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! 

Friday 7 December 2018

A snow-covered lampost

Patties Creations is challenging us to make a card for 
"Winter / Christmas" this month,
so I used the image : snow covered lampost.

I coloured the image with my alcohol markers and fussy cut around it.
I added 2 little bird diecuts, on which I coloured 
 a little red breast - to become robins.
I added some holly / berry diecuts, stamped the sentiment and the final diecuts were
a church, some stars and a snowy skyline silhouette.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday 30 November 2018

My first Christmas card this year!

I was so thrilled to receive this cute Christmas image:
"Welcome Christmas" from Crafty Sentiments,
for our challenge at the Colour Crazy challenge.

Before colouring the image, I selected the backing paper. 
That helped me to decide on the  colours of the snowman's scarf and earmuffs.
I coloured him with my alcohol markers, made an embossed 'snowy hill',
stamped the sentiment and die-cut an icicle border, to hang from the top of the card. 
A few twinkly bits here n there, finished off this card.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

A card for a 13 year old girl, please!

A friend asked me to make a card for her daughter,
Millie, who was turning 13 and into make-up! 

I chose to try and make it girly, without being too young.
(If you know what I mean!)
I used 2 patterned papers, makeup images, (which I fussy cut!)
diecuts (numbers, letters and the flourish in the corner)
and punches (the butterflies). 
A bit of bling here n there, and some glossy accents finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards galore encore - atg - 29 Nov
Die cut divas- atg - 1 Dec
Challenge up your life - celebrate - 23 Nov
Fussy n fancy - atg - 

Friday 2 November 2018

Girly card

This week, over at the Crazy Colour Challenge blog, I got the delightful image:
"T-shirt soda girl" from Lemon Shortbread...

This is a lovely summery, fresh image, so thought I would keep the papers
in the same theme....fresh, fun, summery colours. 
I cut some little pieces of bunting 
punched a few butterflies
and inked the edges of all the papers.
I coloured the cute image with my alcohol markers. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Cardz 4 galz - go digital - 8 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
Lemon shortbread - atg - 6 Nov
Cutie pie - going girly - 6 Nov

Birthday ice-cream

This month., over at Patties Creations, the challenge this time is...

I loved using "Ice Cream Sundae"
and decided to colour it with my promarkers 
and make it look like it was a favourite ice cream - neopolitan - 
(vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream) 
with a squirt or two of cream, some raspberry sauce, some sprinkles and a cherry!

Such a fun image needed fun birthday backing papers, which I found in my stash.
A diecut fancy square, a couple of die-cut stars, and a stamped sentiment, finished the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jos scrap shack - atg - 13 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 Nov
I love promarkers - atg - 14 Nov

Friday 5 October 2018


 I got to play with some super-cute images this week, from Kinda Cute...

You get 3 in the set - and I couldn't resist using all 3 on this card...
 but I guess you could just use one, or two. 
I coloured the little cuties using my alcohol markers and popped a little
 wink-of-stella on their horns too...they sparkle in the right light. 
I diecut some teeny tiny stars and punched a border.
 Finally, I stamped a sentiment and added a little
 bit of stickles diamond sparkle, here n there. 

I would like to add this to these challenges:

Catch the bug - atg - 14 Oct
Aud sentiments - 2 word sentiment - 9 Oct
Cute card thursday - atg - 11 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 18 Oct
Crafting by designs - atg - 28 Oct

Trick or Treat...

For this months challenge...
  "Halloween / Autumn"
I chose 'Lollipop jar' from Patties Creations.
Thought I would use this everyday image a little bit differently! 

So.. I started with the basic lollipop jar - I made the card shape by printing off the jar
and using it as a template to draw around on my card.
 I doodled some eyes on each of the lollipops. 
(I tried to vary the eyes as much as i could. )
I coloured the lollipops with my alcohol pens
 in traditional halloweeny colours: orange, green and purple 
and used all my 5 shades of greys (promarkers) to colour the lid
I found some bakers twine, to which I threaded on a little tag, 
which I die-cut and lettered myself. 
I also drew some simple little bats, and coloured them black (obviously!) 
and 3d foamed them to the 'lid' of the card.

I'm quite pleased with this card, and think I will send it
to my little nephew, for Halloween. 

***Pattie also has a "candy corn jar" in her digi shop... 
I chose not to use that image, as in England, we don't have candy corn...
Infact, I'm not really sure what its like..never had it!***

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pink gems - halloween -  12 Oct
Catch the bug - atg - 14 Oct
Brown sugar - spooky / autumn - 1 Nov
Cut it up - halloween with a diecut - 27 Oct
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 18 Oct
That's Crafty! - spookalicious - 8 Nov

Sunday 23 September 2018

A guest design spot!

I was selected to be a guest designer for Mari Ko Creations!

I was sent some really beautiful images to have a play with...
The first card is made using "fall floral coffee" - 

I coloured the sweet image with my alcohol markers,
adding a strip of corrugated card for the middle section of the cup. 
I fussy-cut the flowers and leaves, and popped them on 3d foam. 
Some pretty papers and dry embossing, finished this card, along with a few
punched butterflies. 
The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card. 

I would like to add this card into the following challenges: 

Alphabet challenge - nature - 12 Oct
Cute card thursday - autumn - 4 Oct
Crafty creations - atg - 9 Oct

The second card I made, uses the image "Apple cider and you"
(another beautiful image to work with.)
I embossed and hand-cut a frame, to fit around the sentiment - 
which I printed directly onto the card.
(This set comes with both the image and the sentiment.)
After cutting out the image, I coloured it with alcohol markers and 
and raised it a little on 3d foam. 
I matted the frame, and inked the edges, finally adding a punched butterfly. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty catz - colours of autumn - 4 Oct
Creative knockouts - atg - 4 Oct
C.R.A.F.T - autumn / weather - 4 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 4 Oct
Crafty gals - anything fall goes - 9 Nov
Thats crafty - forever autumn - 4 Oct

Friday 7 September 2018

It's a kitten!

This week, over at the Colour Crazy challenge, 
the challenge (as usual - everyone seems to love it!) is "anything goes."

I have been waiting and waiting for my turn to get this sponsor...

I loved colouring these kitties! 
I used the same image, to create a card for a little boy and another for a little girl.
I thought I could get away with these images for younger children, rather than a new born.

Using my alcohol markers, I coloured the images...
and used a "pointilism" technique to colour the sky and grass. 
(little tiny dots in varying colours, to create one main colour.)
They were both mounted on white card, inked round the edges and 
backed again onto gingham card. 
The edge of the gingham card was dry embossed.
A computer generated sentiment and a number in the balloon finished off each card. 
(I also added a few little Martha Stewart punched butterflies to Ella's card.)
I hope they are well received! 

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Kitty bee designs - atg / animals - 14 Sept
Always happy birthday - happy birthday - 29 Sept
Little miss muffet - atg - 19 Sept

Magical Unicorn

Patties Creations has the "fairytale / fantasy "
 theme for our challenge this month.
I used 'Unicorn.'

...which I coloured with my alcohol pens, and as it's a unicorn, 
I HAD to add some glitter, so popped some strands of diamond stickles through her mane
and a few spots on some of the embossed stars in the background. 
The butterflies were punched with my Martha Stewart punch
and the sentiment came from Pink Petticoat - no longer trading, sadly. 
I don't think you can tell from the photograph, but the unicorn has
a light coating with wink of stella dusty glitter. 

It's so pretty when it catches the light. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - all creatures great and small - 1 Oct
Always happy birthday - happy birthday - 29 Sept
Digi doodle studios - mythical/ magical - 28 Sept

Friday 10 August 2018

Ladybirds and sunflowers.

Ching Chou Kuik is sponsoring us this week, at the Colour Crazy Challenge!
I used the Ladybug set - which is one image of a 2 image set.
The other image is a beautiful butterfly image.

The image is so pretty, that I didn't want to put much else with it.
After colouring it with my alcohol pens and covering the 
ladybird shells in glossy accents, I popped it onto some grey dotty card
and I diecut a lacy border. 
A simple stamped sentiment finshed this card, but then - as I was 
about to photograph this card - I spotted a little drawer
 of teeny wooden ladybirds. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Back to basics - use a digital image - 22 Aug
Catch the bug - atg - 27 Aug
Crafty friends - atg - 24 Aug
Crazy 4 challenges - use bugs - 18 Aug
Creative fingers - atg - 12 Sept
QKR Stampede - atg - 17 Aug
Aud sentiments - for a female plus sentiment - 14 Aug
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 25 Aug
Little mIss Muffet - atg - 23 Aug

Friday 3 August 2018

Summer fun

Hip Hip Hooray!  Summer holidays are here! 
And that means... more crafting time for me!! 

So, to put myself in the mood, and as the challenge is 
"anything goes " at Patties Creations, 
I have used the 'Camping is fun ' image...

Using a mixture of my promarkers and spectrum noir pens, 
I coloured the cute little caravan.
I used my white sakura pen on the bunting, to make little patterns
on the peacock colour I coloured it with.
The embossing folder is one of my favourites,
and the sentiment comes from Pink Petticoat - which is sadly no longer in business.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jos scrap shack - atg - 10 Aug
Crafts Galore Encore - atg - 1 Sept
Crafters Cafe - travel and / or relaxation - 14 Aug
Scribbles - fun in the sun - 22 Aug
Little miss muffet - atg - 10 aug
Back to basics - use an embossing folder - 8 Aug
Craftaholics r us - vacation - 9 Aug
Crafting by designs - atg - 5 Sept
The sisterhood of crafters - summer vacation - 7 Aug

Monday 30 July 2018

SALE now on!

Pattie has decided to run a summer sale!

She is offering 30% off ALL her images
from August 3rd to September 2nd!
That's ALL images!!!

To get this great deal, use the coupon code:
at the checkout, to get the discount.

Go on... treat yourself!! 

Friday 13 July 2018

Cute Kitty

   For our challenge at "the colour crazy challenge" this week,
 I have chosen to use this super-cute little image
 from Little Miss's called "Elisa's kitty." 

 Its a wonderful image to colour. 
I used all the promarker grey alcohol pens I have - numbers 1 - 5....and did lots of blending!
 I particularly love the little scarf round his neck. 
Such a lovely little addition.
 The stamped sentiment was from a set of stamps I found recently
 in a charity shop, for 25p! I do love a bargain!
 The scalloped circle die is from The Works... a fab little set of dies
 for only £3. Another bargain! 
Faux stitching and inking, finished the edges of the backing card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 19 July
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 24 July
Cardz 4 galz - for a little girl - 19 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 25 July
Addicted to stamps - birthday - 19 July
Creative moments - atg - 24 July
Crafty addicts - all about pets - 1 Aug
Show us your pussies - any furrything goes - cat - 7 Aug

Friday 6 July 2018


"Under the sea" is the theme this month
at Patties Creations...

Gotta say - this is one of my favourite cards.
As soon as I saw those lovely seashells, I knew what 
I wanted to do with them. 
The white sakura pen and the turquoise puddle paper really help 
to set off those shells, which I coloured with
my alcohol pens... just about every brown, in every type of pen I have! 
What is brilliant about this "6 seashells" digi set,
is that you get separate images... 6 in all. 
As you can see, I used 5 of them, as I knew how I wanted
them to be arranged.

The stamped sentiment is from Inkylicious.
To finish the card, I dry embossed the edges. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 19 July
Crafty Catz - atg with optional: summer fun - 13 July
Jos scrap shack - atg - 21 July
QKR Stampede - atg - 14 July
Little mIss Muffet - atg 25 July
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 July
Crafty creations - atg - 19 July
Creative moments - atg optional: summer fun - 10 July
Double D - nautical - 17 July
That's Crafty - close to nature - 1 Aug
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment - 11 July
Crafteezee - summer - 1 Sept
Crafters Cafe - KISS - 14 July
Cards galore encore - atg - 2 Aug
Creative sketchy girls - summer - 16 July
Love to craft - atg - 1 Aug
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Aug
Scribbles - atg - 20 July

Friday 15 June 2018

Two little mice

At the Colour Crazy challenge this week,
our usual "anything goes"challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
"All Dressed Up" - and I have been working with 
the very cute image - two little mice.

I used my promakers in various shades of brown - as well as
pinks and creams, to colour the mice and flowers. 
I 3d foamed it onto a background which I embossed, inked the edges, 
and added a stamped sentiment.
(from a bargain hunkydory sentiment set, which i spotted at
a charity shop for a measly 20p!)
The Butterflies were made using my Martha Stewart punch. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty critter crazies - atg - 28 June
All dressed up - atg - 29 June
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 July
Crafty girls - atg - 1 July
Creative with stamps - cute animals - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 22 June
Crafty catz - atg - 22 June
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 23 June

Friday 1 June 2018

Father's day

The Colour Crazy Challenge have a great sponsor this week - Dr Digi!
I know my Dad would LOVE a card with this 2cv citroen image!
I wanted to keep it simple, so kept the rest of the card monotone, in kraft card.
The image has been mounted on 3d foam.

The stars were cut on my bigshot and are actually in an antique gold...
 but it's hard to see that on the photograph. 
 "dad" is actually cut from a "happy birthday" die -
(I love to get lots of uses out of one item!)

I coloured the image with a mixture of my pens - promarkers, and spectrum noirs. 
The background was run through an embossing folder on my bigshot, too.
I'm going to give this card to Dad, for Father's day.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
QKR stampede - atg - 8 June  
Simply create too - for a male - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Crafting by designs - for the boys / men - 6 June
Digi Choosday - atg - 6 June
Simon says stamp - masculine - 4 June


Patties Creations is challenging us to use..
"anything that flies"
this month.
I used her image - Dragonfly 2. 

This is such a delicate and pretty image to colour.
I used all my light blue / aqua type colour pens - promarker pens.
On the wings, I also used a very soft pink and highlighted the wings with 
a wink of stella. (very fine glitter brush)
The frame was already embossed with flowers, which I chalked to give a soft colour.
The backing colour paper is subtle shades of greens an blues,
which is part of a pack of papers I won in a blog challenge last year.
Along the edges of the paper and the frame, I inked green and
turquoise blue. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Jos scrap shack - atg - 15 June
CAS on sunday - use embossing (dry embossing, in the frame) - 14 June
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 June
The paper shelter - flower power - 5 June
Digi choosday - atg - 6 June
Passion for promarkers - atg - 5 June

Friday 18 May 2018

Baby cards

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
the "anything goes" challenge
is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
The cute image is called 'Gaffi.'

Infact, Gaffi is so cute - I made 2 cards with him...

The first card I made is for a baby boy.
I found a lovely verse on the internet and typed it next to my image.
I used my new nuvo pens, spectrum noirs and promarkers 
to colour the image.
After inking around the square, I dry embossed the edge, matted it onto
dotty embossed card and a gingham border and dry embossed around the 
square dotty embossed mat, too.
 A few gems and a printed blue gingham ribbon finished this card.

I coloured this image in the same way as the first.
The sentiment was printed straight onto the card and I diecut a gingham 
circle for Gaffi to sit on. 
The same gingham was used as a matting for the image. 
To finish off, I used a pink fineliner to do some faux stitching
around the edge of the white shape.

I would like to add these into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 25 May
QKR Stampede - atg - 25 May
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Aud sentiments - cute and a sentiment - 11 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 31 May

Friday 4 May 2018

Three Daisies

Over at Patties Creations this month, we challenge you to
 use FLOWERS on your projects.
I used Patties adorable image: three daisies...

Such a pretty image! I knew straight away
which colours and patterns I would like to use with this image.
Black, grey and white - and polkadots!

I punched the top black edge, and diecut the white and black bottom edges.
The butterflies are punched and the image was coloured with
my alcohol markers. I mainly used cream for the petals, 
with a touch of blossom pink on the bottom and top of each petal. 
The sentiment stamp was a freebie - I have had this one a looong time, and never used it.
(I don't know why!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday 20 April 2018


The wonderful - Polkadoodles - are sponsoring us this week, 
at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

I was delighted to receive the image called "big bunch."

After colouring her with my alcohol pens, 
I fussy-cut around her and popped her onto 3d foam.
I felt she didn't need a lot else, so just embossed the background
and inked the edges and corners. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Crafting with friends - mothers day - 26 April
Jos scrap shack - atg - 27 April
Polkadoodles - atg - 28 April
QKRstampede - atg - 27 April
Simply papercrafts - atg - 27 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Digi choosday - atg - 25 April

Thursday 12 April 2018


It was my Mother and Father in Law's anniversary a few days ago.
I made this card for them:

The image is so cute, and just reminded me of them...hahaha.
The image was a freebie (!!) from Dearie dolls.
Mary Ellen Smith - the artist - makes some delightful images...
there are literally hundreds to look through!

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens,
and added some diecut swirly leaves, a few paper flowers (Stacked on top
of each other)and a diecut / stamped sentiment.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
Little miss muffet - atg - 20 April
Crafting from the heart - atg - 16 April
Cutie pie - delightful digi's - 1 May
Die cut divas - atg - 2 May

Friday 6 April 2018

A baby girl

At Patties Creations this month, we are challenging you to
use "ducks or bunnies."
I love the image "laundry basket with duckie" and I think I could make
many different cards with this image -
this is the first one...

I diecut the shape, inked the edges, added some punched flowers and
backed onto pink gingham - truly baby-girl paper, I think.
I coloured the image with my alcohol pens. 

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Creative knockouts - atg - 12 April
Through the craft room door - atg - 9 April
Crafty creations - atg - 10 April
Crafty gals - atg - 11 April

Friday 23 March 2018

Spring wreath

At the Crazy Colour challenge this week, 
as usual, the theme is "anything goes."

 I won this a few weeks back and knew this would make a gorgeous card
 - and it's very versatile! 
The great thing is, it's not only one image - it comes in black and white,
 coloured, AND with two sentiments! Bargain!
 I coloured it with a few of my alcohol markers:
 Spectrum noirs:  JG5, LG2, EB6, HB1, DR6.
Promarkers:  Rose pink, Bl28 Marchossom, Amythest.
The word MUM was cut on my bigshot - with my wingo zingo alphabet die. 
I embossed the white piece of card
 and inked the edge with my new chalk ink-pads.
The butterflies were punched.
I drew on some faux-stitching around the edge of the blue paper and inked the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card mania - embossing - 31 March
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 March 
Creatalicious - atg optional birthday - 1 April
Create and inspire - all about mums - 10 April
Ccc digis - for the girls - 1 April
Digi doodles - feminine fancy - 29 March
Fussy an fancy - spring flowers - 5 April
Simon says stamp - floral frenzy - 1 April
That's crafty - spring - 5 April
Die cutting divas - flowers - 28 March

Monday 19 March 2018

Sister's birthday

A couple of days ago, it was my birthday! And my sisters, too!
(I'm 10 mins older.)
I made her this card...

... as I know she is always on her laptop! 

The image is from bugaboo - coloured with my alcohol pens. 
It's hard to see from the photo, but I cut out the screen part of the image and popped
a printed sentiment behind it -
I raised the pc image on 3d foam, with the birthday sentiment flat on the card base. 
Both the baking papers came from a new paper pad I got recently..
"craft sensations" by Grafix.
I got 4 paper pads... excellent value for money. 250gsm and double sided.
The little facebook thumb stamp came from a lawn fawn set. 
Sister was diecut with wingo zingo font
and the butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

I would like to asdd this to the floowing challenges:
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Crafty catz - atg plus optional bug (butterfly) - 23 March
QKR Stampede - atg - 24 March
Archiscraps - chevrons and blue - 1 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 April
Createalicious - atg (optional - birthday) - 1 April
Creative craft cottage - make it feminine - 4 April
Ccc digi creations - for the girls - 1 April

Sunday 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day!

A lovely friend bought a new stamp for me,and I knew immediately -
it would make a perfect card for Mothering Sunday, for my Mum. 

The stamp is from Inkylicious.
I met up with some friends last weekend, at the 
Sincerely Yours Papercrafts Show, in Leigh.
It was well worth a morning out and I bought some bits n bobs I needed / wanted. 
I also bought some new alcohol pens, which I haven't seen before... "nuvo" pens.
I bought 2 colour sets - and used a few of the pens on this card.
I was very impressed with them - and they only cost £3.50 for a set of 3!
The backing paper came from a set of papers I bought in the pound shop. 
A little dry embossing, stamping, diecut "mum" and some punched butterflies 
finished this card for my mum.

PS...she loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge - mothers day - 16 March
Catch the bug - all creatures big and small - 17 March
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Jos scrap shack - atg - 20 March
Fab n funky - mothers day - 14 March
Show us your pussies - anything cat goes - 2 April
Cards 4 galz - furry friends - 14 March
Craft rocket - something new (stamp and pens) - 28 March
Creative knockouts - diecuts / punches - 15 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 23 March

Friday 2 March 2018


"Use green" is the challenge at Patties Creations this month... 
I saw this image - 'pickle jar with cover' and thought - "perfect!"
I just need a friend to become pregnant now... hahaha! 

I found the papers in my stash - yellow gingham and a green lacy paper.
Infact, I think the green lacy paper was some wrapping paper from a looong time ago! 
I added a light green matting card behind the lemon gingham
and some punched borders.
The hand-coloured image sits on a diecut/ stitched shape - 
which I inked the edges of.
I finished by adding some little green / white dotted corners and some faux-stitching,
along with a line of dry embossing all around the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 April
Scribbles - go green - 15 March
Crafting with friends - atg - 15 March
Crafty catz - atg / twist - layer it up - 15 March
Simply create too - use green - 1 April

Friday 23 February 2018

Little girl's birthday

As my friends little girl is about to turn 3, 
I knew this would be a great image to use on her card - 
from Lemon Shortbread, she is called "fairy flower scent."

 She was a delight to colour with my promarkers. 
 I popped her on a diecut stitched shape, made a little ribbon shaped sentiment,
and diecut the number 3 (mirri card) and her name. 
The little penant on the top right hand side is also a diecut. 
The backing paper came from a freebie paper pack. from Pink Petticoat (no longer trading).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud sentiments - for a friend - 27 Feb
C.R.A.F.T - fantasy - 1 March
Star stampz - make it girly - 1 March
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 March
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 7 March
Cute as a button - atg - 1 March
Crafty creations - atg - 27 Feb
I love promarkers - atg - 6 March
The paper shelter - things that fly - 28 Feb
Digi choosday - atg - 1 March

Friday 2 February 2018

With love

At Patties Creations this month, 
the challenge is "love is in the air".
I have been hankering after this image for a while... 'heart candy box.'

After printing it off, I used my alcohol pens to colour it
then stamped and cut out a label
attached to a small length of bakers twine.
I backed the image onto a piece of pink petticoat paper, 
which came free with a magazine a long time ago. 
I embossed a single line around the paper to finish it off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Elephant love

 The challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog this week, is -as always - "anything goes"...

I got a totally gorgeous image this time, from Bugaboo - called, "elephant love."
 It's a perfect image for valentines, which is just around the corner...
 although this time, I made a congratulations card
 and thought I could use it for an engagement card.

 The flowers are paper flowers - from Docrafts, I think. 
The darkest flower was punched. 
 Pink Petticoat (no longer trading) is the source for my sentiment.
 The heart paper is from a lawn fawn paper pack, 
while the roses paper came in a freebie paper pack, 
with a magazine, quite some time ago! 
 I inked the edges of everything on this card...sometimes using brown, sometimes pink.
 The border has been punched, and the butterflies, too.
I used promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour my image. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday 5 January 2018

A new year - a new design team!

Well, I must have done a reasonable job as a guest designer...
because I have been asked to join the design team at:

I am made up!!! 
What a great start to the new year!

Here is my first card for the new team...

Using "birdhouse 3" from Polkadoodles -
this image was a delight to colour - and glitter!
I diecut the frame and "happy"
and punched the birds, butterflies and the hand-coloured blue borders. 

A colleague is moving into her first home in a matter of weeks 
and I made this card to give to her. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg (with sparkle) - 11 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 10 Jan
Crafty gals corner - atg - 17 Jan