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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, 20 February 2017

Lonely Sis by Ppinky dolls

Good morning all. There is a lovely new challenge starting at Crafting from the Heart .

The theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor is: =



I have used the love Lonely Sis digi image.

I coloured her in using my copic marker pens.

My background is 2nd generation pixie powders onto foundation card.  I have die cut the frame using Sue Wilson double pierced square frames and Phill Martins corner daisy stamps embossed in cosmic shimmer silver detail embossing powder.

The flowers are Sue Wilsons open daisy flowers die cut using the remaining background card in addition to cutting some leaves also from a Sue Wilson Finishing Touches die.

Finally I die cut my image using Sue Wilson double pierced circle dies and cut a mat using the same dies.

To see more samples from our design team using more images from Ppinky Dolls follow the link HERE to our blog.  Don't forget we also have a facebook page too.

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


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Black and White


Hi folks. Hope you are having a good Wednesday?

We have a brand new challenge beginning at Crafty Girlz today.


This challenge will be just for fun with a theme of

'Black and White'.

My card today was made using Sue Wilson Creative Expressions dies.  This is my first card using the weaving classic die and I loved it.  I can see how it can become addictive.

The other dies I have used was the

The flower I stamped using black ink and clear embossing powder.  My sentiment is from Phil Martin daisy collection.

To see more ideas from our design team follow the link HERE to our challenge where you can enter your own project to be showcased in our challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Take care.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Barry Big Wheels


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

I had lovely weekend.  Mom took my hubby and I out for lunch on Friday which was very nice.  We went to the Granary Restaurant in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.  Lovely carvery.

On Saturday we had to take Enya to the vets, poor baby has developed cystitis again.  Luckily I recognized the symptoms really early and we got her to the vets within 2 hours.  Two injections and a bag of antibiotics later she was definitely on the mend - by that I mean not out in the garden squatting constantly for about 20 mins, let her in and she is back out again.  Not producing anything but getting very distressed.  She has settled down now so far as that is concerned.  Hopefully it will clear up quickly.  Trouble is I felt so helpless to see her in so much distress.

Well, we have a brand new challenge starting today at Crafting from the Heart.

Our sponsor is: -

For my post today I have used a digi stamp called Barry Big Wheels.   As soon as my hubby and I saw it I knew exactly who I wanted it for, but mums the word as his birthday is later in the month.

I have coloured my image in with a mixture of copics and graphit marker pens.  I have also fussy cut it using my scan n cut on the direct to scan facility and also a black mat.

I then stencilled through a 'rope' mask using a tim holtz distress ink - hickory smoke.  Then,using a small square die from tonic studios I gutted the middle out to make a frame.  The middle I embossed using a 'bark' embossing folder and then highlighted the embossing with graphite gilding polish.

Some matting and layering onto an 8x8 square card which I then stamped my sentiment using some corners stamps from Phil Martin's scribbled collection.

I am sorry about the quality of the photograph, I just don't seem to be able to get a good one.

To see more samples from our design team using other digi stamps from our sponsor follow the link HERE and of course don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge.

We also have a facebook page too.

Thank you so much for visiting today, you are ALWAYS welcome and for any comments you choose to leave.

Take care and I hope to see you again soon.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

AnnaMae Boo


Good morning. Hope you are all well today?

I had a lovely day yesterday crafting in the afternoon but back to work today.

We start a new challenge at Creative Ladybirds Creations this morning.

Our challenge is sponsored by 


The theme is the usual 'Anything Goes'.

The image I have used in my post today is called 'AnnaMae Boo'

After printing out I coloured her in using a my alcohol markers.

All of the dies I have used are from creative expressions - Geneva and trellis edge.

The embossing folder is also a creative expressions A4 one called cross stitch.

The sentiment is stamped using Phil Martin's blossom stamps everyday sentiment banner set.

I have finished off the card using some tonic nuvo pearl drops.

To see more samples from our design team and to enter your own project into our challenge just follow the link HERE.

Thank you for visiting today and take care.

Challenges entered
Crafting by Design
Crafty Creations Challenge
The Crafty Addicts
Digi Choosday Crafting
Die Cutting Divas
Through The Craft Room Door


Gina Caribe

Good morning folks.

We start a new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations this morning.

Our theme is the usual 'Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge 33 is: -



I have chosen a digi stamp called 'Gina Caribe'.  Such a lovely lady and a pleasure to colour in.

I have used my alcohol markers to colour her in and then fussy cut her out using my BSC.  I also cut a black mat out too.

The dies I have used are all from Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions.

The background is pixie powders and a technique I saw Julia Watts use when she was demonstrating pixie powders on Hochanda recently.

It is created using a piece of heat resistant acetate.  I covered a large area of the rear of the acetate with my 'dries clear' glue.  I then sprayed it with water to keep it moist and sprinkled my pixie powders over the glue.  I then give that a good spritzing with pain water and once happy with the way the pixie powders had dispersed I added some glitter,  Finally I placed a piece of white tissue paper on top of that and dabbed it down with a kitchen roll.  Don't rub just dab until it is all flat then leave it to dry fully, at least overnight.

I have also used an embossing folder but I do apologise I don't know what it was called as I forgot to write on the name - I know - silly of me.

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

Thank you so much for visiting and hope to see again soon.


Monday, 23 January 2017

Bugaboo January


Good morning all.

A brand new challenge begins today at Crafting from the Heart.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Bugaboo Stamps

The digi image I have chosen to use for this challenge is called 'January Word'.

I chose this image because I felt it could be used for any occasion in January and was suitable for any age and any sex,

I have kept my card simple and flat.  I have put some glitter on for the snow bits.  I coloured the image using my copic sketch markers.

I also set myself a challenge, to use all white card and from my bit box which I succeeded in doing.

The 'coloured card' used for matting is white card and I have going around the edges with my copic marker pen.

To see more samples of digis from our sponsor and also to enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE.

Don't forget to check out our facebook page too.

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

Take care.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Something Simple


Good morning all.  

We have a new challenge at Crafty Girlz starting today.

Our theme is 'Anything Goes'.

We have no sponsor for our challenge this month and we are all looking forward to seeing your projects. You can enter your project by following the link HERE where you can also see what our design team have made too.

This month I have kept my design fairly simple. To be honest I already had the matting and layering which I had intended to use for a customers order but changed my mind on the colouring.

The flower I stamped using a stamp from Chloes Creative Cards onto vellum and some cosmic shimmer lustre embossing powder.  I have also used double pierced rectangle dies and flag dies from Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions.

Good luck in the challenge and thank you for visiting today.

Hope to see you again soon.