Friday, 3 January 2020

New years, Cheers!

Pattie's Creations are back with our January challenge -
"Anything goes."
I have "Cheers to you ladies!" -  a new image, drawn by Pattie...

I thought this image was great, and knew a few people I could make cards 
for with this image on, so made 2 cards! Lol. 
I coloured with my promarkers an used a dovecraft paper pack for the backing papers...
"tea party" i think the papers are called.
The sentiments under the images are from Pink Petticoat -
 who are sadly no longer trading. 
I punched a couple of stars too.  
These cards just make me smile. 

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Brown sugar - atg - 3 Feb
Through the craft room door - atg - 8 Jan
Incy Wincy Designs - atg - 15 Jan

Friday, 13 December 2019


                                                At The Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
                                                    we are being sponsored by Bugaboo.
                                            I got the gorgeous image: Winter penguin ski...

 I popped him on a backing of snowy paper and a little hill I cut out (and glittered along  the top of it.) I coloured, using my alcohol markers - promarkers and spectrum noirs.  The sentiment is a vellum sentiment -  I bought a whole pack of them in The Works for £1 recently - a real bargain! Someone sent me the snowflakes a few years ago -  I can't remember if they were punched or diecut... but I glittered them! I finished this card with a double (dry) embossed square and some doodling around the edge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 6 December 2019

Kitties in the window

At Patties Creations this month, Pattie's challenge is:
Christmas with animal(s).

I used 'Allie Winter Window' ...
we recently got two kittens - well, a mum cat and her kitten boy.
 (She is only 18 months though.)
and I based these cats on our two. 

I popped the image on 3d pads and added a diecut cat in the top window,
which I coloured (with promarkers) like our Chester. 
The image comes with the bigger cat in the bottom window
 (which I coloured to look like our Bella). 
The little gingerbread garland came from a piece of christmas backing paper -
I fussy cut those out (And it took aaaages!) 
The green garland is made up of lots of little punched ferns and I fussy cut some teeny hearts
and added some dovecrafts pearls effects berries. 
I cut a tree and presents from backing paper and added these to the card - 
along with a stamped sentiment. 

I love this image and am going to give this card to my In-laws, for Christmas. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - last minute christmas - 13 Dec
Cardz 4 galz - cute christmas - 20 Dec
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 29 Dec
Creative moments - atg - 1 Jan
I love promarkers -  atg - 17 Dec
Sheepski designs - your favourite things (my cats!) - 15 Dec
A passion for promarkers - christmas critters - 11 Dec

Friday, 22 November 2019

Christmas cards

I'm not on the team for this week's challenge at The Colour Crazy Challenge,
but when I found out that our sponsor was Knitty Kitty Designs, I knew I had to join in!
I was delighted to spot the image : Christmas Catflap.

I made 2 cards with this image: one for my Mum and Dad and one for my Hubby.
First up, is my Mum n Dad's card...

Believe it or not, the "snowy" backing paper is wrapping paper!
I couldn't find just what I needed in my stash, then my eyes fell on my wrapping paper rolls
and I found the perfect thing!
I fussy-cut the bunting - from a sheet of docrafts paper I have had for yonks.
The super-cute image was coloured with my alcohol markers, 
and touches of nuvo glitter and glossy accents
were added, here n there. 
I added a "6" on top of the door, for my Mum n Dad's house number and
a little bit of pavement in front of the house, so I could add the stamped sentiment.

Now for my Hubbys card...

Made in much the same way as the other card, I added a stamped and coloured
 (and glittered!) mistletoe branch above the door and a banner along the bottom. 
I added some extra lines on the door, to make it look a bit more
 like our own front door. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - atg with spots / stripes - 29 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 29 Nov
Brown sugar - atg -
Crimbo crackers - atg with animals - 5 Dec
Imagine that - atg - 6 Dec
Crafty sentiments - atg christmas - 26 Nov
Cutie pie - cute animal - 3 Dec
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 2 Dec

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...
Creative fingers - atg - 1 Dec
Through the craft room door - atg - 27 Nov
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 2 Dec
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 5 Dec

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.