Friday 31 July 2020

I - Island Fun - Anything Tropical

Hello,  thanks for popping in to see my card. Today we begin
a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - Rachelle has
chosen for the letter I - Island Fun - Anything Tropical. 
Please check the blog for details and to see the wonderful 
inspiration created  by the design team. 
All elements were created using the Embossing folder, 
bird and sentiment stamps, the flowers and flower die
provided with the magazine Simply Cards and Papercrafts
Issue # 205.  I used a white/green Core Dinations, in the
EF, then sandpapered the core revealing the pale green base. 
I enjoyed making this card with the different elements. 
I hope you like it. Stay safe and well. Happy crafting. 

Thursday 30 July 2020

Stamp on Kraft

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit, I hope all is well with you.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz  
#127 Stamp on Kraft
Please visit the blog for details and to see the inspiration 
created by the design team.
I have a scallop edged Kraft card, a black mat for the 
stamped piece of Kraft card.
The stamp is Everlasting love by Leonie Pujol.
I used Black Versafine, heat embossed with clear EP.
Coloured with Koh-I-Noor Watercolours.
For all white ink work I used a Sakura White Gelly roll pen.
Stay well, stay safe and happy crafting. 

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Challenge #250 Get Well Wishes

Hello, I apologise for the delay, but hey have you 
got the New Updated version of Blogger yet? 
I have, and I have crawled my way through trying to
find how to use it. I kept remembering my grandmother
saying over and over to me, during life ....
..."If it ain't broken, why try to fix it?" ....
I know I have always been reluctant to accept changes,
but if I understand the reasons I always found it easier 
to either accept or rationalise it.
Moan over - back to the challenge, starting today 
at Cardz 4 Guyz #250 Get Well Wishes
Please visit the blog for details and to see the DT's
inspirational cards.
My card is a 5" sq. white card. Background paper from
my The Works stash.
The main feature is Dr. Toby a Crafty Sentiments stamp, the 
embellishment stamps are from Woodware stamps - Take It Easy.
Have fun creating and best wishes with Blogger.
Stay safe and remember IT is still out there, so take care. 

Friday 24 July 2020

Summer Wedding

Hello, I hope you are safe and all is well with you.
We would love for you to visit the blog, for the details and to see
the wonderful inspirational cards from the design team. 
Materials used for my card ;-
6" sq card, matted with gold mirri card.  White embossed
card for the background. 
Two strips of cotton lace, a strip of pink ribbon.
Pearls added to the ribbon. A sentiment stamp.
Stamped image from LOTV - coloured with Promarkers.
Dreamees doily die cut.
Thank you, please stay safe. 

Monday 20 July 2020

Baby Wipe Technique

Hello, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit.
Today at Make My Monday we begin a new challenge.
#127 Baby Wipe Technique
Please pop to the blog for the details and to see the
wonderful ideas by the design team. 
I only have Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Black Soot
for the inks, hence my unusual colour palette.
The stamps and dies are Bloom, the gift with magazine
Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue #191.
An acrylic block used on the Baby wipe ink pad 
to create the centre panel. 
Yellow, white and black card to complete.
Have fun,  I got real messy but it was fun 
and something different to make. 
Please stay safe. 

Friday 17 July 2020

H is for Hungry - Favourite Food

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
We have H is for Hungry - Favourite Food
Please check out the creations by the design team and
the few rules to complete this challenge. 
As much as I greatly enjoy a true afternoon tea, it isn't my favourite 
meal, however, I don't have any stamps for all the savoury
dishes which fit into my favourites list. 
The papers are from my stash, along with a small doiley.
The bunting is a stamp from Crafter's Companion -
Tea Time Treats. The aternoon tea stamp is by Dovecraft.
Happy crafting - we can continue to enjoy crafating. Stay safe.

Thursday 16 July 2020

Sea Shells

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Cardz 4 Galz - #126 Sea Shells
Please check out the wonderful creations by the 
design team and for the few rules we have over on the blog.
For my card I have a pale blue mat for my shells page.
I stamped the shell stamps with Versamark, then heat
embossed with white detail powder. When cold, I 
blended DI - Weathered Wood, Milled Lavender and 
Scattered Straw using the resist technique. 
I added a strip of blue card to sit the greetings band. 
The stamps are by Sheena Douglass - Underwater Angels.
Stay well and stay safe. 

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Red, White and Blue at Sparkles

Hello, thanks for your visit, please stay safe.
Today we have a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges -
#130 Red, White and Blue.
Please check out the designs by the design team and for
the few rules over on the challenge blog.
I have had a sheet of London papers for years, from Kanban, 
just sitting there for the right moment, the right card.
I think this is the time to use it. 
 Navy and red card double mount for the Kanban London
page. A die cut to say Hello and London die cut letters 
to complete the card. Embellishment being a Union Jack flag. 
Enjoy your crafting. 

Tuesday 14 July 2020

No Patterned Paper

Hello, I hope you are well during these strange times.
Today, at Cardz 4 Guyz, we have began a new challenge.
Helen has chosen #249 No Patterned Paper. 
Please pop to the blog, for the few details and of course, 
not to miss the wonderful creations by the design team. 
For my card, I followed the instructions in a magazine,
which enabled me to use techniques which were new to me.
The stamps I used were free along with the magazine
Creative Stamping #3.

Friday 10 July 2020

Christmas in July

Hello, thanks for your vist. Today at 
My Time To Craft we have a new challenge for you.
Christmas in July,  just to get you started or to 
think, if you are going to have a theme this year.
We would love for you to visit the blog, see the 
creations by the wonderful design team.
I don't normally make die cut cards, for I am
really a stamper. Well, I felt it was time I did 
have a go, and here is the result.
The dies and Embossing Folder were with a 
Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. Issue 197
Hope you have a go, I look forward to you 
entering the challenge. 

Monday 6 July 2020

Stars and or Stripes

Hello, I hope you and yours are well. Today we 
begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.
We have #126 Stars and or Stripes
The DT have their  inspirational cards on the main
blog, don't forget to check it out.
My card is another ready for the family, 
so perfect for the little boys.
All papers and the image are from a
 Making Cards Magazine - Issue April 2020. 
I added the greeting, gems and twine.
Enjoy making your card and please stay safe. 

Friday 3 July 2020

G is for Glitter and Gems

Hello, thanks for your visit, I hope all is well for you.
Today there is a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges
G is for Glitter and Gems
The blog has the details and of course the wonderful 
inspiration by the design team.
I love the fashions of the Roaring 20's which is perfect
to add glitter and gems.
For my card I used the following;-
Silver mirri card - black card - Kanban patterned paper.
Bright silver metallic paper is wrapping paper.
The image is from a calendar, gems and glitter added.
Razzle Dazzle sentiment  die is by Kanban - Roaring 20's.
Have fun and stay safe. 

Thursday 2 July 2020


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Galz,
our new challenge is #125 Wedding.
More details and DT inspiration can be seen on the blog.
For my card, a 7" square card - during the middle of the
 lockdown, I was asked to make a special card for a couple
celebrating their Diamond wedding. 
I used white card and silver mirri card. 
A die by Joanna Sheen for the lower border.
A white organza ribbon thread through a diamante clasp.
Round dies and crystal gems, plus metal corners.
Enjoy your crafting and please stay safe. 

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Christmas Recipe

Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you are well.
our monthly challenge with 
#114 A Christmas Recipe.
You can check out what the recipe is and see how the 
DT have created their inspirational cards.
I used a 6" sq. card. Red embossed card to mat
and layer the card and elements.
Papers are from my Christmas stash.
The image is a page from a Hunkydory -
Little Book of Snowmen.
3 red gems and a die cut Christmas gold greeting. 
Have fun- stay safe and alert.