Sunday, 8 December 2013

Challenge 7 at Scribble and Scrap-Always anything goes

Hello and welcome to the new challenge at:

As usual it's Anything Goes

Thank you so much for all your wonderful entries last time, they were all fabulous.

Here's my DT card


I used one of the toppers that's in the Owl Kit 2 and added a little bit of glitter on their heads and the branch.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo, and the backing papers are  a freebie from Crafter's Companion that I got in a magazine.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this time.  Have fun, and good luck

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Love Joy Peace .......

Hello and welcome, sorry I haven't been able to get round to all your blogs for the last few days, I am soooo behind with Christmas this year, it's ridiculous!

Anyhow's, here's my entry for Challenge 6 - Merry Christmas - over at:


I decided to make an easel card, and layered in Green and Red card from The Papermill, and embossed it using the Die'sire Embossalicious 'Let it Snow' folder.  Next I stamped the image, which is from Imagination Crafts 'Dove' stamp set with Versamark and embossed it with Detailed White Embossing Powder, and coloured the leaves and berries with Promarkers.  I attached it to Silver Mirri before putting it onto the red and green layers.  The little dove and the sentiment were also stamped and embossed in the same way as the main image.

Till next time ...............

Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Challenge at Just for Fun

Hello and welcome to the December challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone that took part last month, we had some fabulous entries.

This month's theme is 'CHRISTMAS'

Here's my DT card:


I started with an 8 x 8 card blank, and edged it with Gilding Flakes, next I took a pre-embossed card and coloured it with Pan Pastels and green red and gold Stickles.  The Christmas trees are a Memory Box die cut with Glitter paper which I've had for years!!  I used the gilding flakes and glitter paper for the sentiment using Rob Addams dies

The prize this month is:


We look forward to seeing all your entries ................... Good luck

Monday, 25 November 2013

Die-ing for Christmas!

Hi there welcome to my blog.  Thank you for the kind comments you leave on my posts.

Today I have a Christmas card for you:


I started this card by cutting out the bauble shape from the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die. I then embossed it with the Die'sire Embossalicious 'Let it Snow' embossing folder.  Next I cut out the Glowing Candles die from Memory Box and coloured it with my Promarkers.  Although it doesn't show up, I added glitter to the candle wax.

The next step was to make the background.  I embossed red and green card with the same embossing folder and then cut the strips, placing a strip of mirri board across the centre.  Finally I cut out the Merry Christmas from Rob Addams All occasions dies and added some gems from my stash.


Till next time ................

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Challenge 6 over at Scribble and Scrap

Hi, and Welcome to the new challenge at:

.  Thank you to everyone who took part last time, we had over 200 entries and they were all amazing.

As always the theme is 'Anything Goes'

Onto my DT card


I started with the black 8x8 card blank, then some pink card and another layer of black.  I embossed some turquoise card with the Die'sire Embossalicious Damask embossing folder, and then coloured the lace with a Promarker and laid it over the top.  Next I coloured the bathchair with a couple of Promarkers, and coloured the background with a Pan Pastel, then mounted it onto the black card.  I cut out the parasol and used the same colours as the bathchair.  Finally I added the sentiment and three gems from my stash.

Am really looking forward to seeing all your entries ................ good luck

Love is in the air!

Hello and welcome to my blog, thank you to everyone who left comments on my previous post, so glad you liked the card.

Today I have a card made with the new Vintage Blooms from


I began with an 8 x8 card blank, then one of the backing papers from the kit.  Next I added a doily
I took another sheet from the kit and wrapped ribbon from Creative Expressions and then ribbon which I think I got from Joanna Sheen.  I decided to add some lace (from my stash) which I coloured with a Promarker, so that it replicated the lace on the ladies dress..  I mounted the topper onto the same backing paper as the base of the card, and then added some flowers and gems (from my stash).  Finally I added a sentiment from the kit, and added a bow.

Till next time ...................


Sunday, 17 November 2013

A postcard Christmas

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment, it really means a lot xx

For today's card I started off with a Kraftcard base, then used black mirri card. For the next layer again I used Kraft card used the Diesire Embosallicious Holiday Holly folder on it, coloured with Tim Holtz Crushed Olive distress ink.  The image is Snowy Postcard from Stampendous which I inked up with Memento Toffee Crunch.  I cut it out using the Grand Decorative Ovals from Spellbinders, and coloured it with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. The holly is a Signature die from Joanna Sheen. The red pearls I had in my stash and the ribbon is from Creative Expressions. The little green gem on the ribbon was also from my stash.  I did add some glitter on the roofs, but it hasn't shown up, the weather is really dull here today.



Till next time ................

Thursday, 14 November 2013

A very quick little card to cheer you up (I hope!)

Hi and welcome to my blog post, thank you for the comments left on my posts, it's so good that you take the time to do it x

Here's a quick card I made this morning.


  The image is from Deep Red, which I bought at the NEC last week.  I daresay a lot of you will remember Laurel and Hardy - I saw it and just had to have it!

The colours on the stamped topper were made with the Ren Art Spritzer and Promarkers, and the splodges round the outside on the base card were made from a stamp by Sheena Douglass.I inked it up with Perfect Medium and then coloured them with Creative Expressions M|ica Powders.  The sentiment I did on my laptop.  So  there you have a quick little card.  Hope it made you smile - Till next time ...............

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Kraftyhands Challenge

The challenge this month over at:

is Classic Christmas Colours
Red Gold Green

Here's my entry:


The backing papers and images are all from Kraftyhands Vintage Christmas cd.  I layered the backing papers onto red and then green mirri card. The icicles are from Spellbinders and the snowflake is from Joy! Crafts.  The ribbon was in my stash, and the little green gem in the middle of the snowflake is from the Dew Drops range from Kraftyhands.

I did put some glitter round the cuffs and bottom of the little girls coat, and also on the icicles and snowflake, but it isn't showing up unfortunately.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Challenge 5 Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes

Hi, and welcome to another challenge over at:


Thank you so much for the huge response to Challenge 4, they were all fantastic.

Please make sure you are a follower of the challenge, otherwise your entry will be withdrawn.

Without further ado, here's my DT card using the
Vintage flower corner
SKU 0030


The backing papers are from Kraftyhands cd.  I printed the image 5 times to make the circle and then coloured with fleximarkers and tripple embossed them.  The ribbon is from Creative Expressions, and the eagle eyed amongst you might remember it's the same ribbon I used on my previous DT card!  Thought I would re-cycle it!

Really looking forward to seeing your entries - Good luck

Friday, 1 November 2013

New Challenge at Just for Fun

Hi and welcome to a new challenge over at:

Thank you so much for all your entries last month, they were fabulous

This month we are asking you to use YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR

I chose YELLOW - as my real favourite colour had already been chosen! lol
Here's my card:




The papers, image and sentiment on this card are from the Kraftyhands  Summer of 59 cd.  The starfish dolphin seahorse and anchor are All Occasion Dies designed by Rob Addams.  The ribbon was from my stash and the yellow embellishments are the Finishing Touch Dew Drops again from Kraftyhands

There is a prize which has been donated by Seema, another member of our DT:

I think you will agree that with all this yumminess for a prize it will be well worth entering.  

Good luck .........

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Challenge 77 at LEJ Designs

Hello and welcome to the new challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone that took part last week, the entries were brilliant

This week the theme is Anything Goes

Here is my DT card using the Lindsay's Sailing Ship


The backing paper is from Rob Adams Nautical cd.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.  I made a couple of slits in the backing paper and slid the ship into them so it looked as though it is sailing in the water.  The sentiments are from a Creative Expressions stamp set.

The first randomly selected winner will win 4 digis from:


and  the second randomly selected winner will receive some crafty goodies

We look forward to looking at your entries .................... good luck

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Scribble and Scrap Challenge 4

Hello and welcome to a new challenge over at:
Please make sure you read the rules, and are a follower otherwise you will not be in with a chance to win.

As always the theme is: ANYTHING GOES -

I chose 
Vintage Poppy SKU 0046
thought it was apt with Rememberance Day coming up


I began with an 8 x 8 card blank and embossed it with the Die'sire Embossalicious Folder EF8-RG Swirl.  I stamped the image with Memento and coloured it with Tim Holtz distress pens, and then cut it out with Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die.  The ribbon is from Creative Expressions and the Sentiment was done on my laptop and cut out with the smallest  die from the above set of dies.

We look forward to seeing your entries .................... Good luck

Challenge 56 - Glitter n Sparkle

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone who took part last week, the entries were fabulous.

The theme this week is ADD SOME BLACK

Here is my DT card using Pin Up Bunny from Sassy Studios


I began with a red base card, and then coloured some lace netting with a black Promarker.  The playing cards are a combination of  My Craft Studio and Serif Craft Artist.  The image is coloured with Promarkers and I added cotton wool to her ears and the pom pom. I created the sentiment on my laptop and edged the base with black and red Promarker.

This weeks sponsors are:

who are offering 4 images from their store

who  are offering 3 images from their store

and finally:


who are offering a $10 gift voucher

We look forward to seeing your entries, so it's now over to you ........... good luck

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Halloween challenge


Thank you to everyone who took part last week, and welcome to this weeks Challenge over at:
which is 'Halloween'
So here's my DT card

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The backing papers are Dark and Scary night and Halloween cuties by Panda Bear, and the image is Hangtite Child Witch by Stitchy at Stitchy Bear stamps. All the postcards are Graphic 45.

The sponsors this time are:




They are offering a $10 dollar gift voucher to be spent on images from Stitchy, Craftygirl Creations, and Panda Bear Designs

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Who are offering a $6 dollar voucher

and finally -



who are offering 7 images from their store

We look forward to seeing your Halloween creations, good luck

Friday, 18 October 2013

Introducing 'Jane'

Hello, and thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my blog post yesterday.
Today I have made a card using the new Indigo Blue stamp - 'Jane'.  Well, I just had to have it didn't I !!!


As you can see, I have kept it really simple as I felt the image should have pride of place.  The backing paper is from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendour Collection and the sentiment and pearls are from my stash

Till next time ........................

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Kraftyhands Challenge - Halloween Colours

Hi, thank you for all the comments left on my blog posts.
I thought, today,  I would show you a card that I'm entering into a challenge at:

The theme is Halloween Colours - eg Green, Black Orange and Purple
so here it is:


Everything, except the flowers ribbon and pearls is from the Kraftyhands Vintage Chic Deluxe Edition cd.  

The challenge is open until 12 noon 1st November, so why not have a go at entering.  Till next time..........

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Challenge 75 - LEJ Designs - Celebrate

Hi and welcome to another challenge over at:
http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you to everyone that took part in the last challenge, we certainly had some fabulous entries.

The theme for the next fortnight is 'CELEBRATE'
and here's my DT Card


The image is a new one from Lindsay called 'Tippy Tumbles', which I coloured with Promarkers.
The backing paper and Champagne bottles are from My Craft Studio, The text was created on my laptop and the oval shapes are from Spellbinders.

The first randomly drawn winner will receive 4 digis of their choice.

The second randomly drawn winner will win goodies from:




We look forward to seeing your entries - Good luck ..............


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Challenge 54 - Glitter n Sparkle

Hello and welcome to this week's challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone who took part last week, we had some fabulous entries.

This week's theme is 'Add some orange'

I had two images this time - the first is Lucy and Linus Singalong from 
Stampin Chef


and the second is Sweeping Fall Leaves from Digi Darla


The sponsors this week are:

Digi Darla's

Who are offering 5 images from their store:


Who are offering 4 images:

And finally:

The Stamping Chef


Who are offering 3 images from their store

Hope you all have a great week, and look forward to seeing your entries, good luck

Challenge 3 - Always anything goes - at Scribble & Scrap

Good morning and welcome to another challenge over at:


Thank you to everyone who took part last time, all the entries were fabulous.  There has been a slight change in the rules and prizes, so please make sure you read them.

Here's my DT card:

Using the Vintage Lady Card Kit
SKU0039

I started with an 8 x8 card and used backing paper from Graphic 45's Ladies Diary Paper pad.  I used burgundy ribbon from my stash and then backed the Vintage Lady image with gold mirri board.  The little postcard which is also backed onto gold mirri board is from Stamps Away Vintage Collection - Birthdays.  I used the Tattered Lace Lily of the Valley die, chopped off the flourish from the bottom, and then cut out the vase from the second postcard, to match. The stems were coloured with Promarkers and  I finished the card by attaching three little gems from my stash.

We look forward to seeing your creations, have fun, and good luck

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Monochromatic Challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi and welcome to another challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone who took part last week, the entries were fabulous.

This week's theme is MONOCHROMATIC- Shades of ONE COLOUR - but hair and skin can be the normal colours.

I was given Zoe back to School from Lacy Sunshine to play with:


The top half of the backing paper and embellishments were done in Serif Craft Artist 2, and the bottom half was from my stash.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment I did on my laptop.

Our sponsors this week are:


Who are offering 3 images from their store.


Who are offering 5 images


Who are offering 3 images

and finally:


who are offering a $12 dollar voucher

We look  forward to seeing your entries.................. Good luck

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Kraftyhands Challenge

Hi and welcome.  Kraftyhands have had a sketch challenge running this month, and hopefully I will just get in by the skin of my teeth!!!

Here's the sketch:


and here's what I came up with:


Not too sure if it will count as it isn't square, but hey ho I enjoyed making it.  The backing paper and images are from Kraftyhands Man about Town cd, the dewdrops and the metal embellishments are from their shop .  The ribbon was from my stash.

Thank you to everyone who has left me such lovely comments recently, I appreciate you taking the time

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Buttons and Bows Challenge at Just for fun

Hi, and welcome to everyone to our Buttons and Bows challege, over at:

Thank you so much to everyone that entered last month, they were all brilliant.
Here's what I cam up with as part of the DT:

I embossed the card blank with That Special Touch buttons Mask, and then cut an aperture with a Spellbinders Die. I stamped the image onto some white card, coloured with Panpastels, and then cut it out with the same die.   The image is the Together Forever stamp set from Crafter's Companion which I coloured with my Promarkers.  The little buttons I made using a mold and air dry clay, and the little hearts were originally white which I again coloured with my Promarkers.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using another Spellbinder die and coloured the background with Panpastels.  I finally added the bows with ribbon from my stash

The prize this month which has been donated by one of our DT members Sue,  is:


The score buddy and the Paw Prints Stamp set

Can't wait to see your projects .........have fun

Challenge No. 73 at LEJ Designs - Things with Wings

Hello and welcome to a new challenge over at:

Thank you to everyone who took part in the last challenge, all the entries were fabulous.

This time we are asking for projects with the theme 'Things with Wings'

Here's what I came up with as part of the DT

Obviously I started off with the backing paper and stamped the butterfly which I bought from Hobbycraft for £1 - real bargain! Next I cut out a circle from Spellbinders Grand Circles, using Vellum, and then cut out a smaller circle from the same set for the topper.  The image is Sirdar and Gregor, which I coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour paints

Onto the prizes:
The first randomly drawn winner will receive 4 images of their choice from:

and the second randomly drawn winner will win some Crafty Goodies

We look forward to seeing your entries, but most of all ..... have fun

Monday, 30 September 2013

Add metal Challenge at Glitter n Sparkle

Oops! only one day late, had an unexpectedly  hectic day yesterday, and didn't schedule the post (slapped hand for me then!)
Thank you to everyone who took part last week,

This weeks challenge is 'Add some metal' at:

I had two images this week
Josephine Steampunk from Sassy Studios


The backing paper is from a Steampunk cd by Jems Designs, the mirri card, clocks and cogs I had in my stash and I coloured the image with Promarkers

Ladybird and butterfly from Crafty Sentiments


The background papers and ribbon were free downloads from Crafter's Companion, the flowers were from Mei Flower, and the metal embellishment which says 'Hello' was from my stash.  I used the Spellbinders Grand die for the image and coloured with Promarkers

Our Sponsors this week are:

who are offering 3 images from their store.

Who are offering 3 images from their store

who are offering 4 images

Who are offering 3 images

and finally:


who are offering a $10 dollar voucher

Can't wait to see your entries................. have fun