Saturday 29 August 2015


For the next two weeks over at My Time To Craft (MTTC) our 
challenge is one which is bound to be popular for don't we all
just love
As simple as that, not a difficult challenge at all. 
The Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration
for you, why don't you pop over to take a peek.

For My Card
White scallop edge card
Papers from Dovercraft paper pad - Garden Party
Flower Stamp and greeting by Woodware - Bubble Bloom
Promarkers to colour
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards
3 large pearls from my stash. 
Have fun.

The Colour Purple

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers our challenge is

According to many surveys, they say Purple is the favourite colour 
for many crafters,  we are putting this to the test. How many will be interested 
we wonder. The DT have enjoyed working with the colour, including our two
 new members to the team. Why don't you pop over to meet them and see how 
the DT have worked with The Colour Purple.

How My Card Was Made

White scallop edge card. 
Purple with silver swirls backing paper is very old stash
I believe from Craftwork Cards.  Proves why we hoard our
stash, knew I would need it one day.
Mirri card to mat the background and image strip
Stamp is my newest purchase, I love it, I think you'll be seeing
 a lot more of this one.
Stamp is Butterfly Border from Honeydoo Crafts. 
Coloured with watercolour pencils and watercolour mica paints. 
Irredescent gems, lace and peals from stash.
Thanks for popping by and leaving your comments, I love them. 

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Myth and Magic

For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz. it was my choice
for the challenge, I am hoping you will like it ...

So you can think, Wizards, Harry Potter, Dragons, Sea Creatures
Arabian Nights, King Arthur, Camelot, any where your imagination
takes you. 

For My Card
A folded tent card, template from 
Fabulous Folds CD by  Robert Addams
Starry mirri card from Kanban
Wizard stamp from Tandastamps (miss them)
Greeting from Kanban - Sugar Buttons Greetings.
I'm really looking forward to you enjoying the challenge. 

Friday 21 August 2015

N is for No Patterned Paper

Hi again, I know it's only August, but hey, I need to be making
Christmas cards, sorry, but the family orders are already coming in.
Over at Alphabet Challenges we are already up to the letter N - 
Helen has chosen for us 


Please pop and see what the DT have made, there are 
some great ideas to stimulate your creativity,  above all enjoy the process.

About My Card
White cardstock cut to measure 3.5" wide x  7" long 
which fits nicely into some free envelopes I was given. 
Faux stitches around the card, using a Micorn pen. 
The snowmen have been stamped then cut into individual heads.
the original stamp from Woodware - Snow Buddies , 
is a strip of 5 heads in a tower. 
I have coloured the snowmen with Promarkers Greys and Black. 
The greeting is from the same Snow Buddies pack. 
Attached the snowmen to the card using foam pads. 
Thanks for visiting and for any comments which I love to see. 

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Die cuts or Punches

Hi again,  for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow 
our challenge is to be

Please pop over and see how the DT have been playing with their dies and punches.

For My Card

A white scallop edge card. 
Background paper from Papermania Green collection
Dies by Marianne, Britannia, Papermania  and others. 
Lace, Jewels and Pearls from stash. 
Have fun and enjoy playing with your stash. 

Tuesday 18 August 2015

It's about Time

Hi, here we are once again at Cardz 4 Guyz - Joan has chosen the challenge
with the brilliant title which explains all we are looking for.

It's About Time
The Design Team have created some wonderful inspirational 
cards to hopefully entice you to join in the challenge. 

About My Card
Black scallop card - purchased
White cardstock.
Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs.
Stamps - Script - Creative Expressions
Stamps - Clocks - Papermania - Urban and various
Twine, brad in centre of one clock and fancy metal paper clip from stash.
Hope you have fun in creating for the challenge. 

Saturday 15 August 2015

More Than One Fold

Hi everyone, for the next four weeks at Sparkles Monthly
our theme is to make a project with

There are many possibilities with this challenge, why don't you 
take a peek at what the fantastic Design Team have created. 

Details of My Card - Called a Shutter Card
Started as an A4  blue card
Using a paper template I marked where you were to cut
and where you needed to score. 
Then burnished the folds to create the folding shutter card.
Pieces of white and black card cut to fit the different sections. 
I marked each piece and the area it was to fit with a number.
Wooden tapestry stamps and various Colour Box ink pads
were used to created the flower designs
With Love stamp from stash.
The card folds flat and fits into a C6 envelope. 
I'm so looking forward to seeing all the different projects. 

An Easel Card

For the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC) our challenge is

An Easel Card

If you want to see more styles of Easel cards pop over to see
the amazing ideas from the Design Team.

How I made my card........
6" sq card cut from A 4 white cardstock
6" sq. piece of white cardstock for the standing section
All papers from Papermania Capsule Collection Eau de Nil
Flourishes - Free die on a magazine
Lace,  pearls, flowers and leaves from stash
Main image stamp from Crafty Individuals CI 341 and CI 335
Coloured with Promarkers.
Thanks for popping by and for any comments you may have left. 

Boys Rule!

The challenge for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers is

Boys Rule!
Pop over and take a look at what the  DT have created 
to inspire you to join in the fun.

How I made my Card

Kraft Scallop card - purchased
Design papers from a paper pad for men
Awesome stamp from a skateboard set - make unknown
Skater Boy from Crafter's Companions
Coloured with Promarkers and Distress Inks
Card Candi 
Have fun.

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Numbered Birthday

Hi, another week has passed us by, here we are ready for another challenge
at Cardz 4 Guyz . Julia has chosen for us


Please do pop and check out the amazing inspiration from the DT.

For my inspirational card
I have watched Sam demonstrating her  Lelli-Bot kits on Create and Craft.
 At a recent craft event I purchased one of her kits called
Suited Seduction which I have used for this card.
The template for the folded card is from Robert Adams CD Fabulous Folds.
I added the age 30 - only because I thought it suited the suit. 
Another card I will be giving to my regular charity shop. 
Thanks for popping by and for any comments left. 

Saturday 8 August 2015

Snowman Song

I fell in love with the Snow Buddies stamp from Woodware the moment I saw it. 
So many ways this stamp can be used. This of course is only a parat of the stamp.
there are five little guys on the stamp, these are the top 3. 
I stamped them all using a Memento black ink pad.
Cut off the lower two stampmen.
Coloured the guys with the Grey Promarkers and of coure two from the
orange range for their carrot noses. 
Added a few punched snowflakes.
Shaped them and added to the white card with 3 d foam pads.

I am entering into the following challenges...
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Song - Snowman song (Walking In the Air)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Weekly) Something beginning with S is Snowmen
Moving Along With the Times Snow in Summertime
Thanks for looking and for your comments. 

Friday 7 August 2015

M is for Mermaid

Hi everyone, it is time for the Alphabet Challenge, it was my choice
for the letter M , so I have chosen 
Please pop and see the creations of the DT to inspire you.

For my inspirational card

White cardstock made into a 6" sq. card
Papers from LOTV pad - Beach Bliss
Kraft card to mat onto 
Mermaid Stamp - LOTV - Mermaid 1
Seagrass, seahorse and shells - Sheena Douglass stamps
Net is a piece cut from a shower ball of net (on a string)
Jewels and pearls from stash
Glossy accents to air bubbles
I loved making this card, I hope you enjoy the choice I made. 
Thank you for popping by. 

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Something for a little girl

For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we have
 a lovely challenge for you.

Something For A Little Girl
The Design Team have enjoyed this challenge, it has been
different and for me personally, it was so nice to do something
very pretty and feminine . Please take a peek here to see the DT creations

For my card
White scallop edge card.
Pretty pink shaded cards in varied patterns
Kraft card to mat panels
Mirri card to mat the main image
Lace and ribbon from stash
Flowers, leaves and card candi from stash
Stamps - LOTV - Grungy Greting and Getting Ready
Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, it could be a box or 
a decorated bag to hold a lovely present.  A door hanger, a wall hanger,
your imagination can take it anywhere. Have fun.
Entered into following challenges
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Orange and Brown

For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz we have a colour challenge for you.
Sadly we are saying farewell to Andrea from the DT,
  for her final choice she has chosen 


The DT have again presented some amazing cards for
your inspiration, pop here to check them out. 

For my card 

A Kraft scallop edge card
Brown, orange and other similar colour mix of papaers,
found in old craft stash, I knew I would use it one day.
Brown card to mat on papers.
Hessian scrap ( US I believe is called burlap)
LOTV stamps Grungy Greeting and Playing Golf
Coloured with Promarkers
Distress ink to edge the topper
Marianne die for the topper.
3 white card candi to represent 3 golf balls.
Have fun, I am so looking forward to seeing how many will
manage to find some orange and brown in their stash and 
then to accept the challenge. 

Saturday 1 August 2015

Lots of Layers

For the challenge for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers
we want to see

The more the merrier. 
The DT have been having fun hunting amongst their stash of papers
please take a peek at their inspirational creations here. 

For my card
White scallop edge purchased card
Varied papers from a pad in my craft stash
distressed edges and doodling
Small Doiley - lace - pearls Micon pen for doodling
Stamps from LOTV - Bluebells and Primulas
Stay well and have fun crafting. 

No Designer Paper at Sparkles Christmas

It being the first of the month, Sparkles Christmas have a new
challenge for you, we would like to see a Christmas creation with

Yes it is possible, I know you want to use up your stash of 
Christmas papers but we want you to try something different.
The DT have some wonderful ideas and inspiration here.
We also have two amazing sponsor prizes.

For my cards.
White cardstock, cut to fit a pack of envelopes I found in my stash.
The cards measure 3.5" x 7" which is referred to as DL. (Double Length)
Stamps are from Woodware - Christmas Bells with Sentiment
Coloured with Sakura pens, Blue and Copper Sparkle pens
The Turquoise colouring is with a Glaze pen.
Peel off dots to embellish the dangles.
We always need some easy and quick cards to add to our
Christmas needs for family, friends and even for charity.
Have fun everyone , put away the designer papers. 

A Recipe

Hello, for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC), 
we have for you  A RECIPE..........
1 die/die cut
2 images, can be joined
3 flowers
For inspiration and all details please pop over to the blog here

For my card ...........
White 6" sq. purchased scallop edge card
All papers are from LOTV Paper Pad - Timeless Victorian
I die cut from a Marianne swirl die
2 images are hearts from 2 templates.
3 flowers from stash
Greeting from LOTV Grungy Labels
Gingham ribbon, twine, lace, pearls all from stash.
Doodle stitching with aid of a Micron pen.