Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A birthday card for 2011

The birthday list for 2011 has started, and I have made this for a friend in England.
I followed a sketch from Polka Doodles for their challenge, and used a hand coloured image
their challenge is to 'Cut it out"
and Anything Goes at

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Cuttlebug embossing

I just love this Christmas tree folder - I have used it with vellum and lightly coloured the raised surface. I attached it to my card with peel off photo corners, which I coloured to match and also added some small gems to decorate the tree
 I am entering it at
for their latest challenge

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A little Christmas wreath

Th Craft Barn have a challenge going to make an embellishment from one of the samples on their blog.
I have chosen to make this lovely wreath as shown by Chris Dark. I have changed it a little as I didn't have quite the same equipment, but still pleased with the result. I am sure my wee granddaughter will want to make some as well, when she comes to stay next week

Tim's Tags

This is my version of one of the 12 tags of Christmas. I am entering it at
and use 3 colours (red, green, cream) at

Monday, 6 December 2010

A lovely sketch

I really enjoyed doing this sketch I chose to use one of my Penny Black stamps, 3867K Constellations. It is one of my favourites. I stamped it on a textured card and layered it over a piece of scrapbooking paper from my stash. The flowers are punched and tinted slightly.
I can enter this at the Simon Says Stamp challenge as it is their sketch
and another entry for not stamping on white at
using the colour turquoise at
They have a lovely prize from

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Makes a change from Christmas cards

I have used a textured card as the base. The top section is a mottled pink which I have stamped with Plum Archival Ink and PB 2642K Daisy Pattern. Finished off with ric-rac braid, a crocheted flower with a gem in the centre, and a happy birthday peeloff
 I can enter the following challenges :-
stamp on anything but white at

Anything at
Birthday at

Friday, 3 December 2010

A cute little Christmas tree

This great easel card template is available from the online magazine at Cardmaking Paradise - which has a really fun forum that I am a member of.
Sara  has a wonderful  range of templates for some really great cards.
I am entering the following challenges  -  Christmas at 
Not square or rectangle at
                                                      Festive with glitter at

Birthday time

A very simple card - embossed background, white lace down the side, a pink bow, a pink embossed Happy Birthday, and a little touch of pink chalk on the edges.
This is for
for their first birthday (go and try their blog hop)
white with a splash

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sunday, 7 November 2010

One for the boys

I haven't done a man's card for a wee while, so when I saw the challenge at
I was inspired to use this stamped image with the red background embossed with the c/b and a piece of ribbon attached with staples.
I can also enter at I used embossing     'red'      mens/boys cards      dry embossing

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Mostly white!

This card looks so elegant IRL!
I have embossed with my C/B and used a piece of this lovely cameo paper to set into the centre. Finished off with some embosed ribbon tied in a bow. It could be used for a wedding or engagement card.
I am entering the following challenges- all white at
clean and simple at

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Autumn Colours again

I just love the colours of Autumn - they blend together so well.
For this card I have printed a digi quote on to a mottled card and sponged the edge with distress ink. I have punched out the flowers and leaves, and ran the darker flowers through my cuttlebug to give a texture. The two green flourishes were also cut with the c/b. I hope you like it.
I am entering the following challenges
for Autumn colours
for Autumn colours
'punch em'

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

and yet another

I quickly made this card after work today and quite pleased with how it has turned out. I printed the vintage image to layer on to the rest of the elements. I am entering in
for their vintage challenge.
for their 'freebie' challenge
for their Christmas challenge

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Purple Christmas

Another C card to add to the pile. This one is based on a recipe from 
for their chllenge. I have used circles, 2 papers and 3 ribbons
I can also enter at
Anything goes.
Christmas theme

Sunday, 17 October 2010

More for Christmas

Here is a cute little guy all ready to throw his snowball.
I have stamped snowflakes on the card and used 2 papers for the stripe. Have enbellished with 3 snowflake peel-offs, a Merry Christmas peel-off, 3 tiny blue bling stars and of course a tiny pompom for the snowball.
I can enter the following challenges
Simon Says Christmas with 3 embellishments, 2 dp's and one image
Christmas Stampin Christmas
Quixotic Challenges Christmas is coming

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Christmas is coming- - -

- - - so I need to make a concentrated effort with my Christmas cards.
I cut this one with my nesties and then embossed with a sizzix folder.
Smooshed it with a green tea ink pad, added some Christmas ribbon, a recycled message, and a glittered star. I can enter the following challenges
  Crafty Cardmakers   anything but square
Christmas Stampin   Christmas
Quixotic Challenge   Christmas is coming
Inky Impressions   Anything goes

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Teddy Bear Time

My scanner has not behaved very well with the colour of the bear - his face is not as dark IRL.
I printed him from a CD and coloured with copics and water-colour pencils. Finished off with a gingham bow and some wee mauve flowers.
I am entering in
Just Cute Bears   - Baby Card
Craft Your Days Away   - Babies

Look what I have won

This is the lovely prize I recieved from Shelly at My Creative Rumblings.
Thanks Shelly - they will be very useful

Sunday, 3 October 2010

A little piece of jewellery bling

This pretty card uses three different stamps, an odd earring, a punched flower, and a matching piece of lace trim.
I am entering it in the following challenges
Southern Girls   - recycled jewellery

Incy Wincy - anything goes

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Autumn Colours

This card started off to be something totally different, but after I had made the background I knew it had to be an Autumn card. I ran the card through the cb and then swiped ink to highlight the design, then ran through with a different folder and coloured it again. The quote is a digi which I printed on to cream metallic card, and finished off with a flower and brad.
There are quite a few Autumn challenges on at the moment.

Stamp Challenges 
Creative Cards Crew 
Everybody Art 
Paper Sundaes 
FabnFunky using a quote

Friday, 24 September 2010

Another Christmas card

Sorry for the crooked scan - I don't know what happened there. I have coloured this lovely digi with copics, and used a little glitter on the 'white fur'
I am entewring the following challenges
Simon Says - sketch
 Secret Crafter - anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma - Anything

A Lovely Sketch

I needed some new birthday cards, so sat down yesterday and had a play around. I have used the lovely sketch from Sketch and Stash and also used some new red pearls, which toned in nicely. I used a cuttlebug die for the handmade flowers.
I am entering in the following challenges
Sketch and Stash #44
Tuesday Morning Sketches (handmade flowers)
Charisma (Anything goes)

Monday, 20 September 2010

Playing with Alcohol Inks

I have not had these inks long and was keen to have a play with them. I used a shiny card, and after applying the ink, I ran it through the c/b, rounded the corners, and attached to a d/l card. The little tag says Thank you, and can be taken out of the vellum pocket. Finished off with some punched flowers and added some 'bling' to their centres.
I am entering the following challenges.
Crafty Cardmakers - alcohol inks
Simon Says Stamp Challenge   - Move it (the tag comes out)
Secret Crafter  a>  - Anything goes
A Spoonful Of Sugar   - Anything goes

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

My first 'C' card for this year

Making a start on my Christmas cards, this cute snowman digi is coloured with Sakura glaze pens, and watercolours. He is layered on to spotty paper, then striped and then plain green. The stripes and spots are printed on my computer. I am entering the following challenges:-

Southerngirls challenge - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - lets go dotty
Stamp Challenges - spots and stripes
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Crafty Sentiments 'digi'  (The snowman is one of their digi's) Thanks

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Autumn Leaves

This is something that I haven't done for a while - using peel-offs!!!
However it fitted in with the following challenges

Crafty Cardmakers - clean and simple
The Secret Crafter - clean and simple

A sweet little girl

This is the lovely image I chose as my prize in a challenge recently. I have layered her on 3 different papers and glittered her wings, as well as the butterfly wings. I also added some sparkly gems across the middle. I am entering in the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - glitter and sparkle
Incey Wincey designs - Celebrations
FabnFunky - whateva

Saturday, 4 September 2010

On a musical note....

I love this musical digi and it is perfect for this challenge.
I printed it on to some kraft card and lightly watercoloured parts of it. The image was then layered on to a cream card which I ran through my cuttlebug and highlighted it with a Vanilla ink pad. Then tied some crochet cotton around and layered again onto a cream base card.
I am entering it in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp and Show   ---Layers
The Stampman Challenges    ---Musical
Your Next Stamp    ---Anything Goes

My new stamp

For this card I have used a stamp that I won as part of a prize from  The Stampman. I have mounted it on some lovely old lace from my stash, and decorated it with Prima flowers and pearls.
I can enter it in the following challenges
Simon Says ---Pearls and lace
The Stampman ---Musical

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Max's birthday

I have made this card for Max's birthday - he quite likes playing computer games!!
I am entering it in the challenge at
Donna's Den as they wanted a 3d card. This one has seven layers.

Plain and simple

Unfortunately the scan does not show this up very well. I have used my Penny Black 'birds on wire' stamp and outlined the layer with the same colour.
This is for the challenge over at
Totally Papercrafts where they are looking for plain and simple.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

A Joyful Ride

Over at There's Magic In The Air the challenge is to use this delightful digi and also a punch. I have used my scallop punch to make the flower

Thursday, 26 August 2010


This is most certainly something very different for me. The challenge over at
Simon Says Stamp and Show   is for something Tim Holtz inspired.
I rescued a piece of corrugated cardboard to use as a base, which I tore bits off. Then used distress inks rubbed in to the card. The wings were an experiment on their own, as I kept adding more paint and embossing powder until I got something that I liked. The flower was made with my new spellbinders scalloped circles, and the watch face came from an old watch that would not work any more. I have yet to figure out a way to hang it.
I can also enter this at
Craft Your Passion as I have used a hand made flower.
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog
as I have used something old and something new

Sunday, 22 August 2010

second today

This is the second spotlight card that I made - slightly different style than the previous one.
I will enter it in the same challenges
Craftycardmakers 'spotlight'
Craft your passion Anything goes

New cards today

This is the first of the spotlight cards that I made this week. I have not tried this before, but quite pleased with the finished effect.
The sentiment stamp is by Darkroom Door.

I can enter it in the following challenges
Craftycardmakers 'spotlight'
Craft your Passion 'anything goes

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

What's new pussy-cat!!

Now isn't he a cute cat with such a curly tail?
I stamped him on a nestie rectangle and coloured his pattern with Sakura pen.
The Happy Birthday is a peelcraft which I coloured black, and the paw print was done with a punch. I smudged the edges with orange to make it stand out a little.
I am entering in the following challenges
Charisma Something with a tail
Crafty Cardmakers Joy's recipe - (punch, yellow/orange, and animal)
OLLCB birthday

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Second post today

The idea for this card I cased from the place I go to for coffee morning/class periodically. I have used one of my new stamps which I am finding very versatile. I would like to enter it in challenge #2 at
The Stampman Challenges
which was to use 2 colours  (teal and silver)