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.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Skater Sassy

Good morning.
A new challenge has started at Crafty Girls Creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I have used a digi stamp from our sponsor called 'Skater Sassy'.

Shopping List
Distress Markers
 Tattered Rose | Candied Apple | Twisted Citron | Ground Expresso | Chipped Sapphire
Nuvo drops - carnation
texture embossing folder
co'ordinations card
sizzix tuck in die
plain white card blank
navy card

To see more designs from our design team follow the link above to our blog where you can also enter your own creation.  Our theme is 'Always Anything Goes'.

Thank you for visiting and do take care.

Entered into

Monday, 18 April 2016

Crafty Honey's Glue Gun

Good morning all.  Hope you are well this fine Monday morning,  Well I hope it is fine wherever you are.  Wasn't it a dreary weekend, it was here in Birmingham.  With all the rain we are having it's a good job we don't shrink, although that would have saved me going to slimming world - hee hee.

We have a lovely new challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

The image I have chosen to use is called 'Crafty Honey's Glue Gun 1'.  which given how much I love my glue gun was so appropriate.

I always take my images into serif craft artist to print out.

I have coloured her in using Tim Holtz distress markers and then used my BSC to fussy cut her out on the 'direct to cut' facility.  I also cut a black mat out too.

My background was so difficult to make (she says, tongue in cheek). I used a sponge, the teardrop one from creative expressions and Tim Holtz carved pumpkin distress ink and randomly stamped blobs using both ends - told you it was difficult.

Around the edges I have used a strip die which was actually from  creative expressions finishing touches collection lattice 3d bow die. I die cut 4 and mitred the corners and fit them to the rear of my stamped background. 

I stamped my sentiment and die cut that out again using a set of dies from creative expressions. My leaves are also from creative expressions finishing touches curled vines.

My flowers were made using a stamp from Honey Doo Crafts - a beautiful set of stamps I have to admit.  I have used WOW powders Paparazzi from Chloes Creative Cards and then cut them out. I stamped 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small ones.

I finished my card off with nuvo crystal drops repened pumpkin.

To see more samples from our design team using our different images from our sponsor please follow the link HERE.  Whilst you are visiting our challenge blog don't forget to enter your own project for a chance to win a super prize from our sponsor.

Don't forget to visit us on our face book page too where you will find another challenge to join chat to other crafters who post their makes.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for any comments you may choose to leave.

Hope to see you again soon and do take care.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Spring Trail

Good morning all.

We have a new challenge beginning at Simply Create Too today.

Challenge 107
Use Stitching - Faux or Real

My Shopping List
  1. Creative Expressions John Lockwood Primrose Elements Stamps and Spring Trail
  2. Flower stamps - Dreamees
  3. Swirls - Chloes Creative Stamps and Honey Doo Crafts
  4. Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - Burnt Red Lustre and Pink Speckle
  5. Wow Powders - Paparazzi
  6. Creative Expressions Dotty Daisy embossing folder
  7. Distress Inks - Candied Apple
  8. white pearls
  9. nuvo pearl drops
  10. black pen for faux stitching
To enter your own creation into the challenge follow the link HERE.

Remember it can be any type of project so long as you follow the theme.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for any comments you choose to leave.

See you again soon and take care.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Just So Cool

Good morning all.  

A new challenge starts today over at Crafting From The Heart challenge.

Our theme is 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor is

I have used a digi stamp from our sponsor called 'Just so cool '.

My shopping list 

Plain white card
Lilac card
clear vellum
distress markers - 
hickory smoke | ground expresso | candied apple | chipped sapphire | tattered rose
four petal stamps from Chloes Creative Cards
Colour cloud - chic aubergine
basket weave embossing folder
creative expression dies - leaves and double pierced rectangles.
purple glitter nuvo tonic pearl drops
sentiment stamp
black ink

I printed image out and coloured her in using the above tim holtz distress markers.
I have done some matting and layering with white and lilac card plus some distressing using colour cloud.
I stamped my flowers onto vellum with colour cloud and embossed with clear embossing powder.
My leaves were die cut in white and lilac for shadowing/
I then finished off with glitter pearl drops.

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

Don't forget our facebook page too which has even more challenges for your to enter.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you choose to leave.

See you again soon and take care.

Challenges entered

Easter Basket

Good morning folks.  We start a new challenge at Get Creative today.

Challenge 36 has a theme of EASTER.

Our sponsor is

Angie's Cards & Digis.

I have used a digi stamp called - Easter Basket - and it comes in a set which is super value.

After printing it our and fussy cutting it out using my BSC and 'direct to cut' mode I water coloured it in using Tim Holtz distress markers.

My shopping list
Easter Basket digi stamp
Tim Holtz distress markers of your choice
backing paper from easter digi kit from Serif Craft Artist
creative expressions double pierced square dies | marianne die | tonic die
stamps from Dreamees
tonic nuvo pearl drops
creative expressions embossing powder - speckled blue

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

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