Friday 29 September 2017

O is for Oval

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today is the beginning of a two
week challenge at Alphabet Challenge. We are already up to the 
it is an old but a favourite stamp of mine. 
Coloured with Promarkers with of course a generous
sprinkling of glitter here and there.
The greeting stamp is by Crafter's Companions. 
Have fun, don't forget to pop back to see what else I have been doing.

Anything Christmas Goes at Winter Wonderland

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today at Winter Wonderland
our challenge is Anything  Christmas Goes.
We are looking forward to seeing your Christmas card designs.
We are so lucky to be sponsored with this challenge by 

The lucky winner will be able to choose 2 free digis from the shop
It would be a shame to miss the lovely creations by the DT, who
were kindly supplied with digi stamps from our sponsors.
I have used the Christmas Penguins, coloured the digi with
Promarkers. With lots of glitter adding sparkle.
Don't you just love those snowballs dangling on the card.
Have fun. 

Thursday 28 September 2017


Hello, today over at Cardz 4 Galz, Sian has chosen
for our challenge - Dragonflies.
The DT have again excelled with their wonderful designs,
it would be a shame not to pop over to see them.
For my card, I decided to try, for a change, to be rather 
clean in my design.
I masked two sides of my card, leaving the centre to work on.
I started blending DI from the bottom to the top, 
a few shades of lemon, yellow, green, grey, ending with 
Hickory Smoke.
Both Dragonflies are stamps from a set bySheena Douglass,
stamped with Versafine black ink.
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companions. 

Tuesday 26 September 2017


Hi, today we begin a new challenge over on Cardz 4 Guyz.
Sue from the Design Team has chosen for us to play with
Please take a look at the blog the DT have again made some
fabulous cards to inspire you.
My card is actually a postcard, which I made for a postcard
swap. The stamp is from Michael Powell of the lighthouse
and buildings. I coloured it all with pencils to give
a softer look. The words on ethe edges were created
with my computer  ----
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside. 
I hoep you enjoy the challenge. 

Saturday 23 September 2017

Die Cuts Only

Hi, I hope your safe and well wherever you may be.
Parts of the world are suffering so much with the disasterous
weather conditions. 
Today at My Time To Craft Mags has chosen for us 
Die Cuts Only
Please pop over to see the inspiration from the DT.
I was inspired by a similar card I saw on Pinterest.
I don't have fancy shaped dies, I am a stamper, but
I do have lots of shaped dies, for matting and adding layers.
Hence my very geometrical diesigned card.
I recently bought a set of nesting square dies, this is
the result of my playtime. Hope you like it. 

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Anything Goes #15 -Christmas

Hello, thanks for popping by. Today at 
is #15 Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas
Please pop to the blog to check out the DT work, there are some
amazing and beautiful inspirational cards for Christmas.
I have used a round scallop edge card. Using round dies have 
created a silver mirri and blue sky with snow layers.
The main image and sentiment are adorable stamps from
coloured with Promarkers and DI Broken China. 
Looking forward to seeing your card entries.

Monday 18 September 2017

Autumn Colours

Hello, sending my love and best wishes to all my crafty
friends in Texas and Florida following the dreadful weather
conditions they have suffered over the last few weeks. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. 
Sue has chosen Autumn Colours - we in the UK are at the
beginning of our Autumn season, it is already colder and 
it gets dark so early. The Autumn colours bring an extra warmth.
Please pop and see the designs from the DT, they again have 
some wonderful inspiration for you to see.
I kept my card simple, several layers, of black and orange,
 to accent the main stamped image, which is a stunning
wooden stamp I recently bought for £1 at a craft event.
When I started stamping it was mostly with wooden stamps,
I still love them and like to rescue some of the good old ones
when I get a chance.  The only information on the stamp is
it is American. 
I have coloured the fruity Autumnal wreath with Promarkers. 
Have fun using your beautiful colours for the Autumn. 

Thursday 14 September 2017

Welcome Little Baby

Hello, hope you are well and thanks for your visit.
Today at Cardz 4 Galz we begin a new challenge.
Maryvonne in France has chosen for us
Welcome Little Baby (Girl)
The DT have some great ideas, why don't you pop over?
Instead of a card I have reversed a canvas board, used
pretty gingham and plain papers, adding some  Baby Girl ribbon.
All of course in shades of pink.
The adorable central image is from a stamp by
Little Claire Designs, coloured with Promarkers. 

Tuesday 12 September 2017


Hello, I hope you are well, I am much improved though still not
yet 100% Thank goodness for antibiotics.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz chosen by Helen.
Challenge # 178 - Nature
Please take a look at the super designs from the team.
I created the background using three Distress Inks.
The square negative silhouette stamp is from Imagination Crafts.
Matted and layered onto toning papers, black and then Kraft card.
I do hope you like my take on Nature. 

Saturday 9 September 2017

Under the Sea

hello everyone, hope your well and enjoying crafting.
Today begins a new challenge at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
Pat has chosen for the challenge Under The Sea.
Please take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the DT.
I made a postcard, something different. The background was 
reated witht he water technique using Distress Inks.
The stamp, all you see is one I bought from a £1 sale bin,
I believe it was from Dimensions Fourth ( no longer in business)
Coloured with Promarkers, white gel pen and Glossy Accents.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Anything Goes Christmas # 14

Hello, hope you are well, and welcome to my blog.
Today at The Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenges  blog
we have a new challenge which as always is --
Anything Goes (Must be Christmas)
Please  do go to the blog for details and to see the amazing
contributions from the Design Team.
My card today was made for the last TV Hochanda airing
for Little Claire Design stamps. 
I made a tent card which folds flat for postage.,
The centre panel shows the fun stamp of hedgehogs
decorating their ladder tree. Coloured with Promrkers.
Have fun and take care of you and yours. xx

Monday 4 September 2017

Something For a Child

Hi, to all my visitors, shy you may be, for I have more visitors than comments.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Silvi has chosen a lovely challenge =
Something For a Child - it can be any handmade project
Please check out the wonderful DT creations.
I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
The stamps used are by Craftyscrappers - Magical birthday set.
They are such cute dragons, I love them.
The dragons are coloured with Promarkers.
The die cut holes sheet is adhered with silicone glue to the 
blue glitter sheet.  Hope you like my card. Have fun. 

Friday 1 September 2017

Christmas Animals

Hello everyone, here we are the beginning of another month, so the beginning
of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. This month - September
I ahve chosen for the challenge - Christmas Animals. 
The Design Team have had great fun with this one, so please do go to see them.
I used a Kraft card, covered with papers from my stash from Creative Crafting World. 
The stamp is by Katy Sue Designs, Tall Tails the Reindeer.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Gold mirri card and Card Candi added to the design. 

Dots and Stripes

Hello, here we are ther 1st of September, don't the months go by fast?
Time for a new two weekly challenge at Winter Wonderland.
The challenge is Dots and Stripes (Christmas related).
We have a lovely Sponsor for this challenge: 


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PRIZE - 3 images of the winner's choice

For my card I chose the Snowman Candy image, which I coloured 
with Promarkers and of course a sprinkling of glitter.
I used a dottty embossing folder for the background - Dots
Die cuts from Marianne Dies- Spellbinder Dies.
I hope you have fun over the next two weeks. 

M - Make Your Mark

Today begins a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges
Julie has chosen for the letter M - Make Your Mark.
We are looking for you to get out your pens, pencils, paint brushes etc. 
Please pop over to check out the DT inspiration.
I have made a Kraft card with an Autumn type background paper.
The stamps I used are from Hobby Art - Farmhouse Scene It set.
I stamped with Archival Sepia, then coloured with a few 
brown water colour pencils. Have you spotted the two pheasants
sitting on the log? Have fun.