Tuesday 30 May 2017

Challenge # 7 Anything Goes Christmas

Hello everyone, hope you are well, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge for the next two weeks at
The Holly and The Ivy Challenge Blog.  As always the challenge is
Anything Goes - Christmas. 
Please pop over and check out the DT cards for Christmas. 
I have a white scallop edge card, randomly stamped in Broken China with a 
very small snowflake stamp. 
The oval panel is a stamp from a few years ago, by Katy Sue Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers, scattered with glitter for the snow highlights. 
Go on treat yourself to making a card for the Festive season. 

Monday 29 May 2017

Victorian Romance

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday
we are starting a new challenge,  for the next two weeks we have
Victorian Romance
Please pop and see the creations of the DT, to be inspired.
For my card, I used a Kraft card. The papers are from a 
Kraftyhands CD - The Romantique Collection.
I stamped my own topper, with an favourite Inkadinkado
stamp, coloured with Promarkers.
Additional elements being two gorgeous buttons and some
old cream lace.  Have fun.

Friday 26 May 2017

F is for Feathered Friends

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Alphabet Challenges 
our new challenge begins  for the next two weeks -
F - is for Feathered Friends
Check out the blog to see the ideas from the DT.
I thought this would be a little different from a card.
I have recently made these six inchies for a swap. I coloured the
1 inch squares with several Distress Inks. Stamped and heat embossed
each of the stamps which are by Inkadinkado.
Have fun with your Feathered Friends.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Inspired by a Song

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. Today we are starting
a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz   chosen by me.
Inspired by A Song
The DT always seem to create amazing projects, please go to see their
achievements, they are so individual and varied.
I was inspired by the Michael Buble song -
Babe - You've Got What It Takes.
This is a 7" sq scallop edge card. Matted with paper which
hopefully matches her dress.
The background papers, embellished flowers and topper are
all from a CD - Crafty Sentiments  Designs - Here Come The Girls -
Creative Crafting World.
Additional pearls added.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Your Favourite Colour Combo

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today begins the new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
Helen has chosen 
Your Favourite Colour Combo
Please check out the DT inspiration on the blog.
My favourite colour combo, depends upon the time of the 
year, who the card is for and other factors. One being for this card,
is I have been ill for the past three weeks, not able to create with
my stamps, which I do prefer, but at times of need, I do like making
easier cards with toppers etc from paper kits. Lord knows I have
plenty and they are so very useful for quick and easy cards. 
I do hope even this type of card can inspire.
The topper is from a kit from Creative Crafting World of
artwork by Pollyanna Pickering. Papers and card are from my stash.

Saturday 20 May 2017

Sketch at MTTC

Hello, thanks for your visit, so many visits, I greatly
appreciate every one, statistics show amazing numbers, but 
you are all so shy on leaving any comments, 
I would be thrilled to hear from  you.
Today is the start of a Sketch challenge at 
All you need to do is follow the sketch design above, if you
go and check out at the blog you will be thrilled to see so many
variations of this simple sketch. Have fun.
My card has a die cut circle, the butterfly is from a set -
Butterfly Flourish by Little Claire Designs. 
The flowers are stamped and fussy cut - from The Works stamps. 

Tuesday 16 May 2017

#6 Anything Goes Christmas

Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at 
Anything Goes - Christmas  #6
Please check out the DT fabulous works of art.
I love blue, white and silver for Christmas cards.
Silver mirri card background mat, Background paper from
Pure Frozen paper pad from Poundland, gorgeous paper pads 
for just £1 amazing. I love them all. 
Oval Spellbinders and greeting dies. Crystal gems,
The stamp of Snowmen is from Woodware. 
Coloured with Promarkers, glitter and fluffy stuff. 

Monday 15 May 2017

Four or More Legs

Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge
over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Jacky has chosen for us 
Four Or More Legs. 
Why don't you take a look to see the wonderful creations from the DT.
I recently was thrilled to join the Design Team for Little Claire Designs.
The above two cards were made for their recent TV appearance
on Hochanda Sky 663, Freeview 85. 
Please allow my indulgence to show you them for this challenge. 
The stamps of the cats and the dog are from a set of 6 animals, each 
with a lovely small sentiment. 
The tag is Kraft card, decorated with LC papers.
The dog card is a round card from Kanban.,
All papers from my stash. I paper pieced the dogs.
I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Sugar and Spice

Hello, at Make My Monday we have a new challenge chosen by Emma
Sugar and Spice.
Why don't you check it out and see the DT creations.
I found the topper with Sugar and Spice in my stash which
inspired my ideas of colour and design.
Papers are from my stash. The flowers are stamps/dies from The Works.
The doily is a die from Dreamees Designs.
The stamp is from Crafty Sentiments.
Coloured with Promarkers.

Friday 12 May 2017

E is for Enchanted Creatures

Hello, thanks for your visit, it really does cheer me up, knowing I'm not 
talking to myself with my posts. 
Today at Alphabet Challenges we are looking at the letter E - 
our challenge is Enchanted Creatures, chosen by Lesley.
Please check out the amazing cards from the Design Team.
I have made a card using papers from a pad by Papermania, 
The doily is from a Dreamees die.
The fairy is a freebie digi stamp, I love her attitude, so typical.
The flowers, leaves and butterfly are all stamps and dies from
The Works - they are such a good price,  if you see them , buy them
you won't regret it.  I used Promarkers to colour and added pearl gems. 

Thursday 11 May 2017

Add Some Texture

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz., chosen by Sian we want you to 
Add Some Texture
I have painted and decorated an MDF door hanger, using
stamps, paint, Distress inks, torn distressed papers and card.
Added Frantage gold mixed embossing powder, stamped 
and created a flower. Added lace and gems. 

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Jungle Fun

Hi, today we start a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Amy has chosen Jungle Fun. 
Starting with this challenge for over the summer period we
are changing from a weekly to a two weekly challenge blog. 
The DT have created some fabuous ideas of being in the jungle.
Why don't you take a peek on the blog.
I made my card from a decoupage kit. I added
several of my own twists.  The background papers 
and the leaves and the words  are from my stash.
I added a wobbly spring to the head, which is great fun for 
kids (and me) I have been flicking the head regularly. 
Have fun. I did!

Saturday 6 May 2017

For The Men In Our Lives

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge
Our challenge is ........
For the Men In Our Lives
Please check out the challenge blog to see the ideas of the DT.
For my card, I rarely do sports cards for men, but I love
this stamp from Katy Sue Designs, which is no longer made.
A simple card, but I feel very effective.
Background papers are from Crafter's Companions -
actually they are Downtown Abbey Papers.
I coloured the rugby players stamp with Promarkers.
Die cut the greeting. Have fun and stay well. 

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Anything Goes- Christmas #5

Hello, me again, hope you enjoy your visit. Today begins 
a new two weekly challenge at 
Please visit to check out the wonderul inspiration from the DT
I have used a Kraft coloured card, with Kraft design papers from
LOTV. The stamp is also from LOTV - The Perfect Snowman.
I coloured it with Promarkers, and of course glitter was sprinkled 
here and there. Embellishments are crystal gems and a super pom-pom
ribbon and several cut off pom-poms to make snowballs,
Have fun everyone. 

Inspired by a Film, a book or a song

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today sees the
start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
The challenge is ..............
Inspired by a Film, a Book or a Song.
Please check out the blog for the inspiration from the DT.
I have made a DL card, it's ages since I made one.
Matted onto black card, a peice of green paper from a 
pad in my stash. All the stamps on the card are from an
out of prodution set of Flippen Men the Footballer, by La Pashe.
I used Ptromarkers to colour.
We do need to know the title of your inspiration, have fun. 

Monday 1 May 2017

May Flowers

Hello again, thanks for popping by to visit.
Today begins a new challenge at Make My Monday. 
Sue has chosen a lovely challenge for us,
May Flowers
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the lovely
inspirational cards from the Design Team.
My card is a 6" sq scallop edge card. 
A purple mat, a white large dot embossed sheet. 
The flowers are stamps from  a die and stamp set from
The Works. Coloured with Promarkers with a little glitter added.
The leaves are from the same supplier. 
Spotted lilac ribbon added. 
I enjoyed making this card, it took a little time but I think
it was worth it. ~The pleasure is in making them after all. 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
Joan has chosen for us 
The DT have some amazing inspiration on the blog.
Why don't you pop over and take a peek.
My card is a 5 x 7 inches white card. The background is 
brown paper, the snowflake stamps by Sheena Douglass, were 
heat embossed with white detail powder. 
Pearls added to the centres.
A greeting added on a white strip of card. Lace and ribbon added.