Friday 29 July 2022

I is for Interests e.g. Hobbies etc.

Hi, today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Helen from the design team has chosen for     I is for  Interests e.g. Hobbies etc.  For more details and to see the creations by the DT, please visit the blog. 

I made a 6 x 4 card. 

Stamps and Embossing Folder from Creative Stamping magazine #91

Materials used - Green pearlised cardstock, sanding block to knock back the crafty words.                 Picked Rasberry DI. Promarkers to colour the sewing machine. Pink cardstock Square Die cuts. Have fun, we look forward to seeing your interpretations of the challenge. Stay well and stay safe. 

Thursday 28 July 2022

Black + White + 1 other Colour

Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Sue, from our design team has chosen #178 Black + White + 1 other colour.. I am expecting to see some wonderful entries over the next two weeks. For more information and to see the design team's creations please pop over to the blog. 

How my card was created.......
Stamps - Dreams can come true - from Inkylicous.  Butterfly - from my stash. 

Materials used - Black + White spotted card, Yellow card, white card, all from my stash. 
Yellow pencils to colour the butterfly.  3 d foam pads-  Ink - Onyx Black Versafine. 
Dies - Several from a Square Nesting Set  of dies. 
Thanks again, please visit again, stay well and safe. 


Tuesday 26 July 2022

Recycle Something

 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. For the next two weeks our challenge will be #301 Recycle Something. Time to use up some of your old and maybe used stash, give it some new life. For more info., and to see the design teams recycled creations please visit the blog.

For my card, I removed the X-stitched Aida from an old but clean card. I ironed out the creases and adhered it to a piece of card. I found a photo frame which I cut down to cover a 5 x 7 card.  A totally recycled card, ready for Christmas.  Have fun, there is so much can be achieved. 

Monday 18 July 2022

Outdoor Sport


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at Make My Monday. Claudia has chosen #179 Outdoor Sports.  For more infor and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, the Oudoor Sport had to be golf, the ex football players in my family have now taken up with golf, so this card will suit a few men in the coming months.  I started with a sq of watercolour card. Splattered Mowed Lawn (appropriate), then spritzed with water. Dipped and dried the card, several times. I stamped a selection of the small stamps from the set to create the background. The sentiment and golfer are from the same set Craft 'UK' Rubber stamps - Sports Collection.  These were stamped onto white card, the golfer coloured with Promrkers, fussy cut, glued to the card. The sentiment, added to coloured card and adhered with 3d foam tape. Finally a black Promarker edged the card, rather than adding another layer of card. Take care and stay safe. 

Friday 15 July 2022

Holidays UK and US

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges, Veronika has chosen for the letter H - H is for Holidays. We can either create the UK choice for Vacational Holidays or the American choice of Christmas time Holidays. For more details and to see the creations by the design team please visit the blog. 
For my US version, Here is a card made with Crafter's Companion stamps from a Snow Day kit. I used several DI to stamp snowflakes on the background. On the main design I blended with Chipped Sapphire. Promarkers to colour the remainder. 

For the UK version of Holiday I have chosen to make a beach scene for a vacation. For the card I have used Hobby Art stamps - Coastal Create-It Stamps. The card has a curved aperture front, with more cut out work on the card.  I used Aquamarkers to watercolour the design.  I hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to you taking part in the Alphabet Challenge. Stay well and safe. 

A Shaker Card


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkle Monthly Challenges, Claudia has chosen for #154 A Shaker Card. For more details and to see the amazing inspiration created by the design team,  please visit the blog. 

I started with a 5" x 7 " white card. The paper is from a 12 x 12 paper/card pad from The Works. Aperture and frame created with dies. Acetate, assorted blue and silver beads. A pair of Tattered Butterflies by Lyndsey Mason. The stamped flower is by My Paper World. All colouring medium is with Promarkers. Stay well and please be safe. 

Thursday 14 July 2022

Get Inky!


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I have chosen for        #177 Get Inky!  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, plaease visit the blog,

For my 6" card, I have a navy blue mat on a white card. I coloured the next layer with Worn Lipstick and Picked Rasberry DI. Coloured the main images with Promarkers. All the stamps are from a Crafter's Companion Stocking and Presents kit. Stay safe and take care. 

Tuesday 12 July 2022


Hello, welcome and to all the players, design teams, visitors Congratulations.  Over at Cardz for Guyz we are celebrating our 300th challenge post. I am so thrilled that the blog I started so long ago is still going strong, I thank everyone who has participated over the years, since 2014.  So I chose for our challenge #300 Congratulations.  

I started using a 5" x7" card. First covered with a dull gold paper. I then used an assortment of Washi tape of the same tones and hues. Added to a peice of card, sort of diagonally. I began in the middle and worked ouwards on each side,  all ends neatly folded behind the card. I added to the main card with foam tape.  I adhered across the card a strip of toning ribbon. The Congratulations word and backing cut with die cuts. 
I would love to see your Congratulations card over on the blog. Take care and stay safe. 


Monday 4 July 2022


 Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday, we start a new two week challenge. Billie a has chosen #178 Splatters!! (Splashes). For more details and to see the inspiration by the DT please visit the blog, 

For my card,  I was inspired by many of the Splattered cards on Pinterest, so thanks to all the persons who had created such beautiful creations. I starterd with a 6" white scallop edge card.  Watercolour card for the image. Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio DI, sprayed with water, card smooched into the ink, Sheena Douglass Dragonfly - A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colours  stamped in black onto card. Splattered card with Cracked Pistachio. Dragonfly wings stamped onto white card, painted with two colours, glitter added, fussy cut, decoupaged onto the previously stamped black dragonfly.  Crystal gems added. Enjoy.

Friday 1 July 2022

#138 Stars

 Hello, welcome to my blog, there is another post below this, also for the 1st July, if you would like to scroll down. Today we begin the new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  For July Heather has chosen #138 Stars. For more details and to see the inspiration from the DT please visit the blog. 

I covered the front of a 6" sq. white card with a sheet of holographic pink card. The white card was embossed on both sides with a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment, from a stamp set by TEXT(ures) by Lou Collins - Seasonal Sentiments. The stars were created with a punch using the same pink card.  Embroidery thread added, secured and stars added with 3d foam pads. Happy crafting. 

Alphabet Challenges - G is for Giggle

Hello, thanks for your visit. Our challenge at Alphabet Challenges for the next two weeks, starting today is G is for Giggle, a humerous card. For more details and to see the DT inspiration please visit the blog. 
I used a 5 x 7 in white card, covered with navy card. Then added a sheet of paper from my magazine stash. The main image is matted onto yellow and navy card raised on 3 d foam pads. The image was created using 3 cats from a stamp set free with a magazine ages ago, The paw borders and sentiment are from the same set. I hope you feel inspired to give the challenge a shot. Happy Crafting,