Tuesday 27 June 2017

Anything Goes Christmas # 9

Hi, time for The Holly and the Ivy
Anything Goes Christmas Challenge., held two weekly. 
This will be challenge #9, The DT have some
fabulous cards to inspire you, plesae pop over to see them. 
My card is a tall DL, I used Dreamees papers from their
Simply Christmas CD.
Silver mirri card used to mat the topper and base card.
The stamp is one of my favourite, favourite stamp of all time.
The Snow Buddies by Woodware stamps. 
Coloured with Promarkers and enhanced with glitter.
Also entered into Ikes World Challenges  Challenge #91
Anything Goes with a twist Blue Christmas.

Monday 26 June 2017

Summer Brights

Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Sian has chosen Summer Brights.
The Design Team have again made some wonderful cards, 
please pop over and check them out.
I have used several Distress Inks to create the background.
I love this stamp from Inkylicious - Poppy Lea, which has been
exdtended though you can't tell where it was joined up.
I coloured the flowers with my new Leonie Sparkle Pens.
there is a lot of glitter shining on the card, though it never shows 
when photographed, such a shame. 
The sentiment is by Crafter's Companion. 

Friday 23 June 2017

H is for Hearts

Hello, today we begin our new challenge 
H is for Hearts at Alphabet Challenges
Please check out the lovely ideas from the DT.
 The Black heart was stamped with DI Black Soot, embossed with clear EP. 
The White heart was stamped with Versamark, embossed with Stampendous 
Clear Detail White powder. 
 The lower half of the card embossed with a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
Black ribbon and bow added. 

Thursday 22 June 2017

Sew and Sew

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today we are starting a new
two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, chosen my me,
which is Sew and Sew.     
The DT have some super ideas waiting for you to see.
All the background papers and embellishment pieces are
from a Debbie Moore CD - Haberdashery Shabby Chic.
The two larger corsets are stamps from Creative Expressions-
Vintage Lingerie.
Other embellishments include Crafty Individuals stamped items.
I hope you have fun with your sew and sew project. 

Tuesday 20 June 2017


Hello , thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Jan our regular guest has chosen
We would love for you to join us in this challenge. The DT
had a great time creating inspiration for you, hope you can
take a look at them.
For my card, I decided upon a Christmas card.
I have used white card, with dark blue card for matting.
The beautiful image is the Polar Bear from Little Claire Designs.
I added lots of  small silver stars around the main golden star.
I used Promarkers and Distress Inks to add the colour. 
Have fun, looking forward to seeing your stars. 

Saturday 17 June 2017


Hi, hope your feeling well, in good spirits and busy crafting.
Today begins a two week challenge at My Time To Craft
Monika has chosen  Summertime.
I believe we in the UK are going to have a few days of
summer to look forward to over the next week.
Please check out the blog to see the lovely projects by the DT.
My card was created using print outs from Halcyon Days CD.
Artist Abigail Mills - by Crafter's Companion, 
I have added the bunting. Hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Thursday 15 June 2017

Embossing Heat or Dry

Hi, welcome to my blog, today we begi a new challenge for the
month of June - July 14th at Sparkles Monthy Challenges. 
Silvi in Germany has chosen for us 
Embossing Heat or Dry
Please take a look at the blog, the DT have again excelled.
For my card, I chose to do Heat Embossing.
I embossed with white detailed EP using a Kanban stamp.
Coloured the background with Distress Inks.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Anything Goes Christmas # 8

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. ~Today we begin a new
two weekly challenge at The Holly and The Ivy Challenge Blog
Our challenges are always Anything Goes -Christmas. Have fun.
Please pop over to see the DT's amazing cards for the fesitive season.
For my card, I adore this image of Santa, I found this decoupage sheet
in a sale bin for 10p , wasn't I lucky.  The sentiment hs ben recycled 
from a card I received last year. This card shows you don't have to be 
always creating new products, our older ones still have life in them.
A white card, with red card for the mats, the star paper is from my stash.

Monday 12 June 2017

At the Beach

Hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Today begins a two week challenge at Make My Monday
At The Beach
Please pop over to the blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I have used Kraft card for my base card and to mat the design layer.
For my background I used several Distress Inks on watercolour paper.
I created a line for the horizon and for the edge of the sea and sand,
then watercoloured the three areas. 
I stamped onto the card to give a base for my decoupaged image.
I stamped the image again onto white card and coloured with
Promarkers. I added another bird on the sand and more in the sky.
Birds in the sky - Sweet Desire Lighthouse Set
Birds and wooden stump from Elusive Images as was pre -
 Chocolate Boroque. I used a white pencil for the edge of the sea. 

Friday 9 June 2017

G is for Give Thanks

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new
challenge for the next two weeks at Alphabet Challenges, 
Silvi has chosen - G is for Give Thanks
Sadly we in the UK aren't having good beach weather, but we can always 
think we will soon. Please take a look at the ideas and inspiration 
from the Design Team.
My card - I used pink and white card from my stash.
The floral papers are printed from a kit I bought from
Creative Crafting World. 
I also added the sentiment, gems and lace from my stash.

Thursday 8 June 2017


Hello again, seems a while since I added a card. Today
we begin our new  challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Amy has chosen - Graduation.
Please take a look at the DT's inspirational creations.
I have kept mine fairly CAS I love the combination of
Black and cream. 
I have a cream card, black mats.  Cream embossed mats, 
from using an Embossing folder. 
The motor board is from a freebie template on Pinterest.
The scroll certificate is stamped - Sheena Douglass - The Quest.
Congratulations - a stamp I've had for ever. 
Addition of 3 clear star gems. 

Saturday 3 June 2017

Down on the Farm

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge
at MTTC (My Time To Craft)  Suzanne has chosen
Down On the Farm
Check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I have made a 7" square scallop edge card, using papers and
toppers from a Pollyanna Pickering Topper kit and a paper kit, 
all available from Creative Crafting World.
So many folk just love pigs, so I'm sure this will be appreciated. 

Thursday 1 June 2017

Use Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Hello again, thanks for your visit. We begin a new
challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges today.
Helen has challenged us to 
Use Non -Traditional Christmas Colours
I have used Kraft card for the main card and 
for the stamped area.
Dark brown to mat the main created area.
I heat embossed a Kanban stamp with white detailed
 embossing powder. I repeated part of the stamp on the left side.
Added a stamped Dreamees greeting circle.