Friday, 17 September 2021


Jan's Digi Stamps are sponsoring our challenge this week
at The Colour Crazy Challenge.
Jan has some truly amazing digi stamps and sets and I was 
lucky enough to get this image: Friendship Flowers.

The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and
other alcohol pens. I also used my white sakura pen to put on little white highlights and details. 
The sentiment was computer generated.
I used a backing paper from an 8 x 8 pack of papers. 
I inked the edges of everything and dry embossed around the edge of the spotty paper
and added some washi tape to the top.
A printed butterfly (fussy cut) and faux stitching around the edge, finished this card
for my Mother-In-Law. 

 I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Seize the birthday - birthday with faux stitching - 1 Oct
Crafty Sentiments - atg  - 30 Sept

Friday, 3 September 2021

Vintage beetle

Patties Creations is giving us the "anything goes" challenge this week, 
and you could win some of her lovely images, including this one...
Vintage VW Beetle trip mobile. 

 I coloured the image using my alcohol markers
and embossed a background that I thought resembled tyres and inked the edges.
The spotty paper is from a dovecrafts 6 x 6 pack and 
I stamped the sentiment. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters cafe - atg - 14 Sept
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 Oct
Creative moments - atg - 6 Sept
Digi choosday - atg - 14 Sept

Saturday, 7 August 2021

A drink by the sea

At Patties Creations this month, we have our popular challenge:
"under the sea / beach theme."

I chose "coconut drink with umbrellas"
and coloured it with my promarkers and alcohol pens. 
I dry embossed it round the edge, matted it on red
and popped it on a leafy background.
I dry embossed the edge of the card and added some papermania
 paper flowers, layered on each other. 
I also put some glossy accents on the umbrellas. 

    I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters castle - atg - 1 Sept
PinkGem challenge - atg - 13 Aug
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Sept
Movin along with the times - summer fun - 1 Sept
Crafty creations - atg - 1 Sept
Incy wincy designs - summer / beach - 16 Aug


Friday, 23 July 2021


At The Colour Crazy Challenge, we are being sponsored by: Ching Chou Kuik. 
I got this lovely image called: The tender Angie. (mermaid)

 She took an age to colour, with my promarkers and alcohol pens,
 but worth it when I had finished and fussy-cut around her. 
 I die-cut a frame in a few different papers to represent the sky and sand,
 ripping the edges carefully to appear like the surf. 
 The "sea " in the background was made with my promarkers and the "sky" behind her, 
was inked with my chalky inks. 
 The whole thing was matted and layered on a kraft paper, then a kraft / blue foiled paper.
 I love this card, if I do say so myself. :) 

I would like to add this into the following chalenges;
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 Aug
Love to craft - atg - 1 Aug
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Aug
Daring Cardmakers - splish splash! - 1 Aug
Crafty Creations - atg - 2 Aug
Double D challenge - colours of summer - 3 Aug

Friday, 2 July 2021

Mums 70th Birthday

The challenge is "anything goes!" at
Patties Creations this week. 

 I chose the beautiful image !magnolia branch"
as I thought it would make the perfect card for my mums 70th birthday!

(Unfortunately, I couldn't attend her garden party last week as I was in isolation,
a child in one of my groups tested positive, then I tested positive a week later!) 

I coloured the image with my alcohol markers,
added a stamped sentiment and diecut numbers, 
with a punched butterfly and heart. 
I edged it all in pink / yellow and popped it on a trellis-look  embossed background.

My Mum loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - atg - 15 July
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 August
Createful heart - atg - 15 July
Scribbles designs - atg - 15 July
Addicted to stamps - any occasion - 20 July
Crafty Creations - atg - 1 Aug
Creative moments - atg - 20 July
Watercooler wednesday - all things feminine - 13 July

Friday, 25 June 2021

Cocktail, anyone?

 I got this image from our fab sponsor this week (Polkadoodles).
It's called "Cherry Cocktail."

I used my alcohol markers and promarkers to colour this cute image. 
I used some backing papers from a free pack of "summer" papers, 
which I got free in a magazine a looooong time ago!
The sentiment was stamped. 
I put some glossy accents on the cherries
and added some dots and faux stitching to the papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative fingers - atg - 10 July
Polkadoodles - atg - 5 July
The crafters cafe - insects / butterflies - 1 July
QKRstampede - atg - 1 July
Crafty Creations - atg - 4 July
Creative moments - atg - 4 July

Friday, 4 June 2021

Hootie birthday

"Things with wings" is the challenge this month at Pattie's Creations.
I have used the image called "Hootie"
and have made this card for my cousin, who loves owls!

 I have been having a mini sort in the craft room
and found some small doilies and I thought half of one would fit perfectly on this card.
I was playing about with the design for ages 
and it all seemed to come together when I spotted the doilies.
I fussy cut Hootie, after colouring him with my promarkers. 
The backing papers, circle with flower and sentiment all came from a freebie 
paper pack, which I must have gotten in a magazine at some point. 
The punched butterfly and faux stitching around the edges,
finished this card off.