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.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Flower Power-Crafting at the Weekend Challenge 6

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and about to enjoy a brilliant weekend.  

Well my first week back to work after a weeks hols and I do wonder whether it was worth it, because I have been in major catch up.  Phew glad I only work 3 days a week. 

Of course it was worth it and I did enjoy the break.  We went on a fishing week mainly for my dear hubby, so while he was catching loads of fish I enjoyed loads of knitting and relaxing.

Now onto a new challenge which is starting over at Crafting at the Weekend.  It starts to today and our sponsors are: -

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Heartfelt creations sun kissed fleur pre cut set and die
Distress markers - peeled paint, mustard seed
Cosmic shimmer golden pearl
Versafine ink pad - sepia and black
Spellbinders majestic elements die
Creative expressions verse stamp

  1. I began with a C5 plain white card followed by another mat layer of plain white card which I placed my dots around using cosmic shimmer golden pearl pva glue.
  2. I then matted a piece of yellow card and finally a piece of white card.
  3. I had stamped my image on either side of my white card using heartfelt creations sunkissed stamps and versafine sepia.  I also die cut some flowers using the matching die from heartfelt creations.
  4. I coloured my images using distress markers listed above.
  5. My sentiment was stamped using versafine black ink and clear embossed.   This was then die cut using spellbinders dies and a faux mat in yellow was cut too.
When you have finished making your creation this weekend, please pop over to Crafting at the Weekend challenge and take part, with some lovely prizes it is not to be missed. Just follow the link here.
Hope you enjoy my weekend creation and I look forward to seeing your projects over at the challenge.

You take care and see you all soon

Monday, 8 September 2014

Girlfriends - Crafting from the Heart Challenge 35

Good morning all, Monday morning and a new challenge over at Crafting from the Heart which starts today - Anything Goes - and our sponsors are: -
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Copic markers
8x8 base white card
yellow card and white card
patchwork embossing folder
spellbinders d-lites flowers
sue wilson leaves
  1. I began with an 8x8 base white card and mat of yellow card
  2. I then cut another mat of white card and pricked around the edges in true sue wilson style followed by another piece of yellow card which I embossed using a patchwork embossing folder which I think was an A4 embossilicious one.
  3. The lattice framt shape was cut on 'Bob' my brother scan n cut, as was the mat shapes my image is sitting on.  My image was also cut by 'Bob' using the direct to cut facility.
  4. I coloured my image in using copic markers but I haven't listed them because as you can image from the colours there were quite a lot.  The best thing about colouring in this image was the fact I could let loose on colours for some fun.
  5. I then die cut my flowers and leaves.
  6. I can't remember where the sentiment came from, I have a feeling it was from one of my serif craft artist digi kit.
 Why not pop over to our sponsors website and check out their digi stamps. Just follow the link above.
If you want to see more ideas do pop over to the blog at Crafting from the Heart to see what the rest of our design team have created and don't forget to join in the fun and enter your own creation.
Can I also say that we have a Facebook page, where there is other ' just for fun' challenges, so if you are not already a member of the group, I urge you to pop over and join us.

The winners and Top 3 from the last challenge can be found here.

Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Butterfly Border -Stitchy Bears

Good morning crafters and followers.  There is a super new challenge over at My Craft Creatoins run by my crafting chum Sheila.  The challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and this months sponsor is

 My first sample for this challenge is a project I have created in Serif Craft Artist to show the versatility of digi stamps.

I have created my own digi kit using backing papers and a Butterfly Border digi stamp.  I took all three images into serif craft artist, then placed then created my own backing papers and materials by just dragging and dropping the backing papers into the background section and materials section.

I dropped my backing paper into place and then imported my PNG butterfly border which I promptly dropped into my frame section.  I then imported my photograph and dropped that into my butterfly border which has now become an intelligent frame.

Next to dropped my green backing paper onto my work space, found my flower punch and punched various flowers in various shapes and positioned them.  The gem was from one of my serif digi kits.  Once I have positioned my gems and resized them I group each flower and gem then placed a shadow on so they jump off the page.

I did exactly the same with the border which is a punch within the programme.

The sentiment is from the B2SPets digikit.

Do pop over to the challenge and enter there are some super prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and you take care, until next time.