Friday 28 September 2018

N is for Nature

Hello, it's me again. Today we are returning to 
Alphabet Challenge to the letter N - which is
We are looking forward to seeing anything from the 
natural world, be it  flora, fauna, feathers or fur.
Please visit us to see the creations by the DT.
I decorated an MDF tag, painted with acrylic paints.
I cut panels of mount board, painted and stuck to the MDF.
Stamped buterflies, onto coloured papers. 
Added words and wooden hearts. 
Fastened with pretty ribbons. 

Thursday 27 September 2018

What's New

Hello again,  today the new challenge is at
The theme, for the next two weeks, chosen by me, is
What's New?
Please pop over to see the creations by the DT and for the details. 
My card is 7" sq. which is a recently introduced, new card size.
Matted with pink card.
The sentiment and stamped floral arrangement is a 
new stamp set - called Made with Love.
Made by Stamps By Me - which is September's
Member's Gift from Create and Craft TV 
all it cost was the postage.
Coloured with Promarkers and Sparkle Pens by
Crafter's Companion.

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Autumn/Fall Leaves

Hello again, thanks for your visit, I love comments.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at 
Sue has chosen for us a very apt topic
Autumn/ Fall Leaves
Please pop over to the blog to see what the design team have
been up to and to check for the details. 
I coloured a piece of card by blending many autumnal colours.
When dry, I stamped various leaves and some acorns onto the
coloured sheet. They were then fussy cut.
I blended a corner and the edges of a 6" sq card. with
autumnal colours.
The fussy cut leaves were then arranged and glued to one 
corner. The sentiment is by Stamps by Me. 
The leaves are by Sheena Douglass.

Anything Goes Christmas #37

Hello everyone. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
the challenge  is 
Anything Goes Christmas  #37
We hope you visit the blog for the details and to see
the fabulous cards made by the design team.
I have a red 6" card. A gold mirri and paper centre panel.
Two gold glitter stips to decorate.
The stamped image is a snowman from  a set by
Little Claire Designs. 
Coloured with Promarkers and a gold pen. 
Have fun. 

Friday 21 September 2018

Food and Drink

Helo, thanks for your visit. We are starting a new
challenge over on My Time To Craft 
Sam has chosen for us Food and Drink. 
We have moved from a Saturday, very busy folk, 
we hope you will continue to play along with us on
a Friday. Thanks for your continued suppoort.
Please pop ove to the blog to see what the DT have 
creataed to inspire you.
My card is a bought A6 , the image is a stamp
of a wonderful afternoon tea spread by Dovecraft.
The banner and Time For Tea words are stamps
from a set - Time for Tea by Crafters Companion. 
I used Promarkers and Sakura pens to colour.
Makes me want to go out for Afternoon Tea. 

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Inky Backgrounds

Hello again,
Thanks for popping by. Today at Back to Basics and Beyond 
We are interested to see your
Inky Backgrounds.
Please pop  over to the blog to see the details and not to miss
the wonderful ideas and designs by the design team.
We still have open a DT Call, we need a few more to join us.
I used a mixture of Distress Inks by Ranger. These were 
blended , dried, water splashes added and then dried. 
The flower stamp is from Sparkles Garden.
 I decoupaged  the flowers which were coloured with Promarkers
 and Glitter pens by Sakura
Other stamps used are from Fairy Magic. Both sets
are by Crafters Companion. 
Thanks for your visit.

Monday 17 September 2018

Autumn/Fall Colours

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Make My Monday. Meg has chosen for us
Autumn / Fall Colours - I adore these colours, right up my street!
Please pop by on the blog to see the details and of course,
not to miss the creations by the design team,
I made a 6" sq card, matted the main image onto gold mirri.
The main image was sponged with several DI of Autumnal
colours - A little splash of water to create texture.
The main stamps are Fairy Magic  designed by 
Donna Ratcliffe - via Crafters Companion.
I added more colour to images using Zig Colour brushes.
Thanks - leave a message or just say Hi.!

Saturday 15 September 2018

Dies or Punches

Hello, thanks for your visit. For the next month at
Sparkles Monthly Challenges 
our challenge, chosen by Maryvonne is
Dies and or Punches
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the
wonderful inspiration from the DT, as well as 
checking out the challenge.
My card was inspired by a card in the
Hunkydory Cardmaking kit # 7
Embossing with the E.F. included in the kit, I used
Frayed burlap and Vintage Photo to colour the scene.
Using stamps provided I stamped the deckchair and umbrella.
 The hot air balloons were die cut are also in the 
kit mentioned above.
Sentiment from my stash. 

Friday 14 September 2018

M is for Monkey

Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we begin a two week challenge
using the alphabet to guide us.
Janis has chosen for the letter M   - Monkey.
Pop over to the blog for details and to see
the Design Teams' collection of Monkeys.
I stamped leaves, 2nd generation, around the card for
a background.  The topper is a free digi stamp via Pinterest,
which I coloured with Promarkers.
Then matted onto brown and black card.
Have fun - I look forward to seeing your entry.

Thursday 13 September 2018

Thoughts of Fall (Autumn)

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Today we begin a new
two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Amy has chosen
Thoughts of Fall/Autumn
I hope you pop over to the blog to check the details
and of course to see the inspiration from the design team.
I made a 5 x 7 in. card. I first lightly stamped 
the card with several stamps from the set I used.
Using a number of DIs in autumnal colours I blended 
them on an A5 sheet of white card, Sprayed with water, dried
then more ink applied. I then randomly stamped all of the stamps, 
several times from the set by #Sheena Douglass - 
A Little Bit Sketchy - Autumn Leaves.
I fussy cut many of the leaves and acorns, placed them
onto black card, mounted onto gold card.
Finally I stamped a sentiment, matted onto black and gold.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

All At Sea

Hello, here we are again, two blogs today. 
Over at Cardz 4 Guyz we are starting a new challenge
for the next two weeks.  Helen has chosen
All At Sea
If you pop over to the blog, you will find all the details,
plus being able to see the DT's cards for the challenge.
I have made a card for a child, using Woodware's 
'Toot the Tug' stamp, coloured with Promarkers.
The sea has been created by tearing card, two shades of
blue and white for the foam.
Faded Jeans DI used to colour the sky.

Anything Goes Christmas #36

Hello, welcome and thank you for your visit.
we begin for two weeks our new challenge
Anything Goes Christmas #36
Check out the blog for details and to see the DT 's
latest creations to hopefully, inspire you.
I adore all crafty snowmen, real ones too,  so here 
is my latest to add to my Snow People Collection.
By beCreative - Snowy Days.
Greeting coloured with a red Sparkle pen.
Snowman image with Promarkers and Zig Pens
A sprinkle of glitter, of course. bye for now.

Saturday 8 September 2018

Uner The Sea

Hello, hope you are well and thanks for your visit.
Today at My Time To Craft Amy has chosen for the 
two weekly challenge - Under the Sea
The DT have again produced amazing inspiration.
Don't mis out on seeing them, please do pop over.
The background was created using mica watercolour paints.
The fish are all from one stamp by Dimensions Fourth 
(no longer exist). It is an old stamp but very useful
for lots of underwater projects. 
The three larger fish stamps have been decoupaged. 
The seaweed and foilage is a stamp by Crafty Sentiments
Lots of glitter and Glossy Accents added to the fish
and to the bubbles. Hope you enjoy. 

Wednesday 5 September 2018

3D Decoupage

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at 
our new challenge is 
3D Decoupage
Please pop over to the blog for more details.
the Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration.
For my card, I used a 5"sq. scallop edge card.
Gold mirri to mat the two pieces.
Christmas themed paper from my mountain of stash.
The main image is several layers stamped with an 
Imagination Crafts stamp - The Christmas Rose.
Each layer has been lifted with 3d dimensional pads.
Coloured with Promarkers and DI Wild Honey.
The greeting stamp from my stash. 

New York New York

Hello, thanks for visiting me.
I have been experiencing problems with the service
provided by British Telecom, which left me 
without Broadband, talk about stress, thank goodness 
my husband and son were here to help calm me and
basically send me to another room in the house, 
whilst they dealt with BT.
I managed to get a small reprieve to let me get the
blog posted but I was unable to add to my own blog.
I am so happy that now all seems repaired and I am 
happy and free again to cause havoc once again 
in Blogland. So here is my catch up post.
On Monday - Make My Monday's new challenge
New York - New York - began.
Please pop over to check the details and see the 
amazing talented variety for the challenge.
I made a Scrapbook page.
My son, wife and two teenage sons visited 
New York during April this year, so I have started
to create a few pages of their USA visit.
Hope you feel inspired. 

Saturday 1 September 2018

Blue and Gold

Hello again, thanks for popping by. Today begins a new 
challenge for September.  At Sparkles Christmas Challenges
I have chosen for the challenge Blue and Gold.
Please pop to the blog to check for details, please don't
miss the creations by the design team. 
A started with a white 6" sq card.
First matted with non shed gold glitter card.
I matted the main image piece of card onto 
blue glossy  card.
The stamp is Bubble Christmas Tree by Woodware Stamps
which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Added a greeting by Crafter's Companion
The decorative baubles are a varied mixture of 
Card candi, gemstones, peel off waste dots, the large ones 
were coloured with Sparkle Pens by Crafter's Companions.
It took time decorating this particular tree but you know, 
I enjoyed doing it.  (Big smiles)