Monday 24 April 2023



hellow and welcome ot my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Pamela has chosen #199 Flowers. Such a variety of choices available. I know you will enjoy creating a card with flowers. To see the inspiration from the design team, please go to the blog. 
I used a white tall slimline card. The mat is a pale blue card. The main white panel was edged with Tumbled Glass DI. The stamps are Botanical Wishes included in the Simply Cards and Papercrafting magazine #241. I used the technique of wet splodging with diluted Distress Oxide  - Lucky Clover to colour the bottle, which was dried and fussy cut. The stems of the flowers stamped onto the neck of the bottle. The flowers were stamped onto a seperate white card, coloured with Promarkers. Glitter added here and there. Fussy cut and both the bottle and flowers glued to the card. Sentiment from the set stamped. Glass domed beads glued to the card. 

Friday 21 April 2023

Black and White

Hello, and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Veronika has chosen B is for Black and White. To see the wonderful inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 
I made a 6" sq white card. I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder to create two strips of patterned black card looking like metal plates. I added a strip of black and white designed paper down the outer third. I stamped the motorbike from Personal Impressions 3 times, adhering parts to the 3 squares. Adding 3 silver gems and a circular greeting from my stash. The reason I chose to make the above card is I made a card for a challenge of Embossing at Cardz 4 Guyz just a few days ago and the embossing folder and stamp were still on my desk. Enjoy your crafting. 


Thursday 20 April 2023


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn has chosen 
#197 Cocktails. To see the inspiration created by the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a slimline card, 8" x 4". A black mat. I was inspired by a photograph of a card in a magazine. I didn't use the technique featured but followed the design. The inspiration was featured in Creative Stamping #98 - the stamps by Hunkydory and the article was 'Fun with Fruit'. The stamps I blended for the background and the fruity cocktail were All Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries. Have fun, stay well and happy crafting. 


Embossing Wet or Dry

Hello and welcome to my blog. Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is #320 Embossing Wet or Dry.  To see the wonderful insperation from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a 7" sq. scallop edge white card. I used black card to mat and layer all the additional sections. The backing paper is from LOTV paper pad, Father Knows Best. I embossed 3 strips of silver mirri card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The stamp is by Personal Impressions, stamped 3 times. Coloured with shades of grey and blue Promarkers. I added 3 circle paperclips. Added a peel off sentiment onto black card.  I hope you enjoy the challenge of embossing either the Heat Embossing (Wet) or the Embossing Folder technique. (Dry). Take care and happy crafting.


Saturday 15 April 2023

Emboss It!

 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, we thank Jo on the DT for choosing #163 Emboss It!. To see the DT's inspiration please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" sq white card, added a black mat, I used black to mat my horizontal and embossed panels . I found the wonderful purple dotty paper in my stash. The embossed card was created with a twisted swirls embossing folder, on a Hunkydory Matfantastic piece of purple card. I highlighted the embossed areas with DI Dusty Concord. I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves. adding crystal jewels to the centres. Die cut the sentiment Hello. I hope you enjoy the challenge, whether you go for a heat embossed card or like me, you went for the dry embossing, have fun.  Take care.

Monday 10 April 2023

Frame It!

 Hello,wishing you a Happy Easter. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Billie A has chosen a lovely challenge we don't often see. #198 Frame It! Please visit the blog, above, to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team. We do have a DT Call at present, if you are interested please contact me with any questions. 

For my card, as usual a 6" white sq card, I don't often do anything different. 'Note to self, try something different for the next one'. I have a silver mirri mat, then a blue card layer. The remainder of the card has been made with papers from The Paper Boutique family, on a USB which I bought some time ago. I created the frame using two of my circular dies, added clear crystal gems from my stash. Best wishes and happy crafting. 

Saturday 8 April 2023

A is for Adorable (Cute)

 Hello, wishing everyone, who celebrates, a Happy Easter. We have a new challenge over at  Alphabet Challenges - Melanie on the DT has chosen A is for Adorable (Cute). Yes, we have completed another session of A-Z and are starting again. If you would like to see the inspiration from the DT please visit the blog.

I have constructed a 6" card, using a cute topper from a Cute & Cuddly Hunkydory Whopper Topper Pad. The gold mirri card, plain and patterned papers, gem stones are from my stash. For the background I created three panels, have fun and please stay well and safe. 

Thursday 6 April 2023

Easel Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. It being my turn on the rota, I chose one of my favourite folded cards ;- #196 An Easal Card, there are many styles of this folded card which makes them so interesting. To see the designs by the design team, please visit the blog above. 

I started with a 6" scallop edge card, I then adhered to the flat piece, a mat of gold mirri. I then folded the front of the card in half, scored and burnished with a bone folder. I added gold mirri to the folded over piece, leaving the back plain. Once the mirri mats were secure I then cut and added pieces of card from the Hunkydory Spring Birdsong designed card. Finally I added small additions, one acting as the stopper. Gold sparkly gems added. I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Numbered Birthday

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. The challenge was chosen by me this time round. #319 Numbered Birthday, we need to see an age on your card. To see the wonderful idinspiration by the design teaam, please visit the blog. 

Fo my card, I have used Silver mirri card for backing the main elements. the designer paper and topper are from a Hunkydory set, part of a large kit called Sporting Silhouettes. The number is from a Peel off sheet, coloured with a black alcohol pen. The sentiment is from my stash, I used black glossy card to fit with the black glossy parts of the kit. One of my grandsons will soon be 17, so his card is ready in advance. I know as a footballer this will make him smile. 

Sunday 2 April 2023

April Challenge - Colour Palette

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Dragonfly Dreams. Cluadia has chosen  April Challenge - Colour Palette, see below. 

 A white 6" sq. card. Black and turquoise oval die cuts. The flowers are by Dreamees stamps, which are doubled up with a gem stone added to the centre.  I coloured them with Promarkers.  I added glitter to the larger flower, for no reason than I like a bit of glitter. The leaves are die cuts from my stash. The birthday sentiment is also from my stash I hope you enjoy using the colour palette. 

Saturday 1 April 2023

#147 Christmas Presents / Parcels

 Hello, today we begin a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges - for April we have chosen by Sue #147 Christmas Presents/Parcels. To see the wonderful inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" white sq. card. For the mats and layers I used silver, red and navy blue card. The stamps are from a kit from Crafter's Companions - Stockings and Presents. I water smooshed the background page, when dry I smooshed the edges with DI Chipped Sapphire. Promarkers coloured all of the images. I fussy cut the two parcels and three stars, adhering with either d.s tape or a foam pad. Have fun.