatever the Weather
Please take a look t the blog for the few details and
to see the fabulous inspiration by the Design Team.
My 5 x 7 card is an embossed piece of white card, 
coloured with Promarkers.
The embossing folder, along with all of the stamps
are from a Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection #7.
I hope you enjoy the challenge.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
The challenge  is #26 Use Sprays.
Please pop  over to the blog for more details.,
and to see the inspiration from the DT.
I have a 5" x 7" card. A double mat with 
black  and purple. 
I used a green, a purple and  mica green sprays.
the stamp by Inklicious was heat embossed.
White highlights added with a Gelli Roll pen.
Sentiment stamp by Crafter's Companion

Monday, 15 April 2019

Flower or Religion


Hello second post today, thanks for popping by.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Cathy has chosen
# 115 Flowers or Religion. 
Please pop to the blog to check the few rules and to
see the awesome creations by the DT. 
I created a block of  colours with Distress inks.
The stamp is Funky Flowers and sentiment
by Crafty Roo Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers - white highlights added
with a Gelly roll pen and Glamour Dust glitter added.
The block and card edged with a fine liner pen. 
Happy crafting and have a good day. 

Diamonds

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
challenge at Make My Monday - Sue has chosen
# 94 Diamonds.
Please pop over to check out the few rules and to 
see the inpsiration created by the DT.
I created diamonds with papers from a Trimpcraft pad
Sweet Paris - oh how I love these papers. 
The stamp by My Paper World,  I heat embossed. 
I used peel offs , to define the diamonds. 
Have fun and stay well.

Friday, 12 April 2019

B is for Buildings

Hello , thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Alphabet Challenges, the letter ----
B is for Building/s
Please take a look at the blog for our few
details and of course to see the inspiration by the DT.
I was thrilled to buy this stamp from the artist at
a Stamparama Show in Harrogate.
It is Picture This - Apothecary 023.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
I decoupaged several parts of the building,
 I hope it shows on the flat screen.
Stay well and happy crafting. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Pretty Papers

Hello everyone, I hope you are well, thanks for the visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
We have challenge # 94 Pretty Papers
Please take a look at the blog for the few details and 
of course to see the inspiration by the DT.
I  love thee papers they are by Craftwork Card -
The paper pad is called Meadow. 
I cut the rabbits from another page and added them
in the hedgerow. 
I do hope you like my sweet 6" sq card. 
Take care and stay well. 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

1,2,3,Card

Hello everyone, thanks for popping by.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
We would like to see a 
#25  -1,2,3, Card, also known as a Recipe Card
Pop over for the details and to see the inspiration 
by the Design Team.
For my card my 1 x Topper is a daffodil stamp 
by Crafty Individuals - CI 488
Coloured wuth Promarkers
My 2 x colours are green card and yellow paper,
both fom my stash. 
Embellishments - 3 x yellow jewels.
Sentiment - stamp by Hunkydory.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Something Humerous

Hi everyone, me again, two in one day.
Another new challenge starts today, this time at
Make My Monday.
The challenge, chosen by Dawn is 
#93 Something Humerous
Please check out the blog and don't miss the DT cards.
Another 5" x 7" card for me,Mat of pale blue paper
Layer of pale beige for  the die cut image.
The image is by Art Impressions , the bottles of pills by
Woodware - Take It Easy.  Coloured with Promarkers.
Note the wiggly line drawn around the card, we have
some ECG tracings if you look closely.

Feature A Creature

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today a new challenge for a month starts at
Our challenge for you is to 
#99 Feature A Creature
Please have a look at our blog and don't miss
the super inspiring cards by the DT.
My 5 "x 7"scallop card has a red mat and a beige
sheet with stars, I have added lots of small crystals to the 
centre of the stars. 
The main image is a polar bear stamp by Little Claire Designs,
which sadly is no longer in business.
I coloured the image using Promarkers.
The sentiment is a die cut. 

Saturday, 30 March 2019

A is for Animals

Hello, thanks for popping by.
On Friday we started a new two weekly challenge at
We are once again starting a new A- Z this will be our
9th round trip of the Alphabet.
Dawn has chosen A is for Animals, (not insects)
Please check out the challenge blog, to see the DT's inspiration.
My card, highlights stamps and papers from Little Claire,
sadly not longer an active craft company. 
Enjoy everyone. 


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Flora or Fauna

Hello again, thanks for your visit. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Helen has chosen for #93 Flora or Fauna.
 Please pop over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration,
we also have a DT call.
I have just made a messy card for the Cardz 4 Guyz 
challenge blog, so carried on to make this one for the Galz.
The stamps are by Stamping Unicorn from Polkadoodles Stamps.
I love the Dotty Daisies.
The dripping stamp is by Sheena Douglass from 
Crafter's Companion. 
I'm hoping someone will like my messy card. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

#46 Anything Goes (Christmas)


Hello, today at The Holly and the Ivy we are starting a new
challenge #46 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Please check ou the blog to see the inspiration by the DT.
My card is a white 6"sq. The 2 tiered frame with the raised
topper are pink and holographic silver, all very bright 
and shiny, sadly the camera was not kind with the bling.
A friend recently gave me a paper bag filled with odds
and ends and this one of the fab bits.
The Merry Christmas is a die cut. 
Enjoy your Christmas card making. 
Hope to see you visit the blog.

Let's Get Messy


Hello everyone, I hope you are well, I am so looking forward
to the clocks going forward next week. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - 
chosen by Caz (me) - #216 Let's Get Messy.
Please pop over to the blog to see the few details. You also
need to see the fabulous inspiration by the design team.
I love making a mess,  all the stamps are from several
sets by Sheena Douglass in the Just For Men series - from
Crafter's Companion
Distress Inks Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber.
I hope you like my messy card.  I'm still a rock chick at heart!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Shaker Card


Hello, thanks for your visit, I appreciate
the time you took to visit.  Today we begin a new challenge 
at Back to Basics and Beyond for the next two weeks.
we have #24 Shaker Card.
I would love for you to pop over to the blog for the few
details and of course to see the inspiration from the DT.
I recently went to a Stamparama show at Harrogate.
Even though the morning crowds were very busy, 
I had a marvellous day, I forced myself to buy loads of 
wonderful stamps, including the Bee Happy set from Hobby Art.
Inside my shaker are 3 stamped and fussy cut bees and 
a number of gold coloured gems/
I added glossy accents on the bee on the honeycomb.
If this is your first shaker card, enjoy, take your time, 
the results are such great fun. 

Monday, 18 March 2019

Going Round in Circles


Hello again, today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
Make My Monday.  I have chosen Going Round in Circles. 
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the few details 
also to see the inspiration from the talented design team.
I first created an A4 page,  blending several Distress Inks 
of the yellow and orange tints, with a little green blended.
I then stamped Woodware - Grasses 4 times on the A4 sheet.
I used 3 round dies on the prepared sheet, once assembled.
Added to white card matted onto black on a white card.
I added a few white highlights and added dots around the circles
with a Nano-Liner pen. 
The sentiment is by Crafter's Companion.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Stamped Background


Hello, another new challenge starts today, my second entry.
We are starting our monthly challenge today at
Silvi has chosen  #114 Stamped Background.
Please take a visit to the blog for the few details and
to see the stamped backgrounds created by the design team.
I have made a 6" sq card. A black mat on a white card. 
I created a strip by colouring with Picked Rasberry, 
stamped words from the same stamp set as the girls. 
Girls Night Out - from Making  Cards and Papercraft magazine. 
The stamp was coloured with Promarkers. I coloured the 
edges of a white piece again with the Picked Raspberry
for a mat to sit on a black mat. 
Have fun, see you again soon.

Z is for Zesty Colours


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we start 
a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. 
We have once again reached the end of another
full alphabet, which means for the next two weeks we
are looking for Z for Zesty colours.
Please pop over for the few details and to see team A's
collecdtion of Zesty colours. 
I have a 7 x 5" card. A black mat card.
 For the design I used several Zesty Distress inks
which were blended on the card. I used an
ink spray for the more vibrant zesty orange.
The stamp is Grasses from Inkylicious. The 
sentiment by Unicorn stamps from Polkadoodles. 
Have fun with your creations.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

March Hares or Rabbits

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Sue has chosen #92  March Hares or Rabbits.
Please pop and check out he blog and the inspiring
cards by the design team. 
I have a 7" sq card. Black card for matting.
Papers from my Crafting Creative World stash.
The fabulous stamp is by Woodware - Decorative Hare.
I used Promarker alcohol pens to colour the hare. 
The flower stamps are from The Works. 
Happy crafting and please stay well.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

To Die For

Hello everyone, I hope you are well, thanks for taking the
time to stop by my blog.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
Tammy has chosen - To Die For...
Please pop over to the blog to see the details and
of course to be sure to see the DT's inspiring cards. 
I'll be honest die cuts are not one of my favourite 
crafting styles - genres.  I really only have those
for shapes and words, maybe a few others.
Here is my card a 7" sq card. I used black card for matting, 
a lemon card from Creative Crafting World.
The decoupage sheet is by Dolly Dimples.
A die cut spiral and 'Sending' die cut by Moonstone.
Hope you enjoy crating your die cut card. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

It's Raining Cats and Dogs


Hello again, thanks for your visit. 
 Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft.
We have It's Raining Cats and Dogs
We are looking for anything to do with either Cats or Dogs 
or even both. 
My card is 7" sq. Papers and the toppers are by 
Creative Crafting World - all artwork by Pollyanna Pickering.
Black paper for contrast - black gemstones added. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Bingo Card/Tic-Tac-Toe


Hello, thanks for your visit, I do appreciate you taking the time.
Today a new challenge begins at Back to Basics and Beyond
Challenge #23 Bingo/Tic-Tac-Toe, 
Please visit the blog to find out more and to see the wonderful
inspiration created by the talented design team.
from the Bingo card I chose Pink, Pearls and Lace.
Background paper from The Works - Whimsical Pastels.
The topper is a  CD print out - pulled from my stash.
Cotton lace and ribbon added. Sentiment and pearls from stash. 
Have fun, wonder which line you will choose. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Anything Goes (Christmas) # 45


Hello again. Today we are starting a new challenge at
Anything Goes (Christmas) #45
Please check out the blog and also see the wonderful
inspiration by the Design Team.
My card is a small C6 - 6" x 4" - I used a bauble shaped
template within which I stamped the Winter Cabin.
The Winter Cabin - the bauble template are by Inkylicious.
The sentiment by Crafter's Companion, 
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky.
Ultrafine snow glitter also from Inkylicious. 
Have fun crafting and creating.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Something New


Hello everyone, I hope you are well. Thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday
Meg has chosen - Something New.
Please pop over to check the few rules and to see the 
inspiration from the DT. 
For my new I have chosen a new baby, why do we always 
say that? It's not as if we ever have an old baby is it?
You can have anything new for your choice, see the ideas 
on the blog. 
I have made two gift cards, either for twins or if not sure
whether there will be a girl or a boy.
The background papers are free downloads from Hunkydory.
The stamps are by Liittle Claire (sadly no longer around).
Card candy added to the pink one and buttons for the blue card.
Happy crafting.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Y is for Yarn, String or Twine

Hello again, What a change in the weather, at least it is now 
back to normal, cold March, soon we will be having
 the winds, so we can go fly our kites.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
For the letter Y - Darlene has chosen 
Yarn, String or Twine, the choice is yours.
Please check out the cards from Team B.
My card is CAS. A mat of red card, plain 
white card on which I stamped the boy and his kite.
The stamp is by Do Crafts called Kite Flying.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
I added red and yellow twine down the side hoping 
it looks something like the kite strings. 
Have a good day crafting. 

A Vintage Christmas


Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new monthly
Joan has chosen for your challenge
#98 A Vintage Christmas
The Design Team have made some fabulours cards, please
pop over to the blog to see them and our few rules,.
I have used a Kraft scallop edged card. A red card for the mat.
I stamped script from an old CD set of stamps by Papermania
using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Vintage Photo DI around the edges to distress
Red ribbon from my stash. The Pine tree stamp  is part of a
Scenescape set, stamped with Vintage Photo and Fire Brick DI.
The sentiment is from my stash.
The Santa stamp is one of my all time favourite stamps,
by Inkadinkado. I used a square punch for the Santa topper. 



Thursday, 28 February 2019

Oh! Pretty Baby


Recently I was asked by Hunkydory to review their
newly designed magazine Carfting with Hunkdory Issue 45
I was also able to choose a few other products of my own choice.
I was overwhelemed and honoured for this opportunity. It 
isn't my normal genre of card making but I have greatly 
enjoyed making the cards. The magazine and two  little square books 
are so beautiful, full of products and ideas, and of fantastic value
Today I am featuring one of the cards I made from the Little book
called Bundles of Joy.  but first details of today's challenge.
We have a new challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz -
Oh! Pretty Baby
Please pop over to the blog to see the super ideas by the DT.
My card, was created from two pages from the block of papers
by Hunkdory, My Little Book - Bundles of Joy.
Mirri card, die cut with mirri card. 
I fussy cut the heart and flower corner from a sencond sheet.
Have fun, enjoy your crafting. 


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Clean and Simple for the Guyz


Hello everyone, nice to be posting again. Thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Helen has chosen Clean and Simple (CAS)
Please visit the blog to see the few rules and of course
to see what the DT have created to inspire you.
My card is 5" sq with scallop edges from The Works.
The stamp is by LOTV. - "Playing Guitar"
I coloured it with Promarkers.
The greeting stamp is by Anita's
Have fun with your card making. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Pop up Box

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at 
Back to Basics and Beyond we are challenging you 
to make for Challenge #22 a Pop Up Box.
Please pop over to the blog to see the fabulous
inspiration from the DT. 
The card I have above was first made in May 2014, 
this is when Pop Up Boxes first apperard on You Tube.
I am showing it as a revival of the time. 
The stamped image of the Doctor is Toby by 
Crafty Sentiments, the flowers are all from Sheena Douglass
Floral and Flower Power stamps. The papers are from a pack
made by Sweet Pea. The stars were produced with a
Fiskars punch. I am aiming to provide an up to date
version very soon.  Have fun, they are a lot easier than they look.
************
Here is a more up to date one I finished today.
All papers and bits and pieces are from a Graphic 45
8" sq pad. of Off To the Races.



Monday, 18 February 2019

Make It Krafty


Hello, I hope you are well. The weather at this
 time of the year is not normal,  it's as if spring has 
arrived a few months too early. Nevertheless we
still need to be crafting. Today we have a new challenge
for you starting at Make My Monday.
Being my turn to choose, I chose to use one of my 
favourite mediums in card making.......
Make It Krafty
We need to see you have used Kraft card.
The DT have again provided some fabulous inspiration, 
please pop over to the blog, to see them.
I made a 6" sq scallop edge Kraft card.
I made a panel for the stamp - heat embossed and
then coloured with Promarkers.
Both the flower and sentiment are by Crafty Roo.
I blended Forest Green DT around the edges of the card.
The added pearls in each corner to embellish. 
White dots added randomley with a white gel pen.
Have fun in your crafating.

Friday, 15 February 2019

X is for X-tra Bling

Hello, another posting today. 
Today we begin another challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
It's amazing how quickly these Alphabets go round, we 
are already up to the letter X - which was the task of
Diane to choose and we have a super glitzy one.
X is for Xtra Bling
So whatever amount of bling you would normally add we
would love to see more and more. 
The DT have gone glitter - sparkly crazy - having fun.
Please visit the blog to check them out. 
My card is 7" square. The papers and toppers were 
computer printed from a Hunkydory USB #02-
Decadent Days.
Black and silver mirri card used to mount the paper 
and toppers. Crystal gems added around the arch, 
added on other areas. Glitter and more glitter added,
Shame it doesn't show so well. If you click on
the picture to make it larger you may just catch all 
of the bling. 

Include An Animal

Hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you are well.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Jacky has chosen one which provides a huge variety
for you to choose  to create.  Your project is to 
Include An Animal
Please check out the blog, the DT have had fun
creating their cards to inspire you.
My card consists of papers and toppers from a set by
Creative Crafting World  -
The toppers were all hand painted by the amazingly 
talented lady, who sadly is no longer with us --
Pollyanna Pickering.
Have fun creating.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Weather


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
challenge at Cardz 4 Galz
Lise Mariann on our DT has chosen 
'Weather'
Please pop over to the blog for more details.
The DT have some wonderful inspiration for you.
My card is made from a card/paper kit I bought  from
a TV shopping channel.
I hope you enjoy the challenge. Have fun.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Wild Animals

Hello everyone, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sue has chosen ---
Wild Animals.
Please pop by the blog to see the few rules and of course
not to miss the super inspiration from the DT.
Lucky for me I found in my stash a sheet of zebras,
waiting to be decoupaged.  I remember buying this 
years ago, just goes to show, all our crafty bits are worth keeping. 
Card and  patterned card are also from my stash. 
Have fun with the Wild Animals.


Friday, 8 February 2019

Men Only


Hello, I hope you are well and keeping warm. If you
are affected by snow or severe cold conditions why
don't you say indoors and 'play' with your craft stash?
Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft.
Amy has chosen - Men Only.
Please check out the blog to see the DT's inspiration.
For my 8" card  I sprayed several colours onto the square piece
of white card. I then stamped the background. 
I later added, using 3d foam pads the stamped 
and cut out main image of the skateboarder.
All of the stamps are from Just For Men by 
Crafter's Companion

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Paper Piecing + DT Call

Hello everyone, I hope you are well and keeping warm.
Today we begin a new challenge at a great blog -
#21 Paper Piecing
If you would like to give this a go, pop over to the blog
where there are more details, we also have a DT Call.
The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration.
I made a 7" card. All the papers are from a LOTV paper pad, 
so sad they stopped making these for I love them all. 
The pad I used is a Nitwits Collection - Winter Wishes. 
The stamp is by Woodware Stamps - Cool Dude. 
If it's a technique you haven't tried or it's ages since you did
why not have some fun and interest in making 
something different?


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Anything Goes (Christmas) #44

Hello, for the next month at
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenges we have
Challenge #44 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Please check the blog, the DT would love for you
to see their inspiration.
My card is based on a 6" square white card, 
there are two mats, a fawn and dark green.
The die cut frame was given to me by a craft buddy.
The robin and leaves were on craft kit, I found hidden in 
my stash, it's amazing what you find, long forgotten.
The berries on the hat and of course the robin's red breast
have lots of lovely red glitter.