Tuesday 31 March 2020

HLS Watercolour + Stars

Hello, thank you for your visit. Today at Happy Little StampersWatercolour Challenge -
the challenge for April is Watercolours + optional Stars.
 We look forward to seeing  your watercolour project,  Please visit the main blog
to check the details and be sure not to miss the wonderful inspiration created by the
design team.

Here is my card...........

I created the splat with a splat stamp by  Crafy Roo Stamps.
I used Mermaid Lagoon DI Oxide, sprayed the stamp with water
and stamped the splat. 
I then created various size and coloured stars to add to the design. 
The sentiment is by My Paper World. 
Looking forward to seeing your creations. 

Monday 30 March 2020

Make your own background (No DP)

Hello and welcome to Make My Monday.
Our new challenge starting today is
Challenge #119 Make Your Own Background (No DP)
There are more details and of course the inspiration 
by the design team over on the challenge blog, so please 
be sure to visit.
On white stamping card I blended Distress Inks,
Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber.
Using Black Versafine I stamped, an old but an old time
favourite stamp from Chocolate Baroque.
I used Cdrafty Companions Texture stamps to distress
the background.
The greeting stamp is by Hobby Art stamps. 
Thanks for your visit, please stay safe and well. 

Friday 27 March 2020

Z is for Zoo Animals

Hello, my best wishes to all my visitors. During these
uncertain days of the Coronavirus, please say safe and well.
I am even more thrilled for you to visit me. Today we 
begin a nw challenge over at Alphabet Challenges
I can't believe we have again reached the letter Z -
the challenge is Z is for Zoo Animals.
There are more details and wonderful inspiration from
the design team over on the blog, it's worth a visit.
I had a lot of fun with my card.
Last May I bought a new set of stamps - Zebras -
 from Hobby Art when I was at a Stamperama craft event.
I decided it was time they saw the light of day and some ink.
I couldn't work out how to create a card, 
after some thought, I stamped every stamp onto 
copy paper and played with them as if they were jigsaw pieces.
Once I had settled on my design, I created the background
 with Distress Inks, then inked the stamps and created this card.
I know the perspective is not perfect but I promise I will improve. 
Thanks  for visiting. 

Thursday 26 March 2020

Cute Animals

Hello again, this being such a difficult time, I am finding
my crafting and blogging to be such a benefit. Being able to 
share my crafting with my friends all over the world, is a 
way for us being able to get through this dreadful time together. 
Please stay safe and stay well. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz
Challenge #118 Cute Animals
More details available on the blog, plus cute inspiration 
from the design team.
My card is a small round scallop card.
A die cut circle of pretty paper and a strip
 of paper from my stash.  
Die cut Kraft circle and a heart edge round die cut,
stamped with the cutest elephants stamp from
Little Claire Designs (No longer available).
Coloured with prromarkers, pencil and Distress Ink.
Stamped leaves and flower from my stash. 
Such a small card and such a long post. Please
everyone do take care, and please stay well.
Stay indoors and use up your stash and Craft away.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Use A Stencil

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we are starting a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Heidi has chosen for us
#241 Use A Stencil
The Design Team have some wonderful inspirtion for you to see,
please pop over to see them along with  more details.
I used a 5 x 7 landscape card. Stencil used is a mesh type by
Honey Doo Crafts. I used three Distress Inks to blend through
the stencil. Happy and Birthday cut with die cuts.
I look forward to seeing how you have used your stencil.

Monday 16 March 2020

Something Tropical

Hello everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying crafting.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
#118 Something Tropical
Please visit the blog to check for the details and of course to see
the inspiration from the design team, we are short for this challenge, 
but the talent and skills on show will be helpful.
For my card, I used black and orange card, the papers are 
from a Making Cards & Papercraft Magazine Issue June 2019.
I stamped a few tropical leaves onto green paper, 
with a green ink pad and added a flower from my stash.
A sentiment added . Have fun and please stay well.

Sunday 15 March 2020


Hello, thanks for your visit.
 Today, for the next two weeks we begin a new challenge at
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - we have for you
#126 Easter
Please pop over to the blog to see the inspirtion by the DT,
and to check out for the details. 
The basket is from a stamp, cut, scored and folded, 
with a little glue.  
The rabbits and eggs were stamped, sadly the old wooden stamp 
has no mention of the maker.
I coloured them with Promarkers and decoupaged the rabbits.
Happy Easter stamp again is an old wooden one.
Decorated with tissue paper, small eggs a few spring chicks and 
a sprinkle of card candi to complete the scene.
Have fun and Happy Easter to you all.

Friday 13 March 2020

Something for Youngsters

Hello, welcome and thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges
for the letter Y we have Something for the Youngsters.
Please check out the wonderful inspiration by the DT
on the blog and for any details fo the challenge.
The stamps I used are from an Indian company - Craftyscrappers,
with the Magicdal birthday set. Coloured with Promarkers.
They are such cute dragons,  I love them.
Matted onto a pearl purple card.
Hope you like my card. Have fun crafting and
please stay well during this shocking time.

Thursday 12 March 2020

Spring Flowers

Hello and thanks for popping by. 
Today at Cardz 4 Galz we have a new challenge starting.
For the next two weeks the challenge, chosen by Sue is :-
#117 Spring Flowers
For more details pop over to the blog, check out the DT
inspiration for the challenge.
For my card - my main image is a stamp by LOTV. - 
Bluebells and Primulas.
Coloured with Promarker aldcohol pens.
Several layers of card, paper,  and a doiley.
Pearls, and a birthday greeting all from my stash. 

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Something Beginning with F

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we are starting a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Amy has chosen for us
#240 Somthing Beginning with F
The Design Team have some wonderful inspirtion for you to see,
please pop over to see them along with  more details.
I love creating scenes, so took the opportunity with this
wonderful challenge - I chose Farming
I used the ploughman stamp from Stamp Addicts at the front.
All stamps behind are from Hobby Art stamps - The Farmbouse  Set.
I used watercolour paints, coloured pencils and Promarkers to colour.
Hope you enjoy, it would be nice of you to leave a comment. 

Friday 6 March 2020

Happy Little Stamper - ATC - Critters

Hello, thank you for your visit. Today at Happy Little Stampers - ATC - the challenge is
Critters. We look forward to seeing your ATCs. Please visit the main blog
to check the details and be sure not to miss the wonderful inspiration created by the
design team.
Here is my ATC .......

I blended the two Distress Inks, Peeled Paint and
Broken China to create the background. Stamped the 
hedgehog with dandelion stamp by Little Claire Stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers and Glitter pens.
An old 'thanks' stamp. 
I stamped then cut up into confetti words, 
'I'm Blown away by your kindness'.
Have fun creating your Critter ATC 
or even more than one.

Monday 2 March 2020

In The Pink

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
It being my turn to choose the theme, I chose
#117 In the Pink.
Please visit the blog for more details. There are  
wonderful projects by the design team, to inspire you.
For my card, A mat of silver mirri card, 
the  background is a sheet from my stash.
Circle die cut, stamped with Cherry Green Designs - 
New Shoes.  Coloured with Promarkers.
Crystal gems added with a die cut greeting,
and a stamped sentiment from the shoe stamp set.
Thanks, stay well and warm.

Sunday 1 March 2020

Anything BUT a Card

Hello, thanks for popping by, snow is falling, but thankfully it 
isn't lying, wonder if there will be a white covering in the morning.
Today a new monthly challenge begins at 
Angela has chosen Challenge 110 Anything BUT a Card.
Please check tthe blog for details and to see the amazing
varied projects by the design team.
I have added a new decorated candle with two made previously.
The new one has stamped tissue melted into the candle.
The stamp I used was by LOTV - a sweet ornament garland.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Enjoy your project, have fun and start getting ready for the 
big annual event of Christmas time.