Friday 30 August 2019

L is for Lemon and Lime

Good morning,  we have a new challenge starting over
on Alphabet Challenges - Meg has chosen for
L - Lemon/Lime.
Please pop over to check the blog and to see the inspiration
from the design team.
I blended onto white card Dsistress inks Squeezed Lemonade
and Twisted Citron, embossed with Circle Illusions,
by Creative Expressions, then matted onto black card.
I usded a Honey Doo stamp Garden Peony, coloured with
the same inks as above, adding two other pen colours for
the shading. Matted onto black card and fussy cut.
Added to the card on dimensional pads. A small
dry air clay butterfly added and a birthday sentiment.
Black crystals added to one corner. 

Thursday 29 August 2019

Use Vellum

Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a 
new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Debbie has chosen for #104 - Use Vellum
Please pop over for more details and to see
the wonderful inspirational cards by the DT.
I made an A6 card covered with red paper,
a piece of white card behind the sheet of vellum.
Stamped onto the vellum a poppy by The Stamp Barn.
Coloured on the reverse with gel pens. 
Added a sentiment. 
Thanks again, take care and keep on crafting. 

Tuesday 27 August 2019


Good morning to my visitor/s, thank you for
popping by. Today we begin a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Guyz - it is  #227 Celebrate
Why don't you pop over for details, we are also
looking for one more crafter to join our team, it 
would be a shame to miss the inspiration for this
challenge created by the design team.
My 5 x 7 card has been decorated with Washi
tape and a white banner on a black mat,
stamped with Celebrate by Honey Doo Crafts. 
A birthday sentiment stamp by Crafter's Companion.
Have fun crafting and please pop by again.

Monday 19 August 2019


Good morning, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new two week challenge at
Sue has chosen for #103 Dance
Don't forget to take a look over on the blog for
any details and to see the inspiration from the DT.
My 6" sq card has been kept quite simple. 
A black mat to compliment the Special Day
laser cut sentiment.
The stamped image is 'The Charleston' from LOTV.
Coloured wtih Promakers and a few glitter pens.
Hope you have fun with your Dance/Dancing card. 

Friday 16 August 2019

K is for Kind Thoughts

Good morning, we have a new challenge at
Alphabet Challenges - I chose for the letter K
K is for Kind Thoughts.
We would like to see anything for the kind thought
but NOT for a birthday. - Thank you
Please pop over to the blog, it would be a shame to miss 
the wonderful design team inspiration. 
I made a simple 6 x 4 purchased plain white card,
in the centre panel, I added two mat layers and the
stamped image - from Crafter's Companion -
Sparkle Garden, coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment is from my stash.
Thanks for your visit, I appreciate any comments.

Thursday 15 August 2019


Hello, this is my second post today.  We are starting a
new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz.
#103 Wings
Be sure not to miss the creative inspiration from the 
design team over on the blog, and to check any details. 
I made a 6" card, used a black background.
The stamps used are all from a set from Hobby Art stamps-
Bee Friendly.
Coloured with Promarkers,  glitterered wings, 
white gel pen accents.
Background a soft blending of DI Broken China. 
Thanks for your visit, I love  and appreciate any comments. 

Tropical Vacation

Good morning,  this is the first of two posts today.
Sparkles Monthly Challenges begins today with their
challenge  #119 Tropical Vacation.
I'ave never had a holiday in any tropical area,
but I have some stamps which can take me there.
First, please can you pop over to the blog to check out 
any details and of course to see the amazing creations 
by the design team. Thank you.
Stamps used are Tropicals See D's - very old stamps,
which were sold in a CD case.
The hummingbird and small flowers are by Kanban
Coloured with Promarkers and DI watercoloured background.
Greetings stamps in my stash. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Tuesday 13 August 2019


Hello to my visitors, thanks for popping by.
Today we begin a new challenge for the next
two weeks at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Dawn has chosen
#226 DIY -( Do It Yourself)
Please don't miss the fabulous cards by the DT.
Pop over to the blog, to also check out the details.
I found in my stash the perfect wooden background paper.
The main image is by La Pashe, old stamps, but I love
to give them another covering of ink now and again.
This is from the Flippen Men series, this being Mr. Fix -It.
Image coloured with Promarkers. 
Have you spotted the Fluffy Stuff melted on the top of his 
glass, to give his beer a lovely frothy head?
See you again, bye. STay well and safe.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Blog Closure

Hi, it is with a sad heart,  to let you know I have, today,
closed down my latest blog
After a short spell of eighteen months, the time has 
come to say goodbye. 
There are many reasons, too many to start listing,
as none is more responsible than others.
Suffice to say,  challenge blogging is not as
active as it once was, players are finding other
sources of sharing their creations. 
Please pop over to the blog for my farewell
comments, thanks and praises.
I thank you, personally, if you have at any time
been a supporter of the blog.  Thank you.

Monday 5 August 2019


Good morning, I hope you are well. My thoughts and
well wishes today go to everyone who is involved in
the situation at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, UK.
I don't normally make comment on issues in the news, but 
I am making a double exception today, one for my 
concerns with the weather and the problems with the
dam in a small town in the UK and for everyone in
El Paso, Texas and in Dayton, Ohio. My sympathy
goes to everyone in these towns after suffering mass
shootings with many injured, some seriously, and
many who did not survive the carnage. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Debbie has chosen Challenge #102 - Friendship 
Please pop over to the blog to see the wonderful
creations by the design team and for details 
of the challenge.
 I used papers from my stash and a paper pad from
Hobbyart . The main stamp is from LOTV - Coffee Break.
The greeting stamp from my stash, the Friendship stamp is 
one of the Grungy greetings by LOTV. 
Coloured with Promarkers, after adding the photo I decided
I did not like the black shoes, so they have been changed.
I have paper pieced a new pair of blue shoes for her.
Thank you for your visit.

Friday 2 August 2019

J is for Joy or Joy Fold card

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new 
challenge over on Alphabet Challenges.
For the letter J - Janice has chosen
Joy or Joy Fold Card.
Please pop over to see the details and of course
not to miss the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I decided to make a Joy fold card. I followed the instructions
from one of the videos on You tube. There is a link over on 
the challenge blog.
All the papers I used are from a paper pad - 
Romantic Fine Art from The Works.
The sentiment, flowers, leaves and butterflies are all
from dies bought at The Works.
I enjoyed making the card which is an adaption of
a J fold card, this being a Double Z - J fold card.  

Thursday 1 August 2019

Summer Fun

Hello again, post #2 today, we have started a new 
challenge over on Cardz 4 Galz
Challenge # 102 Summer Fun
Please see what it is all about over on the blog, 
don't forget to check out the lovely cards 
created by the design team. 
I made a 6" sq. card, I used a green card to 
mat a pretty patterned paper from a green
Capsule collection by Dovecraft. 
A fancy die to mat the main stamped image,
which is by LOTV. - coloured with Promarkers.
A LOTV sentiment, plus a few embellishments added.
I've used this stamp a few times before, if you would
like to see here are a few
Have fun, thanks for popping by.

It's Snowtime

Good morning, I have two posts today both are 
challenges, so I'll get started.
Challenge # 103 It's Snowtime.
Please pop to the blog to check out for the details
and of course to be sure to see the inspiration
created by the Design Team. 
I made a scallop edge 5 x 7 card, a favourite of mine.
Backing sheet of silver mirri, papers are from 
a paper pad Pure Frozen from Poundland.
The stamp is from Little Claire, which no longer
is in business.
Coloured with promarkers and the bear was decoupaged. 
I added lots of crystal gems for the stars. 
Moving on to post two...............................