Saturday 30 July 2016

Sketchy Time

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today sees the start of a new challenge for
the next two weeks at MTTC - My Time To Craft. 
The challenge is Sketchy Time. To see the sketch, check out the details and
see the wonderful DT creations please pop over to the blog.
I have used both background papers and the main image from a CD.
Flights of Fantasy by Katy Sue Designs. - Designer of artwork is
House of Zandra. 
The purple shiny paper originated as wrapping paper - again 
from my bottomless stash. Have fun with the challenge. 

Peaches and Cream

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today sees the start of the new challenge 
at Fantasy Stampers which is 
Peaches and Cream
Please pop over to the blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
For my card, I was at first concerned for I have no peach coloured paper in my 
vast stash. Then of course, I thought of my Promarkers,
 I have recently purchased some new colours, and I knew there were some 
Peach colours in the set. Problem solved. 
I edged a piece of cream card with the chisel end of a Peach Promarker.
I coloured a strip of cream satin ribbon with the same Peach Promarker. 
I embossed a piece of cream card for the mat.
The stamp from Woodware is Rose Wreath stamp. I stamped this onto
cream card, then stamped again, cutting,  colouring and decoupaging three of
the roses. I used Ivory and Blush Promarkers for the cream roses,
along with Peach and Soft Peach for the peach roses. 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Shaker Card

Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog. Today begins a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Amy has chosen a special type of card.
A Shaker Card
If your unsure You Tube have lots of clear, useful videos.
Please check out the super creations from the DT on the blog.
I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest to make my card.
The guitar is an embroided item which a friend gave me some time ago, 
proof once again why we as crafters should keep all bits in our stash, 
for they will in time be used. 
The largest star is mirri card, punched with a Fiskars scissor punch.
The smaller stars are stamped and gold heat embossed - stamps by 
Crafters Companion - Urban Graffiti and sentiment - Street Wise
Gold gems, smaller crystal gems and blue seed beads added .
Have fun, I certainly did, it's simply ages since I made a Shaker card. 

Friday 22 July 2016

K is for Kindness

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we are starting a new
two weekly challenge over at Alphabet Challenges. 
Please pop over to see the Design Team's inspiration for you.
The challenge is K is for KINDNESS.
I have made a Thinking of you card,  there is always Get Well, 
Sorry your poorly, Thank you, many ways to express Kindness.
I have again blended TH Distress Inks to create the background.
Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio, don't they
all have wonderful imaginiative names?
I had firstly heat embossed the stamp - Garden Poems from Penny Black.
using a detailed white Embossing powder, I then blended the inks.
This of course, is known as the  Resist Technique. 
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion. 

Thursday 21 July 2016

No Patterned Paper

Hello,  it is the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
For the next two weeks we would like to see your creations with
The Design Team have come up with some interesting and varied cards.
Please pop over to see their creations. 
I always love making backgrounds, especially with TH Distress Inks.
The background has been blended with Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
and Spiced Marmalade. 
The floral stamp is Flying Stars - an old wooden favourite from Penny Black.
Heat embossed with white detail Embossing Powder. 
Technique is known as Resist Stamping.
Greeting from Crafter's Companion, ribbon and card candi added. 

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Fun In The Sun (Recipe)

Hello, welcome to my blog. 
Today is the first day for the next two weeks for our new challenge at
Ruby's Rainbow,  ---    Fun In The Sun   ----which is combined 
with  the following recipe.
You are allowed only the 3 named elements on your project.
1 is One Image only,
2 isTWO papers only.
3 is for THREE embellishments only. 
Have fun everyone, the DT have enjoyed the challenge, please
pop over to the blog for more details and to check out the creations. 
For my card, maybe simpler than my normal, but I enjoyed the 
contraints of the challenge. 
White scallop card, the background papers are from Papermania, -
Garden Party pack, cut into four squares.
The image is Annabel  - Upside Down - LOTV.
Coloured with Promarkers
Three silk flowers and a greeting from my stash. 

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Make Us Smile

Hi everyone, welcome once again to my blog. Please don't be shy,
 according to the statistics, I have on average 12 visits per post, 
but only a few comments, which are most appreciated. Don't be shy, say Hi. 
Today we are asking you at Cardz 4 Guyz to 
Make Us Smile.
Please check out the blog to see the DT's creations. 
For my card, some may feel it is a little risque but here goes.
An anniversary card made from a Flippen Families CD by La Pashe. 
Who doesn't know of this scene from Ghost? An iconic scene
with a little sense of humour added. I do hope it makes you smile. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Monday 18 July 2016

Sentimental (as focal point)

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today sees the start of a new challenge
at  Make My Monday.  MMM
Design Team member Fliss has chosen for us
(Any sentiment which must be the focal point of the card/project)
Please pop over to check out the details and to see the 
wonderful creations from the Design Team. 


For my card, I have a 6" square white scallop edge card, I know 
I do use them a lot, but they are my favourite cards.
Each level is matted onto black card stock. 
White levels were embossed with Christmas Vines  E.F. from Craft Concepts.
The embossed pieces of card were then rubbed over with 
Gold Metallic Wax Patina
The sentiment is by Sheena Douglass from Only Words - Through The Rain
Butterflies from Kraftyhands CD - Butterlies Botanical. 
Gems from stash. 

Saturday 16 July 2016

Clean and Simple

Hello, welcome to my blog, I do appreciate you took the time to visit.
Today is the start of a two weekly challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
We are a STAMPING blog, you are required to actually use a stamp.
The new challenge is Clean and Simple.
Please pop over to the blog to check out the details and to see the
super entries from the Design Team.
For my card, I know at first glance it does look as if I have spent
some time zentangling the images, but no, truth is these are the actual stamps
from Dare 2 B Artsy - Butterflies and Flowers.
I have added more black in certain areas with a Micron pen, but this was a
very quick and easy card to make. 
Have fun - I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Christmas in July @ MTTC

Hi, welcome to my blog, I hope your well. Today is the start of 
another two weekly challenge at My Time To Craft - MTTC
Our challenge may get you kick started to begin preparing for the big 
event of the year for most of us, especially for card makers.
Christmas in July
Please do check out the Design Team's creations.
I used a shaped card, I needed one to be tall enough to accommodate
all of the stamp I used for this card.
For two previous posts if you check back, I used the top 3 snowmen
for one card and the lower 3 for another card, to see just how 
universal this stamp can be. 
The stamp is Snow People by Woodware stamps.
I used kraft paper, darkened with Walnut Stain DI.  I embossed snowflakes
by Sheena Douglass with detailed white EP to create the background
The stamped snowmen were coloured with Promarkers. 
Glitter added to the pop pops on the hats.
Shiny ribbon and a sentiment added. 

Friday 15 July 2016

Sparkles Challenges - Christmas In July

Hi, well, it being the 15th of the month, it is time once again for 
a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. 
The theme, chosen by Helen N is Christmas In July.
I am sponsoring this challenge with a small gift of a set
of Christmas stamps and rosettes. The Design Team have some 
amazing inspiration for you. This is my second card in July 
featuring the same stamp, a challenge I  have set myself.
I used a white scallop edge card, I stamped the set of
snowmen, masking off the remaining two snowmen
from this long fun stamp - Snow People from Woodware Stamps.
I drew a rectangle around the stamped image and cut out 
pieces leaving no white background, only the snowmen are there.
I coloured it with blue and grey Promarkers.
Added lots of sparkly Glamnour Dust. There is a blue
insert to provide a colourful background and see through from the front.
The sentiment was cut from a die.
Hve fun, I look forward to visiting your blogs.  

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Christmas in July @ Cardz 4 Guyz

Hi everyone , today sees the start of a weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Julie has chosen Christmas In July.
This has proven to be a popular challenge at this time of the year in blogland, 
so I decided to make as many cards as I can with only one stamp, in July.
The Design Team have such a varied display it would be a shame to miss them.
For my card, I have made a 7" square card, The papers are from a pack I bought 
last year, from Do Crafts.
The stamp which you will see during July is Snow People from Woodware.
For this card I have coloured with Promarkers using reds and greens. The 
panel was matted onto black card from my stash.
Two bought glittery snowflakes and a Christmas sentiment were added. 

Saturday 9 July 2016

J is for Jungle Animals

Hi, we have two weeks for our new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
We are now looking at the letter J - the challenge chosen is
Jungle Animals. 
Please pop over to the blog to check out the DT creations.
For my card, I searched the Free Colouring Pages for Jungle 
Animals and found loads to choose from.
This is the one I printed. I then coloured it with Promarkers.
The Birthday sentiment is from Crafter's Companions. 
Hve fun with your trip to the Jungle. 

Thursday 7 July 2016


Hi, hope your all well and thanks for your visit. 
Today sees the start of a two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz
It being my turn to choose the challenge, I have chosen
Please check out the blog to see the creations from the DT.
For my card, based on a white scallop edge card, I covered
 the front with pink gingham paper, sourced from a Kanban CD-
The Season's Collection. 
The stamped image is Baby Girl from LOTV - coloured with 
Promarkers. Card Candi and pink ribbon added. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Tuesday 5 July 2016

In The Country

Firstly I apologise for the poor light, we are having dull days and 
lots of rain.  Today starts the new weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
In The Country
My go to stamps for in the country had to be Hobbyart Stamps. 
 In this small picture I used FOUR stamps, the hayfield with the trees, the cottage and tree, the fence and finally the sheep. All coloured with Promarkers used lightly to create a much lighter colour as if watercoloured. Matted onto black card.
A fairly clean and simple card for anyone who enjoys the beauty
of the English countryside. 

Monday 4 July 2016


Hi everyone, today is the start of a two week challenge at 
Shawna has chosen a one word challenge which can lead us to many
ways of interpteting the outcome.
The Design Team have produced some amazing inspiration
for you, so please do pop over to the blog to see their work.
It would be even more wonderful if you can leave a comment on
the blog and for you to visit them and leave the team members a comment.
So I am wondering if your interested in my pic above, it is a card. The photo
shows you how the card folds flat to fit into an envelope, but when you 
open the envelope it is an exploding card and it suddenly pops open for 
you to see this.........................

Here is a close up 

 The stamped image of the Doctor is Toby from Crafty Sentiments, the flowers are
 all from Sheena Douglas Floral and Flower Power stamps sets. 
The papers are from a pack  from Sweet Pea. The stars were produced with a Fiskars punch.
If you would like to give it a try, I'm sure you'll find the instructions on You Tube
Have fun. 

Saturday 2 July 2016

Triple Stamping Technique

Hello,  I am excited this week to be re-introducing an old
technique which seems to have faded away, as they do, but,
 now and again they need to be taken of the shelf and played with again.
I was delighted when Shell at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
chose for our challenge for the next two weeks
Now don't worry for she has also given us a U Tube video to 
see how easy it is to make. It is American, so if not in the US you may 
want to change the measurements, as I did for my 6" x 4" standard UK size. 
Please pop to the blog and see the delights from the Design Team.
I coloured my white card blending DI's 
Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers
My  stamps used are a La Blache Swirls foam stamp and 
Hero Arts wooden stamp from a 4 set - Poetic Prints. - An old but
favoured set of stamps. 
Twine added with a dangling heart charm. 
Have fun, I did, I'm going to make another very soon. 

Wish Upon A Star

Hello, time again for a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers
We are a STAMPING challenge, no Digis please.
Jan has chosen 'Wish Upon A Star' 
Please check out the blog, my fellow team mates have
some amazing cards for your inspiration.
For my card, I used for the base a  5" x 7" scallop edge card.
Matted this with a piece of navy blue cardstock.
I added a matted panel to hold a piece of constellation paper.
I punched 3 large stars with my scissors Fiskars Star Punch.
Using one of the 4 stamps in a Tim Holtz set - Eclectic Palette, 
I stamped on each of the 3 stars with Chipped Sapphire DI.
The designs are all part of the same stamp.
I then from the centre of the large stamp, stamped three small stars, 
these were used as embellishments. 
Greeting stamped - Just For Men set from Crafter's Companion,
The 3 large stars and the greeting were matted onto the same
navy blue cardstock. Have fun. 

Friday 1 July 2016


Hi, the months are quickly passing us by, here we are, and
it is already July 1st. so it's time for our new challenge at
This month Pat has chosen for us..................
Please check out the amazing creations from the Design Team. 
My base card is a 5" x 7" scallop edge white card.
A silver mirri mat added. 
On a piece of hammered card I blended several blue DI shades
into a rectangle I created with a paper template. 
In the centre I adhered a large die cut glittered snowflake
I heat embossed with Silver Bells WOW! embossing powder a 
medium size card snowflake.
I then added a punched snowflake onto mirri paper. 
 From an alphabet set of card letters, I adhered J and Y, 
to create JOY. 
I added a few pearls and added with Silver peel offs At Christmas.