Monday 29 February 2016

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Hi everyone, thanks for visiting me. The challenge for the next week
at  Make My Monday  is   Let's Go Fly a Kite.
Please pop over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration.
For my card, I remembered from way back I had a pad of 
pretty papers that had some kites in the pack.  How lucky was that?
The background papers are are from the paper pad Let's Fly Away, 
free with Quick Cards ages ago. 
The main stamped  image is by LOTV- Tree House
Coloured with Promarkers. 
The additional kites were made free hand, plus two from the
background papers on the sentiment from my stash. 
Have fun everyone. 

Saturday 27 February 2016

One Layer Only

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog and of course for any 
comment, which is always appeciated. 
Today at My Time To Craft our challenge is for a 
One Layer Card
There are several interpretations of what is a one layer card?
We would appreciate you following the requirement on the blog, 
so please pop over to check them out and to see the DT's ideas. 
For my DT card, I decided upon a CAS card.
I love many of the Little Dinkie stamps from Little Claire,
this set of pots being one. I have coloured with Promarkers.
Drawn a few doodle lines to frame the pots and the sentiment.
Have fun with your one layer card and don't forget to pop back again. 

Mum's Rule UK Mother's Day

Hi everyone, hope your well, thanks for your visit.
Today, at Fantasy Stampers there is a new challenge for two weeks,
It is Mother's Day in the UK on March 6th.  Our challenge is
Mum's Rule  -Mother's Day, but if your not in the UK why don't you
prepare in advance for your own Mother's Day.
Please pop and see the Design Team's  created wonders.
For my card for the team, I have chosen, lilacs and purples, which 
are apparently the most favourite colours in the spectrum.
The side panel is from a Craftwork Cards paper pad - Velvet Plum
which has been fussy cut, glitter and purple gems added.
The sentiment is from a Papermania Bellisima paper pad set.
The lower right corner has all been stamped, using stamps
from Honey Doo stamps - Flowers By Design.
The assembled flowers have been glittered with a pink pearl
added to centre of the flower, 
Have fun.

Thanks at CD Sunday

Hi, everyone, the challenge on CD Sunday is asking us
to say Thanks
I have used a 6" square scallop edge card.
matted onto silver mirri card, is a purple distressed paper.
The paper and images are all from  the CD - 
Sheena Douglass - Paint Fusion
An oldie but a favourite CD of mine. 
I have added purple ribbon and gems,
along with a Thanks sentiment.
Thanks ladies for another wonderful challenge.  

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Birds of a Feather

hi, everyone, thanks for yoru viist. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz, 
for one week  our challenge is...........................
Birds of a Feather
We want to see birds, not just a little one flying off the page, 
we want to know your card's main image is one or more birds. 
The Design Team have once again created fantastic inspiration, 
please pop over to the blog to see them and the details.
For my card, I ahve used a 6" square Kraft card.
Used a bark embossing folder with a piece of Kraft card, 
Lightly coloured with DI Gathered Twigs.
Die cut an oval, stamped Little Claire
Swirly Whirly Owl Family.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stamped Sheena Douglass Funky Flowers branch.
Coloured, fussy cut added with 3d dimensionals. 
The greeting is so cute, from Honey Doo Stamps. 
Have fun with your Birds of a Feather. 

Monday 22 February 2016

Through a Window

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. 
Today is the first day of the challenge for the next two weeks at
I had great fun with this challenge which is.....
Through A Window
The Design Team have again created wonderful inspiration.
Please pop over to check out the challenge blog.
For my card, I have created a window looking into a cafe.
I covered the front of a 6" square card with brick paper, from 
my go to CD - The Best of La Pache 2012.
I used a circle die to create the aperture.
I covered the inside of the front with acetate, adding the 
strips of white card  for the  wooden window sections.
On the cut out for the aperture I stamped 
LOTV - Coffee Break
Coloured with Promarkers.,
Glued the circle to a piece of card, then added to the  inside of the card.
CAFE is die cut using Sapphire Alphabet Upper case letters.

Friday 19 February 2016

Z is for Zoo Animals

Hi, welcome to my blog, thanks for the visit.
Well, I can't believe it! we have again reached the end of the 
For the letter Z - the challenge will be
Please pop and check out the wonderful ideas from the DT.
It is important for your animal to live in a zoo.
For my card, I have chosen a free digi stamp from the internet.
Like trains two Zoo animal challenges came along in the same week. 
I was lucky to have found this and the previous digi stamp.
I used a 5 x 7 inches card.
On white card I blended DI - Greens blues, yellow to create the background
The digi stamp was coloured with Promarkers.
I fussy cut the image and removed the landlocked white pieces.
I'm sure a young child will enjoy this card. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday 18 February 2016

Get Ahead - Get A Hat

Hello again, so nice for you to visit, thank you.
Today is the start of the new challenge at Cardz4 Galz.
This week the challenge chosen by Julie is 
Get Ahead - Get A Hat. 
The Design Team have again created amazing cards.
We are also saying welcome to some new friends to the DT,
Please pop over to check out the details and meet the new team members.
For my card.
My passion is stamping, yet I still enjoy creating cards with my
CD's.  From one design sheet, and two backing sheets,
 I have made 3 cards, this being one of them.
Here is another, you can see the 3rd here. 

All papers and images are from Debbie Moore - Haberdashery Shabby Chic CD.
For my first card, the stepper card I have simply added some card candi.
The second card has a dark blue mat for the background paper, which is from
a Papermania pack - Bellissima die cuts and paper. 
Have fun and please stay well. 

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Humourous Birthday

Hello,  thanks for your visit which is well appreciated. 
Today at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges, the challenge for the next 
two weeks is ..............
A Humourous Birthday
The Design Team have been ahving fun, choosing their 
images for their wonderful cards. Please, pop and check them out.
For my card, I have used a 6" sq card, I know they are my favourite, 
mainly for taking the photographs for display.
The papers and decoupaged image are all from one CD
La Pashe - ~The Best of La Pashe 2012
The sentiment says ...............
Growing Old is Madatory - But Growing up is Optional
inside the card I have added
Old Enought to Know Better - Yound Enough to Till Do It!
Background paper from Kanban plus some Card Candi. 

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Going to the Zoo

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I do love to have visitors.
For the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz  Jane has chosen 
a challenge which may suit the younger guyz in our lives.
Going to the Zoo
The Design Tam have had great fun with this challenge.
I hope you enjoy it too, please pop and check out their inspiration.
For my Card I have made a 5 x 7" card. I blended DIs Blues, 
Greens, with a little yellow for the background.
The main image is a free digi from those available on Pintrest.
I coloured it with Promarkers. 
Created a border using the bullet tip of a black Sharpie pen.
Greeting is from Crafaty Companions. 

Monday 15 February 2016

Something For the Males

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today is the 15th of the month, so it is time for a challenge for 
Our challenge is to provide 
Something For The Males
Please pop over to see the creations of the Design Team.
For my project I have made a card for someone who likes to fish.
Statistics say in the UK fishing is the most popular participated sport,
so this card has got to appeal to a lot of guys.
A 5 x 7 inches white card. Dark blue mat.
White card, blended using  Ranger DI -
 Twisted Citron, Broken China and Fossilized Amber 
Fishing stamp from Woodware stamps,
stamped 5 times on scraps of blue tone papers from
Papermania Capsule paper pad - Blueberry Pie.
Paper pieced to cover the fishing word. 
A dotty border and a punched circle in each corner. 

Love ( Use the Word)

Hello again, thanks for your visit. I do appreciate you taking the time.
At Make My Monday for the next two weeks, our challenge is
LOVE - but the twist is we want to clearly see the word LOVE
Please pop and check out the designs from the Design Team.
For my card, I have used neutral colours, it all started the a new
paper pad  I love the Dovecraft - Papermania Capsule collections, 
this one being Midnight Blush. 
The main image stamp is from LOTV -  Love Balloon.
I used Promarkers to add colour. 
The Love sentiment is from Papermania - Sweet Nothings set.
Flowers and leaves - stamps by Sheena Douglas - Flower Power - 
stamped onto the lighter papers in the pack. 
3 red gems - black card for matting. 

Saturday 13 February 2016

Just One Layer

Once again it is that time for Fantasy Stampers challenge. 
The challenge for the next two weeks is 
Just One Layer.
The Design Team have created some wonderful cards, please don't miss
a visit to see them and for details of the challenge. The most 
important requirement is -- for you to actually use a Stamp. 
For my card, I have used a 6" square scallop edge card.
Upon the slightly smaller layer I have partly inked through an
Imagination stencil with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey DI,
to create the background.
The stamp is Meadow Flowers from Woodware Stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Light blending around the edges with the Mustard Seed.
Black edges created with a black pen. 
Have fun. Thanks for your visit. 

Check It Out

This week at My Time To Craft (MTTC) the
challenge is 
Check It Out
which, of course is requiring to see checks or if you prefer, gingham. 
Please check out ( no pun intended) the Design Team with their wonderful projects.
I was inspired by a card I spied on Pinterest. 
I used a piece of orange/yellow check paper left over from another project,
for the background on this 5" x 7" card.
A piece of white card with a die cut butterfly. 
a piece of orange ribbon, a few check card candi. 
A quick and easy card for the times when you need one. 

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Use a Button or Buttons

Hello again, great fun, I am actually joining in a challenge.
I love playing with my CD's and of course, the best place to be inspired
and challenged to use them is CD  Sunday Challenges. 
Their current challenge is 
Use a button or buttons.
For the card I have created, all the papers are from 
Debbie Moore Haberdashery Shabby Chic.
There are several layers. I have added 5 small buttons.
A soft vintage style card.
Have fun and enjoy the challenge. 

Challenge #106 - Valentine/Love

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. 
Today my card is for the DT at Cardz 4 Guyz.
The challenge chosen, not surprisingly is
Valentine or Love
The remainder of the DT have some wonderful inspiration,
please pop over to the challenge blog to check them out. 
For My Card
I decided to go simple and elegant.
A C6  white card, matted with silver mirri.
A white card embossed with a Darice - Lips embossing folder.
Hearts covered with the word Love are by MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)
a US stamp company. One heart heat embossed with Wow! Black EP, 
the second with Wow!  Platinum EP.
Sentiment - Love from Paprmania Sweet Nothings set. 
White ribbon to enhance. 

Monday 8 February 2016


Hi, thanks for your visit and for any comments.
Today my card is for the challenge at Make My Monday
If you pop over to the blog you will find, the original idea was 
along the lines of Valentine shooting arrows, some greata cards from the DT. 
There can be many uses for arrows, as I was needing a card for young lad
this is the card I have created. 
For My Card
A 7" square scallop edge card. 
Matted layers with red card.
Papers from Papermania Mr. Mister Die cut and paper pad.
Arrows cut using a Fiskars heart punch - inspired from Pinterest. 
Stamp -Cool Dude from Woodware stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Have fun shooting your arrows!

Friday 5 February 2016

Y = You Choose

Hello again, for the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges
we have reached the letter Y - so we would like 
You to Choose.
Please check out the amazing inspiration from the DT.
For my card, I have been working with a wonderful
bargain I purchased at a recent craft show,
Papermaina Die Cut and Paper Pack - Bellisiama.
The gorgeous soft pink and green has made a very pretty
girly card. I added pink pearls.
I'm so looking forward to playing with the pack, 
to make lots more cards. 
What I wonder are YOU going to choose for the challenge?

Thursday 4 February 2016

Fantastic Florals

Hello again, today starts the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
The challenge is Fantastic Florals
Please pop and check out the DT inspiration, would be a shame to miss them.
I have used an 8" square card, matted with black card. 
I used a super smooth sheet of white card and got messy
with various yellow and blue tones of Distress inks, blending 
and more blending. A few splashes of water here and there. 
all the flowers are from Sheena Douglass Flower Power stamps. 
All coloured with the same Distress inks as the backround.
Glossy Accent into the centres and lots of glitter on the petals.
The sentiment is also from Sheena Douglass. 
Have fun with your flowers. 

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Anything Goes

Hello again, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow, the challenge is
always a favourite - ANYTHING GOES
Please check out the Design Team's inspiration.
For my card.
A white Scallop edge card. silver mirri card.  The papers
and decoupage image are from a Papermania Die-cut and Papr pack
Bellisima.  I have added a few small flowers and small gems. 

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Valentine Colours

Hi everyone,  over at
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog
the challenge is 
Valentine Colours
(Red, Pink and White)
 Your stamp mustbe at least one year old.
 Pop over to the blog for more details and to see the
wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. 
For My Card
I used a white scallop edge 6" square card.
Matted with red and pink card. 
Image sheet of white card, stamps used are......
Script from Debbie Moore, at least eight yr old.
Flowers - Garden Poems Penny Black 2008
Script stamped with Worn Lipstick.
Flowers coloured with Distress inks using them as watercolours.
Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries, remainder with Peeled Paint. 
Organza ribbon  

Make it Shine or Sparkle

Hi everyone, for the next week over at Cardz 4 Guyz
I chose the challenge, which is
Make it Shine or Sparkle. (or Both)
Time to get out the mica powders, glittery embossing powders,
 gilding flakes, waxes, mirri card etc. etc.
Please check out the Design Teams inspiration, once 
again, they are all amazing. 
For my Card.
I used a white scallop edge card.
Matted with a sheet of black card, covered in pink shiny mirri
hearts, taken from a DCWV pad Rockstar.
Shiny pink ribbon, yes I know guyz who like pink. 
The stamps are from Papermania set - Love
Embossed with Platinum Wow Embossing powder. 

Monday 1 February 2016

A Winter Landscape

Hello again, it being the first day of the month, it is time for the
The theme for February is  - A Winter Landscape
Please pop and check out the blog for details, we have a super sponsor 
and the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you. 
For my card, I have used a 6" square card.
Covered with a snowflake pattern paper from my stash,
The main image is a scene I created with stamps from 
Hobbyart - Farmhouse Scene -It Set.
The sheep are from Stamp Addicts. 
All coloured with Distress Ink as watercolours. 
Greeting from LOTV.
Thanks for your visit. 

Pink, Red and White

Hi, that time of the year when Love is in the Air.
For the next week at Make My Monday our challenge is..
Pink, Red and White
Of course you can make any design you wish, you
may prefer not to link into the Valentine idea.
Please pop over to the blog to check the details and to see 
what the Design Team have created. 
For My Card
I decided to make a CAS Valentine card.
The hearts  and greeting are from a Papermania stamp set
Sweet Nothings.
I hae added some red ribbon, pink and white twine
and a number of mini crystal gems.