Tuesday 31 October 2017

Anything Goes Christmas #18

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Well the clocks went back an hour, 
on Saturday in the UK, I also feel as though the temperature went back
about 10 degrees.  So much frost this morning. Brrhh !! it was cold.
Today we start  a new challenge at The Holly and the Ivy Chrismas Challenges
The challenge is Anything Goes -  Christmas #18
Please check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT. 
For my card - the main image is the gorgeous reindeer from
Woodware stamps, coloured with Promarkers.
The background papers are from a paper pad in my stash.
Greeting stamp by Little Claire Designs. 

Monday 30 October 2017

Anything BUT a card

Hello again, thanks for your visit.
Today we start a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Amy has chosen for the challenge
Anything BUT a card
Please pop over to check out the creations from the DT,
it would be a shame to miss them.
I have had this small chest of 3 drawers for a long time, 
I knew I wanted to paint/deorate it but didn't know until recently
what I wanted to do. All edges are painted with an orange acrylic paint. 
The papers I used are by Graphic 45 -Rare Oddities paper pad.
I adore Graphic 45 and Halloween so they are a perfect combination. 
Thanks for popping by. 

Thursday 26 October 2017

Favourite Flower and Why

Hello, at long last it appears as thought my chest condition has 
resolved and I can now function in a comfortable fashion. Health issues have
been a concern for the past two months,  so pleased to be back crafting
and blogging.
Today we begin a new challenge at  Cardz 4 Galz, Ina G our DT member
in Australia has chosen for us
Favourite Flower and Why? Yes you must tell us why you chose
your particular favourite flower. 
Please take a look at the blog, it seems that Roses are the most
popular choice of the DT, though there are others. 
For my card. I used a background paper from my paper stash.
The stamp I used is a Bluebell from Chocolate Baroque. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
The reason I chose the bluebell, is I love to see them in the pathways
and wooded areas, they smell so lovely and fresh. For me they are the first 
signs of the beginning of Spring. 
I look forward to seeing which flower you have chosen.

Saturday 21 October 2017

Halloween or Cats

Hello again, thanks for popping by.  I hope you are all well and safe
from any inclement weather conditions. Stay indoors and craft.
The challenge for the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
is Halloween or Cats.
Please pop over to the blog to see the amazing ideas from the DT.
I decided on Cats for my DT card.
The tag card, background papers and stamp used are from
Little Claire Designs.
I used a cute  Dinkie stamp of the cats. I used Promarkers to colour the stamp.
Added some lace and a gingham ribbon,
Have fun, please stay safe. 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Anything Goes - Christmas # 17

Hello, welcome to my blog. I do hope you are well.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge blog
as usual the challenge is -~ Anything Goes Christmas # 17
Please pop over to the blog to see the super inspiration from the DT.
For my card, I created a scene with Santa and a few over excited reindeer.
The scene was created using stamps from Katy Sue - The Spirit of Christmas.
I used Promarkers to colour the images. Watercoloured the sky with DI
Stormy Sky. I used Fluffy Stuff on Santa's beart and white fur.
The greeting stamp is from Crafter's Companions.
Thanks again for popping in to see me. 

Sunday 15 October 2017

Autumn Colours

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges our new challenge
has started.  We would like to see Autumn Colours
It would be a shame to miss the lovely works from the DT.
 Please pop over to see their inspirations.
For my card I used a
Kraft scollop  edge card, matted with brown card.
Cream card - blended with Autumnal colour Distress Inks.
Stamps are from Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves were stamped onto 
a piece of card after playing with Brusho powders.
I hope you enjoy playing with your Autumnal Colours.

Friday 13 October 2017

P is for Pumpkins

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at
Alphabet Challenges we have reached the letter P.
Tammy on the DT has chosen for this letter...
Please pop over to check out the DT's creations.
I have used the usual Orange and Black background to
display my design.
The pumpkins and the scarecrow are free digi stamps I found 
on Pinterest. I coloured them all with Promarkers and pencils.
Rather than make it a Halloween card, I thought it was just as
nice to say Happy Autumn - sending this message to you all. 

Thursday 12 October 2017


Hello everyone, I hope you are well and enjouing your crafting.
Today we are statting a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Chris has chosen for us Monochromatic. 
You can use a contrast colour to display your creation, usually this is
either black, white, or a darker or lighter shade of your chosen colour. 
I have chosen orange, I love this colour which is bright and warm.
Plain black and orange cardstock. 
A piece of white card sprayed with mica inks for a background interest.
The stamp is from Woodware Stamps - Cosmos Flowers, as is the
greeting stamp. I used Promarkers and pencils to colour.
Black gems added to the flower centres. 
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Boo! Halloween

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit.  I hope you are well and 
enjoying your crafting.
Today we begin a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Not surprisingly, it being the time of the year we are asking
to see Boo! Halloween entries or if you're not into Halloween
for whatever reasons, we would like to see your 
Autumn Thank You cards. 
Please pop over to see the creations from the DT, it would be a 
shame to have missed them.
For my card, I have aimed for the younger male.
The background consists of DI blending, some ink sprays,
The Whitby Abbey stamp from Crafty Individuals, several stamps from 
within my Halloween collection of stamps. The main character of
Count Dracula is by Crafty Sentiments, coloured with Promarkers.
The main card is black cardstock. The glitter edging is strips of 
double sided tape sprinkled with fine silver glitter
Have fun everyone, take care of you and yours. 

Saturday 7 October 2017


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit.
Today at My Time To Craft we are starting a new
two weekly challenge. We all sadly at some time or 
another we need to send a Sympathy card.
Please see the creations from the DT.
I have made a CAS card, I used a bought
embossed card, where I stamped a lovely simple
grass scene from Stamps Away, an old favourite for when
they did produce stamps. 
Take are and stay well. 

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Anything Goes -Christmas #16

Hi, welcome to my blog, hope you are safe and well.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at 
The challenge as always is 
Anything Goes - Christmas #16
Please pop over to see the fabulous cards from the Design Team.
My card was shown on Hochanda TV a few weeks ago.
The gorgeous stamp and greeting stamp are from Little Claire Designs
For the background, I sprayed shimmery mica green ink on
the green card, added striped paper from my stash.
I added gold braid, greeting and card candi to embellish. 
Have fun, I'm looking forward to seeing your cards.

Monday 2 October 2017

Animal Antics

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Make My Monday. Emma has chosen for the next two weeks,
Animal Antics.
It would be a real shame if you didn't go to see the super antics
created by the design team. 
My small Christmas card has the cutest hedgehogs and
sentiment from  Little Claire Designs
I coloured them with Promarkers. Glitter added around the 
white card, sorry it doesn't stand out in the photo. 
Hope to see your Animal Antics on the MMM blog.