Wednesday 28 May 2014


Made for my cousin, who loves owls!

I got the paper and topper set for this card, from a charity shop, at a cost of 40p.
I got about 12 sheets in the pack, inc topppers, vellum and papers....bargain! :)
The heart die is a precious heart from memory box.
The brown organza ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Fantastic tuesday - anything goes - 2 June
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 3 June
 Try it on tuesday- feminine and fancy - 10 June
Card mania - clean and simple - 31 May
Crafting form the heart - anything goes - 2 June
Lexis creations - happy birthday - 9 June
The pink elephant - anything goes - 2 June
Whoopsi daisy - lots of layers - 2 June
Dream Valley - things with wings - 31 May
The sweetest thing- sketch - 1 June

Sunday 25 May 2014


Another "male" card. :)
This weeks challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle 
is "add some metal" ... my metal, is the dragonfly on this card.
The image is called "Nolan" from Fred She Said.
(and it was pre-coloured!!! very handy for a quick card!)
The fence, toad, snail, worm and words were digi images I already had.
I cut the green "grass" and leafy stalk from a 6 x 6 dovecrafts paper sheet.
I think I got the metal charm - dragonfly - from Meiflower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Thats crafty - use kraft - 30 May
Wags n Whiskers - one for the boys - 30 May
Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes - 28 May
The paper shelter - use a charm - 28 May
Fantastic tuesday - one for the guys - 27 May
Inky chicks - metal embellishment - 8 June

Saturday 24 May 2014

I'm so very late!!!

 ... with my challenge cards...these are for the challenge that is just ending!

Apologies...I have been extremely busy this week, mainly with comissions from 
work colleagues, including cards and a "project" - 
which turned out to be a 12 x 12  framed page.
Anyway - this weeks wonderful image is called "Purrfect together" from Doodle Garden.
I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!
Wasn't quite sure at first how to make it into a card for a male / male colours,
 but stuck with a black/white combo and thought it could work for a valentines / anniversary card.
The papers behind the image are from a dovecrafts stack, and
embossed with a wonderful hearts embossing folder, I bought whilst in Canada.
I coloured the image with my pack of 5 grey shaded promarkers.
(die is called precious hearts... my new and fave die at the mo.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Brown sugar - anything goes - 29 May
Crafty Catz - embossing - 29 May
Craftitude - use a die - 29 May
Sister act - anything goes - 30 May
The house that stamps built DCC521 ~ Monochromatic - 4 June
I love promarkers - anything goes - 28 May
Flat friends - dies / punches - 31 May
Papertake weekly - oooh, so cute! - 27 May
Artistic inspirations - anything goes / dies -26 May
 Card mania - CAS - 31 May
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 26 May
Created with love - lots of layers - 31 May

I was lucky enough to get two images...and this one is from 
The Stamping Boutique - called "A.J the Builder"
I used my dovecrafts brick embossing folder and chalked it with varying brown colours.
I coloured the image with promarkers and Mirage pens...
and added some "builders digi elements " that I have had forever, on my pc. 
The sentiment is craftwork cards and the corners are photocorners I have also had forever! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Jellypark challenges - bold and bright - 5 June 
Crafty girls - anything goes - 30 May
Divas by design - anything goes - 28 May
Fantastic tuesday - one for the guys - 27 May

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Ooooh, a baby!

My friend had a baby boy last week...

... and I wanted to make them a special card.
I remembered this image, which I won from Di's Digi Downloads a little while ago,
that I hadn't got round to using yet. 
I coloured it with my promarkers and added a strip of blue gingham paper 
(always good for baby cards, I find!)
I printed out babies name, birth date, time and weight
and embossed a hearts background, with a new folder I bought,
whilst we were in Canada.(my fave folder at the mo!)
Precious hearts die-cuts ( my fave die at the mo!)
and a little gingham paper bow finished this 6 x 6 card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Flat friends - use dies / punches - 1 June
2 sisters - baby - 31 May
Scrap bitz - pretty pastels and alcohol markers - PASTEL 14 - 24 May
Di's digi designs - use those markers - 23 May
Hiding in my craft room - use those scraps - 17 May
A creative romance - one for the boys - 22 May
Crafting for the craic - baby - 27 May
Creative corner - baby - 20 May
Crafts 4 eternity - sketch - 16 May
Aud sentiments - sentiment for a child - 19 May
Fantastic Tuesday - CAS - 19 May
Cuttlebug mania - baby - 27 May
Just inspirational - anything goes - 19 May
Papertake weekly - pretty pastels - 19 May
Through the craft room door GDT- anything goes - 20 May
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 19 May
Crafty boots - blue and white - 25 May

Monday 12 May 2014


This week, over at Glitter n Sparkle, the theme is... "for a female"

I got this really cute image of a cat, called Fluffball Kitty Floral from Fitztown,
 which I coloured with my derwent watercolour pencils. 
I used a backing paper from My Minds Eye,
and the border, flowers, leaves and butterfly are all punched. 
I had a friend in mind for this card, as I was making it... her birthday is the end of this month.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Come and get it - birthdays - 17 May
Ditzie digi design - anything goes - 17 May
Pile it on - fuzzy (cats hair!) - 19 May 
Feeling crafty - for a girl / lady - 27 May
chocolate coffee cards - circles and squares - 21 May
Crafting by design - anything goes - 25 May
Divas by design - pink - 14 May
Creative moments - anything goes - 19 May
Hobbybook - add a sentiment - 13 May
Graph it markers - pink! GDT - 16 May

Sunday 4 May 2014


What a great image I got this week, from  Meljens -  A girl and her kitty.
This week, the challenge is to use or add a tag...

Quite a simple card, I handcut the shape of the card into a tag,
coloured the printed image with my promarkers,
and added a deep blue ribbon and a little tag, stamped
with one of the words from my new stamps, that I recently bought in Canada,
at the very wonderful Hobby Lobby.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting at the weekend - anything goes - 26 May
My sheri crafts - in celebration of moms - 10 May
A creative need - others day / card for a woman - 1 June
Crafty Catz - anything but square - 10 May
Fairy tale challenge - cute only - 9 May
Jos scrap shack - anything goes - 9 May
Sister act - anything goes - 9 May
Cards galore encore - anything goes - 31 May
Doodle pantry - any digi goes - 24 May
D.L art - anything goes - 1 June
Meljens - anything goes - 9 May
Milk coffee - bright colours - 8 May
Crafty sentiments - anything goes - 6 May
Come and get it - anything goes with a digi stamp - 10 May