Thursday 28 February 2019

Oh! Pretty Baby

Recently I was asked by Hunkydory to review their
newly designed magazine Carfting with Hunkdory Issue 45
I was also able to choose a few other products of my own choice.
I was overwhelemed and honoured for this opportunity. It 
isn't my normal genre of card making but I have greatly 
enjoyed making the cards. The magazine and two  little square books 
are so beautiful, full of products and ideas, and of fantastic value
Today I am featuring one of the cards I made from the Little book
called Bundles of Joy.  but first details of today's challenge.
We have a new challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz -
Oh! Pretty Baby
Please pop over to the blog to see the super ideas by the DT.
My card, was created from two pages from the block of papers
by Hunkdory, My Little Book - Bundles of Joy.
Mirri card, die cut with mirri card. 
I fussy cut the heart and flower corner from a sencond sheet.
Have fun, enjoy your crafting. 

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Clean and Simple for the Guyz

Hello everyone, nice to be posting again. Thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Helen has chosen Clean and Simple (CAS)
Please visit the blog to see the few rules and of course
to see what the DT have created to inspire you.
My card is 5" sq with scallop edges from The Works.
The stamp is by LOTV. - "Playing Guitar"
I coloured it with Promarkers.
The greeting stamp is by Anita's
Have fun with your card making. 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Pop up Box

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at 
Back to Basics and Beyond we are challenging you 
to make for Challenge #22 a Pop Up Box.
Please pop over to the blog to see the fabulous
inspiration from the DT. 
The card I have above was first made in May 2014, 
this is when Pop Up Boxes first apperard on You Tube.
I am showing it as a revival of the time. 
The stamped image of the Doctor is Toby by 
Crafty Sentiments, the flowers are all from Sheena Douglass
Floral and Flower Power stamps. The papers are from a pack
made by Sweet Pea. The stars were produced with a
Fiskars punch. I am aiming to provide an up to date
version very soon.  Have fun, they are a lot easier than they look.
Here is a more up to date one I finished today.
All papers and bits and pieces are from a Graphic 45
8" sq pad. of Off To the Races.

Monday 18 February 2019

Make It Krafty

Hello, I hope you are well. The weather at this
 time of the year is not normal,  it's as if spring has 
arrived a few months too early. Nevertheless we
still need to be crafting. Today we have a new challenge
for you starting at Make My Monday.
Being my turn to choose, I chose to use one of my 
favourite mediums in card making.......
Make It Krafty
We need to see you have used Kraft card.
The DT have again provided some fabulous inspiration, 
please pop over to the blog, to see them.
I made a 6" sq scallop edge Kraft card.
I made a panel for the stamp - heat embossed and
then coloured with Promarkers.
Both the flower and sentiment are by Crafty Roo.
I blended Forest Green DT around the edges of the card.
The added pearls in each corner to embellish. 
White dots added randomley with a white gel pen.
Have fun in your crafating.

Friday 15 February 2019

X is for X-tra Bling

Hello, another posting today. 
Today we begin another challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
It's amazing how quickly these Alphabets go round, we 
are already up to the letter X - which was the task of
Diane to choose and we have a super glitzy one.
X is for Xtra Bling
So whatever amount of bling you would normally add we
would love to see more and more. 
The DT have gone glitter - sparkly crazy - having fun.
Please visit the blog to check them out. 
My card is 7" square. The papers and toppers were 
computer printed from a Hunkydory USB #02-
Decadent Days.
Black and silver mirri card used to mount the paper 
and toppers. Crystal gems added around the arch, 
added on other areas. Glitter and more glitter added,
Shame it doesn't show so well. If you click on
the picture to make it larger you may just catch all 
of the bling. 

Include An Animal

Hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you are well.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Jacky has chosen one which provides a huge variety
for you to choose  to create.  Your project is to 
Include An Animal
Please check out the blog, the DT have had fun
creating their cards to inspire you.
My card consists of papers and toppers from a set by
Creative Crafting World  -
The toppers were all hand painted by the amazingly 
talented lady, who sadly is no longer with us --
Pollyanna Pickering.
Have fun creating.

Thursday 14 February 2019


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
challenge at Cardz 4 Galz
Lise Mariann on our DT has chosen 
Please pop over to the blog for more details.
The DT have some wonderful inspiration for you.
My card is made from a card/paper kit I bought  from
a TV shopping channel.
I hope you enjoy the challenge. Have fun.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Wild Animals

Hello everyone, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sue has chosen ---
Wild Animals.
Please pop by the blog to see the few rules and of course
not to miss the super inspiration from the DT.
Lucky for me I found in my stash a sheet of zebras,
waiting to be decoupaged.  I remember buying this 
years ago, just goes to show, all our crafty bits are worth keeping. 
Card and  patterned card are also from my stash. 
Have fun with the Wild Animals.

Friday 8 February 2019

Men Only

Hello, I hope you are well and keeping warm. If you
are affected by snow or severe cold conditions why
don't you say indoors and 'play' with your craft stash?
Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft.
Amy has chosen - Men Only.
Please check out the blog to see the DT's inspiration.
For my 8" card  I sprayed several colours onto the square piece
of white card. I then stamped the background. 
I later added, using 3d foam pads the stamped 
and cut out main image of the skateboarder.
All of the stamps are from Just For Men by 
Crafter's Companion

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Paper Piecing + DT Call

Hello everyone, I hope you are well and keeping warm.
Today we begin a new challenge at a great blog -
#21 Paper Piecing
If you would like to give this a go, pop over to the blog
where there are more details, we also have a DT Call.
The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration.
I made a 7" card. All the papers are from a LOTV paper pad, 
so sad they stopped making these for I love them all. 
The pad I used is a Nitwits Collection - Winter Wishes. 
The stamp is by Woodware Stamps - Cool Dude. 
If it's a technique you haven't tried or it's ages since you did
why not have some fun and interest in making 
something different?

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Anything Goes (Christmas) #44

Hello, for the next month at
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenges we have
Challenge #44 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Please check the blog, the DT would love for you
to see their inspiration.
My card is based on a 6" square white card, 
there are two mats, a fawn and dark green.
The die cut frame was given to me by a craft buddy.
The robin and leaves were on craft kit, I found hidden in 
my stash, it's amazing what you find, long forgotten.
The berries on the hat and of course the robin's red breast
have lots of lovely red glitter. 

Monday 4 February 2019

Red, Pink White

Hello, I hope you are well, thanks for popping by.
Today we begin a new challenge at 
Amy has chosen for the next two weeks
Red, Pink, White
This nicely coincides with Valentine's Day, however
you can colour or use papers for any reason or style.
The choice is yours. Why don't you pop over to the 
blog and check out the inspiration given by the design team.
I am not usually a CAS kinda crafter, but I can manage it
occasionally. Here is one of my rare attempts.
A 5 x 7 scallop edge card. Red background mat.
Hearts die cut with various pieces of red and pink paper.
Die cut from The Works
The sentiment is a stamp by Papermania.

Friday 1 February 2019


Hello again, today being the first of the month, we are starting 
a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Challenge # 97  Poinsettias was chosen by Angela 
Please pop over to see the few details and of course not 
to miss the creations by the Design Team. 
My card was made with papers, a stamp, an embossing folder
 and  images all  in a 
Joanna Sheen Christmas Collection Cardmaking kit. #06
All of the ponsettias on the card were fussy card from one sheet,
decoupaged to add layers and I simply had to sprinkle glitter on them.
The upper picute shows the embossing folder on the inside of the 
gate fold card. Bushed with Vintage photo DI. 

W is for Wings

Hello, wherever you are please keep warm.
today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
Darlene has chosen for the letter W
W is for Wings
The DT have some fabulous creations for you to see
over on the blog, shame to miss them. 
I call my card 'Bird and the Bees'.
The background stamp is called  Funky Flowers and
 the Bird is Funky Bird, both by Hobby Art Ltd. 
The bees are from a set by Indigo Blu stamps.
i stamped the flowers directly onto the card, then stamped
extra elements of the stamp to fill in the background. 
I created a frame around the card, raised on 3d foam stickers.
I used Broken China DI  blended on the background.
All flowers, the bird  and bees were coloured with Promarkers.
Greeting from my stash.