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.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Joy to the World

Good morning all.  We have a lovely new challenge beginning today at Crafty Girlz.

Our theme for this month is: -

Anything Goes / Optional - Make it Christmas

For my post today I have used the Festive Berries stamp set by the lovely Phill Martin.  This frame is absolutely gorgeous. I have stamped it with white detail embossing powder onto Kraft card.  Nothing something I have used very much, the Kraft card but I am a convert now.

The sentiment was also from Phill Martin's Festive Berries.  My poinsettia flowers are stamped onto vellum using a stamp set from spellbinders which matches their poinsettia dies.  My leaves are dies from Creative Expressions - Berry Bough to which I have added some berries cosmic shimmer pearl drops.

To enter your own project into our challenge follow the link HERE.

Thanks for visiting today.  Good luck in the challenge.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Gracie Fairy

Good morning.  Hope you all had a good weekend?

Gosh was I glad when last week was over workwise.  My internet connection finally went, have been having problems since May but because it is a company one which I have to report  via our IT department.  Well the last three weeks have got steadily worse,  it has kept dropping out for long periods.  Wednesday afternoon it gave up the ghost so IT had to report it to BT.  Thursday I had to work with no internet.  Don't we rely on this internet alot.  I could get access to my company email but all my work is retained on their server so I was really limited.  An easy day but frustrating.  Today I have my new hub box so hopefully this week will be better - fingers crossed.

Well enough of my work woes, we start a lovely new challenge at Crafting from the Heart today which is sponsored by: -

  I have used a lovely little digi called Gracie Fairy.  After printing her out onto watercolour card I used my Tim Holtz marker pens to watercolour her in.  I then fussy cut her out.

Given I am addicted to weaving, I die cut two weaves from Creative Expressions weaving dies and began my weaving - very relaxing I have to say.

All of the dies are from Creative Expressions.  My flowers have been stamped using Layered Blooms from Honey Doo Crafts and WOW Totally Teal embossing powder.  Lots of fussy cutting my blooms out which I find very relaxing.

To enter your project into our challenge and to see what the rest of our design team have been doing follow the ling HERE to our blog page.  Don't forget about our facebook page too.

Thanks for visiting today.

Take Care

Monday, 6 November 2017

Poinsettia Cluster

Good morning. If anyone went to the NEC Birmingham to the craft show hope you had a good time.  My crafting chum Wendy and I decided not to do this one this year as we are saving for Ally Pally in April 2018.  We had such a good time last year, a brilliant weekend.

A new challenge begins at Get Creative today.

Challenge 64  theme is  Holidays

I have used a digi stamp from Ikes Art called Poinsettia Cluster which I have water-coloured using Tim Holtz distress marker pens Forest Moss and Candied Apple.

The sentiment I used is from Phill Martin's Festive Berries Elegant Sentiments stamp set which I have embossed using cosmic shimmer detail gold embossing powder.

I have kept my design simple because I wanted the image to stand out and to be honest I didn't think it needed anything else, hope you agree.  I have inked around the edge using distress ink - candied apple.

If you want to enter your own project into the challenge just follow the link HERE. You can also check out what the rest of the design team have been up to using images from all our sponsors.

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

Friday, 3 November 2017

Betty & Bertie's Christmas

Good morning.

I do love Friday's as it is the start of my weekend and today I will be spending the day with my Mom, visiting the hairdressers then lunch.

We also start a new challenge at Simply Create Too Challenge.

Our theme for this month is

Clean and Simple

Always hard for me as I love adding 90 million flowers to my cards but I have kept this simple.

I have been playing in the serif craft artist programme using Betty & Bertie's Christmas Digi Kit.

The card is a C5 and I have used the shadow effect.

above is the inside of the card and below is the rear of the card.

To enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE and don't forget your project can be anything so long as it is 'Clean and Simple'.

Good luck and I hope you will visit again soon.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

August Garden 54

Hi everyone.  Hope this post finds you well?

We start a new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations which is sponsored by

I have used a digi stamp called August Garden 54 which I have coloured in using my Tim Holtz distress marker pens for a change.  The colours I have used are Mustard Seed, Forest Moss and Frayed Burlap.

To create the background I again used Mustard Seed and Forest Moss but in the distress inks. I then ran it through an embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

The sentiment is from Phill Martin's Blossom Everyday Sentiments stamp set die cut out using Sue Wilson's Flag Dies.  All finished off with Tonic nuvo drops Ebony Black.

Follow the link HERE to our blog where you can see makes from our design team and also enter your own project into the challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Elliot & Elvis

Good morning folks.  Hope you all remembered about the clocks yesterday?  

Last day of October and we start a new challenge over at Crafting from the Heart.

This challenge is sponsored by

I have used a digi stamp from our sponsor called Elliot & Elvis.  Such a fun one and don't they look cute too?

I have coloured in my image using Sakura pens.  The sentiment was from a stamp by Phill Martin's Festive Berries Elegant Sentiments stamped and embossed in gold detail embossing powder.

The frames were die cut using Sue Wilsons Shadow Box Stitched Sets, the flower is a die from Chloes Creative Cards and the leaves are again from Sue Wilson. All finished off with some Creative Expressions glitterbiz in the centre of the flower.

To enter your own project into our challenge just follow the link HERE.  You could also check out what our design team have been up too this challenge.

Good Luck and I do hope to see you again soon.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Best Wishes

Good morning all. Hope you are having a good day?

We start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart today.

Our challenge is Just for Fun and the theme is the usual

Always Anything Goes.

My project has been made for a very special person but she will not have received it yet so I cannot say her name, just hope she likes it.

The dies I have used are sue wilsons noble dies for the frame.  The sentiment is a freebie die from the Tattered Lace magazine which I just thought would be such a useful die hence buying the magazine.

I have also used some backing paper from the same magazine.  The leaves are also a tattered lace die and the flowers have been stamped onto parchment and embossed using white detail embossing powder but I cannot remember which flower stamp I have used sorry.  I then finished off with tonic nuvo pearl drops which I just love.

To see more projects from our design team follow the link HERE to the blog and to enter your own project just don't forget to link your blog page to the challenge.

Thanks for visiting today and take care.