Friday 5 July 2024

Bathing beauties

One of Patties newer images is the star of the show on this card - "Bathing beauties."

 I love this image - Bathing Beauties.
(There is another version of this image in her etsy store, too!)
I fussy-cut the image, after colouring with my alcohol pens and 
paper-piecing the girls swimming costumes!)
I used my alcohol pens to literally "dot" on the sand 
and used one of my favourite of-the-moment paper packs for the water4...
I ripped the edge carefully, to make it looks like waves coming onto the beach.
The "happy" is a diecut and the birthday has been stamped. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - summer fun - 18 July
I love promarkers - pink blue and yellow - 9 July
The paper shelter = 3 of something - 9 July 
Fab n Funky - summertime - 18 July
Di's digi challenge - hand coloured image - 21st July
Polkadoodles - atg - 20 July

Friday 7 June 2024


At Patties Creations this month, I have used one of her older images -
but I still love it and it is so versatile.... Seahorse love.
The image comes as two seahorses touching lips, but you could easily 
just use one of them to be the main image on your card!

 The papers in the background of this card, 
came from  bargain paper pack I got in The Works. 
It was only £2 and is all sea themed papers. A bargain! 
I coloured the seahorse with my alcohol pens and printed off a sentiment.
(I made this card into an anniversary card for my husband's mum and dad.)
I added some "bubbles" on the wavy backing paper by adding 
some blobs of glossy-accents, waiting for them to dry, then adding a small 
white highlight, with my white Sakura pen. 
I also added some white dots along the wavy lines, to add some more pattern and interest.
I would like to add this into the following challenges -
 Creative Knockouts - 2 or more patterned papers - 21 June
Crafts Galore Encore - atg - 30 June
Digi Choosday - atg - 18 June

Friday 3 May 2024

A Spring wreath

Pattie has been playing with my image suggestions and come up with this beauty...

 It's called "Twig wreath with Spring Flowers."
I love it!
It was lovely to colour, but a little tricky to fussy-cut the middle from!
I coloured this image with my alcohol pens and popped it on 3D foam,
with a green spotty paper behind. 
The sentiment was stamped and the heart is diecut, 
along with the punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply clean and simple - cas with flowers - 6 June
Crafty catz - atg / summer - 17 May
Card 4 galz - mothers day - 16 May
Double D - flowers - 14 May
I love promarkers - atg - 14 May
Crafter's cafe - CAS - 12 May

Friday 5 April 2024

My mum's favourite things.

Pattie has some new images in her etsy shop this month!

"Kitty on books" was the one I chose for this month...

 I was so excited to receive this image, as I had
suggested that Pattie creates this one! 
This is the kind of image that my mum her cat and her books
are her favourite things,
so this made a card- special to her, for Mother's day.

I carefully cut a frame out of patterned paper,
popped the kitty image (coloured with my alcohol markers) in the corner and 
added some heart-bubble die cuts. 
The sentiment was stamped and I added a diecut butterfly. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Saturday 23 March 2024

Happy birthday!

 I made this card recently, for my friends young daughter...

I made this card using lots of scraps of patterned paper.
I used my guillotine to cut the scraps into strips to represent candles.
I cut the little flame shapes and added glossy accents ontop, 
and a touch of golden glitter pen.
The sentiment was stamped. 
I faux-stitched around the backing paper, with my Sakura pen
and added a dry embossed line around the edge of the card to finish it off.

I would like to add this into the following challenges...
Crafty Catz - atg - 5 April
Creative fingers - atg - 8 April
Craft rocket - atg - 1 April
Gem of a craft - 6 April

Friday 1 March 2024

3 Cactus

I used a Pattie's Creations image for this card - "3 cactus in pots."

 I used my alcohol markers to colour the 3 images and
fussy-cut around each one, so I could pop them into a group. 
The middle cactus is on 3D foam, so it stands proud of the other two.
The sentiment is from a stamp from Kaisercrafts
and the papers have been in my stash a looong time! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday 2 February 2024

Sister birthday

I used one of Pattie's new images, called 
"Denim Pockets" from Pattie's Creations...

 It's a great little set of two pockets. One plain. The other has a little flower design to the right.
I used both on top of each other for this card.
My sister is denim-mad, 
so thought this image would be perfect for her.
I added the pretty flowery paper as it works so well with the denim, 
and gives a real girly feel to the card.

The words were stamped and the butterflies were punched. 
I enjoyed colouring the pockets with distress inks and a blending tool 
instead of my 'normal' - colouring with alcohol pens.
I feel that the distress inks gives a good denim look. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft rocket - birthdays - 1 March
Creative inspirations - atg - 1 March
Love to craft - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty Catz  - atg - 9 Feb

Thursday 25 January 2024

Guest designer cards

I was invited to be a Guest Designer over at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge. 

I had the pleasure of using 2 of Beccy's images from Beccy's Place..

The first card I made uses an image and sentiment from her
"Home for the holidays" set. I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and even used
 glitter to colour the bow and the little berries. 

The sentiment also comes in the set. I handwrote "husband"
and added the diecut cats, which I coloured to look like our two.
The heart on a bow was die-cut, as were the stars around the image. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - A is for anything Christmas - 11 Feb
Digi Choosday - atg - 6 Feb
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb

This second card uses a freebie image from Beccy's Place. 
Under the Christmas section, I found this very lovely bauble...

I coloured it using my alcohol pens and a stamped sentiment.
A embossed the edges of the card base and added a slice of leftover paper
behind the image. The bauble hangs from a little glittered line and a few
hand-drawn stars finished off the card. 
I wanted to keep this clean and simple. 

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

Fab and Funky - stamp it - 1 Feb
I love promarkers - atg - 6 Feb
Crafty Calendar - atg - 29 Jan


Friday 5 January 2024

Holiday mittens

 I used an old Patties Creations image to create this card...

There is so much sparkle on it, but it doesn't show very well on the photo.

The gold ribbon and the fluffy part of the mittens have been glittered 
with ultra-fine glitter, as well as 
the embossed snowflakes in the background.

I coloured the mittens with my alcohol markers
and added patterns on with my white sakura pen.
A simple line of glamour dust around the edge of the card finished it,
 along with the computer generated sentiment. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - atg - 11 Jan