Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Just stamping

This week, I made this card for a friends birthday.

Because of what I have available to me at the minute, 
I only used stamping and colouring on this card,

I used a stamp from "little claires"
and the sentiment came from a freebie set on a magazine, 
a few years ago.
I masked and stamped the flowers all round the edges of the card
and coloured them with my promarkers.
The sentiment was stamped onto a  separate piece of card
and I added some Martha Stewart punched butterflies.

I hope she likes this card. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafters cafe - flowers - 14 Aug
Scribbles - how does your garden grow? -  16 Aug
613 Ave create - atg - 2 Sept
Live laugh stamp - atg as long as hand coloured - 1 Sept
Inky chicks - 5 or more flowers - 15 Aug
Digi choosday - atg - 30 Aug
Lemon shortbread - atg - 16 Aug
Crafty boots - use a stamp - 15 Aug
Addicted to stamps - atg - 17 Aug
I love promarkers - birthday - 24 Aug

Monday, 8 August 2016

11 years ago today...

I married the love of my life...

and not a day passes when I am not thankful 
that we found each other. 

I made him this card ...

I tried to keep it quite masculine, but with
a romantic / anniversary feel. 
Again, this was made with the paper pack I have 
been using from The Works. 
I diecut the "love"
and stamped the sentiment underneath the diecut.
The edges were inked, embossed and faux stitched. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative cottage - for the men / boys - 19 Aug
Paper creator - keep it simple - 1 Sept
Sisters of craft - atg - 1 Sept
Crafty gals - birthdays / celebrations - 11 Aug

Friday, 5 August 2016

Still trying to tempt in the summer....

Hmm.. I'm not so sure!  
We have had the odd hot day, with sun, but then within 24 hours, rain,
thunder and even hail! 
So... I thought I would try and help myself into the summer mood, 
with this months card for Patties Creations challenge...

Pattie is challenging you to make a card for the old favourite challenge:
"anything goes!"

I chose her image called "flip flop trio".

I knew instantly, what I wanted this card to look like -
and the paper I was going to use. 
(I have a real thing at the moment, for stripey paper!)

After printing off the image, 
I coloured it using my promarkers, 
in similar colours to the backing paper. 
I inked the edges of everything 
and embossed a couple of lines across
the long white edges. 
I wanted to keep this card CAS and so
added a simple (freebie) sentiment form desert divas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by designs - atg - 26 Aug
Crafty creations - on the beach - 18 Aug
Crafty gals - birthdays / celebrations - 10 Aug
Digi choosday - atg - 10 Aug
Everybody art - summer / holiday - 11 Aug
Passion for promarkers - my favourite things ( promarkers, stripey paper!!, flipflops) - 11 Aug
Through the craft room door - atg - 10 Aug
Crafty cardmakers - summer - 8 Aug
Country view - hot summer days - 14 Sept
Paper creator - K.I.S - 1 Sept
Sisters of craft - atg - 5 Sept

Thursday, 4 August 2016

anniversary 2

So, here is another one of 
the anniversary cards I have recently made. 

This one is for some special friends.

The paper came from the same paper pack as last time, 
(The Works, 99p)
and the stamp "always have" is from a lovely pack I bought in Hobby Lobby 
when we visited, over Easter.
A very lovely friend - Helen - bought 
the gorgeous "love" die for me, for my birthday. 
(and the little stars are the punchouts from my "frostyville die -
 that I must have cut a few years ago, but 
I can't throw anything away "that might come in useful!!")
A little embossing, inking and faux stitching around the edge, finished off this card!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Through the craft room door - atg - 10 Aug
Lemon shortbread - atg - 15 Aug
Bunnyzoes crafts - summer florals - 9 Aug
Crafty boots - use a stamp - 15 Aug
Simon says stamp - celebrate! - 9 Aug
Crafters cafe - flowers - 14 Aug
Creative cottage - atg - 15 Aug
Digistamps 4 joy - atg optional twist: roses - 1 Sept
Paper creator - Keep it simple - 1 Sept

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Anniversary time...

I'm still here! 

I know I haven't been around much lately...
we are in the middle of a hectic, but exciting time.
Don't want to jinx anything, but will let you know when 
we are a few steps further ahead with our plans...

I have been able to get back to a little crafty time -
and oh, how I have enjoyed myself! 

I made this card for my Mum and Dads
anniversary, coming up next week.
I *think* they have been married 45 years... 
so wrote about that on the inside, but wasn't quite
sure enough - so didn't put it on the front. 

At the moment, I am working with limited supplies,
but created this clean and simple card.
Infact, I love the paper pack this came from 
(The Works, 99p per pack - 6 x 6 papers)
and have created 3 anniversary cards from that pack, which I 
will be sharing with you over the next week or two. 

So, this card was made with one paper, one stamp,
and 2 diecuts. 
 A little glossy accents picks out each of the hears on 
the paper background, but it's hard to see on the picture.

I would like to enter some challenges with this card...
Brown sugar - atg - 4 Aug
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 6 Aug
Aud sentiments - atg - 3  Aug
In the pink - use a stamp - 4 Aug
Southern girls - atg - 4 Aug

Saturday, 2 July 2016


At Patties Creations this month,
 we would like you to...

 "make a splash! - include water in your image "

I used Patties gorgeous image,
Seagulls Roost
and thought this would be perfect for a fathers day card
for my father-in-law, as he loves holidaying at the seaside.

I coloured the image with my promarkers and
layered lots of colours, to give depth and a realistic feel.
The seagull in the middle, I decoupaged.
I did a little inking on the sky, to age the image a little
and mounted it all onto a woodgrain effect embossed piece.

I would like to enter this  into the following challenges:

Friday, 3 June 2016

Fathers day

At Patties Creations this month, we have set the challenge to make a:
"Fathers day or Graduation card."

I chose to make a Fathers day card...
and it was simple, with this fab "stacking pots" image!

I printed off the image, with an extra one too,. so I could 
colour (with my promarkers) and decoupage the pots.
The green watering can is a die cut (I forgot I had!,
 as are the gardening tools. 
I added a computer generated sentiment and
an embossed background...
This card is going to go to my Father in Law for Fathers day.
He loves his green house, and little allotment-like garden!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Scribbles designs - tools of the trade - 15 June
CCC designs - atg - 13 June
4 Crafty chicks - masculine - 8 June
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 27 June
Die cuttin divas - atg with die cuts - 6 June