Sunday, February 22, 2015


I am slowly getting back into cardmaking again, and had a little play this afternoon.
I cut a circle card, and applied some DP to the front. I then layered a band across, added a diecut flourish, a felt flower with a tiny button, and stamped the birthday message in a toning colour. Both DP's and the card for the flourish were from my snippets box

Sweet Stamps - Happy Birthday
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - snippets
                                                                    Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a                                                                       sentiment
                                                                    Whimsy - use a sentiment

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I have been away on holiday, so my blog has been very neglected!
For this card I used a damask style dp on the background, and a piece of brown dp, which I embossed and rubbed with Treasure Gold. I cut the Eiffel tower on my Cameo, and also added a snippet left over from my "Bonjour" pad.
  I would like to enter this in
Pixie's Playground

Happy Valentines Day. Did you all get some lovely flowers?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birds on a wire

I was having a tidy up in my stamp drawers and came across this one which I haven't used for some time.  I needed to make a birthday card, so found a snippet of the jade paper in my scrap box, used a piece of it for the layering, and stamped on the remaining piece for the vertical strip. I have used a peel-off for the message which I coloured with a black Sharpie

I can enter this at Scribble and Scrap for anything goes, and also share it in the playground at Pixie's Place

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Today's card uses a lovely Kaiser image that I bought recently, and this is the first time I have used it. I stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' onto DP from "One Moment in Time' I have sponged the edges with DI walnut stain, and used copics for the colouring. The lamps are highlighted with 'Wink of Stella' pen The bow is made from a muslin bandage, and the flower has been re-assembled with a brad added.
Craft Stamper - take a stamp
Paper Creators Crafts - anything goes
Vintage Stamping - New Year new stash

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas candle

Here is a lovely glass bowl that I have decorated with blue vinyl snowflakes (cut on my cameo),  holly leaves punched from a snippet of green card, and  edged with a gold pen, and red gems for the berries. I have placed a battery operated tea light in it.

Electic Ellapu - anything but a card
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - a/g
Not Just Cards - a/g
Pixies Playground - use snippets
Southern Girls - festive

Monday, December 15, 2014

Arty reindeer!

The lovely Sara at Cardmaking Paradise (link on my sidebar) designed this cute reindeer, so I just had to make it for my grandchildren. I have cut the base  in a textured brown card, and used some DP for the top layer which I made a little smaller than the base, and sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain DI. I coloured his nose with a red copic, then added some Dimensional Magic to make it nice and shiny. A silver bow around his neck, and some Wink of Stella on his antlers are the finishing touches.

Challenges entered -
Penny Black and More - Special occasions (Christmas)
We do doobadoo - Festive Spirit
Little Claires Designs - Shaped Card
Challenge up Your Life - Christmas, but no Christmas stamp
Pan Pastels - Christmas

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fairy with wings

I was delighted to be asked by Mrs A to be her guest designer for the month of December.
I have chosen to make a 'fairy with wings' card.
The background is from a lovely DP pad by The Scrap Cake, called 'One Moment in Time'
I then stamped the images from the set in black and the stars in the top corner in silver. I stamped the wings again on some pink vellum, and attached them so they stood off the card a little. I finished off with some pink "KindyGlitz" as though she is scattering fairy dust over the flowers. I rounded the corners and layered onto a black card.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Scribble and Scrap  -  Anything goes
Penny Black and More  -  Anything Goes
ALBC  -  Anything Goes