Sunday 31 January 2021

HSL Watercolour Challenge


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit, I appreciate you taking the time. Today we begin a month's challenge from Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes 

We would be thrilled for you to visit the blog for details and of course to see the amazing inspiration from the design team. My card is double layered on a white card, I have a Kraft layer with a cream watercolour the main event.  Several Distress inks pulled across a watery layer, allowed to bleed. When dry a small  plant stamped, a little colouring added. A circle sentiment. To complete the card is edged with Gathered Twigs and a piece of light brown ribbon added. Stay safe, take care. 

Friday 29 January 2021

V is for Vellum


Hello, how are you? Thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges we are starting a new two weekly challenge.  Lynda has chosen V is for Vellum. There are so many ways to use Vellum. Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the inspiration from the design team.

For my card, a 5 x 7 white card.  I gently embossed a piece of vellum using the embossing folder,  a gift with the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine # 213. I coloured on the reverse of the vellum with several Promarker pens. I fussy cut some tupips from the Making Cards Magazine May 2020, added them with 3D pads. I die cut a card circle, stamped the sentiment. I added 4 Brads through the vellum and backing yellow card, to secure the vellum.  Enjoy and if you haven't used vellum, have a go. 



Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at My Time To Craft Christmas, our second challenge, so we hope you have or will soon find our new challenge blog for Christmas,  for the next two weeks we are looking forward to seeing a collection of Penguins.  There are so many collective nouns for Penguins, I gave up looking, here are a few, a parade, a raft, a waddle, a huddle and on and on. 
Please visit the new challenge for any details and to see the inspiration from the design team. 
My A5 card has a mat of black card. The papers and image are from the Making Cards and Papercraft magazine Issue Jan/Feb 2019. The sentiment on a die cut circle is from my stash.  Have fun.

Thursday 28 January 2021

Inspired by the Beatles Music/Songs


Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you and yours. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Shell has chosen #139 Inspired by the Beatles Music and or Songs.  Please take a peak at the blog for any details you may need, there is a link up for a long list of Beatles songs to help you long the way, also, not to miss the inspiration from the DT. A few less this week so I have added a couple extra of my own which I had previously made but I think they fit the challenge so well. 
My card is inspired by - Across the Universe 1970 - The papers are from Making Cards Magazine, May '20 from a Craft Paper Collection of Suminagashi - a Chinese paper style, believed to be the earliest form of marbling. The gold doesn't show very well but I have added dots, like Pointalism with a gold pen, which are very effective. I cut the papers into two shapes of rectangles, used black card to mat the papers. The main section is added to the white card with 3d foam. Sentiment Hello from a die-cut. Enjoy and stay well, keep crafting, stay as happy as is possible in the circumstances. 

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Sports at Guyz


Hello, I hope all is well with you. I am missing so many people and things at present, but we must stay indoors and be safe.  Thank goodness for crafting, that and reading are the main interests keeping me sane.  Onto today's challenge for the next two weeks at Cardz 4 Guyz, Melanie has chosen #263 Sports, you can create any card with a sporty element. Please pop to be blog to see the sammples from the DT and for any details you may need to enter.

I made an 8"sq card. Backing paper of two shades of green. The montage of Sporting elements are from various stamp makers, Katy Sue - Rugby, Tandastamps - Equine - Fishing - Crafty Impressions,  Cricket Craft UK Tennis unknown from a sale bin. All coloured with Promarkers and a fine liner pen. 

Have fun, stay safe and keep crafting. 

Friday 22 January 2021

Glitter and Sparkle


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin our new challenge at My Time To Craft, which will be for two weeks - Glitter and Sparkle.  Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, The background is a piece of black and white paper from my stash The top edge a piece of white card punched out on a Martha Stewart punch. The large flower made from cut out pieces on a sheet of backing paper, mounted and finished with a centre brad. The stamped cirles are Art Deco ladies from a Debbie Moore set . I have glittered wherever I could, the hats, the jewellry, all over. Diamond gems added to each circle. Enjoy playng with your glitter and sparkle. 

Monday 18 January 2021



Hello, thanks for popping by. Pleased to see most of the snow has gone. Lockdown is one thing, but it is even worse when you can't even go out for a little walk. I don't mind walking in the snow but it has been icy beneathe the snow, that's the problem. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, there was a fabulous response to the last challenge, everyone wanting to share their new stash. Today I have chosen #140 Hello! I thought there may be lots of players who might want to send someone a card just to say Hello. 
For my card materials used are:- 
Kraft scallop edge card, Black background card.  Stamp - Woodware Stamps - Long Tall Flowers -
Zig watercolour pens - small sequins and gems. - Glitter.  Hello stamp -by Honey Doo stamps.

Friday 15 January 2021

U is for Umbrella


Hello and welcome, I hope you are well and staying warm. We, once again have snow here, it always looks so pretty when it first falls, but it soon looks a mess. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges, Helen has chosen U is for Umbrella.  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration by the wonderful design team.  For my 5 x 7" card, I added a piece of paper from my stash for the background. The girl with the umbrella is one of a set of different girls from Debbie Moore, I don't know the name of the set but I call them Stick Girls. The umbrellas were stamped using an umbrella stamp from Clearly Besotted - April Showers, a gift with Papercraft Essentials #185,  then fussy cut,  and glued flat to the card.  Sentiment is from the same set. Thanks for your visit. Stay safe. 

#136 Big Birtahday with a 0 or 5


Hello and welcome to my blog, today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Cathy from the DT has chosen #136 Big Birthday with a 0 or a 5. Please check the blog for details and of course to see the inpiration created by the design team.
I made a 5 x 7" card. The background card is from The Works - pad called Basic Vintage. These 12" x 12" pads are terrific value at only £3 each. The stamped number panel is on a lighter sheet of green from the same pad, the stamp from Woodware Designs is simply called Numbers.  The classic car is a stamp by Tandastamps, sadly no longer around. The greeting is computer generated and the '70' are stamps I bought many years ago for making kid's cards. -  no idea who supplied them. Have fun with this exciting challenge. 


Hello and welcome, thanks for your visit. It is super exciting today for the new Christmas themed challenge blog - My Time To Craft Christmas starts today.  I am thrilled to be on the design team, thanks Shell. Wishing you every sucess with your new venture.  Please pop to the blog to check it out and to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team. 
For my card, I have used an A5 white card. Background dark green card was stamped with trees.  A tartan panel added. The  reindeer image stamped onto white card, I masked the main part of the head, then the card coloured by blending several Distress Inks, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. The 3 main pieces mattted onto navy blue card.  Sentiment from Crafter's Companion.
Enjoy, I look forward to visiting you on the  MTTCC blog.


Thursday 14 January 2021

Cocktails, Wine or Coffee


Hello, I hope all is well with you, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Galz our new two week challenge chosen by Dawn S is #138 Cocktails, Wine or Coffee.  Please visit the blog for details and to see the inpiration by the design team. I made 7.5"sq card. Background papers/card from a paper pad from The Works. All images and ephemera from a Hunkadory Whopper Topper pad - For The Ladies.  Glittery pink pearls added for embellishments to each corner.  Have fun and please stay safe.

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Let It Snow!


Hello, thanks for your visit. The choice for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is very apt,  we have had snow for almost a week long, but yesterday came a big thaw, and there is hardly any left. So it has snowed and hopefully there won't be anymore of the white stuff.  So our new challenge starting today is #262 Let It Snow!  Please check the blog for details and to see the inspiration from the design team. For my card I have used stamps from the gift stamp sheet with the  magazine Creative Stamping #90. Coloured with Promarkers an DI Tumbled Glass.  Lots of glitter added for the snow. If you click on the photo you may see the glitter. Take care, stay safe and stay at home as much as you can. 

Friday 8 January 2021

Thank You


Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today at My Time To Craft we have a new challenge chosen by Mags - Thank You.  It is a time to say thank you to so many people, not just following Christmas, but for all our front line workers during this dreadful time of the pandemic, also to those helping us during the bad weather conditions - the snow lasting longer than usual over the past week.  Please visit the blog to check for dtails and to see the work of the brilliant design team. 

For my card,  I used a stamp from Julie Hickey - Fresh Flower Border - coloured with Promarkers with lots of  sprinkled glitter, a few sequins and small gems scattered.  The Thank You is a small stamp I hae had for many years. I hope you have a go at our challenge and enjoy crafting. Stay safe and warm. 

Monday 4 January 2021

Something New in your Stash


Hello and welcome. Today we have a new challenge at Make My Monday.   Cindy is kicking off the new year with #139 Something New in your Stash.   Please check out the blog for details and of course, to see the inspiration by the design team.

For my card, a 5x7" white card. I was inspired by a card in a magazine, which also provided me with some new stash. Creative Stamping #91 had enclosed stamps by Crafter's Companion and an Embossing Folder, all used on the card. I also received from Santa a few new Distress Oxide inks. Which I used to watercolour colour the embossed background and painted the cups etc.  I hope you enjoy the challenge and thanks for your visit. 

Friday 1 January 2021

Holiday/Christmas Treats


Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges - which was chosen by Heather. #120 Holiday/Christmas Treats.  Please check the blog for details and to see the inspirational cards created by the design team. For my card, I have papers from my Christmas stash. I have no appropriate stamps for this challenge but found on Pinterest a few free printables of Gingerbread people, which I coloured with Promarkers. A quick card but who doesn't like gingerbread? Please stay safe and I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

T is for Traffic


Hello, Happy New Year to everyone. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.  For the next letter we have T is for Traffic.  Please check out the blog for details and to see the inspiration by the design team. For my card I was inspired by a card I saw in the Creative Stamping Magazine #3.
I coloured the background of a piece of card. Stamped the car from a set of stamps - Around The World onto tissue paperr with Stazon ink, which was turned over and adhered to the coloured card.  I then stamped, coloured and cute out the car, adding to the card with 3d foam pads. The greeting is from the same set of stamps. Enjoy your crafing, please stay safe and pray for a better year ahead for us.