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Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.

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Monday, 6 August 2018

All It's Worth


Good morning crafters and followers.  How have you all been in this heat?  At least we had some rain, well we did in Birmingham and I had to admit this but it was nice. I normally hate the rain but we did need.

Well we start a new challenge this morning at Get Creative.

Challenge 72 has a theme of 'Make a Tag'.

Our sponsors for this challenge are








For my tag I chose to use a sentiment from QKR Stampede called 'All its Worth' which I took into my Serif Craft Artist and designed my tag and card within that programme using a digi kit.

To enter your project into our challenge and to see other designs from our sponsors and design team follow the link HERE to our blog.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon. 

Good Luck in the challenge.


Friday, 3 August 2018

It's a Bookmark


Good morning folks.  Hope you are all well?  We have a new challenge beginning this morning at Simply Create Too.

Our theme for challenge 141 is

'Make a Bookmark'

Firstly I must apologise for the quality of the photograph.  

My bookmark was designed in Serif Craft Artist using a digi kit.

Why not visit our blog to see what the rest of our design team have posted and to enter your own bookmark into the challenge.  Just follow the link HERE.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.




Monday, 30 July 2018

Flower Elf


Good morning, how are you all?  We start a lovely new challenge over at Crafting From The Heart today.  

Challenge 217 is sponsored by


I have used a digi image called 'Flower Elf' which I coloured in using a mixture of graphmaster and copic sketch markers.

I have made a 8x8 white card blank and layered it first with a piece of white card pricked around the edged and then another piece of white card which I have embossed using a leaf A4 embossing folder from Sheena.  I also inked around the edges with distress ink - cracked pistachio.

The frame I die cut using Sue Wilson's double pierced round noble dies.  My flowers are stamped with cracked pistachio distress ink and the stamp I have used is a set of peony stamps from Creative Expressions.  The die cut leaves also Sue Wilson's of which I cut four, left two white and inked through the other two.  I then finished it and the flowers off with Tonic Nuvo pearl drops - Caribbean Ocean.

Along with the digi stamp I also received a coloured in version which I have taken into my Serif Craft Artist programme and designed the below with one of my digi kits.


Our design team have used more images from our sponsor and to see what they have designed why not follow the link HERE to the blog where you can also enter your own project.  Our theme is Always Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting today and I do hope to see you again soon.

Take care.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Coffee & Friends


Good morning all we have a new challenge beginning at Crafting from the Heart.

Our sponsor is



I have used a sentiment from our sponsor called 'Coffee & Friends Greeting'.

I actually started with a background.  I had been having an afternoon of playing. This background made using a stencil from Clarity with Creative Expressions clear texture paste and then the new Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers - dusky mink and delicate blossom.

I made the flowers using a stamp from Honey Doo Crafts called Spring Time Blooms which I stamped onto vellum using white white embossing powder also from Honey Doo.  I then inked the back with colour cloud - Frosted Blossom.  The leaves are the new dies from John Next Door which have been inked using Frosted Mink colour cloud.

Again I have only used white card. One of the layers I inked around the edges with Frosted Blossom colour cloud.  The frame was die cut using one of Sue Wilsons Noble Square Pierced Dies and embossed.

To see more designs from our design team follow the link HERE.  Why not enter your own project into the challenge too whilst you are visiting.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Do take care.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Wildflowers

Good morning all.  Hope you all had a good weekend.

We have a new challenge starting at Crafting from the Heart today.

Our sponsor is


I have used a digi stamp from our sponsor called 'Wildflowers' which I coloured in using spectrum noir pencils.  

I decided to keep my card clean and simple so I used a vase stamp from Creative Expressions which I stamped using black versafine, clear embossed it and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment was also from a sentiment set by Creative Expressions.

The card is a 5x7 blank with them matting and layering being die cut using Spellbinders 5x7 set A & B layering dies.  I also used black colour cloud to ink around the edges of one of the mats.

To see more projects from our design team please follow the link HERE to our challenge blog where you can also enter your own project.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope to see you again soon.



Sunday, 1 July 2018

Balloons & Icecream

Good morning.  A new challenge begins today over at Crafty Girls Creations.

Our July challenge is sponsored by


The image I have used is called 'Balloons & Icecream'  a lovely image for any girl, young or old.

I have coloured her in using a mixture of copic sketch and graphmaster marker pens.

I decided to keep my card clean and simple so after die cutting a frame I stamped the sentiments using one of Phill Martins stamps in black versafine and clear embossed it.

If would you like to follow the link HERE to our challenge blog you will find other designs from our team and also you can enter your own project into the challenge.

Thank you for visiting today.

See you soon and take care


Monday, 18 June 2018

Just For You Pop Up

Good morning all.  We are starting a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart this morning.

As this challenge is 'Just for Fun' with no sponsor I decided to make a pop-up card having been reminded recently by the talented Julia Watts how lovely they are.

My card is an A5.  The pop-up was made using a die from Tonic and the side panels were also cut from a strip die from Tonic. The flower strips were die cut using plain white card and then coloured using Tim Holtz distress ink - picked raspberry.


For the front of the card I used a background which I had made using my pixie powders.  I then die cut a frame using Sue Wilsons Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, coloured it again using picked raspberry distress ink and then double embossed it with clear embossing powder to get that glossy look.  The strip flower is also from Sue Wilson which I die cut twice so I could infill the flowers with glossy accents.  

Why not pop along to our blog by following the link HERE to enter your own project into the challenge and to see what our design team have been working on.

Thank you for visiting today.  Take care.