Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Triple Mat Technique

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge
at Cardz 4 Guyz - Sue has chosen a technique for us. If your not sure 
about this you can find all the informtion and help here.
Triple Mat Technique
The Design Team have again blown me away, they have so many
different variations of the same theme, they are bound to inspire you.
For my card, I followed the above link, I used a nautical theme, with 
stamps from varied sources.
Stamps used - Sweet Dixie - Lighthouse Set
Tandastamps ( no longer with us) Pirates Set 2.
Creative Expressions Travel Set 1.
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky and Broken China
Twine and a fish charm added. 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Thank You

Hi everyone, hope your keeping warm in the UK.  We had a few flurries 
of snow yesterday but thankfully all gone today, but it is still
bitterly cold. Why do we British always give a weather report? LOL
Today starts another challenge at Sparkles Monthly, chosen by Babs.
In January, we may need to say these two words more than the rest of the year.
Thank You
The Design Team have some super inspirational cards, please go see.
For my card, I have used a really old stamp from Elusive Images
- now Chocolate Baroque. I don't bother making new year's resolutions, 
because I just don't keep them, but I am determined during 2017 to
look at my current stamps and use them wherever I can. 
Kraft card, black card. Memento Black ink. 
Stamp Snowdrop - coloured with Promarkers and a White Sakura pen.
White detailed Embossing Powder from Stampendous.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Challenge #152 Happy Birthday- We are 3

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. today is the start of a weekly 
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. I can't believe how fast the years
pass us by. The challenge is simply 
Happy Birthday
to celebrate it is 3 years since  I created the challenge 
blog, I was so excited and nervous then, but I am also now a 
very happy blogger for we are still up and running and 
fingers crossed still seem to appeal to many. 
Making cards for guyz isn't that hard you know.
Please check out the blog to see the super cards from the
amazingly talented Design Team, who rock, they are 
a part of the success we have had over the past years. 
The players are so important in our success story, so I hope you will
continue to support us. 
For my card. I made a 5" sq. scallop edge card.
The dark grey card used for matting the papers and image are 
from a gorgeous 12 x 12 DCWV Textured Neutrals card stack.
The paper is from Papermania Mr. Mister papercraft kit.
The stamp is Owls by Little Claire, coloured with Promarkers.
I decoupaged the middle owl. 
I have added a #3 numeral to the card, to celebrate our birthday. 
Sorry this is so long but it is a special day for me. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

A Winter's Walk

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. My best wishes to you
for the new year of 2017, for a happy and healthy year ahead. 
Today is the start of a new two weekly challenge over at
I, Caz, have chosen for the first challenge of the year -
A Winter's Walk
Hopefully wherever we are let us hope we don't have to 
cope with such a snowy scene as on the card above. 
Please do visit the challenge blog to see the wonderful 
inspirational ideas from the Design Team. 
My card is a white scallop edge card.
All the papers and images are from a CD
A Winter's Walk In the Countryside - original artwork by Betty Davies.
The background card is from a wonderful new 12 x 12 DCWV stack
Textured Neutrals. 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Something New

Hi everyone, wishing you all a very happy and hopefully a healthy
new year. Today I am entering my card into the current challenge 
at CD Sunday Challenges,  the challenge is .......
The DT have produced some wonderful inspirtion.
My card is a white scallop edge card.
All the papers and images are from a CD
A Winter's Walk In the Countryside - original artwork by Betty Davies.
The two mats on the  card are from a wonderful NEW 12 x 12 DCWV stack
Textured Neutrals. This being my new item.

Friday, 6 January 2017

V is for Violet

Hello, thanks for your visit, I greatly appreciate any comments.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we are returning from our 
seasonal break with a colour or it could even be a theme challenge, 
chosen by Amy -  V is for Violet .
Please pop and see the wonderful ideas from the Design Team.
I have decorated my card using papers from a CD.
Kraftyhands - Romantique Collection. 
Additional features are the violet card for matting and background,
also the violet gems on 4 corners. 
Thanks, hope you enjoy and maybe even join in the challenge. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog, I appreciate your visit.
Today starts a new two weekly challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz.
Aly in the Netherlands has chosen for us - ATC'S
The Design Team have once again excelled and produced some
amazing and wonderfully inspirational artwork, please pop over
to check out their little wonders. 
I have chosen 3 non related ATC's which I have recently made
for a Facebook  9 piece swap, these being my own. 
I have used varied TH Distress inks. varied stamps, also on the third card
I even used gold embossing powder for the fireworks display. 
I have adored ATCs for many years and love to have challenges,
whether they be of themes, colour or techniques. They are so useful
to try new techniques and stamps. I do hope if you haven't had a go
give it a try and share your little pieces of art with us.