Monday 31 May 2021

HLS Anything Goes


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today there is a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  On the 1st of each month we would love for you to be joining in our Watercolour - Anything Goes challenges. 

The main area of this card was created using the block technique. Choose an acrylic stamping block, size depends on your main image and your card. Using DI x 3, stamp 3 sections on the block, making sure there is a good amount of ink transferred to the block. Lightly spary with water, till bubbles appear. stamp directly onto watercolour card, keeping the block very still. Press for a minute, gently lift. allow to dry, help along pat with kitchen paper if necessary. Once dry. Stamp your image, I used Painter's Vase from Penny Black.  Draw a fine line around the stamped block image. Matted onto yellow card. Sentiment, from My Paper World,  stamped onto white card, fussy cut added with dimensionals.   Thanks  again for your visit. Enjoy the challenge. 

Monday 24 May 2021

Floral Birthday

 Hello, welcome to my blog. We have a new challenge starting today at Make My Monday.  I have chosen #149 Floral Birthday.  The details and inspiration from the DT can all be found on the challenge blog.

For my card - I used a 5.75 sq. card. A rose pink mat card. On a white card I stamped the bouquet in a vase by Hunkydory stamps. Coloured with Promarkers.  'Sending' die and birthday greeting stamp also from Hunkydory.  Enjoy your cardmaking and stay safe. 

Friday 21 May 2021

Fairy Lights


Hello, welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft Christmas  Meenah has chosen #10 Fairy Lights.  Details can be found on the blog along with the DT's inspiration, please visit.
For my card - 5.75 white card. Background papers from Dreamees Simply Christmas CD.  The main image was a freebie digi I found on the internet. Isn't he adorable. I added a snowman's head, cut from a strip of Snowd Buddies by Woodware stamps, white glitter added to his hatband and pom-pom. Finally a few punched snowflakes added to the card. Hope you enjoy. 

Dragons or Dinasours


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges we have a new challenge starting.  For the letter D we are asking for Dragons or Dinasours - Your Choice. Details to be found on the blog, along with inspiration from the wonderful design team.

For my cards, here is a list of the materials and techniques. ......For both of these 5" sq. cards all the papers and images were computer printed from a Kraftyhands CD -  Dangerous Dinasours. They are decoupaged with 5 layers each, which doesn't show very well on the photo. The sentiment discs are stamped and die cut from Dreamees Designs. I have left space on each to add an age sticker. Take care.

Thursday 20 May 2021

Things with Wings


Hello, thanks for your visit. today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.   for

 #147 Things with Wings.  More details available on the blog along with the wonderful inspiration by the design team.  For my card here is how I created it..........

A 5.75 " square white card. A black mat card. On a white card, two strips of masking tape to create the flower border.  All stamps used from Hobby art stamps - Save the Bees.  Coloured with Promarkers. Background, watercoloured with DI Salty Ocean. 

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Create your own background


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. We would like you to #271 Create Your own Background.  More details available on the blog along with the inspiration created by the design team.

For my DT card -here are the materials and techniques I used.-- A 5.75 card with a 5.5 white card blended with Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. A light spray of water, dabbed dry to create a bleached effect. The stamps available with Simply Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine #207 - Crafter's Companion - Nautical Collection.  All stamps were stamped with Versaclair Bluebell ink.  A white Sakura gel pen to highlight many areas. The ship's main sails have been paper pieced. Stay safe and enjoy the challenge. 

Saturday 15 May 2021

Something Sporty


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges our new blog chosen by Dawn is 
#140 Something Sporty. Please check the blog for details and to see the sporty cards by the design team.  For my card, I have chosen another slimline card. I used the stamps from a magazine. Creative Stamping #92 -Hunkydory stamps - All Sports and Equipment. This card is to be for one of my grandsons - these are his football team colours.  Have fun everyone. 

Friday 14 May 2021


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft (MTTC).  Diana has chosen Inchies.  Please go to the blog for details and to see the amazing array of inchies created by the design team.  For my card these are the materials and techniques I used--------
I created the background for the Inchies and die cut word 'Sending', by blending 3 DI - Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Abandonded Coral - amazing names.  The stamps are Birds Inchies by 
Inkadinkado. A little glitter - why not? A black gem for the dot for the letter i. Have fun.

Monday 10 May 2021


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday we begin a new two weekly challenge. Billie A has chosen #148 Sympathy. The design team have some wonderful inspiration on the blog plus more details of the challenge. 

Materials and techniques used......

6 x 4 card made from an A4 sheet of cream card. Black mat card. Stamps used - Anita's Background and Sentiment. Flower stamp - Personal Impressions- Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Black Soot. Three black gems. Stay safe and well. 

Friday 7 May 2021

Coffee or Chocolate (Your choice)


Hello, thanks for your visit, we had snow last night and tonight it has been really cold, not at all how May should feel. Looking forward to much warmer days. My big news today is I have had my Lockdown Hair CUT. Yippee!! I feel a new woman.

Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - Rachelle has chosen Coffee or Chocolate - Your choice. Please visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the D.T. For my card, a 5 x 7" card, I placed a chocolate brown mat, then a piece of blue card from a paper pad from The Works, great value at £3. I put a centre band of beige card, on the chocolate brown card, with a pretty blue and white ribbon. From a stamp set from The Works I stamped coffee beans on the blue card, using DI Gathered Twigs. I then placed a stamped and fussy cut coffee mug onto the band. Have fun. 

Slimline Christmas


Hello, here is my DT card for the new challenge  #9 A Slimline Christmas card for My Time To Craft Christmas (MTTCC) .  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration from the DT.

For my card, a normal slimline card. Mat is a Non-shed glitter sheet. The stamp is by Woodware stamps - Snow Buddies. A regular favourite of mine. I have fussy cut up one side of the piece of card to expose more of the gorgeous non-shed glitter card. Coloured the snowmen with Promarkers. Glued a few small sequins and gems.  Have fum, it's amazing how these fortnightly cards add up for the big event. 

Thursday 6 May 2021

New Beginnings


Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn has chosen for us, #146 New Beginnings.  To check for details pop over to the blog and you will also find the fabulous inspiration from the design team. 
For my card - materials and techniques -- 6" sq. white card. Deep pink background, light pink card on the left and pink holographic shimy paper on the left. The fireworks stamp,and the wine glasses stamp are from a magazine. As is the die cut bottle and cork, the plagues and neck band. all are with the magazine Simply Cards and papercrafts #212 - Fabulous Fizz. The sentiment was computer generated. Glitter added on all of the fireworks areas.  Have fun with your new beginnings. 

Tuesday 4 May 2021


Hi everyone, we are starting a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Sue has chosen for #270 Monochromatic.  Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the works of creativity by the design team. My thanks to them for their continued support and wonderful inspiration they provide.

I made a 5 x 7 "card. The brick background paper from my stash. The twinchies have a black mat and white card. The stamps used are from a Travel set by Tandastamps, who sadly are no longer in business.  Take care and remember, we may be getting more freedom, but please do stay safe. 


Saturday 1 May 2021

Use A Tag


Hello everyone, I hope all is well for you. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  Fiona has chosen #124 Use a Tag. please take a alook at the blog to see the design teams tags and for the details. 

This stamp is an old favourite of mine of Santa, from Inkadinkado. The tag was blended with DI Chipped Sapphire. Promarkers and a white gel pen to colour Santa's face. Sentiment stamped on a piece of torn vellum.  I hope you enjoy playing (sorry) creating your tag. Take care.