Monday 25 April 2022

Happy Birthday

 Hello, welcome to my blog. Our new challenge begins today at Make My Monday - chosen by Debbie #173 Happy Birthday.  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration by the design team.

For my card, I used a tall tent folded card to display the birthday card. A pink checked background. Die cut of black frame, flowers and a shadow dropped birthday greeting using  Lisa Horton Dies. The flower background is from a sheet of ombre glitter card. Additional die cut age 60.  Looking forward to sseing all of your birthday cards. Stay well and happy crafting. 

Friday 22 April 2022

B is for Blooms


Welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Debbie has chosen for the letter B - B is for Blooms.  Visit the blog for more details and to see the design team's inspiration.

For my 6" sq, white card I have a black mat. The stamp is by Julie Hickey - Bursting with Flowers,  the sentiment is from a stamp set called Just a Note  also by Julie. I used Promarkers in shades of blue and green to colour. Blended around the edges with DI Peacock Feathers. Take care, please stay well.

Thursday 21 April 2022

Think Pink!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Our new challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Galz.  Helen has chosen for us #171 Think Pink! For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team please visit the blog. 

For my white 6" card, I followed the instructions in the Simply Cards and Papercraft #228 magazine, using the Floral Embossing Folder to create two sides of the card. I used Worn Lipstick and daubers to colour the embossed panels. As this was mostly a papercraft card, I have also added a card I made recently to show stamping, decoupage and stencilling. 

Take care, stay well and happy crafting. 

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Use A Tag


Hello and welcomer to my blog. Today starts our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  for the next two weeks. Helen has chosen #294 Tag You're It!, we need to see either a Tag on it's own or a Tag on a card. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 

I started with a white 6" card. Using papers from a paper pad - First Edition Wild At Heart - I added a  grey mat. Then a patterned with leaves piece of paper. Two ATC size panels, then the tag, a die cut, which has small cut outs from within the same pad. The Birthday wishes is a die cut from my stash.

Stay well, happy crafting.

Friday 15 April 2022

Use Animal Print

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin our new challenge in the Sparkles Monthly Challenge blog. 

Dawn  has chosen for #151 To Use Animal Print. 

For more details and to see the inspiraton by the design team. please visit the blog,

I made two cards, the4 card above a 5x7 landscape white card, has a black mat. The papers and the image are taken from the magazine Making Cards and Papercraft # May/June '21.  The sentiment was stamped with words on a The Works set of sentiments.

The card below has the same source, but the cats were stamped using stamps, from the June '18 edition of the same magazine as mentioned above. 

Enjoy your crafting and please stay safe. 

Monday 11 April 2022

Using Washi Tape


Hello, today our new challenge starts on Make My Monday.  Dawn chose for us #172 Use Washi Tape. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog.  

Recently I was fortunate to go to a Daisy B Crafts workshop, where I was instructed on how to dress an Elegant Dress stamp with Washi Tape.  I coloured the drapes and  the Sparkle Shoe with an Amethyst Promarker pen, a purple pencil for the inner sole and again Washi tape for the patterned back of the shoe. The sentiment from my stash, with a few short strips of silver Washi tape to decorate the card. For the background I used a Honey Do Crafts stencil with Dusty Concord DI. I look forward to seeing how you have used your Wash tape. Take care.

Friday 8 April 2022

Animal Antics

 Hello, welcome to my blog.  Today we begin our 12th round of the Alphabet A - Z Challenges, which all started way back in 2011. Thanks to everyone who has contributed in it's continued success. I especially thank the design teams past and of course the present team. The players who with their continued interest we can continue with their support.

Our opening challenge at Alphabet Challenges, chosen by Meg is A is for Animal Antics. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog.

I made an 8" card, with a green and a distressed orange sheet of paper for the mats. The stamped designs are all from Little Clair Stamps, - no longer in business. I think of the collection of hedgehogs as being Hedgehog Happiness. All were watercoloured, using Koh-I-Noor watercolour paint. The sentiment is from a die collection in my stash. Take care.

Thursday 7 April 2022

Fun Folds


Hello, welcome to my blog. The new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz is #170 Fun Folds. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team please visit the blog.

I made an easel card. The backing papers, the patterned silver riser and the main image are from a sheet by Kanban. I used silver mirri for the main background. I hope you enjoy the challenge and remember it is called Fun Folds so have some fun. Take care and stay safe. 

Wednesday 6 April 2022

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenges


Hello and welcome to my blog, today we begin the Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes at Happy Little Stampers.  For more details and to see the design team's inspiration please visit the blog. 
For my design team card I first used a stencil, using blue and violet distress inks, using a soft hair applicator from Lisa Horton. The stamped image and journey sentiment are both from Inkylicious. I stamped them with Versafine and clear embossing powder to heat emboss. The rain and shine stamp are from my stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge and will have a go. Take care and enjoy your crafting. 

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Add Texture to your Card

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Melanie has chosen for the challenge #293 Add texture to your card or project. Have fun with this one, so many possibilities to add texture. For more details please visit the blog, to also see the inspiration created by the wonderful design team. 
It's been a while since I made an easel card, so had a go with this one. I made the lower section to look like a road, eve with stones to light the way. Neither of the images are road bikes, but if you don't tell, nor will I. The background is torn corrugated card from a box, messed up with DI Walnut Stain.  A torn page from a road map. Both the decoupaged bikes, I believe came from a sheet from either Kanban or a similar company, had them forever.' Celebrate' from a stamp in my stash. I had fun making this messy card. Enyoy crafting and please do stay safe.