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.


Monday, 22 January 2018

Rose Bud Tag

Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend. Gosh we had some serious snow again on Saturday afternoon here in Birmingham.  Looked just like cotton wool coming down.  Definitely a 'bunker down and craft' day.

We have a new challenge beginning at Crafting from the Heart this morning.

Challenge 191 is sponsored by

The digi stamp I chose is called 'Rose Bud Tag'.

I have used an 8x8 plain card blank followed by some pink card.

I have made my background using some white card and with a small smoothie I have stamped randomly over the card using colour cloud inks - Crimson Kiss | Frosted Blossom | Basil Leaf | Chic Moss.  I then embossed it using an A4 rose leaf embossing folder from Creative Expressions.

Using Sue Wilsons Double Pierced Square dies I made a frame and with my BSC I cut the lattice.

My image has been coloured in using spectrum noir blendable pencils.

Last year sometime I had a day playing with my HeatPot and I made some roses from a Tattered Lace Die and bits of pink card which I dipped in some clear thick embossing crystals.

All finished off with some pink gems.

Do pop over to the blog to check out what the rest of our design team have done and also to enter your own project into the challenge.

Also don't forget our Facebook Page too.

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

Take Care.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Happy Birthday Joanne

Good morning.  Another pink card from me this month.  Today is the birthday of my friend Joanne,


I have used another background again a mask and Graceful Pink Texture Sparkle Paste.  Dies are from Creative Expressions. 

Flowers are stamps from Honey Doo Crafts stamped onto vellum using Graceful Pink embossing powder and finished off with Tonic Nuvo Drops.

I have also embossed the backing using an A4 embossing folder again from Creative Expressions.

Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 8 January 2018

The Dress

Good morning folks.

Hope you are having a good day.  Mine is mixed today, first day back to work after the Christmas break so it is hard to get back into it after 3 weeks practising to be retired.

Hey ho, has to be done, how else will I pay for more crafty bits and pieces!

We start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart today

Challenge 189 is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I am using a digi stamp called 'The Dress'.  I picked this one because I thought it would can be used for many occasions including Weddings.

During Christmas I have been playing with backgrounds using my pixie powders.  A big favourite because of the versatility.

I started by die cutting my background using Sue Wilsons New Zealand Collection Background die.  I then placed that over a piece of pixie powder background I had made.

The frame is made using spellbinders 5x7 layering sets - both of them.  They are actually excellent for this background and the others I bought in the set so that was a big bonus.

I have coloured my image using my copic sketch marker pens and then fussy cut her out.

A simple sentiment embossed in cosmic shimmer gold detail embossing powder die cut using a spellbinders set of dies and also making a faux mat.  All then finished off with some apple green Tonic Nuvo drops.

I have chosen to make this as a birthday card for someone, can't say who as her birthday is later in the year, however, this image would look lovely as a wedding card especially if you new the colours the bride had chosen.

To see more ideas from our design team who are using other images from our sponsor follow the link HERE.

Also don't forget our Facebook page.

That's all today and thank you for visiting.

Hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy Birthday Sharon

Good morning folks.

My post today is the birthday card I made for a mate at my Slimming World meeting and it is her birthday today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON.

A few months ago I completely lost my mojo so followed some advice I had heard from Julia Watts and had an afternoon of making backgrounds.  Mainly using my masks and cosmic shimmer glitter pastes.

I have used a mask and some cosmic shimmer texture glitter paste - graceful pink from Phill Martin.  I have used dies from Creative Expressions including the noble double pierced square dies to make the frame.  The stamp is from Phill Martin's Lavish Leaves collection.

The flower is a stamp called Large Jewel Flower from Chloe's Creative Crafts which I have stamped and embossed using embossing powder - Graceful Pink and finished off with some black Tonic Nuvo Drops.

I stamped the name again using the alphabet set of stamps from Phill Martin.  All the word stamping is black versafine.

Thanks for visiting today and hope to see you again soon.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Rose Block Trio

Good morning all,  I do hope you all had a good Christmas with lots of crafting goodies to play with throughout the new year?  I would also like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

We start a brand new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations today.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

For my card this month I chose a digi stamp from our sponsor called Rose Block Trio.

I thought this would be an ideal image for lots of occasions and I could also use it in my digi crafting which is exactly what I have done.

I use Serif Craft Artist as my preferred programme.  I imported my Rose Block Trio into my programme.  I then placed a white rectangle behind it and placed a paper edge around it.

Behind this I placed a black rectangle and them imported a backing paper from one of my digi kits which actually has spots on it.  I finished off by choosing a black gem and using the stamping facility placed a gem over all the spots.

To enter your own project into the challenge and to see what designs the rest of the design team have done please follow the link HERE.

Challenges entered

Use Your Stuff  294- Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create 204-Anything Goes/Optional Twist Winter

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

Take care.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Weaving Christmas Wishes

Good morning.

Well I have finally finished for Christmas, don't go back to work until the 8th January 2018.  WOO HOO.  I am going to practise being retired LOL.

Well we have a last challenge for Crafty Girlz Challenge.

Our challenge is Anything Goes / Christmas and it is just for fun to show off your creations.

I have done a Christmas card and at the moment I am in a 'weaving' phase.  I love those weaving dies from Creative Expressions and just can't leave them alone - hee hee.

So this weave is red, gold and cream,  I have also used Creative Expression round noble double pierced dies and the leaves are also theirs too.

My poinsettia is a stamp from Chloes Creative Cards range stamped and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer gold detail embossing powder.

Why not follow the link HERE to the challenge and enter your own project.

Thank you for visiting today.

Hope to see you soon.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Lilly The Dancing Princess

Good morning all.  Gosh what a weekend.  Here in Birmingham we had snow all day yesterday, just didn't let up.  Looks really nice if you can bunker down but otherwise very inconvenient. 

My last week at work before finishing for Christmas.  I was supposed to go out with a friend on Tuesday and Manchester on Wednesday, not sure about either of those to be honest given the foot of snow we had.  Now the temperatures are dropping.  Oh well on the good side I have spent two LOVELY afternoons in my craft room playing.  Absolute heaven!

We start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart this morning.

Challenge 187 is the usual 'Anything Goes',

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

I have used a digi stamp called 'Lilly the Dancing Princess'.

I printed her out onto watercolour card and then water coloured her in using my Tim Holtz distress marker pens.

I then embossed some turquoise card using a pin flower detail embossing folder from Creative Expressions.  I have stamped two pieces of card using Phill Martins Colour Cloud Decadent 
Teal and some flower stamps from Dreamees.

I have also used stamps from Dreamees to make my flower - Sweet & Swirly A5 Stamp Set, stamping and embossing using Phill Martins Decadent Teal embossing powder.  The leaves are from Creative Expressions. I then finished off with some pearl drops also in Decadent Teal.

To enter your project into the challenge and to see what creations the rest of our design team have done follow the link HERE  to our blog.

Also we have a facebook page too HERE

Thank you for visiting today.  Stay safe and look forward to seeing you again soon.