Monday 27 March 2023

P is for................


Hi, thanks for stopping by. Today we begin our new challenge at Make My Monday. Pamela has chosen for #197 P is for.................To see the DT. inspiration please visit the blog. 

I used papers from my stash and gold mirri card. The stamp Pansy is by Imagination Crafts - in the Decoupage stamp range. i have four layers of the stamp decoupaged. I used Promarkers to colour the stamp parts. The sentiment is part of the stamp set. Purple gems added to embellish. Take care.

Friday 24 March 2023

Z is for Zodiac

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today sees the end of another session of Alphabet Challenges. Lynda has chosen for the next challenge Z is for Zodiac - Anything related. To see the DT inspiration please visit the blog. 

My 6" card has a background from a pad from The Works, set onto a soft gold mat. I used a Digi download and highlighted all the printed lines with a gold glitter pen. I added gold shimmery gems to the centre and outer spoke joins. Added die cut moons from wasted cut outs. Added a die cut Birthday wishes in soft gold onto a black background to create a dropped shadow. I hope you enjoy the challenge

Thursday 23 March 2023

Spring Flowers

 Hello and welcome. We begin a new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz. Our challenge, chosen by Lynda is #195 Spring Flowers. Please visit the blog above to see the inspiration from the design team.

I like these tall slimline cards. I started by adding a mat of yellow glitter card. A panel of green Hunkydory Adorable Scorable card. The spring flowers stamp is Dreamy Daffodils added in the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine #240. Promarkers to colour the daffodils, which I also decoupaged. A glitter pen used around the daffodil panel. A thin white organza ribbon tied around the flower panel.' Happy Birthday' sentiment added from my stash on a piece of yellow glitter card. Thanks for popping by.

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Any Colouring Medium


 Hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.   #318 Any Colouring Medium chosen by Pamela.  To see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog.  

I used a  white 6" sq. card. These are the materials and techniques I used. 

Black and yellow card for the mat and layer.  DI Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers created the watersplashed background. Hunkydory Love of Stamps - Sporting Chance stamps and silhouettes created the stamped and second generation stamping on the background and the sports equipment in the centre. A yellow die cut circle and a white one, coloured by blending DI Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn. The sports equipment coloured with Promarkers, fussy cut and adhered to the lower part of the circles. Have fun colouring your project. 

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Clean and Simple

Hello, I hope you are well. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Helen has chosen #162 Clean and Simple (C&S). To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a 5x7in Kraft card, sorry for the poor colour of the Kraft card. The stamp is -Shop 'till you Drop by Daisy B stamps. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Coloured with pencils, Sentiment is by Stamps by ME.  I hope you will be able to join in our challenge, remember it is for a month, so you have lots of time. Stay well. 


Monday 13 March 2023

Spring Colours

Hello, I hope you are well, warm and enjoying crafting. Today we begin a new challenge at 
Make My Monday, Sue has chosen #196 Spring Colours, whatever you wish to make, as long as the coloures are Spring colours. I know we in the UK have had a lot of snow but let's see something really spring like to cheer us all up and to look forward to.

I recently saw this style card on Facebook and have been eager to give it a try. It is called a 'Floating Topper'. I used strips of spring coloured papers from my stash, which I adhered to my floating topper. The flower and leaves are Lisa Horton die cuts. The sentiment stamp is an ancient one from my stash. Take care and please have a go.


Friday 10 March 2023

Y is for something Yummy

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin another challenge at Alphabet Challenges, we are so close to the end of another A-Z.  Billie A has chosen for Y - Y is for something Yummy. I found it interesting to see the design team have so many ideas about Yummy items. I loved the idea of everyone of them. If you wouldl like to see their inspiration then please visit the blog. 

My idea of a Yummy item is Ice Cream, not just a small ice cream but something I can't have (health reasons) a large Sundae or Knickerbocker Glory. So Yummy!. I placed a silver mirri card for the mat. The stamp is by Creative Expressions - Sundae, designed by Sam Poole. It is an oldie but I think a Goldie. I coloured the ice cream and sauce with Promarkers and highlighted areas on the glass, I added Glossy Accents to the cherry on top and the additional cherries, from a recent stamp set. A gold pen highlighted the sugar sparkles. I swooshed the background with Peacock Feathers. Added sparkly glitter gems. Have fun with your Yummy item and please stay safe and warm.

Thursday 9 March 2023

Using Vellum

Hellow and welcome to my blog. I'm 12 hours late in posting the challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Apologies to all concerned. As we all kno, sometimes real life, gets in the way of our hobby. Now back to the business in hand. Tonight we have a new challenge chosen by Billie A. #194 To use Vellum. To see the Design teams inspiration please visit the blog.  
I made a C6 card - 6 x 4 in. A black and pink mat. The main  purple sheet, has an embossed piece of vellum added with a purple ribbon across the join. I used an embossing folder. A die cut circle with a Hobby Art stamp, coloured with Promarkers. For those who want to get ahead, it is Mother's Day on March 19th in the UK. Go dig out your vellum ladies and have ago. Stay well. Hugs.


Tuesday 7 March 2023

Make Us Smile

Hello, welcome to my blog. I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your crafting. Today we begin our next challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Julie has chosen for #317 Make us Smile. To see the wonderful inspiration from our design team, please visit the blog.

I started with a navy blue scallope edge card, used red and white for mats. The design sheet and decoupaged images are from a CD. - Flippen Families by La Pashe. An Oldie but a Goldie. I'm sure you will recognise An Officer and a Gentleman. Have fun with your projects. 

Sunday 5 March 2023

Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors

Hello, welcome to my blog and my second design card for Dragonfly Dreams. Elizabeth DT chose for us -Outdoors.  To see more of the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog.
For my card, my base is a 6" sq. card, but the design, on a double mat of white and black is 4.75".
For my design I used watercolour card.  The stamp is Poppy Lea by Inkylicious. I blended, in turn DI's Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Fossilized Amber. Promarkers coloured the flowers and grasses.
 A little dot of glitter here and there to add a touch of sparkle. Sentiment from my stash. 


Wednesday 1 March 2023

Warm Winter Clothes

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at 
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - #146 Warm Winter Clothes, chosen by Debs. if you wish to see more of the design team's creations please visit the blog. 

For my card, I used a Kraft card with scalloped edges, 6" sq. for the base. A black mat card. Papers are from Lily of the Valley Kraft Christmas  paper pad. It's a shame that they no longer produce paper pads.The stamp is #ST336 I don't know it's name. I coloured the background by blending in DI Tumbled Glass for the sky and snow. I used Promarkers to colour the stamped image, keeping to vintage tones.  A little glitter here and there, and why not? 3 punches stars to embellish. A die used for the sentiment.