Friday 30 December 2022

T is for Thank You

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. I have chosen      T is for Thank You. Many of us may be sending Thank You cards just after the Christmas/Holiday season.   To see the inspiration for the challenge by the wonderful design team, please visit the blog.

For my card, I began with a white card. I added a black mat. In each corner of the card I stamped with black Versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The stamp is by Pink Frog - Chrysanthemums. I coloured with various shades of orange. I added Star Dust Stickles. A die cut sentiment for Thank You from my stash. Finally I added an assortment of sequins and small beads. 

Thursday 29 December 2022

Dragonfly Dreams DT

Hello and welcome to my blog. There is a DT Call at the Dragonfly Dreams blog. I decided to apply, because it is only monthly at the beginning of a month and , if I am successful it will fit in with my challenges schedule  My 6" sq white card has a muted gold mat with an Adorable Scorable beautiful pink second mat. The girl in the hat is a stamp by Daisy B  - Sunflower girl. I used Promarkers and pencils to colour. Embellished with pink glittery gems.  Sentiment from my die stash, using the pink pearlised card. 
Thanks for popping by.


Favourite Theme from 2022

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, which I chose. 

#189 Choose your Favourite challenge from our blog during 2022   

To see the choices and creations made by the design team, please visit the blog.

For my DT card my choice is from February 2022 #166 Use Kraft Card. 

The dress is by Daisy B stamps - Sparkle Dress, coloured with Promarkers, a Gold Gel pen from The Works. Cosmic Shimmer 3D Sparkle Accents - Berry Sparkle are the small red dots which are so amaszingly sparkly, which sadly don't look as good as they are. A die cut Glitter card sentiment. Finally pink sparkly embellishments added. Kraft card with a black mat onto a scallop edged Kraft folded card.

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Winter Theme

Hello, I hope you have had a lovely, peaceful Christmas. 

Todaay we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, Jolanda has chosen 
for #312 Winter Theme.  Please visit the blog to see the inspiration from the design team. 
I used a C6 card - 6" x 4".
The decorated panel measures 5" x 2.5" matted onto black card. 
The sheep are from Stamp Addicts. The remainder of the stamps in the scene -5 in all- are
 by Hobby Art stamps. The birds are hand drawn, the level of my drawing skills. 
Coloured with Promarkers, glue pen and Glanour Dust added for snow effect. 
Sentiment a small wooden stamp in my stash. 

Monday 19 December 2022

Gifts - Stamped or Created

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at  Make My Monday. 

Jackie has chosen #190 Gifts Stamped or Created. To see the design team's inspirational creations, please visit the above blog,

My card for the challenge is a 6" scallop edge white card, the focal point being a die cut label with a stamp from LOTV - Penguin Presents. Coloured with Promarkers. The additional round stamp, small greetings label stamps and the background frosty papers are also from LOTV. 

The white popcorn ribbon - as snowballs, is from my stash. 

Thursday 15 December 2022

Gnome Home for the Holidays


Hello, welcome again, this is my second post today. We have a new challenge starting today at 

Sparkles Monthly Challenges, so you have until 14th January to enter this challenge -

 #159 Gnome Home for the Holidays

I started with a small circle card from Kanban, made it into an easel card. The stamp is from a set of stamps - Christmas Gnomes gifted with a Creative Stamping #102 magazine. Coloured with Promarkers, with a little addition of a gold gel pen. The easel stopper sentiment is also from the set, raised on foam pads for the stopper.  Take dcare and have fun. 

Fun in the Snow


Hello, welcome to my blog Today we begin a two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I chose the theme, this time #188 Fun in the Snow.  To see the design team's creations please visit the blog.
I used a white 4 6" sq. card. Added a silver mirri mat, placed the pretty aquamarine card. Cut and shaped both silver mirri and the white stamped corner. The stamp is an old, but faithful one from LOTV. Coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment from my stash. Have fun and enjoy your crafting. 

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Male Oriental card

Good morning, welcome to my blog. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz we are starting a new two weekly blog. It is my turn on the design team to choose the topic. I have chosen #311 Something Beginning with 'O' . To see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 
For my card, I cdhoose a 6" white square card. Matted the card with red card. Created an aperture on a piece of white card, behind which I added a dry embossed piece of blue card, adhered to the main card. A die cut aperture frame in red added. Sentiment gold heat embossed onto vellum, then added behind the aperture. Two sentiment stamps , gold embossed to opposite corners. The goldfish were created by smooshing Abondoned Coral and Wild Honey. Dried then stamped with Versaclair Nocturn. Fish added around the aperture circle. Stamps and embossing folder included in the Creative Stamping #104 magazine. Have fun, enjoy cdrafting and a very Happy, Peaceful Christmas /Holidays to all. 


Monday 5 December 2022

A Winter card - Not Christmas

 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Claaudia has chosen for #189 A Winter Card but Not for Christmas. To see the inspiration from my fellow design team buddies, please visit the the MMM blog. 

I was inspired by a tutorial in the Creative Stamping #90 magazine. The background was created with swishes of Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles and Broken China. Chipped Sapphire was blended around the edges and along the horizon line. I sprinkled water, patted dry and heat dried.  The trees and deer were stamped with Versafine Clair - Nocturn. Trees were darkened, a white gel pen and then glitter added to the branches, horizon line and to ground the stag and deer. The white card added to Navy card with sentiment heat embossed with white E.P. Matted onto a green piece of card. Have fun, stay safe. 

Saturday 3 December 2022

Non-Tradtional Colours

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Melanie has chosen #143 Non-Traditional Christmas colours. Please visit the blog for any more details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

I began with a white scallope edged card, then added a silver mirri mat. 
Dreamees papers from the Simply Christmas CD.
The stamp is Wandering Star by Little Clair Designs (Sadly Closed)
A ribbon strip of bright sparkly pink paper.
Sentiment and pnk card Candi are from my stash 
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Have fun, thanks for your support during 2022.
 I wish you a Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays. 

CAS Reduce It!

 Hello, sorry I am late, better late than never. On Friday we bagean a new challenge at 

Alphabet Challenges. Veronica had chosen R is for Reduce It! - CAS. To see the inspirational creations from the design team, please visit the blog.

I made a 5" white card. On a smaller piece of white card I stamped the perfume bottle with flowers from a Colorado Craft set given with a Simply Cards and Papercraft #228 magazine. I used Promarkers to colour, including around the edge of the stamped topper and the sentiment. Have fun and take care.