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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.

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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.



Sunday, 15 October 2017

Halloween


Good morning folks, hope you are enjoying your Sunday?

We have a new challenge beginning at Crafty Girlz Challenge today.

Our theme for this challenge is

Anything Goes or Halloween

I always find Halloween difficult as I don't celebrate it but I did decide to have a play in Serif one evening in the week and chose a Halloween digi kit.

To enter your own project into the challenge and to see what the rest of the design team have been working on follow the link HERE.

Thank you for visiting today and do take care.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Christmas Joy


Hi there, thanks for visiting today.  We have started a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart.

Our sponsor is 


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

I have coloured it in using sakura pens and alcohol ink markers.

The dies I have used are all from Creative Expressions 2017 Festive Set.

For my flowers I have used a stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards - the poinsettia medium and small - embossing onto vellum using cosmic shimmer ruby slippers embossing powder.

I then finished it off using white blizzard nuvo tonic drops.

Why not pop over to our challenge blog to see more designs from our design team and also to enter your own project into the challenge.

See you soon and do take care.





Sunday, 1 October 2017

Elf Maiden



Good morning folks.  We have a new challenge beginning at Crafty Girls Creations today.

Our sponsors are


I have used a lovely digi called 'Elf Maiden'.  This digi could also be used for a wedding to don't you think?

I have coloured her in using my copics and graphtec alcohol markers before fussy cutting her out.

I then cut a frame using sue wilsons noble oval pierced dies and also a creative expressions rambling rose embossing folder.

The flowers are stamps from Chloe's Creative Cards and all finished off with Tonic Nuvo Pearl Drops.

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

Good luck and thank you for visiting today. Hope to see you again soon.



Friday, 15 September 2017

Certificates


Good morning. Well I had a brilliant birthday last weekend, started  last Thursday with a meal out with my friend and ended Wednesday on a birthday bash with my slimming world chums.

Today I start to take advantage of my new 'oapie' status with an eye test, a free one.  Yippee, only free thing I have ever had so clearly there is some good points to reaching the big 60.  

We also start a lovely new challenge at Crafty Girlz today.

Our theme is

Anything Goes or an option theme of Back to School 

I have used a digi kit in craft artist called 'Certificates' so it is sort of 'back to school' but could also be for graduation too.

Why not pop over to our blog to enter your own project and to see what the rest of our design team have posted.

Thank you for visiting today.

See you soon.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Memories


Good morning all.  How are you all? 

Today sees a new challenge beginning at Crafting from the Heart.

Our challenge is sponsored by 



The digi stamp I chose to use from our sponsor is called 'Memories'

I do like Ppinky Dolls digis because can be used coloured or uncoloured.

I chose to keep mine uncoloured for this challenge and have made it up as a sympathy card, a subject that is needed but often hard to make.

I have dies from Sue Wilson Noble collection - the rectangles and ovals.  Also an embossing folder from Sue Wilson.

The sentiment is from Phill Martin, the flowers are stamped and embossed onto vellum and are from Dreamees and the 'leaves' are Marianne dies.

To enter your own project into our challenge follow the link HERE.  Also we have a facebook  page where you can showcase your makes.

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon.




Snow Lady in Autumn


My 2nd post of the day is to launch a new challenge at Get Creative Challenge

Challenge 62 has a theme of
Autumn/Fall

Our sponsors for this challenge are






My post for today is using a digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs.

I have a confession to make, when I chose this digi, called 'Snow Lady Light Up Your Holidays' I had in mind to start my christmas cards - silly me never reminded myself of the theme for this challenge.

You can image when I was sent my digi, I thought, 'Oh Lord have I messed up, then I remembered a conversation with someone years ago, her small daughter had a birthday in November but absolutely adored snowmen, this was before Disney's film with Oleg.

So I thought, follow the autumn colours and make a birthday card for someone who just loves snowmen.  Hopefully you like my finished sample and don't think it too wacky - LOL.

I did print out my image in craftartist and added some autumnal leaves before printing.  I have coloured it in using my copics and also printed a backing paper from the same digi kit.

The dies I have used are from Sue Wilson noble collection - you will gathered by now I use these collections loads.  The flowers were die cut using dies from Tattered Lace and I finished off with leaf dies from Sue Wilson.  Given I also am a big face of nuvo drops I have added those too.

To enter your own project into our challenge follow the ling HERE but don't forget to follow the theme.

That's me for today  Thanks for visiting again.

See you soon and do take care.





Friday, 1 September 2017

Friendship



Good morning again.  Yes another post today.

A new challenge is beginning at SimplyCreateToo.

Challenge 131 has a theme of


To make this card I used one of my tonic dies cut into the backing card.  I then stamped my sentiment which is from a stamp set by Justrite.  The backing paper was a freebie from a tattered lace magazine.

The flowers are a die from tattered lace cut in yellow and white card layered up and finished off with a blue button.  Flourishes are also a die, I think from sue wilson and all placed on top of my two lots of ribbon.  Finally I finished off with some nuvo tonic pearl drops in the corners.

Why not follow the link HERE to our challenge to enter your own project and also to see what the rest of our design team have chose to showcase.

Thank yo for visiting today.

Floral Doodles


Good morning hope you have had a good August?

I hadn't done much crafting really during August due to one thing and another, although I have been doing my knitting.  Finished a summer top and a cardigan for my Mom, well I have to sew the buttons on but it's almost finished.  I do love knitting but I hate the sewing up.

My post today is for Crafty Girls Creations September Challenge.

Challenge 39 is sponsored by



I have used a digi stamp called Floral Doodles 02 which I chose specifically to be able to use it in Serif Craft Artist.

As you will see I have changed the colour.  The quote is one of my favourites and is actually from a digi kit called 'Born to Shop 2'.

It is such an easy digi to use especially if you want a quick and easy card. 

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

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



Happy 40th Sarah

Good morning.

Our new challenge at Creative-Ladybirds Creations starts today.



Our challenge this month is just for fun, a chance to showcase your project to other crafter's.

For this challenge I have showcased a card I made for a mate a my slimming world class.

I have just received my set of Cosmic Shimmer Carnivals from Phill Martin - namely Tangerine.

I started by spraying a piece of white card with the Ink Spray.  

The dies I have used on this card is: -

Happy Birthday - Sue Wilson
Leaves - Sue Wilson
Tattered Lace alphabet dies

The flower is also a stamp embossed onto vellum. I finished off with some card candy in three of the corners.

Follow the link HERE to our blog to see what our design team have showcased and also to enter your own project.

Thank you for visiting today.

Hope to see you again soon.


Monday, 24 July 2017

Young Marguerite


Good morning.  A new challenge has started at Crafting from the Heart.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -



The digi stamp I have used from our sponsor is called 'Young Marguerite'.

Once I have coloured her in using my copic sketch markers I die cut her using a spellbinders die.

I used a background from my stash made from a mask and Phill Martins Frosty Blossom sparkle texture paste.

The dies I have used for the frames and leaves are all from Sue Wilson.  I stamped my flowers onto vellum using a WOW powder and Chloes Creatives Crafts stamps,

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

We also have a facebook page where you can post your projects and chat to other crafters.

Thank you for visiting today.  Do stop by again.
Take care.





Saturday, 22 July 2017

Mystical Flowers


Good afternoon all.  Hope your Saturday is going well?

I have had a lovely afternoon crafting playing with some new stamps I received from Honey Doo Crafts.

I cut a frame out using my BSC in white card and stamped the medium and small flowers from Mystical Flowers Stamp Set.  The ink pads I used were two Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then coloured the card using a Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ink.

My card is an 8x8 and I embossed another piece of white card 7.75" x 7.75".

I have put a of plain white card across the middle of the frame and then stamped my flowers out on vellum using WOW embossing powder.  My leaves are from Chloe's Creative Crafts and stamped again using WOW powder onto heat resistant acetate.

I finished off the flowers with Tonic Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for visiting today.  See you soon.

Challenge entered

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Flowers from the Heart


Hi folks, what a lovely week off I have had.  Been out with our fur baby Enya for some lovely walks. Yesterday I had a lovely play in my craft room using some new stamps I had received from Honey Doo Crafts.

The flowers I have used are called 'Flowers from the Heart' which I have stamped onto vellum using Graceful Peach embossing powder from Phill Martin.  I then cut them out by hand which I do find therapeutic however I have now ordered the matching dies fro Honey Doo - much easier.

My background was one I made some months ago using a new stencil I bought when I was at Ally Pally in April.  The paste I used, I think, is a clear one which I mixed with the Graceful Peach mica powder.

The dies to make the frame is the noble rectangle ones from Sue Wilson.  The embossed card was Finials embossing folder again from Sue Wilson and it was actually a left over when I have die cut an image using one of the noble oval dies.

Finally I added a sentiment which is a stamp from Tonic.

Well I am off to do some more knitting now - that is my evening occupation.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you soon.

Challenge entered


Monday, 17 July 2017

British Street Party



Good morning all.  Well I am a happy bunny today as I have taken a week off work for my holiday.  We are not going away I am practising for when I retire - LOL.

We also start a new challenge at Crafty Girlz this morning.

This month the theme is
anything goes / with the optional twist of national flag colours.

Yes you may have guessed I have used red, white and blue as those are the colours for the national flag of Britain. 

I have created this in Serif Craft Artist using a free digi kit called 'British Street Party'.

To enter your own project and to see more designs from our team follow the link HERE.

Thank you for visiting today.  See you soon I hope.

Take care.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Emmi Loo - A Poppy For You


Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend? I have to admit I found the weather much more to my liking, dry and cooler.  I really can't take the heat anymore which surprises me because I was a right little sun baby but as I have got older I much prefer the cooler weather.  Yes I know some of you will be shouting at me and I am sorry but those power surges...........

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

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I have chosen to use the digi stamp 'Emmi Loo - A Poppy for You'.

I have used the following alcohol markers: -
Graphmaster
Skin = 26 | 27 | 29
Hair = WG2 | WG4 | WG5

Copics
Poppy = R46 | R59
Dress = R81 | R83 | R85

The dies I have used are Sue Wilsons Pierced Oval Dies and Pierced Rectangle Dies from the Noble range.

The flowers have been stamped onto vellum using a stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards called 'Pretty Flowers' and WOW embossing powders also from Chloe's range.

The embossing folder is one from Sue Wilson's A4 range and I have finished off the card using Tonic nuvo sparkle drops.

To enter your own project into our challenge and to see more designs from the rest of our team follow the link HERE.

Don't forget we also have a Facebook Page too.

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

Take care.

Friday, 7 July 2017

From This Day Forward



Good morning all. Hope you are all well. I love Friday's as it is my first day of the weekend and hopefully will get some crafting done this weekend.

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


Challenge 129 has a theme of
WEDDING

For my post today and following the challenge I have designed a 6x6 card in Serif Craft Artist 2.

I used a digi kit called 'From this day forward'.

I have also included the insert too which I have kept simple.


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

Thanks for visiting.

Take Care.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Daisy May with a Flower



Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend?  I have to admit mine wasn't so good this weekend as my darling husband managed to pass his cold onto me.  Luckily it stayed as a head cold but it was still pretty miserable.  Still getting better now and I did manage some crafting - took my mind off my runny nose etc.

We have a lovely new challenge beginning today at Get Creative.

Challenge 60 has a theme of 'Clean and Simple.

For this challenge we have three sponsors: -




I have chosen to use a digi stamp from Angie's Digital Stamps called 'Daisy May with a Flower'

I chose this image because I thought it could be used for loads of occasions.  Although I have done a birthday it could also be used for , thank you/sympathy/thinking of you cards too.  Very versatile.

I have coloured Daisy May in using my copic sketch markers and then fussy cut her out.

I recently received my carnival collection from the lovely Phill Martin in tangerine so was keen to use that.  I have used all white card and used the tangerine colour cloud to colour the mat and to stencil the sentiment.  The stencil was also a Phill Martin one.

To see more ideas and images from all our sponsors and to enter your own 'Clean and Simple' project into our challenge just follow the link HERE.

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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

A Sparkling Dress


Good morning again.

I need to tell you about the new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations beginning today.

This months challenge is 
Just for fun no prize given.

My card today is one I so enjoyed making, not that I don't enjoy my card making but you know some cards you are pleased with and some you sit back and think 'Yes I love that one'?

The dress is a stamp from Creative Expressions using white embossing powder.

Flowers are also stamped using white embossing powder and are from Chloe Creative Cards, I do so love Chloe's flower stamps.

The embossing folder is an 8x8 one but I can't remember which company it is from sorry.

To see more ideas from the rest of our design team follow the link HERE to our blog and where you can enter your own project.

Thank you for visiting again today.