Monday 30 January 2023

Love is in the Air

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. It being my turn to choose the theme, the time of year it is I have chosen #193 Love is in the Air.  To see the varied ideas from the design team, please visit the blog, 
For my card - techniques and materials used;-

Red, black and grey card - a white 6" sq. card. Heart shaped dies, word 'love' die. 
An embossing folder. 
Black and crystal gems. - A silver gel pen.
I hope you are enjoying the challenges and will be having a go. 

Friday 27 January 2023

V is for Vellum

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges . Debbie has chosen V is for Vellum. To see the wonderful designs created by the design team, please visit the blog. 
I added a yellow mat onto my white base card, 6" sq. Again a white card for the green mat to lay on.
The green vellum sheet was then stamped with Versamark on opposite corners, with the Chrysanthemum  stamp by Pink Frog.  Heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Coloured on the reverse with Promarkers, orange and yellow flowers and green leaves. Vellum adhered to the green card with gold split pins. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, heat embossed again with gold embossing powder. Edges torn, adhered on the reverse side.


Thursday 26 January 2023

A Shaped Card

Hello and weldcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Claudia has chosen for #191 A Shaped Card. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog.
My card is called a Double Fold  Easel. I found the instructions on You Tube.  
The stamp is by Kanban - A Rose stamp, which I cut up and arranged on the card.  Flowers and leaves coloured with Promarkers. The beautiful sentiment is one from Lisa Horton. Card used includes the black card and lime green Adorable Scorable from Hunkydory. The fancy black and white card from my stash.  I hope you enjoy playing with the challenge. 


Tuesday 24 January 2023


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today a new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Guyz. Helen has chosen 
 #314 Pets. I am so looking forward to seeting the variety of Pets you all adore, the most popular they say in the UK are cats and dogs. To see the fabulous cards from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I have made a 5 x 7In tent fold card. Mat covered with purple card. Added an ink stained lilac paper to add the die cut circles for the cats.  The cat stamps were a free gift with a magazine. Stamped with Versafine Claire Nocturne. Hand scribbled around the edgedges with a black, then a gold pen.  Paw prints rendomley stamped. 


Monday 16 January 2023

Favourite theme from 2022 @ MMM

 Hello everyone, I hope you are well and you are enjoying your crafting. We begin a new challenge at Make My Monday today, I have chosen one where you will need to look back during the year at Make My Monday - #192 Choose your favourite theme, giving the # and the title of the theme from 2022. To see the favourites and creations from the design team please visit the blog.

I chose from February 2022 # 172 Use Washi Tape. I have loads of it. Why? I have no idea, I love it but just don't use it enough, so here was another reason to use some. The main white card is 7 x 5 in. covered with a pretty reddy/tan colour, embossed using an embossing folder. The white panel has strips of Washi tape. The flower  is on a circle base of Washi tape. The sentiment stamp is by Lisa Horton. I hope you like my card and feel you will enter the challenge. 

Friday 13 January 2023

Under the Weather/Get Well

 Hello and welcome. today we begin a new letter in the Alphabet Challenges. Meg has chosen U is for Under the Weather/Get Well. To see the creations from the design team, please visit the blog.

I decorated a tall slimline.  Black card was used for the large and 3 small mats. The stamps are by Woodware stamps - 'Take It Easy' , coloured with Promarkers. have fun and please stay well.

Thursday 12 January 2023


 Hello, welcome, I hope you are well and safe. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Helen has chosen #190 CAS (Clean and Simple). To see the creations by the design team please visit the blog. 

My card is a 6 x4 in, I coloured the edge of a white card with the broad end of a Promarker to give it the appearance of being a layer. The panel has been coloured with Worn Lipstick and blended with Picked Rasberry. The flower heads were stamped with the Picked Rasberry.  The sweet pea stamps were stamped onto white card, coloured with Promarkers, fussy cut then adhered to the card. The stamps and sentiment are all from an A4 set of stamps by Card Making Magic, an addition to the magazine Creative Stamping #111. I hope you enjoy the challenge and have fun. 

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Birthday for a Child


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - Melanie has chosen the theme #313 Birthday for a Child. To see the design team's creations, please visit the above blog. 

I blended various blue Distress Inks for the background. Using green card I then cut the grass strips. Each animal,  flower and the sentiment are from the same set of stamps by Sam Calcott, which were included with the magazine Creative Stamping #117. I coloured them all with Promarkers and fussy cut each one, adhereing the lower animals and flowers with glue, then the cow and sheep adhered with 3D foam pads.  The number 2 stamped from a set of numbers in my stash. 

Monday 2 January 2023

Something New


Hello, thanks for your visit. A happy new year to you and yours. Today we begin a two weekly challenge at Make My Monday - Meg has chosen #191 Something New. We are all looking forward to seeing your new Craft Stash. To see the creastions and their new craft stash from the design team, please visit the blog. 

My Something New -  I ordered from Paper Dienamics on Hobbymaker, a complete set of toppers, background papers and inserts  called - Rouge Noir Stash Set. This set will keep me busy for sometime but I'm hopeful they will appeal and sell in the charity shop I support. 

The card is 7" sq. with scallop edges. It has a black mat, fancy background paper, which I gutted, so I have another piece of the paper for another card. Then the main image was added to a piece of red card. I added red gemstones, also I added lots of drops of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Accents Berry Sparkle. Finally I stamped the birthday greeting from my stash. 

Sunday 1 January 2023

#144 Sparkle/Glitter Accents


Weldcome to my blog, the first card for 2023, can be found in Sparkles Christmas Challenges -

 #144 Sparkles/Glitter Accents  - chosen by Zowie.  To see the wonderful inspoiration form the design team please visit the blog.

My card is a white scallop edge card with a soft gold mat. The main stamp is a Holly Wreath by Woodware Stamp Designs. To colour the wreath I used Promarkers, a pale green Tooli-Art glitter paint pen. Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Accents - Berry Sparkle created the berries. The berries were stamped from the same stamp set, using a dark green ink, coloured sections with a gold gel glitter gel pen.

May 2023 be a happy, healthy and peaceful year for you.