Friday, 8 March 2019

Unicorn for a 4 year old.

The Paper Shelter are our sponsors this week at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. 
I thought this image would work perfectly for a card for my friend's
 little girl, who is turning 4 soon....

I glittered her name and age and the unicorns mane and tail. 
The sentiment was done on the computer. 
The backing paper was a freebie from a paper pack in a magazine, yonks ago. 
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers. 

I would like to add this card into the following challenges:
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 20 March
QKR Stampede - atg - 16 March
CCC Digis - for the girls - 1 April
Pearly sparkles - make it girlie -  31 March

Friday, 1 March 2019

Babies, babies, babies!

The theme for our challenge at Patties Creations this month, is:
Babies, babies, babies!
I was so pleased to work with the "baby shoes" images...
you get to sets of shoes in the set...

Both cards were made in pretty much the same way...
Spotty and gingham card, inked around the edges.
The shoes were coloured with my promarkers.
I added a tag , on which I will put either a babies name, or maybe the word "welcome."
Hanging from the tag is a little star charm. I forgot I had these, 
until I was rooting through some little draws and found them!
I like making cards with many layers and papers on -
especially when you find papers that work really well together - like the ones I used here! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - atg - 16 March
Love to craft - atg - 1 April
Scribbles designs - 3 or more layers - 16 March
As you like it - lots of / single ;layer and why - 14 March

This pink card was made in much the same way. This time I added a "frilly" 
looking punched border, for a bit of extra girly-ness. 
The tag will be used for the little girls name or the word "welcome"
and I added a heart charm to this tag.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 20 March
CCC digis - for the girls - 1 April
Pearly sparkles - Make it girlie - 31 March
Cardz 4 gals - oh, pretty baby - 15 March

Friday, 8 February 2019

Birthday Wishes

Polkadoodles is our sponsor this week, at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge...
I used the super -cute image, "Winnie Celebrations 1" ...

I love the red / grey combo and decide that would be my colour scheme
for this card.
The patterns papers seemed to work well together
and I die-cut a fancy square to sit my stamped sentiment on.
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers.. and realised that I might need more, 
as some are beginning to run out! 
Some embosssed lines and edge inking finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

A bit more time to craft - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty hazelnuts - patterned paper - 1 March
Dies R us - use a die (fancy heart, on which sentiment is stamped on) - 15 Feb
Let's create - atg - 1 March
Pink Gem - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty friends - atg - 22 Feb
Creative fingers - atg -25 Feb
Polkadoodles - atg -15 Feb

Friday, 1 February 2019


Pattie has a new digi stamp in her shop ...
I snaffled this immediately, and used it to make a Valentines day
card for my Hubby.

Straight away, I decided that some of the hearts could be leaves...
so added a few stalks and coloured them (with my alcohol pens) as leaves. 
I coloured the red hearts so that they would look chunky, 
with a highlight. 
The intricate heart inside the wreath, is cut from  die I just bought!
Such a bargain... it only cost £1.50 from The Works.
It cuts like a dream and I couldn't believe it
when it fit perfectly inside the image I had already coloured!
I cut it in the same colour as the card.

The word "love" is actually a beautifully cut piece of wood. 
They were a bargain too...I think I got 25 in the pack, for £1! 
Wish I could remember where I got them, as I would be tempted to get more. 

I didn't want to put too much more onto this card, as it has been made for my hubby
and thought he wont want to too fussy or fancy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Die cut divas - love is in the air - 1 March
Dies r us - use red - 14 Feb
Love to craft - atg - 1 March
Sheepski designs - all you need is love - 15 Feb

Monday, 7 January 2019

Winter birthdays

As I was wrapping my presents this year, 
I fell in love with the pattern on one of my wrapping papers..
ferns, pinecones, mistletoe: winter foliage.

I have a few birthdays to make cards for, in January,
and thought this would make the perfect backing for those cards.

First up: Hubby's Aunt's card...
A lovely friend of mine bought me the
 'happy' and 'birthday' as a present.
I matted the paper and embossed a clean line around the edge.
I cut a few fancy corners out with my cuttlebug dies
A couple of punched butterflies and some glossy accents on the berries, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty sentiments - atg - 16 Jan
Try it on Tuesday - something old, something new, 23 Jan (new word dies)

This next card was made for my sister-in-law. 

Made in the same way as the first, but using a different happy birthday die 
 and a different cuttlebug corner die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Get creative - atg - 3 Feb

Friday, 4 January 2019


For our first challenge of the year
at Patties Creations, we are asking you to fit our colouring theme of :
"Snowy nights / days."

I have used one of Patties amazing digi-stamps, called "Snowman 1".

The little houses background, is actually from a piece of wrapping paper!
I found it in Home Bargains, for the measely sum of 59p for a whole roll! Bargain!
(and... I'm not going to use it to wrap presents! Lol.) 
Teamed with the cute digi in the foreground, I think this makes a lovely card.
I coloured the snowman with my promarkers and 
ran the swiss dots embossing folder though my bigshot. 
The snowflakes are from a cuttlebug die, which I also cut on my bigshot.
The sentiment is one I have had for yonks on my pc. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it - atg - 17 Jan
Craft rocket - winter - 28 Jan
Creative knockouts - celebrations - 10 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 9 Jan
Crafty gals corner - snow much fun - 15 Jan
Crafty addicts - atg - 5 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment - 8 Jan

Monday, 31 December 2018

2 Christmas cards I forgot to post.

Here are 2 more Christmas cards which I forgot to share with you...

The first is a card which I made for my Husband -
We have lots of birds who visit our garden, and one of our favourites is the robin.

This is a "just ink-lined" image which I have.
I coloured it with my promarkers and fussy cut around the image.
I embossed the background with snowflakes 
and added a computer generated sentiment - with a
 few die-cut snowflakes here n there. 
The brown snowflake paper came from a dovecrafts pack.

This second card, I made for my Grandma...

The brown snowflake paper came from the same dovecrafts pack. 
The christingle image was again, from "Just ink-lined"
and coloured with my alcohol markers, 
 I also used the same snowflake embossing folder.
The sentiment was a peel off...I havent used them in years,
 but as I came across it,
 I thought it was really traditional and in a lovely font 
and my Grandma would like it.... 
She loved it!