Friday 30 September 2016

Pretty in Pink

Him thanks for your visit. Today is the start of a new two week challenge
For the letter P we have Pretty in Pink
Why don't you pop over to see the creations from the DT.
I have used papers and an image from Papermania paper kit, Bellisima.
Used mirri card between the papers.
Added lace, flowers and leaves.

Thursday 29 September 2016

Fall Colours for Galz

Hi, today a new challenge starts at Cardz 4 Galz.
Amy, over in the US has chosen for us
Fall (Autumn ) Colours
Please pop over to check out the inspirational creations from the DT.
For my card, I have used as many of the autumn colours as I could
manage to work in my design. I have blended many of the TH Distress
Inks onto a 6" square card. Splattered with water to create water splashes.
Stamped with swirls by Sheena Douglass, first with Black Versafine and clear 
embossing powder, then with Versafine and Gold embossing powder.
I used stamps from a Dare 2B Artsy Autumn leaves set, including the sentiment. 
The stamped butterfly is from a very old but useful set of butterflies by
Debbie Moore. Lastly I added white dots to highlight some of the darker areas,
Hope you have been inspired and will have a go. Thanks for popping by. 

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Fall Colours - For Guyz

Hi, welcome to my blog, I hope you take a look around, 
and enjoy looking at today's posting.
Today at Cardz 4 Guyz a new challenge, chosen by Amy
is starting for the next week. 
Autumn (Fall) Colours
The Autumn colours in the card have been created with 
Brusho powders and some Distress Inks. 
The stamps used are from Sheena Douglass with a few added
from Crafter's Companion Just For Men Signature set. 
Hope to see you again.

Monday 26 September 2016

No Patterned Paper

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at
Fliss will be choosing the winners from the entries for
No Patterned Paper
The DT have excelled in producing their creations, please pop 
over to check them out.
My card seemed to slowly evolve from scraps and items amongst 
the mess on my desk from either previous projects or laziness.  
There was an embossing folder which hadn't found it's way into 
my E.F. storage system from Crafter's Companion. With this I embossed
the black card. I rubbed over with Gold Wax Patina, also on my desk. 
The piece on the side is a leftover from another project. The colours have
been built up with various ink sprays. 
The flowers are stamped with Leonie Pujol - Everlasting Love stamps.
I had intended to use these to decoupage but changed my mind.
The sentiment - Crafter's Companion. again , left from another project.
The card finished, some of the items have now been put away.

Saturday 24 September 2016

Anything BUT a Card

Hello and welcome to my blog, today sees the start of a two week challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC)  The challenge is 
Please take a look at the amazing projects created by the DT.
I have been playing with my Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Paper pad.
I first painted my little wooden chest of drawers with an orange
Acrylic paint. I then covered the drawers, both sides and back with
papers from my Rare Oddities paper pad. 
Here is the back.

Watch The Birdie

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today is the start of a two week challenge at 
Fantasy Stampers.   The challenge is 
Watch the Birdie
Please check out the blog for the amazing creations from the Design Team.
Getting ahead I have made another Christmas card.
A scalloped circular card from Kanban,
A circle for the stamped image via a Spellbinders die.
The robin is from Tall Tails from Katy Sue Designs.
I love these stamps there are four main ones, the robin, an owl, 
a reindeer and a mouse. Lots of little extra stamps.
I used Distress inks to colour the backgound and Promarkers for the robin.
I decoupaged the robin's body and scarf for extra dimension. 
Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust glitter to crete the icy snow. 

Thursday 22 September 2016

Wheels (2)

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today I am entering two cards into the new 
challenge of Wheels at CD Sunday Challenges.
This being my second card from the  CD 
The Best of La Pashe 2012.
I have added some stamped cog like wheels with a stamp I bought 
at Hobbycraft some time ago, I keep it with my steampunk stamps, not sure 
of the make etc. I added varied black gems to the centre of the wheels. 
The main image is decoupaged  in several areas. 

Wheels (1)

Hi, thanks for your visit. Today I am entering two cards into the 
new challenge at CD Sunday Challenges . For the next two weeks
the challenge is 
I have used my old faithful CD from La Pashe, The Best of 2012.
My first entry is of the army tank.
Parts of the tank are decoupaged, I cut the front sheet at an angle to
allow the inside sheet to be parat of the design. 
Thanks for another super challenge ladies. 

Tuesday 20 September 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. The challenge which 
starts today at Cardz 4 Guyz was chosen by Jane and it is
Any type of car will do, a classic, or vintage, sporty, futuristic,
racing or pedal car. As long as it is a car. 
Please pop over to see the wonders from the DT. 
I saw a different shaped card on Pinterest, the measurements were 
from the US, which is smaller than a similar card in the UK, so I have 
made it to measure the standard C6 - 6" x 4" when closed.
Papers used are from LOTV Father Knows Best paper pad.
Greeting label from my stash. 
Stamped embellishments from Papermania.
The car is from Tandastamps (sorry they are no longer trading).
I embossed the car with black EP.  Coloured some engine and tyre areas 
with a grey pencil . I paper pieced the car's body. 
It took longer to make the template than the actual card. (smile)

Friday 16 September 2016

O is for Oval

Hello again, hope your well and thanks for the visit.
Today is the start of another two week challenge at 
Silvi has chosen for us O is for OVAL 
Please check out the Ovals from the Design Team.
I thought  maybe I should be adding another Christmas card
to my list of to do's.  I used a 5 x 7inch card, added some mirri card
around the edges. I first stamped the greeting with an old stamp in my stash.
I then die cut my oval onto the white card.
It was then dry embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
I added crystals to the centre of the snowflakes.
The  Inkadinkado Santa stamp is one of my favourites, he was so popular
 a few years ago but is rarely seen nowadays
  Coloured with Promarkers.
Santa was added to the card then the embossed piece added with foam pads. 
Have fun.

Thursday 15 September 2016

Anything BUT Square

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today sees the beginning of a 
new challenge for a week at Cardz 4 Galz.
helen has chosen for us Anything BUT Square.
We have all had fun with this, most of us nowadays are making 
a lot of square cards, so time for me at least to jump out of the comfort Zone. 
Please pop over to see the creations from the Design Team.
I have used a circular scallop edge card from Kanban.
I used a Sweet Diaxie die for the background,
The main image cut with a Spellbinder circle die.
The stamp used is from Leonie Pujol - Everlasting Love.
I am loving her quirky style with flowers.
All coloured with Promarkers. 
Please enjoy looking at the team's cards. Thank you for your visit.  

Real Lace and Pearls

Hello again to my visitors,  you are so welcome.
Today is the beginning of a month challenge at 
The challenge will end on 14th October.
Cindy has chosen Real Lace and Pearls, please check the blog for
 requirements and to see the creations from the DT.
I chose a Kraft card to stamp my design.
I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
The background was created with texture stamps from 
Creative Expressions, one stamped in black,  the script was
embossed with white fine detail embossing powder.
The poppy stamp by Sheena Douglas  - A Little bit Sketchy -
Poppies and Daisies was coloured with 
Promarkers. The laces and pearls are from my stash. 
Thanks for popping by, hope your well to craft. 

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Hello again, today is the start of a new weekly challenge at 
Julie has chosen for us  BALLS.
Yes, simply Balls, we are amazed at how many types of balls
there are, the DT have wonderfully covered many, please pop over to check them out.
 We are hoping to see many more balls.  Have fun. 
For my card, I made a folded stepper card, covered with papers from
LOTV paper Pad - Father Knows Best.
The semtiment and partner die are from Go Kreate.
The oval die is by Spellbinders.
The  stamp is Vintage Memories - Rugby by The Crafthouse Press.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Embellishments - Card Candi - from Craftwork Cards

Monday 12 September 2016

Autumn Colours (Fall)

Hello, thanks for you visit. Today sees the start of a two week 
challenge at Make My Monday, the challenge chosen by me (Caz)
is ......Autumn Clours (Fall).
Please see what the Design Team have been up to on the blog.
I used a Krafat scallop edge card. Matted with black, kraft and again black.
The main feature of the card, was originally white card which has had
so many autumnal sprays spritzed over it, I can't recall them all.
There are some with mica so there is a lovely polished sheen
 which doesn't show too well.
The leaves and sentiment were stamped with Black Versafine 
and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
 are from Tangle Leaves by Dare 2 B Artzy. 
Have fun with your project. 

Saturday 10 September 2016

In The Fall

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at Fantasy Stampers
we begin another two week challenge with
In The Fall
Once again the Design Team have produced some wonderful
inspiration, please pop over to see their projects.
I have, for once, gone fairly simple.
I created a rectangle shape template, then blended within the
rectangle with several autumnal colour  DI from Tim Holz
The stamps are from Creative Expressions -Fancy Foliage.
I blended several colours of the same inks as previously.
The stamps were then heat embossed, I stamped with Versafine
Black Ink and used Clear Embossing Powder. cut out, added to the page.
The sentiment is from Dare 2 B Artzy- Tangle Leaves.
Matted onto orange and black card.

Stitching Real or Faux

Hi Today sees the start of a two week challenge over at 
The challenge, chosen by Jo is 
Stitching - Real or Faux
Please check out the creations by the Design Team.
I, obviously have gone for Faux stitching, I have such 
problems these days with real stitching, which was once a great 
joy for me, so I have hand drawn all my stitches on this card. 
The two main corsets are from Creative Expressions  - 
Vintage Lingerie.
Other embellishments include stamps by Crafty Individuals and
Debbie Moore Shabby Chic Haberdashery CD.
All papers are leftovers in my stash.
Have fun in your crafting. 

Tuesday 6 September 2016


Hi, welcome ot my blog, I appreciate your visit.
Today sees the beginning of a weekly challenge at 
Cardz 4 Guyz
It was my turn to choose the challenge and as my
husband and I will be celebrating  our
Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend, I thought
it only fitting to have for the challenge
I didn't tell anyone about this, not wanting to influence their
creative thoughts and it worked for the fabulous DT and Guest
have produced such a variety of Congratulations cards. 
For my card, which will be used for friends of ours next month, I used a 7"
square card with scalloped edges. Matted with gold mirri sheet.
Stamped a large corner stamp from My Perfect World with
Versamark, gold Embossing Powder heated. 
Computer generated greeting matted an layered on white and gold card.
The 50 ( Sapphire) and butterflies( Marianne )  are dies.
Gold gems added to the butterlies.
Thanks - hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday 2 September 2016

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog.
Today sees the start to a new two weekly challenge at 
The new  challenge is for the letter N which is 
The Design Team have wome wonderful inspiration for you.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you can make. Please pop over
to see the DT's handcrafted cards.
I used papers and a topper from a Trimcraft pack of Me To You
Tiny Tatty Teddy, such cute papers for a little boy.
The bunting I made with scrap card, adding peel off 
letters for the greeting. 
The #3 is from my stash, I have loads and loads of these numbers
can't get them used up. 

Thursday 1 September 2016

Lovely Lace

Hi everyone, hope you have all been enjoying the lovley weather, here in the UK.
Today starts a new challenge for the next two weeks at 
Jan has chosen for us Lovely Lace.
Please pop over to see the creations from the DT.
For my card I used for my background a two sheets from a Kanban
pad In The Garden.I stressed all of the edges with my scissors.
I stamped with Versamark and white detailed Embossing powder,
the stamp  and greeting are from Woodware - Meadow Flowers.
The butterfly is a stamp from Debbie Moore, gems added to the thorax.
Lace and more gems added to the card.

Angels or Fairies

Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today sees the start of a monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas  Challenges-
 our challenge this month is    Angles or Fairies -Christmas
Please check out the amazing creations by the Design Team.
I have many, many Christmas stamps and yet, find I only have this one small
 stamp of an Angel and no Christmas related fairies. 
I therefore, have made a small CAS card for Christmas, sometimes
we do need a really quick card at hand, this could be it.
The angel is from a set purchased many years ago, source unknown.
I stamped with Versarmark and heat embossed Gold EP. 
Added to a piece of mirri card, cut to fit. 
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion
Enhanced with a few strips of gold peel offs.