Friday, 15 November 2019


Dr Digi is the sponsor this time, over at the Colour Crazy challenge 
(and our theme is anything goes, as usual).
I got this fab image called "Pint glass" 
which I found perfect for a card for my Brother-in-law. 

The backing paper comes from a pack I bought in a Pound shop (I think!) and
I dry embossed a line around the edges of this paper. 
I stamped the "birthday" part of the sentiment and hand-wrote
the "happy " and "brother" parts.
(I made the LUKE label on the pc. )
The spotty paper comes from a DCWV pack.
I loved colouring this digi image with my alcohol pens...
 it was quite quick and easy. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Friday, 1 November 2019

Gift time. (50)

At Patties Creations this month, Pattie has decided to have an "anything goes" challenge - 
so you've no excuse mot to join in! 
I used her image "gift time" to make a card for a man.

The image: a stack of presents, was lovely to colour. 
I added a die-cut frame (on 3d foam), stars and balloon-numbers. 
I got the sentiments for free from Desert Divas.
Embossing and inking the edge of the grey spotty card finished this card off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pink Gem - atg - 6 Nov
Crafty friends - atg - 17 Nov
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 Dec
Seize the birthday  - birthday - 7 Nov

Friday, 18 October 2019

Birthday princess

Today, I wanted to share a card with you, which
I made for the Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes.
The sponsor this week is Moonflower...

I used the image "Gigi Princess."
She was beautiful to colour with my alcohol pens and white sakura pen. 
Going through loads of my papers, I couldn't find any that I 
was happy with, with this image. So,
I popped her on an embossed background and 
added a simple, punched butterfly.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Halloween traditions

Over at Patties Creations this month, we are challenging you to create
 something in the theme of "Autumn ' Halloween."

I chose the halloween theme and used 
one of Patties newer images: caramel apples.

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and quickly realised that that
was the only colour I wanted on the card. So I rifled through all my black / white / grey papers
and came up with these - from a Dovecraft set (I think). 
I layered the papers, inking the edges  and matted the image in the middle.
The little bats, ghosts and moon are actually halloween confetti - 
I just found it in my stash. (I completely forgot I had it!)
I may add a sentiment at some point... 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - atg - 1 Nov
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 29 Oct
Creative knockouts - lots of layers - 10 Oct
Crafting by design - atg - 26 Oct
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Nov

Friday, 20 September 2019


As usual, at The Colour Crazy Challenge blog, we 
have the theme - anything goes!

I chose to use the image "Mouse Daisy" - which I won recently, from A Day for Daisies.
(I believe the shop is taking a break for now)
This is the first time I have used the image and it's really sweet.
I coloured the mouse and flower with my alcohol markers, and made the little spots on
Mouse's dress stand out, by popping on a teeny blob of liquid pearls on each spot.
The sentiment "birthday wishes" was a freebie from the "desert diva " blog 
and I computer generated her name. 
The number is some stickers I found recently when having a craft room tidy up!

I simply trimmed the image slightly smaller than the card
and dry embossed the edges. 
I like the effect.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - atg - 1 Oct
CAS on sunday - animals - 1 Oct
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Sept
Crafting by design - atg - 1 Oct
The paper shelter - use a digi - 28 Sept

Monday, 9 September 2019


Pattie is retiring some of her images -
to make way for more, new digis!
Just over 30 images are being retired, so it's your last chance
 to snap these up at cheap-as-chips prices!
Dont forget, you pay the tiny, teeny price of £1.02 each and 
then you can use them time and time and time and time again.
Absolute bargain! 
Pop straight over there now!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Hapbee birthday!

At Patties Creations this month we are challenging you to make a card with
"Things that fly."
I used Patties image cute little image called "honey bees." 
(The image doesn't come with this many bees... i printed off a 
few extra for my card - the beauty of digital stamps!)

The paper is from a pack I bought in the states about 5 years ago.
The "birthday is a new stamp I got -
and I hand-wrote the "Hap.." myself, sitting the bee
perfectly to finish the word. 
I added the little spots behind the bees and some dry embossing
around the blue paper and faux stitching around the yellow paper. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A perfect time to craft - atg - 27 Sept
Digi doodles - atg - 28 Sept
Love to craft - atg - 1 Oct
A gem of a challenge - atg - 10 Sept
Catch the bug - atg - 15 Sept
Di's digi designs - atg - 22 Sept
Creative fingers - atg - 22 Sept