Monday, 26 September 2022

Autumn Flora/Fauna

Hello, thanks for your visit. I have lots of visits but very few comments, I would love for you just to say Hi! now and again. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday,  I have chosen, not surprisingly, for the time of the year, here in the UK #184 Autumn Flora/Fauna. For more detail and to see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, I have taken inspiration from the Creative Stamping magazine #112 - I used the Autumn Woodland stamps which were with the magazine. The front of the card was cut to leave a short panel at the bottom. I used A Crafty Individual tree stamp for the inside of the card. Colouring mediums used are varied Distress inks, pencils and Versafine Clair - Golden Meadow ink. Take care and enjoy crafting. 
Here is another Autumn card made a while back, there are a few shortages this week from the DT, so this oldie is a filler in card from the past.

The stamps are by Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves -stamped onto a prepared sheet of blended 
Autumnal shades Distress inks.  They were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Additional colour added with Promarkers. Fussy cut, decoupaged above the stamped image using foam pads. Finally the sentiment was added. I hope you enjoy this little oldie bonus.


Friday, 23 September 2022

M is for Magic

Hello, we have a new challenge starting today at Alphabet Challenges. Dawn has chosen for our alphabet letter M is for Magic. For more details and to see the inspiration created by ther design team please visit the blog. 

For my 6" white card, I have created a fairy scene. 
Materials and techniques used - DI Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint blended on backgound. Water splattered. Die cut circle used to create the moon. 
Stamps used - Lavinia Celestial Words- Inkylicious Fairy Tooadstool - Inkylicious and Lavinia stamps for the foreground leaves and flowers.  Dreamees Crafts - Sentiment Circle. 
Promarkers to colour the toadstool. 
Quickie glue pen - Cosmic Shimmer -Diamond Frost. 
White and purple card to mat and layer.


Thursday, 22 September 2022

Shades of Blue

 Hello, we have a new challenge starting today at Cardz 4 Galz. Doreen has chosen a colour challenge, #182 Shades of Blue. For more information and to see the inspirational creations from the design team, please visit the blog. 

As usual I made a 6" sq. card, I used navy card for the matting and layering.  The two papers chosen are from a Do - Crafts Papermania paper pad - Blueberry Pie. The image is Forget - me - Not - A Gorguss stamp by Santoro. I coloured the image using both Promarkers and pencils. Embellishments are a piece of cream lace, a striped ribbon into a bow. The die cut flower and a sentiment circle from Dreamees Crafts. I hope you are well and feel drawn to having a go. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Deb has chosen a technique challenge #305 Distressing.  For more information and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I have decorated a white 6" sq. card, using all papers from a paper pad - First Edition 'Wild at Heart'. I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool, instead of using scissors. I then blended the edges with Vintage Photo DI. Choosing and arranging the papers was fun, all to display a die cut of the stags. Thanks for looking, I hope you feel inspired to take part in the challenge. 

Thursday, 15 September 2022


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin  new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - our challenge is #156 Mushrooms and or other Fungi. Form more details and to see the inspiration by the DT please visit the blog.

I made a 5 x 7 card. With broad tip of a red Promarker I coloured all around the card. Made an aperture in a white sheet of card. Stamped into the centre a Crafty Individual Tree. I stamped onto spare white card the mushrooms, coloured with Promarkers and a Sakura white gel pen. Fussy cut them to place on the card. The larger mushroom added with 3d foam pads. All the stamps were the gift with the Creative Stamping #112 - Autumn Wonderland issue.I hope you enjoy ther challenge. 

Monday, 12 September 2022


 Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Debbie has chosen #111 Friendship, we need to see 'friend' in the sentiment. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog, they all love to receive comments or questions. 

For my card, I have kept it simple. A 5 x 7 in. white card. The background is a sheet of white card, which was embossed with a small dot pattern embossing folder.  I  hunted out my Crimper, haven't used it for years, so I crimped a piece of navy card to fit across the card. The flower stamp is part of a set of stamps with the Creative Stamping #111 magazine. Climbing Flower stamps by Card Making Magic. I lightly coloured with Promarkers. Matted the image onto white and navy card.  The 'hello friend' stamp is from my stash. Added a few purple sequins. I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday, 9 September 2022

L is for Leaves

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at  Alphabet Challenges. Debbie has chosen L is for Leaves, appropriate in the UK as the early signs of Autumn are showing the changing colours of the leaves.  To see the DT's inpirational cards and for further details, please visit the blog. 
For my card - the materials and techniques used. 
The leaves and sentiment stamp were with the Creative Stamping magazine #112- Autumn Wonderland.
Promarkers to colour the leaves. Watercolour paints to apply splashes for background. Circle dies for the sentiment;. Kraft card and white card. 6" white card.  I hope you enjoy and partake in the challenge.