Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day!

A lovely friend bought a new stamp for me,and I knew immediately -
it would make a perfect card for Mothering Sunday, for my Mum. 

The stamp is from Inkylicious.
I met up with some friends last weekend, at the 
Sincerely Yours Papercrafts Show, in Leigh.
It was well worth a morning out and I bought some bits n bobs I needed / wanted. 
I also bought some new alcohol pens, which I haven't seen before... "nuvo" pens.
I bought 2 colour sets - and used a few of the pens on this card.
I was very impressed with them - and they only cost £3.50 for a set of 3!
The backing paper came from a set of papers I bought in the pound shop. 
A little dry embossing, stamping, diecut "mum" and some punched butterflies 
finished this card for my mum.

PS...she loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge - mothers day - 16 March
Catch the bug - all creatures big and small - 17 March
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Jos scrap shack - atg - 20 March
Fab n funky - mothers day - 14 March
Show us your pussies - anything cat goes - 2 April
Cards 4 galz - furry friends - 14 March
Craft rocket - something new (stamp and pens) - 28 March
Creative knockouts - diecuts / punches - 15 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 23 March

Friday, 2 March 2018


"Use green" is the challenge at Patties Creations this month... 
I saw this image - 'pickle jar with cover' and thought - "perfect!"
I just need a friend to become pregnant now... hahaha! 

I found the papers in my stash - yellow gingham and a green lacy paper.
Infact, I think the green lacy paper was some wrapping paper from a looong time ago! 
I added a light green matting card behind the lemon gingham
and some punched borders.
The hand-coloured image sits on a diecut/ stitched shape - 
which I inked the edges of.
I finished by adding some little green / white dotted corners and some faux-stitching,
along with a line of dry embossing all around the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 April
Scribbles - go green - 15 March
Crafting with friends - atg - 15 March
Crafty catz - atg / twist - layer it up - 15 March
Simply create too - use green - 1 April

Friday, 23 February 2018

Little girl's birthday

As my friends little girl is about to turn 3, 
I knew this would be a great image to use on her card - 
from Lemon Shortbread, she is called "fairy flower scent."

 She was a delight to colour with my promarkers. 
 I popped her on a diecut stitched shape, made a little ribbon shaped sentiment,
and diecut the number 3 (mirri card) and her name. 
The little penant on the top right hand side is also a diecut. 
The backing paper came from a freebie paper pack. from Pink Petticoat (no longer trading).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud sentiments - for a friend - 27 Feb
C.R.A.F.T - fantasy - 1 March
Star stampz - make it girly - 1 March
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 March
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 7 March
Cute as a button - atg - 1 March
Crafty creations - atg - 27 Feb
I love promarkers - atg - 6 March
The paper shelter - things that fly - 28 Feb
Digi choosday - atg - 1 March

Friday, 2 February 2018

With love

At Patties Creations this month, 
the challenge is "love is in the air".
I have been hankering after this image for a while... 'heart candy box.'

After printing it off, I used my alcohol pens to colour it
then stamped and cut out a label
attached to a small length of bakers twine.
I backed the image onto a piece of pink petticoat paper, 
which came free with a magazine a long time ago. 
I embossed a single line around the paper to finish it off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Elephant love

 The challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog this week, is -as always - "anything goes"...

I got a totally gorgeous image this time, from Bugaboo - called, "elephant love."
 It's a perfect image for valentines, which is just around the corner...
 although this time, I made a congratulations card
 and thought I could use it for an engagement card.

 The flowers are paper flowers - from Docrafts, I think. 
The darkest flower was punched. 
 Pink Petticoat (no longer trading) is the source for my sentiment.
 The heart paper is from a lawn fawn paper pack, 
while the roses paper came in a freebie paper pack, 
with a magazine, quite some time ago! 
 I inked the edges of everything on this card...sometimes using brown, sometimes pink.
 The border has been punched, and the butterflies, too.
I used promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour my image. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 5 January 2018

A new year - a new design team!

Well, I must have done a reasonable job as a guest designer...
because I have been asked to join the design team at:

I am made up!!! 
What a great start to the new year!

Here is my first card for the new team...

Using "birdhouse 3" from Polkadoodles -
this image was a delight to colour - and glitter!
I diecut the frame and "happy"
and punched the birds, butterflies and the hand-coloured blue borders. 

A colleague is moving into her first home in a matter of weeks 
and I made this card to give to her. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg (with sparkle) - 11 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 10 Jan
Crafty gals corner - atg - 17 Jan

First post of 2018!

Happy new Year! 
Hoping this year brings us all happiness and good health.

It is lovely for me to start the new year with a card for 
I used her images bundle - gingerbread family, for this months challenge 
"fun in the snow."

This is a super value-for-money bundle...
you get 5 images! 
each of the 4 here, on my card - gingerbread lady, man, girl and boy...
and then you get one image where they are all together, holding hands. 
I used the separate images for this card...sizing them to fit where I wanted them,
and I coloured them with my promarkers and spectrum noirs. 

I glittered the snowballs, which I cut by hand. 
I think the backing paper came from a DCWV pack I have had a long time.
The stamped sentiment is from Docrafts.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg (with sparkle) - 11 Jan
Fussy and fancy - christmas - 12 Jan
Crimbo crackers - atg - 18 Jan
Addicted to stamps - holiday - 9 Jan

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas card for Hubby

Here is the last Christmas card I made this year.
It's for my Hubby... my Mr Perfect.

8 years ago, we were spending Christmas in New York. 
And, I got some fab new dies in summer, which I hadn't used yet... 
New York buildings. 
So, I made a card for him, using them...

I also used my window diecut.
and I fussy-cut the little cats out of a piece of wrapping paper. 
The background was embossed in my bigshot
and I also die cut the holly / berries, the bunting and letters.
The sentiment at the top is stamped. 

He loved the card and said it was worth waiting for  :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty friends - family and friends - 1 Jan
Pink gems - atg christmas - 4 Jan
Fussy and fancy - christmas - 12 Jan
Simply papercrafts - atg - 30 Dec
Thats crafty - atg - 28 Dec
Creative knockouts - tis the season - 29 Dec
The male room - christmas / winter wishes - 27 Dec

Thursday, 21 December 2017


I need to apologise... 
I have been quite ill recently - had a whole week off work - 
which is not like me at all. 
So I have completely lost the plot in terms of what day we are on and 
which card I need to blog! 

This little beauty was made for my 95 year old Grandma.
I knew she would love this image:
Jolly Holly Postbox, from Artsi Doodles,
 for our "traditional colours" challenge - for Glitter n Sparkle....

I diecut "grandma"
and coloured and fussy cut around the holly postbox image. 
I paper-pieced one bird and stuck the other on 3d foam, to raise it. 
The holly and berries are also diecut.
I found the ribbon in my stash! 
Finally, i embossed the background with my snowflakes embossing folder. 

Grandma loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - seasons greetings - 25 Dec
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Jan
Crafty friends - family and friends - 30 Dec
Daring cardmakers - the special ones - 23 Dec