Thursday 30 June 2022


Hello and welccome to my blog. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn S has chosen #176 Triangles. For more details and to see the DT inspiration please visit the blog.
For my 5 x 7 in. card I covered the front of the card with a pretty blue card. Using papers from a paper pad - Forever Free- First Edition - I  cut triangle shapes to fan around the card. A die cut circle and a background die with a stamped sentiment from my stash.  I believe this is called a Sunburst Technique. Hasppy crafting. I hope you enjoy the challenge of cutting up triangles.  


Tuesday 28 June 2022

Summer Theme

Hello and welcome, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Pamela has chosen
 #299 Summer Theme. Please visit the blog for more deetails and to see the inspiration from the design team.
For my DT card, I have a made a split version by cutting off the top 3" of a 5 x 7 in. card. A navy and light blue mat. On both the 7" piece and the lower 4" a white piece of card added. The stamps and sentiment are in included in the Creative Stamping #110 magazine. Blue Sky DI water washed on the upper and lower white card. Remainder coloured with watercolour pencils. The bird placed so it is clear of the upper section.  Thanks for looking. Take care.


Monday 20 June 2022

Colouring at MMM


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today at Make My Monday our new challenge begins - Pamela has chosen #177 Colouring - Any Medium  More details and the inspiration from the DT are found on the blog, please pop in for a visit.

I love colouring, I have started to colour in a few of the  Adult Colouring Books and am having a great time, it is so relaxing, full of well-being, as they now say. This challenge was a pleasure to do. Which of my many stamps should I use?  This is the first time I have used this beautiful stamp, called Floral Dreams Lady by Daisy B Stamps. I used Promarkers to colour her. Decoupaged the flower with the pearl. Lightly blended Worn Lipstick around the edges. A die cut greeting added. The image card added to a black mat on a white card.

Friday 17 June 2022

F is for Friendship

 Hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.  Deborah, our newest member, has chosen F is for Friendship.  More details and the DT inspiration are on the challenge blog, please take the time to pop over to check it out.

For my Friendship card, I used a 7 x 5" white card. Matted with a black card. Papers used are from Simply Cards and Papercraft #228, along with the perfume and flowers bottle stamp. I used Promarkers to lightly colour the perfume and then the flowers. The greeting ..hello friend.. is from the same set. Pink gem stones added to the pink flowers on the band. Take care, stay safe and I look forward to seeing your entry. 

Thursday 16 June 2022

Die Cuts and or Punches

Hello, thanks for popping by. Todat we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Lynda has chosen 
#175  Die Cuts and or Punches.  More details and the DT inspiration are on the challenge blog,
For my 6" white sq. card. I matted with a cream glitter card which was the card used throughout. The background paper is from my magazine papers stash. The circle from a nested die set. The buterflies amongst my dies collection. The die greeting of Birthday and stamped wishes by Lisa Horton Crafts. Thanks again, take care and stay safe. 


Wednesday 15 June 2022

#153 Things with Wings


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge  at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.   Vickie has chosen #153 Things with Wings.  Further details and the DT inspiration are on the blog, please pay a visit.  For my card......

A 7 x 5" white card, I cut a 5 x 5 " piece of white card. Using 4 Distress Ink colours I created a striped area, spritzed with water and dipped in the card, I dried it several times, dipping into the wet area several times. When completely dry, I cut 4 strips of different widths. Stamped stars with Rusty Hinge and the  ivy design with Mowed Lawn over the green areas. The biutterflies were stamped, fussy cut and coloured with pencils and Promarkers, as was the floral arrangement. All added with 3d foam. Greeting stamped. All the stamps are from a Stamp set - Enchanted Woodland from Creative Stamping #83 magazine. 

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Father's Day June 19th.

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I have chosen #298 Father's Day - June 19th. Further details and the wonderful inspiration by the design team are on the blog, so please pop in. 

For my card, I used some designer paper for the background. A strip of dark blue card across the join. The main image is from a "Craft UK" Golf stamp set matted and layered on papers used. Coloured with Ptomarkers. and a Silver gel pen for the metal parts. Sentiment from my stash.  Enjoy.

Monday 6 June 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Stencil Challenge. More information is available on the challenge blog. 

For my tall slimline card, I first stencilled the part brick wall, with a stencil from Chocolate Baroque, using 3 Distress Inks.  I then stamped the main image- Tatty Daisies by Woodware Stamps. Some areas which lay over the brick wall needed to be decoupaged (flat). The flower and leaves were coloured with Promarker pens. Sentiment is with the same stamp set as above.  Stay well. 



Hello, thanks for your visit. Our new challenge for Make My Monday begins today.  Sue has chosen for #176 Summer Fun. Think about all the nice things you enjoy doing in the Summer time.  for more details please visit the blog, the DT have some super inspiration for you to admire. 

My first card was put together with a mixture of stamps from two magazine sets. By the Seaside and Summer Escapes set, both with Creative Stamping. I used Distress inks for the background colours. a white gel pen on the waves. The remainder were coloured with Promarkers. 

For my second card, as a few of our DT are on holidays themselves, this fills in a slot. This is from last year, so it's only as suggestion,. I used Hobby Art stamps - Coastal Create-It set. The card has a curved aperture front, with some art work at the front. I used Aquamarkers to watercolour the design. I hope you have fun creating your own Summer fun card. 


Thursday 2 June 2022

E is for Embossing wet or Dry


Hello and welcome to my blog. Our latest letter to be added to Alphabet Challenges is stating today -       E is for Embossing Wet or Dry.  For more details and to see the inspiration by the wonderful design team, please visit the blog. 

For my DT card, I first used a stencil, using blue and violet distress inks, using a soft hair applicator from Lisa Horton. The stamped the heat embossed image and journey sentimen both by Inkylicious, I stamped with Black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The rain and shine stamp is from my stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I know heat embossing is a popular technique, I wonder which one will be in ther lead when the challenge ends.?

Two or More Designer Papers

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Cardz 4 Galz we have a new challenge.  

#174 To use Two or More Designer Papers.

For more details and to see my fellow design team members inspiration please visit the blog.

For my card, again a white 6" card. A black mat. The two papers I used are from a 6" paper pad by Papermania  Capsule Collection- Midnight Blush . The stamped flower is a very old one, a freebie with the magazine Crafter Stamper. A 2" embossed white square with a black mat. The sentiment is a stamp by Woodware Stamps. thanks for your visit. I hope you are well. 

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Cute Christmas Critters.


Hello, thanks for your viist. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. 

Debbie has chosen #137 Cute Christmas Critters.

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

For my card, a 5" sq white card. I stamped with Owlgate by Little Claire Designs ( no longer around). Coloured with Promarkers and glitter added for snow  sections. Tumbled Glass for the sky. Mounted along with the sentiment onto black card and a red and green tartan. 

Hope you are well and will enjoy taking part in the challenge.