Tuesday 28 July 2015

Something Begining with T........

Hi everyone, it's Tuesday so it must be Cardz 4 Guyz day.
This week our challenge, chosen by Jane is 
Something Beginning With The Letter T.
Please check out he Design Team they have some
wonderful creations, such an amazing Team. 

For my Card


A 7 x 7 inch square purchased card
Red Card for the mat
4 pieces of DP from Dovecraft Back To Basics series
3 Transport related stamps from Tandastamps
Ruby Promarker to colour
Card Candi and sentiment from stash. 
I hope you like and enjoy the challenge, I would love to see 
Something begining with the letter T from YOU. 

Friday 24 July 2015


Here we are already up to the letter L at Alphabet Challenges.
Mari has chosen for our challenge for the next two weeks
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely creations
from the Design Team.

For My Card
1 sheet of white A4 cardstock cut to make 2 x 6" x4 " cards
Sheet of lavender card for base of image 
White cardstock cut to mat the cards.
Stamped twice on each card with a Lavender stamp
The only information on the wooden stamp is San Francisco
(I bought this small stamp a long time ago , a bargain buy from
 a bargain bin at a craft fair )
Coloured with Promarkers
Greetings stamps from a set by Crafter's Companions
Have fun everyone .

Wednesday 22 July 2015


We in the UK are at the beginning of our summer break, 
schools are on holiday - on vacation. There are so many things to do,
places to go and people to visit during the holidays. 
We at Ruby's Rainbow  for the next two weeks would
 like to see your card creations
of a Vacation or something relevant to a vacation.
Please pop over to the blog to see what the DT have created.

For my Vacation card

Plain white cardstock to make a 6 x 4 " card
Black card to mat the main image.
Watercolour paper
Versafine Black Onyx ink pad
Sheena Douglass Sketchy stamps -" Messing about on the water"
Mixture of watercolour pencils and Distress Inks as watercolours
I'm looking forward to se your Vacation entries. 

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Steampunk @ MMM

Hi everyone, over on Make My Monday there current challenge is 

I love playing and creating Steampunk cards, you can literally
do anything you like, there are so many elements which look right.
Steampunk can also be feminine , as I have shown with my card.

Materials used.
Scallop edge Kraft card purchased. 
Print out sheet from an old CD - Steampunk
Kanban stamps the male and female bodyforms
Tim Holtz hand - Personal Impressions Steampunk border and watch
Butterfly made with Air dry clay.
Flowers from Poundland. 
Promarkers to colour.
Black gems and silver peel off dots to decorate. 

Christmas in July

Hi everyone,  for the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz
our challenge is one to start you getting ready for Christmas
Christmas in July
As usual the Design Team and Guests have created sme
wonderful projects for your inspirataion, so please pop over to see them.

Materials for my card.

Scallop edge Kraft card.
Piece of Kraft card. 
Woodware stamp Rocking Horse and Greeting
Ruby and Putty Promarkers to colour
Have fun,  I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Saturday 18 July 2015

Pretty Petals

Hello again, for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers we have the 
super challenge of 

Pretty Petals
Please pop over to the main blog to enjoy the wonderful
creations from the Design Team.  Jan, our leader is soon to announce a
DT call but if your interested check out the details. 
One important criteria is - you MUST be a stamper for that is 
what we do at Fantasy Stampers. 

My card - the techniques and the materials

A white scallop card
Toning card for the background
White card to create stamped background
Stamp from La Blanche - Versamark stamping pad
Stampendous Deatailed White Embossing powder
Heat gun - for the heat embossing.
Various Distress Inks from Ranger
Inks applied with finger daubers.
Vellum torn to fit the card
Greeting from Crafter's Companions stamped onto vellum.
Small die cut flower added to embellish
3 small pearls from stash. 
Have fun with your Pretty Petals,  Resist embossing is my
favourite technique - what's yours?

Christmas In July

Yes, our challenge is Christmas In July.
This challenge, at MTTC, My Time To Craft,  is the beginning 
of our summer change from being a weekly challenge to a 
two - weekly challenge blog. We will be back to weekly later in the year. 
So, you now have two weeks to complete your projects. 
Please pop over to see the lovely creations from the DT.

Materials Used

White cardstock to make a DL card. 
Tartan designer paper from old stash
Mirri paper from stash
Christmas greeting from stash
Snowman stamp by Woodware Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Fluffy stuff added to the pom-pom and fur band of hat.
Have fun everyone, see you again in two weeks, thanks for your visit. 

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand

Hi everyone,  for the next four weeks at Sparkles Monthly the challenge
is one I have chosen,  I hope you have fun with it,

Sun, Sea and Sand
Please do pop over to the blog to see the wonderful 
creations from the design team for your inspiration and enjoyment. 

Materials Used
For my DT sample I have made a Scrapbook Layout Page
Scrapbook papers, chipboard letters stamped with shell stamps
Word confetti
Sheena Douglass stamps - Shrink plastic to create
the starfish, shell and sea-horse in the net.
Small shells and jewels within the net. 
The net is a very small piece from a shower scrunchie.
Have fun everyone, I am so looking forward to seeing your entries.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

No Designer Paper

For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge is for you to
creat a card suitable for a male person but the twist is ...

We would like to see you create your own background  paper
or to simply add a design to a plain card, the choice and final 
design is yours. Please go and check out the creations made by the
design team for your inspiration.

Materials  and Technique Used

A scallop edged Kraft card.
Black card embossed with large dots Embossing folder
Rubber over the embossed black card with Gold Metallic Wax
Gold Mirri card and black card to form the pennant
Greeting from stash, heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
Motor Bike stamped onto white card
coloured with a Ruby Promarker and a gold Sakura metallic pen. 
3 gold card candi added. 
Have fun everyone, thanks for your visit. 

Friday 10 July 2015

Kind Thoughts

Hello, at Alphabet challenges for the next two weeks we are challenging you
with the letter K - KIND THOUGHTS.
Sadly we all know someone at some time who needs a kind word,
sending them your kind thoughts with a Thinking of You card
let's them know you care, it's like a hug in the post. 
Please pop and see the lovely cards from the Design Team.

Materials for my card

A C6 card made from white cardstock, to open landscape wise.
Background paper, main image and the ribbon are all printed from
the CD in the wonderful package from
Crafter's Companion's Inspiration Issue 7 Summer Edition
Thinking of You stamp from Hobbycraft. 
Card Candi from stash
Sending love and a hug to anyone who feels they need one. 

Wednesday 8 July 2015


Hi for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow our challenge is 


The Design Team would love for you to pop and have a look
at their inspirational creations.

Materials Used for my card.
5" scallop cards 
All papers, sentiment and butterfly embellishments
are from the 
Crafter's Companion Inspiration Issue 7 Summer magazine
which for me was worth every penny. 
I added 3d foam pades to lift the circle aperture piece. 
Added glitter to the butterflies. 
Yes, it was a quick card, but sometimes we need them. 
Have fun . see you again in two weeks. 

Tuesday 7 July 2015

A Sketch at C4G

Another challenge for Cardz 4 Guyz, Julie has provided us with

I do find sketches are a wonderful step forward in creating a design.
I hope you have fun, the Design Team would love for you to take a look 
at their inspirational creations. 

Materials Used

White cardstock cut to make a C6 card.
Circle Spellbinders Die to create the aperture
Paper for  card and star from stash.,
Ribbon from stash
Greeting Stamp - a freebie with a magazine
Teddy Stamp by Craftwork Cards - Alfie - Just For You
Promarkers to colour stamp
Have fun everyone. 

Saturday 4 July 2015

Spots and Stripes

I won't mention the weather, for it seems many others are, but boy, isn't it HOT! lol
For the next two weeks, whatever the weather, Fantasy Stampers 
would like to see you create a project with

The Design Team have some fun ideas and inspiration, we would love 
for you to pop and chaeck them out.

Materials used for my DT inspiration

I love  spots and stripes papers, but wanted to mix it up with
a vintage stamp, along with some shabby chic treatment,
I guess this could be called a  fusion of styles. LOL 

Spots and stripes papers from my stash.
Crocheted lace, pearls, card candi, greeting stamp from stash
A flower die free with a magazine.
Marianne Oval die for image
Image is stamped with 'Wish You Were Here' by Inidgo Blu
Leaf stamps by Craftyroodesigns. 
Have fun.

Paper Piecing

This week at My Time To Craft  (MTTC) our challenge is 
Paper Piecing
Please check out the wonderful crations by the Design Team.

Materials Used for my Card.

Cream cardstock made into a 6" sq card.
Vintage 1 Paper Pad from Multi Craft
for background sheet and for all the paper piecing. 
Owl Family stamp from Woodware Stamps
Black Micron pen
Have fun, I am looking forward to visiting you, thanks for 
popping in to see my owls. 

Thursday 2 July 2015

Summer Sweet Treats

Hi, it's certainly ice cream weather at present, hope your all enjoying 
the warm sunny days. 
Make My Monday are wanting us to enjoy for their challenge

Summer Sweet Treats
and they are currently having a DT Call. Fingers Crossed. 
For my entry I have an 8 inch square Scrapbook page.
taken at a Summer event a mumber of years ago.

Materials Used
Brown, blue and white cardstock
A few strips of paper and card from stash.
Buttons, word buttons, a dragonfly, rings and ribbon from stash
Sentiment created on computer
The Ice Cream cone was made with buff coloured paper, 
I used a ruler and an orange pencil to draw the hash marking
to create the cone.
The ice cream, was created by drawing the shape onto hand made paper
Have fun.

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Use Ribbon, lace or twine.

Another month has passed by, so here we are at Sparkles Christmas 
for our July challenge, chosen by  Helen N.

Use ribbon, lace or twine.

The DT have created some lovely cards, please pop over  to check them out. 

Materials Used.

White cardstock made into a C6 card
Tartan designer paper for the background.
Digi stamp freebie
Promarkers to colour image
LOTV Festive message tags
Green and white twine from stash. 
Dusting of Tumbled Glass DI
Have fun everyone and good luck.