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Monday, 19 February 2018

Messy Backgrounds


Hi, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
Sian had chosen one I am sure many of you will enjoy.
Messy Backgrounds
Please pop over to check out the mess created by the DT.
For my 7" sq card, I created a colourful background with 
Distress Inks, blended with water drops added.
The large stamp is by Woodware stamps - Paris Collage.
The remainder stamps are from my stash of texture stamps.
Matted and layered onto orange and black card.





Friday, 16 February 2018

X - Xtra Special Occasion

Hello, welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge 
at Alphabet Challenges, we are coming close to the end, once more.
We have reached letter X - and Emma has chosen for us
Xtra Special Occasion
Please  check out the blog to see the ideas from the DT.
 I have used my bought scalloped Kraft card, matted it with blue, 
then white card. Pale blue gingham paper from my stash Kraft card,
 white card to matt on my main stamped image. 
The gorgeous stamp is  from Woodware Stamps. I have coloured it 
with pencils, for a softer finish. 
Added 3 blue threaded buttons to embellish. 
This stamp could be used of course as easily for a girl with different colouring. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Clean and Simple -


Hello, second posting today, thanks for your visit. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Amy has chosen Clean and Simple (CAS).
Please check out the samples from the DT.
I fell in love with the Gorguss little girls, being
sold at The Range, I want them all,  HaHa.
This little girl is #46 Forget-Me-Not.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
The 'Love' is from my stash,
Papers used for the inside and insert of the card 
are from a Santoro Gorguss Paper Pack.  

Stamping (No Digis)


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new two weekly 
challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Sian has chosen for Challenge # 65 Stamping.
No Digis please, we want to see stamping with either rubber or acrylic stamps.
Check out the blog to see the samples from the DT.
I used papers from a paper pad from The Range, the stamp
is from Woodware Stamps - Whimsical Flower - Daisy May.
I repeated the stamping to carry out paper piecing of the flower.
The verse will be often used, I am sorry to say. 
Have fun. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Something Beginning with 'L'


Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz
our new challenge was chosen by me. Now and again we have a 
Something beginning with a letter challenge, it being close 
to Valentine's Day, I thought of Love, but there are many who 
aren't interested in the 'Love' cards so this helps them to 
choose their own design and purpose fo the card. 
The challenge then is Something Beginning with the Letter 'L'
Please pop over to the blog to see the wonderful artwork
from the Design Team.
If you scoll down I made a card for another challenge 
with this design but a different size.
I made a Kraft card, the red striped background is from a paper
 pad from The Works. The Kraft card from Jelly Bean Crafts.
I embossed the Kraft card in an embossing folder.
The word 'love' is from a £1 die from The Range.
The hearts  are from various heart dies from The Range and The Works.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Love Is All We Need


Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today we are starting a new 
challenge over at My Time To Craft. (MTTC). Pat has chosen a challenge
appropriate for February - All We Need Is Love
I am sure you will have fun with this one.
Please visit the blog to see the inspiration from the DT.
I made a Kraft card, The red striped background is from a paper
 pad from The Works. The Kraft card from Jelly Bean Crafts.
I embossed the Kraft card in an embossing folder.
A piece of red gingham Washi tape.
The hearts are from various heat dies from The Range and The Works.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

#23 Anything Goes Christmas


Hello, here we are again at The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenges
We look forward to you joining in with us for our February challenge,
#23 Anything Goes Christmas
Please check out the rules (so few) and see what the DT have
created to inspire you over on the challenge blog. 
The background paper on my card is from a paper pad of 
Christmas themed papers. I stamped my favourite Robin stamp 
with Tall Tails by Katy Sue Designs. 
 Stamped a few snowflakes around him.
The robin was coloured with Promarkers,.
I created a paper bow for the top corner. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Going Around in Circles


Hi, today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Make My Monday.
Emma has chosen Going Around in Circles - we need to see at least 3 circles.
Please pop over to check out the blog, the DT have some wonderful
inspirational cards for this challenge.
I was inspired by a card I saw at the last Ross Craft Event I attended.
I first coloured a sheet of A4 watertcolour card, using a mixture of 
blue and purple Brusho colours.
With a Woodware Grasses stamp, I stamped 4 x, then using
different size circle dies I cut the circles from the coloured sheet.
Once all were assembled on the DL card, I added highlights with a white Glaze pen. 
I also went around the circles with dots using a Nano-Liner pen.
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion.

Friday, 2 February 2018

W is for Wheels


Hi, hope you are well, thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges
we have reached the letter W - Jan has chosen 
WHEELS
Please don't miss popping over to the blog and having a go.
I used a white 7" sq card, Mattered with black card.  The background
paper is from a paper pad - Magic Moments from The Works.
I stamped over this with a skateboard stamp (old one ) from Elusive Images.
I stamped the skateboarder on white card, cut him out. Some sections 
were  coloured with pencils and Promarkers, others I paper pieced.
The skateboarder and other stamps are by Woodware Stamps 
-- Cool Dude. Have fun with your wheels whether they are large or small. 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Outdoor Fun

Hi, how are you? Thanks for popping by.  Here we are the first day
of another month - so we are starting a new monthly challenge over
Our challenge, chosen by Cheryl is 
Outdoor Fun
Please  pop over to the blog to see the super cards made by the DT.
I am in a rut with my square cards, but I do love them. 
Background papers are from LOTV paper pad Winter Wishes.
The main image stamp and the Christmas labels are by LOTV
I coloured with Promarkers.
I hope you have some fun with the Outdoor Fun challenge. 

Think Pink!


Hello again, today over at Cardz 4 Galz our new challenge
begins, for the next two weeks, Helen would like you to 
Think Pink!
The D.T. have created some beautiful cards to inspire you, please
don't miss them, pop over to check them out.
I created the frame of my card using masking tape.
The stamp is by Woodware Stamps - Cosmos Flowers.
I stamped the flowers with Black Versafine, dried with my heat tool. 
I used Promarkers to colour the stamped image.
I gave a gentle touch of a pink glitter pen.
Ribbon, gems and a bow added to complete. 
Have fun and please stay well.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Music


Hello everyone, today we are starting a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz
Maria has chosen one where you can have so much to choose from.
MUSIC
Please check out the blog to see the fab creations to inspire you.
The Design Team have again shown their amazing talent, not to be missed.
I love Rock 'n Roll - so had to have these stamps when they came out.
Papers  - Magic Moments are from a 12" sq. paper pad  from The Works 
All stamps are from Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass - Shout!
I stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat embossed with clear E.P.
Have fun with your Music Challenge. 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Transport


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today, we begin a new challenge at
Our challenge, chosen by Jo is Transport.
The Design Team will be happy for you to check out their
inspirational cards, so please pop over to see them. 
I looked through my stamps and decided to use some old favourites of mine, 
and combined them together. 
The stamps are from Indigo Blu, The Girl on a Bike and The Grand Tour11.
Stamped with Memento Sepia. 
All matted onto black card and based on a green background. 
Have fun with your transport design. 

Monday, 22 January 2018

Fancy Folds


Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge 
at Make My Monday. Nandini, of the DT has chosen
Fancy Folds. 
The Design Team have had great fun making some amazing
projects to inspire you, please do pop over to see them. 
For my card, I have made a centre stepper card.
The papers are from Crafters Companion CD Frou Frou
The stamps are also from Crafter's Companion - Two of a Kind.
Coloured with Promarkers. Have fun.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Hi today we are stasrting a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland


The theme of this challenge is:  

Use embossing, either heat or dry - or maybe both if you are feeling adventurous

&
our wonderful sponsor is:

SheepSki Designs


https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.



We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this 2 weeks. 

We look forward to visiting your blogs and 

seeing your gorgeous creations. 



Please remember, Christmas Cards only and they must comply with the theme of embossing

Please pop over to check out the fabulous inspiration from the Snowflake team.
I chose for my card the super digi Gnome for Christmas.
I made an easel card, covered with Christms papers from my stash.
I coloured the digi with Promarkers. 
Have fun, this could be your first card for Christmas for 2018.

V- Vellum

Hi, thanks for your visit, all comments are welcome.
Today we take another step forward in the alphabet at 
Alphabet Challenges, we are looking at the letter V.
I chose Vellum, I love how delicate and soft this is.
Please check out the blog the DT have been creating and it would be
a shame for you to miss their artwork.
The stamp I used is Bold Blooms - Erica, by Woodware Stamps.
I stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Stampendous 
Detail White embossing powder.
The flowers were coloured with Crafter's Companion - 
Sparkle Pens. Small pearls added. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Anything BUT Square

Hi again, a busy card making week for me. I hope your well
and if in the Northern hemisphere hope your keeping warm.
Today we begin at Cardz 4 Galz a new challenge. 
My turn to choose and I chose
Anything BUT Square
I am so guilty of being in the rut of preferring to make square 
cards, which is why I chose this theme, to help me and others
do something different. The DT have gone to town on this one,
check them out to see the fun they had. 
 In the UK this type of card is called a DL card. The Length is 
Double the width.  They can be any height depending on the width.
Mine measures 4 " width and 8" length.
Background papers and cards from my stash. 
the stamp is Tatty Daisies - Woodware stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers., Have fun with your shapes. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

January Blues


Hi, thanks for popping by, today we are pleased to start 
a new challenge chosen by Sian for  
we would like to see your interpretation of
January Blues, we the DT had fun with this one.
Please pop over and see what they made to inspire you.
I love Woodware stamps, this being another one called
Sneakers, background stamped using texture stamps from 
Crafter's Companion - Urban Graffiti.
I used Promarkers to colour the sneakers, and stamped the 
background with Faded Jeans. 

Thank You


Hi, thanks for your visit. Today over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges
we have a new challenge, chosen by Janis, it's time to say
Thank You
Please don't miss this lovely challenge and the wonderful designs
to inspire you from the DT.
I used a Kraft card, papers from a Kanban Crafts paper pad.
The butterfly stamp is the Butterfly Border from Honey Doo Stamps
I used Dusty Concord to colour the papers and the butterflies. 
Thank You  label is from a paper kit.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Something New


repeat post due to a clerical error

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC) - Helen has chosen 
Something New
I have made a Good Luck in your New Home card.
I used Three Houses - a stamp by Woodware Stamps. 
I coloured the centre house with Promarkers and a glitter pen.
Each house has been stamped, fussy cut and added to the card 
using 3d foam pads. 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Anything Goes at Christmas #22


Hi, welcome to my blog. I love reading your comments.
Today we are starting a new challenge at 
Please check out the blog to see the amazing talent of the Design Team.
I have used a circle scallop edge card. 
Die cut a silver mirri circle to mat a die cut circle with the image.
The stamped image is Penguin Pals from LOTV, as are the greetings
labels.  The image was coloured with Promarkers. 
A few silver card candi added. 

Monday, 8 January 2018

Blue and White


Hi, thanks for your visit, which I greatly appreciate.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, chosen 
by me, starting the new year with an easy one.
Blue and White for Challenge #62
Please check out the inspiration from the Design Team.
I started with an 8 x 8" sq. card. Matted with embossed white card.
I used blue and white papers from a Papermania pad of Blueberry Pie papers.
I used two  circle dies, a patterned border die and a die for the butterfly.
This is a quick and easy card to make for when you need a card in a hurry.
Have fun and please do pop back again. 

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Something New


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC) - Helen has chosen 
Something New
I have made a Good Luck in your New Home card.
I used Three Houses - a stamp by Woodware Stamps. 
I coloured the centre house with Promarkers and a glitter pen.
Each house has been stamped, fussy cut and added to the card 
using 3d foam pads. 

Friday, 5 January 2018

U - Use 3 of Something


Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today we begin a new challenge
at Alphabet Challenges , we are now up to the letter U.
Julie has chosen for us 
Use 3 of Something
I still have my Christmas stash lying around and didn't get to use these 
new stamps,  so they are ready for this new challenge.
I have a green mat, a piece of snowflake embossed white card, on 
which sit the 3 small round stamps from LOTV. 
Santa's Little Helpers Trio.
Coloured with Promarkers, embellished with a strip of 
Washi tape and a stamped greeting from my stash.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

White on White


Hello and welcome to my blog. This being my first post in 2018, 


We have a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges 
chosen by Jane we have White on White.
The Design Team greatly enjoyed the challenge,it would be a
shame not to see their inspiration, please pop over.
My card has a shiny white card for the main part. Silver mirri card to
mat the white pieces of card.
The NOEL was embossed in an Embossing Folder.
Dovecaraft glitter glue added to each letter, stars etc. 
A white organza ribbon and bow and 3 pearls added.