Tuesday 28 June 2016

Clean and Simple at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. According to my statistics
I am overwhelmed, thrilled and delighted at the number of visitors I have
for each post I make. Sadly though, so few of you actually leave a comment, 
I do love to read your comments, I am so grateful for you to take the time.
So a huge Thank you to all who visit me, but a huge hug for those who
leave me a comment.
Today is the start of the weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, a blog I own,
I am so privelaged to have an amazing Design Team, please do pop 
over to see their creations for the new challenge, which is
Clean and Simple.
For my card, I used a 5" square card. 
I stamped LOTV - Playing Golf onto white card.
Coloured the image with Promarkers. I then cut it out, leaving a 
small white edge all round the image, which was then adhered
to the body of the card with 3d foam pads. 
I made a banner, stamped a greeting and added faux stitching.
I hope you like it and have enjoyed visiting me. 

Friday 24 June 2016

I -- is for Ink It Up

Hi, thanks for your visit, I do love to have visitors.
Today is the beginning of the Alphabet Challenge.
It was my turn to choose the theme for the letter I - 
I love getting messy and making backgrounds so, I chose
I ---- is for Ink It Up.
The DT have had a wonderful time so please do take a peek.
For my card. I used a white scallop edge card. Placed on a black mat.
My designer piece was created by patting  3 x DI onto my craft mat,
spraying water and dipping my card into the inky mess.
I then used an inky spray from The Stampman called 
Desert Moon Tumbleweed Sage which gives it a super shiny glow. 
The stamps are by Sheena Douglass - Rock n Roll. 
Some of the smaller stamps are from Crafter's Companion 
- Just For Men stamp Set. 

Thursday 23 June 2016

Challenge # 25 Pink and Brown

Hi thanks for visiting my blog. I do appreciate you taking the time. 
Today we start Challenge # 25 at Cardz 4 Galz - which is 
Pink and Brown
I do like the colour challenges, I hope you too will enjoy this.
The DT have had a ball playing with pretty pink, why don't you pop to see them?
I started with a Kraft card.  With Picked Raspberry, I stamped a rose stamp
by Sheena Douglass from Creative Expressions around the edges of the card.
From my stash I found the gorgeous Santoro Mirabelle topper. 
I cut it down, placed on a pink piece of card, then onto brown card.
All tied off with some pretty organza pink ribbon. 
The sentiment is a stamp from Hobbycraft. 

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Hip To Be Square

Hi, welcome to my blog.
Today is the beginning of the new  two weekly challenge at 
The challenge is  - Hip To Be Square - simply make a square card,
other than that you can do anything you wish to decorate said card.
Please pop to the blog to see the inspirational cards from the DT.
I made a black 6"  square card, matted with silver mirri card.
My designed card was created  by blending DI from Tim Holtz. 
The stamps are by Sheena Douglas from Crafter's Companion.
The explosion bursts were heat embossed with gold, silver and red
embossing powders. 
Hope to see you again,

Tuesday 21 June 2016

At The Movies

Hi everyone, sorry to say it has rained all day, 
Where, Oh! Where is our English summer?
Today we start our new weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz 
At The Movies
Please pop over to see the fabulous creataions by the design Team.
I'm sure you can guess immediately the title of my movie.
Of course it is......An Officer and a Gentleman.
All card, candi and ribbon  are from my stash. 
The designer papers and decoupaged images are from a CD.
Flippen Families by La Pashe.
Looking forward to seeing your entries At The Movies.

Monday 20 June 2016


Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Your very welcome.
Today we are starting a new challenge at Make My Monday
Our challenge for you is Fairies ......
Why don't you pop to the blog to check out the DTs creations.
So many different and wonderful fairies to see.
For my card, I used my Inkylicious brushes and pastel inks
to create the background. The fairies and all stamps below are
from Lavinia Stamps.  
The ivy stamp at the top is by Sheena Douglass.
Lightly brushed with DI Evergreen Bough and outlined with a 
White Sakura pen. Glitter is added around the fairies but 
you may not be able to see it. 
I'm sure you will enjoy this challenge, wishing you lots of fun.

Saturday 18 June 2016

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Hi, hope your well and enjoying your craft.
Today the new challenge for the next two weeks starts
We are a Stamping Challenge blog,
please no digis, we need your image to be stamped.
We also need to see a Teddy Bear on your project.
Please pop over for the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I have based my card on a white scallop edge card. I used 
black card and pink papers from my stash - Papermania designs.
A spellbinders circle die, a scallop edge die
and two die cut butterflies  from Marianne dies.
The Teddy Bear stamp is from Craftwork Cards - Alfie Just For You.
Coloured the bear with Promarkers.
Get well stamp from Crafter's Companion. 
Glossy Accents to the eyes, nose and small butterfly. 
Black ribbon from my stash. 


Hi, thanks for popping by.  Today sees the start of a two
weekly challenge at MTTC - My Time To Craft.
So much to choose from - I'm so looking forward to your ideas.
The Design Team haave had fun with their ideas, please pop over 
to check them out,
I used a Kraft coloured scallop edge card. All the papers are
from a Dovecraft paper pad - Garden Party.  
The stamped image is Take It Easy from LOTV,
Coloured with Promarkers. 
I added Card Candi  and doodled around the edges of the papers. 

Thursday 16 June 2016

No Images or Photos

Hello again, thanks for popping by.
their challenge for the next two weeks intrigued me. I'll go so far to say
I was truly challenged with 
'No Images or Photos' 
This challenge made me realise how much I depend upon a topper,
usually an image I have stamped and coloured. 
All of the above papers, including the flowers are from a CD,
I've had for ages, it was an old one when I bought it,  I've never
used it, but after today, I will be using it a lot more. There are some
gorgeous papers with fabulous colours. 
CD  by Kanban - Seasons Collection - Backgrounds and Extras.
The large die is by Sweet Dixie, the smaller circle is a Marianne die.
The verse is by Phill Martin - Birthday Verses 2
Purple gems added. 
Thanks for the challenge ladies, I really enjoyed doing something different.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

"They Say When You Marry In June"

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. Today sees the start of the challenge at 
Our challenge is 
"They Say When You Marry In June"
We would like to see either a project for a wedding card, an engagement card,
or a wedding anniversary celebration. 
Please see the Design Team's creations, we have 3 new members joining
us today, please welcome them, maybe you could say Hi in the comments. 
For my project I used a white scallop edge card. All of my papers and image
are from a CD by Kraftyhands - The Romantique Collection. 
I added a few pearls to add a little more interest. 
There is a beautiful insert which matches the main card. 
Thanks for popping by. Have fun. 

Tuesday 14 June 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit to my blog. Today sees the start
of our weekly challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz.
 Chosen by Jan our Challenge # 124 is 
So much choice with this challenge, pop over to the blog
to check out the ideas of the Design Team. 
For my card, I have chosen a blue scallop edge card, matted 
with red glitter card, then a layer of white card.
Maybe the red, white and blue of the past few days
celebrating our Queen's 90th Birthday has got to me.
A piece of watercolour card cut into three strips,
 after I had thrown numerous colours of Brusho powders
onto the wet surface. Once dried, I have randomly stamped with several
ink colours, using Crafter's Companion stamps - 
Sets -  Rock Star and Street Wise for the sentiment.
Thanks for your visit.

Friday 10 June 2016

H is for Hand Coloured Image

Hi, today starts a new challenge for the next two weeks at
Alphabet Challenges
For the letter H - our challenge for you is
Hand Coloured Image
Please pop to the blog to see the wonderful DT work.
I used a Kraft coloured scallop edge card.
Matted with green paper from a Dreamees CD.
The stamped image is from Stampscapes - The Log Cabin.
I used Promarkers and water colour pencils to colour the image. 

Thursday 9 June 2016

Summer Fun

Hi, everyone, well the sun has finally been shining in the UK, now we are 
to have thunderstorms. My thoughts, however, are with those in the parts of
Australia who are suffering extreme rain and flooding. 
For the next two weeks at Cardz 4 Galz our challenge is for
Summer Fun
Please pop over to check out the super creations from the DT. 
I have made an 8" square card. All the papers and embellishments are from
a CD by Crafter's Companion - Halcyon Days - Artist Abigail Mill.
Oh! I do love to be beside the seaside, hopefully I'll  soon have a trip
to the coast. 

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Anything BUT A Card

Hi everyone, I know it's an old cliche but hey how come it's June already?
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow
For the challenge we would like to see any of your craft as long as it's
You have endless choices. Pop over to the blog to see the creations 
from the Design Team, such an eclectic mix of crafts. 
for my project I am showing a Fat Pages Holder I made a little while ago,
I had a fascination for Fat Pages, I ran a 
swap with several other like minded ladies on a Yahoo forum.
This is the cover I made to store my received swaps. 
Made of mount board, covered with papers, Stamping, roses made
from paper, rings added. 
Have fun playing and thanks for your visit. 

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Challenge #123 - Father's Day

Hi everyone, this week at Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge will
help you to get your Father's Day card made.
Please pop over to the blog, the Design Team have made some
fabulous cards, as they always do.
We have a new Design Team member from the US 
 and a Guest Designer, from Belguim  joining us
this week.
For my card, I am aiming at some younger Dads or even the
older groovy Dad who loved his rock and roll.
Striped fancy papers from my stash. 
All the stamps are from sets by Crafter's Companion
Just For Men.
The rosette stamp is by Hobbycraft.
Have fun, I look forward to seeing your entries. 

Monday 6 June 2016

Make My Monday - Photo Inspiration

Firstly I apologise for the Blue photo, taken late in the afternoon.
Well this is my second attempt and I still have a blue glow, I'll try again tomorrow.
Today being Monday is time for the new challenge at 
Make My Monday
Shawna has chosen for us a Photo to inspire us.
Please do pop over to the blog to check out the
Photo for Inspiration and the wonderful ideas from the DT.
For my card, I decided to make a panel as in the photo.
I used several Brusho powders and water on a piece of watercolour paper.
When dry ( with my heat tool) I'm too impatient for natural drying,
I stamped with Black Versafine, added clear embossing powder,
then heat set the EP. 
The stamps I used are by Sheena Douglass
from the Flower Power set. 
I matted the strip first onto white card then onto black to define it. 
The sentiment stamp also heat embossed is from Hobby Art.

Saturday 4 June 2016

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Hello and welcome to my blog. 
Today I am highlighting the start of a two week challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC).
Teddy's Bear Picnic
Please pop over to see the wonderful Design Team gallery.
I made a 6" square Kraft card.  I used dark blue card to mat papers from
a Crafter's Companion CD - Christine Haworth
Meadow Cottage Bears.
There are some fabulous pics of Teddy Bears to choose from.
This decoupaged bear  was perfect for the challenge. 
I added some gingham ribbon and 3 card candi. 
Have fun.

Man's Best Friend - Father's Day

Hi, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today starts a two week challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
Our challenge for you is
Man's Best Friend - Father's Day
Please pop over to check out the Design Team's wonderful creations.
We do ask you to use a stamp which needs ink.
Digis are not acceptable, nor considered in the judging.
It is a STAMPER'S challenge group.
For my card, I have used a 7" square card.
I used papers from LOTV Father Knows Best paper pad.
The main image stamps from LOTV is ironically called
Man's Best Friend.
The rosette stamp is by Hobbycraft.
A few buttons, a computer generated sentiment and
 garden twine for the embellishments,

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Challenge # 65 To Use TWO dies

Hello again, thanks for your visit, comments are always appreciated.
Today, June 1st,  begins the new monthly challenge blog at
Our challenge, chosen by Mary Mac, is for us 
Please pop over to the blog to check out the wonderful creations 
from the Design Team.
The two dies I used are the Label die with my stamped image and
the sweet sentiment on a circle die.
The background papers are from a set by Papermania.
The image is from LOTV stamps - Birthday Fairy.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Star Dust Stickles glitter added to the wings and a few more areas.
Have fun everyone.