Friday 25 February 2022

Snowmen in February!

For my final guest designer spot at the Cut It Up challenge blog,
we were challenges to make a card using "snowmen" 
I used Chilly Willy Snowman... and it's only a dollar!!! 

 I flipped the digital image, so that I could have 2 snow-people, 
looking at each other. 
When I had placed them inside the window
(I cut out the inside frame so I could see both snowpeople properly
and pushed the frame right up to near the top, to make 2 small top windows ),
I decided that they looked like they had kissed
so made a little mistletoe for the top of the frame.
The sentiment is from Craftwork cards. (I've had it for years!)
I embossed the bottom piece of backing paper, to resemble panelling on a wall. 
So in all, the window frame, snowflakes, and robin are all diecuts. 
I coloured the snowpeople with my promarkers and other alcohol pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - 11 March
Creative knockouts - atg - 3 March
I love promarkers - atg - 1 March
Digi choosday - atg - 6 March
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 7 March
Crafty Catz - atg - 4 March

Friday 18 February 2022

Rainbows follow bad weather

Over at The Colour Crazy Challenge this time, 
we are being sponsored by Oddball Stamps.

I just loved this image and sentiment and coloured it with my 
promarkers and other alcohol pens. 
I used a white sakura pen for the white highlights. 
I fussy-cut around the rainbow, and kept the bottom of the card intact. 
A piece of blue card slipped behind the rainbow, 
and I dry-embossed and inked the edges. 
I found some rainbow washi tape, which I ran along the bottom, 
and added a couple of punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this into the other challenges:
I love promarkers - atg - 1 March
Paper Funday - atg - 2 March
Digi Choosday - atg - 1 March
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 9 March 


Friday 11 February 2022


I've designed my second card for them as guest designer. ..

I embossed a piece of kraft card in my bigshot
 and inked the ridges to draw out the wood-look.
The Love die is from Crafters Companion and the heart die is from
Memory Box - it's the precious hearts die and I carefully cut the heart off the bottom
of the string.
I felt it needed a bit of something ore so after inking the edges,
I added some washi tape. 
The butterfly was printed on the pc and fussy-cut. 
I think I will give this one to my hubby for Valentines day.

 i would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - male - 17 Feb
Creative knockouts - love / valentines - 17 Feb
Crafty gals - add a heart - 8 March
Lil red wagon - be my love - 16 Feb
Crafter's Cafe - CAS - 13 Feb
Dies R Us - love / valentines - 14 Feb
 Mirtillamente - atg - 1 March
Cardz4guyz - love - 22 Feb

Friday 4 February 2022


At Patties Creations this month 
the theme is "anything goes and / or Love"

I love Patties image called "apothecary jar" and decided to make it into my own...

 The jar comes with the lid attached - I carefully cut it to separate it.
I drew some hearts inside the jar, coloured with my promarkers and a few other alcohol pens.
I used some baker's twine to attach a little (X-Cut) diecut label,
on which I handwrote the sentiment.
The embossed background is from an embossing folder I'd forgotten I had!
I really like it though and will be using it more.
A line of dry embossing around the textured piece finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink gem - atg -12 Feb
Di's digi designs - red and / or pink - 19 Feb
The Paper shelter - for the one you love - 19 Feb
Simon says stamp - with love - 10 Feb
Paper fun day - atg - 1 March 
Dies R Us - atg / love - 14 Feb (X-Cut die label)
Digi Doodles - love / friendship - 1 March
Shopping our stash - my heart BEETS for you - 15 Feb
Jans digi stamps - atg - 7 Feb