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Friday, 28 April 2017

D is for Decoupage


Hello, thanks for your visit. I apologise for the poor quality photo, the 
weather here is so bad, which obviously effects the result.
Today begins a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
It was my turn to choose for the letter D - I know Decoupage is
very popular in the UK, so let's see how popular it is. 
Please take a peek at the blog to see the DT cards.
My card is a 7" scallop edge square card. 
The papers, flowers and main image are all from a CD by
Katy Sue Designs for Crafty Sentiments.
The flowers and the girl are decoupaged using 3D foam tape.
Little pearls added to the background paper.
Larger pearls added to the centre of the flowers. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

A Shaped Card


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Firstly I apologise for the 
very dull and flat photo of my card. The weather here, at present,
is dreadful, rain, hailstones and very dull skies. 
Today begins a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Maryvonne has chosen - A Shaped Card. 
The DT have some wonderful inspiration, please go and take a look.
My card is a scallop edged octagon, with circular die papers and card.
The centre circular die was stamped with a LOTV Floral Vases.
Coloured with Promakers.
Papers and card are from my stash. 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Great Outdoors


Hello again, thanks for your visit.
Today the challenge blog starting a new challenge is
Julie has chosen --- The Great Outdoors -- so many options with this.
The DT have a ral mixture of ideas, please check them out.
I have based my card on a stamp from LOTV which is 
appropriately called - In the Country. 
I used papers from my stash, a few leaf dies from a set from The Works.
An old button with twine. 
The stamp was coloured with Promarkers. 
The greeting stamp is by Leonie Pujol

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sequins or Buttons


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge for
the next two weeks at My Time To Craft (MTTC)
Pat has chosen  ----- Sequins or Buttons (or even both)
The Design Team have a wonderful display on the blog.
I have a white scallop edge card, All of the blue papers are from
a Crafter's Companion paper Pad Downtown Abbey.
The beautiful stamp is also from Crfter's Companion. 
The required buttons adorn the centre of the flowers, which
were created using a stamp from a set bought at The Works. 
I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

#4 Anything Goes-Christmas

Hello again, thanks so much for visiting me. I hope you call again.
Today we begin a new challenge for the next month at
Our challenges are always Anything Goes, so as long as it is
Christmas we would love to see you enter the challenge.
Please check out the blog and see the inspiration from the DT. 
I have used Kraft card to mat all of my papers and layers.
The blue papers are all from Simply Christmas CD by The Dreamees. 
The adorable stamp is by Little Claire Designs. 
I used Promarkers to colour the image.  Have fun.

Shades of Brown

Hello, thanks for your visit, all comments are greatly appreciated.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Shades of Brown.
Please check out the amazing DT inspirational creations.
I have used odd scraps of papers from LOTV paper pad
Father Knows Best. 
The stamp is The Golfer by LOTV. 
I used dark brown card to mat all of the pieces. 
The stamp was coloured with Promarkers. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Embossing Heat or Dry

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today begins a super
challenge at Make My Monday. 
Silvi has chosen for us, Embossing, we can either use embossing
folders or use embossing powders and heat tools. 
The design team have some amazing ideas, please take a look.
One of my most favourite techniques with stamps is the 
Resist Technique. I dusted my card with anti-static powder.
Stamped the image from Woodware stamps - Time After Time
with Versafine ink pad, added clear EP.  Heated with heat tool.
Once cooled I then blended 3 TH Distress Inks.
Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber,
don't you just love the names of the Distress Inks?
Added faux stitching around the card.  Have fun. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017


Hello, thanks for your visit, today a new challenge is starting
over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.  Helen has chosen for us
Use Your Favourite Colour Combo
Please check out the blog to see more detail and of course to
see the wonderful inspiration from the design team,
For me, my favourite colour combo, varies, depending on the
 time of the year.  I am currently in my spring mode, so my colour combo
is Kraft card, lemon/yellow and blue.
The papers are from  a Beach Life paper pad by 
Craft Sensations. The stamps are by Woodware - Burst into Bloom. 
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Friday, 14 April 2017

C is for Cake




Thanks for your visit, today there is a new challenge at
Our letter for the next two weeks is C - my card is 
C is for Cake
Pop over to check out the details and see the fabulous cakes
made by the Design Team. 
I used for my base card a 7" scallop edge card.
All the papers and the decoupaged large cake have been printed
from a CD by The Card Hut - Fabulous Tea and Cakes. 
Matted onto black card.
The greeting is by Leonie Pujol from a Love Hearts stamp set. 
Have fun and please stay well. Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Handbags and Gladrags


Hello, thank you for you visit. Today begins a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz.   Julie has chosen for us ---
Handbags and Gladrags.
Why don't you visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful
Handbags and Gladrags from the design team.
For my card, the base is a 7" scallop edge card which is light cream.
The decoupaged dress on the dress form, handbag and backing paper
are from a CD from Katy Sue Designs.
Fabulous Fashions Disc 1
Using gold mirri card and a piece of backing paper I created the panel.
I decoupaged the dress and handbag.
The sentiment is from Honey Doo stamps, gold embossed.
Have fun and hopefully stay well. Thanks for visiting.  . 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Animal Antics

Hello, I hope your well and thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Sian has chosen for us - Animal Antics.
Please pop over to check out the cards made by the DT.
There are some great ideas, but we know you can show us
many more of the antics animals get up to. 
I have used up scraps from a previous project to create
the background of this card. The papers are from a lovely
paper pad by Dovecraft - Garaden Party.
The adorable stamp is Wavy Sheep by Little Claire Designs, 
which was coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment is by Leonie Pugol.
Card Candi to embellish.  

Saturday, 8 April 2017

No Designer Paper


Hello everyone, welcome to the new followers, it's so
nice to see new faces and names being added.
Today begins a new two weekly challenge at MTTC -
My Time To Craft. The challenge is 
No Designer Paper - an opportunity to play with your
paints, inks, embossing folders and other crafting mediums ,
your not allowed to use any designer backing papers. 
The DT have created some wonderful ideas, please pop over 
to check them out. For my card I have used and embossing folder
for the background. The bird stamp is by Inkadinkado. 
The Love sentiment is by Leonie Pujol. 
A simple yet pretty card.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Inspired by a Movie or Book


Hello again, thanks so much for popping by.
Today is the start of a monthly challenge at
I was recently asked to join the group and am delighted to be
joining in my first challenge for the blog.
The theme for April is
A card which has been - Inspired by a Movie or a Book.
One of my favourite genre of films and books has been
the works of J.K. Rowling - The Harry Potter stories.
My card shows Hogwart's castle, Hedwig the owl and of
course the headmaster Dumbledore who is a stamp from 
Tandastamps (expired) the remaining stamps are from Indigo Blu.
Coloured with Distress Inks and coloured pencils.
Hope you have fun creating your card. 


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Anything Goes # 3


Hello, thanks for your visit, hope your well.
Today we start ou two weekly challenge at 
our theme will always be  Anything Goes.
Please pay a visit to check out the DT inspiration.
I love to see monochrome black and white.  This fabulous
reindeer stamp is by Woodware Stamps with the adorable
little verse. I had fun playing with zentangles to decorate
the reindeer. The only colour added being the red bow, his 
shiny red nose and his red heart. 
Take care and look after yourself. 

Easter or Spring

Hello, hope your feeling well, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
We would like to see a card suitable for either 
Easter or Spring (for a male person)
The team have again provided some wonderful inspiration.
I made a 7" scallop edge card. I used card and papers from
my stash. The toppers are from a paper pack of
Pollyanna Pickering artwork, provided by Creative Crafting World.

Monday, 3 April 2017

April Showers


Hello, thanks for your visit. April already, how did that happen?
Today we are starting a new challenge for you over at 
Make My Monday - Robbie has chosen for us
April Showers - to show anything we associate with rain.
The DT have some terrific ideas to inspire you.
I have used papers from a Craft Sensations paper pad -
Beach Life. I used Kraft card throughout for matting.
The stamp is a favourite of mine, from Little Claire.
Coloured with Promarkers with Glossy Accents 
added to the raindrops and puddles. 
The sentiment was created using word stamps by
Leonie Pujol from a stamp set - Love Hearts.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Candy Cane


Hello again, today begins a new challenge at
Yes, it is the 1st of  April going fast again, the challenge
will last until the end of March, so lots of time.
Sandra H would love to see Candy Cane.
The Design Team have some wonderful creations made,
please pop over to see them.
For my card, I first had to find my Candy Cane, for being 
honest, we in the UK don't get much involved with Candy Cane
for the Christmas/Holiday season. 
Lots of free digi images of candy cane on the internet which is where
I souced mine.  Coloured with my Promarkers.
Red paper background from Christmas papers stash.
Ebossed background - Christmas Vines,
Greeting a die cut by Spellbinders.