Tuesday 31 January 2017

Something Beginning with Letter 'C'

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today begins a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
As it is the fifth Tuesday in the month we have a regular
choice of Something Beginning with 
this time round we are looking for
Something Beginning with the letter'C'.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous
variety of creative talent by the  design team.
As you can see I have chosen Cricket - a sport less known
in the US but in the UK in the summertime,  it is very popular,
Papers from my stash- black card to mat.
Spellbinders large oval die. - All stamps from a set by
Craft UK Sports Collection. - Have fun.

Saturday 28 January 2017


Hello again, today begins a new  two weekly challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC) which is 
You can make any project which includes feathers, the Design Team have
created some wonderful inspiration for you, Hope you pop over to see them.
As soon as I saw the Hobby Art stamps on a recent TV show on Hochanda, 
I just had to have them. Funky Floral and Funky Bird.
I have paper pieced the bird and the flowers, using Trimcraft - A Beautiful Life. 
 I have so many more ideas , I've got a few made already for future challenges. 
Hope you take part and enjoy the challenge.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

A Shaped Card

Hello again, thanks for your visit. 
Today is the beginning of a weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Cyndi has chosen 
A Shaped Card
The Design Team have some fabulous cards to inspire you.
Please pop to the blog and check out the cards and details.
I built my card around a label shaped card.
Papers used are from a pad from The Range  - Beach Life.
The boy stamp - Just For You by Just Inklined 
Kraft card - Oval die used. -  Promarkers to colour.
Card candi - greeting from stash.

Monday 23 January 2017

Black, White with a Spot of Red

Hello, hope your feeling well, safe and comfortable. 
Today is the start of a two week challenge at Make My Monday. 
Amy has chosen another interesting one for us. I am sure it will be popular.
Black,  White with a Spot of Red.
The Design Team have produced some wonderful inspiration, 
please pop over to see them and to  check out the challenge.
I recently bought a few of the mini Santoro Gorguss stamps, 
I decided this was a good challenge to try one out.
The card is a 6" square scallop edged.
Papers are from dovecraft back to Basics Monochrome. 
The stamp Santoro Mini Gorguss - The Scarf.
Dies - Greeting and Marianne Oval -  Embellished with a Debonair Flower. 

Friday 20 January 2017

Winter Walk

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today starts a new two week's
challenge at Alphabet Challenges.   It was my turn to choose the 
challenge for the letter W - so I have chosen
Winter Walk
Please pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have been up to.
For my card, I made a C6 - 6 x 4 in. 
The decorated panel 5 x 2.5 in. matted onto a piece of black card.
I always enjoy creating scenes with stamps.
The sheep are by Stamp Addicts.
The remainder of stamps -5 in all - are by Hobby Art stamps. 
The birds are hand drawn , my only artistic skill.
Coloured with Promarkers, glue pen and Glamour Dust added for the snow,
I am hoping I don't see this amount of snow on my Winter Walks.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Make It Male

Hello again, my card for today is for the challenge at
CD Sunday Challenges for Make It Male.
A 7inch square scallop edge card.
Papers and invertage topper from CD - The Card Hut 
Mimic Creations.
It's ages since I made an invertage card, this will suit most of the
male members of my family. 
In Memory of  Nigel Lamden (Card Creations Plus+ Founder) 
he will be a sad loss to our crafting world, for his creations
and iniative card crafting CDs. A true crafting gentleman,  RIP - Nigel. 

Movie Madness

Hello everyone, today is the start of a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz - Amy has chosen for us Movie Madness.
Please pop over to the blog to check out more details of
the challenge and of course to see the amazing,
imaginative creations from the wonderful Design Team.
My card is a memory of Walt Disney's  version of  
Hans Christian Anderson's  --- The Little Mermaid.
I had such fun messing about to create the background, using my 
Distress Inks. The mermaid stamp is by Stampendous.
The underwater foliage and octopus are from a set of stamps
bought at a Craft Fair from a £1 tub. I used Promarkers to colour,
along with Sparkles for the tail and hair. 
Can't wait to see your Movie Madness interpretations. 
Entered into the DT Call at thefairyandthe unicornchallenge
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with Something new - new stamps
as above the octopus and underwater foliage.
Inkychicks - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dollies - Anything Goes

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Triple Mat Technique

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge
at Cardz 4 Guyz - Sue has chosen a technique for us. If your not sure 
about this you can find all the informtion and help here.
Triple Mat Technique
The Design Team have again blown me away, they have so many
different variations of the same theme, they are bound to inspire you.
For my card, I followed the above link, I used a nautical theme, with 
stamps from varied sources.
Stamps used - Sweet Dixie - Lighthouse Set
Tandastamps ( no longer with us) Pirates Set 2.
Creative Expressions Travel Set 1.
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky and Broken China
Twine and a fish charm added. 

Sunday 15 January 2017

Thank You

Hi everyone, hope your keeping warm in the UK.  We had a few flurries 
of snow yesterday but thankfully all gone today, but it is still
bitterly cold. Why do we British always give a weather report? LOL
Today starts another challenge at Sparkles Monthly, chosen by Babs.
In January, we may need to say these two words more than the rest of the year.
Thank You
The Design Team have some super inspirational cards, please go see.
For my card, I have used a really old stamp from Elusive Images
- now Chocolate Baroque. I don't bother making new year's resolutions, 
because I just don't keep them, but I am determined during 2017 to
look at my current stamps and use them wherever I can. 
Kraft card, black card. Memento Black ink. 
Stamp Snowdrop - coloured with Promarkers and a White Sakura pen.
White detailed Embossing Powder from Stampendous.

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Challenge #152 Happy Birthday- We are 3

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. today is the start of a weekly 
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. I can't believe how fast the years
pass us by. The challenge is simply 
Happy Birthday
to celebrate it is 3 years since  I created the challenge 
blog, I was so excited and nervous then, but I am also now a 
very happy blogger for we are still up and running and 
fingers crossed still seem to appeal to many. 
Making cards for guyz isn't that hard you know.
Please check out the blog to see the super cards from the
amazingly talented Design Team, who rock, they are 
a part of the success we have had over the past years. 
The players are so important in our success story, so I hope you will
continue to support us. 
For my card. I made a 5" sq. scallop edge card.
The dark grey card used for matting the papers and image are 
from a gorgeous 12 x 12 DCWV Textured Neutrals card stack.
The paper is from Papermania Mr. Mister papercraft kit.
The stamp is Owls by Little Claire, coloured with Promarkers.
I decoupaged the middle owl. 
I have added a #3 numeral to the card, to celebrate our birthday. 
Sorry this is so long but it is a special day for me. 

Monday 9 January 2017

A Winter's Walk

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. My best wishes to you
for the new year of 2017, for a happy and healthy year ahead. 
Today is the start of a new two weekly challenge over at
I, Caz, have chosen for the first challenge of the year -
A Winter's Walk
Hopefully wherever we are let us hope we don't have to 
cope with such a snowy scene as on the card above. 
Please do visit the challenge blog to see the wonderful 
inspirational ideas from the Design Team. 
My card is a white scallop edge card.
All the papers and images are from a CD
A Winter's Walk In the Countryside - original artwork by Betty Davies.
The background card is from a wonderful new 12 x 12 DCWV stack
Textured Neutrals. 

Sunday 8 January 2017

Something New

Hi everyone, wishing you all a very happy and hopefully a healthy
new year. Today I am entering my card into the current challenge 
at CD Sunday Challenges,  the challenge is .......
The DT have produced some wonderful inspirtion.
My card is a white scallop edge card.
All the papers and images are from a CD
A Winter's Walk In the Countryside - original artwork by Betty Davies.
The two mats on the  card are from a wonderful NEW 12 x 12 DCWV stack
Textured Neutrals. This being my new item.

Friday 6 January 2017

V is for Violet

Hello, thanks for your visit, I greatly appreciate any comments.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we are returning from our 
seasonal break with a colour or it could even be a theme challenge, 
chosen by Amy -  V is for Violet .
Please pop and see the wonderful ideas from the Design Team.
I have decorated my card using papers from a CD.
Kraftyhands - Romantique Collection. 
Additional features are the violet card for matting and background,
also the violet gems on 4 corners. 
Thanks, hope you enjoy and maybe even join in the challenge. 

Thursday 5 January 2017


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I appreciate your visit.
Today starts a new two weekly challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz.
Aly in the Netherlands has chosen for us - ATC'S
The Design Team have once again excelled and produced some
amazing and wonderfully inspirational artwork, please pop over
to check out their little wonders. 
I have chosen 3 non related ATC's which I have recently made
for a Facebook  9 piece swap, these being my own. 
I have used varied TH Distress inks. varied stamps, also on the third card
I even used gold embossing powder for the fireworks display. 
I have adored ATCs for many years and love to have challenges,
whether they be of themes, colour or techniques. They are so useful
to try new techniques and stamps. I do hope if you haven't had a go
give it a try and share your little pieces of art with us. 

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Up, Up and Away

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog and a happy new year to you.
Today is the start of a new weekly challenge at Cardz  Guyz.
Joan has chosen for us, Up, Up and Away. 
The Design Team have presented some amazing inspiration.
Why don't you pop over to see their cards.
I matted my design onto a piece of card, matted onto a white
scallop edge card. 
The stamp is Kite Flying by Papermania-Do Crafts.
I coloured the image with Promarkers. 

Sunday 1 January 2017

Lots of Glitter

First let me say a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my visitors.
Today being the 1st of the month sees the first of our monthly 
Christmas challenges for 2017 at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. 
I know Christmas has just passed but just think, playing along each month
 could be to your advantage and if like me, it's fun time.
We are starting the year with the choice from one of our DT - 
Pat G has chosen 
A wonderful time to play with the glitter before you put them away. 
Please pop over to check out the wonderful creations from the DT.
To create the border, I added double sided tape around the 
stamped sheet and patted on red glitter.
The stamps I used were free with a magazine a few years ago.
I added  gold glitter to the baubles.
The red and gold bauble was added with 3d foam (dimensionals)
The strands are peel offs.
What fun I had. I don't normally use a lot of glitter, thanks Pat G.