Friday 30 November 2018


Hello , it's amazing how Christmas comes upon us. 
Thanks for your visit, today we begin a new challenge
 for the next two weeks at  My Time To Craft. 
The challenge is CAS - (Clean and Simple)
One layer only - or stamped direct onto card. 
Please check the blog and see the DT's ideas.
I placed a red and white spotted paper onto my 6" sq. card.
Stamped onto a smaller piece of white card.
I used stamps from a set which came free with the 
magazine Making Cards and Papercraft.
I enjoyed making the scene with Santa, the presents and holly.
Coloured with Promarkers, glitter and a  white gel pen .
The sentiment is from an previous set from a previous magazine., 

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Stamping &Colouring on Vellum

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
We hope you are learning a few new card making designs.
Our challenge for the next two weeks is
Stamping and colouring onto Vellum.
Please check out the blog and the inspirational cards
by the design team. 
I used a Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Floral Crest.
I used Versafine black ink on the front of the vellum, embossed
with clear embossing powder. I wish I had used Versamark and
white embossing powder for a more detailed and cleaner looking result,
 but hey that is for another day.
Flipped it over to the backside and used Promarkers to colour it.
Hope you have a go and enjoy the creation of your card. 

Monday 26 November 2018

Non-Traditional Colours

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new
  challenge  at Make My Monday,
Mia has chosen Non-Traditional Colours
Please check the blog for details and to see the
inspirational cards by the DT.
I used a scallop edged Kraft card, a dark brown mat for
the main stamped image area.
I  heat embossed a Kanban stamp with white detailed
embossing powder. I did repeat part of the stamp on the
left side.
The added sentiment stamp is by Dreamees.

Friday 23 November 2018

R is for Reindeer

Hello, thanks for your visit, today begins a new two week
challenge at Alphabet Challenges,  we are now up to 
R, so we have R is for Reindeer.
Please check out the inspiration by the DT.  The rules are 
easy, please be sure to read them. 
I made a 6" sq card, as usual, papers are by Trimcraft from
a paper pad The Magic of Christmas,.
The image is a free digi stamp via Pinterest.
Coloured with Promarksers and glitter pens. 
A die cut sentiment to complete. Have fun. 

Thursday 22 November 2018


Hello, a busy week, here is another card for the new
challenge starting today for two weeks at Cardz 4 Galz
Wendy on the DT has chosen for Challenge # 85 
Please check out the blog, not to miss the DT inspiration.
My 6" sq card is covered in papers from a Melissa Francis
pastel paper pad.  A deeper pink paper from my stash.
I used an X -Cut punch for the cut through butterlies.
A sentiment verse from Little Claire Designs. 
Pretty pink gems to embellish. 

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Christmas Critters

Hell again, today we begin a new challenge at 
Cardz 4 Guyz - #208 Christmas Critters.
Please check the blog for details and to see the DT 
inspiration, again some wonderful creations from the team.
The sentiment stamp is by Crafter's Companion.
The remainder stamps are by Sheena Douglass
A Little Bit Sketchy - Faith.
Coloured with Promarkers, Zig Brush colours, 
Distress inks and glitter. 

#41 Anything Goes (Christmas)

Hello, here we are again, a new challenge at 
#41 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Check out the blog for details and to see the DT cards.
I made a simple but effective card. Papers are from Trimcraft
paper pad. - The Magic of Christmas.
The stamped image 25 December is by Woodware stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers.  Ribbon and Card Candy added. 

Friday 16 November 2018

Let It Snow

Hello, today at My Time To Craft, Helen has chosen for
our two weekly challenage Let It Snow.
I am hoping it is a while before we see the cold white stuff,
even if  it really looks nice on Christmas cards.
Please visit the blog to see the details and the DT examples.
I used a La Blanche stamp, coloured with Promarkers
and of course lots of glitter to highlight the snow.
The corner stamp is a really old Clarity stamp.
Matterd onto red card, with an oval aperture.
Enjoy , I look forward to seeing your snowy cards. 

Thursday 15 November 2018

Things of Fall/Autumn

Hi, today we begin a new  challenge at  Sparkles Monthly Challenges
Janis chose Things of Fall/Autumn.
The blog has more information with, of course, the delights of
the Design Team inspiration.
I made a small card, approx 4.5"sq. , I stamped the images directly 
in black onto the card.
The stamps are by Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves
I stamped the leaves and acorns onto a prepared sheet of
blended Distress Inks using many autumnal colours.
The leaves and acorns were stamped with Black Versafine.
Clear Embossing powder to  heat emboss.
Additional colour added with Promarkers.
Fussy cut, decoupaged above the stamped image with 
foam pads. Finally the sentiment was added. 
Have fun, thanks for your visit. 

Wednesday 14 November 2018

An Easy Easel Card

Hello again, today at Back to Basics & Beyond
our new two weekly challenge is for you to make 
An Easy Easel Card
Please pop to the blog for details and guidance, to also
see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
My card is based on a 6"sq card. 
The stamped image is by Woodware stamps, coloured
with Sparkle pens and Promarkers. 
The papers are by Trimcraft from within my stash.
Hope you have a go and have fun.

Monday 12 November 2018

Winter Foliage

Hello again, thanks for yoiur visit. Today at Make My Monday
the new challenge for the next two weeks has been chosen by Emma,
Winter Foliage
Please pop over for the details and to see the cards by the DT.
I used a Woodware stamp - Holly Wreath and Sentiment
Painted with watercolour paints and a gold glitter pen,
for around the edges of the holly.
Splash background.  Have fun. 

Friday 9 November 2018

Q is for Quad

Today at Alphabet Challenges we begin with the letter Q.
Q is for Quad
We are looking for 4 of whatever you choose.
Please pop to the blog  to see the details and the DT cards.
I used papers from a paper pad from The Works - Whimsical Pastels.
Beautiful shades of pink, grey and beige.
The quad  stamp is an old wooden favourite of mine - 
 Stamp It -Australia - Lovely Ladies
I lightly coloured the ladies with pencils..
Have fun and enjoy the challenge.

Thursday 8 November 2018


New challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz is Pumpkins
Please check out the blog for details and to see the
DT's inspirational cards.
I used a free download digi stamp from Pinterest. 
I coloured it with Promarkers, a few pencils and the 
background sky is watercoloured.
Have fun, I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Anything Goes (Christmas) #40

Hello again and welcome to my blog.
we begin Challenge #40 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Please pop ovrr to the blog to see the creations of the DT.
My card was created using papers and an image from a
magazine Making Cards and Papercrafts. 
Hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Winter Blues

Hello and welcome ot my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today our new challenge for the next two weeks at
Cardz 4 Guyz was chosen by Sian
Winter Blues
Please check out the blog for details and 
to see the wonderful projects made by the DT.
I used Dreamees papers from Simply Christmas CD
matted onto Silver mirri card
Tags are by LOTV. - Snowflakes -The Works dies.
The image is by Little Claire - coloured with
varied blue Promarkers and pencils.
Of course there is glitter scattered all over.
Have fun. 

Friday 2 November 2018

Sketch Time

Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new challenge
Meena has chosen  Sketch Time. You will find the sketch
and details over on the blog. The DT also have created 
cards to inspire you. 
I flipped the sketch to one side. The papers are from 
Making Cards and Papercraft magazine. 
I will put this card aside for a welcome baby card or maybe
a young birthday celebration.   Have fun

Thursday 1 November 2018

Embossing Heat, Dry or Both

Hello, thanks for your visit, today we begin a new challenge
Our monthly challenge for November was chosen by Debbie
Embossing, Heat, Dry or Both
We look forward to seeing you join us, pop over to the blog for 
details and to see what the DT have created to inspire you.
I used a white straight edge card 6" sq.
A dark blue mat. A white card embossed with snowflakes.
Lightly coloured with DI Broken China. Small peel off 
centres added to the snowflakes.  A stamped and watercolour
painted holly corner. A silouette stamp of Santa and sleigh.
The rooftops section was first heat embossed,
then I  fussy cut and decoupaged the stamp, from
Sheena Douglass - Bah! Humbug Set 1.
Coloured with Promarkers with lots of glitter added. 
Have fun creating, happy crafting.