Friday 28 October 2016

R is for Recipe

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. Today is the start of a two week 
challenge at Alphabet Challenges 
We have a recipe to follow, not we're not entering into another
Great British Bake Off - I love that programme, so happy Candice won. 
The challenge is R is for Recipe
We need to choose from a recipe block to use at least 3 of the mentioned items.
Please pop over to the blog, not only to see the 9 piece recipe but to
see the super creations from the Design Team.
From the recipe I have chosen, a sentiment, pearls, a digi stamp,
a die and some lace.  Total of five.
All materials I have used are from my stock, therr is 
nothing specific to mention.  Have fun and enjoy. 

Thursday 27 October 2016


Hello again, we have something very pretty for you in the
 next challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Helen has chosen for the challenge
Fairytale or Fantasy
The Design Team have had great fun with this, please pop over
to see their inspirational cards.
I love playing with my Distress Inks, I blended some of the 
new bright colours for my background,
Abandonded Coral, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon.
I am still needing to get a few more before my collection is complete. 
I then splattered on water and patted it off, to create the bleached areas.
Stamps used are from Chloe Stamps the Dandelion.
The foilage and toadstools are frm Lavinia stamps.
The Fairies are by Sheena Douglass,  - Hidden Fairies.
The sentiment from Lily of the Valley stamps.
Crystal Stickles to the Dandelion heads. 

Tuesday 25 October 2016

A Kinetic Card (Movement)

Hi, thanks for your visit, please have a good look around. 
For the challenge for the next week at Cardz 4 Guyz we have 
something different , A Kinetic Card
A card with some movement, e.g. a waterfall, shaker, slider etc.
You may need to show us two photos. 
The DT have again excelled with a super variety for the theme. 
I decided to make a waterfall card, the theme again being 
Halloween, I think, my last for this year, (thank goodness)
(Bear in mind I do have 5 grandsons who also have friends.)
A black card, purple designer paper, stamped with 
Halloween images from Exchangeable Clear Stamps and
Indigo Blu stamps. 
Silver Wow! powder embossed around the edges. 

Monday 24 October 2016

I Put A Spell On You

Hi everyone, don't the weeks go fast once summer (UK) is over.
Here we are coming up to Halloween already so the obvious choice
I made for the new challenge at Make My Monday is 
I Put A Spell On You.
Please pop over to check out the stunning work from the DT.
My card - Black main card matted layers of orange and silver.
White card blended with DI Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.
All stamps by Tandastamps (old and no longer available).
Greeting by Craftyroo stamps. 
The moon was first masked , then, Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust added. 

Saturday 22 October 2016

Autumnal Colours or Halloween

Hello, thanks for popping into my blog.
Today is the beginning of a challenge where you have a choice,
you can choose to enter by creating either 
Autumnal Colours or Halloween
Please check out the samples and guidelines at 
For my Autumnal choice I created the background with
Brusho powders sprayed with water, watching the colours appear
is like watching slow fireworks, amazing. 
I matted onto orange and black card onto a white scalloped card.
The flowers and other stamps are from Leonie Pujol - Everlasing Love
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion.

Halloween Fun

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today sees the start of a two week challenge at
The challenge is appropriate for the time of the year.
Halloween Fun
Please check out the blog, to see the samples from the DT.
Remember this is a stamping challenge, no digis will be
included when choosing the winners. 
I used several ink sprays to create the speckled background.
The large spider web is a gliterry sticker.
Count Dracula and the small bats are from Crafty Sentiments.
The large bats are from Tandastamps (so missed)
Promarkers used to colour the Count,
Sentiment from Craftyroo stamps.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Boo! Halloween

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit.
Of course being this time of the year there are a lot of challenges
at present for Halloween. We at Cardz 4 Guyz ae no exception. 
We would love for you to join us. The challenge
BOO! Halloween starts today for a week. Please pop and see the 
wonderful creations by the Design Team. 
For my card, I have used a 7" square card. All the papers and chipbord
 elements are from a Graphic 45 Rare Oddities set which I totally love. 
The additional Spook-tacular Sayings  are by Crafty Roo Designs

Saturday 15 October 2016

I Put A Spell On You

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today sees the start of a new challenge
The time of the year of course has guided us in our choice for the 
challenge for the month of October - I Put A Spell On You - Halloween
Please pop and dcheck out what the Design Team have created. 
I made an octagonal easel card. Used Distress inks to colour the front, 
stamped branches, the house and ghouls. Splattered water for atmosphere. 
Glitter touches here and there. Spider's webs, bats, and a large pumpkin. 
All of the stamps, except the branch were from Tandastamps, sadly no longer in business. 
The branch is from Sheena Douglas - Pinescape stamps.  
 Have fun everyone. 
For those who do enjoy Halloween I'm hoping you all have a super spooky time.

Friday 14 October 2016

Quick and Simple

Hi, thanks for popping by, hope you enjoy your visit.
Today begins a two week challenge at 
For the letter Q - we have Quick and Simple
For my card I made a 6" x 4" white card.
Patted 3 Distress inks onto a rectangle acrylic block.
Sprayed with water,  stamped the colours onto the page.
Allowed to partly dry, then used a heat tool to completely dry.
Stamped Lavinia toadstool houses with Versafine ink, 
directly into the coloured area.
Stamped Lavinia fairy at the top. 
Drew around the rectangle twice with a Micron Pen. 
Created - Just a Note. 
Total time spent once all materials were gathered together.
11 minutes.- that's quick for me and this is simple, give it a try
if you haven't used this technique before. 

Thursday 13 October 2016

Use At Least One Die

Hello, many thanks for your visit to my blog.
Today begins a two week challenge at
Aly has chosen an interesting challenge
Use At Least One Die.
Please pop over to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I have used a 6" scallop edge white card. 
Papers used are from a Kanban pad - In The Garden
The flowers and scrolls are all Marianne Dies.
The main image is a Saturated Canary stamp - 
she is called Gothica. I coloured her with Promarkers,
to match the colours of the papers. 

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Country Living

Hi everyone, I have been trying to get a card made for this challenge 
for over a week, I knew for days what I wanted to do. At last my task is complete.
Over at CD Sunday Challenges their challenge which will end on Sunday
16th October after two weeks, is  a great choice.
For my entry, I made a 7 " scallop edge card.
All the papers and main Thelwell image are from a 
Crafter's Companion Inspiration #6 Thelwell  CD
I have added Black card for matting, a rosette from Do Crafts
and a sentiment from another CD - not sure which. I have a box
with spare sentiments from many printed and not needed, which I use 
wherever I can.  I chose this topper because it so reminds me of when
as youngster I went to many County fairs with my family. 
Thanks again ladies, for a wonderful challenge. 

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time Flies

Hello, thanks for your visit. I would love you to leave a comment.
Today sees the start of a week long challenge at
Cardz 4 Guyz
We are all probably feeling this at the moment - of how
Please pop to the blog to see the DT inspirational creations.
Thinking of time - I thought of a clock - most clocks are round - SO
I made a circular card.
Background paper and card candi from my stash. 
Stamps used - Stampendous Time Flies clock and sentiment.
So Crafts Chronology set free with a magazine.

Monday 10 October 2016

Photo Inspiration

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new two weekly challenge
at  Make My Monday.  We have for you a 
Photo Inspiration challenge.
Please check out how the DT were inspired with this photo.

 The amazing thing about Photo challenges is we can all see
something different, we can all be guided by what materials we have.
For my card, I used a black card to mat the main image.
I used TH Distress Inks Barn Door, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogony.
Stamped with Versafine Black ink. 
Stamps-  one of my mot favourite Inkylicious Poppy Lea.
Fern stamp at the top of card - Pinescape by Sheena Douglass. 

Saturday 8 October 2016

Black Magic

Hello again, thanks for popping by.
Today is the start of a two week challenge at Fantasy Stampers, 
where your entry must be created by using an actual stamp.
Sorry but digi stamps are not accepted. The aim being to encourage
folk to get out their stamps or to at least havae a go with stamps.
Please pop over to see the wonderful samples from the design team.
The challenge is BLACK MAGIC
This is an actual technique used in stamping, which can give some
amazing results which is actually so simple to achieve.
Here is a Gina K You Tube  video which explains all.
Sadly my white ink wasn't juicy enough, so I slighly cheated by stamping
with Versamark and embossing with white detailed powder from Stampendous. 
The stamp I used is Meadow Flowers from Woodware.
I used ordinary coloured wax pencils and a Sakura white gel pen for the dots. 
I hope you have a go with this technique, one I certainly will be doing again. 

Fancy Folds

Hi, thanks for your visit.
Today is the start of a new challenge at My Time To Craft ( MTTC)
The challenge is ---- Fancy Folds
Please pop over to see the DT's creations.
I  made an easel card using papers and images, decoupaged, from a CD.
Fabulous Teas and Cakes by The House of Zandra
I love these whimsical designs and colours.
I added a few jewels to decorate. 
Have fun - there are so many fancy folds to choose from. 

Tuesday 4 October 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy my card.
Today starts a new weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
Helen has chosen a one with lots of possibilities.
The Design Team have some wonderful creations, why don't you
pop over and take a look. We would love for you to join in.
I had great fun creating my card.
White scallop card, Kraft card, Spellbinders Round Dies.
Distress inks, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain.
Promarkers for the leaves and acorns.
Stamp set by Sheena Douglass -Little Acorn

Sunday 2 October 2016

Show me a Snowman

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog.
It being the beginning of the month over at Sparkles Chrismas Challenges
it is time for our new monthly challenge. It was my time to choose,
I so love snowmen, stamps, images and even in real life so, no surprise
Show Me A Snowman
is the challenge for October. Please pop and check out the wonderful
inspirational creations by the Design Team.
For my card, rather than stamping a card as I normally do, I decided to
create my card using a CD, to hopefully encourage newbies or 
experienced card makers who like to use CDs. Many of us do.
So for my card - all the papers and decouaged images were
printed from a La Pashe CD - The Best of 2012.
Additional elements are labels stamped with LOTV Christmas Tags.
Die Cut of Merry Christmas - a freebie with a magazine. 
Card Candi - and of course a Glue pen and lots of glitter.