Monday 24 October 2022


 Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday -             #186 Spooky or Halloween Colours. Please visit the challenge blog for more details and to see the inspiration by the design team. 

For my DT entry, I made a card and a Trick or Treat box. The card the children can share and I am making Trick or Treat boxes for 4 of my grandchildren.  The card is a tall slimline card with a black mat, an orange background. The spider, skull  and pumkins are all stamps by Tandastamps, sorry, no longer in business. The pumpkins were stamped onto foam and dried  with a heat tool. The Halloween Inchies are from Inkadinkadoo. Black Soot DI blended around the edges. Happy Halloween to all who enjoy the event. 

Friday 21 October 2022

O is for Outer Space

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Billie A has chosen O is for Outer Space. For more details and to see the interpretation of the challenge by the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, I used a tent folding 5 x 7 white card. A silver mirri mat. Background paper from my stash. The Planet paper is a scrunched up wet paper coloured with mica inks. Dried and cut with a die. The oxygen umbilical cord is a piece of silver ribbon. Coloured spaceman with Promarkers. 3 Silver stars added and scattered small stars with glue pen and diamond sparkles glitter. Die cut sentiment. in silver mirri. Hope you are inspired to join the challenge. 


Thursday 20 October 2022

Halloween Colours

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.   Pamela has chosen #184 Halloween or Anything in Halloween Colours. For more info and to see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog.
For my card I chose a Kanban shaped card, standing tent shape it has a rocker base, which adds a little more fun to the card.  The main image is Bewitched, a gorgeous stamp from the amazing Pink Ink Designs girls. All Halloween background colours were created by blending DI's. All colours used on Bewitched were Promarkers, and a few pencils. A little amount of glitter added using a Quickie glue pen. Die cut sentiment added. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I look forward to seeing your entries.


Tuesday 18 October 2022

Autumnal Colours


Hello, I hope you are well. thanks for your visit. The stats say you visit, but you must be shy, for not leaving any comments. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Julie has chosen                   #307 Autumnal Colours. Please visit the blog for more info and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I have chosen a landscape 5 x 7 in. white card. Black mat card. A piece of green tartan for contrast. White card background coloured with Distress inks,  stamps from the stamp set stamped with Sepia ink.  Squirrel, leaves and acorns from Sheena Douglass Little Acorn set. Promarkers and watercolours used as colour mediums. Die cut circle and frame. Birthday sentiment and twine from stash. 

Saturday 15 October 2022


Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, Zowie has chosen #157  Owls.
Please visit  the blog  for more info and to see the inspiration from the design team. 
For my first card, a few of the team are taking a break, I have a Kraft scallop edge card. All background papers are from a Papermania Christmas pad. Season greeting from Dreamees. The owl stamp is by Woodware Stamps. - Christmas Hoot. Coloured with Promarkers. I added Fluffy stuff on the hat brim and pom-pom. Love watching it fluff up when heated. 


For my second card- again a Kraft scallop edge card. I used a bark embossing folder with Kraft card, then lightly coloured with DI Gathered Twigs. An oval was die cut, stamped with Swirley Whirly Owl Family by Little Claire stamps. Coloured with Promarkers. Leaf branch from my stash added, with an appropiate greeting stamp. Enjoy your challenge. 

Monday 10 October 2022

#185 Birthday Wishes

 Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Mary has chosen #185 Birthday Wishes. For details and to see the design team's inspiration, please visit the blog.

It's my grandson Ewan's birthday today. we had a small family party for him today. I had great difficulty in finding a suitable card for him, I tried 3 shops in 2 towns without any luck, I know what was I doing going in a shop to buy a card? No excuse, I am just so busy at the present time. So, I had to get on with making him this card. He loves me making his cards, anyway, so I was so pleased at the size of his smile when he opened the envelope. Th main image is a Mo Manning digi stamp Video Boy, perfect for Ewan. He likes bright colours, so I used papers frtom a paper pad from The Works, Coloured the image with Promarkers and pens. Small round greeting is from Dreamees, his name from an ABC digi set.  It's been another busy day day, I've been to a Stamperama Craft Event at Newcastle Racecourse, loved seeing and chatting with the stamp stall holders. A crafty fix with lots of new stamps to play with. 

Friday 7 October 2022


 Hello, today we began a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Lynda has chosen N is for Nature. Please visit the blog for more details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

I have 6" white card with a black mat. Papers are from a Dovecraft - Nature's Grace paper pad. The die cut flowers are by Lisa Horton , the stamp and label are from my stash.  Hope you enjoy the challenge. I look forward to seeing your creations on Nature. 

Thursday 6 October 2022

Awareness Cause

Hello, thanks for your visit.  We begin a new challenge today over at Cardz 4 Galz. Debbie has chosen one,  #183 Breast Cancer or another Cancer Awareness or any other Awareness Cause. The design team's inspiration are on the blog, so please pop over to see what we have been doing. 

October is the global awareness month for Breast Cancer, so I am hoping we can have a strong interest in this area. I however, have two autistic grandsons, so currently feel a bond with their cause. The Jigsaw with multiple colours is their emblem, which is shown in my card, inspired by Pinterest. I have mixed various colours for the background papers. Decoupaged some jigsaw pieces and randomly added other jigsaw pieces.  The added sentiment is by Dreamees Designs. Take care and stay well. 


Tuesday 4 October 2022

Teddy Bears

 Hello, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz we begin a new challenge. Dawn has chosen one suitable for a young person - #306 Teddy Bears. For more inspiration from the design team please check out the blog. 

I have made a Kanban round scallop card, into a round easel card.  Papers and sentiments are all from a Hunkydory Whopper Cute and Cuddly paper pad for children.  A quick and easy selection from the Adorable Scorable pad.  Apologies, for my minimum creative example.  I can't find my Teddy bear stamp. 

Saturday 1 October 2022


Hello, thanks for joining me. Today we have a new challenge starting on Sparkles Christmas Challenges
Dawn has chosen #141 Holly and or Ivy. Anything from a sprig to a branch. For more details and to see the design team's inspiration please visit the blog.
For my 5" sq, white card, I covered the front of the card with red card, added a strip of patterned paper from my Christmas stash, Added a pretty red ribbon and bow. Added 3 red gems. The main image is by Imagination Crafts - a Decoupage Stamp of the Holly, I coloured the layers with Promarkers, a gold glitter pen and Glossy Accents on the berries.  At the highest point there are 3 decoupage layers.