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.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Licensed to Grill

Good morning.  Who will be going to Create It @ Telford this weekend?

I will be there with my crafty chum Wendy and I am so looking forward to it.  What more can a girl ask for, crafty day with her mate and some retail therapy - absolute heaven.

Well a new challenge starts today at Crafty Girlz.

Our theme for this challenge is

Something Masculine

My card today has been designed in Serif Craft Artist using a digi kit called 'Bloke at the Movies'

To see more ideas from our design team follow the link here and don't forget to enter your own project.

Thanks for visiting today.  Bye for now.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Good morning.  We have a new challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart today.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'.

No sponsor for this challenge it is just a time to showcase your work.

You know when you have that 'blank' moment, when your mojo is well and truly asleep?

Well that was how I felt which resulted in my card today.

When my mojo has gone 'walkabouts' I go to the creative expressions team and this one is based on a layout from Phill Martin.  It was a card he posted on his blog.

All made using white card I embossed a piece of card using an embossing folder from Sue Wilson but I forgot to write on it which one it was.  I then distressed around the edges using perfect medium and gold detail embossing powder.

I cut another piece of white card and using Phill's Inkspirational border stamps and his new gold  embossing powder.  I then used his Inkspirational Birthday Sentiment stamp set and embossed again with new gold embossing powder. Die cut that out using a Sue Wilson double pierced oval dies and using some clear cosmic shimmer glue I ran it around the edges of the die cut and then glittered it using some gold glitter from Chloe Creative Cards.

The flowers were die cut using a flower die from Tattered Lace and the leaves were from a die by Sue Wilson.  I finished my flowers off by dropping a blob of cosmic shimmer glue in the centre and covered it with the gold glitter.

Thanks Phil for the inspiration, I got my mojo back, thoroughly enjoyed using and mixing all my crafting goodies.

To see more designs from our design team follow the link here.  Don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge.

We also have a facebook page too.

Thank you for visiting today and do take care.

Hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


Good morning again.  My 2nd post of the day is for our new challenge beginning at Crafty Girls Creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -

I have used a lovely digi image called 'Elaine'.  However if you are not into colouring you can get the image pre coloured.

After printing out Elaine I have coloured her in using Graphtec marker pens and spectrum noir pencils.

I have used Sue Wilson's double pierced ovals for the frame and Finest Finials embossing folder also from Sue Wilson.  I then skimmed over the embossing with cosmic shimmer gilding polish - blossom.

I finished off with some flowers which I have stamped using cosmic shimmer Sunrise Pink Lustre embossing powder.  The flowers were from Chloes Creative Cards.

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

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.

Challenge Blogs entered: -
4 crafty chicks
Crafting with an Attitude
In the Pink
Southern Girls Challenge

Emma's Hat

Good morning all, hope you enjoyed your bank holiday at the weekend although I see the weather was true to form on Monday.  At least it was in the West Midlands, raining all afternoon but it was that nice straight rain so I had my window open in my craft room and thoroughly enjoyed my crafting afternoon listening to classic fm. 

We have a new challenge starting today at Creative-Ladybirds.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -

I have used a lovely digi image from our sponsor called 'Emma's Hat'.

After printing out my image I coloured her in using a mixture of Copic sketch and Graphtec marker pens.

The dies I have used are Sue Wilson double pierced rectangles and ovals.

The stamps for the flowers and swirls are a lovely set from Honey Doo Crafts, embossed using cosmic shimmer detail white onto vellum for the flowers and WOW Sparkling Spruce onto heat resistant acetate for the swirls.

The embossing folder is an 8x8 from Tattered Lace and I have finished off using Nuvo pearl drops - bottle green.

If you want to enter our challenge and see more ideas from our design team follow the link HERE to our challenge blog.

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

Take care.

Challenge blogs entered: -

Monday, 29 May 2017

Aged to Perfection

Good morning.  Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday Monday, I know I am - major crafting day for me - brilliant.

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

Challenge 159 is sponsored by

When I saw this image, Stella Birthday, Aged to Perfection,  I just fell in love with it.  Maybe because I am soon to reach to 60, it just appealed to me.

I have kept it simple, I started with an basic white 8x8 card followed by a piece of navy blue card which I pricked around the edges in Sue Wilson style.  I then used a piece of patterned paper from my crafty stash which I ran through an embossing folder and then distressed around the edges.

I have also distressed the edges on my image and sentiment and matted those onto some more navy card.

Follow the link HERE to our blog challenge where you will find more ideas from our design team and also you can enter your own project into the challenge.

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

Challenges entered

Take care.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sent with Love

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

We have an inspirational photo for our theme this time.

The colours I have chosen to use are Pink and Brown.

I started with a piece of pink card.  I then cut a piece of white card and die cut around the edges using some corner dies from Tonic.

I then inked an embossing folder using Tattered Rose distress ink, ran it through my calibre and then inked around the edges using Expresso distress ink.

Whilst at Ally Pally I purchased some starlight paints from Imagination Crafts which I have never used before.  Using one of their stencils I cover it using Dried Rose starlight and left to dry then die cut using a square deckled edge die from Tonic.  I also die cut the middle out using the same set of dies.

My sentiment stamped using a Phill Martin stamp and black vcersafine.  I then die cut it out using the flag dies from creative expressions and matted it onto a piece of brown card.

The flowers are stamped using stamps from Dreamees. Expresso distress ink and parchment which I then cut out and shaped.  All finished off with some leaves die cut using a leaf die from creative expressions.

Why not pop over to the challenge to see more ideas from our design team and also to enter your own project into the challenge.  Just follow the link HERE

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

Friday, 5 May 2017

QKR StampedeTrain Stamp

Good morning all.

We start a lovely new challenge over at Simply Create Too Blog.

Our theme for challenge 127 is

'Must Use Digi Stamp'

I have used a digi stamp from QKR Stampede which I have taken into Serif Craft Artist.

The craft artist digi kit I used to create this card is called Hobbies Classic Transport.

To see more designs from our DT please follow the link HERE to the challenge blog where you can also enter your own project - don't forget to follow the theme.

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

Take care.