Saturday 30 May 2015

Domesticated Animals

For the next week at My Time To Craft, the challenge chosen by me is


Please pop over to check out the lovely creations from the Design Team.

Materils used

An 8" square bought white card
Papers and main image  from Janet Kruskamp - Joanna Sheene CD
Purple Core'dinations for backing card.
Metal butterfly, lace and pearls from stash. 
Have fun - stay well. 

Midweek Motivation

At Fantasty Stampers we are midway through our current challenge..


Its amazing how many actual ways you can create wings.
Why not pop over to the blog to see the wonderful creations from the Design Team.

Materials Used
Plain white cardstock - made a 6" card
White card - dipped into shaving foam (cream) with inks.
( I love this technique, I usually have a super messy session to create
a pile of amazing designs. If your not sure, but interested check it out on You Tube.)
Stamp - Botantical Bee from The Stampman
Black Permanent Marker to give edge to the card. 
Greeting from Kaisercraft set.
Have fun everyone, all we ask is stick to the theme, use an actual 
stamp - NO DIGIS. Thank you.

Friday 29 May 2015

Hats and Handbags

It being a Friday it is time for Alphabet Challenges. for the next
two weeks our challenge for the letter H is

Hats and Handbags

Please pop over to check out the amazing array of Hats and Handbags
created by the Design Team. 

Materials Used.

An 8" square card
All images are printouts from 
Katy Sue CD - Fabulous Fashions
Gems, ribbon and lace from stash. 
Have fun, I hope you enjoy this challenge. 

Wednesday 27 May 2015

May Blossom and Butterflies

For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow  our challenge chosen by me
will be 
May Blossom and Butterflies
 Please pop over to check out the Design Teams ideas and inspiration.

Materials Used

A white scallop edged card.
Backing paper is form LOTV paper pad - Timeless Victorian
Distress Ink used Bundled Sage
Stamps - Blossom from stash - unknown source
Butterfly  - Kanban
Greeting -  Hobbycraft Store
From stash small gems and glitter added to the butterflies. 
Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again. 

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Checks or Gingham

It being Tuesday then it's time again for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge. 
For the next week Helen N has chosen the challenge for us, which is to be

Any to this style will do.
All we ask is whichever you choose must be prominent on your project. 
Please pop over to see the wonderful ideas and inspiration from the DT.

Materials Used 

An 8" square card
Plaid background from K & Co Designs by Brenda Walton Pad
Stamps -  Playing Golf  LOTV
Standing Golf Bag, golf ball and greeting from 
'Craft UK' Rubber Stamping
Remainder from Stash.
Image coloured with Promarkers.
Go on, find a piece of gingham paper and have some fun. 

Saturday 23 May 2015

Wings and Things

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers the challenge is 

Wings and Things
(Must use a stamp with ink - NO DIGIS )

This theme gives such a wide choice, when I started a list in my mind, I was 
amazed at how many choices were out there with wings.
Please pop over to the blog to see the wonderful variations of the theme from
the Design Team for inspiration. 

Materials Used
6 " card made with white cardstock
Covered with a sheet of copy paper which I had painted with 
Moon Glow Starburst Mica Paints
A piece of white card, blended with Distress Inks - 
Cracked Pistachio - Fossilized Amber - Mermaid Lagoon
3 of the new Tim Holtz colours for 2015.
Bleached by sprinkling water over the card, patting dry then sponging 
over again with the same colours. 
Stamp - Dragonfly Botanical from The Stampman
stamped with Black Soot DI - clear embossed. 
Draogonfly wings stamped again on a piece of the background
paper, then decoupaged wings onto the dragonfly. 
 Adding the Dragonfly Botanical to the challenge Wings and Things over

For the next week at My Time To Craft we are setting you a challenge

Zoo Animals

Please pop over to the main blog to check out the DT projects
to give you that initial start with their awesome inspiration. 

Materials Used
A 6" square black scallop edge card
White card coloured with Distress Inks
Stamp used - Leopard from La Blanche stamps
Coloured with Promarkers.
Greeting stamp from Crafty Companions
Have fun with your project, thanks for visiting me. 

Tuesday 19 May 2015

World Wildlife

Today beinng Tuesday it is time once again for Cardz 4 Guyz
For the next week Kim has chosen for us

World Wildlife

Please pop over to see the amazing talent of the Design Team.

Materials Used
Two A4 sheets of cream card joined
with a strip of card measuring two inches wide, length of the card,
scored in the centre, folded in half. Each sheet of card glued to each 
1 inch strip of the folded card, to make an A4 greetinng card.
Anna Marie Designs - templates Vol 1 - Giraffe
Flowers - flower stem from stash
Coloured card to make the giraffe
Wobbly eyes
Torn card to create the ground.
I need to add a numeral for an age, waiting to see which one.

Have fun, I sure did. 

Saturday 16 May 2015

Sketch at MTTC

Hi, I have been rather busy this week and needed a quick card for our 
next challenge at My Time To Craft which is 


Please pop over to the blog to see the sketch and the wonderful 
inspirations form the Design Team.

Materials Used
5.5" square card
Two print out sheets from Kraftyhands - Butterfly Botanicals CD
Ribbon and lace from stash.
Have fun everyone and stay well.  

Friday 15 May 2015

It's Spring

Hello again, it being the 15th of the month it's time for the next challenge at
For May, our team member Nick has chosen 
It's Spring - with the addition of at least 5 flowers.

Please pop over to tehblog to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.

Materials Used

7" square white card
Square of Green Core'ordinations card.
Stamp Dimension Fourth - Spring Boquet
Sentiment stamp Hobby Art
Card Candi
Enjoy and stay well. 

Glitz and Glamour

Hello, hope your having a good day and feeling fine.
For the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges, it being my turn to choose the 
theme for the letter G - I do hope you like it ...

Glitz and Glamour

Materials Used

White card - cut to make a 6" x 5" Easel card
Papers, image, stopper, sentiment and black ribbon from CD
Debbie Moore - Art Deco Glamour
Gold and black gems from stash.
Glitter and Quickie glue pen from stash.
Have fun, I love playing with the glitter, shame it doesn't show as sparkly as it is.

Wednesday 13 May 2015


Hi, everyone, hope all is well, thanks for visiting my blog.
Today, is the first day of a two week challenge at
Ruby's Rainbow - our challenge is HUMOUR - we would love
to see something which will make us either smile or laugh. 
To see the work of the Design Team please pop over and check it out.

Materials Used
White card - - made a 5.75" sq. card
Blue Card for mat
Background paper and main decoupaged image from
La Pashe CD - Flippen Families
Sentiment and Die from Go Kreate
Twine and Dolphin charm from stash. 
Have fun and thanks again for your visit. 

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Make Your Mark

Hi, everyone, hope your well and ready to do some crafting.
For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge chosen by Julie is

Make Your Mark
Pop over to the blog to check out the guidelines and of course to see the
wonderful inspiration from the Design Team and  ouur Guest Designers. 

Materials Used
Whtie cardstock - made a 5.5" sq. card.
Backing papers from LOTV - Pressed in Time paper pad
2 x Swirl die cuts - Die was a magazine freebie
White card
Image - Stamp Heartfelt Creations HC 3355 - Scenic Combo 1 of 2 stamps
Assortment of Distress Inks used as a Watercolour paint from a tile. 
Sentiment from LasPashe
Have fun and thanks for your visit, a big cyber hug if you left me a nice comment. 

Saturday 9 May 2015

Girl Power

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers, our challenge is

Girl Power
Please pop over to the blog, to see the Design Team's wonderful inspiration.

Materials Used
White Scallop Card
Green, pink and flower papers and card,
pearls , flowers, leaves and lace from my stash.
Stamps - From Crafty Sentiments Designs - Let's Dance
Sentiment stamp - LOTV.
Colour medium used - Promarkers. 
Have fun and stay well. 


For the next week at My Time To Craft (MTTC) 
our challenge is to enter a project for 

At some time or another, sadly, we all have to deal with the loss 
of someone, please share your cards with us. The Design Team
have some wonderful inspiration on the blog.

Materials Used

6" x 4" card made from an A4 sheet of cream card,
Black mat card
Stamps used - Anita's - Background and Sentiment
Flower is by Personal Impressions
Distress Ink - Faded Jeans and Black Soot
Three black gems

Tuesday 5 May 2015


For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz  our challenge is

You can make any project as long as it has something relevant
to the topic of gardening.  The Design team have made some fabulous 
inspirational cards, please pop over to the blog to check them out.

Materials Used 

6 " square Kraft scallop edged card.
Black card 
White stamping card
All stamps from The Allotment by Hobby Art
Colour medium - sky Watercoloured DI Faded Jeans
Remainder Promarkers
Sentiment from La Pashe - Remember  When Kit

Have fun, looking forward to visiting you.
Thanks for your visit, greatly appreciated. 

Saturday 2 May 2015

New Baby

Hi, For the next week at My Time To Craft (MTTC) our challenge is


Please pop over to the blog to check out what the Design Team have created
to inspire you.  For my DT piece, I thought it would be ncie to have a change
from a card, I recently purchased this MDF Baby  block, another bargain at
half price. I thought it would be nice gift at a baby shower party.

Materials Used 
MDF Baby Block
Blue acrylic paint to cover all over 
Scrapbook paper from my stash to cover.
Pinwheel from Debonairdesigns.

Have fun everyone, looking forward to visiting you.
Thank you for your visit, I do appreciate your comments.

Friday 1 May 2015

Tag Your It!

Here we are the first of the month again, so it's time again 
to introduce our challenge for May at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Tag Your It!
We need to see a project suitable for Christmas, it can either be a tag
or a project/card which must have a prominent tag on it.
Please pop over to the blog to see what the fabulous DT have to inspire you.

Our sponsors this month are 

Prize - 7 Digi Stamps


a Surprise Prize from 

Materials Used for My Card

A plain white handmade card
Silver Mirri card to mt the white card
Designer Paper - snowflakes from Dovecraft - Back to Basics
Spotted lace punch border paper from stash
Punch - X cut lace border
Tag - Silvi mirri card
Bow from template on Crafter's Companion CD
Stamps from Inkydinkydo Snowman and Flourishes
Distress Inks - blues, lilac and Dusty Concord
Greeting and Silver thread had forever,  from stash.
Crystal gems from Poundland

Have fun, I am so looking forward to seeing your makes. 


We at Alphabet Challenges are now up to the letter F,
for the next two weeks the challenge is

Friends or Friendship

Please pop over to the blog to see the amazing inspiration
 from the Design Team, remember you can enter any project, not just cards.

Materials used

Kraft scallop edged card
Light cream card for background contrast
Designer Paper - Vintage 1 from Multi Craft
Paper doily- edged with Vintage Photo
Image - LOTV stamp - Coffee Break
coloured with Promarkers 
LOTV Sentiment - 39 Everyday Grungy Messages
From stash - flowers, lace, punched paper and twine.

Have fun everyone, I do appreciate your visit 
and thanks for any comments.